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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Description:

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways br br I wonder how the book got to Guernsey Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers br br January London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she s never met a native of the island of Guernsey who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb br br As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society born as a spur of the moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island boasts a charming funny deeply human cast of characters from pig farmers to phrenologists literature lovers all br br Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society s members learning about their island their taste in books and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives Captivated by their stories she sets sail for Guernsey and what she finds will change her forever br br Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways

Rating: 3.78 out of 5

Romeo and Juliet (Annotated): Annotated version of Romeo and Juliet with in-depth literary analysis

Romeo and Juliet (Annotated): Annotated version of Romeo and Juliet with in-depth literary analysis Description:

This annotated version of Romeo and Juliet includes the full original story an in depth literary analysis and an author s biography Enjoy this clever must read by one of the world s most famous authors You should also check out our publisher s page for a wide array of other classics including other work from William Shakespeare

Rating: 3.42 out of 5

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Jim Crow Laws: Including: Plessy V. Ferguson and Literary Non-Fiction for Common Core State Standards Compa

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Jim Crow Laws: Including: Plessy V. Ferguson and Literary Non-Fiction for Common Core State Standards Compa Description:

This is an unaltered version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The text is not scrubbed of words we find offensive but were part of the context in which the novel was written Also included for the sake of historical comparison is a commentary on and examples of the Jim Crow laws inclusive of an overview of Plessy v Fergeson Justice Brown s Opinion and Justice Harlan s Dissent as well as an article from The Journal of Negro History Fifty Years of Negro Citizenship by C G Woodson These texts are designed to help readers understand the time in which Mark Twain wrote this classic novel and serve as a way to connect the tone and symbols of Huck Finn to the world as it existed when the story was penned by Twain Controversy of Words Mark Twain once said the difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is written in the voice of the boy Huck It begins where Tom Sawyer leaves off It is a tale of friendship and the hypocracy of racism The novel was written in and is set in pre Civil War America The writer did not defend slavery but depicted the period s bigotry and made the moral center of the novel a white boy s choice to help a slave escape from bondage The words within the text of the novel are Twain s It is a dangerous precedence to alter an author s words especially those written at a given point of time and under a specific set of circumstances In a conversation with a Civil Rights Leader in the early s I learned never to scrub history but to shout it from the rooftops as that is the only way in which we can learn and grow from our mistakes History happened Slavery in American happened Whole races of people were sold into bondage both white and black men ripped these men women and children from their homelands and delivered them into a life of misery and servitude Twain did not make that up and by changing his words by scrubbing his literature we miss the opportunity to educate our children and the society as a whole on what life was like how people lived and spoke and then brainstorm creative solutions to prevent similar situation from reoccurring What I am referring to is the n word controversy and the word s appearance along with the word Injun within one of the most overtly anti racist books written For the record these words should cause controversy because they are offensive and should not be spoken The n word should cause discomfort in st century readers and should stimulate conversation and spark discussion If it does not that is when we are in trouble and that is why we can t allow history to be altered to the norms of today s political correctness We cannot become passive to the wrongdoings of our ancestors we must learn from them and grow as one culture moving forward forging common experiences out of our collective and different past experiences So I challenge you to teach this book in the context of eradicating racism I challenge you to understand Twain s anti Reconstruction world and the rise of the Jim Crow laws and the influence of Plessy v Ferguson and help to do your part to ensure all understand the challenges we face and the reality of forever moving forward in our quest for equality

Rating: 3.38 out of 5

Frankenstein (Original 1818 Text) (Broadview Literary Texts)

Frankenstein (Original 1818 Text) (Broadview Literary Texts) Description:

James Rieger s i Frankenstein i is relatively special among editions it is the definitive scholarly text and it is also the most readable copy for the classroom and the general reader The Rieger i Frankenstein i is very simply the best edition of this tremendously important and popular novel William Veeder University of Chicago

Rating: 3.56 out of 5

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist Description:

Congrats You fought through i War and Peace i burned through i Fahrenheit i and sailed through i Moby Dick i All right you nearly drowned in i Moby Dick i but you made it to shore and you deserve a drink br br A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs i Tequila Mockingbird i is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed Featuring delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history s most beloved novels the book also includes bar bites drinking games and whimsical illustrations throughout br br Even if you don t have a B A in English tonight you re gonna drink like you do Drinks include br The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose br The Last of the Mojitos br Love in the Time of Kahlua br Romeo and Julep br A Rum of One s Own br Are You There God It s Me Margarita br Vermouth the Bell Tolls br and more

Rating: 3.33 out of 5

The Odyssey (Literary Touchstone Classic)

The Odyssey (Literary Touchstone Classic) Description:

Muse tell me of a man a man of much resource who was made to wander far and long after he had sacked the sacred city of Troy Many were the men whose lands he saw and came to know their thinking many too the miseries at sea which he suffered in his heart as he sought to win his own life and the safety of his companions Recounting the epic journey home of Odysseus from the Trojan War i The Odyssey i alongside its sister poem i The Iliad i stands as the well spring of Western Civilisation and culture an inspiration to poets writers and thinkers for thousands of years since This authoritative prose translation by Martin Hammond brings Homer s great poem of homecoming to life as Odysseus battles through such familiar dangers as the cave of the Cyclops the call of the Sirens and his hostile reception back in his native land of Ithaca

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

The Secret Garden (Illustrated and Annotated) (Literary Classics Collection)

The Secret Garden (Illustrated and Annotated) (Literary Classics Collection) Description:

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is part of the Literary Classics Collection which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader including new scholarship thoughtful design and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of the Literary Classics Collection br br New introductions commissioned from today s top writers and scholars br Biographies of the authors br Chronologies of contemporary historical biographical and cultural events br Footnotes and endnotes br Selective discussions of imitations parodies poems books plays paintings operas statuary and films inspired by the work br Comments by other famous authors br Study questions to challenge the reader s viewpoints and expectations br Bibliographies for further reading br Indices amp Glossaries when appropriate br br All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications some include illustrations of historical interest The Literary Classics Collection pulls together a constellation of influences biographical historical and literary to enrich each reader s understanding of these enduring works br br When orphaned Mary Lennox lonely and sad comes to live at her uncle s great house on the Yorkshire moors she finds it full of secrets At night she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors Outside she meets Dickon a magical boy who can charm and talk to animals Then one day with the help of a friendly robin Mary discovers the most mysterious wonder of all a secret garden walled and locked which has been completely forgotten for years and years Is everything in the garden dead or can Mary bring it back to life

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Literary Theory: An Introduction

Literary Theory: An Introduction Description:

Written in this work appeared as Professor Eagleton explains at the watershed of two very different decades It could not anticipate what was to come after neither could it grasp what had happened in literary theory in the light of where it was to lead

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer (Courage Literary Classic)

The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer (Courage Literary Classic) Description:

The adventures and pranks of a mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi River town in the early nineteenth century

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

Hamlet (Annotated): Annotated version of Hamlet with in-depth literary analysis

Hamlet (Annotated): Annotated version of Hamlet with in-depth literary analysis Description:

This annotated version of Hamlet includes the full original story an in depth literary analysis and an author s biography Enjoy this clever must read by one of the world s most famous authors You should also check out our publisher s page for a wide array of other classics including other work from William Shakespeare

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Emma by Jane Austen - Full Version (Annotated) (Literary Classics Collection)

Emma by Jane Austen - Full Version (Annotated) (Literary Classics Collection) Description:

Emma is a comic novel by Jane Austen first published in December about the perils of misconstrued romance The main character Emma Woodhouse is described in the opening paragraph as handsome clever and rich but is also rather spoiled Prior to starting the novel Austen wrote I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like br br Emma by Jane Austen is part of the Literary Classics Collection which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader including new scholarship thoughtful design and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of the Literary Classics Collection br br New introductions commissioned from today s top writers and scholars br Biographies of the authors br Chronologies of contemporary historical biographical and cultural events br Footnotes and endnotes br Selective discussions of imitations parodies poems books plays paintings operas statuary and films inspired by the work br Comments by other famous authors br Study questions to challenge the reader s viewpoints and expectations br Bibliographies for further reading br Indices amp Glossaries when appropriate br br All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications some include illustrations of historical interest The Literary Classics Collection pulls together a constellation of influences biographical historical and literary to enrich each reader s understanding of these enduring works

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

Crime and Punishment (Literary Touchstone Edition)

Crime and Punishment (Literary Touchstone Edition) Description:

Set in Russia in the midst of its troubled transition to the modern age this classic novel is the profound human drama of Raskolnikov a sensitive intellectual driven by poverty and the belief of his exemption from moral law Through his unforgettable gallery of characters Dostoyevsky provides a provocative look at the human motivations of obsession and possession with unflinching philosophical and moral insight A masterpiece of dramatic literature by one of the greatest novelist of all time

Rating: 3.26 out of 5

The Scarlet Letter: A Literary Classic

The Scarlet Letter: A Literary Classic Description:

The Scarlett Letter the beloved classic from Nathaniel Hawthorne br br No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true

Rating: 3.80 out of 5

Macbeth (Annotated): Annotated version of Macbeth with in-depth literary analysis

Macbeth (Annotated): Annotated version of Macbeth with in-depth literary analysis Description:

This annotated version of Macbeth includes the full original story an in depth literary analysis and an author s biography Enjoy this clever must read by one of the world s most famous authors You should also check out our publisher s page for a wide array of other classics including other work from William Shakespeare

Rating: 3.26 out of 5

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination Description:

The Pulitzer Prize winning author of Beloved and Jazz now gives us a learned stylish and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race br br Toni Morrison s brilliant discussions of the Africanist presence in the fiction of Poe Melville Cather and Hemingway leads to a dramatic reappraisal of the essential characteristics of our literary tradition She shows how much the themes of freedom and individualism manhood and innocence depended on the existence of a black population that was manifestly unfree and that came to serve white authors as embodiments of their own fears and desires br br Written with the artistic vision that has earned Toni Morrison a pre eminent place in modern letters Playing in the Dark will be avidly read by Morrison admirers as well as by students critics and scholars of American literature

Rating: 3.79 out of 5

The Metamorphosis: Literary Touchstone

The Metamorphosis: Literary Touchstone Description:

Beginning with one of the most shocking first sentences in all of literature Franz Kafka details the horrific tale of an absurd life Virtually imprisoned in his room Gregor Samsa discovers that every aspect of his existence has amounted to nothing Even the struggling dysfunctional family he has sacrificed to support is thriving without his financial assistance Slowly stripped of every bit of his humanity Gregor realizes that no man s life especially his actually matters p First published in Kafka s surreal novel about living in an indifferent universe has long been considered a seminal work of Existentialist literature p p All of the humor zest and richness of language so often lost in other editions resonate in this new and exciting Prestwick House Literary Touchstone translation by M A Roberts p p The Metamorphosis includes a glossary and reader s notes to help the modern reader more fully appreciate Kafka s complex approach to the human condition p

Rating: 3.80 out of 5

Jane Slayre: The Literary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist

Jane Slayre: The Literary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist Description:

READER I BURIED HIM br br b A timeless tale of love devotion and the undead b br br br br Jane Slayre our plucky demon slaying heroine a courageous orphan who spurns the detestable vampyre kin who raised her sets out on the advice of her ghostly uncle to hone her skills as the fearless slayer she s meant to be When she takes a job as a governess at a country estate she falls head over heels for her new master Mr Rochester only to discover he s hiding a violent werewolf in the attic in the form of his first wife Can a menagerie of bloodthirsty flesh eating savage creatures of the night keep a swashbuckling nineteenth century lady from the gentleman she intends to marry Vampyres zombies and werewolves transform Charlotte Bront s unforgettable masterpiece into an eerie paranormal adventure that will delight and terrify br br br br Featuring a Gallery Books Readers Guide

Rating: 3.78 out of 5

LITERARY COLLECTIONS: The Sun Also Rises (Literary Collections Of Ernest Hemingway )

LITERARY COLLECTIONS: The Sun Also Rises (Literary Collections Of Ernest Hemingway ) Description:

b LITERARY COLLECTIONS b br b The Sun Also Rises is a classic example of Hemingway s spare but powerful writing style b br br A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post World War I generation the novel introduces two of Hemingway s most unforgettable characters Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates It is an age of moral bankruptcy spiritual dissolution unrealized love and vanishing illusions First published in b The Sun Also Rises b is i an absorbing beautifully and tenderly absurd heartbreaking narrative a truly gripping story told in lean hard athletic prose i The New York Times br br Jake Barnes Hemingway s narrator with a mysterious war wound that has left him sexually incapable is the heart and soul of the book Brett the beautiful doomed English woman he adores provides the glamour of natural chic and sexual unattainability Alcohol and post World War I anomie fuel the plot weary of drinking and dancing in Paris caf s the expatriate gang decamps for the Spanish town of Pamplona for the i wonderful nightmare i of a week long fiesta Brett with fianc and ex lover Cohn in tow breaks hearts all around until she falls briefly for the handsome teenage bullfighter Pedro Romero i My God he s a lovely boy i she tells Jake i And how I would love to see him get into those clothes He must use a shoe horn i Whereupon the party disbands br br b The Sun Also Rises b first appeared in and yet it s as fresh and clean and fine as it ever was maybe finer Hemingway s famously plain declarative sentences linger in the mind like poetry i Brett was damned good looking She wore a slipover jersey sweater and a tweed skirt and her hair was brushed back like a boy s She started all that i His cast of thirty something dissolute expatriates Brett and her drunken fianc Mike Campbell the unhappy Princeton Jewish boxer Robert Cohn the sardonic novelist Bill Gorton are as familiar as the cool crowd we all once knew No wonder this quintessential lost generation novel has inspired several generations of imitators in style as well as lifestyle br br b Note This is an illustrated edition of the book for an engaging read b

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Highest Quality (Illustrated and Annotated (Literary Classics Collection)

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Highest Quality (Illustrated and Annotated (Literary Classics Collection) Description:

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll are part of the Literary Classics Collection which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader including new scholarship thoughtful design and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of the Literary Classics Collection br br New introductions commissioned from today s top writers and scholars br Biographies of the authors br Chronologies of contemporary historical biographical and cultural events br Footnotes and endnotes br Selective discussions of imitations parodies poems books plays paintings operas statuary and films inspired by the work br Comments by other famous authors br Study questions to challenge the reader s viewpoints and expectations br Bibliographies for further reading br Indices amp Glossaries when appropriate br br All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications some include illustrations of historical interest The Literary Classics Collection pulls together a constellation of influences biographical historical and literary to enrich each reader s understanding of these enduring works br br First published in Lewis Carroll s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland was an immediate success as was its sequel Through the Looking Glass Carroll s sense of the absurd and his amazing gift for games of logic and language have secured for the Alice books an enduring spot in the hearts of both adults and children br br Alice begins her adventures when she follows the frantically delayed White Rabbit down a hole into the magical world of Wonderland where she meets a variety of wonderful creatures including Tweedledee and Tweedledum the Cheshire Cat the hookah smoking Caterpillar the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts who with the help of her enchanted deck of playing cards tricks Alice into playing a bizarre game of croquet Alice continues her adventures in Through the Looking Glass which is loosely based on a game of chess and includes Carroll s famous poem Jabberwocky

Rating: 3.68 out of 5

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Annotated version of A Midsummer Night's Dream with in-depth literary analysis

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Annotated version of A Midsummer Night's Dream with in-depth literary analysis Description:

This annotated version of A Midsummer Night s Dream includes the full original story an in depth literary analysis and an author s biography Enjoy this clever must read by one of the world s most famous authors You should also check out our publisher s page for a wide array of other classics including other work from William Shakespeare

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

The Time Machine, Literary Touchstone Classic

The Time Machine, Literary Touchstone Classic Description:

This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic of The Time Machine includes a glossary and reader s notes to help the modern reader contend with Wells vision of the future p As he approached the turn of the twentieth century H G Wells explored the implications of the rising tide of Socialism and Darwin s theory of evolution to envision a future years from his own day in which suffering death and human labor seem to have been replaced by beauty peace and innocent play What Wells unnamed Time Traveller ultimately comes to discover however are the horrific truths of a new Humanity split and evolved into two separate races living in a false Paradise that actually fosters idiocy weakness and mortal terror p p Originally written in The Time Machine examines the age old questions of humankind s ultimate destiny and the role we play in shaping it p

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Heart of Darkness: Annotated version of Heart of Darkness with in-depth literary analysis

Heart of Darkness: Annotated version of Heart of Darkness with in-depth literary analysis Description:

This annotated version of A Midsummer Night s Dream includes the full original story an in depth literary analysis and an author s biography Enjoy this clever must read by one of the world s most famous authors You should also check out our publisher s page for a wide array of other classics including other work from Joseph Conrad

Rating: 3.58 out of 5

The Iliad - Literary Touchstone Classic

The Iliad - Literary Touchstone Classic Description:

This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader appreciate The Iliad s vocabulary and references to Greek mythology SO BEGINS THE ILIAD Homer s epic tale about the Trojan War Meet the gods and heroes of Greek and Roman myth and legend the all powerful Jove Venus goddess of love swift Mercury as well as the impulsive Paris heroic Ajax and the supposedly invincible Achilles See these characters as the ancients understood them capable of great valor and incredible pettiness as ready to fight for sex as for the preservation of a culture The gods sometimes little more than a scheming squabbling family are the stuff of tabloid journalism but it is the warriors who provide the action Famous for some of the bloodiest most graphic battle scenes in literature The Iliad is more than a prequel to the better known Odyssey It is the genesis of an entire body of Western literature and the poetic record of a culture whose influence continues to this day

Rating: 3.47 out of 5

The Art of War - Full Version (Annotated) (Literary Classics Collection)

The Art of War - Full Version (Annotated) (Literary Classics Collection) Description:

The Art of War by Sun Tzu is part of the Literary Classics Collection which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader including new scholarship thoughtful design and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of the Literary Classics Collection br br New introductions commissioned from today s top writers and scholars br Biographies of the authors br Chronologies of contemporary historical biographical and cultural events br Footnotes and endnotes br Selective discussions of imitations parodies poems books plays paintings operas statuary and films inspired by the work br Comments by other famous authors br Study questions to challenge the reader s viewpoints and expectations br Bibliographies for further reading br Indices amp Glossaries when appropriate br br All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications some include illustrations of historical interest The Literary Classics Collection pulls together a constellation of influences biographical historical and literary to enrich each reader s understanding of these enduring works br br br The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise that is attributed to Sun Tzu also referred to as Sunzi and Sun Wu a high ranking military general and strategist during the late Spring and Autumn period some scholars believe that the Art of War was not completed until the subsequent Warring States period Composed of chapters each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare it is said to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time and is still read for its military insights br br The Art of War is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy in the world It has been the most famous and influential of China s Seven Military Classics for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia where even the common people knew it by name It has had an influence on Eastern military thinking business tactics and beyond br br Sun Tzu emphasized the importance of positioning in military strategy and that the decision to position an army must be based on both objective conditions in the physical environment and the subjective beliefs of other competitive actors in that environment He thought that strategy was not planning in the sense of working through an established list but rather that it requires quick and appropriate responses to changing conditions Planning works in a controlled environment but in a changing environment competing plans collide creating unexpected situations

Rating: 3.31 out of 5

The Literary Conference

The Literary Conference Description:

C sar is a translator who s fallen on very hard times due to the global economic downturn he is also an author and a mad scientist hell bent on world domination On a visit to the beach he intuitively solves an ancient riddle finds a pirate s treasure and becomes a very wealthy man Even so C sar s bid for world domination comes first and so he attends a literary conference to be near the man whose clone he hopes will lead an army to victory the world renowned Mexican author Carlos Fuentes A comic science fiction fantasy of the first order em The Literary Conference em is the perfect vehicle for C sar Aira s take over of literature in the st century

Rating: 3.54 out of 5

Oliver Twist (Literary Heritage Collection)

Oliver Twist (Literary Heritage Collection) Description:

i Oliver Twist i is a powerful story of crime poverty and violence It is one of Charles Dickens most widely read novels and was first published in The year before young Charles Dickens had suddenly leaped from obscurity to success with i The Pickwick Papers i br br The setting of i Oliver Twist i is in startling contrast to the happy world of Mr Pickwick Its picture of crime and brutality surprised readers who thought of Dickens only as a comic writer But the author actually had been born into this very world of which he wrote a world of debtors prisons almshouses slums and poverty br br Oliver was born and reared in a workhouse and apprenticed to a brutal master He ran away to London Starving he was taken from the streets by Fagin a master criminal who corrupted homeless boys by teaching them the tricks of a professional thief br br Oliver s early career and the events that lead to his rescue present every facet of the genius that has made Charles Dickens perhaps the greatest of all English novelists br br It is a mark of Dickens genius that today the sharply observed scenes and vivid characters of the early nineteenth century still burgeon with life in the pages of this great novel

Rating: 3.35 out of 5

The Wizard of Oz (Youth Literary Classics)

The Wizard of Oz (Youth Literary Classics) Description:

Follow the yellow brick road br br Dorothy thinks she s lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog Toto into a magical world To get home she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz On the way she meets the Scarecrow the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival will Dorothy ever see Kansas again

Rating: 3.37 out of 5

The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (Broadview Literary Texts)

The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (Broadview Literary Texts) Description:

In September of Robert Louis Stevenson then in his mid thirties moved with his family to Bournemouth a resort on the southern coast of England where in the brief span of months he revised i A Child s Garden of Verses i and wrote the novels i Kidnapped i and i The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde i br br An intriguing combination of fantasy thriller and moral allegory i Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde i depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities one essentially good the other evil for the soul of one man Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man s dual nature reveals Stevenson as a writer of great skill and originality whose power to terrify and move us remains over a century later undiminished

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters

Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters Description:

b b Hilariously imagined text conversations the passive aggressive the clever and the strange from classic and modern literary figures from Scarlett O Hara to Jessica Wakefield br br Mallory Ortberg the co creator of the cult favorite website i The Toast i presents this whimsical collection of hysterical text conversations from your favorite literary characters Everyone knows that if Scarlett O Hara had an unlimited text and data plan she d constantly try to tempt Ashley away from Melanie with suggestive messages If Mr Rochester could text Jane Eyre his ardent missives would obviously be in all caps And Daisy Buchanan would not only text while driving she d text you to pick her up after she totaled her car Based on the popular web feature i Texts from Jane Eyre i is a witty irreverent mashup that brings the characters from your favorite books into the twenty first century

Rating: 3.34 out of 5

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction Description:

What is Literary Theory Is there a relationship between literature and culture In fact what is Literature and does it matter These are the sorts of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in a book which steers a clear path through a subject which is often perceived to be impenetrable It offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning whether literature is a form of self expression or a method of appeal to an audience and outlines the ideas behind a number of different schools deconstruction semiotics postcolonial theory and structuralism amongst them

Rating: 3.61 out of 5