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CliffsNotes on Potok's The Chosen

by Stephen J Greenstein

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.CliffsNotes on The Chosen reveals the condition of American Jews living in two cultures, one secular and one religious. In his classic novel, author Chaim Potok is describing not only the lives of the characters but his own life, as well.With this study guide, you'll be able to walk a mile in the shoes of a Jewish American of the 1940s. You'll also gain insight into the life of Potok and historical influences on this novel. Other features that help you study includeCharacter analyses of major playersA character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the charactersCritical essaysReview questions and suggested writing topicsDiscussion of the firm version of the novel and how it compares to the original workClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Rand's Atlas Shrugged

by Andrew Bernstein

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 features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.CliffsNotes on Atlas Shrugged is your guide to author Ayn Rand's masterpiece, an impassioned defense of the freedom of man's mind. She shows that without the independent mind, our society would collapse into primitive savagery.Delve into the post-World War II historical context of Atlas Shrugged and the modern implications of its conclusions. Other features that help you study includeCharacter analyses of major playersA character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the charactersCritical essaysA review section that tests your knowledgeA Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sitesClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Rand's The Fountainhead

by Andrew Bernstein

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 The Fountainhead explores the modern classic that made Ayn Rand famous. The book carried forth the author's anti-communist ideals and conviction that individuals should not allow their lives to be dominated in any way by the beliefs of others.Following the story of architect Howard Roark as he attempts to achieve success on his own terms, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work includePersonal background on the author, including a look at the philosophy she termed "Objectivism"Introduction to and synopsis of the bookIn-depth analyses of a broad cast of charactersCritical essays on the author's writing style and moreReview section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics and practice projectsResourceCenter with books, film and audio recordings, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledgeClassic literature or modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front

by Susan Van Kirk

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 features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.In CliffsNotes on All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque takes you inside the gruesome realities of World War I through the eyes of Paul Baumer, a sensitive teenager and typical infantryman in the German army.This study guide will help you begin to consider how Remarque's views on war might relate to modern-day conflicts. You'll also gain insight into the life and cultural background of the author. Other features that help you study includeCharacter analyses of major playersA character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the charactersCritical essaysA review section that tests your knowledgeA Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sitesClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac

by Larocque Dubose Estelle Dubose

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.

CliffsNotes on Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

by Stanley P. Baldwin

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 features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.CliffsNotes on The Catcher in the Rye introduces you to a coming-of-age novel with a twist. J.D. Salinger's best-known work is more realistic, more lifelike and authentic than some other representatives of the genre. Get to know the unforgettable main character, Holden Caulfield, as he navigates the dangers and risks of growing up.This study guide enables you to keep up with all of the major themes and symbols of the novel, as well as the characters and plot. You'll also find valuable information about Salinger's life and background. Other features that help you study includeCharacter analyses of major playersA character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the charactersCritical essaysA review section that tests your knowledgeA Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sitesClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Hamlet

by Carla Lynn Stockton

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.Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark, but your grades will be sweet when you rely on CliffsNotes on Hamlet as you digest Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece. In this play, Hamlet explores the meaning of life, death, eternity, relationships, hypocrisy, truth, the existence of God, and almost anything else that concerns mankind.Character studies shed new light on Prince Hamlet, his father King Hamlet, the malevolent Claudius, the troubled Ophelia -- and the rest of the cast. You'll also explore the life and times of William Shakespeare, and unlock the play's themes and literary devices. Count on CliffsNotes on Hamlet for detailed summaries and commentaries on every scene to help you appreciate the complexity of the play.Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major playersA character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the charactersCritical essaysA review section that tests your knowledgeClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

by Martha Perry James E. Vickers

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer summaries and 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 Julius Caesar, you follow the dramatic political battles of Rome during the height of the Pax Romanum. Shakespeare pits Caesar against an untold number of conspirators and lets the daggers fly. In the end, who will carry on the rule of the Caesars?This user-friendly guide makes studying a snap -- with visual icons flagging key themes, literary devices, and more. You'll come to understand the overall structure of the play, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study includeShakespeare's background and career highlightsScene-by-scene summariesCharacter analyses of major playersA character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the charactersCritical essaysA review section that tests your knowledgeGlossaries of key words and termsClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Macbeth

by Alex Went

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.Packed with action and vivid portrayal of human relationships, Shakespeare's Macbeth traces the bloody climb to power and tragic ruin of a fate-plagued king. Count on CliffNotes on Macbeth to carry you through the rise and fall of a cast of characters that includes a cruel and ambitious warrior, his wicked wife, and a trio of witches who have wormed their way into audiences' hearts since William Shakespeare first presented their prophecies about 300 years ago.Show your classmates - and your grade-granting teacher - that you're in the know with English literature. You can't miss with scene summaries, plot explorations, language simplification, and insights into the author's life and times. Other features that help you study includeA brief synopsis of the playA character map to help you see relationships among the charactersCritical essays on major themes and stage productionsAn interactive quiz to test your knowledgeEssay topics and practice projectsClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

by Annaliese F. Connolly

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 Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, you explore Shakespeare's greatest tragedy -- the heartbreaking love story of Romeo and Juliet amid the conflict between their two feuding families, the Montagues and the Capulets.This study guide carefully walks you through every twist and turn of Shakespeare's classic by providing chapter summaries and critical analyses of each act and scene of the play. You'll also explore the life and background of the "Bard" himself -- William Shakespeare. Other features that help you study include: Character analyses of major players, A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters, Critical essays, The history of the play's development, as well as its first performance, A review section that tests your knowledge, A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites, Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Shelley's Frankenstein

by Jeff Coghill

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" monster that the good doctor tries to defeat throughout most of the novel.Following the story of an obsessive man whose determination to create a new race of humans produces monstrous results, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work includePersonal background on the author, including career highlightsIntroduction to and synopsis of the bookIn-depth analyses of the principal charactersCritical essays on the book's themes, plots, and moreReview section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topicsResource Center with books, films and other recordings, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledgeClassic literature or modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

by John Gardner

Language and style, summaries and commentaries on Pearl, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

CliffsNotes on Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogy

by Regina Higgins Charles Higgins

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 The Oedipus Trilogy is your ticket to a greater understanding of three tragic dramas from Sophocles. Meet the subject of these plays: Oedipus, the banished king of Greek mythology who killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone are timeless works that continue to captivate audiences even today.This study guide covers all three plays with critical commentaries, summaries, and character analyses -- tools designed to open your eyes to the richness of Sophocles' work. Other features that help you study includeLife and background of the playwright, SophoclesAn introduction to Greek theatreA character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the charactersCritical essays on fate and ritual and transcendence in the Oedipus TrilogyA review section that tests your knowledgeA Resource Center full of books, films, and Internet sitesClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

by Kelly M. Vlcek

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 The Grapes of Wrath explores John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning --and controversial - novel, a work based on the what the author saw for himself as a reporter covering migrant worker camps.Following the story of the Joad family as they travel from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl to California in search of farming opportunities and wealth, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work includePersonal background on the author, including career highlightsIntroduction to and synopsis of the bookIn-depth character analysesCritical essays to take you into the author's personal philosophyReview section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics and practice projectsResource Center with books, films, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledgeClassic literature or modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

by Susan Van Kirk

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Of Mice and Men, you'll meet drifters Lennie and George and recount their peculiar difficulties and unusual bond. The CliffsNotes commentaries, summaries, and character analysis will show you why this sweet, sad, and moving American story is considered to be one of Steinbeck's greatest works. You'll also find Life and background of the author, John Steinbeck A short introduction to the novel A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center with books, Web sites, films, and magazine articles for further study Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Tartt's The Goldfinch

by Abigail Wheetley

CliffsNotes on Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, includes everything you've come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including summaries and analyses of Tartt's sprawling novel. Features of this Lit Note includeFocused summaries of the plot and analysis of important themes, symbols, and character developmentCharacter analyses of major characters, focusing on what motivates each characterBrief synopsis of the novelShort quiz

CliffsNotes on Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit

by Gene B Hardy

Join the journey through Middle-earth in the study guide of these two epic fantasies suggestive of life in medieval days, a classical battle between good and evil and the quest for a magical ring. This guide covers all four volumes of this unforgettable fantasy.

CliffsNotes on Trollope's Barchester Towers

by C. K. Hillegass

This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you've come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works.

CliffsNotes on Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five

by Dennis S Smith

An odd book in that it mixes elements of science fiction with psychological analysis, Slaughterhouse-Five tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, a GI prisoner of war. He time-travels and wanders through a mysterious ether where spatial-temporal relationships are at odds with what we accept as reality.

CliffsNotes on Walker's The Color Purple

by Gloria Rose

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.In CliffsNotes on The Color Purple, you follow the beautiful and difficult story of a shy and abused Southern black woman's struggle to create an identity, a feeling of self-worth, and love. Covering a series of personal letters that span a 40-year period, this study guide shares a story about growth, endurance, loyalty, solidarity, and joy -- all nurtured by the strength of love. You'll gain comfort with the black folk language main character Celie's uses to express herself as you move through critical commentaries on each of the novel's 89 letters. Other features that help you figure out this important work includeLife and background of the author, Alice WalkerAnalyses of a large cast of charactersIntroduction to the novelA review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topicsA selected bibliography that leads you to more great resourcesClassic literature or modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Williams' The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire

by James L. Roberts

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Glass Menagerie & Streetcar Named Desire explores two popular plays, both of which take place in the South and borrow heavily from author Tennessee Williams's own life experiences. Following stories marked by struggle among loved ones, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each scene within the works. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the playwright Introduction to and synopsis of the plays In-depth analyses of the cast of characters Review section that features interactive quizzes and suggested essay topics Selected bibliographies for both playsClassic literature or modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes Police Officer Exam Cram Plan

by Northeast Editing

It's Police Officer Exam Crunch Time! Get a plan to ace the exam--and make the most of the time you have left.Whether you have two months, one month, or even just a week left before the exam, you can turn to the experts at CliffsNotes for a trusted and achievable cram plan to ace the Police Officer Exam--without ever breaking a sweat!First, you'll determine exactly how much time you have left to prepare for the exam. Then, you'll turn to the two-month, one-month, or one-week cram plan for week-by-week and day-by-day schedules of the best way to focus your study according to your unique timeline.Each stand-alone plan includes:Diagnostic test-helps you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your review on the topics in which you need the most help. Subject reviews-cover everything you can expect on the actual written exam in standard police officer exams across the country (including New York City): the verbal component, memorization and visualization, mathematics, and judgment and problem solving. Full-length practice test with answers and detailed explanations-a simulated Police Officer Exam gives you an authentic test-taking experience. Test-prep essentials from the experts at CliffsNotes NORTHEAST EDITING has been creating educational and test-prep content for publishers since 1992. The company's experienced authors, instructors, and editors produce print and online test-prep products for students of all ages.2 months to ace the test...1 month to ace the test...1 week to ace the test!

CliffsNotes Praxis I: PPST, 4th Edition

by Jerry Bobrow

Your guide to a higher score on Praxis I: PPSTWhy CliffsNotes?Go with a name you know and trustGet the information you need--fast!About the Contents:Part I: IntroductionOverview of the testFAQsProven study strategies and test-taking tipsThe computer-based testPart II: Analysis of Exam AreasReadingMathematicsWriting--Multiple-choice and essayPart III: Mathematics ReviewSymbolsTerminologyFormulasArithmeticAlgebraGeometryPart IV: Selective Review of Grammar and UsagePart V: Four Full-Length Practice TestsThree in paper-based formatOne in computer-based formatComplete answers and explanations for all questions

CliffsNotes Praxis II

by Jocelyn L. Paris Judy L. Paris

The book covers three individual Elementary Education tests, all under the Praxis II series: 0011: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment test 0012: Content Area Exercises 0014: Content Knowledge The book includes subject review chapters and a full-length practice test for each subject assessment test.

CliffsNotes Praxis II Education of Exceptional Students (0353, 0382, 0542, 0544), Second Edition

by Judy L Paris

An updated edition of the market-leading guide Subject reviews for each of the four Praxis II Education of Exceptional Students tests covered in the book 6 model practice tests: two 0353 practice tests; two 0542 practice tests; one 0382 practice test; and one 0544 practice test

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