Category: American Literature

  • Download The Mark of Zorro (Penguin Classics) by Johnston McCulley PDF

    By Johnston McCulley

    Initially titled The Curse of Capistrano in its 1919 debut, this intriguing story accomplished immortal reputation because of Douglas Fairbanks’s 1920 blockbuster film, The Mark of Zorro—a cinematic triumph that encouraged Johnston McCulley to retitle his novel and devote it to Fairbanks. Set in Mexican California through the 1820s, the tale follows the profession of Don Diego Vega, by means of all appearances an effete and foppish aristocrat. yet Vega’s timorous acceptance is not anything greater than a masks to hide his adjust ego: a California Robin Hood referred to as Zorro, whose quick blade moves down those that make the most the bad and oppressed. the foundation for dozens of movie and tv adaptations, The Mark of Zorro remains a paradigm of swashbuckling experience.
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  • Download In Love (New York Review Books Classics) by Alfred Hayes PDF

    By Alfred Hayes

    Ny within the Nineteen Fifties. a guy on a barstool is telling a narrative a few lady he met in a bar, early married and shortly divorced, her baby farmed out to her mom and dad, handsome, if a bit previous her leading. They’d long past out, they’d grown shut, yet so far as he was once involved it didn’t upload as much as a lot. He was once a hectic guy. Then sooner or later, out dancing, she runs right into a wealthy awkward lovelorn businessman. He’ll pay for her to be his, pay her much. And now the narrator discovers that he's as a lot in love together with her as she is with him, probably extra, even though it's going to take him it slow to achieve simply how completely misplaced he's.

    Executed with the cool smoky brilliance of a vintage Miles Davis song, In Love is an unequaled exploration of the tethered—and untethered—heart.
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  • Download Student Companion to James Fenimore Cooper (Student by Craig White PDF

    By Craig White

    The scholar spouse to James Fenimore Cooper on the sunrise of America's continental empire, James Fenimore Cooper within the early 1800s turned the recent nation's first significant novelist, inaugurating a good interval in American literature and bequeathing a few vintage texts together with the Leather-Stocking stories. This Companion to Cooper's writings appeals to school and faculty scholars via outlining Cooper's most often assigned novels and setting up their ancient backgrounds bearing on American Indians and the early usa. starting chapters overview the author's existence and accomplishments, and one other bargains guidance for coping with Cooper's sort and material. Cooper's leap forward novel The Spy (1821), which positive aspects George Washington as an incredible actor, has a bankruptcy of its personal. the second one half the Companion highlights the Leather-Stocking stories, with one bankruptcy at the total saga and 5 chapters dedicated to the person novels within the sequence: The Deerslayer, The final of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, The Pioneers, and The Prairie. Altogether this Companion stocks the spirit of event that made Cooper a pioneer of yankee Romantic literature and his writings a perennial resource for concepts and photographs of local the US, the frontier, and the early smooth USA.

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  • Download Ten Days in the Hills by Jane Smiley PDF

    By Jane Smiley

    Within the aftermath of the 2003 Academy Awards, Max and Elena- he's an Oscar-winning writer/director-open their Hollywood Hills domestic to a gaggle of buddies and friends, insiders and hangers-on, desirous to get away the skin international and dissect the most recent information, gossip, and secrets and techniques of the enterprise.

    Over the following ten days, outdated enthusiasts collide, new relationships shape, and sparks fly, all with Smiley's signature glowing wit and characterization.

    With its breathtaking ardour and horny irreverence, Ten Days within the Hills is a gleaming addition to the paintings of 1 of our so much liked novelists.
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  • Download Les Morsures du passé by Lisa Gardner PDF

    By Lisa Gardner

    Il sait tout de vous. Même l’endroit où vous irez vous cacher…

    Une nouvelle enquête de l’enquêtrice D. D. Warren au cœur des ténèbres du passé.
    Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle Policier 2011, l’Américaine Lisa Gardner s’impose plus que jamais comme une des nouvelles reines du suspense.

    « Exceptionnel. » Publishers Weekly

    Dans l. a. pièce, cinq corps. Ceux des membres d’une même famille. Une balle dans los angeles tête, le père respire encore faiblement. De toute évidence, cet homme couvert de dettes a décidé d’assassiner les siens avant de se donner los angeles mort. Appelée sur les lieux, l’enquêtrice D. D. Warren comprend immédiatement que l’affaire est plus compliquée qu’il n’y paraît : sur l. a. desk du dîner, six couverts avaient été dressés…

    Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle Policier 2011, Lisa Gardner excelle à construire des intrigues complexes, qui piègent le lecteur. Quand il croit avoir enfin  découvert l. a. vérité, le sol se dérobe sous ses pas.
    Un suspense glaçant qui nous plonge dans un monde inconnu et bouleversant.
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  • Download The Land of Little Rain (Penguin Nature Classics) by Mary Austin PDF

    By Mary Austin

    “Between the excessive Sierras south from Yosemite—east and south over a really nice assemblage of damaged levels past dying Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave Desert” is the territory that Mary Austin calls the Land of Little Rain. during this vintage selection of meditations at the wonders of this sector, Austin generously stocks “such information of the land, of its trails and what's astir in them, as one lover of it may possibly supply to another.” Her brilliant writings seize the landscape—from burnt hills to sun-baked mesas—as good because the wealthy number of plant and animal existence, and the few humans who inhabit the land, together with cattlemen, miners, and Paiute Indians.
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  • Download Research Guide to American Literature: realism and by Gary Scharnhorst, Tom Quirk PDF

    By Gary Scharnhorst, Tom Quirk

    Realism and Regionalism: 1865-1914 covers American literature from the second one 1/2 the nineteenth century as much as the beginning of global struggle I. Informative research publications supply invaluable historical past info in this period of time, recommend beneficial parts of analysis, and checklist the easiest secondary resources.
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  • Download Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems (Penguin Modern Classics) by Allen Ginsberg PDF

    By Allen Ginsberg

    Allen Ginsberg was once the bard of the beat iteration, and Howl, Kaddish and different Poems is a set of his most interesting paintings released in Penguin sleek Classics, together with 'Howl', whose vindication at an obscenity trial was once a watershed second in twentieth-century history.

    'I observed the simplest minds of my iteration destroyed by means of insanity, ravenous hysterical naked'

    Beat stream icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke limitations together with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. This new assortment brings jointly the recognized poems that made his identify as a defining determine of the counterculture. They comprise the apocalyptic 'Howl', which turned the topic of an obscenity trial while it was once first released in 1956; the relocating lament for his lifeless mom, 'Kaddish'; the searing indictment of his fatherland, 'America'; and the confessional 'Mescaline'. darkish, ecstatic and rhapsodic, they express why Ginsberg was once the most influential poets of the 20 th century.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-97) was once an American poet, most sensible recognized for the poem 'Howl' (1956), celebrating his acquaintances of the Beat iteration and attacking what he observed because the harmful forces of materialism and conformity within the usa on the time. He was once inducted into the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters, used to be offered the medal of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by way of the French Minister of tradition, gained the nationwide e-book Award for The Fall of America and was once a co-founder of the Jack Kerouac institution of Disembodied Poetics on the Naropa Institute, the 1st permitted Buddhist collage within the Western world.

    If you loved Howl, Kaddish and different Poems, chances are you'll like Jack Kerouac's On the Road, additionally to be had in Penguin glossy Classics.

    'The poem that outlined a generation'
    Guardian on 'Howl'

    'He avoids not anything yet studies it to the hilt'
    William Carlos Williams
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  • Download The Octopus: A Story of California: The Epic of Wheat v. 1 by Frank Norris PDF

    By Frank Norris

    Just like the tentacles of an octopus, the tracks of the railroad reached out throughout California, as though to know every little thing of price within the nation in keeping with a precise, bloody dispute among wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1880, The Octopus is a beautiful novel of the waning days of the frontier West. To the tough-minded and self-reliant farmers, the monopolistic, land-grabbing railroad represented every thing they despised: consolidation, association, conformity. yet Norris idealizes not anyone during this epic depiction of the unstable state of affairs, for the farmers themselves ruthlessly exploited the land, and of their starvation for higher holdings they resorted to a similar strategies utilized by the railroad: subversion, coercion and outright violence. In his advent, Kevin Starr discusses Norris's debt to Zola for the novel's awesome sweep, scale and abundance of characters and information.
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  • Download A History of American Literature (Blackwell History of by Richard Gray PDF

    By Richard Gray

    This can be a gigantic ebook, over 800 pages of textual content. i purchased it simply because even supposing i've got learn a good quantity of yank literature there are lots of gaps in my wisdom. particularly I had an curiosity in 20th century poetry and in addition i used to be curious to understand what a clean examine literature may inform me in regards to the improvement of the united states as a rustic over the past 200 years. I am no longer an educational and feature no longer studied literature in a tutorial environment on the grounds that I left university. grey it kind of feels to me adopts a story technique. His analyzing is big and whilst he techniques an writer his basic target appears, what did they must say. One or issues: literature within the 19th century usually seems in regards to the wasteland, the include of the desert, exploring it. In the 20th century there is a definite lack of which means, an adventure of alienation. The taming of the desolate tract, the come up of the towns and railroads leaves americans looking out their souls for which means. particularly the poets of the early century like Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens etc. I'm certain a few readers will consider aggrieved that a few authors were skimped, yet quite i will not examine an individual he is left out. A significant fulfillment. Very unstuffy, and greater than readable.
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