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More Novels and Plays

Written By: Janet Evans Worthington,Albert B. Somers
  • ID Book : 1563086913
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Number of Pages : 223
  • Genre : Education
  • Reads : 904
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : more-novels-and-plays.pdf

Inside Book:

Entries for thirty novels and plays each include a brief plot summary, an appraisal of the work's reputation, lists of themes and literary concepts, titles for outside reading, discussion questions, and suggested activities for students.

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  • File Pdf: postcolonialism-in-the-wake-of-the-nairobi-revolution.pdf

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  • File Pdf: michael-gold.pdf

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  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
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  • File Pdf: sherlock-holmes.pdf

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  • File Pdf: controversial-books-in-k-12-classrooms-and-libraries.pdf

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  • Isbn : 0571367801
  • Pages : 354
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  • File Pdf: the-feast.pdf

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  • Pages : 285
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  • File Pdf: a-history-of-terrorism.pdf

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 1429944773
  • Pages : 400
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  • File Pdf: playing-the-game.pdf

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  • File Pdf: sherlock-holmes.pdf

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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Isbn : 1438476078
  • Pages : 458
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  • File Pdf: fiction-as-history.pdf

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Explains the Hindi novel’s role in anticipating and creating the story of middle-class modernity and modernization in North India. Vasudha Dalmia offers a panoramic view of the intellectual and cultural life of North India over a century, from the aftermath of the 1857 uprising to the end of the Nehruvian era. The North’s historical cities, rooted in an Indo-Persianate culture, began changing more slowly than the Presidency towns founded by the British. Dalmia takes up eight canonical Hindi novels set in six of these cities—Agra, Allahabad, Banaras, Delhi, Lahore, and Lucknow—to trace a literary history of domestic and political cataclysms. Her exploration of the emerging Hindu middle classes, changing personal and professional ambitions, and new notions of married life provides a vivid sense of urban modernity. She argues that the radical social transformations associated with post-1857 urban restructuring, and the political flux resulting from social reform, Gandhian nationalism, communalism, Partition, and the Cold War shaped the realm of the intimate as much as the public sphere. Love and friendship, notions of privacy, attitudes to women’s work, and relationships within households are among the book’s major themes. Vasudha Dalmia is Professor Emerita of Hindi and Modern South Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She has written, edited, and translated many books, including Hindu Pasts: Women, Religion, Histories, also published by SUNY Press; The Nationalization of Hindu Traditions: Bhāratendu Hariśchandra and Nineteenth-Century Banaras; and Poetics, Plays, and Performances: The Politics of Modern Indian Theatre.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 052550575X
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: return-of-the-spirit.pdf

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  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Isbn : 1587299240
  • Pages : 230
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 251
  • File Pdf: her-america.pdf

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  • Publisher : Random House
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  • Pages : 208
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  • File Pdf: the-vanishing-hours.pdf

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'Shot through with compassion . . . this dreamlike, winding tale is a joy.' A. L. KENNEDY 'Moving and unconventionally wise.' Guardian ________________________ This was how I heard the most important story of my life, the thing that decided me, the story that determined who I was in the end. As snow begins to fall outside, two strangers meet by chance in a bar. She is trying to make sense of a life shaken by heartbreak and ruined dreams. He is on a desperate quest to find something he lost in his youth. From the blustery cliffs of Dover to the confines of a nuclear bunker; from the courtroom witness box to the West End stage, he flits from one life to another, never able to stand still. Extraordinary though his story is, the secret she is keeping is even more surprising, and will take them to a place neither of them - or you - expected. From the bestselling author of FIVE RIVERS MET ON A WOODED PLAIN comes this captivating novel about love, abandonment, and the power of stories to help us find our way in the world. ________________________ What readers are saying: ***** 'I absolutely loved this book - it's beautifully written, very emotional and full of wonderful flights of imagination.' ***** 'Unlike anything I've read before.' ***** 'A deeply moving account of fragile memory and lost love.' ***** 'A completely beautiful book . . . I adored it.'

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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
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  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elle Kennedy Inc.
  • Isbn : 1999549759
  • Pages : 422
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 707
  • File Pdf: the-play.pdf

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A brand-new standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Briar U series! What I learned after last year’s distractions cost my hockey team our entire season? No more screwing up. No more screwing, period. As the new team captain, I need a new philosophy: hockey and school now, women later. Which means that I, Hunter Davenport, am officially going celibate…no matter how hard that makes things. But there’s nothing in the rulebook that says I can’t be friends with a woman. And I won’t lie—my new classmate Demi Davis is one cool chick. Her smart mouth is hot as hell, and so is the rest of her, but the fact that she’s got a boyfriend eliminates the temptation to touch her. Except three months into our friendship, Demi is single and looking for a rebound. And she’s making a play for me. Avoiding her is impossible. We’re paired up on a yearlong school project, but I’m confident I can resist her. We’d never work, anyway. Our backgrounds are too different, our goals aren’t aligned, and her parents hate my guts. Hooking up is a very bad idea. Now I just have to convince my body—and my heart.

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By Merriam-Webster, Inc,MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF,Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishers, Inc. Staff
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  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
  • Isbn : 9780877790426
  • Pages : 1236
  • Category : Reference
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  • File Pdf: merriam-webster-s-encyclopedia-of-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.

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  • Publisher : e-artnow
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  • Pages : 450
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: the-collected-works-of-george-bernard-shaw.pdf

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This carefully edited collection of "THE COLLECTED WORKS OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW” has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist and short story writer and wrote more than 60 plays. He is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Academy Award (1938). Content: Novels: Cashel Byron's Profession An Unsocial Socialist Love Among The Artists The Irrational Knot Plays: Widowers' Houses The Philanderer Mrs. Warren's Profession The Man Of Destiny Arms And The Man Candida You Never Can Tell The Devil's Disciple Captain Brassbound's Conversion Caesar And Cleopatra The Gadfly or The Son of the Cardinal The Admirable Bashville Man And Superman John Bull's Other Island How He Lied To Her Husband Major Barbara Passion, Poison, And Petrifaction The Doctor's Dilemma The Interlude At The Playhouse Getting Married The Shewing-Up Of Blanco Posnet Press Cuttings Misalliance The Dark Lady Of The Sonnets Fanny's First Play Androcles And The Lion Overruled Pygmalion Great Catherine The Music Cure O'Flaherty, V. C. Macbeth Skit Glastonbury Skit The Inca Of Perusalem Augustus Does His Bit Skit For The Tiptaft Revue Annajanska, The Bolshevik Empress Heartbreak House Back To Methuselah The War Indemnities! Saint Joan The Glimpse Of Reality Fascinating Foundling The Apple Cart Too True to Be Good Village Wooing On the Rocks Beauty's Duty The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles The Six of Calais Arthur and the Acetone The Millionairess Cymbeline Refinished Geneva "In Good King Charles' Golden Days" Miscellaneous Works: What do Men of Letters Say? Do We Agree? On Socialism The Miraculous Revenge The Perfect Wagnerite Letter to Beatrice Webb The New Theology Memories of Oscar Wilde The Revolutionist's Handbook Maxims For Revolutionists The New Theology Memories of Oscar Wilde...

The Work of Teaching Writing

By Joseph Harris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Isbn : 1607329727
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 899
  • File Pdf: the-work-of-teaching-writing.pdf

Book Summary:

Film and literature can illuminate the experience of teaching and learning writing in ways that academic books and articles often miss. In particular, popular books and movies about teaching reveal the crucial importance of taking students seriously as writers and intellectuals. In this book, Joseph Harris explores how the work of teaching writing has been depicted in novels, films, and plays to reveal what teachers can learn from studying not just theories of discourse, rhetoric, or pedagogy but also accounts of the lived experience of teaching writing. Each chapter examines a fictional representation of writing classes—Dead Poets Society, Up the Down Staircase, Educating Rita, Push, and more—and shifts the conversation from how these works portray teachers to how they dramatize the actual work of teaching. Harris considers scenes of instruction from different stages of the writing process and depictions of students and teachers at work together to highlight the everyday aspects of teaching writing. In the writing classroom the ideas of teachers come to life in the work of their students. The Work of Teaching Writing shows what fiction, film, and drama can convey about the moment of exchange between teacher and student as they work together to create new insights into writing. It will interest both high school and undergraduate English teachers, as well as graduate students and scholars in composition and rhetoric, literary studies, and film studies.

The Journalist in British Fiction and Film

By Sarah Lonsdale
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1474220568
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 527
  • File Pdf: the-journalist-in-british-fiction-and-film.pdf

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Why did Edwardian novelists portray journalists as swashbuckling, truth-seeking super-heroes whereas post-WW2 depictions present the journalist as alienated outsider? Why are contemporary fictional journalists often deranged, murderous or intensely vulnerable? As newspaper journalism faces the double crisis of a lack of trust post-Leveson, and a lack of influence in the fragmented internet age, how do cultural producers view journalists and their role in society today? In The Journalist in British Fiction and Film Sarah Lonsdale traces the ways in which journalists and newspapers have been depicted in fiction, theatre and film from the dawn of the mass popular press to the present day. The book asks first how journalists were represented in various distinct periods of the 20th century and then attempts to explain why these representations vary so widely. This is a history of the British press, told not by historians and sociologists, but by writers and directors as well as journalists themselves. In uncovering dozens of forgotten fictions, Sarah Lonsdale explores the bare-knuckled literary combat conducted by writers contesting the disputed boundaries between literature and journalism. Within these texts and films there is perhaps also a clue as to how the best aspects of 'Fourth estate' journalism can survive in the digital age. Authors covered in the volume include: Martin Amis, Graham Greene, George Orwell, Pat Barker, Evelyn Waugh, Elizabeth Bowen, Arnold Wesker and Rudyard Kipling. Television and films covered include House of Cards (US and UK versions), Spotlight, Defence of the Realm, Secret State and State of Play.

The Novels of Beryl Bainbridge Volume One

By Beryl Bainbridge
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504052404
  • Pages : 550
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 220
  • File Pdf: the-novels-of-beryl-bainbridge-volume-one.pdf

Book Summary:

Three unforgettable novels from the “subversive and ever-mischievous imagination” of a celebrated British author and five-time Man Booker Prize nominee (The New York Times). With crisp prose and sardonic wit, Dame Beryl Bainbridge established a unique position for herself in the landscape of modern British literature. In the three novels collected here, Bainbridge explores disasters both epic and intimate, drawing inspiration from historical figures as well as her own life experiences to produce tightly woven tales that are at once ironic and honest, subtle and surprising. An Awfully Big Adventure: In postwar Liverpool, a teenage girl joins a local theater troupe and discovers the unflattering truths behind the gloss of adulthood. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this atmospheric novel was adapted into a film starring Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman. “A former actress herself, Ms. Bainbridge chronicles the backstage antics of her fictional theater company with knowing aplomb.” —The New York Times The Birthday Boys: In 1910, Capt. Robert Falcon Scott led a harrowing race to the South Pole. With this imaginative yet historically accurate retelling of their famous and ill-fated mission, “Bainbridge has quite surpassed herself” (Financial Times). “Equally convincing in its evocations of the icy, unendurable landscape without, and the chilling interior landscapes of damaged souls.” —The Sunday Telegraph Master Georgie: The story of a British surgeon journeying toward the horrors of the Crimean War is told from the perspective of three companions who each believe they knew him best. This “stunning” novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won numerous awards (The New Yorker). “Accomplished with stupendous technical skill . . . a true novelist’s novel.” —The Guardian

The Night Swimmers

By Peter Rock
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Isbn : 1641290013
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 127
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Book Summary:

“Swimming at night, to compare its slipperiness to that of a dream would be to ignore the work of staying afloat, the mesmerism brought on by the rhythm, the repetition of the strokes.” Beneath the surface of Lake Michigan there are vast systems: crosscutting currents, sudden drop-offs, depths of absolute darkness, shipwrecked bodies, hidden places. Peter Rock’s stunning autobiographical novel begins in the ’90s on the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin. The narrator, a recent college graduate, and a young widow, Mrs. Abel, swim together at night, making their way across miles of open water, navigating the currents and swells and carried by the rise and fall of the lake. The nature of these night swims, and of his relationship to Mrs. Abel, becomes increasingly mysterious to the narrator as the summer passes, until the night that Mrs. Abel disappears. Twenty years later, the narrator—now married with two daughters—tries to understand those months, his forgotten obsessions and dreams. Digging into old notebooks and letters, as well as clippings he’s preserved on the “psychic photography” of Ted Serios and scribbled quotations from Rilke and Chekhov, the narrator rebuilds a world he’s lost. He also looks for clues to the fate of Mrs. Abel, and begins once again to swim distances in dark water.

Yann Andrea Steiner

By Marguerite Duras
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Archipelago
  • Isbn : 1935744224
  • Pages : 109
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 302
  • File Pdf: yann-andrea-steiner.pdf

Book Summary:

Dedicated to Duras’ companion with whom she spent her last decade of life, Yann Andréa Steiner is a haunting dance between two parallel stories of love and solitude: the love between Duras and the young Yann Andréa and a seaside romance observed – or imagined – by the narrator between a camp counselor and an orphaned camper, a Holocaust survivor who witnessed his sister’s murder at the hands of a German soldier. Memory blurs into desire as the summer of 1980 flows into 1944. An enigmatic elegy of history, creation, and raw emotion.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 802720089X
  • Pages : 1480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 422
  • File Pdf: the-complete-works-of-f-scott-fitzgerald.pdf

Book Summary:

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of "THE COMPLETE WORKS OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. Contents: Novels: The Great Gatsby The Side of Paradise Tender Is the Night The Beautiful and Damned The Love of the Last Tycoon Collections of Short Stories: Tales from the Jazz Age All the Sad Young Men The Pat Hobby Stories Taps at Reveille Flappers and Philosophers Plays and Screenplays: The Vegetable The Girl from Lazy J The Captured Shadow Coward Shadow Laurels Assorted Spirits Porcelain and Pink Three Comrades Mr. Icky "Send me in, Coach” Infidelity Poetry: First Love Clay Feet Football For a Long Illness Fragment Marching Streets (1919 version) Marching Streets (1945 version) Lamp in the Window Oh, Sister, Can you spare you heart Oh Misseldine's Princeton - The Last Day The Staying up all night The Rope at Confession Thousand-and-First Ship Our April Letter One Southern Girl To Boath Rain Before Dawn Articles: The Claims of the Lit Contemporary Writers and Their Work Who's Who — and Why "What I Was Advised to Do — and Didn't” Some Stories They Like to Tell Again 10 Best Books I Have Read The Pampered Men How to Live on $36,000 a Year How to Live on Practically Nothing a Year How to Waste Material Princeton Ten Years in the Advertising Business Echoes of the Jazz Age My Lost City One Hundred False Starts Ring Sleeping and Waking My Ten Favorite Plays The Crack-up Pasting It Together Handle with Care Author's House Afternoon of an Author Early Success Preface My Generation Letters To Zelda Fitzgerald To Ernest Hemingway To Frances Scott Fitzgerald To Maxwell Perkins To John Peale Bishop...

Novel Advice

By Jay Bushman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 198215635X
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 843
  • File Pdf: novel-advice.pdf

Book Summary:

From an Emmy Award–winning writer, witty and hilarious advice to classic literary characters—from Lady Macbeth to Victor Frankenstein—on how to cope with their most arduous, “real-life” struggles. Why do we love literature? There are many reasons, of course, but one of them has to be that we find the characters relatable. Even while fictional, their problems and predicaments feel real, speaking to human nature and reality even when wrapped in fantastical or romantic packaging. When a real-world person has a problem, they turn to their friends, family, therapists—and advice columnists. In Novel Advice, our favorite characters from classic literature do just that, writing in to Aunt Antigone, the “agony aunt for the fictional” who dishes out practical advice, along with a fair dose of snark. By turns amusing, touching, and enlightening, see what Aunt Antigone has to say about: -Relationships, with advice for Ophelia and Ishmael about their dating woes -Careers and Work, when Dr. Jekyll searches for the perfect work/life balance -Mental Health, when Scarlett O’Hara wants tips about the best way to handle stress -Finances, in response to Mrs. Bennet’s request for tips to manage her money woes -Community and Society, as when Hester Prynne writes in for help with her judgy neighbors​ Emmy Award–winning writer Jay Bushman imaginatively considers those scenarios and dozens more. He shines a light not only on the key themes and plot points found in our favorite classic novels and plays, but also on the human nature that lies beneath these enduring works of fiction. Perfect for fans of Texts from Jane Eyre, Tequila Mockingbird, and booklovers everywhere, this book is a hilarious and thought-provoking look at our favorite literary characters seeking help from an advice columnist with her own dramatic background.

Theatre in Balzac's La Comédie Humaine

By Linzy Erika Dickinson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Isbn : 9789042005495
  • Pages : 374
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 490
  • File Pdf: theatre-in-balzac-s-la-comédie-humaine.pdf

Book Summary:

This study of Balzac's work examines theater in La Comedie humaine both as a theme in itself and for its influence on Balzac's techniques and modes of presentation in his novels, and demonstrates the symbiotic influence of novel and stage on Balzac's work as a playwright and novelist. Gives an account of his experience in theater, and examines the history of his portrayal of the theater world and how this portrayal serves his narrative purpose. Demonstrates how and why Balzac relies on the theater for metaphor and expressive devices, and shows how he brought scrutiny of the capitalist ethos to the stage. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

The Complete Works of J. M. Barrie (Illustrated)

By James Matthew Barrie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026875575
  • Pages : 3740
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 926
  • File Pdf: the-complete-works-of-j-m-barrie.pdf

Book Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of J. M. Barrie (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) is one of the greatest Scottish novelists and playwrights, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan. Content: Peter Pan Adventures Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Peter and Wendy Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up When Wendy Grew Up Novels Better Dead When a Man's Single Auld Licht Idylls A Window in Thrums The Little Minister Sentimental Tommy Tommy and Grizel The Little White Bird Farewell Miss Julie Logan Novellas A Tillyloss Scandal Life in a Country Manse Lady's Shoe Short Stories A Holiday in Bed and Other Sketches Two of Them and Other Stories Other Short Stories Inconsiderate Waiter The Courting of T'Nowhead's Bell Dite Deuchars The Minister's Gown Shutting a Map An Invalid in Lodgings The Mystery of Time-Tables Mending the Clock The Biggest Box in the World The Coming Dramatist The Result of a Tramp The Other "Times" How Gavin Birse Put it to Mag Lownie The Late Sherlock Holmes Plays Ibsen's Ghost Jane Annie Walker, London The Professor's Love Story The Little Minister: A Play The Wedding Guest Little Mary Quality Street The Admirable Crichton What Every Woman Knows Der Tag (The Tragic Man) Dear Brutus Alice Sit-by-the-Fire A Kiss for Cinderella Shall We Join the Ladies? Half an Hour Seven Women Old Friends Mary Rose The Boy David Pantaloon The Twelve-Pound Look Rosalind The Will The Old Lady Shows Her Medals The New Word Barbara's Wedding A Well-Remembered Voice Essays Neither Dorking Nor The Abbey Charles Frohman: A Tribute Courage Preface to The Young Visiters Captain Hook at Eton The Man from Nowhere Woman and the Press A Plea for Smaller Books Boy's Books The Lost Works of George Meredith The Humor of Dickens Ndintpile Pont(?) Q What is Scott's Best Novel? Memoirs Margaret Ogilvy The Greenwood Hat An Edinburgh Eleven My Lady Nicotine

Delphi Complete Novels of Maria Edgeworth (Illustrated)

By Maria Edgeworth
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 7894
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 307
  • File Pdf: delphi-complete-novels-of-maria-edgeworth.pdf

Book Summary:

The esteemed contemporary of Jane Austen and Sir Walter Scott, Maria Edgeworth was a pioneer writer of children's literature and a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe, whose works depict advanced views on the rights of women, politics, education and her beloved Ireland. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete novels of Maria Edgeworth, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing for the first time in digital print, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Edgeworth's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 9 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many short story collections – including the classic children’s collections EARLY LESSONS and FRANK, appearing here for the first time in digital print * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Also includes the rare short story collection THE MOST UNFORTUNATE DAY OF MY LIFE AND OTHER STORIES, which was published posthumously * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Edgeworth’s plays and a selection of non-fiction * Includes Edgeworth's letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence, with detailed table of contents * Features two biographies, including a selection of her husband’s memoirs - explore Edgeworth's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels CASTLE RACKRENT BELINDA THE MODERN GRISELDA LEONORA PATRONAGE HARRINGTON ORMOND HELEN ORLANDINO The Shorter Fiction THE PARENT’S ASSISTANT HARRY AND LUCY: BEING THE FIRST PART OF EARLY LESSONS MORAL TALES POPULAR TALES TALES OF FASHIONABLE LIFE FRANK: A SEQUEL OF EARLY LESSONS GARRY OWEN; OR, THE SNOW-WOMAN, AND OTHER STORIES THE LITTLE DOG TRUSTY; THE ORANGE MAN; AND THE CHERRY ORCHARD THE MOST UNFORTUNATE DAY OF MY LIFE AND OTHER STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays COMIC DRAMAS IN THREE ACTS The Letters THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF MARIA EDGEWORTH The Non-Fiction PRACTICAL EDUCATION ESSAY ON IRISH BULLS AN ESSAY ON THE NOBLE SCIENCE OF SELF-JUSTIFICATION The Biographies RICHARD LOVELL EDGEWORTH: A SELECTION FROM HIS MEMOIRS MARIA EDGEWORTH by Helen Zimmern Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Story of J.M.B

By Denis Mackail
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 144821128X
  • Pages : 1
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 357
  • File Pdf: the-story-of-j-m-b.pdf

Book Summary:

The authorized biography of Sir James Barrie, Bart, O. M. (1860–1937) playwright and novelist. Best known as the author of Peter Pan, Barrie was born in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, educated at Edinburgh University and initially worked as a journalist in England. His early books comprised novels and stories about Scottish provincial life, but from about 1900 his plays were international successes, especially Quality Street, The admirable Crichton and, later, Dear Brutus. Mackail, who in his own childhood had known Barrie as a family friend, provides a respectful survey of Barrie's life and career, eschewing detailed analysis of the works in favour of historical description.

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