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  • Study Guide to Selected Poems and Additional Poems by Sylvia Plath by Ray Moore M a
    Study Guide to Selected Poems and Additional Poems by Sylvia Plath (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    Ray Moore's Study Guides provide insights into important but demanding texts.Sylvia Plath is one of the greatest and most popular poets of the twentieth century. Her poems do not, however, yield their meaning to a superficial reading. Plath demands a lot of her readers, but the rewards are worth the effort.Critical works on Plath deal with her poems selectively. Uniquely, this Guide goes through...

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  • The Stranger by Albert Camus a Critical Introduction (Revised Edition) by Ray Moore M a
    The Stranger by Albert Camus a Critical Introduction (Revised Edition) (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    The Second Edition of this popular critical study has been significantly expanded and completely revised, making it the most thorough single-volume study of Camus' classic novel. A Critical Introduction places Camus' ideas in context. Part One shows the development of his thought in the early essays, the unpublished ?A Happy Death?, the plays ?Caligula? and ?The Misunderstanding?, and the...

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  • The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Ray Moore M a
    The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    Would you like some help understanding the beginnings of the detective genre?The Sign of Four is one of the earliest detective mystery novels and had significant impact on the genre.This guide will allow you to understand the development of the detective genre and details the historical background to the story.It offers chapter-by-chapter commentary and guiding questions, also a concluding...

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  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Ray Moore M a
    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    Everything the reader needs in a single volume! This book is virtually unique in providing the Middle English text of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with an interlinear translation together with a commentary. It also contains helpful illustrations. Separate chapters give a full analysis of the text and its background.

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  • The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Ray Moore M a
    The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    Everything you need in one book!If you want more than a simple study guide, this is the book for you.The Introduction to this edition sets out the development of the detective genre so that the reader can appreciate the substantial contribution Conan Doyle made. It also details the basic elements of a detective mystery. The characters are outlined, and essential historical background is explained....

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  • The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer by Ray Moore M a
    The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    This book uniquely offers everything a reader needs to appreciate the text.It gives the reader a newly edited Middle English text with side-by-side modernization and a commentary. Also included are chapters on the General Prologue, the Structure of the Wife's Prologue and Tale, the Teller and the Tale, and a comparison with three other tales of the Knight and the Loathly Lady.

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  • The Myth of Sisyphus and the Stranger by Albert Camus by Ray Moore M a
    The Myth of Sisyphus and the Stranger by Albert Camus (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    Need help understanding the writing of Albert Camus? Ray's Study Guides will meet your needs. This guide for students is aimed to support the study of the two texts, not to replace that study. The Myth of Sisyphus provides Camus' philosophical introduction to The Stranger. Introductions and commentaries keep readers on-track, but the questions are designed to get you thinking and talking and...

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  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger by Ray Moore M a
    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    In Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger's tale proved popular with the youth of the day, but created controversy with parents and schools. This Study Guide will allow you to explore the themes and literary devices used in this popular novel and prompt you to develop your own ideas and thoughts about the text, through using the commentary and insightful questions Two graphic organizers are included for...

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  • The Stranger by Albert Camus by Ray Moore M a
    The Stranger by Albert Camus (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    The Study Guide is a comprehensive aid to reflective reading of this popular novel.Including:1. An Introduction;2. Original annotated list of characters;3. Original sections on setting, genre, themes, etc.;4. Commentary, explanatory notes and guiding questions for each chapter. 5. Glossary of relevant literary terms;6. Two graphic organizers (plot structure and character) for making notes. All you...

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  • Selected Poems by Sylvia Plath by Ray Moore M a
    Selected Poems by Sylvia Plath (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    Need help understanding this great American poet's "Selected Poems"? Ray Moore’s Study Guides provide insights into demanding texts. Sylvia Plath is one of the greatest, and one of the most popular, poets of the twentieth century. Her poems do not, however, yield their meaning to a superficial reading. Plath demands a lot of her readers, but the rewards are always worth the effort! The...

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  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald by Ray Moore M a
    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    This Critical Introduction explores the main themes, characters and symbols of "The Great Gatsby"; the quest for a new life, the preoccupation with one's place in society, the desire for riches and the greatest dream of all human beings.In doing so it offers an interpretation which, unlike most analyses of this American Masterpiece, places Nick as the focus of Fitzgerald's attention.It includes a...

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  • Oedipus Rex by Sophocles by Ray Moore M a
    Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    This Study Guide puts into context this first play in the trilogy Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone by Sophocles. The informative guide supplies: a clear, original account of the back-story: the Myth of Oedipus. a detailed guide to Greek Tragedy; in-depth questions on the play designed to encourage original thought, ideas and discussion. a literary terms activity with student sheets; a...

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  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller by Ray Moore M a
    Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    Would you like to develop a deeper understanding of this challenging text?The study guide includes items on the characters, chronology, themes and structure in the novel. It also incorporates a commentary and notes to guide the reader through the text. The guide poses questions to direct the reader to what is really important as they read and to help understand the underlying themes in the book....

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  • The Myth of Sisyphus and the Stranger by Albert Camus by Ray Moore M a
    The Myth of Sisyphus and the Stranger by Albert Camus (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    'The Myth of Sisyphus' provides Camus' philosophical introduction to 'The Stranger'. As such, understanding of this text will greatly enhance the reading of 'The Stranger'.This book provides two separate study guides to support the study of the Camus' two works.Each part has an introduction and a series of questions accompanied by a helpful commentary designed to promote thinking and...

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  • The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud by Ray Moore M a
    The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    Gain more insight into Kamel Daoud's 2015 bestseller which offers an alternative viewpoint on the murder of an anonymous Arab by Meursault in Albert Camus' classic novel "The Stranger." An original Introduction considers the philosophical and political background, the themes, genre and the setting of the text. For each chapter there are Study Questions which aim to stimulate thought and...

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  • Antigone by Sophocles by Ray Moore M a
    Antigone by Sophocles (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    Need help understanding Antigone? This Guide puts this third play in the trilogy by Sophocles in context. The structure of Greek plays is explained, as well as background information on Greece. The central issues of the play and its themes are clearly set out. Questions to deepen your understanding of the play are included for each section of the play. An activity to encourage familiarization with...

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  • The Stranger by Albert Camus a Critical Introduction by Ray Moore M a
    The Stranger by Albert Camus a Critical Introduction (English, Paperback) Ray Moore M a

    A critical introduction to "The Stranger" by Albert Camus (as translated by Matthew Ward) suitable for students from high school up to undergraduate level as well as for the general reader.This edition will cease to be available Feb 28th, 2015 as a new updated, revised edition will be available in February.

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