Eight Study Guides

  • 1984

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    Nineteen Eighty-Four is an allegorical dystopian novel about the dangers of police states, groupthink, and surveillance of the public. It follows the hapless government employee Winston Smith as he dreams secretly and fruitlessly of rebellion against the all-powerful Big Brother and the Inner Party. Smith's England has been renamed Airstrip One, its citizens stripped of their individuality, its world locked in a constant state of manufactured war. It is a grim vision of the future intended as a commentary on the policies of England at the time of its writing.

  • The Weight of Sweetness

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  • Eight Million Ways to Die

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  • Eighth Moon

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  • The Eight

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  • The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses

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  • Around the World in Eighty Days

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    A classic novel, Around the World in Eighty Days tells the story of English gentleman Fogg who, on a bet, attempts to circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days. Accompanied by his valet Passepartout, Fogg encounters many unexpected obstacles, including being mistaken for a criminal and having to rescue a woman from a human sacrifice ritual. Fogg eventually makes his journey with a day to spare in this story of daring and adventure.

  • Wuthering Heights

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    Wuthering Heights is the story of the ruin of the Earnshaw family. Wealthy and well-bred citizens of the North of England, Mr. Earnshaw returns one day with a young and ill-favored boy named Heathcliff who he says he intends to foster. His son Hindley is repulsed, but his daughter Katherine grows close with Heathcliff and their unhealthy relationship forms the core of the novel. The story is told by Nelly Dean, the Earnshaw's housekeeper.

  • Side Man

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  • Funeral in Berlin

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