The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781414217130

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 8424

Often called the "second work of Western literature" (Homer's Iliad, written earlier, being the first), The Odyssey is not only a rousing adventure drama, but also a profound meditation on courage, loyalty, family, fate, and undying love. Over three thousand years old, it was the first story to delineate carefully and exhaustively a single character arc--a narrative structure that serves as the foundation and heart of the modern novel. Robert Squillace's revision of George Herbert Palmer's classic prose translation captures the drama and vitality of the adventure, while remaining true to the original Homeric language.
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CliffsNotes on Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogy

Author: Regina Higgins,Charles Higgins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544183029

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 4516

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. CliffsNotes on The Oedipus Trilogy is your ticket to a greater understanding of three tragic dramas from Sophocles. Meet the subject of these plays: Oedipus, the banished king of Greek mythology who killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone are timeless works that continue to captivate audiences even today. This study guide covers all three plays with critical commentaries, summaries, and character analyses — tools designed to open your eyes to the richness of Sophocles' work. Other features that help you study include Life and background of the playwright, Sophocles An introduction to Greek theatre A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on fate and ritual and transcendence in the Oedipus Trilogy A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, 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.
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CliffsNotes on Golding's Lord of the Flies

Author: Maureen Kelly

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054418257X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 3637

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. CliffsNotes on Lord of the Flies takes you on an exploration of William Golding's novel to the dark side of humanity, the savagery that underlies even the most civilized human beings. Follow Golding's group of young boys from hope to disaster and watch as they attempt to survive their uncivilized, unsupervised, and isolated environment. You can rely on CliffsNotes on Lord of the Flies for character analyses, insightful essays, and chapter-by-chapter commentaries to ensure your safe passage through the rich symbolism of this novel. Other features that help you study include A brief synopsis of the novel A character map to help you see relationships among the characters A glossary that helps you get the most out of your reading An interactive quiz to test your knowledge Essay topics and review questions Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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CliffsNotes on Homer's The Odyssey

Author: Stanley P Baldwin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544183002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 7069

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 The Odyssey, you follow along on Homer's grand adventure. This epic poem unfurls the story of Odysseus' triumph over Troy and arduous journey home to reclaim his kingdom. At 2,500 years old, it is one of the finest books ever written; as poetry, it sets the standard for comparison; and it serves as one of the foundations of the Western world's cultural heritage. This study guide carries you along on Odysseus' journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each book. You'll also explore the life and background of the epic, Homer, and gain insight into the Homeric Question. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on the literary devices and major symbols of The Odyssey 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.
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CliffsNotes on Virgil's Aeneid

Author: Richard McDougall,Suzanne Pavlos

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764586804

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 4664

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 features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Aeneid takes you on the journey of a band of survivors who leave their destroyed city to seek another home in a faraway country. Woven from myth and legend, the story is about rebirth, about life springing forth from ruin and death. This study guide will help navigate the voyages of the Trojans and uncover their significance in Virgil's time and today. You'll also gain insight into the life and cultural background of the author. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays 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.
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The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472532481

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1555

Homer's epic tale of Odysseus' journey home from the Trojan War, now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series in Martin Hammond's authoritative translation.
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CliffsNotes on Mythology

Author: James Weigel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054418288X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 3427

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on Mythology, you'll review the myths from seven different cultures and gain an overview of the stories that people have lived by from ancient times to the present. The gods and their stories depict life's lessons and personal relationships and present a moral code of human conduct. These stories are also a map to understanding history. This CliffsNotes guide covers Egyptian, Babylonian, Indian, Greek, Roman, and Norse mythologies, as well as the Arthurian legends. Features that help you figure out these important works include An introduction to mythology The main gods of various cultures Review questions Recommended readings Genealogical tables of major gods Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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Iliad

Author: Homer,Pamela Ann Draper

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472067923

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 193

View: 9305

A user-friendly edition for the student reading Homer in the original Greek
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CliffsNotes on Homer's Iliad

Author: Bob Linn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544182200

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 6657

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. Homer's classic Greek epic, The Iliad, plunges you into the midst of the battle of Troy as swords flash and ancient angers flare — and CliffsNotes is at your side through the fray to shield you from being unprepared for class discussion. CliffsNotes character analyses and critical essays delve into the depths of well-fueled feuds and fatal choices to explain the context of the heroic exploits of Achilles, Agamemnon, Hektor, and Priam. As Achaians fight Trojans to the bitter end for the hand of fair Helen, turn to CliffsNotes on The Iliad for plot summaries and commentaries that make sense of the themes of strife and reconciliation in this fast-action work of classic literature. Other features that help you figure out this important work include A close look at the author's life, which offers insight into his writing A background of the epic poem, to help you understand the setting List of characters and their descriptions A map that diagrams the relationships among the characters Glossaries to help you fully understand the poem A review section that tests your knowledge, and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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The Penelopiad

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571319009

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 4997

As portrayed in Homer's Odyssey, Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring twenty years of waiting when her husband goes to fight in the Trojan War. As she fends off the attentions of a hundred greedy suitors, travelling minstrels regale her with news of Odysseus' epic adventures around the Mediterranean - slaying monsters and grappling with amorous goddesses. When Odysseus finally comes home, he kills her suitors and then, in an act that served as little more than a footnote in Homer's original story, inexplicably hangs Penelope's twelve maids. Now, Penelope and her chorus of wronged maids tell their side of the story in a new stage version by Margaret Atwood, adapted from her own wry, witty and wise novel. The Penelopiad premiered with the Royal Shakespeare Company in association with Canada's National Arts Centre at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in July 2007.
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Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Bronte

Publisher: ENRICH CULTURE GROUP LIMITED

ISBN: 9887739553

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8642

Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It follows the emotions and experiences of its title character Jane, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the Byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. Jane Eyre revolutionised the art of fiction. Charlotte Brontë has been called the "first historian of the private consciousness" . In 2003, the novel was ranked number 10 in the BBC's survey The Big Read.
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The Odyssey

Notes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780822009214

Category: Journeys

Page: 71

View: 9166

Includes the life of Homer, His poetic technique, a list of characters, a synopsis of the Odyssey, summaries and critical commentaries, and more.
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The Ajax of Sophocles

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 74

View: 3497

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How to Read a Book

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439144831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

View: 8333

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
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The Iliad

Author: Homer

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4360

The work describes the historical events happening at the times of the Greek invasive wars on the coast of Asia Minor. The poem contains details about the episodes of the last two months of a decade-long siege of the famous Troy. Pretty illustrations by Vladislav Kolomoets provide you with new impressions from reading this legendary story.
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Fahrenheit 451

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780822004585

Category: Study Aids

Page: 62

View: 7199

-- Offers a traditional CliffNotes "TM" treatment of a literary novel, with updated and new content. -- Includes Life and Background of the Author, Introduction to the Novel, A Brief Synopsis, List of Characters, Critical Commentaries, Glossaries, Character Analyses, and Critical Essays. -- Enhanced by collaboration with Webster's New World "TM" College Dictionary, which provides authoritative glossary definitions. -- Provides a Character Map, a one-page spread that graphically illustrates the relationships between characters. -- Supplemented by CliffNotes "TM" Review, which reinforces learning with fun and practical activities, and CliffNotes "TM" Resource Center, which provides the reader with additional resources for further study. -- Contains reader-friendly icons for theme, literary device, style & language, and character insight. -- Includes a comprehensive Index.
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The Adventures of Ulysses

Author: Bernard Evslin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453264434

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 186

View: 3739

The legendary adventures of the Greek king’s epic journey come to life in a modern retelling of The Odyssey that’s “an unmitigated delight” (School Library Journal). In their ten-year siege of Troy, the Greeks claim victory thanks to the cunning wit of Ulysses, King of Ithaca, who devised the infamous Trojan Horse. Now, with the epic war finally finished, Ulysses sets sail for home—but his journey will be long and arduous. Having angered Poseidon, god of the sea, Ulysses and his men are thrown off course by a raging storm and forced to wander the perilous world for another ten years. On his epic trek, Ulysses must match wits and strength with man-eating Sirens, a towering Cyclops, the witch-goddess Circe, and a slew of other deadly foes. Meanwhile, in Ithaca, his wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus, contend with a rowdy mob of suitors who have taken over their home in an attempt to usurp the absent ruler’s place.
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Fun Home

A Family Tragicomic

Author: Alison Bechdel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618871711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 3339

A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.
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Achilles in Vietnam

Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

Author: Jonathan Shay

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439124922

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 9780

An original and groundbreaking book that examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer’s Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder In this strikingly original and groundbreaking book, Dr. Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer’s Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the Iliad was written twenty-seven centuries ago it has much to teach about combat trauma, as do the more recent, compelling voices and experiences of Vietnam vets.
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A Little History of the World

Illustrated Edition

Author: E. H. Gombrich

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300213972

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6065

E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.
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