Accidental Tourist, The: Cambridge Wizard Student Guide

By: McRoberts, Richard

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The Accidental Tourist is an award-winning novel by celebrated American author Anne Tyler. Its central character, Macon Leary, is a middle-aged man numb from a recent bereavement and whose wife has just left him. His life rapidly spirals out of control - until he meets Murial Pritchett, another damaged individual who still finds reason to hope for the best in life. Written by an experienced teacher, this guide offers you background notes on the author, and on the genre, structure and style of the novel. You are given a storyboard summary of the text, then taken through it chapter by chapter, with key quotes highlighted and teacher explanations to draw out the subtext. This guide also includes comprehensive notes on characters and themes, critical reviews, advice on writing an exam answer, and two full length A+ exam essays on the text.

Title: Accidental Tourist, The: Cambridge Wizard Student Guide

Author Name: McRoberts, Richard

Categories: VCE text guides,

Edition: 2

Publisher: United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press: 30/Dec/2005

ISBN Number: 0521683548

ISBN Number 13: 9780521683548

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 9889

Description: The Accidental Tourist is an award-winning novel by celebrated American author Anne Tyler. Its central character, Macon Leary, is a middle-aged man numb from a recent bereavement and whose wife has just left him. His life rapidly spirals out of control - until he meets Murial Pritchett, another damaged individual who still finds reason to hope for the best in life. Written by an experienced teacher, this guide offers you background notes on the author, and on the genre, structure and style of the novel. You are given a storyboard summary of the text, then taken through it chapter by chapter, with key quotes highlighted and teacher explanations to draw out the subtext. This guide also includes comprehensive notes on characters and themes, critical reviews, advice on writing an exam answer, and two full length A+ exam essays on the text. (ISBN: 9780521683548 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 9889)