Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Vintage ClassicsVintage #ad - A new selection for the nea’s big read program a compact selection of Poe’s greatest stories and poems, chosen by the National Endowment for the Arts for their Big Read program. This selection of eleven stories and seven poems contains such famously chilling masterpieces of the storyteller’s art as “The Tell-tale Heart, ” “The Bells, ” and “The Pit and the Pendulum, ” “The Cask of Amontillado, ” “The Fall of the House of Usher, ” and such unforgettable poems as “The Raven, ” and “Annabel Lee.
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Vintage Classics #ad - Poe is widely credited with pioneering the detective story, represented here by “The Purloined Letter, ” “The Mystery of Marie Roget, ” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Also included is his essay “the philosophy of composition, ” in which he lays out his theory of how good writers write, describing how he constructed “The Raven” as an example.
Nathaniel Hawthorne Collected Novels: Fanshawe, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble FaunHeritage Publishing #ad - The blithedale romance explores the perils, which Hawthorne knew at first hand, of living in a utopian community, personal, and the inextricability of political, and sexual desires. All of nathaniel hawthorne's world-famous novels, written in his remarkably contemporary style, are collected here in one meticulous digital volume:- Fanshawe is an engrossing apprentice work which Hawthorne published anonymously and later sought to suppress.
Nathaniel Hawthorne Collected Novels: Fanshawe, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun #ad - The scarlet letter, hawthorne's masterpiece, is a dramatic allegory of the social consequences of adultery and the subversive force of personal desire in a community of laws. The house of the seven gables moves across 150 years from an ancestral crime condoned by the Puritan theocracy to a new beginning in the bustling and democratic Jacksonian era.
The marble faun, murder, hawthorne's last finished novel, involves mystery, and romance among American artists in Rome.
Selected Tales Oxford World's ClassicsOUP Oxford #ad - Since their first publication in the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's extraordinary Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction and have also created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction. Yet, as well as being highly enjoyable, Poe's tales are works of very real intellectual exploration.
Indeed, poe is less interested in solving puzzles or in moral retribution than in exposing the misconceptions that make things seem `mysterious' in the first place. Attentive tothe historical and political dimensions of these very american tales, and `the purloined letter'— alongside less well-known travel narratives, metaphysical essays, `The Fall of the House of Usher', `The Masque of the Red Death', `The Murders in the Rue Morgue, this critical edition selects twenty-four tales and places the most popular — 'The Pit and the Pendulum', and political satires.
Selected Tales Oxford World's Classics #ad - Abandoning the criteria of characterization and plotting in favour of blurred boundaries between self and other, identity and memory, will and morality, Poe uses the Gothic to question the integrity of human existence.
Hawthorne: A LifeRandom House #ad - He always puts himself in his books, ” said his sister-in-law Mary Mann, “he cannot help it. His life, like his work, was extraordinary, a play of light and shadow. In this major new biography of hawthorne, the first in more than a decade, brenda wineapple, unlike them, acclaimed biographer of janet flanner and gertrude and leo stein “Luminous”–Richard Howard, wrote compellingly of women, brings him brilliantly alive: an exquisite writer who shoveled dung in an attempt to found a new utopia at Brook Farm and then excoriated the community or his attraction to it in caustic satire; the confidant of Franklin Pierce, also unlike them, made fun of Abraham Lincoln and who, fourteenth president of the United States and arguably one of its worst; friend to Emerson and Thoreau and Melville who, deeply identifying with them–he was the first major American writer to create erotic female characters.
Here are his idyllic marriage to the youngest and prettiest of the Peabody sisters and his longtime friendships, including with Margaret Fuller, the notorious feminist writer and intellectual. Here too is hawthorne at the end of his days, revered as a genius, but considered as well to be an embarrassing puzzle by the Boston intelligentsia, isolated by fiercely held political loyalties that placed him against the Civil War and the currents of his time.
Hawthorne: A Life #ad - Brenda wineapple navigates the high tides and chill undercurrents of Hawthorne’s fascinating life and work with clarity, nuance, and insight. In him, the quest of his generation for an authentically American voice bears disquieting fruit. Hawthorne himself declared that he was not “one of those supremely hospitable people who serve up their own hearts, with brain sauce, delicately fried, as a tidbit” for the public.
The House of the Seven Gables AmazonClassics EditionAmazonClassics #ad - Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds. Revised edition: previously published as The House of the Seven Gables, this edition of The House of the Seven Gables AmazonClassics Edition includes editorial revisions.
. A portrait of colonel pyncheon looms over his family in the house of the seven gables—an ominous reminder of the curse he left behind over a century ago. The shadow still falls over the new england mansion’s current residents, siblings Clifford and Hepzibah—unless they can expose the one secret that offers an escape from the hex.
The House of the Seven Gables AmazonClassics Edition #ad - Set in seventeenth- and nineteenth-century Massachusetts, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s gothic tale was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials and by a family home that still stands today. With the town’s horrific history, for Hawthorne and his readers, the house became, an important metaphor for ancestral burden.
Amazonclassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling.
The Scarlet Letter AmazonClassics EditionAmazonClassics #ad - The red letter a on her dress marks young mother Hester Prynne among her Puritan neighbors, who demand to know who fathered her child. Rumors swirl, until a guilt-ridden confession reveals the truth, but the shunned and shamed Hester keeps her secret—and his—for years, with unexpected consequences.
The Scarlet Letter AmazonClassics Edition #ad - Set in seventeenth-century massachusetts, ” though its themes include the limits of law, the power of religion, Hawthorne’s masterwork was originally subtitled “a romance, and the nature of sin. Equal parts tragic love story and social commentary, The Scarlet Letter brings to life the undying human need to keep secrets.
Revised edition: previously published as The Scarlet Letter, this edition of The Scarlet Letter AmazonClassics Edition includes editorial revisions.
Heart's Many Doors: American Poets Respond to Metka Krašovec's Images Responding to Emily DickinsonWings Press #ad - 41 american poets contributed poems written in response to the artwork. The heart's many doors is a rich, cross-genre combination of writing and art that functions as a multi-faceted commentary on Dickinson, art and the creative process. Editor richard jackson began gathering poems created in response to the drawings — fascinating and insightful examples of double ekphrasis.
Heart's Many Doors: American Poets Respond to Metka Krašovec's Images Responding to Emily Dickinson #ad - Internationally acclaimed Slovian artist Metka Krašovek created a suite of drawings inspired by the poems of Emily Dickinson.
Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories Penguin Classics EditionPenguin Classics #ad - A new, and profound beauty though best-known for his epic masterpiece Moby-Dick, definitive edition of Herman Melville’s virtuosic short stories—American classics wrought with scorching fury, grim humor, Herman Melville also left a body of short stories arguably unmatched in American fiction. With more than 1, 500 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
In the sorrowful tragedy of billy budd, sailor; the controlled rage of Benito Cereno; and the tantalizing enigma of Bartleby, the Scrivener; Melville reveals himself as a singular storyteller of tremendous range and compelling power. Sealts, Jr. And the authoritative Northwestern-Newberry text of The Piazza Tales.
Billy Budd, Bartleby, and Other Stories Penguin Classics Edition #ad - Also including the piazza tales in full, this collection demonstrates why Melville stands not only among the greatest writers of the nineteenth century, but also as one of our greatest contemporaries. In these stories, and globalism in america, capitalism, class, Melville cuts to the heart of race, deftly navigating political and social issues that resonate as clearly in our time as they did in Melville’s.
Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. This penguin classics edition features the Reading Text of Billy Budd, Sailor, as edited from a genetic study of the manuscript by Harrison Hayford and Merton M.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
Billy Budd, Sailor GoodBook ClassicsGoodBook Classics #ad - Melville is such a sophisticated writer/observer of the human condition. Billy budd, ” a classic confrontation between good and evil, Sailor, is the story of an innocent young man. Quotes from the book:“Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its jagged edges. Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins?”“Yet a child’s utter innocence is but its blank ignorance, and the innocence more or less wanes as intelligence waxes.
Readers' reviews:“Fantastic book. Nothing seems to escape his eye. James, goodreads. Com“melville's late masterpiece, Billy Budd, recounts the tragic tale of the eponymous sailor. A handsome young sailor is unjustly accused of plotting mutiny in this timeless tale of the sea. That is, it recounts what little tale there is to tell.
Billy Budd, Sailor GoodBook Classics #ad - David Stephens, goodreads. Com“what a great read! it didn't seem like it at first, but the more you ruminate over this tale the more it seems justly deserving of the title of Melville's “finest work. Robert Browning, goodreads. Com.
Great Short Works of Herman Melville Perennial ClassicsHarperCollins e-books #ad - And melville, certainly, is no exception. Here, they are collected along with 19 other stories in a beautifully redesigned collection that represents the best short work of an American master. As warner berthoff writes in his introduction to this volume, "It is hard to think of a major novelist or storyteller who is not also a first-rate entertainer.
Great Short Works of Herman Melville Perennial Classics #ad - A kind of vigorous supervisory humour is his natural idiom as a writer, and one particular attraction of his shorter work is the fresh further display it offers of this prime element in his literary character. ". A master, of one or another robust species of expressive humour, of high comedy, or of some special variety of the preposterous, the grotesque, according to choice, the absurd.
. Billy budd, sailor and bartleby, the Scrivener are two of the most revered shorter works of fiction in history.