CliffsNotes on Dickens' Great Expectations


Author: Debra A. Bailey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544181832
Category: Literary Criticism
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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 Great Expectations explores Charles Dickens's renowned work, a novel that gives you plots that twist and turn, themes of good and evil, and people who want for means to make sense of their lives. Following the story of an orphaned boy whose first-person take on the world around him gives readers a detailed picture of Victorian England, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each chapter within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the author Introduction to and synopsis of the book In-depth character analyses Critical essays on topics of interest Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics and practice projects Resource Center with books, films, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Great Expectations


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: 9781424005383
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 240
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Includes the unabridged text of Dicken's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

Quicklet on Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (CliffsNotes-like Summary, Analysis, and Commentary)


Author: Jean Asta
Publisher: Hyperink Inc
ISBN: 1614648549
Category: Study Aids
Page: 23
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ABOUT THE BOOK I first read Great Expectations for a middle school English course. Often, I was one of the only kids in my class that would actually read the assigned title, and this book was no different. However, while I normally read the books compulsively and didn’t necessarily enjoy them, Great Expectations I truly did relish reading. I related strongly to Pip, the protagonist, who feels pressured by a mysterious benefactor to accomplish great things. Because of the faith of this benefactor and his quick rise from a poor working background, the young Pip often feels that he must be superior to his peers from more privileged backgrounds, which often provokes their resentment. The young me didn’t recognize the cause and effect of Pip’s behavior and the resulting abuse from the other kids, but I think one of the reasons I identified with him so strongly was my own failure to recognize the effect my attitude might have had on the way I was treated. Later in life, I read Great Expectations again. In this second reading I felt a strong kinship with the Pip character as an older man. Despite all of the support he received from his benefactor, he still ends up falling ill and deeply into debt and ultimately achieving a relatively mediocre life. I, too, came into illness and debt in my early twenties which slowed down my progress in life significantly. Pip’s attitude of superiority toward his peers and the expectation that he will be great falls short of reality. MEET THE AUTHOR Jean Asta is the owner of Asta Communications, a freelance communications company providing writing, editing, and training services for clients around the globe. She has a BA in English Literature and a Master's in Public Administration, both from the University of Georgia. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK At the beginning of the tale Pip lives with his older sister and her husband, Joe Gargery, the blacksmith. Pip and Mrs. Joe lost their parents long ago, and we get the sense that Mrs. Joe has never really recovered from the tragedy. While Pip’s relationship with his ornery older sister is tenuous, Joe actually cares for him throughout the story as if he were his own son. On Christmas Eve, Pip encounters an escaped convict who manipulates him into helping him to escape from the authorities. The assistance forces Pip to be secretive with his family and to steal resources so that the convict can survive. Pip feels a great deal of guilt about this, especially because he mistakenly believes the convict was responsible for assaulting his sister, although it was actually Joe’s employee Orlick. Miss Havisham is a bitter old woman who lives in a house that she has kept frozen in time from the moment she was jilted at the altar. She stopped all the clocks at the instant of her jilting, has never removed her wedding dress, and left all the decorations and food set out for her wedding in place in Satis House, long since having rotted and molded. Miss Havisham is the caretaker of a pretty young girl named Estella... Buy a copy to keep reading!

CliffsNotes on Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities


Author: Marie Kalil
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544184084
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 128
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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 A Tale of Two Cities, you experience one of Charles Dickens's most important works as he recounts the horrors of the French Revolution in what amounts to a cautionary tale warning of the possibility of revolution in 18th-century England. From its first line ("It was the best of times, it was the worst of times") to its last ("It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known"), Dickens's novel of revolution, sacrifice, and redemption continues to captivate modern imaginations. Chapter summaries and commentaries lead you through Dickens's "Tale," and critical essays give you insight into the women of A Tale of Two Cities and the French Revolution. 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 Charles Dickens 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.

Great Expectations (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Judy Clamon
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738673042
Category: Study Aids
Page: 182
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REA's MAXnotes for Charles Dickens' Great Expectations The MAXnotes offers a comprehensive summary and analysis of Great Expectations and a biography of Charles Dickens. Places the events of the novel in historical context and discusses each section in detail. Includes study questions and answers along with topics for papers and sample outlines.

Great Expectations

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Author: Arnie Jacobson
Publisher: Cliff Notes
ISBN: 9780822005513
Category: English literature
Page: 61
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Includes the life of Charles Dickens, a brief summary of the novel, a list of characters, summaries and commentaries, character analyses, and more.

Mister Pip


Author: Lloyd Jones
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459616359
Category: Authors, New Zealand
Page: 276
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Lloyd Jones' new novel is set mainly in a small village on Bougainville, a country torn apart by civil war. Matilda attends the school set up by Mr Watts, the only white man on the island. By his own admission he's not much of a teacher and proceeds to educate the children by reading them Great Expectations. Matilda falls in love with the novel, strongly identifying with Pip. The promise of the next chapter is what keeps her going; Pip's story protects her from the horror of what is happening around her - helicopters menacing the skies above the village and rebel raids on the ground. When the rebels visit the village searching for any remaining men to join their cause, they discover the name Pip written in the sand and instigate a search for him. When Pip can't be found the soldiers destroy the book. Mr Watts then encourages the children to retell the story from their memories. Then when the rebels invade the village, the teacher tells them a story which lasts seven nights, about a boy named Pip, and a convict . . .

Dombey and Son


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 1632093790
Category: Fiction
Page: 927
View: 2015

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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Dombey and Son" by Charles Dickens is a story about Paul Dombey, a wealthy owner of the Dombey and Son shipping company. Paul Dombey wants his son to continue the business and a sensitive family drama ensues. This novel gives insight into the English society in the enterprising era in the 1840s.

CliffsNotes on Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities


Author: Marie Kalil
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544184084
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 128
View: 7355

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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 A Tale of Two Cities, you experience one of Charles Dickens's most important works as he recounts the horrors of the French Revolution in what amounts to a cautionary tale warning of the possibility of revolution in 18th-century England. From its first line ("It was the best of times, it was the worst of times") to its last ("It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known"), Dickens's novel of revolution, sacrifice, and redemption continues to captivate modern imaginations. Chapter summaries and commentaries lead you through Dickens's "Tale," and critical essays give you insight into the women of A Tale of Two Cities and the French Revolution. 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 Charles Dickens 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.

CliffsNotes AP Chemistry


Author: Angela Woodward Spangenberg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544519841
Category: Study Aids
Page: 448
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Test prep for the AP Chemistry exam, with 100% brand-new content that reflects recent exam changes Addressing the major overhaul that the College Board recently made to the AP Chemistry exam, this AP Chemistry test-prep guide includes completely brand-new content tailored to the exam, administered every May. Features of the guide include review sections of the six "big ideas" that the new exam focuses on: Fundamental building blocks Molecules and interactions Chemical reactions Reaction rates Thermodynamics Chemical equilibrium Every section includes review questions and answers. Also included in the guide are two full-length practice tests as well as a math review section and sixteen discrete laboratory exercises to prepare AP Chemistry students for the required laboratory experiments section on the exam.

CliffsNotes on Dickens' Bleak House


Author: Salibelle Royster,Robert Beum
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544179994
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 111
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CliffsNotes Praxis II English Subject Area Assessments (0041/5041, 0043, 0044/5044, 0048, 0049/5049,5142) 2nd Edition


Author: Diane E Kern
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544183436
Category: Study Aids
Page: 266
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Your guide to a higher score on Praxis II: English Subject Areas The Praxis II English Subject Area Assessment tests are designed to assess whether an examinee has the broad base of knowledge and competencies necessary to be licensed as a beginning English teacher in a variety of school settings. The various exams, some multiple-choice questions and some essay format, cover reading and understanding text, language and linguistics, and composition and rhetoric. CliffsNotes Praxis II: English Subject Area Assessments includes question-type reviews, subject reviews, and six model practice tests for each of the Praxis II English tests that a variety of would-be English teachers need to pass to be certified. Includes subject reviews of all test topics 6 practice tests, one for each Praxis II English test Proven strategies from the experts at CliffsNotes If you're an aspiring teacher looking to take the Praxis II English test, CliffsNotes is your ticket to scoring high at exam time.

CliffsNotes on Dickens' Pickwick Papers


Author: James Weigel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544183258
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 76
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CliffsNotes on Dickens' Hard Times


Author: Josephine J. Curton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544181948
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 24
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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. Hard Times is a social protest of 19th-century England, illustrating the adage "what goes around, comes around." Much of the text is similar to the conditions that Dickens endured as a child.

The Sellout

A Novel [electronic Resource]
Author: Paul Beatty
Publisher: TPC Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fathers and sons
Page: N.A
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Dickens, an "agrarian ghetto," is the fictional Los Angeles hood at the center of Paul Beatty's scathingly satirical novel, The Sellout. It's a book that, as poet Kevin Young writes in his perceptive New York Times review, "isn't for the fainthearted." Beatty — the first American novelist to win the coveted Man Booker Award — is a comic genius at the top of his game and in The Sellout, he dares to question almost every received notion about American society. Buckle your seat belts.

Martin Chuzzlewit


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 1632093936
Category: Fiction
Page: 890
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens tells the story of the Chuzzlewit family as they try to compete to win and inherit the riches of the old and wealthy, Martin Chuzzlewit. The family includes Martin Jr. who lives in America and sails to Europe to try and win the inheritance; Tom Pinch, a kind architect at Pecksniff's; Jonas Chuzzlewitt, who is vile and manipulative; and Seth Pecksniff, who is a devious architect.

Dickens's "Great Expectations"


Author: Leland Ryken
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433534622
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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We hear about the classics and assume they’re great, but many of us are too intimidated to read them on our own. Crossway’s Christian Guides to the Classics series is designed to help readers enjoy the greatest literature in history with the aid of a gifted teacher to answer questions along the way. Popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken situates each work in its cultural context, incorporates published criticism, includes brief bibliographies for further study, and successfully evaluates the classic text from a Christian worldview through analytic commentary. In this volume, Ryken guides readers through Dickens’s quintessential coming-of-age novel, Great Expectations. Exploring perennial themes such as love, justice, and heroism, this book stands as the preeminent example of Dickens’s unrivaled ability to conjure realistic characters and palpable settings.

A Home at the End of the World

A Novel
Author: Michael Cunningham
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374707590
Category: Fiction
Page: 344
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From Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, comes this widely praised novel of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare's child. Then, when Clare and Bobby have a baby, the three move to a small house upstate to raise "their" child together and, with an odd friend, Alice, create a new kind of family. A Home at the End of the World masterfully depicts the charged, fragile relationships of urban life today.

The Secret River


Author: Kate Grenville
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459620038
Category: Colonists
Page: 448
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'Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year. After a childhood of poverty and petty crime in the slums of London, William Thornhill is transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife Sal and children in tow, he arrives in a harsh land that feels at first like a death sentence. But among the convicts there is a whisper that freedom can be bought, an opportunity to start afresh. As Thornhill stakes his claim on a patch of ground by the Hawkesbury River, the battle lines between the old and new inhabitants are drawn. Inspired by research into her own family history, Kate Grenville vividly creates the reality of settler life, its longings, dangers and dilemmas. The Secret River is a groundbreaking story about identity, belonging and ownership. There is no doubt Grenville is one of our greatest writers. A book everyone should read. It is evocative, gracefully written, terrible and confronting. And it has resonance for ever'.