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Is there any way to download the detailed chapter summaries? 


Every time I try to download the file - there is only a short summary of the first and second part of the book, but not the detailed summary chapter by chapter.

I don't want to spend so much time copying and pasting the single chapters summaries.


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Since you are a premium subscriber to enotes, you do have access to all of the chapter summaries.  These summaries are very valuable when studying a book.  There are essentially two ways you can access the summaries.  You can also download notes for the whole book, which contain whole book summaries but not chapter by chapter summaries.

First, you can go to enotes on the web and read a chapter or group of chapters at a time.  I can see how this could be cumbersome if you want to study the summaries in detail.  However, it is useful because you can use the Ctrl + F function to search the summaries for specific things.

Second, you can access the summaries on the enotes app.  If you have an iPad or other mobile device, you can download the enotes app and read the summaries for there.  This is easy and saves trees.  You can take the summaries with you anywhere you go without printing them.

Finally, if you want to download the summaries to read or print, there is an easy way to get the full summary, but not the chapter summaries.  To get the full summary, simply click on the summary and then click on the red button that says PDF.  This will give you a PDF of the detailed part one and part two summaries of the book.  The part one summary begins this way.

Sister Carrie opens in 1889 with eighteenyear- old Caroline Meeber on her way from her small hometown to the big city of Chicago. She is frightened to leave home, but determined to make her way in the city. (enotes)

As you can see, the whole book summary is very detailed.  Depending on the book, you can also download the etext of the book as a PDF.  Just click on etext, then PDF as before.


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Dear litteacher8,


first of all thanks a lot for your detailed response. I use enotes quite often and till now every time I downloaded a study guide, for instance "Macbeth" - the pdf-document included all the detailed chapter summaries and analysis that I could access online. Therefore I thought it might be a mistake that this time the detailed summaries were not part of the pdf file. 

A do have the "adobe acrobat pro extended" and I search the pdf-files for particular key words on my laptop.

I live in Germany and Ipads are not as popular here as they are in the United States, so I don't have one.

I have realised that the whole book summary is very detailed, that's why I am so willing to download it. It looks like I would have to copy and paste it from enotes into a word-file.

Thanks a lot.


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