Hard Times (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Oliver Conant
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738673080
Category: Study Aids
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REA's MAXnotes for Charles Dickens' Hard Times MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Awakening, the (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: N.A
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738672144
Category: Study Aids
Page: 174
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REA's MAXnotes for Kate Chopin's The Awakening MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Hard Times: For These Times (Unabridged)


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: “Hard Times: For These Times (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Hard Times – For These Times (commonly known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854. The book tells the tragic story of Louisa Gradgrind and her father. When Louisa, trapped in a loveless marriage, falls prey to an idle seducer, the crisis forces her father to reconsider his cherished system. Yet even as the development of the story reflects Dickens's growing pessimism about human nature and society, Hard Times marks his return to the theme which had made his early works so popular: the amusements of the people. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

Hard Times


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Lettere Animate Editore
ISBN: 8868820269
Category: Fiction
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ard Times is unusual in several respects. It is by far the shortest of Dickens' novels, barely a quarter of the length of those written immediately before and after it. Also, unlike all but one of his other novels, Hard Times has neither a preface nor illustrations. Moreover, it is his only novel not to have scenes set in London. Instead the story is set in the fictitious Victorian industrial Coketown, a generic Northern English mill-town, in some ways similar to Manchester, though smaller. Coketown may be partially based upon 19th-century Preston. One of Dickens's reasons for writing Hard Times was that sales of his weekly periodical, Household Words, were low, and it was hoped its publication in instalments would boost circulation – as indeed proved to be the case. Since publication it has received a mixed response from critics. Critics such as F. R. Leavis, George Bernard Shaw, and Thomas Macaulay have mainly focused on Dickens's treatment of trade unions and his post–Industrial Revolution pessimism regarding the divide between capitalist mill owners and undervalued workers during the Victorian era.

Frankenstein (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738672947
Category: Study Aids
Page: 114
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REA's MAXnotes for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Midsummer Night's Dream, a (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Gail Rae,Gail Rae Rosensfit
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738673370
Category: Study Aids
Page: 115
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REA's MAXnotes for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream The MAXnotes offers a comprehensive summary and analysis of A Midsummer Night's Dream and a biography of William Shakespeare. Places the events of the play in historical context and discusses each act in detail. Includes study questions and answers along with topics for papers and sample outlines.

Tempest, The (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Corinna Siebert Ruth
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738673188
Category: Study Aids
Page: 128
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REA's MAXnotes for William Shakespeare's The Tempest The MAXnotes offers a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Tempest and a biography of William Shakespeare. Places the events of the play in historical context and discusses each act in detail. Includes study questions and answers along with topics for papers and sample outlines.

Canterbury Tales, the (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Sarah Ray Voelker
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738673293
Category: Study Aids
Page: 155
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REA's MAXnotes for Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Dickens Dictionary (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: N.A
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738673196
Category: Study Aids
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REA's MAXnotes Dickens Dictionary The MAXNotes Dickens Dictionary is your key to the places and characters in the books of Charles Dickens. This text includes synopses of each of Dickens's works, both major and minor, along with dictionary style entries referring to the body of work as a whole. A must for any student of Dickens.

Color Purple, the (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Christopher Hubert
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738673560
Category: Study Aids
Page: 163
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REA's MAXnotes for Alice Walker's The Color Purple MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Things Fall Apart (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Sara Talis O'Brien
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738672892
Category: Study Aids
Page: 198
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REA's MAXnotes for Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Sula (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Anita Price Davis
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738671345
Category: Study Aids
Page: 170
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REA's MAXnotes for Toni Morrison's Sula MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each section of the work is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Sound and the Fury, the (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Boria Sax
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ISBN: 9780738673134
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Page: 128
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REA's MAXnotes for William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each section of the work is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Leaves of Grass (Maxnotes Literature Guides)


Author: Kevin Kelly,Christine Berg
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780878912278
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 128
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REA's MAXnotes for Victor Hugo's Les Miserables MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Stranger, the (MAXNotes Literature Study Guides)


Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738673509
Category: Study Aids
Page: 122
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REA's MAXnotes for Albert Camus' The Stranger MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each section of the work is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Charles Grimes
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738673129
Category: Study Aids
Page: 120
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REA's MAXnotes for Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Slaughterhouse-Five (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Tonnvane Wiswell
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738673424
Category: Study Aids
Page: 114
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REA's MAXnotes for Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Slaughterhouse-Five MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each section of the work is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Hard Times

Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781718698567
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Hard Times by Charles Dickens. Hard Times - For These Times (commonly known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854. The book surveys English society and satirises the social and economic conditions of the era. Hard Times is unusual in several respects. It is by far the shortest of Dickens' novels, barely a quarter of the length of those written immediately before and after it. Also, unlike all but one of his other novels, Hard Times has neither a preface nor illustrations. Moreover, it is his only novel not to have scenes set in London. Instead the story is set in the fictitious Victorian industrial Coketown, a generic Northern English mill-town, in some ways similar to Manchester, though smaller. Coketown may be partially based on 19th-century Preston.

Of Mice and Men (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Lena T. Shamblin
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738665474
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Page: 104
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REA's MAXnotes for John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Handmaid's Tale, the (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Malcolm Foster
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738672904
Category: Study Aids
Page: 197
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REA's MAXnotes for Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.