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Title Novels for students. Volume 22 [electronic resource] : presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied novels / Sara Constantakis and Ira Mark Milne, project editors ; foreword by Anne Devereaux Jordan.

Imprint Detroit, Mich. : Gale, c2006.
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Series Gale virtual reference library
Note "ISSN 1094-3552."
Guest foreword "The Informed Dialogue: Interacting with Literature" by Anne Devereaux Jordan.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The autobiography of an ex-coloured man - James Weldon Johnson -- Black Beauty - Anna Sewell -- The damnation of Theron Ware - Harold Frederic -- Dandelion wine - Ray Bradbury -- A death in the family - James Agee -- Elmer Gantry - Sinclair Lewis -- The God of small things - Arundhati Roy -- The name of the rose - Umberto Eco -- The prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark -- The satanic verses - Salman Rushdie -- Sophie's choice - William Styron -- The woman in the dunes - Kobo Abe.
Summary Each volume provides discussions of the literary and historical background of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes concise synopses of plot, characters and themes, a brief author biography, discussion of the story's cultural and historical significance, and excerpted criticism.
Original Version Original: xix, 344 p. : ill., photos. ; 29 cm.
Subject Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938. Autobiography of an ex-coloured man.
Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878. Black Beauty.
Frederic, Harold, 1856-1898. Damnation of Theron Ware.
Bradbury, Ray, 1920- Dandelion wine.
Agee, James, 1909-1955. Death in the family.
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. Elmer Gantry.
Roy, Arundhati. God of small things.
Eco, Umberto. Nome della rosa. English.
Spark, Muriel. Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
Rushdie, Salman. Satanic verses.
Styron, William, 1925- Sophie's choice.
Abe, Kobo, 1924- Woman in the dunes.
Fiction -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Fiction -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States.
Fiction -- History and criticism.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Added Author Milne, Ira Mark, editor.
Constantakis, Sara, editor.
Gale Group.
ISBN 9781414405704 (electronic book)
1414405707 (electronic book)
9780787669454
0787669458
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