Category: Novels

Analysis of ‘Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress’, by Dai SijieAnalysis of ‘Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress’, by Dai Sijie

Author Background Dai Sijie was born in 1954 in Sichuan, China and when 17, was sent to a remote part of China for re-education during the Cultural Revolution spearheaded by Mao. His parents were well known professors in medicine. Millions of youngsters like Dai Sijie were sent to underdeveloped parts

Analysis of ‘Animal Dreams’, by Barbara KingsolverAnalysis of ‘Animal Dreams’, by Barbara Kingsolver

Animal dreams – Barbara Kingsolver Author Background Related NotesAnalysis of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland', by Lewis CarrollBarbara Kingsolver was born in Maryland but spent her early childhood in Kentucky where her father was a doctor ministering to the rural poor. Later they moved to Africa for a while where too

Analysis of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, by Erich Maria RemarqueAnalysis of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, by Erich Maria Remarque

Author Background Erich Remarque was drafted into the German army in 1916 when he was eighteen. Germany was then fighting the First World War. He was wounded during the war. Later when the war was over, he decided to tell the public how dehumanizing war was. Shorn of all associations

Analysis of ‘A River Runs Through It’, by Norman MacleanAnalysis of ‘A River Runs Through It’, by Norman Maclean

Analysis of 'A River Runs Through It', by Norman Maclean Author Background Related NotesAnalysis of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland', by Lewis CarrollNorman Maclean was born in Iowa but moved to Missoula, Montana. He worked as a fire fighter, fisherman, logger and later as a teacher of English. He came to

Analysis of ‘A Painted House’, by John GrishamAnalysis of ‘A Painted House’, by John Grisham

Analysis of ‘A Painted House’, by John Grisham: Author Background Related NotesAnalysis of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland', by Lewis CarrollJohn Grisham, a writer of popular fiction that topped bestseller charts regularly, was born in Arkansas. There was never much money in the family because of which they moved about quite

Analysis of ‘A Lesson Before Dying’, by Ernest J. GainesAnalysis of ‘A Lesson Before Dying’, by Ernest J. Gaines

Analysis of ‘A Lesson Before Dying’, by Ernest J. Gaines: Author background Related NotesAnalysis of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland', by Lewis CarrollErnest J. Gaines was born into the fifth generation of a sharecropper family. Though born several generations after the abolition of slavery, he grew up in highly deprived conditions.

Analysis of ‘Animal Farm’, by George OrwellAnalysis of ‘Animal Farm’, by George Orwell

The Animal Farm – George Orwell Background Related NotesAnalysis of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland', by Lewis CarrollWriting under the pen name George Orwell, Eric Blair was a British political novelist and essayist whose pointed criticism of totalitarian governments and British colonial ambitions made him one of the most important chroniclers