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All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

By ElodieAugust 17, 2017
Here at SparkNotes, our stance on books has always been favorable. We like them. We think they’re great. We’re book lovers first,... More  →
All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieJuly 21, 2017
Look, I don’t need to know why you’re here. I don’t need to know what misfortune has befallen you, what dark and... More  →
Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

SparkNotes Is Here to Save Summer Reading-Vote For Your Fave Book & We'll Blog It!

By Chelsea DaggerJune 16, 2017
As the late, great Jane Austen once said, it's a truth universally acknowledged that SparkNotes are the single best study... More  →
SparkNotes Is Here to Save Summer Reading-Vote For Your Fave Book & We'll Blog It!

10 Disclaimers for Books You'll Read in High School

By Maura Barry-GarlandJune 24, 2016
Never judge a book by its title, because more often than not, the title is a lie. You won’t know what you’re... More  →
10 Disclaimers for Books You'll Read in High School

Famous Literature Told in Emojis

By Emma W.November 5, 2015
Are you a visual learner? Is the ornate, antiquated language of a Victorian novel or a Shakespeare play bogging you down? Is... More  →
Famous Literature Told in Emojis

Fictional Character Product Endorsements

By andrew joanisJuly 16, 2015
After their book contracts expire, literary characters have to make bank somehow...... More  →
Fictional Character Product Endorsements

If Literary Characters Were Camp Counselors

By kat_rosenfieldJune 15, 2012
With the school year coming to an end, it’s time for good little campers everywhere to pack their bags, kiss their mommies... More  →
If Literary Characters Were Camp Counselors

Updating the Covers of Classic Books

By Dan_BergsteinJanuary 26, 2011
Required reading would be much more fun if the covers of so-called classics reflected modern tastes. If publishers and educators were smart,... More  →
Updating the Covers of Classic Books