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The Glimpses Of The Moon

Author : Edith Wharton
ISBN : NYPL:33433076079106
Genre : Americans
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Nick Lansing and Susy Branch agree to marry and spend a year or so living off their wealthy friends, but if either should find someone else who can advance them socially, they're free to dissolve the marriage.
Category: Americans

The Glimpses Of The Moon

Author : Edmund Crispin
ISBN : 9781448206902
Genre : Fiction
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Death and decapitation seem to go hand in hand in the Devon village of Aller. When the first victim's head is sent floating down the river, the village's rural calm is shattered. Soon the corpses are multiplying, and the entire community is involved in the hunt for the murderer. Whilst many chase false trails, it is left to Gervase Fen, Oxford don and amateur criminologist, to uncover the sordid truth. Equal parts compelling, witty and ingenuous, this novel is a classic example of great British detective fiction. First published in 1977, Glimpses of the Moon was Edmund Crispin's ninth and final novel.
Category: Fiction

Glimpses Of The Moon

Author : Tajlei Levis
ISBN : 9780573699054
Genre : Drama
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Set amid the whirl of 1922 Manhattan society, this sparkling comedy features a jazzy danceable score and a timeless romantic story. With plenty of friends but little money, Susy Branch and her friend Nick Lansing devise a clever scheme to live beyond their means. They'll marry and live off the wedding gifts, while they help one another secure more suitable millionaire spouses. The plan works perfectly - until they fall in love.
Category: Drama

Edith Wharton

Author : Helen Killoran
ISBN : UOM:39015031865721
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book uses traditional methods to show that Edith Wharton's learning in literature and the fine arts was unusually masterful, that she applied her knowledge to create new models of literary allusion, and that in her work she planted clues to personal secrets. The effects of this study is to require reassessment not only of the critical possibilities of Edith Wharton's work and the private life about which she was so reticent but also of her position in American literature. The book concludes with the assertion that, as a bridge between the Victorian and modern periods, Edith Wharton should stand independently as an American writer of the first rank.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Glimpse At The Moon

Author : Paul Hyder
ISBN : 1533474451
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Hadley Pole is an unassuming Englishman who has just arrived in Hong Kong to teach English. He is patient and caring and curious about this new unfamiliar world. One day, while riding the Star Ferry, he spies a mysterious femme fatale., Lily Yueng, who triggers a deep emotional response within his being. Their chance meeting sets off a journey that will cause him much pain and soul-searching but will ultimately lead to an authentic connection between East and West. Set in the neon landscape of Hong Kong, the story is both an outward journey of adventure and an inward journey of discovery. Step off the plane and take this fantastic voyage with Hadley and see where it takes him and where it takes you . . .

Rural Poems

Author : Salomon Gessner
ISBN : OXFORD:N10274159
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Reading Edith Wharton Through A Darwinian Lens

Author : Judith P. Saunders
ISBN : 9780786453658
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Beneath the polished surface of the genteel environments delineated in Wharton’s fiction, characters are competing fiercely for desirable mates, questing for social status and resources, and plotting ruthlessly to advance their relatives’ fortunes in life. This book identifies these and other evolutionary issues central to her fiction, demonstrating their significance in terms of character, setting, plot, and theme. Connections to existing Wharton criticism are made throughout the book, so that readers can see how an evolutionary perspective enriches, refutes, or reconfigures insights derived from other critical approaches.
Category: Literary Criticism

Children And Cultural Memory In Texts Of Childhood

Author : Heather Snell
ISBN : 9781134498635
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The essays in this collection address the relationship between children and cultural memory in texts both for and about young people. The collection overall is concerned with how cultural memory is shaped, contested, forgotten, recovered, and (re)circulated, sometimes in opposition to dominant national narratives, and often for the benefit of young readers who are assumed not to possess any prior cultural memory. From the innovative development of school libraries in the 1920s to the role of utopianism in fixing cultural memory for teen readers, it provides a critical look into children and ideologies of childhood as they are represented in a broad spectrum of texts, including film, poetry, literature, and architecture from Canada, the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, India, and Spain. These cultural forms collaborate to shape ideas and values, in turn contributing to dominant discourses about national and global citizenship. The essays included in the collection imply that childhood is an oft-imagined idealist construction based in large part on participation, identity, and perception; childhood is invisible and tangible, exciting and intriguing, and at times elusive even as cultural and literary artifacts recreate it. Children and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood is a valuable resource for scholars of children’s literature and culture, readers interested in childhood and ideology, and those working in the fields of diaspora and postcolonial studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Adaptation Theory And Criticism

Author : Gordon E. Slethaug
ISBN : 9781623562014
Genre : Art
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Traditional critics of film adaptation generally assumed a) that the written text is better than the film adaptation because the plot is more intricate and the language richer when pictorial images do not intrude; b) that films are better when particularly faithful to the original; c) that authors do not make good script writers and should not sully their imagination by writing film scripts; d) and often that American films lack the complexity of authored texts because they are sourced out of Hollywood. The 'faithfulness' view has by and large disappeared, and intertextuality is now a generally received notion, but the field still lacks studies with a postmodern methodology and lens.Exploring Hollywood feature films as well as small studio productions, Adaptation Theory and Criticism explores the intertextuality of a dozen films through a series of case studies introduced through discussions of postmodern methodology and practice. Providing the reader with informative background on theories of film adaptation as well as carefully articulated postmodern methodology and issues, Gordon Slethaug includes several case studies of major Hollywood productions and small studio films, some of which have been discussed before (Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, and Do the Right Thing) and some that have received lesser consideration (Six Degrees of Separation, Smoke, Smoke Signals, Broken Flowers, and various Snow White narratives including Enchanted, Mirror Mirror, and Snow White and the Huntsman). Useful for both film and literary studies students, Adaptation Theory and Criticism cogently combines the existing scholarship and uses previous theories to engage readers to think about the current state of American literature and film.
Category: Art