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The Devil and Daniel Webster
Stephen Vincent Benet
0822203030
October 1943
Paperback
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Book Description
A spirited selection from one of the most highly prized American writers of the twentieth century

Before his premature death in 1943, Stephen Vincent Benet was one of America's most prolific poets, novelists, and short-story writers. He is also, along with Robert Frost, Robert Lowell, and Robert Penn Warren, the only author to receive two Pulitzer prizes for his poetry. Featured in this anthology of his writings is a generous selection of his verse, anchored by his two Pulitzer Prize- winning poems, John Brown's Body and Western Star. Hailed by the New York Times as "an American Iliad," John Brown's Body (1929) is an epic chronicle of the Civil War, from the raid on Harper's Ferry to General Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

Through a versatile array of masterly short...


Stephen Vincent Benet
Charles A. Fenton
0313202001
May 1978
Hardcover
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Book Description
Includes bibliographical notes.


Johnny Appleseed
Rosemary Benet
0689829752
July 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Armed with a deerskin bag full of apple seeds and wearing a tin pan for a hat, John Chapman better known as Johnny Appleseed is one of the more colorful characters in American history. His saga is succinctly and stylishly recounted in the Ben‚ts' classic poem, first published in 1933, and here burnished with Schindler's detail-rich colored pencil illustrations. Crafted from quatrains as sturdy as the branches of the trees Chapman tends ("For fifty years over/ Of harvest and dew,/ He planted his apples/ Where no apples grew"), the verses trace how the hero traveled the Ohio River Valley sowing seeds for posterity. The poem's simple structure, pulsing cadence and clever thematic imagery ("At seventy-odd/ He was gnarled as could be,/ But ruddy and sound/ As a good apple tree") boost its impact as a read-aloud....


The Beginning of Wisdom
Stephen Vincent Benet
0766194868
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
1921. Stephen Vincent Benet, poet, novelist, and short-story writer. His Pulitzer Prize-winning poem John Brown's Body is still considered the quintessential American war poem. The autobiographical The Beginning of Wisdom is his first novel. Partial Contents: Prologue to Phillip; Parabalou!; Frankie and Johnny were Lovers; Cold Mountains; Amateur Theatricals; The Tinsel Heaven-A Dream; Terra Firma; and The Fear of the Lord.

About the Author
STEPHEN VINCENT BENÉT (1898-1943) was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A prolific poet, novelist, and writer of short stories, he is best known as the 1929 Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the epic Civil War poem "John Brown's Body" and the short story "The Devil and Daniel Webster." He was elected to the National Institute of Arts and...


American World of Stephen Vincent Benet
David Garrett
1575143461
September 1999
Paperback
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Stephen Vincent Benet
David Garrett Izzo
0786413646
Dec 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
When Stephen Vincent Benét died in 1943 at the age of 44, all of America mourned the loss. Benét was one of the country’s most well known poets of the first half of the twentieth century and as a fiction writer, he had an even larger audience. This book is a collection of essays celebrating Benét and his writing. The first group of essays addresses Benét’s life, times, and personal relationships. Thomas Carr Benét reminisces about his father in the first essay, and others consider Benét’s marriage to his wife Rosemary; Archibald MacLeish, Thornton Wilder and Benét as friends, liberal humanists and public activists; and his friendships with Philip Barry, Jed Harris, and Thornton Wilder. The second group contains essays about Benét’s poetry, fiction, and...


The Beginning of Wisdom
Stephen Vincent Benet
1596050586
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Beginning of Wisdom, the first novel from future Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Vincent Benét, was published in 1921 just after the author's graduation from Yale University. Reflecting the influence of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the semi-autobiographical work chronicles the coming of age of Philip Sellaby, who, as a young boy, "doesn't know what it is to be bored, has a quantity of humorous vanity, considerable physical recklessness and is beginning to develop from much scattered and unchecked reading an ashamed fierce curiosity in regard to matters of sex."

About the Author
STEPHEN VINCENT BENÉT (1898-1943) was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A prolific poet, novelist, and writer of short stories, he is best known as the 1929 Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the epic...


John Brown's Body
Stephen Vincent Benet
0848809165
Dec 1982
Hardcover
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Yale
A masterpiece of epic poetry. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

W. E. B. Du Bois
John Brown taught us that the cheapest price to pay for liberty is its cost today. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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John Brown's Body
Stephen Vincent Benet
0899664059
Dec 1996
Hardcover
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Yale
A masterpiece of epic poetry. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

W. E. B. Du Bois
John Brown taught us that the cheapest price to pay for liberty is its cost today. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Elementals
Stephen Benet
1425469310
December 2005
Paperback
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Thirteen O'Clock
Stephen Vincent Benet
0899683908
Dec 1993
Hardcover
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John Brown's Body
Stephen Vincent Benet
092958726X
Jan 1990
Paperback
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Yale
A masterpiece of epic poetry.

W. E. B. Du Bois
John Brown taught us that the cheapest price to pay for liberty is its cost today.

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Jean Huguenot
Stephen Vincent Benet
1417915706
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
1923. Stephen Vincent Benet, poet, novelist, and short-story writer. His Pulitzer Prize-winning poem John Brown's Body is still considered the quintessential American war poem. Jean Huguenot is recognized as one of his best novels. The book begins: Major Thomas Audrey was walking back along King Street to his house, about five o'clock of an October afternoon, just turning into evening. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.


John Brown's Body
Stephen Vincent Benet
0822205947
July 2001
Paperback
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Yale
A masterpiece of epic poetry. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

W. E. B. Du Bois
John Brown taught us that the cheapest price to pay for liberty is its cost today. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Young Adventure
Stephen Vincent Benet
1417936363
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
1918. Stephen Vincent Benet, poet, novelist, and short-story writer. His Pulitzer Prize-winning poem John Brown's Body is still considered the quintessential American war poem. Young Adventure is one of the memorable works of his early years. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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