S. E. Hinton - Author

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S E Hinton wrote The Outsiders, her first book, when she was 17; it was a phenomenal success. Its publication enabled her to attend the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; she graduated in 1970 with a major in education. S E Hinton was the first recipient of the American Library Association Award for an outstanding contribution to Young Adult Literature. She continues to live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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That Was Then, This Is Now

That Was Then, This Is Now

Author: S. E. Hinton, Ben Hughes Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2017

A hard-hitting coming-of-age story by S. E. Hinton, author of THE OUTSIDERS, reissued in The Originals series of classic teenage fiction. Byron and Mark are like brothers but when they get to 16 things begin to change. Byron is into girls but Mark is only interested in making money, yet they still enjoy hustling pool games in Charlie's Bar. When Charlie is killed defending them in a brawl Byron and Mark begin to drift apart. Byron is in love with Cathy and has to make the decision of his life when her drug-addicted brother goes missing. The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths.

Hawkes Harbor

Hawkes Harbor

Author: S. E. Hinton Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2013

An orphan and a bastard, Jamie Sommers grew up knowing he had no hope of heaven. Conceived in adultery and born in sin, Jamie was destined to repeat the sins of his parents - or so the nuns told him . . . And he proved them right. Taking to sea, Jamie sought out danger and adventure in exotic ports all over the world as a smuggler, gunrunner - and murderer. Tough enough to handle anything, he's survived foreign prisons, pirates, and a shark attack. But in the quiet seaside town of Hawkes Harbor in Delaware, Jamie discovers something that is enough to drive him insane - and change his life forever. For it is in Hawkes Harbor that Jamie comes face to face with the ultimate evil . . .

Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish

Author: S. E. Hinton Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2013

Tex

Tex

Author: S. E. Hinton Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/08/2013

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Author: S. E. Hinton Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/01/2009

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Author: S. E. Hinton, Jodi Picoult Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2007

Adapted into an award-winning film by Francis Ford Coppola, and starring Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe and Tom Cruise, S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders is a young adult novel of enduring power. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is published with an introduction by Jodi Picoult, author of My Sister's Keeper. The Greasers and the rich-kid Socs are at war on the Tulsa streets. Ponyboy, a fourteen-year-old brawler, chainsmoker and dreamer, is a fiercely loyal greaser. But a single, murderous catastrophe is to wrench him from his old life and overturn everything he thinks he knows. The Outsiders was an audacious debut written when S.E. Hinton was only seventeen, laying bare the hopes and terrors between teenage bravado in a world of drive-ins, drag races and switchblades. It confronted America with a new breed of anti-hero from the wrong side of the class divide, and became a bestselling classic of youthful rebellion. Susan Eloise Hinton (b. 1950) wrote her first book, The Outsiders, in 1967, when she was seventeen years old. Hinton is also the author of That Was When, This Is Now (1971), adapted into a film starring Emilio Estevez and Morgan Freeman; Rumble Fish (1975), also adapted into a film by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Mickey Rourke, Nicholas Cage and Dennis Hopper; Tex (1979); Taming the Star Runner (1988), and many others. Hinton lives in Oklahoma. If you enjoyed The Outsiders, you might like Jack Kerouac's On the Road, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Gritty, emotional and very authentic' Jodi Picoult 'The Outsiders is a teenage epic' Francis Ford Coppola

The Outsiders Hardcover educational edition

The Outsiders Hardcover educational edition

Author: S. E. Hinton Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2007

According to Ponyboy you're either a Greaser or a Soc. Coming from the wrong side of town, he's a Greaser and his high school rivals are the Socs the kids who have the money, the attitude and can get away with anything. The Socs love to spend their time beating up the Greasers, but Ponyboy and his friends know what to expect and stick together. But one night someone goes to far, and Ponyboy's world begins to crumble. What are the themes? Growing up, friendship, rivalry, loyalty, urban life. Teaching points Powerful themes and skilfully drawn characters will engage young readers and provoke discussion. Feature film version directed by Francis Ford Coppolla provides opportunities for media work.

Outsiders

Outsiders

Author: S. E. Hinton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

50 years of an iconic classic!This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is aheroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friendstrue friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit.But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on ';greasers' like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expectuntil the night someone takes things too far. The Outsidersis a dramatic and enduring work of fictionthat laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "e;The Outsiderstransformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world."e; TheNew York Times

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