Fiction Summaries

The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood This is the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the dystopian society called the Republic of Gilead, which has replaced the United States of America. Although the story begins after Gilead has been formed, flashbacks allows readers to learn about how it was formed and what Offred’s life was […]

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Interwiki: Incompletedate=June 2008++ Interwiki: Missinginfodate=June 2008++ Overview Douglas Adams originally created this book series as a radio series for BBC radio. The series was begun in 1978, and was first published as a book in 1979. Despite the fact that Adams always referred to the Hitchhiker books as a “trilogy”, it ended up being a […]

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La Morte D’Arthur

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Stories of King Arthur have been enchanting audiences since Geoffery of Monmouth published his account of Arthur in the twelfth century and his work was based in some earlier tales. However, the tales of Arthur took their most romantic form in this work by Sir Thomas Malory.It is this work that T.H. White used when […]

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A Series of Unfortunate Events

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

A Series of Unfortunate Events is the story of the three Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Claus and Sunny. The books are narrated by Lemony Snicket, a mysterious man who follows the story through clues passed on through a secret organization known only as the V.F.D. The series begins with the three children losing their parents in […]

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The Silver Chair

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

The Silver Chair is the fourth of the Narnia tales (in the order that they were written) and tells the story of the rescue of Prince Rilian, King Caspian’s son, from an evil “Lady” who is in truth an evil serpent. The story features Eustace who readers of the series met in the Voyage of […]

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The Magician’s Nephew

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name The Magician’s Nephew image image caption 2005 HarperCollins Edition author C.S. Lewis country England language English language genre(s) Young adult, fantasy publisher HarperCollins release date 1955 media type Paperback pages 221 isbn 0060764902 Narnia is one of many magical worlds. C.S. Lewis wrote this story of the genesis of Narnia in […]

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My Side of the Mountian

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name My Side of the Mountain image image caption Puffin Modern Classics cover author Jean Craighead George country America language English language genre(s) Young-adult publisher Puffin release date 1959 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 192 isbn 0142401110 My Side of the Mountain is a 1959 book by Jean Craighead George. It […]

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The Horse and His Boy

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name The Horse and His Boy image image caption Scholastic Edition author C.S. Lewis country England language English language genre(s) Young adult, fantasy publisher Scholastic release date 1954 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 224 isbn 0439861365 The Horse and His Boy is the fifth of the Narnia books as C.S. Lewis […]

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Death of a Salesman

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winning play of 1949 is widely considered to a cornerstone of American letters. A caustic attack on the “American Dream” of materialism, Death of a Salesman is a three-act play (two acts and a “requiem”), centering on the main character, Willy Loman. At age sixty-three, Willy has been a traveling salesman […]

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Tale of Two Cities

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Can a wasted life be redeemed by one final act of selflessness? According to Charles Dickens, the answer is a resounding “Yes”! Against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Dickens tells a tale of love and redemption as Sidney Carton, a hard drinking London Barrister, gives his life to save the life of the husband […]

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe image image caption HarperCollins cover author C. S. Lewis country England language English language genre(s) Young adult, fantasy publisher HarperCollins release date 1950 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 206 isbn 0064471047 When the Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are sent out […]

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