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Ready Reference Treatise: An Abundance of Katherines By Raja Sharma
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“An Abundance of Katherines” tries to inform the reader through the experiences of Colin. It asks the reader to think about what happens when a person grows up and finds that life is not... More > the way the person had thought it would be. It became a highly popular novel right after its first publication. It began to be sold in large numbers. The book was able to win several prestigious awards. It became very popular particularly among the young adult readers, particularly college students and young working people. Ready Reference Treatise: An Abundance of Katherines Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Writing Style Chapter Five: Complete Summary Chapter Six: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind By Raja Sharma
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The movie is reported to have grossed more than eighty million dollars worldwide after its release on 19th March, 2004. It is said that the story had been written by Kaufman and Gondry with the... More > help of Pierre Bismuth. When the movie was released, it was greatly admired. The film critics praised the acting and writing. The movie won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Winslet was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Ready Reference Treatise: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: The Young Elites By Raja Sharma
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When the author wrote the early drafts, Adelina was presented as an interesting side character, but when the author had a conversation with her book agent, she decided to make Adelina the central... More > character of the novel. The readers had high expectations from the book because they had already read the other books written by Lu. It is a coming-of-age story via romance. The book was admired by critics, scholars, reviewers, and readers. The book is particularly popular among its young adult readers. Ready Reference Treatise: The Young Elites Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: The Bonfire of the Vanities By Raja Sharma
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The author had initially thought of writing the book as a serial as Charles Dickens used to write in his time. The book was divided into 27 installments in Rolling Stone. Before being published in... More > the form of a complete book, the author had revised it several times. When it was first published, it became an instant bestseller. The success was really phenomenal. Although Wolfe had already written some other books, the success of this book was incomparable. It is often said to be the quintessential novel of the 1980s. The biting satire and the piercing criticism of the society during the presidency of Ronald Reagan make it one of the most widely read book. Ready Reference Treatise: The Bonfire of the Vanities Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Background, Title, and Writing Style Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Complete Summary Chapter Six: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Tuesdays With Morrie By Raja Sharma
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In the year 2007, a new edition of the book was published. The story is based on the real life relationship between the author and Morrie Schwartz, the author’s college professor. Mitch... More > mentions that Morrie was one of Mitch’s favorite professors in college. On the day of his graduation, Mitch had gifted Morrie with a briefcase and made a promise to keep in touch. However, with the passage of time, things begin to change and Morrie and Mitch drifted apart and communication between the two ceased. It is a highly admirable piece of literature that tells a lot about student professor relationship and the relationship in general in academic environment. Ready Reference Treatise: Tuesdays with Morrie Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Up from Slavery By Raja Sharma
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Having been educated, Washington started establishing vocational schools, among which The Tuskegee Institute in Alabama is the most notable. He worked day and night to help the black people and the... More > other underprivileged people to learn useful and marketable skills to raise themselves in the society. In the present book, the author also describes the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who had helped him in educating the blacks and Native Americans. Ready Reference Treatise: Up From Slavery Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Under the Feet of Jesus By Raja Sharma
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The Latino workers live and work in a beautiful landscape, but they have to go through several hardships. The novel describes their loves, their friendships, and their family relations. As the story... More > progresses, the love between Estrella and Alejo unfolds. The novel has an omniscient narrator. The viewpoint is limited. The narrator keeps entering and coming out of the consciousness of the main characters in the novel. Through this technique, a reader can view characters’ motivations. The author explains that she has tried to present the story as the characters of the novel happen to have told her. Ready Reference Treatise: Under the Feet of Jesus Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Tropic of Capricon By Raja Sharma
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“Tropic of Capricon” is a prequel to “Tropic of Cancer” that was published in 1934. The story is set in New York in the 1920s. Henry V. Miller, the narrator of the novel works... More > in the personal division of the Cosmodemonic Telegraph Company. The author, Miller, had also spent time in New York while working for the Western Union Telegraph Company. The narrator’s experience in the novel parallels the authors own time in New York. Although the narrator of the novel shares the author’s name, Henry Miller, “Tropic of Capricon” is definitely a work of fiction. Ready Reference Treatise: Tropic of Capricon Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Tropic of Cancer By Raja Sharma
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The book remained banned in the United States for many years. Eventually, the ban was lifted in the year 1961. Elmer Gertz, a lawyer, a close friend of Henry Miller, fought the case and defended the... More > publication of “Tropic of Cancer” in Illinois. He won the case and the ban was lifted. Although there was no ban on the publication after the court ruling, there were many people who were against Henry Miller and they tried their best to stop his books. However, the book continued to carry the official label ‘obscene.’ It is said that the police in Chicago even intimidated the book shopkeepers and bookstores who decided the book ‘Tropic of Cancer.’ The publisher, Grove Press, had to fight sixty cases to protect the book during 1961. Ready Reference Treatise: Tropic of Cancer Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: The Testing By Raja Sharma
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When the book was published, there were several other dystopian novels in the market, but “The Testing” stood out because of its writing style. The author has approached the dystopian... More > genre from a new point of view. The author had seen violent competition among the students in her own life when they competed to get admitted to reputed colleges and universities. She has based the story on the idea of fierce competition in the field of education. The book was immediately listed on the VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers. It is a highly popular book among its young adult readers. Ready Reference Treatise: The Testing Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less