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  • Hitchhiking The Galaxy One Last Time
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    Gently does it The Salmon of Doubt Douglas Adams 336 pp, Macmillan James Boswell was taken aback by Samuel Johnson's verdict on Gulliver's Travels: "When once you have thought of big men and little men, it is very easy to do all the rest". So are we - but part of the reason we " re appalled is that while Johnson almost completely misses the point, he has a point. It is about mistrusting fantastic literature's ability to deliver a moral message. Not many people would compare Douglas Adams with Sw...
  • Deals With First Cousin Marriage
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    Marriage in the Victorian In the Victorian, marriage was seen mainly as bringing up ones status, people didn t marry for love they married for money. In this case, Victorians kept marriage between family members to keep the wealth there. Throughout many Victorian works this trend in seen often. In Thomas Hardy's novel, Desperate Remedies, in the beginning we learn that Cytherea had to end her relationship with Ambrose Grade, because she was going to be with her cousin who she had prior flirtatio...
  • Idoru In Gibsons Book
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    Idoru by william gibson is nothing less than an awe-in siring book for me. no other author that i have come across can inspire one to recreate visions of reality at the turn of every page. Gibsons books are all compelling; neuromancer (1984) needing perhaps a special mention; as this book single handedly created the cyberpunk genre, aswell as coining phrases such as "cyberspace". However, as one of his later works (1996), we are able to find within Idoru's more contempory exploration of our worl...
  • Theme Of Killing Mr Griffin
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    Killing Mr. Griffin is an incredibly suspenseful novel which takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is written in third person point of view. The protagonist of this thrilling novel is Susan McConnell. Susan is a loner and mostly stays home with her nose in the books. She works hard at her studies and usually has no trouble with her teachers. But, Mr. Griffin is an exception. Mark Kinney, on the other hand, the antagonist, has already failed Mr. Griffin's class once. Mark's face is one that ...
  • Fanny's Relationship With Edmund
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    'FANNY EMERGES VICTORIOUS SIMPLY BECAUSE THE OTHERS FALTER'; (MARY POOLEY) DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS READING OF FANNY'S ROLE IN 'MANSFIELD PARK " Mansfield Park has sometimes been considered as atypical of Jane Austen as being solemn and moralistic. Poor Fanny Price is brought up at Mansfield Park with her uncle and aunt. Where only her cousin Edmund helps her with the difficulties she suffers from the rest of the family, and from her own fearfulness and timidity. When the sophisticated Crawfords (...
  • Most Famous Wyndham
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    A very interesting book this, and in my opinion, the best of Wyndham's novels. The first sci-fi novel I ever read was Day of the Triffids, which is probably the most famous Wyndham, and the most popular. It sold very well in the 1950's and found its way into the national consciousness and even onto the school curriculum, which is where I encountered it over a decade later. For some reason, people seemed able to relate to the idea of a bunch of intelligent, ambulatory giant plants taking over the...
  • Work The Little Prince
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    Having read the article The Gift Of Imagination this one quote best describes imagination in us. "Almost all children have vivid imaginations. A few retain them. But somewhere in the process of growing up, most people reject it or learn to conceal it or deny that they have it, even though they use it every day". Silver Donald Cameron. As we grow up we loose our imagination and form ourselves to the "norm" of society. In the novel The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupery imagination is evid...
  • Experiences Of The Invisible Man
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    The experiences of the Invisible Man are so real and true with such rich imagery. Even today some 40 to 50 years later prejudice still rings throughout society like a loud, annoying bell. Some of us today still haven't learned to treat all people equal and I think that is what makes the book so great that it will most likely never die out, no matter what era, what age the book will always relate to society and the lives of people. All ages can read it and understand and also it has unique style....
  • One Hundred Years Of Solitude
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    Title: One Hundred Years of Solitude Question: Illustrate how the theme of the novel you read is developed and enhanced by plot, character and setting. Enhance your essay with specific references to the text. This novel seems to have multiple themes. One important theme is that every action causes a reaction, and one person's doing can result in something unpredicted. Similarly, it also seems to say that fate is bound to happen, no matter what is done to try to change it. In this novel, when Jos...
  • One's Dignity Commands Respect
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    The novel contains a recurring theme of dignity. This theme is stated and restated throughout the novel. Define dignity and then consider the author's intention and conclude with your own explanation of the quality of dignity. Portfolio Essay: The Remains of the Day Dignity, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is 'a composed and serious manner / style, the state of being worthy of honour or respect'. In the novel, dignity is exoteric ally found in the form of proper gentlemen, as well as butlers...
  • Ceremony By Leslie Silko The Novel Ceremony
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    Ceremony by Leslie Silko The novel Ceremony, written by Leslie Silko deals with the actions of a Native American youth after fighting, and being held captive during World War II. The young mans name is Tayo and upon returning to the U.S., and eventually reservation life he has many feelings of estrangement and apathy towards society. The novel discusses many topics pertaining to Native Americans, through the eyes of Tayo and a few female characters. The novel is one that you must decide for your...
  • Mrs De Winter To Rebecca
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    NOVEL STUDY Section A - Background Information 1) In 1907, a popular writer named Daphne Du Maurier was born. She wrote her first novel, Loving Spirit, in 1931. Other novels that Du Maurier wrote were Rule Britannia, My Cousin Rachel, The King's General. The Scapegoat, Jamaican Inn and many more. Margaret Forester held high praises for Du Maurier. Forester had said, 'No other popular writer {Du Maurier} has so triumphantly defied classification... She satisfied all t questionable criteria of pop...
  • Doctorow's Love For New York City
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    Literary Criticisms on The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow Literary Criticisms (mostly book reviews) on the novel The Waterworks, by E.L. Doctorow focus on different topics. One talks of the author and his style in writing the novel. Another describes Doctorow's love for New York city, which can be seen throughout the pages of his various novels. There is one that discusses the aspects of Utopia in the novel. Also, "The New Yorker" has an interview with him discussing his work. Ted Solotaroff, in "T...
  • One Thing Mary Higgins Clark
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    You Belong to Me is Mary Higgins Clark's fifteenth novel. It is about a young clinical psychologist named Dr. Susan Chandler who hosts a radio talk show. One day the topic of the show is lonely women who disappear and who are later discovered dead. She brings up one specific case of a lady named Regina Clausen. Another lady calls in the show and says she might have some information that might be useful to the case, but she wants to remain anonymous. Dr. Chandler tries to arrange a meeting with h...
  • Effects Of A Senseless War Dirty Work
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    Horrifying Effects of a Senseless War Dirty Work is an irresistible debut novel from one of the greatest novelist in American literature today. Throughout each chapter, Larry Brown creatively changes the narrator between the two main characters, which works magnificently. He is bold and decisive in his telling of two disabled individuals being tormented by the physical and emotional hell they withstand in the everlasting Vietnam. Braiden Chained has no arms or legs due to a machine gun (73). Wal...
  • First Elected Prime Minister Of The Congo
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    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it, from garden seeds to Scripture, is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial...
  • Miguel Chico's First Taste Of Death
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    Intertwining of Life and Death The Rain God is the story of families, friendships, and betrayal along the El Paso / Ju " are border. Set in a fictional small town on the Texas-Mexico border, it tells the funny, sad and quietly outrageous saga of the children and grandchildren of Mama Chona the strong matriarch of the Angel clan who fled the revolution for a gringo land of promise. In The Rain God, the idea of love and death are intertwined and give a dark yet accurate description of the tones of...
  • One Guest
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    Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, published by Washington Square Press, is regarded by most critics to be her masterpiece. After publishing almost eighty books, this was the one she was truly most proud of. Why? Mainly, because critics have quoted it to have sold more copies than Shakespeare and the Bible. However, Christie has so much more to be proud of in this novel. With an outstanding mystery / murder plot, combined with a dark, cryptic setting involving many deranged guests; one ...

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