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Quicklet on A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (CliffNotes-like Book Summary) [Kindle Edition]

Charles Limley
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Book Description

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We recently underwent an overhaul of our Quicklets to focus on commentary, analysis, and criticism from our expert writing team.

In addition, our Quicklets include an overall summary, brief chapter summaries, a description of key characters and themes, fun trivia, and a selection of great online readings.


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Lorraine Hansberry was born May 19, 1930 and grew up, like the characters in A Raisin in the Sun, in Chicago’s South Side. She attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison, but left in 1950 before graduating. She then moved to New York City where she began working as a writer.

A Raisin in the Sun is her most well known work. It was first produced on Broadway in 1959, and its success made Hansberry the first African American playwright to win the Best Play of the Year Award from the New York Drama Critics. Hansberry’s promising career was cut short, however, when she died January 12, 1965 of pancreatic cancer.

A Raisin in the Sun has become a landmark in American literature and drama. James Baldwin gave high praise to the work, writing that “never before in the entire history of the American theater had so much of the truth of black people’s lives been seen on the stage” (153).

First produced in 1959 when Hansberry was only 29 years old, it won the Best Play Award of the New York Drama Critics. It has since been adapted for film, television, and musical theater, and has been performed thousands of times around the United States, as well as on stages around the world in over 30 languages. Along with the popular and critical acclaim of the original stage production, these various adaptations of A Raisin in the Sun have been nominated for multiple Tony Awards, Cannes Festival Awards, and several Golden Globe awards.

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About the Author

Charles Limley is a native of Colorado. After earning bachelor's degrees in both English Literature and Humanities from the University of Colorado—Boulder, he entered the world of professional writing. He began his work with Hyperink during the fall of 2011. In addition to writing, Limley is an avid reader. He also loves bicycles, and has completed several long-distance bicycle tours.

Product Details

  • File Size: 140 KB
  • Print Length: 45 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hyperink Quicklets (CliffsNotes-like Book Summaries) (December 14, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006MHF9JW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #500,566 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Insightful Reading Guide! March 31, 2012
By Joel L.
Format:Kindle Edition
This is an excellent reader's guide for "A Raisin in the Sun." It gives easy-to-read and accurate summaries of the entire play, but more importantly, Limley is able to provide some great insights into the play's main themes and overall messages. I've had to read this play now a couple times for different school classes, and reading it along with this guide has been very helpful. I loved using this guide, and I plan on checking out more of Hyperink's stuff, especially anything by Limley!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helps to be familiar with the story in a pinch February 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Needed to help my daughter with a school paper. Easy and quick to get the down and dirty on the story-line so I could understand where to help my daughter. It is actually a very well-written story. I liked it.
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