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Cliffs Notes - Literature

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  • Ellison's Invisible Manby Durthy A. Washington

    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. With CliffsNotes on Invisible Man, you accompany a young black man in... more...

  • King Henry IVby William Shakespeare; Michael McMahon; Sidney Lamb

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2000; US$ 9.99

    In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete King Henry IV, Part 1 follows the play's alternating comic and serious... more...

  • Plato's Republicby Thomas Thornburg

    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. Considered to be one of the three greatest philosophical tomes of all... more...

  • Shelley's Frankensteinby Jeff Coghill

    Wiley 2011; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format. CliffsNotes on Frankenstein digs into Dr. Victor Frankenstein's scientific creation, a "hideous and gigantic"... more...

  • Shakespeare's Sonnetsby Carl Senna

    Wiley 2001; US$ 5.99

    Numbering more than 150, Shakespeare's sonnets have contributed significantly to discussions of the elusive character of the Bard. While most of the poems are addressed to a young man, others invoke the renowned Dark Lady. Each sonnet is interpreted, focusing on language particular to the poem, as well as on how the sonnet form furthers meaning. In... more...

  • Dickens' Bleak Houseby Salibelle Royster; Robert Beum

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 5.99

    A large book of much variety, it combines romance and realism and resembles more than one fictional genre. The story is partly an adolescent's initiation into the adult world, partly a romance, and partly a murder mystery. It is also a novel of social criticism and the inhumanity of the law. more...

  • Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalismby Leslie Perrin Wilson

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 12.99

    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. CliffsNotes on Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism explores in depth,... more...

  • Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, Love's Labour's Lost & The Two Gentlemen of Veronaby Denis M. Calandra

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1982; US$ 4.95

    In this fast-paced farce, the plot and characters become tangled up in confusion until the grand unraveling in the last scene. Mistaken identities and misfortunes end on a note of joy, as wrongly condemned prisoners are freed and lovers are paired off. more...

  • Rostand's Cyrano de Bergeracby Estelle DuBose; LaRocque DuBose

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1971; US$ 5.99

    This is the famous 19th-century play about a great swordsman and poet with the unseemly large nose. Although he is feared by opponents, he cannot court the woman of his dreams, except through anonymously sent poems, which makes for a romantic and adventurous tale. 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...