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Literary Reference Center
Research the Story Behind the Story
Learn to read, think, write and talk about books like a pro.
- Find sources for your paper or literary analysis.
- Brush up on major themes, characters and plot devices before the big exam.
- Get the inside scoop about why the classics are considered classic.
- Discover the behind-the-scenes gossip for your next book club.
Think CliffsNotes, but with a thumbs up from your teacher.
What You Get
- Book reviews
- Plot summaries
biographies and interviews
- Essays of literary criticism
- Full-text poems, short stories and novels
- and more...
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