Study guides: books, letter f

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury was born in the USA in the 1920s. Together with his family he had to move around quite a lot in his life and mostly taught himself through visiting the libraries. Before becoming a popular science fiction writer, he made a career of writing TV scripts and articles for science magazines. His dystopia “Fahrenheit 451” is centered around censorship of mass media and books...

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

The painful theme of Vietnam War still is acute for the American society, even after all these years. But only a few authors depicted it with such degree of truth as Walter Dean Myers. The war here is shown through the eyes of a very young adult, who enlists the army to support his family, not knowing about the hell that waits for him and his fellow soldiers ahead. The war described by Myers...

Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy is most known for his novel “ Far From the Madding Crowd”. It was published in 1874 and transformed to multiple awards winning film in the end of 1960s. Today it still continues to be in the top 100 reading lists of different publications, such as BBC and The Guardian. The story takes place in an imaginary country called Wessex. The style, descriptions, and behavior of...

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

This non-fiction novel is the memories of Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston about her family, imprisoned and sent to the concentration camp of Manzanar. The story starts from her parents, who had their own issues even before the bombing of Pearl Harbor that caused the repressions against American Japanese people. The family of Jeanne are the immigrants of first generation, who fled from war. They are...

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

The novel that became a jewel of Russian literature tells us about the generation gap and the misunderstanding with older people and the revolutionary and sometimes harmful views of youth. The main characters are the middle-aged landlord Nikolai, his brother Paul and Nikolai’s son Arkady with his friend Bazarov. Nikolai tried his best to have a good parental relationship with Arkady and...

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Science fiction isn’t the most frequent genre of the literary creations and it can be hard to find good reads on that isle. Luckily, Daniel Keyes wrote a great representative of this genre that is admired by millions of readers since 1958.  “Flowers of Algernon” is a book about a mentally disturbed patient whose name is Charlie Gordon. The protagonist works at a bakery. He...

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway’s best work, “For Whom the Bell Tolls” was written in 1940 and continues to be translated, adapted, filmed and admired by the new generation today.  Robert Jordan arrives in Spain in 1937. He is a young American teacher who decided to help those he felt related to. Almost immediately he is tasked with damaging the bridge to undermine the enemy’s...

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Many authors have pondered upon the future industrial revolution was going to bring to Europe and whole world. Mary Shelley was one of them. Even though she wrote her signature novel, “Frankenstein”, as a part of an informal writing competition, it later became a best-seller and a classic of all times. Some might say that the book teaches people not to be selfish about our own...

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