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Literature Companion: The Visit By History World
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“The Visit” by Friedrich Durrenmatt was first performed in 1956 in Zurich. It is a very popular and highly acclaimed tragicomic play. When the play first premiered, the playwright was... More > thirty five years old. Although he was so young, the play brought him international acclaim and innumerable positive reviews. After the enactment of this play, Durrenmatt’s place as a dramatist was cemented. According to the playwright, “The Visit” presents a pessimistic social vision of post-war Europe. It focuses particularly on Switzerland. Literature Companion: The Visit Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Act Three Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Monster By History World
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In the novel, “Monster”, Steve Harmon is also labeled a “Monster.” It is obvious that the novel is highly autobiographical and the author draws most of inspiration from his... More > personal life experiences. In the later years, Myers started working as a construction worker. It is said that he was a very obedient student and he listened to the advice given by his teachers very attentively. While working as a construction worker, he decided that he would sternly follow advice that was given to him by his high school writing teacher. After the completion of his work, every evening, he started writing with complete devotion. He had a kind of zeal to learn and progress. Literature Companion: Monster Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Background and History Chapter Three: Plot Overview Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Complete Summary Chapter Six: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Enduring Love By Students' Academy
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Among the romance novels, McEwan's works have their own distinct place, for they are gripping and page-turner stories. “Enduring Love” by Ian McEwan was first published in 1997. The book... More > was equally admired by both readers and critics. The story revolves around the main character Joe Rose. He happens to be a witness to a horrible balloon accident. After that accident he finds it very difficult to maintain his relationship and comfortable life. Jed Parry is another important character in the novel. It transpires that Joe is the object of Jed Parry’s obsession. Jed Parry suffers from de Clerambault’s Syndrome. The person suffering from this ailment thinks that the person whom he loves is also in love with him. Literature Help: Enduring Love Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Fences By History World
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The play is set in the 1950s. The play is the part of the ten-part Pittsburgh Cycle written by August Wilson. Similar to the other plays written by the playwright, “Fence” also explores... More > the themes of race-relations, evolving African-American experiences, etc. “Fences” received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the year 1987. In the same year, it was also given Tony Award for Best Play. The pay was highly acclaimed by critics, reviewers, and audiences. It is noticeable that “Fences” collected $11 million in the first year of its production. It is a record amount for a non-musical play. The play eventually went on to win four Tony Awards. Literature Companion: Fences Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Black Beauty By Students' Academy
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“Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell was first published in 1877. This English author wrote this novel in the twilight years of her life while she was confined to her house as an invalid. Right... More > from the time of its publication, the novel proved to be a great success. Five months after the publication of the book, Anna Sewell passed away. However, she was satisfied to see her novel being sold and read admirably. More than fifty millions copies of “Black Beauty” have been sold up to date and it is one of the bestselling novels in the history of novel writing. Literature Help: Black Beauty Copyright Chapter One: Introduction and History Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Fallen Angels By History World
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The story gradually reveals the terrible facts of the war and how they reflect upon the minds of the young soldiers who happen to be far from home. There is very clear and precise depiction of... More > careless military leadership and brutal guerrilla resistance. The description of American war crimes is also noticeable and it is witnessed firsthand by young Perry. There is no end to the war and the young soldiers begin to wonder whether they will ever go back home. The story very descriptively presents the scenes of the war and how the young soldiers cope up with the atrocities they witness. Literature Companion: Fallen Angels Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis Chapter Six: Fallen Angels and Modern Times< Less
Literature Help: Homo Faber By Students' Academy
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“Homo Faber” by Max Frisch was first published in 1957. The German title of the novel is “Homo Faber. Ein Bericht.” The novel was first published in German language in... More > Germany. When the book was translated into English, its first English Edition was published in 1959 in England. Walter Faber is the protagonist of the novel. The story is written as a first person narrative. Walter happens to be a successful engineer. He travels throughout Europe and the Americas on behalf of UNESCO. Technology, probability, and logic rule the world view of the protagonist, but a sequence of incredible coincidences challenge his world view. Literature Help: Homo Faber Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Years of Wonders By Students' Academy
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“Years of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks was first published in 2001. The subtitle of the novel is “The Novel of the Plague.” It is said to be one of the internationally... More > bestselling historical novel. The book received huge acclaim and admiration from both critics and reviewers. Most of the reviews were highly positive. The New York Times and Washington Post chose “Years of Wonders” as a Notable Book. As the subtitle of the novel suggests, the story is about the plague, but at the same time it provides a highly striking insight into the treatment which the women received during the 17th century. Literature Help: Years of Wonders Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Introduction to Plot Chapter Three: Plot Overview Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Complete Summary Chapter Six: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: The Rover By Students' Academy
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The play was highly successful and it became an extraordinary example of Restoration comedy. Through that play, Behn earned a fair amount of money. She used to receive the proceeds from the box... More > office every third night. The play dramatically changed her financial situation. One of the major characters, Willmore, who may be a parallel to Charles II or John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, became a very popular character. After the success of this play, the author was greatly inspired to write a sequel to the play. It is said that even King Charles II liked the play ‘The Rover.’ He even had a private showing of the play organized for him. Literature Help: The Rover Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Act Three Act Four Act Five Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Clarissa By Students' Academy
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“Clarissa” is one of the longest novels ever written in the English language. Although the book was first published about three hundred years ago, the book still retains its charisma over... More > readers, critics, and literary scholars. Before it was published as a book, “Clarissa” was released as a series. Its first two volumes were first published in 1747. By the end of 1748 all seven volumes had been published to complete the series. The book was highly acclaimed when it was first published and the author was highly admired by the scholars, reviewers, and critics, but the author was not very pleased with some aspects of the book’s reception. Literature Help: Clarissa Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less

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