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  • Faulkner's Short Storiesby James L. Roberts

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1998; US$ 4.95

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Faulkner’s Short Stories explores five of William Faulkner’s psychologically complex narratives: A Rose for Emily, That Evening Sun, Barn Burning, Dry September, and Spotted Horses... more...

  • Shakespeare's Henry IVby James K. Lowers

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1963; US$ 5.99

    This play completes the description of the reign of Henry IV, now ailing, whose son John is still fighting to quell a rebellion. Young Prince Hal, however, is growing up and learns to accept the responsibilities of being king when his father dies. more...

  • Scott's Ivanhoeby Norma Ostrander

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1962; US$ 4.95

    This classic tells a romantic tale of a Saxon knight who returns from the Crusades to be disinherited by the lady Rowena. A romantic tale of danger and chivalry, this is one of the first books in English to deal with issues of race. more...

  • Hardy's Jude The Obscureby Frank H. Thompson

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1966; US$ 5.99

    A sad tale of thwarted love, interrupted dreams, and life complications, Jude The Obscure is a chronicle of poverty and puts a focused eye on social conventions. The book caused such a shock when first published that Hardy gave up fiction entirely, writing only in poetry from that time on. more...

  • Conrad's Lord Jimby James L. Roberts

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1962; US$ 5.99

    This short novel tells the story of a young man looking to find a life in the world of seafarers. Reality invades one's plans, though. By the end, cowardice and inadequacy haunt the protagonist. This is a classic of psychological fiction. more...

  • Defoe's Moll Flandersby Nancy Levi Arnez

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1969; US$ 5.99

    This is a topsy-turvy story of a woman born in prison who led a life of crime and wantonness. Later in life she straightens herself out, grows rich, and lives an honest and penitent life. more...

  • Woolf's Mrs. Dallowayby Gary Carey

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2003; US$ 5.99

    A seemingly routine day is taken apart moment by moment and thought by thought, revealing an influence on Ms. Woolf by Freud and James Joyce. As a society woman makes her way through her day, events, people, and memories intrude, and the web of life that holds this one woman reveals the depths of existence. more...

  • Wilder's Our Townby Gary Carey; Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1965; US$ 4.95

    Take a journey into the daily life of a small town with CliffsNotes Our Town. Meet Thornton Wilder's beloved characters Emily Webb and George Gibb and watch as they experience daily life, fall in love, and face tragedy. What moments of your own life would you choose to live over again if given the chance? You can count on CliffsNotes to... more...

  • Swift's Gulliver's Travelsby A. Lewis Soens; Patrick J. Salerno

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Gulliver's Travels, you follow the adventures of a... more...

  • Dreiser's Sister Carrieby Frederick J. Balling

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1967; US$ 5.99

    A groundbreaking book when it was first published, Sister Carrie is about a young woman who runs to the big city in search of adventure. She finds it aplenty, and her transgressions are numerous. This was one of the books that began the group of writers known as the Realists. more...