Author: Anita Price Davis
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Study Aids
REA's MAXnotes for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
Author: Michael J. Meyer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release Date: 2010-10-14
Genre: Literary Criticism
In 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird was published to critical acclaim. To commemorate To Kill a Mockingbird's 50th anniversary, Michael J. Meyer has assembled a collection of new essays that celebrate this enduring work of American literature. These essays approach the novel from educational, legal, social, and thematic perspectives. Harper Lee's only novel won the Pulitzer Prize and was transformed into a beloved film starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. An American classic that frequently appears in middle school and high school curriculums, the novel has been subjected to criticism for its subject matter and language. Still relevant and meaningful, To Kill a Mockingbird has nonetheless been under-appreciated by many critics. There are few books that address Lee's novel's contribution to the American canon and still fewer that offer insights that can be used by teachers and by students. These essays suggest that author Harper Lee deserves more credit for skillfully shaping a masterpiece that not only addresses the problems of the 1930s but also helps its readers see the problems and prejudices the world faces today. Intended for high school and undergraduate usage, as well as for teachers planning to use To Kill a Mockingbird in their classrooms, this collection will be a valuable resource for all teachers of American literature.
"In his play, Christopher Sergel has shifted the focus slightly. The result of this shift, I believe, hightlights the novel's universal qualities. [He] reminds us...that the issues explored are not those of a 'regional' work of art (as the novel is often categorised) but are of importance in Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham or wherever the play is seen by an audience." - from Ray Speakman's introduction.
Provides a background for Harper Lee's famous novel by looking at relevant biographical details about her life and providing historical details that place the story in context, with a literary analysis of the novel.
A historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her. Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.
Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre: Study Aids
So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of To Kill a Mockingbird tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Harper Lee’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Analysis of the main characters Themes and symbols Notes on the author’s style Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a beautiful and significant novel about small-town Southern society in the 1930s, where the innocence of childhood converges with the ugly realities of racial inequality. With its potent message about truth, integrity, and the moral imperative to stand up for what’s right, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned its place in history as one of the most beloved novels of the twentieth century. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Fathers and daughters in literature
The Crucible still has permanence and relevance a half century after its initial publication. This powerful political drama set amidst the Salem witch trials is commonly understood as Arthur Miller's poignant response to McCarthyism. This new edition featuring new critical essays examines this important work.
A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranges from his deprived youth, to his contributions to the art of animation, to his visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire, to his reclusive and lonely private world.
Unlock the more straightforward side of To Kill a Mockingbird with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a book about the trial of a black man accused of raping a white woman. By describing such a sensitive issue through the eyes of a child, Lee calls attention to the glaring inequalities in American society at the time and highlights the injustice of the legal system. First published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird quickly became an international bestseller. Nowadays, it often features on the lists of the best English-language books of the past century, and has been described by The Guardian as the “book of a lifetime”. In spite of this, Lee herself was a relatively unknown figure. She was born in Alabama in 1926, and based much of To Kill a Mockingbird on an event which took place in her hometown. She died in 2016 at the age of 89. Find out everything you need to know about To Kill a Mockingbird in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!