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Literature Companion: Sula By History World
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It is said that Toni Morrison was worried while she was writing “Sula.” She was concerned because the novel mainly focused on a black community for a largely white readership. She wanted... More > to address this issue. She created the Preface. “Sula” was not economically successful because the sales were not high, but it was very well received by literary critics. The book was nominated in 1975 for a National Book Award. It also won the Ohioana Book Award. Most of the reviews were highly positive and it was widely discussed in several study circles in the United States and several other countries. Literature Companion: Sula Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Roots By History World
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“Roots” is believed to be one of the most significant 20th Century work by an American writer. When the book was published for the first time, it remained on top of the New York Times... More > Best Seller List for several weeks. “Roots” was an instant success. Two authors accused Haley of plagiarizing their novels. Harold Courlander, a novelist, said that “Roots” had been plagiarized from his novel “The African” which had been published in 1967. He sued Haley in the court of law. Eventually, both parties agreed to an out of court settlement. Haley later mentioned that some passages in his novel had been copied from Harold’s book, but he said that it was unintentional. Literature Companion: Roots Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: What Is the What By Students' Academy
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Having left Sudan, Valentino came to the United States. While living in the United States, he realized that it was necessary to tell the world his life story. In those days, Deng was attending... More > beginners writing classes at Georgia Perimeter College, but to write his own story he needed a more adept writer because he believed that only a good writer could do justice to his story. Through a friend, Deng met Dave Eggers. In the following one year of their friendship, Deng described his hardships and how he had been tortured in Sudan. Dave Eggers listened to everything very attentively and then started to write it. Literature Help: What Is the What Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Four: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Book One Book Two Book Three Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: Perfume By Students' Academy
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The book was translated into English language by John E. Wood. The novel was the winner of the PEN Translation Prize in the year 1987. The story revolves around a perfume apprentice, Jean-Baptiste... More > Grenouille, in the 18th century France. Grenouille begins to stalk and kill virgins in search of the perfect scent. Eventually, he finds that perfect scent in a young woman named Laure. With his acute sense of smell, Grenouille finds Laure in a secluded private garden in Grasse. Since the novel has extreme inter-textuality, the books has often been both criticized and admired. It has been greatly admired by educated readers. However, the readers may interpret the degree of satire according to their own mental ingenuity. Literature Help: Perfume Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Help: The Misanthrope By Students' Academy
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In this play, the playwright has focused more on character development and nuances than on plot progression. It differs in this respect from most of the plays written by Moliere. When it was first... More > performed, the play was not a commercial success, however, it has survived the time of test and now it is considered as one of the best satirical plays ever written. Before the launching of this play, two other earlier plays written by Moliere had been banned by the French government, so he tried to make the present play more socially acceptable. Literature Help: The Misanthrope 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: Cold Mountain By Students' Academy
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The story has several similarities with the all time great book “The Odyssey” written by Homer. The narrative keeps on shifting between the story of Inman and the story of Ada Monroe,... More > taking the reader back and forth. Ada Monroe is the daughter of a minister who has recently left Charleston and moved to a farm in the rural mountain community called Cold Mountain. W. P. Inman also comes from that community. Inman and Ada come to know each other but only after a brief time of their acquaintanceship Inman goes to the war. He hopes to see Ada again and that is why he eventually deserts the army and takes a very dangerous journey back home. Literature Help: Cold Mountain Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Ordinary People By History World
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Judith Guest initially wanted to write “Ordinary People” as a short story, but when she started writing, she found that she could not stop herself from writing more and more. She began to... More > explore the characters in greater depth. According to Guest, she did not realize that she had written two hundred pages. The story took her three years to write. She eventually left her teaching job and decided to concentrate on finishing her first novel that had begun as a short story. Since she did not have any publishing agent, she sent the manuscript to a publisher, but it was immediately rejected. Another publisher also rejected the book and said that the book did have some satiric bite, but the level of writing was not good enough to sustain interest. Literature Companion: Ordinary People Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Dangerous Liaisons By History World
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“Dangerous Liaisons” is sometimes also described as an amoral story. Since it is an epistolary novel, the entire book is composed of letters which are written by several characters to... More > each other. The most significant are the letters exchanged between Valmont and the Marquise. Through their letters the plot gets momentum. A scandal appeared right after the publication of the novel. Since the novel presents two depraved individuals who lacked any trace of morals it was also seen as a roman a clef. Some of the descriptions in the novel could be linked to the actual individuals in society. On these grounds, there was a scandal. In the preface, it is described how the letters were taken from an actual correspondence. The author did not attempt to dispel this belief. Several questions were raised about the authenticity of the novel.< Less
Literature Companion: The White Devil By History World
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In the opening of the play we are introduced to Count Lodovico. He is banished from Rome on the charges of debauchery and murder. However, his friends come forward to help him and they promise that... More > they will do something for the repeal of his sentence. The Duke of Brachiano develops a very violent passion for Vittoria Corombona. She is the daughter of a noble, but now her Venetian family is impoverished. The Duke loves her although they are both married to other people. Literature Companion: The White Devil Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act I Act II Act III Act IV Act V Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: White Noise By History World
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The story is set in a bucolic Midwestern college ‘The College on the Hill.’ The story revolves around a year in the life of the central character Jack Gladney. He happens to be a... More > professor, a pioneer in his field. Jack Gladney is one of the pioneers in the field of Hitler Studies. He has established himself in top academic circles. He has done so well in the field of Hitler Studies, but he has not taken German language lessons until this year. Literature Companion: White Noise Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Thematic Analysis< Less

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