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Free book summaries that anyone can contribute to! WikiSummaries provides free summaries of books, plays and other written documents. This complements Wikipedia, which is already an excellent source of information on authors and brief book summaries. Where Wikipedia leaves off, WikiSummaries will continue with detailed chapter summaries.


At present there are 437 articles.

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Some popular summaries

Help to spread the word about a worthwhile book!

Great books need your help! If there's a book you love that's not here then start a summary! Even a paragraph to get the summary off the ground would be a good start. If you want to start with what is needed most, here are the top requested books:

Top Requests - November, 2007

  1. Founding Brothers
  2. Monster
  3. The Crucible
  4. The Outsiders
  5. The Unredeemed Captive
  6. Fast Food Nation
  7. The Hot Zone
  8. A Thousand Splendid Suns
  9. A Long Way Gone
  10. Holes
  11. Friday Night Lights
  12. The Pact
  13. Tangerine
  14. A Series of Unfortunate Events
  15. Lord of the Rings
  16. Tuesdays With Morrie
  17. Gossip Girl
  18. Dracula
  19. Mountains Beyond Mountains
  20. Death of a Salesman

New Book Summaries

  1. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
  2. Life of Pi
  3. Pride and Prejudice
  4. Death of a Salesman
  5. The Death and Life of Great American Cities
  6. La Charca
  7. Antigone
  8. Godless: The Church of Liberalism
  9. Things Fall Apart
  10. Macbeth
  11. The Giver
  12. Lord of the Flies
  13. Nickel and Dimed
  14. Othello
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird
  16. El Viejo y el Mar
  17. The Second World
  18. Down and Out in Paris and London
  19. Speak
  20. Holes
  21. The Wave
  22. Getting to yes
  23. The Outsiders
  24. Snow
  25. The Upstairs Room
  26. The Most Dangerous Game

New Terms of Service Summaries

Websites often have complicated terms of service contracts to which you must agree if you wish to use their services. Here are some easy-to-read summaries of some of these terms of service agreements:

  1. Ning Terms of Service
  2. Joost Terms of Service
  3. Craigslist Terms of Service
  4. hi5 Terms of Service
  5. Terms of Service
  6. LiveJournal Terms of Service
  7. Google AdSense Terms of Service
  8. Facebook Terms of Service
  9. MySpace Terms of Service
  10. Yahoo Terms of Service
  11. eBay Terms of Service
  12. Google Terms of Service
  13. YouTube Terms of Service
  14. Megaupload Terms of Service
  15. Orkut Terms of Service
  16. Terms of Service
  17. Friendster Terms of Service
  18. MSN Terms of Service
  19. Fotolog Terms of Service
  20. iTunes Store Terms of Service
  21. Blogger Terms of Service