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Insight – The Left Hand of Darkness

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Insight Text Guides – The Left Hand of Darkness is designed to help secondary English students understand and analyse the text. This comprehensive guide to the novel by Ursula Le Guin contains detailed chapter analyses and in-depth discussions of genre, structure, language, characters and themes. Essay questions and sample answers help students to create analytical responses to the text.

About the writer:
Rachel Fetherston, BA (Hons), BSc, is a freelance writer and editor who works in the independent book trade and contributes to the non-profit education group Wild Melbourne. Her interests include book-collecting, researching and writing about literature, especially science fiction.

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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.