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LITERATURE DETECTIVE STORIESH
The Mystery of Cloomber Sir Arthur Conan DoyleWith a New Introduction by Mike Ashley
In this gripping tale of mystery and the supernatural set on the remote Scottish coast, the master of detec-tive fiction and creator of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries reveals his deep fas-cination with spiritualism and the para-normal. What dark deed from the past is responsible for the lifelong curse on Major Heatherstone of Cloomber Hall?
Reprint of the R. F. Fenno, London, 1895 edition.
All-Time Favorite Detective Stories Edited by Rochelle Kronzek
In 1950, experts at Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine voted on the best detective stories ever written the result was this dazzling dozen. Includes The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe, The Red-Headed League by Arthur Conan Doyle, Suspicion by Dorothy Sayers, and crime classics by G. K. Chesterton, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Burke, and others.
Whose Body? Dorothy Sayers
The original gentleman sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey made his dramatic debut in this sparkling 1923 whodunnit by one of the true masters of the English detective story. Sayers envisioned Lord Peter as a composite of Fred Astaire and Bertie Wooster, the narrator of P. G. Wodehouses Jeeves stories a sprightly combination of charms that has delighted generations of readers.
Reprint of the Boni & Liveright, New York, 1923 edition.
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This splendid collection of mysteries car-ries readers back to a gaslit era, when literatures greatest detective team lived on 222B Baker Street, London. The bril-liant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson, investigate a dozen of their best-known cases. Featured tales include several of the authors personal favorites: The Speckled Band, The Red-Headed League, The Five Orange Pips, and A Scandal in Bohemia.
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10 Huckleberry Finn
1. Give a brief summary of the end of the novel, The Adventures
of Tom Sawyer.
2. Why did Twain choose a young boy as the narrator for the
3. Name one of the major themes of the novel.
4. Give an example of superstition in Chapter 1.
5. Compare the character of the Widow Douglas to her sister,
6. At what period in history does the story take place?
1. Tom and Huck found the six thousand dollars in gold that the rob-
bers had hidden in the cave. Judge Thatcher invested it for them.
2. Twain uses Hucks comments as an innocent and truthful
criticism of society.
3. One major theme of the novel is individual freedom. Huck
searches for freedom from the constraints of a corrupt so-
ciety, and Jim searches for freedom from slavery.
4. Huck accidentally fl ips a spider into a candle and is sure it
will bring him bad luck.
5. The Widow Douglas seems less demanding of Huck than
does Miss Watson. She asks her sister to ease up on Huck
during the spelling lesson.
6. The story takes place before the Civil War, when slavery was
still legal in the southern United States.
Suggested Essay Topics
1. The Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson, are both
trying to sivilize Huck. Compare and contrast their atti-
tudes toward Huck. What method does each one use in her
efforts to turn him into a respectable citizen? How do those
methods differ? How are they the same? Cite examples from
the novel to support your argument.
2. Analyze the scene where Huck fl ips the spider into the candle.
Why does he feel that this would bring him bad luck? How
does this scene foreshadow superstition in the novel? Sup-
port your answer with examples from the novel.
3. Twain chooses a 13-year-old boy as narrator for his novel.
In what way does this help to accomplish Twains purpose?
Discuss the ways in which a young, innocent narrator can
make a profound statement about the hypocrisy of his so-
ciety. Explain your answer.
Jim: Miss Watsons black slave
Jo Harper and Ben Rogers: two members of Tom and Hucks
Tommy Barnes: the youngest member of the gang
As Huck and Tom Sawyer tiptoe through the garden, Huck
stumbles over a root, which gets the attention of Jim, Miss Watsons
slave. He calls out, but the boys, afraid of being caught sneaking
out at night, become extremely quiet. Jim sits down between them
but falls asleep before he is aware that they are near enough to
touch. Tom cannot resist the temptation to play a trick on Jim. He
hangs Jims hat in the tree, knowing that Jim will wonder how it
got there. The next day, seeing his hat in the tree, Jim conjures up
stories about witches and how they rode him around the world. He
is proud of this and consequently the envy of all the other slaves
in the neighborhood.
Having sneaked out, Huck and Tom meet Joe Harper, Ben
Rogers, and the other members of Toms band of robbers. Tom
Sawyers gang is patterned after the pirate books, and robber
books that he has read. They take a skiff down the Mississippi River
for several miles to explore the cave that Tom has found earlier. As
they organize their gang, the boys take an oath to keep the gang
Chapters 2-3 11
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