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Cliffs Notes - Literature

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  • Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!by James L. Roberts

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner wrote about the conflicts of the human heart. In this book, the reader follows protagonist Henry Sutpen through the vast array of moral and psychological choices that humans encounter in the problematic modern world. This epic story elevated Faulkner to literary giant status. more...

  • Tolstoy's Anna Kareninaby Marianne Sturman

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Anna Karenina delves into the complex web of relationships in Tolstoy’s epic novel. As the characters unfold, this novel draws you into the lives of Karenin, Anna, and others as they struggle... more...

  • Wordsworth's The Preludeby Warren Paul

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background — all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. CliffsNotes on Wordsworth's The Prelude describes the creation of a poet, one who was pivotal in English... more...

  • Jonson's Volpone and The Alchemistby James P. McGlone

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    This concise supplement to Ben Jonson's Volpone and The Alchemist helps students understand the overall structure of the works, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. more...

  • Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderlandby Carl Senna

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 4.95 US$ 2.97

    With a gift for irony, the limerick, and an understanding of children, Lewis Carroll set out to write a book of fantastic entertainment. The story has nothing didactic about it and functions solely as a comedy, making use of fantasy and the burlesque. Although written for children, it is entertaining to adults, too. more...

  • Heller's Catch-22by C. A. Peek

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Catch-22 takes you into this unforgettable novel that is full of satire, exaggeration, grotesque and comic caricatures, and telling allusions. Heller’s main characters are two Jewish boys... more...

  • West's Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locustby Mordecai Marcus

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background — all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. CliffsNotes on West's Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust offers a close look at the painstaking... more...

  • Zola's Nanaby James L. Roberts

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    Zola's heroine Nana is a prostitute in Napoleon III's France for whom rich men give up their fortunes, and poor men their lives, yet Nana squanders fortunes and her life ends in squalor. This concise supplement to Emile Zola's Nana helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social... more...

  • Mann's The Magic Mountainby Herberth Czermak

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background — all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. In CliffsNotes on Mann's Magic Mountain, you follow the journey of Hans Castorp in his search for... more...

  • Dorris' A Yellow Raft in Blue Waterby William C. Roby

    Wiley 2001; US$ 4.95 US$ 2.97

    The national bestseller A Yellow Raft In Blue Water is a fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardships and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of kinship. This concise supplement to Michael Dorris' A Yellow Raft in Blue Water helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations... more...