What's New

Updated user interface.
Control audio from lock screen and control screen.
Improved VoiceOver support/Accessibility. Can be configured to use dynamic text.

App Description

Learn faster, study better, and score higher with CliffsNotes® Apps for the iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad®. Fast, effective, and comprehensive literature reviews for your mobile device give you anywhere, anytime access to character, theme, and plot summaries and analysis; interactive quiz features; and audio CramCasts.

In William Shakespeare's King Lear, the aging king of Britain descends into insanity as he realizes two of his daughters, Goneril and Regan, are betraying him to gain control of his kingdom, while his other daughter Cordelia, whom he had banished, remains his most devoted supporter. As Cordelia returns to help her father, a bloody, tragic conflict ensues. Shakespeare's King Lear, said to be based on historical events, tells how the quest for power can literally tear a family apart.

Two separate review modes let you customize your study experience.

· Prescriptive “Cram Plan” orders the content of the app to give you exactly what you need to know in the time that you have.

· The Full Study Plan provides the app’s complete content so you can read through at your own pace.

Additional features include:

· Multiple-choice quiz to assess your mastery of the material

· Bookmarking to note important passages for further review

· Interactive map links character associations and profiles for quick reference

· Audio plot summaries

Look for more CliffsNotes apps covering popular works of literature to help you learn faster, study better, and score higher.



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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 07, 2014 Initial release
  • August 02, 2016 New version 2.0