This war novel is actually an anti-war novel, tracing the lives and losses of a young group of soldiers caught in the brutality of World War I. Gripping, realistic, and searing with a vision inconsistent with post-war German character, All Quiet on the Western Front brought author Erich Maria Remarque death threats, causing him to leave Germany to live and work in Hollywood. This concise supplement to Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front helps students understand the overall structure of th... more info>>
Many of Steinbeck's books took place in the world of migrant workers in California. Of Mice and Men follows two such drifters, Lennie and George, and recounts their peculiar difficulties and unusual bond. It is a sweet, sad, and moving American story and one of Steinbeck's greatest works.
This concise supplement to Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the ... more info>>
In this novel of betrayal and trials, Hester Prynne is found guilty of adultery and must wear a scarlet "A" wherever she goes. Her story is filled with the slow process of redemption and eventual love.