Описание: CliffNotes on A Farewell to Arms provides detailed historical perspective on Ernest Hemingway's thought-provoking classic of American Literature that presents the ugly truth about war alongside heartbreaking realities of love. Chapter-by-chapter plot summaries with thematic commentaries and insightful character analyses explore the growth of the antiheroic narrator, Lieutenant Henry, from a rakish, indifferent soldier into a mature man capable of real love for the worldly-wise Catherine Barkley. Find out how Hemingway's own experiences as a World War I ambulance driver on the Austro-Italian front and his romance with a Red Cross nurse formed the basis of this tale of desertion and reunion; then read critical essays that establish Hemingway's position as a major influence on twentieth-century literary fronts.
Описание: Shakespeare wrote this romantic comedy to show that "love hath no law but his own." The story of young lovers being toyed with by forest sprites is purely an entertaining fantasy, neither realistic nor tragic, and a popular drama the world over. This concise supplement to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream helps students understand the overall structure of the play, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author.
Описание: This guide to Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" aims to help students understand the structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the perspectives of the author. Swift sets out to lampoon the conceits and puffery of people with stories of abominable behaviour.
Автор: Nikki Moustaki Название: CliffsNotes on Orwell`s 1984 ISBN: 0764585851 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764585852 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 961 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: If your latest assignment has you so confused that you're actually beginning to think that 2 + 2 does equal 5, then let CliffsNotes on 1984 help you navigate the tumultuous waters of George Orwell's dystopian world of Oceania. The expert commentaries and critical analyses in this study guide will help you decipher the Doublethink and Newspeak of what is possibly the most complicated socio-political novel ever written. Character studies of protagonist Winston Smith, his ally and love interest Julia, his nemesis O'Brien, and Big Brother himself give you insight into what it might be like to live in such an oppressed society, and the CliffsNotes Review and Resource Center will provide you with valuable tools for getting the most out of Orwell's classic novel.
Автор: Andrew Bernstein Название: CliffsNotes on Rand`s Atlas Shrugged ISBN: 0764585568 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764585562 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 1236 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Who is John Galt? This famous rhetorical question rings through Ayn Rand's best-selling novel as the people's anthem of despair in depressed economic times. Set in the future, the novel follows capitalist magnates as they battle looters, strikers, and the impending ruin of the United States' economy. The romantic and intellectual relationship between Dagny Taggart, the heroine, and John Galt, whose identity as the leader of the strike is eventually revealed, carries the novel to its climax. This novel, controversial when it first appeared in 1957, purports Rand's objectivist philosophy that the individual is free to pursue his or her own happiness without bowing to God or society. Objectivism in action upholds full laissez-faire capitalism as the only philosophy that can protect humankind's freedom to think, to be inventive, and to live productively.
Описание: Each of these stories deals with the "dark side" of the human character. Heart of Darkness is a journey up the Congo River to where an ivory agent, Kurtz, mentally disintegrates into a grotesque creature. The Secret Sharer is about a murderous captain who is tragically alienated from other people.
Автор: Karin Jacobsen Название: CliffsNotes on Bronte`s Jane Eyre ISBN: 0764585894 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764585890 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 824 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This novel echoes the romantic conventions of the Victorian era at the same time that it recounts many incidents of Bronte's own life. The character of Jane, a young governess who falls in love with her mysterious employer, is a beacon of virtue and integrity against the wiles of life.
Описание: Painting a picture through plots, rather than developing characters through dialogue, Charles Dickens took a turn away from his typical style with A Tale of Two Cities. CliffNotes on A Tale of Two Cities takes you deep into this prime piece of English literature with plot summaries, characters analyses, glossaries, and background about Dickens' motivation for writing a richly detailed account of the best of times and the worst of times. Polish your knowledge of England and France in the late eighteenth century as you take a shine to a story told about economic distress, social unrest, and emerging rights of people -- revolutionary ideas for any age!
Описание: Miller's most famous play, it is the story of the American Dream gone awry when a small man is destroyed by society's false value Death of a Salesman won the Pulitzer Prize in 1949 and continues to shine on stages throughout the world even today.This concise supplement to Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman helps students understand the overall structure of the play, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author.
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