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  • Published: 3 November 2003
  • ISBN: 9780099445067
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

American Fiction

The Essential Guide To


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In VINTAGE LIVING TEXTS, teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Joseph Heller, J. D. Salinger, Harper Lee and Richard Wright.

CATCH 22 Joseph Heller, CATCHER IN THE RYE J. D. Salinger, To KILL A MOCKING BIRD Harper Lee, NATIVE SON Richard Wright - This guide deals with the themes, genre and narrative technique within these classic America novels. A close reading and comparison of the texts will provide a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels. Also included in this guide are detailed reading plans for all three novels, questions for essays and discussion, contextual material, suggested texts for complementary and comparative reading, a critical overview, a biography, bibliography and a glossary of literary terms.

  • Pub date: 3 November 2003
  • ISBN: 9780099445067
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Margaret Reynolds

Margaret Reynolds is a writer, academic, critic and broadcaster: her previous books include The Penguin Book of Lesbian Stories, Erotica and Victorian Women Poets: An Anthology and a series of study guides on contemporary writers, The Vintage Living Texts.

Jonathan Noakes

The Series Editors of Vintage Living Texts have, between them, more than thirty years teaching experience at senior school and undergraduate level. Their association with Vintage - and with the Vintage authors - guarantees a series that is lively and informative and fun.


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