Sister Carrie (Barnes & Noble Classics) by Theodore Dreiser

By Theodore Dreiser

Sister Carrie, by means of Theodore Dreiser, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber variants at reasonable costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are a few of the impressive positive aspects of Barnes & Noble Classics: All variants are superbly designed and are revealed to enhanced requirements; a few comprise illustrations of historic curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to increase every one reader's knowing of those enduring works.When small-town Carrie Meeber arrives in Nineties Chicago, she can't understand what awaits. Callow, attractive, and on my own, she reports the bitterness of temptation and complication at the same time she units her attractions on a greater existence. Drawn by way of the seductive wish to upward push above her social type, Carrie aspires to the pinnacle of the appearing career in ny, whereas the guy who has develop into captivated with her gambles every thing for her sake and attracts close to the threshold of destruction.Dreiser’s first novel, Sister Carrie (1900) used to be encouraged by way of the lifetime of one in all his sisters, who had eloped to long island with a disreputable lover. Its sympathetic depiction of Carrie’s amorous affairs surprised its writer, whose grudging efforts received few preliminary readers till the book’s winning re-publication in 1907. this day it resonates with Dreiser’s clear-sighted realizing of lifestyles within the more and more mercantile global of the massive urban, and together with his trust within the domination of destiny over unfastened will. really within the unflinching tragedy of its ultimate chapters, the unconventional broke new flooring in American fiction for its gritty realism and for the nature of Carrie, who starts off “a half-equipped little knight” and turns into a really smooth woman.Herbert Leibowitz is the editor and writer of Parnassus: Poetry in overview. His books comprise Fabricating Lives: Explorations in American Autobiography and Hart Crane: An advent to the Poetry. he's at the moment writing a serious biography of William Carlos Williams.

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Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

Started as a "joke," Orlando is Virginia Woolf's fantastical biography of a poet who first seems as a sixteen-year-old boy on the courtroom of Elizabeth I, and is left on the novel's finish a married lady within the 12 months 1928. half love letter to Vita Sackville-West, half exploration of the paintings of biography, Orlando is one in all Woolf's preferred and wonderful works. This new annotated version will deepen readers' figuring out of Woolf's impressive creation.Annotated and with an creation by means of Maria DiBattista

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L'écume des jours by Bens Boris Vian

By Bens Boris Vian

L ouvrage fournit toutes les clés pour analyser le roman de Boris Vian.
Le résumé détaillé est suivi de l étude des problématiques essentielles, parmi lesquelles :
Les personnages principaux et secondaires
Un roman à l intersection de plusieurs genres
L most unlikely amour
L écriture de Boris Vian
Une narration sous le signe du cinéma.

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Through the Year With Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations by Jimmy Carter

By Jimmy Carter

In during the 12 months with Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth President of the us takes you on a different trip into the center of the Christian religion. in response to greater than 3 many years of functional Bible educating, the readings during this publication draw from the riches of God's be aware and the compelling reviews of Mr. Carter's personal lifestyles. even if via interesting glimpses into behind-the-scenes task on the White condominium, or insightful remembrances of his profession within the U.S. military, Mr. Carter by no means ceases to attach the knowledge of Scripture along with your personal an important position at the degree of existence. Frank, sincere, occasionally humorous, occasionally heartbreaking, and regularly correct, throughout the 12 months with Jimmy Carter demanding situations readers to be extra Christ-like on a daily basis in their lives.

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The Iron Heel (Penguin Classics) by Jack London

By Jack London

Half technology fiction, half dystopian fable, half radical socialist tract, Jack London’s The Iron Heel bargains a grim depiction of battle among the periods in the USA and worldwide. initially released approximately 100 years in the past, it expected many positive factors of the prior century, together with the increase of fascism, the emergence of family terrorism, and the expansion of centralized govt surveillance and authority. What starts as a confrontation leads to scenes of harrowing violence because the country oligarchy, often called “the Iron Heel,” strikes to weigh down all competition to its energy. BACKCOVER: “A more true prophecy of the long run than both courageous New global or the form of items to Come.” —George Orwell “Still extra miraculous is the surely prophetic imaginative and prescient of the equipment through which the Iron Heel will maintain its domination over beaten mankind.” —Leon Trotsky

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Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism by Robin W. Lovin

By Robin W. Lovin

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) was once an incredible American theologian and political philosopher of the mid-twentieth century. He has obtained a lot awareness from biographers and historians lately, yet, on the grounds that his idea continues to be very proper for modern ethics, a reassessment is due of what he may perhaps give a contribution to present puzzling over politics and society. This publication is meant to give Niebuhr's principles approximately "Christian Realism" in a fashion that would be precious to those that are brooding about latest social matters.

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