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Cliffs Notes, Inc

Overview
Works: 890 works in 1,492 publications in 2 languages and 180,700 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Fiction  Study guides  History  Stories, plots, etc 
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( )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canterbury tales : notes by Bruce Nicoll( )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Including biographical and historical introduction, Chaucer's language, summaries and commentaries, principal characters, critical analysis ..."
Catcher in the rye : notes by Robert B Kaplan( )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in English and Slave and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth : notes by Denis Calandra( )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1999 in English and held by 1,604 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
Wuthering Heights : notes by Janet C James( )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the life of author, a brief summary of the novel, Charlotte Bronte's Preface, list of characters, summaries and commentaries, character analyses and more
Moby Dick : notes by James L Roberts( )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and held by 1,595 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
The Odyssey : notes ... by Robert J Milch( )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and held by 1,518 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( )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,513 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( )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and held by 1,496 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( )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Including Sinclair's life and career, background in social history, The jungle as propaganda, list of characters, brief synopsis, chapter summaries and commentaries, characterization, review questions and theme topics
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( )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on As I Lay Dying takes you into the lives of not one, but several narrators in this novel about the value of life. The central problem of the novel involves the reasons for Addies request to be buried and why her family defies fire and water to fulfill it
Doctor Faustus : notes ... by Eva Fitzwater( )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard II : notes by Denis Calandra( )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1999 in English and held by 1,416 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
T.S. Eliot's major poems & plays : notes ... by Robert B Kaplan( )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and held by 1,404 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
Absalom, Absalom!; notes by James L Roberts( )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1998 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! Including an introduction to the novel, list of characters, commentaries, character analyses, and review questions
Treasure Island & Kidnapped : notes ... by G. K Carey( )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Including life of the author, lists of characters, summaries, critical interpretations, questions for review, and selected bibliography
The stranger : notes by G. K Carey( )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,367 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
Main Street : notes ... by Salibelle Royster( )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a clear discussion of the action and thought of the work under consideration and a concise interpretation of its artistic merits and its significance. Intended as a supplementary aid to serious students, freeing them from interminable and distracting note-taking in class
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin : notes : including introduction, brief summary, summaries and discussions, critical analysis, character sketches, study questions, bibliography by Merrill Maguire Skaggs( )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's foremost minds -- and wits -- writing in the 18th century was Benjamin Franklin. He helped write the US Constitution, he was an inventor, statesman, and scientist. He was as valuable to society as one man could be. Here he tells his own story
 
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin : notes : including introduction, brief summary, summaries and discussions, critical analysis, character sketches, study questions, bibliography
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Canterbury tales : notesCatcher in the rye : notesMacbeth : notesWuthering Heights : notesMoby Dick : notesThe Odyssey : notes ...Anna Karenina : notesKing Lear : notes ...
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