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    Denise Mina is a Scottish playwright and crime author that also dabbles in comic book writing from time to time. Denise Mina was born in Glasgow in 1966, but has lived all over Europe from Bergen, London, Hague, to Paris. It was while she was researching and teaching criminal law and criminology at Strathclyde University in the 90s, that she decided to write a novel about the effect of mental illness on female offenders, Garnethill published in 1998. Denise Mina is best known for the Garnet Hill Trilogy, the Paddy Mehan series, and the Alex Morrow novels. Most of the novels can be classified as mystery thrillers. Her debut novel Garnethill was the first of the Garnet Trilogy series of novels. The success of the Garnet Trilogy led Denise to write the Paddy Meehan series that also found much success. She would also write the Alex Morrow series of novels her longest series to date. Most of the novels are set in Glasgow where the author spent a significant time of her childhood. Several of the novels have also been made into movies. DENISE MINA AWARDS:…

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    John Fowles: The Collector The acclaimed first novel of famous author, John Fowles, is unique in many ways. This novel is composed of two first person narratives. These narratives are told from two separate perspectives. Together, the tales from both the protagonist and antagonist, combine to create a story that “tantalizes us with a variety of possible outcomes, that we read his novels and short stories eagerly to find out what happens in the end” (Acheson 1). This exciting twist on the horror…

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    The First Chapter: Importance and Qualities A quality first chapter is a necessary part of any novel. It is what first catches the reader 's eye, therefore it must be the thing to hold the reader 's interest. A first chapter is the reader 's first look into the inside of the plot and the characters within it. A first chapter is an introduction to the things to come. It sets up with the tone, the characters, the setting, and any current or underlying conflict. These qualities can easily be…

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    Indian English novelists. She won international fame and recognition with a publication offer very first novel, Nectar in a sieve in 1954. When she started writing novels, the themes hunger and degradation, human relationships, east – west encounter had already been dealt with by a number of Indian/English novelists. But Kamala Markandaya provides variety and vividness to these themes. In her all the novels these themes are reflected in the life in villages, cities, husband/wife relations,…

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    superior or lasting artistic merit. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a wonderful novel, receiving high praise from many non-academic organizations including but not limited to The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly, and Newsweek. While it has received many raving reviews, it is no work of literature. This novel should be taught in school, however, The Hate U Give should, under no circumstances should be taught in English class. The Hate U Give has a wonderful plot and does not shy away from…

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    about a world of sepoys sahibs and rajahs who are travelling from Assam to Calcutta to Canton. “Vikrm Seth attained dizzy height of success with The Golden Gate (1986) and A Suitably Boy (1993). He stunned the literary world with his novel. Upamanya Chatterjee, with his novel English August (1988) was a great success”. Chatterjee’s tone was ironic and shown all the administration. Chatterjee brightly uses Indianised English in the novel. His contemporary Shashi Tharoor’s The Great Indian…

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    Watt’s theory of the novel contested. Many of us have read at least one novel in our lives; however, few of us may have asked ourselves the question when the first 18th century novel was written and how the novel differentiates itself from earlier literary forms. The aim of this paper is to provide an outline of Ian Watt’s theoretical framework that explains the rise of the novel together with a critique of the same. An attempt will be made to explain how someone’s personal experiences and…

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    Anita Desai, one of the literary luminaries of existing Indian novel writing in English, is the most outstanding amongst the Indian English novelists who have tried to portray the tragedy of human beings trapped in the circumstances of life. She is more interested in the interior landscape of the mind than in political and social realities. In her novels, Indian English fiction has acquired a deepness which it hardly ever had before. She is more interested in the evaluation of the internal…

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    same is true for English teachers: There are as many reasons to teach literature as there are teachers of literature. The most philosophical teachers could assert that fiction serves as a self-actualizing force, that people read “to set the darkness echoing” (Heaney 1463). Still more could posit that an English class serves as an introduction to the canon, ensuring that students are well-educated members of society with at least a rudimentary knowledge of literature. Some will say that an…

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    amalgamation of diction in the novel parallels…

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