by Siobhan McNally
The novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally is a masterpiece of twentieth century fiction. This clear, comprehensive study guide to The Playmaker contains a summary and detailed notes on each chapter. It also includes sample essays, past examination questions, outlines for practice essays, historical background to the events of the novel, plus biographical information about the author and his works.
It is ideal for students preparing for examinations or needing essay ideas. It also contains a wealth of valuable information for teachers wanting a comprehensive guide to the characters, themes and historical background to the novel.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Siobhan McNally is a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of New York University, where she received her B.A. in English Literature with Honors. She earned her Master’s degree in Renaissance English Literature from the University of Sussex, England, where she also did doctoral studies. She has over twenty years of experience teaching English language and literature at the secondary and tertiary levels, and is a prolific writer of both academic material and historical novels.