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Citizen Kane

» Alison Brunton

ISBN 978-1-86478-119-9

The Neap smartstudy® English text guide to Citizen Kane is a helpful aid to understanding Orson Welles’s masterpiece. Often cited as the best film of all time, the movie’s influence stems from both its landmark cinematic techniques and powerful story. The rise and fall of Charles Foster Kane, the publishing tycoon whose final word – “Rosebud” – prompts a journalist to investigate the true meaning of his life, is a cautionary tale about wealth, greed and alienation, and a must-see for movie buffs.

Key features:

  • notes about the author/director/poet/playwright
  • an overview of the historical and cultural context
  • chapter/scene/story summaries
  • character profiles
  • analysis of themes and genres
  • critical perspectives of the text
  • key quotations
  • focus questions in each section
  • marginal notes explaining key passages, ideas, terms and characters
  • a guide to planning and writing an essay
  • sample essays with annotations
  • further exam-style essay questions
  • a bibliography and further reading section



$17.95

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