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Cliffs Notes - Literature

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  • Baldwin's Go Tell It on the Mountainby Sherry Ann McNett

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.99 US$ 3.49

    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 Go Tell It on the Mountain explores the Great Migration,... more...

  • Cisneros' The House of Mango Street & "Woman Hollering Creek" and other storiesby Mary Patterson Thornburg

    Wiley 2001; US$ 4.99 US$ 3.49

    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. This concise supplement to Cisneros' The House on Mango Street & Woman... more...

  • Clark's The Ox-Bow Incidentby Clyde Burkholder

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    The Initial response of the critics to The Ox-Bow Incident was that here, at last, was the classic western cowboy novel: His motive for writing The Ox-bow Incident was largely personal. He wanted to recreate, for his own psychological satisfaction, a nineteenth-century American West in its true dimensions, and to see what kind of story would... more...

  • Thackeray's Vanity Fairby Mildred R. Bennett

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    This satirical novel of manners will fascinate the careful reader. The story of the various fortunes of two women in 19th-century England is filled with sly irony and tongue-in-cheek humor, yet it offers the leisurely reader a chance to find subtle meanings. more...

  • Anderson's Winesburg, Ohioby Ann R. Morris

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    A moving narrative about the lives of inarticulate men and women in small-town America, Winesburg, Ohio is an exposé of that town's moral decay in the face of industrialization, isolation, and frustration. more...

  • Malamud's The Assistantby Mordecai Marcus

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1972; 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 Malamud's The Assistant, you follow the noble yet bitter life of the owner... more...

  • Forster's A Passage To Indiaby Norma Ostrander

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1964; US$ 4.95 US$ 2.97

    This novel puts colonialism under the microscope and examines racism in India during the period of English colonization. Forster gives us a tale of a rare friendship and the delicate threads that keep it alive - or allow it to fall apart. This concise supplement to E.M. Forster's A Passage to India helps students understand the overall structure of... more...

  • Lewis' Babbittby Gary Carey

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1964; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    Shooting arrows at American business and the ethic of self-advancement, Lewis gives us Babbitt , a social-climbing, hopelessly middle-class oaf. By skewering the borgeousie, Babbitt gives us social criticism and a new type of character that reappears in American arts and letters. more...

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

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1971; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    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...

  • Faulkner's Short Storiesby James L. Roberts

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1998; US$ 4.95 US$ 2.97

    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...