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- Life and works of Ernest Hemingway
- Mark Twain's life and works
- Life and writings of John Steinbeck
- Moby Dick
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Old Man and the Sea
- All Quiet on the Western Front
- Edith Wharton's life and major novels
1. Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms: Summary and Analysis
Ernest Hemingway's ''A Farewell to Arms'' is considered by some critics to be the best novel written in the WWI era. Learn why readers still love this story almost a century later.
2. Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer
In this lesson, we will learn about Mark Twain's life, his most acclaimed writings and his place as a realist and regionalist writer in this country's literary history.
3. John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works
John Steinbeck is one of the 20th century's most celebrated authors. In this lesson, we'll look at Steinbeck's most famous work, 'The Grapes of Wrath.' We'll also discuss his style and consider his other major works.
4. Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style
John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' is one of the most enduring American stories of friendship. Watch this video lesson to learn about its characters, main plot events and key themes.
5. Herman Melville: Moby-Dick Summary and Analysis
''Moby Dick'' is not just a boring story about a whale. Its popularity is still strong today (guess what major coffee chain takes its name from the story) thanks to Herman Melville's raunchy jokes about sperm whales. Oh, the fact it's a great story about evil and revenge doesn't hurt either.
6. To Kill a Mockingbird: Summary, Analysis and Quotes
How did a novel that deals with difficult topics like racism and rape become an American classic and a staple of high school English classes? In this lesson, we'll learn all about Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'
7. The Old Man and the Sea: Summary, Characters & Themes
The Old Man and the Sea was the last novel Ernest Hemingway published before killing himself in 1961. In many ways, the novel gives us a glimpse into the award-winning author's mind as this story's events and themes connect to Hemingway's life.
8. All Quiet on the Western Front: Summary and Themes
Erich Maria Remarque's 'All Quiet on the Western Front' sold millions of copies worldwide. It portrays German soldiers' experiences during WWI, but many say it relates to all soldiers, describing the horrors of war, which transcend time and place.
9. Edith Wharton: Biography and Major Novels
Who was Edith Wharton? Only the author of over 40 books and the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In this lesson, we'll explore her life and major novels.
10. Julius Lester: Biography & Books
Julius Lester is an educator and award-winning writer of both children's and adult's books, but how well do you know him and his work? Read on to find out more about Julius Lester's life and work!
11. Little Women: Summary, Characters & Author
Louisa May Alcott's ''Little Women'' is one of the most famous classic novels of American children's fiction. This lesson will introduce you to the story and its characters, and it will briefly look at the book's popularity and theme.
12. Pearl Buck: Biography, Books & Poetry
You may never have heard of her, or you might be quite familiar with the works of Pearl S. Buck. Either way, you can become more acquainted with the author in this lesson with a brief biography and an overview of some of her most cherished works!
13. Russell Freedman: Biography & Books
Growing up, you may have read some of Russell Freedman's books, but do you know how he got his start as a children's author? In this lesson, you will learn about Freedman's biography and some of his major works.
14. Tender is the Night: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis
This lesson explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic 1934 novel, 'Tender is the Night,' examining the novel's primary characters and key themes. The lesson also provides an analysis of the text and its status as one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century.
15. The Age of Innocence: Summary, Themes & Analysis
This lesson explores Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ''The Age of Innocence.'' It also examines the novel's key characters and major themes.
16. The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane: Summary & Analysis
Sometimes in tense situations doing nothing is more harmful than taking a stand. Read this summary of Stephen Crane's 'The Blue Hotel' and analyze its meaning to find out why these characters felt doing nothing was the right thing to do.
17. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis
This lesson examines Carson McCullers' 1940 debut novel, 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.' It provides a summary of McCullers' complex plot, and explores the major characters and themes, as well as the novel's iconic status in the genre of Southern Literature.
18. The Outsiders: Summary & Characters
S. E. Hinton's young adult novel 'The Outsiders' has been celebrated as a classic work of fiction for nearly half a century. This lesson summarizes the novel's plot and major characters and discusses its significance and influence on the genre of YA fiction.
19. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum: Symbolism & Analysis
The novel ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'' has deep and underlying meanings that symbolize various ideas. In this lesson, you will learn some of the symbols and then be quizzed on your understanding.
20. To Kill a Mockingbird: Characters, Setting & Author
Harper Lee's classic coming-of-age novel explores issues of racism, family, courage, leadership, and judgment through the eyes of Scout Finch, the protagonist and narrator of the story.
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