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Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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Id Have My Life Unbe

Id Have My Life Unbe

Author: Frank R. Giordano Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2020

Pierre, or the Ambiguities

Pierre, or the Ambiguities

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

Initially dismissed as a dead failure and a bad book, and declined by Melville's British publisher, Pierre, or The Ambiguities has since struck critics as modern in its psychological probings and literary technique--fit, as Carl Van Vechten said in 1922, to be ranked with The Golden Bowl, Women in Love, and Ulysses. None of Melville's other secondary works has so regularly been acknowledged by its most thorough critics as a work of genuine grandeur, however flawed. This scholarly edition aims to present a text as close to the author's intention as the surviving evidence permits. Based on collations of the two issues and the two impressions of the single edition publishing in Melville's lifetime, it incorporates necessary emendations made by the series editors. This text of Pierre is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).

Hope Leslie

Hope Leslie

Author: Catherine Maria Sedgwick, Mary Kelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

Hope Leslie (1827), set in the seventeenth-century New England, is a novel that forced readers to confront the consequences of the Puritans' subjugation and displacement of the indigenous Indian population at a time when contemporaries were demanding still more land from the Cherokees, the Chickasaws, and the Choctaws. This handsome reprint ... makes available after many decades the New Englander's tale of seventeeth-century Puritans, and their relations with the indigenous Indian population. -- Nineteeth-Century Literature A splendidly conceived edition of Sedwick's historical romance. Highly recommended. --Choice Develop(s) the connections between patriarchal authority within the Puritan state and its policy of dispossessing and exterminating Indians. The different heritage it envisions explicitly link white women and Indians and elaborates a communal concept of liberty at odds with the individualistic concept which predominated in American culture. -- Legacy

The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

EL Filibusterismo

EL Filibusterismo

Author: Jose Rizal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

El Filibusterismo ( The Subversive ) is the second novel by Jose Rizal (1861-1896), national hero of the Philippines. Like its predecessor, the better-known Noli Me Tangere , the Fili was written in Castilian while Rizal was traveling and studying in Europe. It was published in Ghent in 1891 and later translated into English, German, French, Japanese, Tagalog, Ilonggo, and other languages. A nationalist novel by an author who has been called the first Filipino, its nature as a social document of the late-nineteenth-century Philippines is often emphasized. For many years, copies of the Fili were smuggled into the Philippines after it was condemned as subversive by the Spanish authorities. Characters from the Noli (Basilio, Dona Victorina, Padre Salvi) return while new ones are introduced: Simoun, the transformed Ibarra; Cabesang Tales and his struggle for justice; the nationalist student Isagani; the Indio priest Padre Florentino. Through them the colonial milieu is expanded - its officialdom, education, legal system, power plays, social patterns - and seen anew as context for conflict and insight. Translator Soledad Lacson-Locsin is the first to have worked from facsimile editions of the original manuscripts. The result is the most authoritative and faithful English translation to date, one which attempts to preserve in English the cadence and color of the original.

The Productive Tension of Hawthorne's Art

The Productive Tension of Hawthorne's Art

Author: Claudia D. Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2020

Painted Fires

Painted Fires

Author: Nellie L. McClung, Cecily Devereux Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

Painted Fires , first published in 1925, narrates the trials and tribulations of Helmi Milander, a Finnish immigrant, during the years approaching the First World War. The novel serves as a vehicle for McClung's social activism, especially in terms of temperance, woman suffrage, and immigration policies that favour cultural assimilation. In her afterword, Cecily Devereux situates Painted Fires in the context of McClung's feminist fiction and her interest in contemporary questions of immigration and naturalization. She also considers how McClung's representation of Helmi Milander's story draws on popular culture narratives.

Captain Singleton

Captain Singleton

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

Following the success of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe wrote a new fiction, the story of an English pirate whose success eclipsed every buccaneer the Atlantic world had seen. Featuring a haunted, unreliable narrator, a daring trek across the continent of Africa, and mercantile adventures in the China Seas, Captain Singleton is a tale of loneliness, brotherhood, and the lust for profit.Appendices to this Broadview Edition include materials on pirate writing, travel writing, and earlier pirate tales that may have provided models for Captain Singleton.

Hope Leslie

Hope Leslie

Author: Catherine Sedgwick Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2020

Hope Leslie (1827), set in the seventeenth-century New England, is a novel that forced readers to confront the consequences of the Puritans' subjugation and displacement of the indigenous Indian population at a time when contemporaries were demanding still more land from the Cherokees, the Chickasaws, and the Choctaws. This handsome reprint ... makes available after many decades the New Englander's tale of seventeeth-century Puritans, and their relations with the indigenous Indian population. -- Nineteeth-Century Literature A splendidly conceived edition of Sedwick's historical romance. Highly recommended. --Choice Develop(s) the connections between patriarchal authority within the Puritan state and its policy of dispossessing and exterminating Indians. The different heritage it envisions explicitly link white women and Indians and elaborates a communal concept of liberty at odds with the individualistic concept which predominated in American culture. -- Legacy

White-jacket

White-jacket

Author: Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

Herman Melville wrote White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War during two months of intense work in the summer of 1849. He drew upon his memories of naval life, having spent fourteen months as an ordinary seaman aboard a frigate as it sailed the Pacific and made the homeward voyage around Cape Horn. Already that same summer Melville had written Redburn, and he regarded the books as two jobs, which I have done for money--being forced to it, as other men are to sawing wood. The reviewers were not as hard on White-Jacket as Melville himself was. The English liked its praise of British seamen. The Americans were more interested in Melville's attack on naval abuses, particularly flogging, and his advocacy of humanitarian causes. Soon Melville was acclaimed the best sea writer of the day. Part autobiography, part epic fiction, White-Jacket remains a brilliantly imaginative social novel by one of the great writers of the sea. This text of the novel is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).

The Quaker City

The Quaker City

Author: George Lippard, David S. Reynolds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

America's best-selling novel in its time, The Quaker City , published in 1845, is a sensational expose of social corruption, personal debauchery and the sexual exploitation of women in antebellum Philadelphia. This new edition, with an introduction by David S. Reynolds, brings back into print this important work by George Lippard (1822-1854), a journalist, freethinker and labour and social reformer.

Nightmare Abbey

Nightmare Abbey

Author: Thomas Love Peacock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

Mr. Glowry was a very consolate widower with one small child. That child, a son, was named Scythrop after a maternal ancestor who had hanged himself one rainy day in a fit of tedium. The coroner's jury eulogized him and Mr. Glowry held his memory in high honor, and made a punchbowl of his skull.