Washington Square Oxford World’s Classics

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Oxford University Press #ad - First published in 1880 but set some forty years earlier in a pre-Civil War New York, the novel reflects ironically on the restricted world in which its heroine is marooned. Oxford university Press USA. One of the most instantly appealing of James's early masterpieces, Washington Square is a tale of a trapped daughter and domineering father, a quiet tragedy of money and love and innocence betrayed.

He will not consent to the marriage, regardless of the cost to his daughter. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, and much more.

Washington Square Oxford World's Classics #ad - . Catherine sloper, morris townsend, heiress to a fortune, attracts the attention of a good-looking but penniless young man, but her father is convinced that his motives are merely mercenary. In his excellent introduction adrian Poole reflects on the book's gestation and influences, the significance of place, and the insight with which the four principal players are drawn.

Out of this classic confrontation Henry James fashioned one of his most deftly searching shorter fictions, a tale of great depth of meaning and understanding. The book also includes an up-to-date bibliography, illuminating notes, and a discussion of stage and film adaptations of the story. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

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Civil War Stories Dover Thrift Editions

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Dover Publications #ad - Dubbed "bitter bierce" for his vitriolic wit and biting satire, and a book of short stories Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, his fame rests largely on a celebrated compilation of barbed epigrams, The Devil's Dictionary, 1891. Newspaperman, and satirist, poet, short-story writer, Ambrose Bierce 1842–1914 is one of the most striking and unusual literary figures America has produced.

Most of the 16 selections in this volume have been taken from the latter collection. The stories in this edition include: "what i saw at shiloh, " "a horseman in the sky, " "four days in dixie, " "a son of the Gods, " "The Coup de Grace, " "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, " "Chickamauga, " "One Kind of Officer, " "One of the Missing, " "The Story of Conscience, " and five more.

Civil War Stories Dover Thrift Editions #ad - Bierce's stories employ a buildup of suggestive realistic detail to produce grim and vivid tales often disturbing in their mood of fatalism and impending calamity. Hauntingly suggestive, they offer excellent examples of the author's dark pessimism and storytelling power.

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O Pioneers! First Edition Norton Critical Editions

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - This norton critical edition brings to life―through Cather's words, and through the words and images of others―the uniquely American frontier experience. In inscribing a copy of o pioneers! for a childhood friend, cather wrote, literary contexts by cather and her contemporaries, "In this one I hit the home pasture…" "Contexts and Backgrounds" includes a rich selection of autobiographical and biographical remembrances including three interviews with Cather, Henry James and Sarah Orne Jewett, and writings on the American West including selected letters that paint a picture of one family's life on the Nebraska prairie.

Willa cather's masterful 1913 novel marks her return to the Nebraska of her youth, and to the stories of the immigrant settlers she had known during her childhood and teenage years in Red Cloud. Murphy, C. Susan wiesenthal, melissa ryan, Guy Reynolds, Marilee Lindemann, and Sharon O'Brien. Criticism" provides seven contemporary reviews and eight modern critical interpretations by David Stouck, John J.

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Daisy Miller

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Independently published #ad - He is best known for his novels the portrait of a lady, The Wings of the Dove, and The Ambassadors, and his masterpiece novellas, The Turn of the Screw and Daisy Miller. James's masterpiece is at once a probing psychological portrayal of a young woman navigating complicated social and moral expectations and an analysis of the cultural clash between European and American mores.

Henry james 1843-1916 was an anglo-american author considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language and a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism. Daisy miller is a novella by Henry James, first published in 1879. It portrays the life of a beautiful and wealthy, but flirtatious American girl Daisy Miller and her romantic suitors while on tour in Switzerland and Italy.

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The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings: Poems, Tales, Essays, and Reviews Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - This selection of poe's critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind. Penguin Classics. The fall of the house of usher" describes the final hours of a family tormented by tragedy and the legacy of the past.

. In "the tell tale heart", a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, while stories such as "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Cask of Amontillado" explore extreme states of decadence, fear and hate. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings: Poems, Tales, Essays, and Reviews Penguin Classics #ad - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

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The Portrait of a Lady Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - This edition of the portrait of a lady, based on the earliest published copy of the novel, is the version read first and loved by most readers in James's lifetime. Then she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

It also contains a chronology, further reading, notes and an introduction by Philip Horne. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Penguin Books. Beneath his veneer of civilized behaviour, Isabel discovers cruelty and a stifling darkness.

. In this portrait of a 'young woman affronting her destiny', Henry James created one of his most magnificent heroines, and a story of intense poignancy. Charming and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a rich prize waiting to be taken. When isabel archer, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, a beautiful, spirited American, it is expected that she will soon marry.

The Portrait of a Lady Penguin Classics #ad - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. But isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors.

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101 Great American Poems Dover Thrift Editions

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Dover Publications #ad - Focusing on popular verse from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this treasury of great American poems offers a taste of the nation's rich poetic legacy. Dover Publications. Alfred prufrock, " and "The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter. Penguin Classics. S. Penguin Books. Selected for both popularity and literary quality, the compilation includes robert Frost's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening, " Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing, Emily Dickinson, " and Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Concord Hymn, " as well as poems by Langston Hughes, T.

Eliot, marianne Moore, and many other notables. Chosen by the non-profit organization american poetry & literacy project, " "because i could not stop for death,  these much-loved verses include 13 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Casey at the Bat, " "Fog, Too, " "Chicago, " "Paul Revere's Ride, " "I, " "Mending Wall, " "The Road Not Taken, " "O Captain! My Captain!, " "The Raven, " "The New Colossus, Sing America, " "The Love Song of J.

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The Complete Stories FSG Classics

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Penguin Books. Also included is an introduction by O'Connor's longtime editor and friend, Robert Giroux. Penguin Classics. O'connor published her first story, " in 1946, "The Geranium, while she was working on her master's degree at the University of Iowa. Winner of the national book awardThe publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction.

Arranged chronologically, this collection shows that her last story, "Judgement Day"--sent to her publisher shortly before her death―is a brilliantly rewritten and transfigured version of "The Geranium. Taken together, these stories reveal a lively, penetrating talent that has given us some of the most powerful and disturbing fiction of the twentieth century.

The Complete Stories FSG Classics #ad - Great product! Dover Publications. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including twelve that do not appear in the only two story collections O'Connor put together in her short lifetime--Everything That Rises Must Converge and A Good Man Is Hard to Find.

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Writing Essays About Literature

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Cengage Learning #ad - Widely used in introductory literature courses, this book provides valuable guidelines for interpreting literature and writing essays. Dover Publications. This text provides valuable guidelines for interpreting literature and writing essays about literature. Great product! Used book in Good Condition. It includes a thorough discussion of the 3 main literary genres--fiction, a selection of full-length works that illustrate key points, guidelines for writing essays, an overview of literary theory, procedures for writing and documenting research essays, drama, and poetry, and student essays.

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The House of Mirth Twentieth-Century Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - But her quest comes to a scandalous end when she is accused of being the mistress of a wealthy man. Penguin Books. Exiled from her familiar world of artificial conventions, Lily finds life impossible. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

The beautiful lily bart lives among the nouveaux riches of New York City – people whose millions were made in railroads, shipping, land speculation and banking. A black comedy of manners about vast wealth and a woman who can define herself only through the perceptions of others. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

The House of Mirth Twentieth-Century Classics #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In this morally and aesthetically bankrupt world, Lily, age twenty-nine, seeks a husband who can satisfy her cravings for endless admiration and all the trappings of wealth. Penguin Books. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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The Taming of the Shrew Folger Shakespeare Library

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Simon Schuster. Dover Publications. But have she and petruchio learned to love each other? or is the marriage based on terror and deception? the authoritative edition of the taming of the shrew from the folger shakespeare library, dc, includes: -freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An up-to-date annotated guide to further reading Essay by Karen Newman The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe.

Love and marriage are the concerns of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Lucentio’s marriage to Bianca is prompted by his idealized love of an apparently ideal woman. Penguin Books. Petruchio is then ready to marry Katherine, even against her will. Penguin Books. For more information, visit Folger. Edu.

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