Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. While still in her teens, hinton became a household name as the author of the outsiders, her first and most popular novel, set in oklahoma in the 1960s. The action of the outsiders takes place in tulsa, oklahoma in the 1960s. Sparknotes is here for you weve got everything you need to ace or teach. Hinton irrevocably altered the course of juvenile literature in america with her first novel. They also spend more time than you might expect ruminating on how the tightness of a tshirt might enhance the rippling musculature of a steelyeyed fellow gang member this is where stephanie meyer got the idea for. Honest names for all the books on your english syllabus. Find books like outsiders from the worlds largest community of readers. They can be thought of as outsiders because they are labeled greasers although they do not act like hoodlums, like the rest of the greasers. But no on much else besides trouble with the socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idead oa good time is beating up greasers like ponyboy. I liked everything in this book the characters, the confrontations with the rival gang, the setting, the dialogue, the events. Hinton, a young, meek boy named johnny cade shows that he develops as a strong man who realizes that no matter how tough a time he is going through, his friends are always going to be there to support him and help him get through all of the. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials. Hinton modeled the book s setting on her hometown of tulsa, oklahoma, although she never refers to the city by name.
Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel but did most of the work when she was 16 and a junior in high school. You can publish your book online for free in a few minutes. Describe ponyboys feelings towards others throughout the novel the outsiders. The title of this book relates to the story, because in the book, ponyboy and johnny are outsiders. Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel, but did most of the work when she was sixteen and a junior in high school. The outsiders novel unit is organized as a survival guide packet for students, chapterbychapter. At this point, he has totally convinced himself that he was the one who committed the murder. She creates very sympathetic characters and places them. Hintonaccording to wikipedia, the outsiders is a comingofage novel by s. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fictional novels based on realistic events, or for students who are looking for a fun book to read for a report. The outsiders and rumble fish were both adapted to films.
The setting of the book the outsiders takes place in tulsa, oklahoma. This first book was a runaway success, originally and still a best seller. In this lesson, youll learn how the setting of the the outsiders impacted the story. The outsiders is a comingofage novel and the first book written by s. The beginning of the novel strongly introduces this theme as a group of socs, the west side rich kids, jump and. The setting is based on hintons hometown of tulsa, oklahoma, where she was living when she wrote the story as a high school student. Ponyboy curtis, a teenaged member of a loose gang of greasers, is leaving a movie theater when he is jumped by socs. The outsiders is a book about sensitive teenage boys who alternately get into gang fights, hug one another, and burst into tears. How is the writing style and structure in the novel the. The socs idea of having a good time is beating up greasers like ponyboy. The outsiders classroom book set classroom novel sets. Explore class conflict, alienation, loyalty, family unity and betrayal, and the search for self in this classic coming of age. Susan eloise hinton, better known by her pen name s. The novel covers important themes like class, wealth, and society.
At least he knows what to expectuntil the night someone takes things too far. The outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 14yearold boy. The east side versus the west side of the city is the stage for the novel, the outsiders. Like the outsiders, rumble fish was turned into a feature film by francis ford coppola in 1983, however, unlike hintons previous novels, there is no crossover of characters in rumble fish. Hinton says so in the faq page of her website, but not because theres any indication in the novel though the slang is insanely outdated. The 45th anniversary of a landmark work of teen fiction ponyboy can count on his brothers and his friends, but not on much else besides trouble with the socs, a vicious gang of rich kids who get away with everything, including beating up greasers like ponyboy. Hinton modeled the books setting on her hometown of tulsa, oklahoma, although she never refers to the city by name. The outsiders opens with the recollections of ponyboy curtis, the narrator of the story. The outsider is a novel by american author richard wright, first published in 1953. A literary comedy of the 1950s by humphrey carpenter. It is about a gang of teenage boys who are called the greasers.
They live on the east side of the town, also known as the wrong side of town. The outsiders was published when she was seventeen and was her stark answer to the fluffy high school stories about proms and dates typical of the 1960s. Ponyboy is a parentless greaser who knows his place in town on the east side, which is also the poor side of town. It was the kind of racism that wright knew and experienced, a racism from which most black people of his own time could not escape, and it remained the. Hinton tells the story of 14yearold ponyboy curtis and his struggle with right and wrong in a society in which he is an outsider. The novel tells the story of ponyboy curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in. Neil griffiths top 10 books about outsiders art and design. In 1983, a film adaptation of the novel was released, directed by francis ford coppola.
One of the most dominant themes in the outsiders is that of class conflict. Darry and soda also testify, and tell the judge that dally was a good friend of. In the book the outsiders, how do the setting, order of events, point. Mar 24, 2016 the outsiders is a non fiction book nonfiction means it is a true story. The outsiders chapter 12 summary and analysis gradesaver. The outsider is richard wrights second installment in a story of epic proportions, a complex master narrative to show american racism in raw and ugly terms. Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel, butdid most of the work when she was sixteen and a junior in high school. Betrayal in naples, winner of the authors club best first novel, and saving caravaggio, shortlisted for the costa novel of the year. The outsiders by s e hinton is a groundbreaking, timeless story by a brilliant writer. The outsiders is set in a large, unnamed town in the united states. The outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the ya genre. However, the first edition was initially published in 1967 and the book is shelved as young adult literature, juvenile literature, realistic fiction, classic, coming of age, and historical fiction genres. Well the book the outsiders is suppose to be ponyboys whole english paper.
Thomas howell, patrick swayze, emilio estevez, tom cruise, matt dillon, rob lowe, and ralph macchio, was released in 1983. The novel is most likely set in the mid1960s, the time period during which it was written, although, again, hinton makes few explicit references to external historical events that might fix the book in time. Neil griffiths is the author of two novels, published by penguin. The outsiders was written by a teenager about teenagers. Seymour keeps the books motor humming, changing scenes and points of view with expert timing a fresh spanish setting, a stream of characters with great nicknames like the tractor, and a mix of british, eastern european and american crime fighters make seymours 29th novel one of his most entertaining. In publication for almost 50 years, the outsiders has become a standard read for schools thanks to its timeless story, poignant characters and purposefully crafted writing. In this setting, ponyboy and johnny literally shed their social identities when they cut their trademark. The outsiders novel unit common corealigned a 140page resource, designed to capture your students attention, enhance close reading skills, and facilitate deep thinking and discussion when reading s.
The new york times taut with tension, filled with drama. Philadelphia daily news what its like to live lonely and unwanted and. Ponyboy, a young member of a small gang of greasers, is leaving a movie theater when a group of socs. If youre in the market for a book thats resonated with teenagers for decades, definitely try the outsiders. The book was inspired by two rival gangs at her school, will rogers high school, the greasers and the socs, and her desire to empathize with the greasers by writing from their point of view. Hinton tells the story of 14yearold ponyboy curtis and his struggle with right and wrong in a society in which he is.
Praise for the outsiders the outsiders transformed youngadult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world. Jul 03, 2007 neil griffiths is the author of two novels, published by penguin. In all, she has written eight novels for young adults. Her first novel, the outsiders, was published when she was still a teenager. Hintons style is simple and straightforward for the most part. See more ideas about the outsiders, novels and the unit. Beckers outsiders is a thorough exploration of social deviance and how it can be addressed in an understanding and more. Sources at the end of the book in the letter from the author the author explains it. Hinton was only 17 years old when she started writing the book, and had it published when she was 18. One of the most groundbreaking sociology texts of the mid20th century, howard s. Despite this, the book certainly follows a similar storyline and themes and is a really good choice if youre looking for books like the outsiders. Neil griffiths top 10 books about outsiders art and. Sources at the end of the book in the letter from the author the author explains it is based on his life and he wrote it at the age of 15.
It is told in a firstperson narration style, with the narrator being a 14yearold boy. This story deals with issues that are very close to the hearts of teens, whether in the 1960s when this book was written or today. According to wikipedia, the outsiders is a comingofage novel by s. The outsiders rumble fish that was then, this is now tex taming the star runner hawks harbor tims stories big david, little david the puppy sister. Ponyboy knows what to expect and knows he can count on his brothers and friends until the night. Hintons novels are credited with motivating teenagers, especially boys, to get excited about reading, and titles like the outsiders and that was then, this is now remain staples on school reading. Hinton is credited to have written one of the first novels about young adults, for young adult readers.1552 93 138 1302 1574 1174 1608 743 1454 527 145 1513 251 1025 152 1371 6 1166 1139 523 444 1192 835 1486 1449 1032 1074 1045 336 317 224 508 732 138 1149 957 337 1333 123 431 1184 1365 1000 504 1465 594 707 584