100 More Great Books: Synopses, Quizzes, and Tests

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Walch Publishing, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 428 pages
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A companion title to 150 Great Books, this acclaimed sequel reviews classic and contemporary works.  Each title contains a plot summary, three evaluation tools (a 20-question quiz, 5 short-answer questions, and a chellenge essay question), answers and suggested responses, glossary of literary terms, and bibliographical entries.

The 100 titles are grouped in seven categories:

  • Adventure and Survival (such as Run Silent, Run Deep, Lord of the Flies, and A Walk Across America)
  • The Maturing Self (such as The Stranger, Carrie, and Homecoming)
  • History in Fiction (such as The Sun Also Rises, Gone with the Wind, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court)
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Supernatural (such as The Last Unicorn, The Other, and The Martian Chronicles)
  • Social Issues and Moral Challenge (such as Go Tell It on the Mountain, All the President's Men, and Skindeep)
  • Success and Achievement (such as The Bell Jar, A Man Called Peter, and Up the Down Staircase)
  • Reflections of the Family (such as Roots, Cold Sassy Tree, and Giants in the Earth)
  • Note: The original literary works are not included.

     

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    Contents

    Synopses
    3
    Quizzes and Tests
    10
    The Pilgrims Progress John Bunyan
    16
    Two Years Before the Mast Richard Henry Dana
    22
    E Dove Robin Lee Graham
    30
    Corning Into the Country John McPhee
    37
    The Maturing Self
    55
    Answer Keys
    102
    Answer Keys
    255
    Synopses
    269
    Quizzes and Tests
    280
    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
    287
    Proiles in Courage John F Kennedy
    295
    The Natural Bernard Malamud
    301
    The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
    308
    The Gift of Music Jane Stuart Smith
    317

    Synopses
    117
    Quizzes and Tests
    125
    The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
    133
    Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell
    141
    E The Gates of Zion Bodie Thoene
    148
    Queen Volley Dorothy Clarke Wilson
    156
    Science Fiction Fantasy and the Supernatural
    171
    Answer Keys
    205
    Unit 5 Social Issues and Moral Challenge
    215
    The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
    323
    Synopses
    345
    Quizzes and Tests
    355
    Cold Sassy Tree Olive Ann Burns
    361
    Tess of the DUrfcervillcs Thomas Hardy
    368
    East of Eden John Steinbeck
    382
    Index of Titles
    407
    Copyright

    Common terms and phrases

    Bibliographic information