MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
Truly an amazing book. Haven’t read anything as good as it. Understanding and learning about the journey one man took from the literal bottom end of society and working his way through finding true meaning within life was one of the greatest experiences. Still looking to find a book as good as this. Praise to Alex Haley for his masterful take on the life of Malcom X.