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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov's greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist. It tells a love story troubled by incest. But more: it is also at once a fairy tale, epic, philosophical treatise on the nature of time, parody of the history of the novel, and erotic... more...
- OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.01
Since its publication in 1905 The House of Mirth has commanded attention for the sharpness of Wharton's observations and the power of her style. Its heroine, Lily Bart, is beautiful, poor, and unmarried at 29. In her search for a husband with money and position she betrays her own heart and sows the seeds of the tragedy that finally overwhelms her.The... more...
- Wiley 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59
Called one of the best writers on the American scene, Dreiser is also called one of the world's best worst writers, with claims that he is an impurist with nothing but genius. This story, told in gruesome detail and with unswerving realism, recounts the dilemmas and choices of a "loser"; we watch him ascend to temptation, fall in transgression, and... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1960; US$ 36.00
Thomas Wolfe - American Writers 6 was first published in 1960. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1946; US$ 60.00
Better than Laughter was first published in 1946. This first collection of the poems of Mildred Louise Boie reflects the free and perceptive spirit of a young woman who followed a fascinating variety of paths. Upon release from the American Red Cross, she served in Italy, France, and Germany, assisting in civilian relief, and was awarded the Bronze... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby epitomizes the decadence of the 1920s Jazz Age in this tale of mobility and decline told with detached curiosity by his neighbor and confidant Nick Carraway. As Harold Bloom suggests, in his introduction to this new edition of full-length critical essays on the work, the novel transcends its own time period in the ways... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00
In 1976 -- the bicentennial year -- Robert Penn Warren told Bill Moyers that he was "in love with America" but his love for the nation was more often than not troubled and angry. Warren once remarked that "any intelligent person is inclined to criticize his country more strongly than he will criticize anything else. And he should It's a way of criticizing... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 13.99
Reading The Catcher in the Rye has become a rite of passage for young Americans, landing the book on bestseller lists (and banned book lists) each year, even though it was published a half century ago. What is it about J. D. Salinger and his body of work that has left such a lasting mark on American fiction? And who better to answer that question... more...