Thug Notes

Thug Notes : A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature

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Sparky Sweets, PhD, and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, Thug Notes. Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen of literature's most beloved classics, including: Things Fall Apart, To Kill a Mockingbird, Hamlet, The Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, Pride and Prejudice, and more! The series Thug Notes has been featured on BET, PBS, and NPR and has been used in hundreds of classrooms around the world. Whether you re a student, teacher, or straight-up literary gangster like Dr. Sweets, Thug Notes has got you covered. You'll certainly never look at literature the same way again."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 196 x 18mm | 318g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1101873043
  • 9781101873045
  • 69,381

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Praise for the hit YouTube series: "A deliciously executed example of the application of street sensibility to high-culture, high-concept areas." The New York Times "Move over, Cliff, there's a new Notes-master in town." The Huffington Post "If your eyes glaze over in class and your book reports are cribbed from Wikipedia, you might not need summer school . . . you might just needThug Notes." MTV "Thug Notes is taking wonderful literature and making it understandable, embraceable and making it usable." PBS-TV, Tavis Smiley "Thug Notes delivers the innovation needed in education." The Tampa Bay Times "Thug Notes takes literary classics out of the academic ghetto." The Daily Dot"show more

About Sparky Sweets

Sparky Sweets, PhD is a professor at the school of hard more

Table of contents

Introduction Romeo and Juliet To Kill a Mockingbird Pride and Prejudice The Great Gatsby Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus Invisible Man Lord of the Flies Moby-Dick A Raisin in the Sun Hamlet Fahrenheit 451 The Catcher in the Rye Crime and Punishment Things Fall Apart The Color Purple The Scarlet Letter Bibliography Acknowledgmentsshow more
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