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Edith Wharton The Dover Reader

Author : Wharton, Edith
ISBN : 9780486791210
Genre : Literary Collections
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Born into wealth and aristocracy, Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was a member as well as an observer of fashionable New York society. Aspirations to authorship consigned her to outsider status among the idle rich; nevertheless, she drew upon her privileged social position to create witty and psychologically insightful novels and short stories about people from all walks of life. This well-rounded introduction to Wharton's works features the complete text of her Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Age of Innocence, as well as her haunting novella, Ethan Frome. Several excerpts from her highly influential guide to interior design, The Decoration of Houses, offer samples of Wharton's nonfiction style. The collection also includes four short stories as well as several poems.
Category: Literary Collections

The Dover Anthology Of American Literature Volume Ii

Author : Bob Blaisdell
ISBN : 9780486798899
Genre : Literary Collections
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Concise anthology covers works by Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Henry James, Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, and many others. Includes introductory notes and suggestions for further reading.
Category: Literary Collections

The House Of Mirth

Author : Edith Wharton
ISBN : 9780486112695
Genre : Fiction
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Impoverished but well-born, Lily Bart must secure her future by acquiring a wealthy husband. A romantic indiscretion, however, initiates her downfall, which climaxes in a maelstrom of social disasters.
Category: Fiction

Mary Shelley The Dover Reader

Author : Mary Shelley
ISBN : 9780486802497
Genre : Literary Collections
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Complete versions of Frankenstein and Mathilda plus an excerpt from The Last Man, the essay "On Ghosts," and short stories "Transformation," "The Dream," "The Mortal Immortal," "The False Rhyme," and "Roger Dodsworth: The Reanimated Englishman."
Category: Literary Collections

D H Lawrence The Dover Reader

Author : D.H. Lawrence
ISBN : 9780486803029
Genre : Literary Collections
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D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930) created controversial works that explore the dehumanizing effects of modern life. But in his lifetime the novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist was regarded as little more than a pornographer. Today Lawrence is praised for his artistic vision as well as his integrity, and his books and other writings rank among the English literary canon. This anthology presents the complete text of Lawrence's masterpiece, Sons and Lovers. Additional features include an essay, "Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious," and the short stories "The Prussian Officer," "Odour of Chrysanthemums," and "England, My England." Additional selections include "Snake" and other poems.
Category: Literary Collections

H G Wells The Dover Reader

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 9780486809212
Genre : Fiction
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Trained in science and as a teacher, H. G. Wells (1866–1946) harbored a passionate concern for political issues. Wells's interests are reflected in his pioneering works of science fiction, which involve time travel, space exploration, alien invasion, and experiments gone awry. A century later, his tales of obsession, revelation, and discovery remain compellingly readable and relevant. This anthology offers readers complete and unabridged versions of Wells's most influential novels: The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and The Invisible Man. In addition, five famous short stories include "The Country of the Blind," "The Purple Pileus," "The Crystal Egg," "The Door in the Wall," and the first tale to address bio-terrorism, "The Stolen Bacillus."
Category: Fiction

Edgar Allan Poe The Dover Reader

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 9780486800738
Genre : Literary Collections
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Rich selection of poetry and prose includes The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Purloined Letter," "The Raven," and more.
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Selected Poems

Author : John Dryden
ISBN : 0486420477
Genre : Poetry
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Essential works of the renowned 17th-century poet include "Annus Mirabilis," "Absalom and Achitophel," "Mac Flecknoe," "Songs from Marriage a la Mode," "To the Memory of Mr. Oldham," "A Song for St. Cecilia's Day," more."
Category: Poetry

The Oil Jar And Other Stories

Author : Luigi Pirandello
ISBN : 9780486154794
Genre : Fiction
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Celebrated title story plus "Little Hut," "Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, Her Son-in-Law," "Citrons from Sicily," "With Other Eyes," "A Voice," and 5 other tales from the 1934 Nobel Prize-winning author.
Category: Fiction