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  • Austen's Novel Sense And Sensibility
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    Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility is a remarkable and memorable novel. Austen probably named her novel this because of her two main characters, Eleanor and Marianne. Eleanor is the oldest of the two girls, and has a great deal of common sense. Unlike Marianne, she controls her emotions with good sense and discretion. Eleanor's sense made her the person everyone could depend on. Marianne, on the other hand, is unthinking and totally engrossed in her romantic ideals. She lacks the sense an...
  • Sir Walter Scott
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    Review of Ivanhoe By Sir Walter Scott The Jackal 2/22/99 Ivanhoe is an adventure story set in 12th century England during the Holy Crusades of "Richard the Lion-Hearted" (King of England). This novel is one of great suspense and action, which elicits out great emotion such as valor and love. The author, Sir Walter Scott can be considered a historical storyteller. He brings together characters of his imagination and places them in the harsh environment of the medieval world, which gives the reade...
  • Plane Crash And Nell
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    Before I Say Good-Bye By: Mary Higgins Clark In the beginning of the novel you are introduced to Nell Caul iff. As a child Nell's parents were killed in a plane crash, and Nell was raised by her grandfather. Nell said she had ESP just like her Great-aunt Gert, and Nell said she knew when her great-aunt died and knew her parents were killed in a plane crash, and was comforted by their presence. Nell always had the gift of extrasensory perception, just like her great-aunt Gert, but her grandfather...
  • Travel To The Magical World Narnia
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    Imagine that you are in a different world from earth, time is different, and all living things around you can talk. While in this world you will go through the most amazing adventure that you could ever think of. That is just what happens in the novel The Silver Chair. It is an action packed, and keeps you wanting to read the whole way through. The author of the novel The Silver Chair is C.S. Lewis. The most well known novels that C.S. Lewis has written are The Chronicles of Narnia, which is mad...
  • Great Series Of Novels
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    The Life and Great works of John Updike An American novelist, short story writer and a poet, John Updike was a country boy with a great talent that needed to be unleashed. He wrote many novels and won many awards; his best works did involve the novels that told the story of a man's life. The best-known and most widely analyzed work, John Updike wrote a great series of novels depicting a reoccurring theme of the life of a man, and his dream to have his high school wonders once again. Updike was b...
  • Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
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    Fitzgerald's Masterpiece. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is an enchanting novel, which tells an exquisite story through various techniques characteristic of a gifted author. The story has elements of deceit, high hopes, fallen dreams, and false intentions which make it thrilling to read. However, the true genius of the novel lies in the character description, setting of the novel, and the structure and form used. It is these literary devices that set The Great Gatsby apart from other novels...
  • Peter Benchley's Jaws
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    JAWS In the novel Jaws written by Peter Benchley, Critics are correct when they claim that the novel has a lack of characterization, the book is used as an escape, Benchley is a master of suspense writing, the novel displays the facts of Great White's and critics claim that the novel also displays formuliac plotting, and is an allusion to classic fish tales such as; Herman Melville's Moby Dick, and Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. Critics need to loosen up on irritating Benchley with obvious...
  • Great Novel
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    Dillion said, "Goodbye, me old son". His hand found the silenced Walther at his waistband under the tunic at his back, it swung up and he fired twice, each bullet striking Marco in the heart and driving him back. We can see from the previous, that the novel, On Dangerous Ground, is not your average book. On the contrary, it's the opposite, because it's filled with murder, betrayal, and lies. This suspenseful novel has a great plot, intriguing characters, and is recommended for young and old adul...
  • Novel By Many Of Its Characters
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    Loneliness in Of Mice and MenT he novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinback deals with many themes that are reflective of the time period in which the novel was written. Loneliness is one of the many themes in this novel that are reflective of the time period in which the novel was written. It is shown in many of the characters in the novel. Loneliness is a theme in this novel that is reflective of the time period in which the novel was written. Loneliness haunts the characters in the novel Of Mic...
  • Killer Angels Summary This Outstanding Historical Novel
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    The Killer Angels Joseph E. Seguin Ms. We isU.S. History AP 5 December 1996 THe Killer Angels Opinion and Commentary In the novel The Killer Angels, Mr. Shaara's historical accuracy is unquestionable. He has written this fabulous (Pulitzer Prize winning) novel. Although the heroic suicidal charge of the 10th Minnesotans on the second day of the battle was left out, Shaara focuses on Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the 20th Maine which makes up for the lapse. It is safe to say that no oth...
  • Adaptation Of Great Expectations
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    There are many issues involved with adapting a classic novel for the small screen, but probably the most important of these is the degree of loyalty the adaptation should make with the original novel. For a director it is almost impossible to remain perfectly loyal to the novel. For instance, around the time of the first director, David Lean, filmmaking had not advanced to such a stage for it to be possible to, as shown in the book, animate the roots of a tree to look like dead people's hands. A...
  • Celestine Prophecy
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    The Celestine Prophecy The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. More popular than The Bridges of Madison County, more philosophical than Socrates, and it rivals only R.L. Stein's Fear Street series in bad writing. It's a 'novel of ideas's ays Kenneth Moyle in his very critical essay 'Why I Hate the Celestine Prophecy. ' 'A novel of ideas;' that's a good phrase for this 'novel. ' I read it twice during this assignment: the first time I thought he had great ideas and themes to live by; the second...
  • Great Age Of The English Novel
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    English literature. INTRODUCTION English literature, literature written in English since c. 1450 by the inhabitants of the British Isles; it was during the 15th cent. that the English language acquired much of its modern form. II. The Tudors and the Elizabethan Age The beginning of the Tudor dynasty coincided with the first dissemination of printed matter. William Caxton's press was established in 1476, only nine years before the beginning of Henry VII's reign. Caxton's achievement encouraged wr...
  • Great Novel
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    The Rainmaker The world is full of great novels. From Sherlock Holmes to the three musketeers. As the years progress more novels are written and more money is made. John Grisham is a rising star in literature. His books have enticed readers and has given the people something good to read. What makes his books great is that they are so realistic. He applies his personal law and trial knowledge into the books he writes. What it is about It was his last semester of law school. Rudy Baylor was assig...
  • Connie And Her Twin Boys
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    The Pig man and me The novel was a great example of how most young kids grow up in today's society. Many kids influence either being raised in a single parent household, living in a small town, or being bullied by mean people. The young Zin dal explains to the reader his life while growing up in Travis, N.J. He lived with his mother, sister Betty, and the Vivona family. The vivona family consists of Connie and her twin boys. The story begins when Paul's mother had got evicted for not paying rent...
  • Reads Like A Novel
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    1. The Godfather (Mario Puzo): Great characterization, vivid descriptions, fascinating look at a powerful subculture, well researched, much of it based on true people and events. The book is way better than the movies, and the movies deserved their Best Picture Oscars. 2. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller): Most original novel I've ever read. Brilliant, funny, thought-provoking anti-war tract. 3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (the Bard). No bookshelf is complete without it. My copy has everyth...

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