Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Drama - 114 pages
Comprehensive reading and study guides for some of the world's most important literary masterpieces. Concise critical excerpts provide a scholarly overview of each work. "The Story Behind the Story" details the conditions under which the work was written. Each book includes a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list of characters, an extensive summary and analysis, and an annotated bibliography.
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