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Answered a Question in The Rector of Justin
Louis Auchincloss's The Rector of Justin tells the story of Frank Prescott, the founder of a New England preparatory school for boys—much like the one Auchincloss himself attended as a youth...
Answered a Question in The Last Girls
The title of the novel, The Last Girls by Lee Smith refers to the custom of the time during which the novel is set (i.e., the 1960s) to call women of adult age "girls" and not "women," thus...
Answered a Question in Flying Home
"Flying Home," a short story by Ralph Ellison, follows the tale of a young black air force candidate named Todd. The title comes from a jazz composition of the same name by Benny Goodman and Lionel...
Answered a Question in Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories is an allegorical story told from the point of view of the child protagonist, Haroun. The story deals with the theme of censorship, a problem that is...
Answered a Question in The Man Who Died
The main themes of D. H. Lawrence's The Escaped Cock or The Man Who Died are rebirth (or resurrection) and liberation. The story is a re-imaginating of the Biblical tale of the crucifixion and the...
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