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ISBN 978-1-86478-199-1

The Neap smartstudy® English text guide to Cloudstreet examines what is arguably one of Australia’s literary masterpieces. Tim Winton’s story about the intersecting lives of two working class families over a long period of Australian history reveals how they come to deal with life’s ups and downs with courage and acceptance. Filled with evocative ‘true blue Aussie battler’ characterisations and language, the novel explores a myriad of thought-provoking themes such as fate, luck, religion, mysticism, belonging, guilt and grief.

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

smartstudy® English Text Guide to Cloudstreet


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