12.10.17

Literary NECTAR for Competitive Examinations in English

An Acquaintance with Major Works
of Major Authors


for PGT, TGT, NET and similiar Examinations


by

Sudhir K. Arora


ISBN 978-81-7977-616-2
Price: Rs. 298.00
pp. : 346 + xxii , Size: 6.5 inches X 10 inches (untrimmed)


Review by Abnish Singh Chauhan on Facebook


Excerpt from the PREFACE

Competition is competition—competition with your own self to make yourself better day by day, and competition with others to prove yourself better in the competitive field for making your claim for success. 
     The aspirants face the derogatory comments of the people but remain silent as they have not yet tasted success. People criticize, particularly when the aspirant is near the goal. The moment he gets success, they congratulate him. They make him believe that they are the well wishers. People will say what they have to say. No one can stop them. Only success will silence them. So every aspirant should make their comments his or her weapons to fight and conquer.  
     I have used HISTORICAL PRESENT in writing authors’ works and capsule summaries to create an immediate intuitive awareness so that the aspirants may feel at ease and grasp the matter easily. The table on “Shakespeare’s Plays” that contains genre, setting, popular lines and sources will become a guide for the aspirants for ready reference. A table, titled, “Authors at Glance” having name, birth, place of birth, death, father, mother, wife, beloved, popular works, awards and the critical books will prove to be a vade mecum for them.  
     The aspirants should always remember that those who continue to attempt with confidence and determination get success despite having faced failures many times. What I suggest to the aspirants is smart preparation with focussed labour. 
      Dear aspirants, don’t be discouraged. Break the fetters of negativity. You become what you think. Hence think positively and act smartly. Explore the power of your mind. You are near your goal. Your hundred percent efforts will take you towards success.  
       The only mantra is: study, reflect, revise, score and succeed.
      Here is Literary Nectar in your hand. Drink it to the last drop. Give it to your friends and make them hopeful for success. I am sure that this Literary Nectar will energize you and give you a new hope. 


List of CONTENTS


WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Dates of Shakespeare’s Works
Shakespeare’s Plays: Genre, Setting, 
Popular Lines and Sources

TITUS ANDRONICUS; KING HENRY VI PART I; KING HENRY VI PART II; KING HENRY VI PART III; LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST; THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KING RICHARD III; THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KING RICHARD II; KING JOHN; ROMEO AND JULIET; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM; THE MERCHANT OF VENICE; HENRY IV PART I; HENRY IV PART II; MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR; MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; AS YOU LIKE IT; KING HENRY V; TWELFTH NIGHT (What You Will); THE TAMING OF THE SHREW; JULIUS CAESAR; HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK; TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL; MEASURE FOR MEASURE; OTHELLO, THE MOOR OF VENICE; KING LEAR; MACBETH; ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA; TIMON OF ATHENS; CORIOLANUS; PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE; CYMBELINE; THE WINTER’S TALE; THE TEMPEST; HENRY VIII (UNFINISHED) 

SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS; VENUS AND ADONIS; THE RAPE OF LUCRECE; A LOVER’S COMPLAINT; THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM; THE PHOENIX AND THE TURTLE

CRITICAL WORKS ON WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
CHARACTERS THAT APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE
COMIC RELIEF/COMIC CHARACTERS IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS
MARRIAGES/BELOVEDS
SHAKESPEARE’S WELL-KNOWN VILLAINS
POPULAR SCENES
TRAGIC FLAWS IN SHAKESPEARE’S CHARACTERS
SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS WITH PROLOGUE
SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS WITH EPILOGUE
SHAKESPEARE’S HISTORY PLAYS: TIME OF ACTION
ROLES PLAYED BY SHAKESPEARE HIMSELF 
THE LONGEST AND THE SHORTEST PLAY
SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS WITH MASQUES
SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS WITH CHORUS
SHAKESPEARE’S CHARACTERS KNOWN FOR.
WHAT CRITICS SAY ABOUT SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS AND CHARACTERS
WHAT CRITICS SAY ABOUT SHAKESPEARE 

AUTHORS AT A GLANCE


POETRY

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH A FEW OTHER POEMS; THE RECLUSE; THE PRLEUDE; THE EXCURSION; TINTERN ABBEY; ODE: INTIMATION OF IMMORTALITY; ODE TO DUTY; THE SOLITARY REAPER; MICHAEL; FRENCH REVOLUTION; RESOLUTION AND INDEPENDENCE; PEELE CASTLE; STRANGE FITS OF PASSION HAVE I KNOWN; I TRAVELLED AMONG UNKNOWN MEN; SHE DWELT AMONG THE UNTRODDEN WAYS; THREE YEARS SHE GREW IN SUN AND SHOWER; A SLUMBER DID MY SPIRIT SEAL; LUCY GRAY; IT IS A BEAUTEOUS EVENING CALM AND FREE; THE THORN; SHE WAS A PHANTOM OF DELIGHT; LONDON 1802 (TO MILTON); COMPOSED UPON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE; RUTH; TO THE CUCKOO; LAODAMEIA; TO A SKYLARK; THE WORLD IS TOO MUCH WITH US; SCORN NOT SONNET; I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD; PETER BELL; MY HEART LEAPS UP; WE ARE SEVEN; SIMON LEE, THE OLD HUNTSMAN; THE TABLES TURNED
JOHN KEATS
ENDYMION; ISABELLA; HYPERION: A FRAGMENT; THE FALL OF HYPERION: A DREAM; THE EVE OF ST. AGNES; LAMIA; LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI; ODE TO INDOLENCE; ODE TO PSYCHE; ODE TO AUTUMN; ODE TO MELANCHOLY; ODE TO A GRECIAN URN; ODE TO NIGHTINGALE; ODE TO FANCY; ODE TO POETS; TO MAIA, A FRAGMENT; ON FIRST LOOKING INTO CHAPMAN’S HOMER; BRIGHT STAR; 
P. B. SHELLEY
THE MASQUE OF ANARCHY; QUEEN MAB: A PHILOSOPHICAL POEM WITH NOTES; ALASTOR; THE WITCH OF ATLAS; THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE; ODE TO THE WEST WIND; TO A SKYLARK; THE INDIAN SERENADE ; TO WORDSWORTH; JULIAN AND MADDALO; THE REVOLT OF ISLAM; EPIPSHYCHIDIAN; ADONAIS; ONE WORD IS TOO OFTEN PROFANED; PETER BELL, THE THIRD; OZYMANDIAS; HYMN TO INTELECTUAL BEAUTY; THE CLOUD; STANZAS WRITTEN IN DEJECTION NEAR NAPLES; A LAMENT; LOVE’S PHILOSOPHY; THE POET’S DREAM; I FEAR THY KISSES, GENTLE MAIDEN
MATTHEW ARNOLD
THYRSIS; THE SCHOLAR GIPSY; RUGBY CHAPEL; DOVER BEACH; THE FORSAKEN MERMAN; SHAKESPEARE; A SUMMER NIGHT; MEMORIAL VERSES; SOHRAB AND RUSTUM: AN EPISODE; STANZAS FROM THE GRANDE CHARTREUSE; ISOLATION: TO MARGUERITE; TO MARGUERITE—CONTINUED; 
ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
TIMBUCTOO; THE PRINCESS; MAUD; IN MEMORIAM; ENOCH ARDEN; THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE; DEFENCE OF LUCKNOW; IDYLLS OF THE KING; THE LADY OF SHALOTT; THE LOTOS EATERS; ULYSSES; TEARS, IDLE TEARS; BREAK, BREAK, BREAK; CROSSING THE BAR; SIR GALAHAD; TITHONUS
THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT
THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK; FOUR QUARTETS; SWEENY AMONG THE NIGHTINGALES; THE HOLLOW MEN; PORTRAIT OF A LADY; PRELUDES; GERONTION; RHAPSODY ON A WINDY NIGHT; THE WASTE LAND; ASH WEDNESDAY
KAMALA DAS
SUMMER IN CALCUTTA; THE DESCENDANTS; THE OLD PLAYHOUSE AND OTHER POEMS; ONLY THE SOUL KNOWS HOW TO SING; TONIGHT THIS SAVAGE RITE; AN INTRODUCTION; THE LOOKING GLASS; THE OLD PLAYHOUSE
NISSIM EZEKIEL
A TIME TO CHANGE; SIXTY POEMS; THE THIRD; THE UNFINISHED MAN; THE EXACT NAME; HYMN IN DARKNESS; LATTER DAY PSALMS; ENTERPRISE; MARRIAGE; PHILOSOPHY; NIGHT OF THE SCROPION; BACKGROUND, CASUALLY
ROBERT LEE FROST
MOWING; MENDING WALL; THE ROAD NOT TAKEN; BIRCHES; FIRE AND ICE; STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING; TWO TRAMPS IN MUD TIME; THE GIFT OUTRIGHT; THE DEATH OF THE HIRED MAN; HOME BURIAL; THE MOUNTAIN; AFTER APPLE PICKING; THE PASTURE; PROVIDE , PROVIDE; WEST RUNNING BROOK; 
WALT WHITMAN
LEAVES OF GRASS; SONG OF MYSELF; I CELEBRATE MYSELF; GRASS; WALT WHITMAN ; ANIMALS; SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD; CROSSING BROOKLYN FERRY; OUT OF THE CRADLE ENDLESSLY ROCKING; I HEAR AMERICA SINGING; I HEAR IT WAS CHARGED AGAINST ME; PIONEERS! O PIONEERS!; ONE’S SELF I SING; POETS TO COME; THE WOUND DRESSER; THE SLEEPERS; CHANTING THE SQUARE DEIFIC; FACES; ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT; A GLIMPSE; SCENTED HERBAGE OF MY BREAST; WHEN LILACS LAST IN THE DOORYARD BLOOM’D; O CAPTAIN ! MY CAPTAIN!; PASSAGE TO INDIA; PRAYERS OF COLUMBUS
JOHN MILTON
L’ ALLEGRO; IL PENSEROSO; LYCIDAS; PARADISE LOST; PARADISE REGAINED; ODE ON THE MORNING OF CHRIST’S NATIVITY; MILTON’S SONNETS; ON SHAKESPEARE

FICTION

P. B. SHELLEY
ST. IRVYNE; ZASTROZZI: A ROMANCE
CHARLES LAMB
A TALE OF ROSAMUND GRAY
CHARLES DICKENS
THE PICKWICK PAPERS; OLIVER TWIST; NICHOLAS NICKLEBY; THE OLD CURIOSTIY SHOP; BARNABY RUDGE; THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT; DOMBEY AND SON; DAVID COPPERFIELD; BLEAK HOUSE; HARD TIMES; LITTLE DORRIT; A TALE OF TWO CITIES; GREAT EXPECTATIONS; OUR MUTUAL FRIEND; THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
THOMAS HARDY (1840-1928)
DESPERATE REMEDIES; UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE; FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD; A PAIR OF BLUE EYES; THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA; THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE; THE TRUMPET MAJOR; A LAODICEAN; TWO ON A TOWER; THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE; THE WOODLANDERS; TESS OF THE D’ URBERVILLES; THE WELL BELOVED; JUDE, THE OBSCURE
KAMALA DAS
THE ALPHABET OF LUST; A DOLL FOR THE CHILD PROSTITUTE
MULK RAJ ANAND
UNTOUCHABLE; COOLIE; TWO LEAVES AND A BUD; THE VILLAGE; ACROSS THE BLACK WATERS ; THE SWORD AND THE SICKLE; THE BIG HEART; LAMENT ON THE DEATH OF MASTER OF ARTS; THE OLD WOMAN AND THE COW; THE PRIVATE LIFE OF AN INDIAN PRINCE; THE ROAD; THE DEATH OF A HERO; MORNING FACE ; SEVEN SUMMERS; CONFESSION OF A LOVER
ERNEST MILLER HEMINGWAY
THE SUN ALSO RISES; TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT; FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS; A FAREWELL TO ARMS; THE GARDEN OF EDEN; THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
WILLIAM FAULKNER
THE SOUND AND THE FURY; A FABLE; SOLDIERS’ PAY; AS I LAY DYING; SANCTUARY; LIGHT IN AUGUST; THE HAMLET; THE REIVERS; ABSALOM, ABSALOM!
JOHN GALSWORTHY
THE FORSYTE SAGA

DRAMA

WILLIAM WORDSWORH
THE BORDERERS 
JOHN KEATS
OTHO, THE GREAT; KING STEPHEN 
CHARLES LAMB
JOHN WOODVIL
P. B. SHELLEY
HELLAS; THE CENCI; PROMETHEUS UNBOUND
MATTHEW ARNOLD
EMPEDOCLES ON ETNA
ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
THE DEVIL AND THE LADY; THE FALCON; THE CUP; QUEEN MARY, HAROLD AND BECKET; THE FORESTERS; THE PROMISE OF MAY
THOMAS HARDY
THE DYNASTS
THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT
SWEENY AGONISTES; THE ROCK; MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL; THE FAMILY REUNION; THE COCKTAIL PARTY; THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK; THE ELDER STATESMAN
JOHN MILTON
COMUS; THE ARCADES; SAMSON AGONISTES
JOHN GALSWORTHY
THE SKIN GAME; JOY; THE SILVER BOX; JUSTICE; STRIFE ; LOYALTIES; A FAMILY MAN; THE MOB; THE PIGEON; A BIT O’ LOVE; WINDOWS; THE FUGITIVE

OTHER GENRES

CHARLES LAMB
ESSAYS OF ELIA; LAST ESSAYS OF ELIA; TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
P. B. SHELLEY
A DEFENCE OF POETRY
MATTHEW ARNOLD (1822-1888)
CULTURE AND ANARCHY
KAMALA DAS (1934-2009)
MY STORY
JOHN MILTON
AREOPAGITICA; THE TENURE OF KINGS AND MAGISTRATES; HISTORY OF BRITAIN

POPULAR QUOTES

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH 
JOHN KEATS
CHARLES LAMB
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY 
CHARLES DICKENS 
MATTHEW ARNOLD 
ALFRED LORD TENNYSON 
THOMAS HARDY 
THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT 
KAMALA DAS 
MULK RAJ ANAND 
NISSIM EZEKIEL 
ROBERT LEE FROST 
WALT WHITMAN 
ERNEST HEMINGWAY 
WILLIAM FAULKNER 
JOHN MILTON 
JOHN GALSWORTHY

CRITICS ON MAJOR AUTHORS AND THEIR WORKS

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH 
JOHN KEATS 
CHARLES LAMB 
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY 
CHARLES DICKENS 
MATTHEW ARNOLD 
ALFRED LORD TENNYSON 
THOMAS HARDY 
THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT 
KAMALA DAS 
MULK RAJ ANAND 
NISSIM EZEKIEL 
ROBERT LEE FROST
WALT WHITMAN 
ERNEST HEMINGWAY 
WILLIAM FAULKNER 
JOHN MILTON 
JOHN GALSWORTHY 

KNOWN FOR...

KNOWN AS...  (Pen names)

KNOW THESE POPULAR WORKS 

ENGLISH LITERATURE : SOME BASIC FACTS

History of English Literature:  A Screenshot of Ages
Periods of English Literature
Authors in History of English Literature: Ages / Century / Period Wise
Events: Important Years at a Glance 
Popular Authors and their Works (with Years)
Some Other Works and their Authors 
Popular Commonwealth Writers
Popular Post-colonial Writers
Some British Dramatists (1955 onward...)
Popular British Dramatists and their Dramas (1945-1990)
Some British Poets (1955 onwards...)
Some Irish Poets
Some Scottish Poets
Popular Contemporary Poets
Popular English Poets (1945-1990)
Some Popular Post-war Novelists
Popular Contemporary Novelists
Popular Contemporary British Novelists since 1980
Popular British Novels of Twenty First Century
Popular Recent Novels
Novelists from Other Literatures: Around 1990

LITERARY AWARDS AND WINNERS

NOBEL PRIZE
THE BOOKER PRIZE 
THE SAHITYA AKADEMI PRIZE 
POET LAUREATE
THE PULITZER PRIZE

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Dr Abnish Singh Chauhan said...

Literary NECTAR for Competitive Examinations in English by Sudhir K Arora
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