Shane is a novel by Jack Schaefer that was first published in 1949.


Read our full plot summary and analysis of Shane, scene by scene break-downs, and more.


See a complete list of the characters in Shane and in-depth analyses of Shane, Bob Starrett, Joe Starrett, Marian Starrett, and Fletcher.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in Shane, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


Find the quotes you need to support your essay, or refresh your memory of the book by reading these key quotes.

Quick Quizzes

Test your knowledge of Shane with quizzes about every section, major characters, themes, symbols, and more.


Get ready to ace your Shane paper with our suggested essay topics, helpful essays about historical and literary context, a sample A+ student essay, and more.

Further Study

Go further in your study of Shane with background information, movie adaptations, and links to the best resources around the web.


Go to to get your copy of these helpful resources.