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  • Very Opposite From Nicholas
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    Master of the Orient THE NINJA Born and raised in New York City, Eric Lustbader graduated from Columbia University in 1969. Lustbader has had a number of fascinating best-selling novels, including Black Heart and Angel Eyes, he introduced Elton John to the American music scene. He spent fifteen years in the music industry in various capacities, including working for both Elektra and CBS Records. He is a former writer for Cash Box magazine where he wrote lead stories on new rock acts. In that cap...
  • Novel Over The Movie
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    Compare and Contrast Essay: Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies demonstrates a very subtle yet important message, mostly about the way that humans can turn almost any situation into an evil one. The novel is fully based on attempting to understand this message. Unfortunately the movie for various reasons does not do the novel justice in the plot and detail department. The novel is chock full of details and mind indulging plot twists. But the movie not only leaves these out but it also forgets to...
  • Land Into Three Parts
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    HARDSHIPS DISCUSSED IN "O'PIONEERS" During the middle to late 1800's, thousands upon thousands of Americans, as well as foreigners, flocked to the mid-western part of the United States. They flocked to this area hoping to gain free or cheap land promised to them by the United States Government. Most of the "pioneers" left cities and factory jobs to venture out into the American prairies and become farmers. They left their homes, not only because the land was either free or cheap, but also becaus...
  • Time Machine By H.G. Wells
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    The Time Machine by H.G. Wells is considered a "classic" in today's literary community. I also believe that this novel is a good book. It was an interesting story the first time I studied it, and I have found new ideas each time I have read it since. It is amazing that such a simple narrative could have so many complex ideas. Unfortunately, some do not take the same position that I do. They cast it off as a silly little novel that deserves no merit. Obviously I disagree with these critics. The T...
  • Helene And Roger
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    1. One Fat English Man 2. The author of the novel is Kingsley Amis, copyright 1963.3. Kingsley Amis was a British writer from England. 4. Major Characters Roger Micheldene is the man the book focuses primarily upon. He is a shortish fat Englishman of forty (6) and a publisher. Of the seven deadly sins Roger considers himself to be gluttony, sloth and lust. He considers himself most qualified in the sin of anger (8). He is so fat that his hips have fused together and he is forced to wear a brace....
  • Golding's First Novel
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    Born in 1911 Saint Columb Minor in Cornwall, England, Sir William Gerald Golding was educated at the Marlborough Grammar School, where his father taught, and later at Brasenose College, Oxford. Although educated to be a scientist at the wishes of his father, he soon developed a great interest in literature, becoming first devoted to Anglo-Saxon and then writing poetry. At Oxford he studied English literature and philosophy. Following a short period of time in which he worked at a settlement hous...
  • Husband As Hosna Bint Mahmoud
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    Written by Taye b Salih, the novel 'Season of Migration to the North' as described by The Observer "is an Arabian Nights in reverse, enclosing a pithy moral about international misconceptions and delusions". The novel is set both in England and the Sudan, showing the stark social differences within these two locations. In this essay, I will evaluate the reasons supporting and opposing Mahjoub's statement as defined in 'Season of Migration to the North'. In the first line of the novel (and once m...
  • True Pioneer Of The Book's Time
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    O.E. R" 's thesis in the novel Giants in the Earth is well hidden throughout the text of the novel, but his purpose is very clear. The purpose of the book is to give the reader a full experience of how life was like for an immigrant to start all over again in an unknown, unexplored habitat. It also furnishes the reader with the knowledge of the hardship and consequences that the alien settlers dealt with on the prairie. The topics that R" writes about in the novel are those of manual labor for s...
  • Racist Novel
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    Reasons Huck Finn isn't racist The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is not a racist novel. This novel has been subject to much controversy about whether or not the book is racist. Whilst many believe the novel to be non racist, there a few people out there who believe it is. This is just not true. This essay will show you why this novel is not racist. Huck Finn is the main character in this novel; he is an uneducated, uncivilized, backwoods hick. Huck uses the wo...
  • First Part Of The Novel
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    The book is about a lonely young man, Frederick Clegg, who works as a clerk in a city hall, and collects butterflies in his free time. The first part of the novel tells the story from his point of view. Frederick is attracted to Miranda Grey, an art student who he thinks is very beautiful. He admires her from a distance, but is unable to make any contact with her because of his weak social skills. One day, he wins a large prize in the pools. This makes it possible for him to stop working and buy...
  • Stevenson In His Novel The Black Arrow
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    Ec holy Vue April 12, 1999 CP English IV Ms. Wade The Culture of Stevenson's Time The novel The Black Arrow, written by Robert Louis Stevenson, reflects the culture that was around in Robert Louis Stevenson's time. The legend of Robin Hood was very popular during Stevenson's time, with classic elements of good versus evil and the protagonist being the underdog. "Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the world's most popular and most versatile of writers (RLS 1)". Stevenson wrote many extraordinary n...
  • Thomas Mann
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    OUTLINE I. Introduction II. Thomas Mann A. Biography B. Mann's other works. The Magic Mountain A. Summary of the novel B. Commentary C. Issues mentioned in the book IV. Conclusion A. Impact the book had on me The Magic Mountain written by Thomas Mann is a beautiful, rich novel which presents the major philosophical ideas of our civilization in the form of vivid and fascinating characters. It is certainly one of the most important works of the twentieth century. Thomas Mann (1875-1955) German nov...
  • Finnish Dancers In Finland
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    Chapter 1 History The History of Finland Finland's traces of human settlements date back to the thaw of the last Ice Age some 10.000 years ago. The Finns ancestors seem to have dominated half of northern Russia before arriving on the north of the Baltic coast well before the Christian era. By the end of the Viking Age, Swedish traders and chieftains had extended their interests throughout the Baltic region. Finland's position, sandwiched between East and West, has given the Finnish way of life a...
  • Times Throughout The Novel Huck
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    Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has been attacked and banned since it was first published. It has been accused of being immoral and racist. It was removed from several Library's, including the Brooklyn Public Library in 1905, and several libraries in Denver, Omaha, and Worcester in 1907. The reasons for this, were, because of Twain's use of vernacular dialect from the time and place in which he was writing about, and because of it being seen as an immoral book. Other attacks on ...
  • Wintersons Point Jordan
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    The Flip Side Sexing the Cherry, written by Jeanette Winterson, abandons traditional literary form altogether. The main story line is very simple. At the beginning of the book, we are introduced to the Dog Woman, her adopted son Jordan and the life they lead in sixteenth century England. The Dog Woman is a large grotesque giant who has a very direct view on life. Jordan, on the other hand, has a more philosophical view on life. He has a calm personality and is a dreamer. He meets Tradescant, bot...
  • Hobbit And Shea
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    Comparing and contrasting the novels The Hobbit and The Sword of Shannara as the reveal the conventions of a middle-earth fantasy novel The two novels The Sword of Shannara and The Hobbit are traditional earth fantasy novels. In both books characters encounter the forces of good and evil. The central heroes travel on great and dangerous paths to experience difficult situations. Magic plays a large role in both novels and saves the characters several times, which makes the story more exciting. Th...
  • Lower Class People Of Wells's Time
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    The novel "The time machine" was written to give the reader a vision into the author's view of the future; although bleak, this vision is presented realistically, whilst being profoundly farfetched. The use of this presentation leaves the reader wondering if all this could actually happen. It is clear from reading the novel that H.G. Wells message or vision for mankind, is entirely bleak. This is simply because there is nothing positive in the book. Whilst there are individual events that provok...
  • Hagedorn's Work
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    Oscar V. Campo manes A novelist, poet, multimedia and performance artist. Jessica Tara hata Hagedorn had been in the United States for only three years (after moving from the Philippines at age thirteen) when her poems caught the attention of Kenneth Rexroth. Rexroth, a San Francisco-based artist, encouraged her to hone her writing and edited the book that first featured her poetry, Four Young Women (1973). Forged in the heat of the early 1970's ethnic revival, her early forays into poetry, play...
  • Trip Around The World In Eighty Days
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    Around The World In 80 Days– Br Essay, Around The World In 80 Days– Br Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic novel by Jules Verne about an English gentleman by the name of Phineas Fogg. Fogg was quite an unusual and mysterious man. Nobody really knew very much about him. Everyone knew that he was wealthy, but, from where his wealth derived was not known. He had no job and belonged to no organization other than the Reform Club, which he went to everyday. He was very precise wit...

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