The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature Author Laurie Rozakis
ISBN-10 9781101198810
Release 1999-08-01
Pages 496
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that Samuel Clemens had a better-known pen name, Moby Dick is a famous whale, and the Raven only said,"Nevermore." But when it comes to understanding the great works of Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe, you'd rather rent the videos than head to your local library. Don't tear up your library card yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature teaches you all about the rich tradition of American prose and poetry, so you can fully appreciate its magnificent diversity.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature Author Laurie E. Rozakis
ISBN-10 0028633784
Release 1999
Pages 468
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Looks at American authors from Washington Irving to John Updike and provides brief biographical sketches, excerpts and summaries of major works, and explanations of major literary movements



The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature Author Laurie E. Rozakis
ISBN-10 9780786531684
Release 1999-08-01
Pages 496
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that Samuel Clemens had a better-known pen name, Moby Dick is a famous whale, and the Raven only said,"Nevermore." But when it comes to understanding the great works of Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe, you'd rather rent the videos than head to your local library. Don't tear up your library card yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature teaches you all about the rich tradition of American prose and poetry, so you can fully appreciate its magnificent diversity.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to English Literature

The Complete Idiot s Guide to English Literature Author Jay Stevenson
ISBN-10 1592576567
Release 2007
Pages 332
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An easy-to-follow overview of the history of English literature ranges from Chaucer to the present day as it looks at the evolution of literature on both sides of the Atlantic, examining a wide range of genres--including fiction, poetry, drama, and prose--and profiling the contributions of such key figures as Shakespeare, Milton, Updike, and others. Original.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Critical Reading

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Critical Reading Author Amy Wall
ISBN-10 9781440696428
Release 2005-05-03
Pages 336
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The essential guide to looking at literature with your own two eyes. What students know about Shakespeare, Orwell, Dickens, and Twain is primarily what their instructors tell them. Here's a book that teaches the students how to move on to the next level-evaluate and read critically on their own, trust their own opinions, develop original ideas, analyze characters, and find a deeper appreciation for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more. * Ideal companion for college students and accessible for the casual reader as well * Covers fiction, poetry, narrative nonfiction, biographies and memoirs, essays and editorials, and newspapers, magazines, and journals * Features examples from published writing * Includes a reading list and a glossary of literary terms



The Complete Idiot s Guide to College Survival

The Complete Idiot s Guide to College Survival Author Laurie Rozakis
ISBN-10 9781101158357
Release 2001-06-01
Pages 288
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You'd think getting into college was the hard part-years of studying for great grades, taking SATs, filling out applications and waiting in agony for the acceptance letters. Someone should have told you that was just the beginning.... The Complete Idiot's Guide® to College Survival begins where those how-to-get-into-college guides leave off, from packing gear and arriving on campus for the first time to graduation. The "bible" of college life, it offers information on making good grades, dealing with roommates, finding social activities, balancing work and other extracurricular activities and more.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Well

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Well Author Laurie Rozakis
ISBN-10 9781429526579
Release 2000-01-09
Pages 480
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You're no idiot, of course. You know how to tap out an email to your boss, scrawl a note to your sweetheart, even throw in an extra flourish when you sign a greeting card. But when it comes to really writing that excruciating process of transferring your thoughts to paper without inventing some strange new language well, let's just say you think you lack the write stuff. The written word was a great achievement in human history; don't give up on it just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Well' is the writing book you've been waiting for everything you need to know to make writing of any kind as easy as thinking or speaking. In this 'Complete Idiot's' Guide, you'll get : -Expert advice on making your writing as clear, persuasive and painless as possible, whether it's a thank-you note, a school paper, or an executive briefing. Easy-to-follow guidelines on a structure, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and style. No-nonsense advice on figuring out the three hardest parts of any writing: the beginning, middle and end.



American Literature

American Literature Author Francis E. Skipp
ISBN-10 0812046943
Release 1992
Pages 144
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Key topics start with colonial writers and cover three centuries of American prose and poetry, including present-day trends and influences. Designed to be compatible with virtually every standard textbook in their subject field, Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys give you a valuable overview of your college-level course. Classroom-style notes emphasize important facts, remind you what you need to remember for term papers and exams, and help guide you through the complexities of lectures and textbooks.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Judaism 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Judaism  2nd Edition Author Rabbi Benjamin Blech
ISBN-10 9780786542710
Release 1999-08-01
Pages 464
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One of our most popular religion and history titles - updated and reivsed. This guide contains a complete, authoritative account of the Jewish people - including profiles of Biblical and political leaders - and focuses on understanding the Jewish influence on American and world culture, offering insights into the Yiddish and Hebrew languages, theater, art, literature, comedy, film, television, and more.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to the World of Harry Potter

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the World of Harry Potter Author Tere Stouffer
ISBN-10 1592575994
Release 2007
Pages 249
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A guide to the people, places, creatures, and events contained within all seven "Harry Potter" novels also describes what life is like for students at Hogwart's, explains wizarding and British terminology, and explores the historical and mythological roots of the novels.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Grammar and Style

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Grammar and Style Author Laurie Tozakis
ISBN-10 9781101198544
Release 1997-09-01
Pages 352
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With this guide you'll gain what you need to be a great communicator at home and on the job. It provides solid information on grammatical rules and how and when to use them, friendly advice for adding variety and style to your writing, and tips, definitions, and warnings to help you along the way.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Philosophy 2E

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Philosophy  2E Author Jay Stevenson PhD
ISBN-10 9781101221884
Release 2002-02-01
Pages 336
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A revised edition to a solid performing book, with expanded content on various philosophers and ideas. -- The current edition has sold over 61,000 since its release in November of 1997. -- Existing content is great, but needs to be added to in order to more effectively compete with Philosophy for Dummies, which, at 360 pages, is 100 pages over our current edition. -- By its very nature, philosophy is not subject to a great deal of change over time, and therefore can be expected to continue to perform at or above current levels. Philosophy is all about being, knowing, and acting. It poses daring questions such as what exists, what counts as knowledge, and how do we know things? And, as life becomes more and more complicated, people turn to philosophy to help themselves better understand the world around them-politics, religion, family, the environment, and more. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Philosophy, Second Edition will continue the first edition's success in exposing beginners to the world of philosophy, its ideas, and its philosophers. It will contain expanded content on existing ideas and philosophers covered in the first edition, but it will also introduce new philosophers whose ideas were not included in the first edition, but whose contributions to the world of philosophy are perhaps now less obscure.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Islam 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Islam  2nd Edition Author Yahiya Emerick
ISBN-10 9781101097427
Release 2004-11-02
Pages 448
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An up-close and up-to-date look at an often misunderstood faith. This completely revised and updated guide explores the tenets of the Qu'ran (A.K.A 'Koran'), examines the history of the religion and its relationship to Christianity and Judaism, and features an expanded section on the true story behind 'jihad'. It explores Islamic views on war and terrorism, including the Muslim perspective on the tragic events of September 11, and the subsequent U.S. presence in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Excellent sales for the 1st Editrion. Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, with more than six million devoted followers. Features an expanded section on women in Islam, including their status within the Taliban, and the Islamic practice of polygamy.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Rumi Meditations

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Rumi Meditations Author Yahiya Emerick
ISBN-10 9781440636448
Release 2008-02-05
Pages 256
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Discover moving meditation with one of today's top-selling poets. Rumi was a 13th-century Sufi theologian and poet who spoke of love, unity with God, and spiritual growth. Rumi and his followers, known as the Whirling Dervishes, employed music, poetry, and dance to become closer to God. This guide brings the unique practice of moving meditation to American readers, offering more than 40 meditations based on Rumi's poems. ? Includes a timeline of Rumi's life, a glossary, and resources for further exploration



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Creative Writing

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Creative Writing Author Laurie Rozakis
ISBN-10 1592572065
Release 2004
Pages 358
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A fifty percent revision of a popular Complete Idiot's Guide that now, more than ever, offers readers a thorough, creative writing class in a book, with Dr. Laurie Rozakis as their teacher. The book is refocused to more of an academic approach. Readers can begin to unlock their creativity from the first page, with fabulous exercises that help them explore their talents and experiment with different genres and forms of writing, including: • •Short stories •Narrative nonfiction •Memoirs •Magazine articles •Poetry •Drama •Blogging and freewriting



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism Author Steven J. Venturino
ISBN-10 1615642412
Release 2013
Pages 322
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From Plato to Freud to ecocriticism, this helpful guide gives you everything you need to know to really understand literature, as well as references to and quotations from novels, stories, poems, plays, and more.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to the I Ching

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the I Ching Author Elizabeth Moran
ISBN-10 0028639790
Release 2002
Pages 321
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A guide to the ancient Chinese oracle provides a modern interpretation of the sixty-four hexagrams and includes step-by-step instructions for casting using the three-coin and yarrow stalk methods.