Summary Essay Samples

It is not always that easy to compile the information in a given text in a neat, understandable manner. Read our summary essay samples to get a better grip on how to do this yourself.

Nemesis by Philip Roth

By Miguel Fernandes Ceia The blurb on the dust cover of Philip Roth’s Nemesis is pretty accurate, ‘a terrifying epidemic is raging’, ‘focusing on [Bucky]…

Black Mirror (Episode 2, 15 Million Merits)

Among the TV series I have watched, the British series “Black Mirror” is probably one of the most shocking, thought-provoking, and creative. Filmed in 2011,…

The Plague

Among the misfortunes haunting humankind throughout its history, the most significant three were wars, famine, and epidemics; these three often come together. In the Bible,…

Summary of “Flowers for Algernon”

”Flowers for Algernon,” written in 1966 by Daniel Keyes, has rightly become one of the most well-known fantasy novels in world literature. Originally written as…

“Divergent” by Veronica Roth

Divergent is the first book of a trilogy written by Veronica Roth, an American writer. It tells the story of a post-apocalyptic dystopia; the plot…

“World War Z” by Max Brooks

World War Z—An Oral History of the Zombie War is a post-apocalyptic novel written by American writer Maximillian Michael Brooks. Unlike many other zombie-novels, World…

“In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote

Truman Capote’s novel In Cold Blood, published in 1966, is one of the most prominent examples of the “new journalism” literary genre. It tells the…

“Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

“The Catcher in the Rye”—a novel by Jerome D. Salinger, published in 1951—is one of the most brilliant novels in American literature of the 20th…

“Three Comrades” by E. M. Remarque

Three Comrades, written by German writer Erich Maria Remarque, is one of the most famous novels in history. The plot develops around three wartime friends,…

“1984” by George Orwell

“1984” is a novel about totalitarianism and the fate of a single man who tried to escape from an overwhelming political regime. The book was…

“The Stranger” by Albert Camus

The Stranger is a famous novel written by French philosopher Albert Camus. It tells the story of a young Algerian man, Meursault, whose perception of…

“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury

The dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 written by the famous fiction writer Ray Bradbury in 1953 tells the story of a 30-year-old fireman, Guy Montag. In…

“The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka

The novella The Metamorphosis was written by Franz Kafka in 1912. It tells the story of the tragedy of a salesman, Gregor Samsa, who turned…

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