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Title The Invisible Man Literary Touchstone Edition
Author Herbert George Wells
Publisher Prestwick House Inc
Release Date 2006
Category
Total Pages 180
ISBN 1580493424
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader understand Wells? commentary on this all-too-human desire.H.G. Wells? classic The Invisible Man is an artful combination of a psychological thriller and science fiction novel. A young scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility feels initial joy at his newfound freedoms and abilities, but quickly turns to despair when he realizes the many things he has sacrificed in the pursuit of science. While he struggles to create the formula that will restore his visibility and his connection to other people, murder and mayhem ensue. The Invisible Man is a fascinating account of humanity?s obsession with science and the unforeseen consequences that arise from reckless experimentation. The novel has been captivating readers for well over a century, and it is sure to remain a timeless portrayal of the human desire to overcome the laws of nature and gai

Title The Time Machine Literary Touchstone Edition
Author Herbert George Wells
Publisher Prestwick House Inc
Release Date 2006
Category Space and time
Total Pages 118
ISBN 9781580493802
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition of The Time Machine includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader contend with Wells? vision of the future.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evolution to envision a future?800,000 years from his own day?in which suffering, death, and human labor seem to have been replaced by beauty, peace, and innocent play.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. Originally written in 1898, The Time Machine examines the age-old questions of humankind?s ultimate destiny and the role we play in shaping it.

Title The War of the Worlds Literary Touchstone Classic
Author Herbert George Wells
Publisher Prestwick House Inc
Release Date 2006
Category Martians
Total Pages 184
ISBN 1580493432
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Wells? vocabulary, use of science, and British references.Originally written for a magazine in 1897, The War of the Worlds became an instant, popular favorite. Long before our modern fascination with flying saucers and brightly glowing UFOs, H. G. Wells anticipated a close encounter between puny Earthlings and seemingly all-powerful Martians.A flash of light observed coming from the red planet sets the stage for a terrifying invasion, against which Earth?s modern weapons are useless. Throughout the epic battle, Wells points out that humans just might not have the talent or ability to defeat an extraterrestrial rival. Could we become slaves to a race of alien monsters? Will their heat-ray destroy all of London and decimate the rest of civilization? Can one man save the world? The War of the Worlds is a science fiction masterpiece that has fascinated us for more than a century, through at least three different movies, the infamous Orson Welles radio broadcast, and even a Broadway musical. Few books have captured the popular imagination as forcefully as this H. G. Wells novel.

Title Cyrano de Bergerac Literary Touchstone Classic
Author Edmond Rostand
Publisher Prestwick House Inc
Release Date 2006
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781580493406
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title A Tale of Two Cities Literary Touchstone Edition
Author Charles Dickens
Publisher Prestwick House Inc
Release Date 2005
Category Executions and executioners
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1580495974
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader contend with Dickens's complex approach to the human condition.Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities remains one of Western literature's most powerful stories of sacrificial love, redemption, and the devastation spread by obsessive justice. Having fled Paris for the relative safety and security of London, Dr. Manette, his daughter Lucie, and Charles Darnay are irresistibly lured into a whirlwind of events that threaten to shatter their lives'until a hopeless drunkard remembers the promise he once made to the only woman he ever loved. Dickens originally published A Tale of Two Cities in weekly installments, ensuring that his readers would return to read each new segment. The collected chapters have continued to excite and move readers for over a century.

Title Science fiction Studies
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category Science fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCSC:32106019080974
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Sermon and the African American Literary Imagination
Author Dolan Hubbard
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 176
ISBN UOM:49015002559061
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Characterized by oral expression and ritual performance, the black church has been a dynamic force in African American culture. In The Sermon and the African American Literary Imagination, Dolan Hubbard explores the profound influence of the sermon upon both the themes and the styles of African American literature. Beginning with an exploration of the historic role of the preacher in African American culture and fiction, Hubbard examines the church as a forum for organizing black social reality. Like political speeches, jazz, and blues, the sermon is an aesthetic construct, interrelated with other aspects of African American cultural expression. Arguing that the African American sermonic tradition is grounded in a self-consciously collective vision, Hubbard applies this vision to the themes and patterns of black American literature. With nuanced readings of the work of Frederick Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, Hubbard reveals how the African American sermonic tradition has influenced black American prose fiction. He shows how African American writers have employed the forms of the black preaching style, with all their expressive power, and he explores such recurring themes as the quest for freedom and literacy, the search for identity and community, the lure of upward mobility, the fictionalizing of history, and the use of romance to transform an oppressive history into a vision of mythic transcendence. The Sermon and the African American Literary Imagination is a major addition to the fields of African American literary and religious studies.

Title Negotiating Temporal Differences
Author Wilfried Raussert
Publisher Universitaetsverlag Winter
Release Date 2000
Category Music
Total Pages 173
ISBN STANFORD:36105110124430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Exploring the temporal dimension of African American music in its development from early forms of blues and jazz to the free and fast-paced sequences of jazz musicians such as John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, this volume addresses music as a key metaphor for the analysis of time in African American culture. Two narrative strategies emerge from tracing the impact of musical time on narrativity in an intercultural sphere - novels by Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Ismael Reed, and Ntozake Shange representing the textual basis for critical analysis. First, the excursions into the field of music illustrate blues' and jazz's pivotal role in shaping and redefining a particular African American sense of time from the Harlem Renaissance to the contemporary period. Second, the exploration of the writers' historical imagination unfolds a story about alternating concepts of history and culture, as they emerge from the impact of musical time on the novelistic discourse. This volume will be of interest to scholars of literature, music, and cultural studies.

The Dial by Francis Fisher Browne

Title The Dial
Author Francis Fisher Browne
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1897
Category Books
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCAL:C2598630
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Invisible Criticism by Alan Nadel

Title Invisible Criticism
Author Alan Nadel
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1988
Category Fiction
Total Pages 181
ISBN STANFORD:36105038375742
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nadel argues that Ellison used textual literary allusions in "Invisible Man" as devices to address the issues of marginalizing and decentering of the African American experience --"absence" and "invisibility"--In previous American literature.

Cla Journal by College Language Association (U.S.)

Title CLA Journal
Author College Language Association (U.S.)
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1984
Category Language and languages
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCSC:32106007661280
Language English, Spanish, and French
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American Fiction by Richard Gray

Title American Fiction
Author Richard Gray
Publisher London : Vision Press ; Totowa, N.J. : Barnes & Noble
Release Date 1983
Category American fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN UOM:39015008232822
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection of essays offers a series of fresh and authoritative readings of most of the more important prose writers, and taken as a whole, a major reassessment of the American tradition in prose fiction. Each of the contributors has an enthusiastic and informed interest in the writer discussed and attempts both to characterize that writer's achievement and to offer a new perspective on his or her work. The book begins with a discussion of James Fenimore Cooper, the founding father of the American novel, and ends with an account of Norman Mailer, whose varied and adventurous writings perhaps best illustrate the conflicting forces at work in contemporary American fiction. In between there are essays on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Henry James, Theodore Dreiser, Willa Cather, Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and Richard Wright. Attention is paid to context, the social and historical circumstances with which each writer had to engage, but the main emphasis is on the texts themselves, their language, narrative structure, the experience of reading them-and, not least, on the place they occupy in the American literary landscape (cover).

Title The Heath Anthology of American Literature
Author Paul Lauter
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1994
Category American literature
Total Pages 3156
ISBN 0669329738
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Multicultural American Literature
Author A. Robert Lee
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2003
Category American literature
Total Pages 307
ISBN UOM:39015058239719
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Prizewinner in the twenty-fifth annual AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS for 2004, presented by the Before Columbus Foundation. A full, detailed and carefully comparative analysis of recent American 'ethnic' writing from an author with an unparalleled knowledge of his subject. Timely, wide-ranging and informative, this book covers the writing - in both fiction and autobiography - of Black, Native, Latino/a and Asian American authors including Ishmael Reed, Toni Morrison, Gerald Vizenor, Lesley Marmon Silko, Rudolfo Anaya, Sandra Cisneros, Maxine Hong Kingston and Jessica Hagedorn. Taking a cultural studies perspective, A. Robert Lee recognises the context of politics and popular culture and draws on the visual as well as the literary spectrum.This is the first book of its kind - while there are books available which introduce one or other of the ethnic traditions, no one has yet considered them in comparative terms in a single volume. As such it will be an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in multicultural American literature.Selling Points* First single volume comparative analysis of recent American 'ethnic' writing* Timely, wide-ranging and informative* Covers both fiction and autobiography

Title Ralph Ellison and the Raft of Hope
Author Lucas E. Morel
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006-05-05
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 249
ISBN PSU:000058203446
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Actress, playwright, and novelist, Elizabeth Griffith (1727-1793) won fame in England with the publication in 1757 of the first two volumes of Letters Between Henry and Frances, letters from her own courtship with Richard Griffith whom she secretly married in 1751. Her first novel, The Delicate Distress (1769), focuses on the problems women encounter after marriage -- the issue of financial independence for wives, the consequences of interfaith relationships, and the promiscuity of their husbands. Against a backdrop of rural England and Paris of the ancien regime, Griffith reimagines the epistolary novel of sensibility in the tradition of Samuel Richardson and Jean-Jacques Rousseau from a feminist perspective that centers on strong, intelligent, and virtuous women. Two sisters exchange letters about urgent ethical questions concerning love, marriage, morality, art, the duties of wives and husbands, and passion versus reason, while two men correspond about the same subjects. At the story's center is the deep distress of Emily Woodville, a virtuous young newlywed who suspects her husband of infidelity with a French marchioness from his past. The third volume in the series Eighteenth-Century Novels by Women, The Delicate Distress contributes to our understanding of the development of the novel. As Cynthia Ricciardi and Susan Staves show, Griffith's exploration of the psychology of characters who observe and reflect but engage in no grand public actions anticipates Henry James. The editors' introduction places The Delicate Distress firmly in the tradition of the English novel, provides the most complete biography available on Griffith's life, and brings together the most important eighteenth- and twentieth-century criticism of the novelist's work.

Title The Publishers Trade List Annual
Author Anonim
Publisher R. R. Bowker
Release Date 1993
Category United States
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105124485777
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Mid century American Novel 1935 1965
Author Linda Wagner-Martin
Publisher Twayne Publishers
Release Date 1997
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 163
ISBN STANFORD:36105019265516
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the heart of the Great Depression to the turbulent 1960s, the mid-century in America was a vibrant literary era. Linda Wagner-Martin's comprehensive study encompasses the "political literature" that flourished in the 1930s, the beat movement of the 1950s, and the multicultural literature of the 1960s. Wagner-Martin includes in her critical consideration African-American women writers, Jewish writers, and gay and lesbian writers who have been unjustly forgotten in earlier assessments of this period. The inclusion of popular writers in such genres as detective fiction also adds to the depth of this study. Wagner-Martin takes a comprehensive view of a period that falls between the more commonly studies modern and contemporary periods.

Flying Home by Ralph Ellison

Title Flying Home
Author Ralph Ellison
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2011-06-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780307797391
Language English, Spanish, and French
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These 13 stories by the author of The Invisible Man "approach the elegance of Chekhov" (Washington Post) and provide "early explorations of (Ellison's) lifelong fascination with the 'complex fate' and 'beautiful absurdity' of American identity" (John Callahan). First serial to The New Yorker. NPR sponsorship.

Title The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison
Author Ralph Ellison
Publisher Modern Library
Release Date 2011-06-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 904
ISBN 9780307797025
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison’s literary executor, John F. Callahan, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964), hailed by Robert Penn Warren as “a body of cogent and subtle commentary on the questions that focus on race,” and Going to the Territory (1986), an exploration of literature and folklore, jazz and culture, and the nature and quality of lives that black Americans lead. “Ralph Ellison,” wrote Stanley Crouch, “reached across race, religion, class and sex to make us all Americans.”

Passing by Nella Larsen

Title Passing
Author Nella Larsen
Publisher GENERAL PRESS
Release Date 2019-09-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 250
ISBN 9789389440126
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Generally regarded as Nella Larsen's best work, Passing was first published in 1929 but has received a lot of renewed attention because of its close examination of racial and sexual ambiguities. It has achieved canonical status in many American universities. Clare Kendry is living on the edge. Light-skinned, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a racist white man unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past after deciding to ‘pass’ as a white woman. Clare’s childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, and is simultaneously allured and repelled by Clare’s risky decision to engage in racial masquerade for personal and societal gain. After frequenting African American-centric gatherings together in Harlem, Clare's interest in Irene turns into a homoerotic longing for Irene's black identity that she abandoned and can never embrace again, and she is forced to grapple with her decision to pass for white in a way that is both tragic and telling.