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Classic literature Reviews & Summaries

Lord of the Flies

Author: William Golding   Review: faerieink
Summary of 'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding.
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Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Visits: 4 words : 600

Arrow of God

Author: Chinua Achebe   Review: faerieink
This is a summary on 'Arrow of God' by an African writer, Chinua Achebe.
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Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 Visits: 5 words : 600

Eugene Onegin

Author: Alexander Pushkin   Review: EHarrisonByrnes
Russian Literature's Classic Anti-Hero Eugene Onegin is The Character We All Love to Hate.
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Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Visits: 3 words : 600

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Review: cgmantra
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Published: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Visits: 3 words : 600

Robinson Crusoe

Author: DANIEL DEFOE   Review: ArijitDey
summarisation of prose.
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Published: Saturday, July 05, 2014 Visits: 3 words : 300

Lolita

(4 Ratings)
"Lolita" by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov.
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Published: Sunday, June 22, 2014 Visits: 8 words : 600

Should Wizard Hit Mommy

(2 Ratings)
Review: judd
'Should Wizard Hit Mommy' is a short story written by John Updike.
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Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014 Visits: 16 words : 600

On the Road

(1 Ratings)
Author: Jack Kerouac   Review: HibernianScribe
Jack Kerouac wanted to be a writer. On the Road is his second attempt where he describes four trans continental America road trips replete with drink and drug sodden experiences.
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Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 Visits: 2 words : 300

Animal Farm

Author: George Orwell   Review: LittleE
The book Animal Farm by George Orwell was a great book to read, especially since I don't particularly like long books. Its comparison to the Russian revolution was a great comparison.
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Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Visits: 4 words : 300

Memories of Childhood

(5 Ratings)
Authors: Zitkala Sa; Bama   Review: judd
Memories of Childhood is an autobiographical account of two women of marginalized communities sharing their childhood happenings which left a deep impact on their lives.
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Published: Friday, June 06, 2014 Visits: 24 words : 600
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The Character of Stanley in "A Streetcar Named Desire"

(28 Ratings)
Author: Tennessee Williams   Review: Moreno132
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Published: Saturday, October 27, 2007 Visits: 9197 words : 900

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

(134 Ratings)
Author: Mark Twain   Review: Tyan Wyss
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Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 Visits: 9175 words : 900

The Book of Negroes

(22 Ratings)
Author: Lawrence Hill   Review: worldover
The fictional biography of a West African woman who, in 1745, is stolen from her village and taken across the Atlantic to slavery in South Carolina.
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Published: Saturday, November 15, 2008 Visits: 8805 words : 300

Summary of Anton Chekov’S “a Marriage Proposal”

(53 Ratings)
Author: Andy Kester Sawian   Review: akso6o175
The scene of the play is a Russian Village.
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Published: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Visits: 8768 words : 900

Summary of James Joyce’S “Araby”

(25 Ratings)
Author: Andy Kester Sawian   Review: akso6o175
The story looks upon sexual awareness as a part of the process of growing up from adolescence to adulthood.
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Published: Thursday, April 28, 2011 Visits: 8734 words : 600

Mrityunjay

(134 Ratings)
Author: Shivaji Savant   Review: vibha
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Published: Monday, December 03, 2007 Visits: 8155 words : 900

A Moveable Feast

(34 Ratings)
Author: Ernest Hemingway   Review: cort
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Published: Friday, June 03, 2005 Visits: 8124 words : 900

Summary of John Masefield's Sea Fever

(108 Ratings)
Author: Andy Kester Sawian   Review: akso6o175
This a short summary of the poem, 'Sea Fever' by John Masefield.
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Published: Monday, January 18, 2010 Visits: 8030 words : 600

Summary of Lycidas by John Milton

(37 Ratings)
Author: Andy Kester Sawian   Review: akso6o175
Lycidas was written following the death by drowning of Edward King, Milton's former fellow student at Cambridge, in 1637.
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Published: Thursday, June 10, 2010 Visits: 7185 words : 900

Summary on John Keats'-'La Belle Dame Sans Merci'

(68 Ratings)
Author: Andy Kester Sawian   Review: akso6o175
John Keats (1795-1821), the youngest of the English Romantics, is famous for his ‘Odes’, and the two ambitious poems ‘Hyperion’ and ‘The Fall of Hype.
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Published: Monday, June 14, 2010 Visits: 6836 words : 900
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The Great Gatsby

(8 Ratings)
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Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013 Visits: 101 words : 900

The Art of War

(7 Ratings)
Author: Sun Tzu   Review: Tillen
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Published: Thursday, March 20, 2008 Visits: 252 words : 300

The Old Man and the Sea

(6 Ratings)
Author: Ernest Hemingway   Review: PreciousSanders
Summary of Ernest Hemingway's short novel, The Old Man and the Sea.
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Published: Sunday, May 12, 2013 Visits: 80 words : 900
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