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A Tale of Two Cities

Literature; Fiction

A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens first published in 1859. It is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The book follows several protagonists over the years ...

The Guersey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Literature; Bestsellers

"Traditional without seeming stale, and romantic without being naïve" (San Francisco Chronicle), this epistolary novel, based on Mary Ann Shaffer's painstaking, lifelong research, is a homage to ...


Literature; Fiction

The turning point of the action in the plot of a play or story. The climax represents the point of greatest tension in the work.

Cross Country

Literature; Bestsellers

Author James Patterson novel is about Alex Cross police detective chasing the leader of a lethal teenage gang.Cross, a Washington, D.C.,detective, takes on a very different quarry—a human monster ...


Literature; Fiction

The protagonist of a German folk tale who makes a deal with the demon Mephistopheles for knowledge and power beyond the earthly realm. In exchange, he has to give up his soul when he dies. In the ...


Literature; Fiction

The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the beginning of words. Example: Fetched fresh, as I suppose, off some sweet wood. Hopkins, "In the Valley of the Elwy."


Literature; Fiction

The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or a line of poetry or prose, as in "I rose and told him of my woe." Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" contains assonantal "I's" in ...

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