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Cliffs Notes, Inc

Overview
Works: 1,155 works in 1,970 publications in 2 languages and 169,119 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides  Fiction  Drama  History  Stories, plots, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Publisher, Other
Classifications: PS3515.E37, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Inc Cliffs Notes
The old man and the sea : notes by G. K Carey( )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading and study guide for Ernest Hemingway's novel The Old Man and the Sea
Macbeth : notes ... by Denis Calandra( )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1999 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study guide to Shakespeare's play about a man who is told that he will be king, and acts to hasten the prediction's fulfillment; provides biographical information about the author, a brief synopsis, summaries and commentaries on each act, character analyses, review questions, essay topics, and a selected bibliography
Catcher in the rye : notes by Robert B Kaplan( )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in English and Slave and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading and study guide for J. D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye
Canterbury tales : notes by Bruce Nicoll( )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Including biographical and historical introduction, Chaucer's language, summaries and commentaries, principal characters, critical analysis ..."
Moby Dick : notes by James L Roberts( )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on Moby Dick including life and times of Herman Melville, introduction, list of characters, synopsis, chapter summaries and commentaries, critical analysis, character analyses, questions of examination and review, and bibliography. -- Adapted from title page
Wuthering Heights : notes by Janet C James( )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These notes present a clear discussion of the action and thought contained in Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" and provide a concise interpretation of its artistic merits and significance. Included is the life of the author, list of characters, brief plot synopsis, introduction to the novel, summaries & critical commentaries, character analyses, and more
The Odyssey : notes ... by Robert Milch( )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These notes present a ... discussion of the action and thought of the [poetry] ... and a concise interpretation of its artistic merits and ... significance. They are ... a supplementary aid to serious students ... [and] they are also helpful in preparing for an examination ...-A note to the reader
Anna Karenina : notes by Marianne Sturman( )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on a drama of vengeance, infidelity, and retribution. It portrays the moving story of people whose emotions conflict with the dominant social mores of their time
King Lear : notes ... by James K Lowers( )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Including introduction, sources, the play, leading characters, synopsis, summaries and commentaries, review questions, selected bibliography"--Subtitle
The jungle : notes by Frank H Thompson( )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cliffs Notes discussion of Upton Sinclair's 1906 novel "The Jungle" which portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities
Doctor Faustus : notes ... by Eva Fitzwater( )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the legend of Faustus has been around in some form or another since the New Testament, Marlowe's drama is the first to give it a place in the pantheon of Western literature. The famous deal Faustus makes with the Devil is a theme repeated since time immemorial and continues to provide a meaningful moral lesson
As I lay dying; notes, including life and background, structure and narrative technique, list of narrator-characters, analysis and commentary, critical notes, notes on main characters, review questions and theme topics by James L Roberts( )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By telling the story through the voices of several narrators, Faulkner provided deep observations of a Southern family's move to a new town and life. The book is not only compelling because of the story, but also because of the depth and richness of the characters
T.S. Eliot's major poems & plays : notes ... by Robert B Kaplan( )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a biography of Thomas Stearns Eliot, a commenary of major poems and plays, selected bibliography, . commentary of modern poetry and drama, and more
Richard II : notes by Denis Calandra( )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1999 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the drama of a king too fine and dandy to be an effective ruler. Faulted with incompetence and hoodwinked by his court, he loses his kingdom as the result of following his pleasure's course
The stranger : notes by G. K Carey( )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaninglessness and randomness of life was a constant theme in Camus's writing. This story is absurd, yet touches a chord within the reader that surely will resonate for years to come. A man is condemned to beheading because he was indifferent at his mother's funeral. In prison he finds freedom and happiness. Death becomes his greatest moment of life
Absalom, Absalom!; notes by James L Roberts( )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1998 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading and study guide for William Faulkner's novel Absalom, Absalom!
Treasure Island & Kidnapped : notes ... by G. K Carey( )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Including life of the author, lists of characters, summaries, critical interpretations, questions for review, and selected bibliography
Cry, the beloved country : notes by Eva Fitzwater( )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Cry, the Beloved Country takes you into a compassionately told story set in the troubled and changing South Africa in the 1940s. Focusing on a people who are caught between two worlds - the old with its rituals and respect and the new with its lack of values and order - this study guide explores a novel of social protest through character analyses and critical essays
The House of the Seven Gables : notes by Darlene Bennett Morris( )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on The House of the Seven Gables, including life of the author, a chronology of Hawthorne's life, introduction to the novel, Hawthorne's preface, list of characters, summaries and critical commentaries, character analyses, Hawthorne's use of symbols, suggested essay topics, and selected bibliography. -- Adapted from title page
 
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Macbeth : notes ...Catcher in the rye : notesCanterbury tales : notesMoby Dick : notesWuthering Heights : notesThe Odyssey : notes ...Anna Karenina : notesKing Lear : notes ...
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