Hamlet (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)

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SparkNotes Literature Guides:
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When a paper is due, and dreaded exams loom, here's the lit-crit help students need to succeed! SparkNotes Literature Guides make studying smarter, better, and faster. They provide chapter-by-chapter...
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Overview


SparkNotes Literature Guides:
Making the reading experience fun!

 
When a paper is due, and dreaded exams loom, here's the lit-crit help students need to succeed! SparkNotes Literature Guides make studying smarter, better, and faster. They provide chapter-by-chapter analysis; explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols; a review quiz; and essay topics. Lively and accessible, SparkNotes is perfect for late-night studying and paper writing.
 
Includes:
  • An A+ Essay—an actual literary essay written about the Spark-ed book—to show students how a paper should be written.
  • 16 pages devoted to writing a literary essay including: a glossary of literary terms
  • Step-by-step tutoring on how to write a literary essay
  • A feature on how not to plagiarize

Spark Publishing’s Literature Guides are celebrating their 5th Anniversary!  To celebrate this, we’re giving our TOP 50 a revamp by adding some exciting new features.

 

There will be sixteen pages devoted to writing a literary essay including:

  • Glossary of literary terms,
  • Step by step tutoring on how to write a literary essay
  • Feature on how not to plagiarized.
 

Each book will also include an A+ Essay; an actual literary essay written about the Spark-ed book, to show students how an essay should be written.

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Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes is a new breed of study guide: smarter, better, faster. Geared to what today's students need to know, SparkNotes provides chapter-by-chapter analysis; explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols; and a review quiz and essay topics. Lively and accessible, these guides are perfect for late-night studying and writing papers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411469587
  • Publisher: Spark
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Series: SparkNotes Literature Guide Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 374,337
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

    Great way for reluctant or low readers to enjoy Hamlet

    I used this book with a high school class of very low and reluctant readers with great success. They enjoyed the illustrations and were able to summarize each act. Some of the students even did their own illustrations in summary.
    It made the Shakespeare Unit enjoyable for all rather than a time both my students and I could not wait to get through. Some of the students even asked to read other Shakespeare plays in this format.

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    Posted April 28, 2014

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  • Posted December 6, 2010

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    recomeded -you should read it

    its a great book you should read its a bit sad with a lot of twists and turns. and its a short book. has a little bit of cousing it has a lot of action in it.its a graphic novel and i recomend reading it if you have the time to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Wow!!!

    I love this graphic novel of the actual book/ play. I recommend anyone and everyone to read it. You will literary see everything that is happening.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2006

    This book is amazing!!!

    I love this book it helped me to pass my test I had in my first year in collage. These series of books are just great! I was really bad in Shakespeare but I learned that it was really quite fun. You should totaly get this book, it is incredible!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2005

    Hamlet (SparkNotes 1 Hour Shakespeare)

    My take on this book is that it is beautiful, by any examination. It was beautifully written (What a rarity these days), beautifully illustrated (I fell in love with this series), and beautifully designed (I love the care that went into this book). Maybe I just think visually like these authors. Hopefully you will like this book, too. It's impact on my grade was enormous. But, most of all, it's unique, beautiful content helped give me a deeper appreciation for Shakespeare's beauty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2005

    Hamlet (SparkNotes 1 Hour Shakespeare)

    I don't know about others, but this book rocked my understanding of Hamlet! I finally understand who is who and their motivations...this was always hard for me in other classes. Hamlet's family, Polonius's family, and Fortinbras's family all make sense to me now. The background was actually useful for my essay, especially the info on the Comitatus society. I recommend this book highly!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2005

    Atrocious

    I was shocked at the low quality and lack of clarity in this book. After reading the original play, I hoped this book would help me understand some of the deeper complexities of the characters- but it only confused me even further. And how was Fortinbras completely overlooked? I expected far, far better from Sparknotes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2005

    Cool illustrations really helped me learn Hamlet

    If you want a great overview of every element of Hamlet, this is your book! I loved the character drawings and descriptions; the Plot chapter explained the story of Hamlet better than any book I've ever studied for any literature (there is even a graphic timeline); the Scene by Scene chapter really summerized the play for me and the drawings in that chapter were great for 'seeing' what happend. At last I 'get' Hamlet! Thanks again, SparkNotes!

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