Insight – The Golden Age

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Insight Text Guides – The Golden Age is designed to help secondary English students understand and analyse the text. This comprehensive guide to the novel by Joan London contains historical and social background information, detailed chapter analyses and discussions of structure, style, narrative point of view, characters and themes. Essay questions and sample answers help students to create analytical responses to the text.

About the writer:
Virginia Lee, BA (Hons), Dip Ed, has been teaching senior English for over thirty years and has co-authored a number of English and VCE textbooks. She is the author of Insight Text Guides on The Great Gatsby, Lantana and Year of Wonders.

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Insight Text Guides are written by practising English teachers, professional writers, reviewers and academics who are experts in their fields.

Each guide includes the following:

– Character map

– Notes on the author’s life and work

– Brief synopsis and character summaries

– Context and background information

– Explanations of the text’s genre, structure and language features

– In-depth analysis of all chapters, scenes or stories

– Detailed discussions of characters and themes

– Different interpretations of the text

– Guidelines on essay writing

– Essay questions, analysis of a sample question and a complete sample essay.