This study guide will help you analyze the novel The Circle by Dave Eggers. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective. The quotes in this analysis are taken from the 2014 Penguin edition.
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Title: The Circle (2013)
Author: Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers (b.1970) is an American author. He has written several novels, including his best-known work The Circle (2013) and its sequel The Every (2021). As well as his novels, he has written a best-selling memoir titled A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000), which charts his experiences of bringing up his younger brother after both of his parents died of cancer.
The Circle is set in a dystopian but familiar future in which a single technology company is trying to control every aspect of human life on earth. In 2017, Netflix released a movie adaptation of the novel starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega.
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