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CliffsNotes on Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God

by Megan E. Ash

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 Their Eyes Were Watching God, you discover the work of one of the 20th century's first African-American female authors - Zora Neale Hurston. In the novel, Janie Crawford returns to her hometown in Florida and relates to her friend Pheoby the tragic story of her 40-year search for love and respect.Chapter summaries and commentaries take you through Janie's journey, and critical essays give you insight into the novel's themes and structure, as well as Hurston's use of figurative language and dialect. Other features that help you study includeCharacter analyses of the main charactersA character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the charactersA section on the life and background of Zora Neale HurstonA 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 Huxley's Brave New World

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 features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.The new world in CliffsNotes on Brave New World is not a good place to be. Readers have used the word "dystopia," meaning "bad place," to describe Huxley's fictional world.But your experience studying this novel won't be bad at all when you rely on this study guide for help. Meet John the Savage and enter Huxley's witty and disturbing view of the future. 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 Huxley's Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

by Warren Paul

Study notes on Aldous Huxley's novels about a potential future.

CliffsNotes on Krakauer's Into the Wild

by Adam Sexton

The CliffsNotes study guide on Krakauer's Into the Wild supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Into the Wild. Reading a literary work doesn't mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Krakauer's Into the Wild. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Krakauer's Into the Wild, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

CliffsNotes on Locke's Concerning Human Understanding

by Charles H. Patterson

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 Machiavelli's The Prince

by Stacy Magedanz

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 The Prince, you explore the Italian Renaissance in Florence in the late 1400s and early 1500s, during which Machiavelli was a statesman who took a special interest in observing the distinct intelligence that made certain rulers successful. In a nutshell, The Prince is an analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power. It remains one of the definitive statements of power and control and is based on what Machiavelli saw, not what he felt or imagined.This study guide carefully walks you through The Prince by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the book. You'll also explore the life and background of the author. Other features that help you study includeA list of people the book exploresGlossaries in each chapter to define new termsCritical essays about topics like the vilification of Machiavelli and free willA review section that tests your knowledgeA ResourceCenter with books, magazine articles, and Web sites for more studyClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Miller's The Crucible

by Jennifer L. Scheidt Denis M. Calandra

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.CliffsNotes on The Crucible takes you into Arthur Miller's play about good and evil, self-identity and morality.Following the atmosphere and action of the Salem witch trials of the 1600s, this study guide looks into Puritan culture with critical commentaries about each act and scene. Other features that help you figure out this important work includeLife and background of the authorIntroduction to the playCharacter web and in-depth analyses of the major rolesSummaries and glossaries related to each actEssays that explore the author's narrative technique and the play's historical settingA review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics and practice projectsA Resource Center for checking out details on books, publications, and Internet resourcesClassic literature or modern-day treasure -- you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Nicholas Spark's The Notebook

by Rich Wasowski

Get the most from Nicholas Sparks' The Notebook with CliffsNotes--the original study guides. Whether you've read the novel countless times or are a newcomer to Nicholas Sparks' work, this book is the perfect study guide companion to The Notebook. You'll fall in love with the story of Noah and Allie in a new way through the valuable insight and trusted guidance of CliffsNotes. Inside, you'll get: An author interview and comments throughout by Nicholas Sparks. * Author background. * Introduction to the novel. * List of characters. * Summaries and commentaries. * Character analyses. * Insight on underlying themes and Sparks' style and language. * Critical essays.

CliffsNotes on O'Brien's The Things They Carried

by Jill Colella

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 The Things They Carried, you discover Tim O'Brien's powerful and innovative novel about the experiences of foot soldiers during and after the Vietnam War. Drawing largely on his own experiences during the war, the author creates a fictional protagonist who shares the author's own name, and allows this fictional "Tim O'Brien" to relate disturbing war stories as he creates an indictment against the wastefulness of war. Chapter summaries and commentaries take you through Tim O'Brien's very personal journey. Critical essays give you insight into the novel's historical context, the novel's narrative structure, and the theme of loss of innocence. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of Tim O'Brien A review section that tests your knowledge A 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 Orwell's 1984

by Gilbert Borman Nikki Moustaki

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 1984 introduces you to the modern world as imagined by George Orwell, a place where humans have no control over their own lives, where nearly every positive feeling is squelched, and where people live in misery, fear, and repression.Orwell's vision of the future may be grim, but your understanding of his novel can be bright thanks to detailed summaries and commentaries for every chapter. 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 Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country

by Eva Fitzwater

Cry, the Beloved Country is a beautifully told and profoundly compassionate story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set in the troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s. This concise supplement to Paton's Cry, The Beloved Country helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characters and the social and cultural perspective of the author.

CliffsNotes on Plath's The Bell Jar

by Jeanne Inness

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 Plato's The Republic

by Thomas Thornburg

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 time, The Republic is Plato's account and interpretation of Socrates' ideas about life, meaning, and the just society. This text has provoked and shaped thought for thousands of years and is as applicable now as it ever was. CliffsNotes on Plato's Republic helps you explore these writings by providing you with summaries and commentaries, book by book. You'll also gain insight into the life and background of the author, Plato, and understand his growth as a philosopher. Other features that help you study include: A list of speakers and their descriptions Glossaries to help you fully understand new and unfamiliar terms Character analyses of Socrates, Thrasymachus, and others Critical essays on Plato's flyting, his childhood, and Leonidas A review section to test your knowledge with books, websites, and more 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 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 Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well & The Merry Wives of Windsor

by Denis M. Calandra

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 Shakespeare's Comedies

by James L. Roberts Gary Carey

Now available in one easy-to-access volume-- Cliffs Notes for all of Shakespeare's comedies. Includes A Midsummer-Night's Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, The Winter's Tale, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Pericles, Cymbeline, The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice, All's Well That Ends Well, Troilus and Cressida, and Measure for Measure.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, Love's Labour's Lost & The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by Denis M. Calandra

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 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 King Lear

by Sheri Metzger

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 King Lear, you explore one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies - the gripping story of greed, treachery, and murder among sisters; and the foolhardiness and revelation of a father. This study guide carefully walks you through every twist and turn of Shakespeare's classic by providing 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 A review section that tests your knowledge Glossaries of difficult words and phrases Classic 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.

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