The Grapes of Wrath

This CliffsNotes study guide on John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to...

To Kill a Mockingbird

This CliffsNotes study guide on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to...

George Saunders Writes a Ghost Story About Abe Lincoln’s Grief

In George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo the ghostly inhabitants of a cemetery don't yet know they're dead. Instead, they're stuck in whatever neurotic condition they were in...

Michael Chabon Blends Fact and Fiction to Create ‘a Truth’

In his new book, Moonglow: A Novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon blurs the line between truth and fiction, placing historical figures and true stories in a world...

Confessions

The CliffsNotes study guide on St. Augustine's Confessions supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work,...

The Merchant of Venice

This CliffsNotes study guide on William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an...

Great Expectations

The CliffsNotes study guide on Charles Dickens' Great Expectations supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to...

Jesmyn Ward: Sing, Unburied, Sing

Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward writes the stories of the people and places she found absent in literature while growing up. Her new fiction novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, weaves...

Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady with Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt and Margot Livesey

Novelists Egan (Pulitzer Prize-winner for A Visit from the Goon Squad), Hustvedt (The Summer Without Men) and Livesey (The Flight of Gemma Hardy) - the trio that brought...

Lord of the Flies

The CliffsNotes study guide on William Golding's Lord of the Flies supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to...

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