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Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Joseph Conrad
1593080212
September 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
One of the most haunting stories ever written, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness follows Marlow, a riverboat captain, on a voyage into the African Congo at the height of European colonialism. Astounded by the brutal depravity he witnesses, Marlow becomes obsessed with meeting Kurtz, a famously idealistic and able man stationed farther along the river. What he finally discovers, however, is a horror beyond imagining. Heart of Darkness is widely regarded as a masterpiece for its vivid study of human nature and the greed and ruthlessness of imperialism. This collection also includes three of Conrad’s finest short stories: “Youth,” the author’s largely autobiographical tale of a young man’s ill-fated sea voyage, in which Marlow makes his first appearance, “The Secret...


MacMillan Literature Heritage, the American Experience, American Experience
McGraw-Hill
0021940908
May 2006
Paperback
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The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Kate Chopin
1593080018
May 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
When it first appeared in 1899, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening was greeted with cries of outrage. The novel’s frank portrayal of a woman’s emotional, intellectual, and sexual awakening shocked the sensibilities of the time and destroyed the author’s reputation and career. Many years passed before this short, pioneering work was recognized as a major achievement in American literature.

Set in and around New Orleans, The Awakening tells the story of Edna Pontellier, a young wife and mother who, determined to control her own life, flouts convention by moving out of her husband’s house, having an adulterous affair, and becoming an artist.

Beautifully written, with sensuous imagery and vivid local descriptions, The Awakening has
lost none of its power to...


MacMillan Literature Heritage, the American Experience, American Experience
McGraw-Hill
0021941009
May 2006
Paperback
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Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Joseph Conrad
1593083262
January 2005
Hardcover
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Literature
Robert Diyanni
0072426179
July 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This anthology offers a lively introduction to the study of fiction, poetry, and drama, and is appropriate for introduction to literature courses as well as literature-based composition courses. Known for its clear presentation of the formal elements of literary analysis, DiYanni's Literature effectively balances classical, modern, and contemporary works across the three major genres, blending well-known writers with a diverse gathering of newer, international figures. This literary breadth is supplemented by extensive coverage of writing about literature, making DiYanni an excellent resource for literature instructors who want a full-featured anthology.

About the Author
Robert DiYanni is Professor of English at Pace University, Pleasantville, New York, where he teaches...


Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
0140177396
January 1993
Paperback
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From Library Journal
February 27 marks the great Steinbeck's 100th birthday, and the publishing world is celebrating appropriately. The Library of America volume collects the author's little-known 1942 novel The Moon Is Down along with popular standards Cannery Row (1945), The Pearl (1947), and East of Eden (1952). If you prefer individual copies, Penguin is also releasing top-quality paperback Centennial Editions of several of Steinbeck's titles, which in addition to those listed above and those in the Library of America collection include his travelog Travels with Charley in Search of America (ISBN 0-14-200070-1) and the Pulitzer Prize winner The Grapes of Wrath (ISBN 0-14-200066-3), perhaps the greatest American novel of the 20th century. Penguin, which publishes Steinbeck's 26 works, reports that the volumes still sell...


Literature
Robert Diyanni
0072996188
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Now packaged with a free copy of the ARIEL CD-ROM, this hardcover edition of Robert DiYanni's Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama presents 55 stories; 334 poems; 16 plays and offers the refreshing New Voices of authors whose writing has never before appeared in an introductory text, in addition to classic works, eight Authors in Context, and an engaging Transformations chapter.

About the Author
Robert DiYanni is Professor of English at Pace University, Pleasantville, New York, where he teaches courses in literature, writing, and humanities. He has also taught at Queens College of the City University of New York, at New York University in the Graduate Rhetoric Program, and most recently in the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University. He received his...


The Red Badge of Courage and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Stephen Crane
1593081197
December 2004
Paperback
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Literature
Robert Diyanni
0072996242
June 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Now packaged with the free ARIEL CD-ROM, this anthology offers a lively introduction to the study of fiction, poetry, and drama, and is appropriate for introduction to literature courses as well as literature-based composition courses. Known for its clear presentation of the formal elements of literary analysis, DiYanni's Literature effectively balances classical, modern, and contemporary works across the three major genres, blending well-known writers with a diverse gathering of newer, international figures. This literary breadth is supplemented by extensive coverage of writing about literature, making DiYanni an excellent resource for literature instructors who want a full-featured anthology.

About the Author
Robert DiYanni is Professor of English at Pace University,...


Hoot
Carl Hiaasen
0375829164
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Roy Eberhardt is the new kid--again. This time around it's Trace Middle School in humid Coconut Grove, Florida. But it's still the same old routine: table by himself at lunch, no real friends, and thick-headed bullies like Dana Matherson pushing him around. But if it wasn't for Dana Matherson mashing his face against the school bus window that one day, he might never have seen the tow-headed running boy. And if he had never seen the running boy, he might never have met tall, tough, bully-beating Beatrice. And if he had never met Beatrice, he might never have discovered the burrowing owls living in the lot on the corner of East Oriole Avenue. And if he had never discovered the owls, he probably would have missed out on the adventure of a lifetime. Apparently, bullies do serve a greater purpose in the scope of the...


Literature
Robert Diyanni
0073252115
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This hardcover edition of Robert DiYanni's Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama presents 55 stories; 334 poems; 16 plays and offers the refreshing New Voices of authors whose writing has never before appeared in an introductory text, in addition to classic works, eight Authors in Context, and an engaging Transformations chapter. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
0743273567
October 2004
Paperback
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Literature
Robert Diyanni
0073278963
Dec 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This hardcover edition of Robert DiYanni's Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama presents 55 stories; 334 poems; 16 plays and offers the refreshing New Voices of authors whose writing has never before appeared in an introductory text, in addition to classic works, eight Authors in Context, and an engaging Transformations chapter. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


The Red Badge of Courage and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Stephen Crane
1593080107
May 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Yet he also harbors a hidden fear about how he may react when the horror and bloodshed of battle begin. Fighting the enemy without and the terror within, Fleming must prove himself and find his own meaning of valor. Unbelievable as it may seem, Stephen Crane had never been a member of any army nor had taken part in any battle when he wrote The Red Badge of Courage. But upon its publication in 1895, when Crane was only twenty-four, Red Badge was heralded as a new kind of war novel, marked by astonishing insight into the true psychology of men under fire. Along with the seminal short stories included in this volume—“The Open Boat,” “The Veteran,” and “The Men in the Storm”—The Red Badge of Courage unleashed Crane’s deeply influential...


American Fiction
Louisa Joyner
0099445069
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
An essential guide to the works of Joseph Heller, Catch 22; J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye; Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird; and Richard Wright, Native Son.

Inside Flap Copy
An essential guide to the works of Joseph Heller, Catch 22; J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye; Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird; and Richard Wright, Native Son.


Night
Elie Wiesel
0374500010
January 2006
Paperback
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Amazon.com
In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died.

The New York Times
"A slim volume of terrifying power"

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Literature and Society
Pamela J. Annas
0130124818
Aug 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
An enriching introduction to the diverse and exciting world of literature, this anthology offers a broad collection of short fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction selections written by a diverse group of writers who represent different social classes, races, genders, cultures, and sexual orientations. Organizes selections around five socially relevant themes—Growing Up and Growing Older; Women and Men; Money and Work; Peace and War; and Varieties of Protest. Shows how literary technique serves larger purposes—the recreation of experience, the exploration of ideas, the analysis of social issues—and how these larger purposes themselves shape literary form. Explains the ways in which literary form creates meaning, and provides a strong emphasis on writing about literature throughout, with a full chapter...


Literature and Society
Pamela J. Annas
0131534572
Mar 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
An enriching introduction to the diverse and exciting world of literature, this anthology offers a broad collection of short fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction selections written by a diverse group of writers who represent different social classes, races, genders, cultures, and sexual orientations. Organizes selections around five socially relevant themes—Growing Up and Growing Older; Women and Men; Money and Work; Peace and War; and Varieties of Protest. Shows how literary technique serves larger purposes—the recreation of experience, the exploration of ideas, the analysis of social issues—and how these larger purposes themselves shape literary form. Explains the ways in which literary form creates meaning, and provides a strong emphasis on writing about literature throughout, with a full chapter...


The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Kate Chopin
1593081138
April 2005
Paperback
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