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- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.95
The lessons herein taught are such as cannot be learned too early, nor dwelt on too long or too often, by those who are engaged in the active and all-absorbing duties of life. In the struggle for natural riches - the wealth that meets the eye and charms the imagination - how many forget that true riches can only be laid up in the heart; and that, without... more...
- Running Press 2014; US$ 5.95
This entertaining anthology includes four of Edgar Allan Poe?s most popular tales of terror ( The Masque of the Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado , and The Black Cat ) and a selection of his haunting poetry reprinted in full, along with an introduction and biography on the Master of the Macabre. more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 8.99
No person can be blamed for refusing to read another word of what promises to be a mere imposition upon his credulity.'Julian West, a feckless aristocrat living in fin-de-siècle Boston, plunges into a deep hypnotic sleep in 1887 and wakes up in the year 2000. America has been turned into a rigorously centralized democratic society in which... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99
The Red Badge of Courage (1895) is a vivid psychological account of a young man's experience of fighting in the American Civil War, based on Crane's reading of popular descriptions of battle. The other stories collected in this volume draw on Crane's subsequent experience of war reporting and include `The Open Boat, `The Monster' and... more...
- Ransom Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74
Sci Fi Stories is part of the Shades Short 2.0 series and features four themed short stories each by different Shades authors. These books are perfect for readers with less stamina (just 64pp each) or those simply looking for a quick read. <br><br>Shades Short 2.0 is published by Ransom Publishing, a specialist publisher for reluctant... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 25.95
Abortion in the American Imagination takes us back to the early twentieth century, when American writers first dared to broach the controversial subject of abortion. Putting authors like Wharton and Faulkner into conversation with the era?s films and non-fiction, Karen Weingarten uncovers a vigorous public debate decades before Roe v. Wade. Along... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
The author of more than 50 books--125 million copies in print--Clive Cussler is the current grandmaster of adventure literature. Dirk Pitt, the sea-loving protagonist of 22 of Cussler's novels, remains among the most popular and influential adventure series heroes of the past half-century. This first critical review of Cussler's work features... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 28.34
Hauptbeschreibung 'New York City as Metaphor in Selected American Texts' tries to capture the picture and meaning of an ever-changing city which has casted and still casts a spell over people all around the world. An uncountable number of authors have dedicated their works to New York City because of their fascination of its diversity and constant... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 112.00
An incisive study of modern American literature, casting new light on its origins and themes.Exploring canonical American writers such as Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner alongside less familiar writers like Djuna Barnes and Susan Glaspell, the guide takes readers though a diverse literary landscape. It considers how the rise of the... more...