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The Monarch Notes CD-ROM contains the complete set of over 200 Monarch Notes study guides to classic and contemporary literature. Notes contain extensive discussions of the literary work, character analyses, background information about the author and the historical context of the work, plot summaries, and quotations from the work. Many of the Notes include study guides consisting of sample essay questions and answers, bibliographies, and critical commentaries. Pictures and audio clips are also available for some of the Notes.
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Monarch Notes on CD-ROM contains all of the Monarch Notes published in print by Arco, a division of Simon and Schuster, comprising information on over 200 authors from Chinua Achebe to Emile Zola. Monarch Notes are similar to Barron's Book Notes or the more widely distributed Cliff's Notes. These series provide summary information on either major literary works or major literary figures. While intended primarily for college students needing a compatct overview of the topic, including such features as a brief authorical biography, plot summary, compendium of major interpretations, study questions and bibliography, they can server others equally well. Anyone interested in literature can benefit from these introductory or review texts.
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To see a list of contents, please refer to the Manual's chapter 'Author/Book list'.
A note about the downloads available above:
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Hybrid CD-ROM for PC & Mac.
Basilisk likes to crash when you quit DiscPassage applications until v1.4.5, but works fine otherwise.
Please use DiscPassage 1.6 to avoid this crash.
To get the CD-ROM recognized by DiscPassage, you may need to write-protect it,
either in your host operating system or within the emulated Mac OS system.
Using Basilisk, the content listings of this CD-ROM are a bit messy, but the CD-ROM works fine otherwise in Basilisk.
If you mount both the Data CD partition and the CD-ROM's Audio partition at the same time, DiscPassage may complain that it "can't process this disc", because it tries to read the Audio CD partition first. Simply go to DiscPassage's "File" menu, choose "Disc" and select the data partition of the CD-ROM to continue.