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51 CliffsNotes Cry, The Beloved Country [Secure eReader]
by Richard O. Peterson, 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.
Category: Education

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52 CliffsNotes Death of a Salesman [Secure eReader]
by Jennifer L. Scheidt
  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 values. 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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53 CliffsNotes Divine Comedy [Secure eReader]
by James L. Roberts, Nikki Moustaki
  Dante wrote three epic poems about heaven, purgatory, and hell. The Inferno is about the latter and is encyclopedic in scope and information. From Dante's own world of politics, theology, and learning, he poured everything he was and knew into this text. This concise supplement to Dante's The Divine Comedy: Inferno helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author.
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54 CliffsNotes Emma [Secure eReader]
by Thomas J. Roundtree
  Jane Austen enjoyed writing with satiric stabs at manners and social classes. Emma Woodhouse's story is a progression in self-deception, both entertaining in a mild comic tone and a lesson for the moralist. A delightful story retold often by Hollywood.
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55 CliffsNotes Flowers for Algernon [Secure eReader]
by Janet Clark
  Flowers for Algernon made its first appearance as a short story which was rapidly and widely anthologized, and translated internationally. It received further acclaim as a moderated television drama, and as a motion picture production. Full-bodied and richly-peopled, Flowers for Algernon became the daring novel of a starling human experiment! This concise supplement to Keyes' Flowers For Algernon helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characte... more info>>
Category: Education/History

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56 CliffsNotes Goldings Lord of the Flies [Secure eReader]
by Maureen Kelly
  At once an enthralling adventure story about a group of schoolboys stranded on an island and a richly textured moral tale, this is also Golding's attack on Western society and its institutions.
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57 CliffsNotes Great Expectations [Secure eReader]
by Debra A. Bailey
  This novel, the journey of Pip from boyhood to young manhood, has become Dickens' greatest novel. The many tests of character that Pip confronts, as well as Dickens' characters, remain in the mind a long time after the book is read.
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58 CliffsNotes Gulliver's Travels [Secure eReader]
by A. Lewis Soens
  A consciously funny book of travel, adventure, and caricature, Swift sets out to lampoon the conceits and puffery of people with stories of abominable behavior. Swift's book about a man lost at sea who encounters many strange lands is both a social commentary and a children's classic in its abridged form. This concise supplement to Swift's Gulliver's Travels helps students understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and culutural pe... more info>>
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59 CliffsNotes Hamlet [Secure eReader]
by Carla Lynn Stockton
  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. 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 o... more info>>
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60 CliffsNotes Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer [Secure eReader]
by Daniel Moran
  Each of these stories deals with the "dark side" of the human character. Heart of Darkness is a journey up a 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.
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61 CliffsNotes Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl [Secure eReader]
by Durthy A. Washington
  The author, ex-slave Harriet Jacobs, speaks through her narrator Linda Brent to reveal a story of enslavement, degradation, and sexual exploitation. A book-length narrative, it is often cited as the counterpart to Frederick Douglass' An American Slave, Written by Himself. Addressing white women in the North about the bondage of black women in the South, it focuses on five distinct phases in Linda Brent's life.
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62 CliffsNotes Inherit the Wind [Secure eReader]
by Suzanne Pavlos
  An illuminating guide to the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee play, this teacher favorite dramatizes the evolution-versus-creationism debate. It pits fundamentalist Matthew Harrison Brady against gifted orator Henry Drummond in the courtroom trial of a high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution. The townspeople in this play also dramatize what freedom of thought--as well as "the right to be wrong"--truly mean.
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63 CliffsNotes Invisible Man [Secure eReader]
by Durthy A. Washington
  This novel about a young black man in Harlem reveals the process of self-discovery and emphasizes individuality. Through a difficult passage into manhood, Ellison writes of the alienation of humans in everyday life, yet he remains whole and optimistic. This concise supplement to Ellison's Invisible Man helps students understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author.
Category: Education

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64 CliffsNotes King Lear [Secure eReader]
by Sheri Metzger
  In this tragic play, Lear, a ruler in pre-Christian Britain, is described as a "very foolish old man, fourscore and upward." Grossly misjudging his daughters, he endures a harrowing experience and emerges as a man "more sinned against than sinning."
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65 CliffsNotes Measure for Measure [Secure eReader]
by L. L. Hillegass
  A terrific drama of social mixings, blending together pimps and spies, dukes and friars, this dark comedy examines the justice served by a flexible government. Nobody captures a snapshot of a social era like Shakespeare.
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66 CliffsNotes Much Ado About Nothing [Secure eReader]
by Richard O. Peterson
  One of Shakespeare's romantic comedies, this play is set in the seaport town of Messina, in Sicily. The drama concerns the "battle of the sexes" and focuses on the barbed wits and intrigues that two sets of lovers and their friends and family create. Brimming with wit and antagonism, the play has amused and provoked audiences for centuries.
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67 CliffsNotes Of Mice and Men [Secure eReader]
by Susan Van Kirk
  Many of Steinbeck's books took place in the world of migrant workers in California. Of Mice and Men follows two such drifters, Lennie and George, and recounts their peculiar difficulties and unusual bond. It is a sweet, sad, and moving American story and one of Steinbeck's greatest works. This concise supplement to Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the ... more info>>
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68 CliffsNotes on Shaara's The Killer Angels [Secure eReader]
by Debra A. Bailey
  The book tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg from the points of view of four main characters: Lee and Longstreet on the Confederate side, and Buford and Chamberlain on the Union side. It retells actual events day by day and conveys the emotions felt by participants in the most famous battle of the Civil War. Michael Shaara's choice of characters enables him to describe the action and battle strategy from many levels of command and from various locations.
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69 CliffsNotes One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [Secure eReader]
by Bruce Edward Walker
  Kesey's novel is an important book that challenges the preconceived ideas of what constitutes sanity and insanity. A mistakenly undertaken power struggle in an insane asylum results in a suicide, a murder, and a liberation, and leaves the reader with a paradoxical feeling that both disturbs and pleases. This is a book of strange magic. This concise supplement to Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the c... more info>>
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70 CliffsNotes Othello [Secure eReader]
by Helen McCullough
  One of the most often staged of all of Shakespeare's plays, Othello is a tale of love and betrayal, secrets, passions, and intrigue. Psychology and wit pit strength and virtue against jealousy and evil agendas. The results leave no winners, only tragedy in the lives of the jealous Moor, Othello, and his wife, Desdemona.
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71 CliffsNotes Pride and Prejudice [Secure eReader]
by Marie Kalil
  Jane Austen's most popular and well-known work, Pride and Prejudice follows Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters as they navigate the social milieu of provincial 18th-century England. With ironic plot twists, the young men and women in the novel find love and marriage in forms ultimately appropriate to their respective characters. Austen's belief in rationalism triumphs in the union of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, as the two come to respect each other's character and forgive each other's faults. The nov... more info>>
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72 CliffsNotes Shakespeare's Julius Caesar [Secure eReader]
by Martha Perry, James E. Vickers
  Dramatizing the political battles in 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, Antony comes to carry on the rule of the Caesars.
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73 CliffsNotes Shakespeares Macbeth [Secure eReader]
by Alex Went
  This tragedy opens with the sight of witches finishing a cabal and moves deeper into chaos, "fog and filthy air," murder, and dark mystery. Events transpire faster than the mind can conceive as Macbeth seizes power only to be destroyed by his blind ambition.
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74 CliffsNotes Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet [Secure eReader]
by Annaliese F. Connolly
  This tragedy of doomed lovers from warring families has inspired poetic expression from young lovers the world over. The 300-year-old drama is perhaps Shakespeare's best-known work.
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75 CliffsNotes Shakespeares Sonnets [Secure eReader]
by Carl Senna
  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 addition, Shakespeare's major themes of love and beauty; mutability; and time and immortality are explored.
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