CliffsNotes on Achebe's Things Fall Apart

By John Chua, Suzanne Pavlos

The unique CliffsNotes learn courses supply specialist observation on significant subject matters, plots, characters, literary units, and ancient heritage. the most recent iteration of titles during this sequence additionally function glossaries and visible parts that supplement the vintage, everyday layout.

In CliffsNotes on issues Fall Apart, you discover the ground-breaking paintings of writer Chinua Achebe, thought of through many to be the main influential African author of his iteration. the unconventional, extraordinary in its authenticity, leaves in the back of the stereotypical portrayals of African lifestyles and provides the Igbo tradition of Nigeria in all its outstanding complexity.

Chapter summaries and commentaries take you thru Achebe's global, and significant essays offer you perception into the novel's issues and use of language. different beneficial properties that assist you research comprise

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• a bit at the lifestyles and historical past of Chinua Achebe
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Juneteenth: A Novel

By Ralph Ellison


"[A]n remarkable publication, a piece of wonderful virtuosity. With its ebook, a massive international of literature has simply grown two times as tall."--Newsday

From Ralph Ellison--author of the vintage novel of African-American adventure, Invisible Man--the long-awaited moment novel. here's the grasp of yank vernacular--the rhythms of jazz and gospel and traditional speech--at the peak of his powers, telling a robust, evocative story of a prodigal of the 20th century.

"Tell me what occurred whereas there is nonetheless time," calls for the demise Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a tender guy, Sunraider used to be Bliss, an orphan taken in via Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's heritage encompasses the thrill of younger southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a box within the Oklahoma sunlight. And in the back of all of it lies a secret: how did this selected baby turn into the fellow who could deny every thing to accomplish his ambitions? Brilliantly crafted, relocating, clever, Juneteenth is the paintings of an American grasp.

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The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Penguin Classics)

By John Steinbeck

Within the years after the 1939 ebook of Steinbeck’s masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel more and more grew to become the heart of severe controversy and censorship. looking for a respite from the nationwide degree, Steinbeck and his shut pal, biologist Ed Ricketts, launched into a month lengthy marine specimen-collecting day trip within the Gulf of California, which ended in their collaboration at the Sea of Cortez. In 1951, after Ricketts’ dying, Steinbeck reissued his narrative element of the paintings in reminiscence of his good friend and the foundation for Cannery Row’s “Doc”. This interesting daily account in their trip jointly is an extraordinary combination of technology, philosophy, and high-spirited experience. This version positive aspects an creation by way of Richard Astro.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes via individual students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Eugenia Grandet

By Honoré de Balzac

Dentro de esa catedral narrativa que es l. a. Comedia humana, l. a. novela Eugenia Grandet ocupa un lugar especial por los dos grandes caracteres que en ella crea Balzac: el de una joven que descubre por primera vez el amor y entrega como arras cuanto tiene para ayudar a su enamorado, y el de su padre, el tío Grandet, los angeles más acabada de las encarnaciones de avaro desde l. a. obra de ese título de Molière. El amor paternal será abolido por los angeles avaricia de un Grandet que, en el último momento de su vida, amenaza a su hija con pedirle cuentas de los angeles herencia cuando Eugenia llegue al otro mundo. Al lado de estos dos potentes retratos, Charles, el joven parisino criado entre el lujo y l. a. ociosidad, sólo sirve para poner de relieve los angeles realidad de los angeles vida cotidiana, los angeles potencia del amor de Eugenia y los extremos a que puede llegar l. a. avaricia. Eugenia Grandet, aunque forma parte de l. a. Comedia humana, es una capilla aislada de esa catedral narrativa: cerrada sobre sí misma, el acierto en el análisis de esos dos caracteres y los angeles descripción del medio social en que se desenvuelven l. a. han convertido en l. a. novela más conocida de Balzac.

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Tender Is the Night

Released in 1934, Tender Is the Night used to be the most talked-about books of the yr. "It's notable how excellent a lot of it is," Ernest Hemingway stated to Maxwell Perkins. "I will say now," John O'Hara wrote Fitzgerald, "Tender Is the Night is within the early levels of being my favourite booklet, much more than This facet of Paradise." And Archibald MacLeish exclaimed: "Great God, Scott...You are an exceptional author. think it -- now not me."

Set at the French Riviera within the overdue Twenties, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the younger actress Rosemary Hoyt and the fashionable American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. an excellent younger psychiatrist on the time of his marriage, Dick is either husband and health professional to Nicole, whose wealth goads him right into a way of life no longer his personal, and whose becoming power highlights Dick's harrowing demise.

A profound research of the romantic proposal of personality -- lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative -- Tender Is the Night, Mabel sidestep Luhan remarked, raised F. Scott Fitzgerald to the heights of "a smooth Orpheus."

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Une ténébreuse affaire (French Edition)

Une ténébreuse affaire porte sur un épisode obscur de l’époque napoléonienne, alors que des aristocrates résistent à se ranger au côté de l’empereur et que Fouché veut faire disparaître les lines d’un complot royaliste avorté. À los angeles fois roman policier, roman d’espionnage, pétri de complots, de rebondissements, de trahisons, l’œuvre ramène aux Chouans avec une touche beaucoup plus tremendous, plus habile, moins guerrière. L’art de los angeles tactique, du billard à trois bandes, y sont développés avec une particulière maestria.

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The Bostonians (Penguin Classics)

By Henry James

‘There used to be not anything susceptible approximately pass over Olive, she was once a battling girl, and he or she could struggle him to the death’


Basil Ransom, an enticing younger Mississippi attorney, is on a trip to his cousin Olive, a filthy rich feminist, in Boston whilst he accompanies her to a gathering near to women’s emancipation. one of many audio system is Verena Tarrant, and even though he disapproves of all she claims to face for, Basil is instantly captivated by means of her and units approximately ‘reforming’ her along with his conventional perspectives. yet Olive has already made Verena her protégée, and shortly a conflict is below manner for specific ownership of her middle and brain. The Bostonians is considered one of James’s so much provocative and astute portrayals of a global stuck among outdated values and the trap of progress.

Richard Lansdown’s advent discusses The Bostonians as James’s such a lot winning political paintings and his funniest novel. This variation comprises extracts from Tocqueville and from James’s ‘The American Scene’, which remove darkness from the novel’s social context. There also are notes and a bibliography.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes via unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations via award-winning translators.

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Sodom and Gomorrah: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

By Marcel Proust

Sodom and Gomorrah—now in an outstanding translation by way of John Sturrock—takes up the topic of gay love, female and male, and dwells on how harmful sexual jealousy should be if you endure it. Proust’s novel can be an unforgiving research of either the decadent excessive society of Paris and the increase of a philistine bourgeoisie that's as a way to supplanting it. Characters who had lesser roles in previous volumes now reappear in a distinct gentle and take middle degree, particularly Albertine, with whom the narrator believes he's in love, and the insanely haughty Baron de Charlus.

  • First time in Penguin Classics

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe variation with French flaps and plush design

  • The first thoroughly new translation of Proust's novel because the 1920s

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The Railway Children: By Edith Nesbit : Illustrated

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About The Railway kids via Edith Nesbit

The Railway young children is a kid's ebook via Edith Nesbit, initially serialised within the London journal in the course of 1905 and primary released in ebook shape in 1906. it's been tailored for the display numerous instances, of which the 1970 movie model is the simplest recognized. The Oxford Dictionary of nationwide Biography credit Oswald Barron, who had a deep affection for Nesbit, with having supplied the plot. the tale matters a relations who circulate to "Three Chimneys", a home close to the railway, after the daddy, who works on the overseas workplace, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. the youngsters befriend an outdated Gentleman who frequently takes the 9:15 educate close to their domestic; he's finally in a position to aid end up their father's innocence, and the family members is reunited. The kinfolk look after a Russian exile, Mr Szczepansky, who got here to England trying to find his relatives (later situated) and Jim, the grandson of the previous Gentleman, who suffers a damaged leg in a tunnel.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers: A Novel

By Jack Finney

Have a good time the 60th anniversary of 1 of the earliest technological know-how fiction novels by means of rediscovering Jack Finney’s the world over acclaimed Invasion of the physique Snatchers—which Stephen King calls a narrative “to be learn and savored for its personal satisfactions,” now repackaged with a foreword via number 1 New York Times bestselling writer, Dean Koontz.

On a quiet fall night within the peaceable city of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, frightening plot. Subtly, virtually imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking up the our bodies and minds of his buddies, neighbors, family members, the lady he loves, and the complete international as he is aware it.

First released in 1955, this vintage technological know-how fiction mystery in regards to the final alien invasion and the triumph of the human spirit over an invisible enemy has encouraged a number of movie variations and entertained readers for many years. This repackaged version contains a new disguise through Hugo award–winning illustrator, John Picacio and a foreword via New York Times bestselling writer, Dean Koontz.

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