Shmoop Literature and Author Guides on Discovery Education


Discovery Education has a wide variety of Shmoop Guides including both Literature and Author Guides.

The Literature Guides have chapter summaries, themes, quotes, character summaries and plot summaries.

The Author Biography Guides have an overview of the author’s life, a timeline, resume and trivia or facts about the author.


Shmoop Literature Guides

1984 by George Orwell

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Aeneid by Virgil

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque


Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Illiad by Homer

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Odyssey by Homer

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Othello by William Shakespeare

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Paradise Lost by John Milton

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Romeo and Juliet by Willam Shakespeare

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle


Shmoop Author Biography Guides

Jane Austen

Emily Dickinson

George Eliot

Ralph Ellison

William Faulkner

Ernest Hemmingway

Harper Lee

Herman Melville

George Orwell

Edgar Allen Poe

William Shakespeare

John Steinbeck

Mark Twain

Virginia Wolf

William Wordsworth

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