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By Adam Burgess

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    • 'Night' Quotes - Elie Wiesel Created: Thursday, July 10, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Night, by Elie Wiesel, is a fictional work of Holocaust literature, although it has a decidedly autobiographical slant. Wiesel based the book--at least in part--on his own experiences during World War II. The book has received considerable acclaim, and the author received the Nobel Prize in 1986. Here are a few quotes from Wiesel's famous novel.
    • 'Crime and Punishment' Quotes Created: Thursday, January 13, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. The novel was published in installments during 1866." itemprop="description">
    • The Rocking-Horse Winner Created: Monday, March 11, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      "The Rocking-Horse" is a memorable, but also terribly tragic short story by D.H. Lawrence. It calls into question the meaning of luck and good fortune." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • 'The Catcher in the Rye' Questions for Study & Discussion Created: Monday, September 10, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      What does The "Catcher in the Rye," J.D. Salinger's most famous novel, say about the state of society? View more questions for study and discussion here." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' Review Created: Thursday, January 18, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Set in rural England, the novel tells the story of a poor girl, Tess Durbeyfield,sent by her parents to a noble family in the hopes of finding a fortune.
    • Literature - What is the difference between fiction and literature? Created: Friday, May 05, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Fiction and literature are similar but mean different things. Learn about the differences and how they're similar too.
    • 'The Aeneid' Quotes Created: Saturday, June 02, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A poem about a Trojan hero, The Aeneid has been compared with Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Here are a few quotes from Virgil's work that may inspire you!
    • 'A Moveable Feast' Review Created: Saturday, June 30, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      This novel-cum-memoir is about a young artist--impoverished and living in Paris. The book is also tribute to the numerous characters he meets.
    • Mark Twain - How Does Mark Twain Represent Realism in His Writing? Created: Monday, October 17, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      How does he fit into the Realistic Period in American literature (1865-1900)? Read more about Mark Twain and Realism.
    • What is Gothic Literature? Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      An overview of Gothic Literature, with examples of Classic pieces and stylistic elements.
    • 'The Necklace' Short Story Created: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Necklace is often studied as a short work in world literature. The story is by Guy de Maupassant, and he infused the story with heartache, with the wounds of self-sacrifice--the stuff we can't ...
    • 'The Great Gatsby' Summary Created: Saturday, September 24, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Great Gatsby is usually the novel for which F. Scott Fitzgerald is best remembered. With this and other works, Fitzgerald forged his place in American literature as the chronicler of the Jazz Age of the 1920's.
    • 'The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' Review Created: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      This classic short novella is written in the Gothic tradition. Read our in-depth overview of the book and learn about important themes.
    • How To Get Rid of Bad Odor in Books Created: Sunday, August 12, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Despite your best efforts, you may find mold or mildew on your books. The books may smell musty. Here are tips for how to get rid of the bad odor.
    • 'Cyrano de Bergerac' Quotes Created: Sunday, July 22, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The work is about Cyrano, a marvelous character--witty, passionate and full of vitality. He is known for his big nose." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Jane Austen is recognized as one of the most important English writers of all time, famous for works like Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • 'Anna Karenina' Review Created: Sunday, August 16, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Anna Karenina is one of Leo Tolstoy's greatest literary works. It's the tale of Anna Karenina and her ultimately tragic love affair with Count Vronsky." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • 'Crime and Punishment' Quotes Created: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      What happens when a poor man has murderous thoughts? What happens when Raskolnikov feels guilty? Here are some famous quotes from Crime and Punishment." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • Sylvia Plath Quotes Created: Friday, October 08, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Sylvia Plath is a controversial figure in American literature. She offers such a personal look at her life, love and demons. Here are a few quotes." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • 'Mansfield Park': Jane Austen's Most Controversial Novel Created: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Discuss Mansfield Park in your book club, and your friends, like most readers, will tend to differ over a variety of points." itemprop="description">
    • Top Coming of Age Novels Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A coming-of-age story is memorable because the character undergoes adventures and/or inner turmoil in his/her growth and development as a human being.
    • Pastoral Literature Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      An overview of the pastoral mode in literature.
    • Review: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Summary and reader's review for the 1859 mystery novel, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
    • Review: The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A summary and review of Ernest Hemingway's posthumously published novel, The Garden of Eden.
    • Review: The Good Soldier (1915) by Ford Madox Ford Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A summary and review of The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford.
    • Book Review: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      A brief summary and review for Elizabeth Gaskell's Victorian novel, Cranford.
    • General Book Club Questions for Study and Discussion Created: Monday, July 02, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      In your book club, you may be reading books on a wide variety of topics. Here are a few questions for study and discussion. These questions are designed to make you think about the book(s). Take a look...
    • 'The Catcher in the Rye' - Review Created: Saturday, November 11, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      The Catcher in the Rye offers something for every reader. You may relate to Holden Caulfield's angst and alienation; you may be drawn to his rye humor or cynicism; or you may be offended by his pursuit of relationships, intimacy and sexuality. Read more about this book.
    • Virginia Woolf Biography Created: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      (1882-1941) British writer. Virginia Woolf was born on January 25, 1882, in London. Woolf became one of the most prominent literary figures of the early 20th century, with novels like Mrs. Dalloway...
    • Abelard and Heloise Created: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Abelard and Heloise are one of the most celebrated couples of all time, known for their love affair... and for the tragedy that separated them.
    • 'Jane Eyre' Quotes Created: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Charlotte Bronte's novel, Jane Eyre (1847), is the famous tale of an orphan, who must overcome seemingly overwhelming odds to survive. Here are a few famous quotations from the novel...
    • Book Review: Gone with the Wind (1936) Created: Monday, March 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      A short summary and review for Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind.

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