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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.95
Gothic, mysterious, theatrical, fatally flawed, and dazzling, the life of Edgar Allan Poe, one of America?s greatest and most versatile writers, is the ideal subject for Peter Ackroyd. Poe wrote lyrical poetry and macabre psychological melodramas; invented the first fictional detective; and produced pioneering works of science fiction and fantasy.... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1980; US$ 4.95
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Take a journey into old London with CliffsNotes on The Prince and the... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Heretical Fictions is the first full-length study to assess the importance of Twain?s heretical Calvinism as the foundation of his major works, bringing to light important thematic ties that connect the author?s early work to his high period and from there to his late work. Berkove and Csicsila set forth the main elements of Twain?s ?countertheological?... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00
Initially known for her short stories and articles, Kate Chopin was considered to be little more than a regional writer. Published in 1899, her second novel, "The Awakening," received little attention until the 1950s. Now, Chopin's work is known for its play with narrative styles and its examination into the complexities of women's... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 30.00
One of American literature's classic coming-of-age tales, this novel chronicles the eponymous hero's often-mischievous adventures. Drawn from Mark Twain's own experiences and the lives of the boys he grew up among, Tom Sawyer is a hybrid creation who, according to his creator, "belongs to the composite order of architecture."... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Throughout his career Mark Twain viewed the relations between the individual and his community with mixed feelings, and this book explores both the ambiguities of Twain's attitude and their effect upon his fiction. In the earlier novels -- most notably The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn -- the protagonist enjoys a dual position... more...
- Wiley 2000; US$ 5.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Huckleberry Finn, you follow the Mississippi River... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004; US$ 9.99
In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete The Awakening offers insight and information into a work considered... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 96.00
Illustrates how historical events appeared to those who lived through the Gilded Age. This book includes critical documents as well as capsule biographies of more than 100 key figures. It contains maps, graphs, and charts and each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. more...