Download E-books At Fault (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By Kate Chopin

In her personal time, the works of Kate Chopin (1851–1904) stunned readers and critics with their problem to modern mores. Her tales and novels demonstrate unsparing truths concerning the inside lives of ladies, a few of whom skilled profound disillusionment with the inflexible yoke of marriage, mixed with an unfulfilled eager for self-realization. Celebrated at the present time as a precursor of twentieth-century feminism, Chopin's fiction is taken into account to be one of the masterpieces of yankee literature.
True to the writer's intrepid explorations of taboo matters and resonating with autobiographical components, At Fault masterfully portrays a fancy love triangle amid the tensions of the agricultural post-Reconstruction South. Thérèse Lafirme is a tender Creole widow in love with a divorced St. Louis businessman, David Hosmer. the ethical and spiritual constraints thrust upon Thérèse hinder her reputation of Hosmer's marriage ceremony thought, environment the 2 on a treacherous course that consists of Hosmer's former spouse, Fanny. initially released in 1890, the unconventional is marked by means of an identical fearless exam of society and sexuality that distinguish Chopin's later works.

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Download E-books The Souls of Black Folk PDF

By W.E.B. Du Bois

The Souls of Black folks is a vintage paintings of yankee literature via W. E. B. Du Bois. it's a seminal paintings within the historical past of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary historical past. To increase this groundbreaking paintings, Du Bois drew from his personal reports as an African-American within the American society. open air of its extraordinary relevance in African-American heritage, The Souls of Black people additionally holds a tremendous position in social technological know-how as one of many early works within the box of sociology.

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Download E-books Morgan's Passing PDF

By Anne Tyler

"An virtually ideal tale of love...Morgan emerges as a real hero."

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Morgan Gower works at Cullen's ironmongery shop in north Baltimore. He has seven daughters and a warmhearted spouse, yet as he trips into the grey sector of heart age, he reveals his loved ones growing to be tedious. Then Morgan meets attractive younger newlyweds below a few relatively severe circumstances--and all 3 detect that no one's center is safe....

From the Paperback edition.

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Download E-books White Fang PDF

By Jack London

Born within the wilds of the freezing chilly Yukon, White Fang – half-dog, half-wolf – is the single animal within the clutter to outlive. He quickly learns the tough legislation of nature, but buried deep within him are the far away thoughts of love and love. Will this fiercely self reliant creature of the wild discover ways to belief guy again?

Richard Adams, prize-winning writer of Watership Down, introduces this chilling, appealing story of the wild.

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Download E-books The Iceman Cometh PDF

By Eugene O'Neill

"Spellbinding--soaring theater--. For purposes that stay mysterious, it sort of feels specially relocating today."--The ny Times

Eugene O'Neill mined the tragedies of his personal existence for this depiction of a seedy, skid row saloon in 1912, peopled through society's mess ups: tired anarchists, failed con artists, drifters, whores, pimps, and informers. The pipe-dreaming drunks of Harry Hope's bar numb themselves with rotgut gin and make grandiose plans, whereas anticipating the once a year visual appeal of the big-spending, fast-talking salesman, Hickey. yet this year's stopover at fails to deliver the predicted sturdy occasions, as a replaced Hickey attempts to evoke the barflies from their soothing stupor with a proselytizing message of salvation via self-knowledge.
                              
Considered by way of many to be the Nobel Prize-winning playwright's most interesting paintings, The Iceman Cometh exposes the human want for phantasm as an antidote to depression. the new gripping, seriously acclaimed Broadway construction, starring Kevin Spacey, has highlighted anew the subversive genius of O'Neill's play.

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Download E-books A Good School: A Novel PDF

By Richard Yates

Richard Yates, who died in 1992, is this present day ranked through many readers, students, and critics along such titans of recent American ficiton as Updike, Roth, Irving, Vonnegut, and Mailer.

In this paintings, he bargains a spare and autumnal novel a couple of New England prep university. without delay a meditation at the twilight of minor and an exam of America's access into global warfare II, A stable School tells the tales of William Grove, the quiet boy who turns into an editor of the varsity newspaper; Jack Draper, a crippled chemistry instructor; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's younger daughter, who falls in love with so much celebrated boy within the category of 1943.

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Download E-books The Best of Simple (American Century) PDF

By Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes's tales approximately Jesse B. Semple--first composed for a weekly column within the Chicago Defender after which accumulated in Simple Speaks His Mind, Simple Takes a Wife, and Simple Stakes a Claim--have been learn and enjoyed by means of millions of readers. In The better of Simple, the writer picked his favorites from those prior volumes, tales that not just have proved renowned yet are actually a part of a superb and turning out to be literary tradition.

Simple could be thought of an Everyman for black americans. Hughes himself wrote: "...these stories are a few nice many people--although they're tales approximately no particular folks as such. however it is most unlikely to stay in Harlem and never recognize at the least 100 Simples, fifty Joyces, twenty-five Zaritas, and several other Cousin Minnies--or moderate facsimiles thereof."

As Arnold Rampersad has written, easy is "one of the main memorable and successful characters within the annals of yankee literature, justly considered as one among Hughes's so much encouraged creations."

Langston Hughes used to be born in Joplin, Missouri, went to Cleveland, Ohio, lived for a few years in Chicago, and lengthy resided in big apple City's Harlem. He graduated shape Lincoln college in 1929 and used to be provided an honorary Litt. D. in 1943. He used to be probably most sensible referred to as a poet and the author of easy, yet he additionally wrote novels, biography, heritage, performs (several of them Broadway hits), and kid's books, and he edited a number of anthologies. Mr. Hughes died in 1967.

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Download E-books American Supernatural Tales (Penguin Horror) PDF

By S. T. Joshi

Part of a brand new six-volume sequence of the simplest in vintage horror, chosen by way of award-winning director Guillermo del Toro

American Supernatural Tales is the final word number of bizarre and scary American brief fiction. As Stephen King will attest, the recognition of the occult in American literature has basically grown because the days of Edgar Allan Poe. The ebook celebrates the richness of this practice with chilling contributions from a number of the nation's brightest literary lighting fixtures, together with Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and—of course—Stephen King. This volumes additionally comprises "The Yellow Sign," the main awful tale from The King in Yellow, the vintage horror assortment by means of Robert W. Chambers featured on HBO's hit TV series True Detective. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, it is a frighteningly reliable number of stories.

Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves because the curator for the Penguin Horror sequence, a brand new choice of vintage stories and poems by means of masters of the style. integrated listed here are a few of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s brief tale “Sardonicus,” thought of by means of Stephen King to be “perhaps the best instance of the fashionable Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and tales through Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. that includes unique hide paintings through Penguin paintings Director Paul Buckley, those stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers can be ideal additions to the cabinets of horror, sci-fi, myth, and paranormal aficionados all over the place.

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Download E-books Zombie: A Novel PDF

By Joyce Carol Oates

Zombie is a vintage novel of darkish obsession from the extreme Joyce Carol Oates. a super, unflinching trip into the brain of a serial killer, Zombie views the realm in the course of the eyes of Quentin P., newly paroled intercourse criminal, as he chillingly evolves from rapist to mass assassin. Joyce Carol Oates—the prolific writer of such a lot of outstanding bestsellers, together with The Gravediggers Daughter, Blonde, and The Falls—demonstrates why she ranks between America’s most valuable and complete literary artists with this provocative, breathtaking, and hectic masterwork.

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