The Bookclub-in-a-Box consists of a large-format paperback guide packaged in a box (this is merely a waste of paper; all you need is the guide). The novel is not included, nor is it advertised that it is included. This is the first one of these guides I have purchased, and my expectations have been exceeded. This is an incredibly in-depth and book-specific guide. It is not a generic how-to-run-a-book-group guide. It is rather a specific guide to analyzing this particular novel. It provides information on the author and historical background as well as analysis and examples regarding character, setting, symbolism, narration, theme, style, etc. I highly recommend it. My only complaint would be the overpackaging, as the box merely contains the paperback guide, a needless paper bookmark, and post-it notes.