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Words of Wisdom: Victor Hugo By Students' Academy
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Victor Hugo is one of the most popular and best known French writers. He was a great poet, novelist, and dramatist. The Romantic Movement can't be described without mentioning Victor Hugo and his... More > contributions. He was also a social campaigner and reformist. He zealously campaigned for social causes such as the abolition of the death penalty. Most of his works present the deep study of the contemporary society. Most of his writings are full of the precocious passion and eloquence. With his wonderful writings, he became the figurehead of the romantic literary movement. Several of his remarks and statements in his writings have become very popular quotations today. The present book includes hundreds of such intelligent lines from Hugo's works. They are sure to enlighten and entertain the prospective readers.< Less
Quick Guide: Everyday Use By College Guide World
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The story is set in the late 1960s. It was the time of great change, particularly for the Black America. They were entering in a new era for themselves through the Civil Rights Movement. The old... More > life of slavery and the aura of sharecropping are very rapidly disappearing. New things are entering the lives of the African farm workers and slaves. The major conflict in the story is the clash between these two worlds. Dee experiences both these worlds. She is against her own heritage for the ideas and rhetoric of the new Black Pride movement. Quick Guide: Everyday Use Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: The Caretaker By Raja Sharma
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“The Caretaker” by Harold Pinter first premiered on 27th of April 1960. The play’s first show was performed at the Arts Theatre Club in London’s West End. It was said to be... More > Harold Pinter’s first important commercial success. It was the sixth of Pinter’s major works for stage and TV. The story of the play revolves around two brothers and a tramp, presenting the confluence of power, allegiance, innocence, and corruption. From London’s West End, the play was transferred to the Duchess Theatre in May 1960. The play ran for 444 performances at the Duchess Theatre. Ready Reference Treatise: The Caretaker 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 Help: The History Boys By Students' Academy
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It is believed that large part of the play is inspired by the playwright’s own youth. It is also inspired by the time he spent in grammar school and the process that he went through to gain... More > access to Oxford. The play made its Broadway debut on 23rd of April 2006 at the Broadhurst Theatre. It proved to be a highly successful play with one hundred and eighty five performances. “The History Boys” received several awards. It also won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New play in the year 2005 and Tony Award for Best Play in 2006. Literature Help: The History Boys Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Words of Wisdom: Stephen Hawking By Students' Academy
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Stephen Hawking, a great scientist and warrior, who continued his pursuit of knowledge in spite of being attacked by motor neuron disease. When he contracted the disease in the year 1963, he was told... More > that he had only two more years to live, but he did not get discouraged and continued his struggle and became a brilliant researcher and Professional Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. There is probably no other scientist who has understood the world and universe in such a beautiful way as Hawking has. The books written by him are full of his scintillating wisdom and knowledge that he willingly shares with others. Several of his remarks, statements, and lines have become very popular quotations. Not only the science students but also common people get to learn a lot from these words of this great man. The present collection includes hundreds of his enlightening lines and quotes which are sure to enlighten the prospective readers.< Less
Words of Wisdom: John Ruskin By Students' Academy
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John Ruskin was a great English critic of art, architecture, and society. He was also a highly gifted painter and a distinctive prose stylist. He was a kind of a Victorian Sage. His effective prose... More > writings were fundamentally aimed at bringing cultural and social change. Ruskin was a great thinker who shared his thoughts freely with his readers and listeners. He was also gifted with exceptional powers of perception and expression. All these virtues enabled him to produce some of the finest prose pieces. The emphatic and precise diction enabled him to convey the message to his readers and listeners. His thought provoking ideas, statements, and remarks were often discussed among the scholars of the time. Several of his statements, remarks, and lines have become very popular quotations. The present collection has hundreds of such enlightening thoughts which are sure to entertain and enlighten the prospective readers.< Less
Words of Wisdom: Leonardo Da Vinci By Students' Academy
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Leonardo da Vinci, the most influential artist and scholar of the Italian Renaissance, will always be remembered is great works "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper." He was not only... More > an artist but also a great inventor, writer, and designer of machines. During his lifetime, he invented hundreds of mechanical devices. His conclusions and inventions were recorded in thirteen thousand pages of notes and drawings. Most of his ideas were mainly theoretical explanations. However, the world learned a lot from them. Being very good with words, he often presented his ideas and thoughts before his friends and others. They used to be highly impressed by his ingenious thoughts. Several of his lines, statements, and remarks are now well known quotations. This book includes hundreds of his thoughts which are not only informative and interesting, but also highly enlightening.< Less
Literature Help: Silence By Students' Academy
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“Silence” is considered as the author’s supreme achievement. It won the Tanizaki Prize in the year 1966. It is also regarded as one of the 20th century’s finest novels. The... More > story is based on the theme of a silent God who accompanies a believer in difficult times. A part of the novel is presented in the form of a letter by the central character. Literature Help: Silence Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: The Good Woman of Setzuan By History World
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The central theme of the play is qualitative goodness. To live a good life, Shen Te has to live under the guise of both Shen Te and Shui Ta. The author seems to be conveying a very important fact... More > that the economic systems determine the morality of a society. The author’s interest in historical materialism is quite evident. Literature Companion: The Good Woman of Setzuan Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Prologue Summary All Scenes Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Words of Wisdom: Swami Vivekananda By Students' Academy
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Swami Vivekananda, a great philosopher, a religious teacher, and a gifted orator, was known as Narendranath Datta in his pre-monastic life. In his young age, he was an excellent musician, very good... More > at studies and gymnastics. He acquired a great knowledge of Western philosophy during his graduation studies in Calcutta University. Vivekananda is said to have been born with a yogic temperament. He began practicing meditation from his early boyhood. He studied the prevailing religions of the world and held long discussions with his teachers and scholars. He is known for his wonderful oratory. Several of his speeches lasted for hours, but the audience continued to listen to him very patiently and with deep interest. The way he presented his thoughts through well composed sentences and witty remarks is unique. Several of his remarks, statements, and sentences are now very well known quotations. The present collection includes hundreds of such enlightening thoughts given by Swami Vivekananda.< Less