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Notes on A Long Long Way

Paperback edition of our study guide on Sebastian Barry’s novel, written especially for A-Level students. This Literature Study Guide comprises an in-depth, chapter-by-chapter summary of the novel, outlining the main events which take place. Clear and concise, these notes are especially useful for revision and refreshing a student’s knowledge and understanding of the story.

Vital to the comprehension of this novel are the character analyses. Our Study Guide provides a review and critical analysis of both the main and minor characters.

Considered by many to be of particular value, is our ‘Critical Comparisons’ section. This chapter of the Guide helps students compare and contrast various aspects of A Long Long Way with other First World war literature. Topics covered are ‘Depictions of War’, ‘Characters’, ‘Love and Sex’, ‘Language’, ‘Factual Accuracy and Realism in a Novel’ and ‘Historical References’. The last topic provides background information on the historical events which provide the backdrop to the novel.

Considered by many to be the key asset of our Notes, the ‘Comparisons’ section contains suggestions for possible topics of study and gives examples of the texts which could be used. These suggestions, in our opinion, provide suitable material for comparitive studies, assuming that A Long Long Way will be one of the texts involved.

The guide also contains useful suggestions of books for further reading, with brief descriptions, that we believe enhance one’s understanding of the novel.

Key Features


  • Writer

    W Lawrance
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  • Published Date

    29 November 2014
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