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Study Guide to Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

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Death Comes for the Archbishop describes the missionary work of two European priests in the American Southwest from 1848 to 1888. The novel is generally considered to be Willa Cather’s greatest.

- An annotated list of characters;
- Detailed analysis of the historical and literary background, genre, settings, themes, etc.;
- Explanatory notes for each chapter;
- A detailed chapter by chapter commentary;
- In-depth questions to guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the novel;
- Definition of relevant literary terms with an activity;
- Guidance on using the guiding questions to stimulate group discussion and presentations;
- Graphic organizer for the plot:
- A bibliography and guide to further reading.

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