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Reader’s Advisory

Stony Brook University Libraries offers a helpful tool to assist you in researching a number of popular books and films found in our collection. Throughout the Main Stacks, patrons may find small signs posted on random aisles providing a title that can be located in

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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Call number and location: PG3326 .P7 C6 1998 |  Melville Library Main Stacks eText: Crime and Punishment, provided by Project Gutenberg Possible Paper Topics: Despite his crime, does the author intend Roskolnikov to be

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A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway Call number and location: PS3515.E37 F338 1987 |  Melville Library Main Stacks Possible Paper Topics: How does the author portray the idea of masculinity, and how does the novel’s final line enforce or

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The Tragedy of Hamlet

The Tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakespeare Call number and location: PR2807 .A2 U59 2005 |  Melville Library Main Stacks eText: The Tragedie of Hamlet, provided by Project Gutenberg Possible Paper Topics Explore the various angles that Hamlet views the

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Call number and location: PR4560 .A1 1993 |  Melville Library Main Stacks eText: Great Expectations (1867), provided by Project Gutenberg Possible Paper Topics Why does Magwitch insist that  Pip keep his nickname to continue receiving

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The English Patient (DVD)

The English Patient, directed by Anthony Minghella Call number and location: DVD2648 | Melville Library Main Stacks Possible Paper Topics: What does the desert symbolize in the film? How do the actions and transformations of the main characters reflect the

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The Iliad

The Iliad, by Homer Call number and location: PA4025.A2 L66 1997 | Melville Library Main Stacks eText: The Iliad, provided by Project Gutenberg Possible Paper Topics Explain the symbolism in Achilles’ shield. Analyze the role of family vs. the role

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Call number and location: PR4167 .J3 2000 |  Melville Library Main Stacks eText: Jane Eyre (1898), scanned at Harvard Library for Internet Archive Possible Paper Topics: Analyze the elements of fire and water in the

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