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A Modern Southern Reader: Major Stories, Drama, Poetry, Essays, Interviews, and Reminiscences from the Twentieth-Century South
A Modern Southern Reader: Major Stories, Drama, Poetry, Essays, Interviews, and Reminiscences from the Twentieth-Century South
by Ben Forkner
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From the Fugitives who led the Southern Renaissance in the twenties through Faulkner and O'Connor up to such contemporary talents as Barry Hannah and Dave Smith, Forkner and Samway have assembled a collection that demonstrates the enormous depth and... (read more)

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Victorian Soundscapes
Victorian Soundscapes
by John M Picker
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Far from the hushed restraint we associate with the Victorians, their world pulsated with sound. This book shows how, in more ways than one, Victorians were hearing things. The representations close listeners left of their soundscapes offered new... (read more)

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The Same River Twice
The Same River Twice
by Alice Walker
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The Same River Twice is an exciting collection of work based on Alice Walker's groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple. It includes the never-used screenplay Walker wrote, never-before-seen diary entries and letters, as well as new... (read more)

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George Eliot, Judaism and the Novels: Jewish Myth and Mysticism
George Eliot, Judaism and the Novels: Jewish Myth and Mysticism
by Saleel Nurbhai
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This is the first study to argue that Jewish Mysticism influenced not only her Jewish novel, Daniel Deronda, but all of George Eliot's novels. The reader is left with a very different George Eliot from that assumed by most previous criticism. Though... (read more)

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The Song of Hiawatha (Nonpareil Book)
The Song of Hiawatha (Nonpareil Book)
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In the summer of 1854, Longfellow wrote in his diary" I have at length hit upon a plan for a poem on the American Indians, which seems to me the right one and the only. It is to weave together their beautiful traditions as whole." What emerged the next... (read more)

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Poems for America: 125 Poems That Celebrate the American Experience
Poems for America: 125 Poems That Celebrate the American Experience
by Carmela Ciuraru
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Featuring over 100 of the greatest poems ever written about the experiences, institutions, and landscapes that constitute America, this inspiring anthology celebrates the nation's incredible diversity, spirit, and freedom.... (read more)

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Bibliotherapy: The Girl's Guide to Books for Every Phase of Our Lives
Bibliotherapy: The Girl's Guide to Books for Every Phase of Our Lives
by Nancy Peske
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Because women read books differently than guys do... Every woman knows ... books are more than a way to kill time on the bus — they're therapy that fits in our bag. Whether we're wallowing in a sullen perennial adolescence or our biological... (read more)

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Great Books for Girls 1ST Edition 1997
Great Books for Girls 1ST Edition 1997
by Kathleen Odean
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Landmark books such as Meeting at the Crossroads and the phenomenally successful Reviving Ophelia helped send hundreds of thousands of readers a sobering message: ours is a girl-poisoning culture. Parents may strive to raise strong, confident daughters... (read more)

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The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys
The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys
by Marvin Heiferman and Carole Kismaric
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Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys have woven their spell of teen intrigue over more than 150 million readers, beginning in 1927 and continuing today. With its marvelous text and brilliant design, The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys uncovers... (read more)

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Theatrum Mundi: Studies in Honor of Ronald W. Tobin
Theatrum Mundi: Studies in Honor of Ronald W. Tobin
by Claire L Carlin
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"Selected writings of Ronald W. Tobin" / Claire Carlin: p. 23-32. Includes bibliographical references and index.... (read more)

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Secrets of Angels & Demons: The Unauthorized Guide to the Bestselling Novel
Secrets of Angels & Demons: The Unauthorized Guide to the Bestselling Novel
by Dan Burstein
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Explore the Vatican's darkest secrets. Enter the closed chambers of the papal selection process. Probe the little-known historical mysteries of Rome and the symbolism of Bernini's architecture and sculpture. Join the debate between religion and science... (read more)

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The Tested Woman Plot: Women's Choices, Men's Judgments, and the Shaping of Stories
The Tested Woman Plot: Women's Choices, Men's Judgments, and the Shaping of Stories
by Lois E Bueler
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In this provocative study, Lois E. Bueler examines in broad literary historical terms what she calls the Tested Woman Plot, a "story-machine" that originated in the ancient Mediterranean world (as in the stories of Eve and Lucretia), flourished in... (read more)

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Reading of the "Canterbury Tales"
Reading of the "Canterbury Tales"
by Trevor Whittock
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In this 1968 study, Dr Whittock argues that there is greater unity in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales than has been supposed. He sees the Canterbury Tales as as great religious poem, a Christian work of art in which certain topics deliberately recur, so that... (read more)

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Nikolai Gogol & the Baroque Cultural Heritage
Nikolai Gogol & the Baroque Cultural Heritage
by Gavriel Shapiro
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Nikolai Gogol occupies an unassailable position in Russian and world literature as one of the nineteenth-century's greatest writers. Nikolai Gogol and the Baroque Cultural Heritage considers Gogol's entire oeuvre, including his letters, notebooks, and... (read more)

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Secret Histories: Reading Twentieth-Century American Literature
Secret Histories: Reading Twentieth-Century American Literature
by David Wyatt
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Secret Histories claims that the history of the nation is hidden -- in plain sight -- within the pages of twentieth-century American literature. David Wyatt argues that the nation's fiction and nonfiction expose a secret history that cuts beneath the... (read more)

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The Zaniest Riddle Book in the World
The Zaniest Riddle Book in the World
by Joseph Rosenbloom
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Over 900 riddles plus index. "GR.3 up. Mr. Rosenbloom, will you ever run dry? My third graders sincerely hope not."--SLJ. "Students of all ages will love it!"--Book Report. 128 pages, 86 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.... (read more)

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Merchant of Venice: Notes (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
Merchant of Venice: Notes (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
by Waldo F. Mcneir
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on The Merchant of Venice, you follow along as a young merchant cannot repay his debt to a... (read more)

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High Victorian Culture
High Victorian Culture
by David Morse
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In fascinating detail. . . . [Morse] touches on many topics, yet keeps separate Victorians of very different cultural worlds. . . . Mid-Victorian Britain memorably presented. --Choice Covering the four decades from the accession to the throne by Queen... (read more)

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The old man and the sea :notes - Study Notes
The old man and the sea :notes - Study Notes
by Gary Carey
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Cliffs Test Preparation Guides help students prepare for and improve their performance on standardized tests ACT Preparation Guide CBEST Preparation Guide CLAST Preparation Guide ELM Review GMAT Preparation Guide GRE Preparation Guide LSAT Preparation... (read more)

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Path for Freedom: The Liberal Project of the Swabian School in Wuerttemberg, 1806-1848
Path for Freedom: The Liberal Project of the Swabian School in Wuerttemberg, 1806-1848
by Victor G Doerksen
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A Path for Freedom describes a little understood activity of poets and writers of Wurttemberg in the first half of the nineteenth century. These writers, the majority of whom are consigned by historians to the 'Biedermeier' or conservative camp, were in... (read more)

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