The Left Hand of Darkness Summary
Ursula K. Le Guin

Everything you need to understand or teach The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin.

  • The Left Hand of Darkness Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Encyclopedia Article
  • 1 Study Guide
  • 2 Literature Criticisms
  • 1 Lesson Plans
  • ...and more
  • 30 The Left Hand of Darkness Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Left Hand of Darkness Overview

Published in 1969, The Left Hand of Darkness is a classic science fiction novel that won both the Hugo and Nebula awards. The universe evoked in the book appears in five other loosely linked novels by Le Guin called the Hainish Cycle, of which The Left Hand of Darkness is the fourth. The fifth novel in the series, The Dispossessed, also won the both the Hugo and Nebula, making Le Guin the first author to win both awards twice. The planet Gethen is also the setting for two unconnected short stories by the author, “Winter’s King” and “Coming of Age in Karhide.”

Study Pack

The The Left Hand of Darkness Study Pack contains:

The Left Hand of Darkness Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

The Left Hand of Darkness Lesson Plans contain 145 pages of teaching material, including: