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Author : Gertrude Stein
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2016-08-17
Page : 143
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 8026867920
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This carefully crafted ebook: "THREE LIVES (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Three Lives tells the story of three common women, living in Bridgepoint, a fictional town based on Baltimore. The three stories are independent of each other, but share much more than a same town. The First Story, "The Good Anna” tells the tale of life and death of a housekeeper Anna, and her difficulties with unreliable under servants and "stray dogs and cats". Although her job is hard and often quite dull, Anna remains happy with here green parrot that brings colors to her life. "Melanctha" focuses upon the distinctions and blending of race, sex, gender, and female health. The main character Melanctha, daughter of a black father and mixed-race mother in segregated Bridgepoint, goes throughout the life on a quest for knowledge and power, as she is dissatisfied with her role in the world. "The Gentle Lena” follows the life of Lena, a German girl brought to Bridgepoint by a cousin. Lena begins her life in America as a servant girl, but is eventually married to Herman Kreder, the son of German immigrants. Both Herman and Lena are marked by extraordinary passivity, and the marriage is essentially made in deference to the desires of their elders. Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright and art collector, best known for Three Lives, The Making of Americans and Tender Buttons. Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Picasso and Cubism were an important influence on Stein's writing. Her works are compared to James Joyce's Ulysses and to Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.


Author : George Orwell
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2017-02-20
Page : 222
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 8026874250
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This carefully crafted ebook: "1984 (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. 1984 is a political and dystopian science-fiction novel set in Airstrip One, a province of the superstate Oceania. It is a mind-numbing world which in a state of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation. Dictated by a political system, called Ingsoc, the lives of its people is under the control of privileged elite of the "Inner Party” which persecutes individualism and independent thinking as "thought crime." Due to the novel's huge popularity, many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, telescreen, 2 + 2 = 5, and memory hole, have entered into common use since its publication in 1949. It has also popularised the adjective "Orwellian”, which describes official deception, secret surveillance, and manipulation of recorded history by a totalitarian or authoritarian state. George Orwell (1903-1950) whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.


Author : Gertrude Stein
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 1990-08-30
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0141963115
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Gertrude Stein, as a college student at Radcliffe and a medical student at Johns Hopkins Medical School, was a privileged woman, but she was surrounded by women who were trapped by poverty, class, and race into lives that offered little choice. Her portraits of Anna and Lena are examples of realistic depictions of immigrant women who had no occupational choice but to become domestic workers. This collection of documents from the history of women's suffrage, medical history, modernist art, and literature enables readers to see how radical Stein's subject was.


Author : Gertrude Stein
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2016-08-17
Page : 186
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 8026867955
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Author : Herman Melville
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2017-03-17
Page : 678
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 8026874323
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This carefully crafted ebook: "TYPEE & OMOO (Modern Classics Series)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life describes the narrator's four month stay on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands. It is a story of capture, escape and romance with lovely nymph Fayaway. The narrative is based on the author's actual experiences in the South Pacific. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is a sequel to the Sea narrative Typee. After leaving the island of Nuku Hiva, the narrator ships aboard a whaling vessel that makes its way to Tahiti, after which there is a mutiny and the majority of the crew are imprisoned on Tahiti. Omoo is also based on the author's experiences in the South Pacific. Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change.


Author : Gertrude Stein
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-05-03
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1451686331
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The first published work of fiction by legendary author and poet Gertrude Stein, Three Lives is a collection of two short stories and a novella focusing on the bleak existence that faced immigrant and minority women in turn-of-the-century America. Each impoverished woman must labor as a domestic worker to survive, and all three protagonists have their own tales of hardship. "The Good Anna" tells the story of a young German servant who must decide between loyalty to her employer and love. In "The Gentle Lena," another German servant girl marries the wrong man, and finds herself trapped as a wife and mother. And the introspective "Melanctha" examines the tragic life of a mulatto woman and those she loved. Pocket Books' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enriched for the contemporary reader. This edition of Three Lives has been prepared by Brenda Wineapple, professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies at Union College. It includes her introduction, a selection of critical excerpts, and suggestions for further reading, as well as a unique visual essay of period illustrations and photographs.


Author : Marcel Proust
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2016-12-26
Page : 294
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 802687269X
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This carefully crafted ebook: "TIME REGAINED (Modern Classics Series)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. After the war has ended the unnamed protagonist goes back to Paris and meets the people he once knew before, but time has never stopped for anyone, especially for humans. The journey now grows more expansive and seeks writing as the answer to the perennial question of how do we defy death. This beautiful novel will absorb you wholly and make you wish that it may never come to a finish. "Tansonville seemed little more than a place to rest in between two walks or a refuge during a shower. Rather too countrified, it was one of those rural dwellings where every sitting-room is a cabinet of greenery, and where the roses and the birds out in the garden keep you company in the curtains; for they were old and each rose stood out so clearly that it might have been picked like a real one and each bird put in a cage, unlike those pretentious modern decorations in which, against a silver background, all the apple trees in Normandy are outlined in the Japanese manner, to trick the hours you lie in bed." Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la Recherche du Temps Perdu (1913-1927). He is considered by English critics and writers to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century.


Author : James Joyce
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2016-01-17
Page : 900
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 8026849841
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This carefully crafted ebook: "ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature, and has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". Ulysses chronicles the peripatetic appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between its characters and events and those of the poem (the correspondence of Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, Molly Bloom to Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus). Joyce divided Ulysses into 18 chapters or "episodes". At first glance much of the book may appear unstructured and chaotic; Joyce once said that he had "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant", which would earn the novel "immortality". James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, the short-story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake.


Author : Marcel Proust
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2016-12-26
Page : 2845
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 8026872622
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This carefully crafted ebook: “IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME - Complete 7 Book Collection (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. In Search of Lost Time is a series of seven highly acclaimed novels which inspired modern writers with its artistic craft and philosophical insight regarding memory and time. It is often suggested that perhaps Joyce's Ulysses was in some way inspired by this French tour de force. These bestselling novels recount the experiences of an unnamed narrator while he is growing up, learning about art, participating in society, and falling in love. Swann's Way: The young protagonist dreads waking up at night and not having his mother's good-night kiss… Within a Budding Grove beautifully examines the complex adolescent relationships. The Guermantes Way: The adult protagonist steps into the dazzling Parisian society of 19th century along with his obsession for Mme. de Guermantes. Cities of Plain: No matter how hard he tries to ignore or stay indifferent to closeted homosexual relationships around him, these and his own sexual desires become intricate part of his memories. The Captive dwells into the nature of relationships when couples fall out of love and yet don't have courage to break free. The Sweet Cheat Gone: People who leave rarely come back... Time Regained: After the WW1, he goes back to Paris to meet the people he once knew again, but time has never stopped for anyone Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was an inspirational French novelist, critic and essayist who is now considered as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. His aesthetic craft and deep philosophical insight inspired numerous modern writers.


Author : Marcel Proust
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2016-12-26
Page : 437
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 8026872630
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This carefully crafted ebook: "SWANN'S WAY (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. When the night falls, the unnamed narrator finds it difficult to reign in his galloping thoughts. Night for him means profound loneliness and also the only time when his thoughts and memories come back unbidden, often waking him up in the middle of the night. His thoughts involuntarily go back his past, his country home in Combray and the people who once populated that time... "For a long time I used to go to bed early. Sometimes, when I had put out my candle, my eyes would close so quickly that I had not even time to say "I'm going to sleep." And half an hour later the thought that it was time to go to sleep would awaken me; I would try to put away the book which, I imagined, was still in my hands, and to blow out the light; I had been thinking all the time..." Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la Recherche du Temps Perdu (1913-1927). He is considered by English critics and writers to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff (1889–1930) was a Scottish writer, most famous for his English translation of most of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu, which he published under the Shakespearean title Remembrance of Things Past.


Author : Marcel Proust
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2016-12-26
Page : 485
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 8026872665
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Cities of Plain (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Cities of Plain takes the story of the unnamed protagonist into the midst of the closeted homosexual relationships. No matter how hard he tries to ignore, judge or stay indifferent to what is happening around him this and his own unfulfilled sexual desires become another intricate part of his string of memories… "The reader will remember that, long before going that day (on the evening of which the Princesse de Guermantes was to give her party) to pay the Duke and Duchess the visit which I have just described, I had kept watch for their return and had made, in the course of my vigil, a discovery which, albeit concerning M. de Charlus in particular, was in itself so important that I have until now, until the moment when I could give it the prominence and treat it with the fullness that it demanded, postponed giving any account of it..." Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la Recherche du Temps Perdu (1913-1927). He is considered by English critics and writers to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff (1889–1930) was a Scottish writer, most famous for his English translation of most of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu, which he published under the Shakespearean title Remembrance of Things Past.


Author : Jack London
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2017-04-03
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 8026876032
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This carefully crafted ebook: “MARTIN EDEN (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Martin Eden is a tale about a young sailor struggling to become a writer. Eden is trying to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite. His principal motivation at first is his love for Ruth Morse. Because Eden is a rough, uneducated sailor from a working-class background and the Morse's are a bourgeois family, a union between them would be impossible unless and until he reached their level of knowledge and refinement. Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. His amazing life experience also includes being an oyster pirate, railroad hobo, gold prospector, sailor, war correspondent and much more. He wrote adventure novels & sea tales, stories of the Gold Rush, tales of the South Pacific and the San Francisco Bay area - most of which were based on or inspired by his own life experiences.


Author : Gertrude Stein
Publisher :
Release : 1933
Page : 279
Category :
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Author : Gertrude Stein
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2016-08-17
Page : 604
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 8026867963
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Author : Gertrude Stein
Linda Wagner-Martin
Publisher : Bedford/st Martins
Release : 2000
Page : 387
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780312183561
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"This edition reprints the text of Stein's three avant-garde novellas of working-class women together with a wide spectrum of thematically arranged historical documents. The accompanying selections address the role and perception of women at the turn of the century; the impact of medical science, philosophy, modern art, and realism on Gertrude Stein as a developing writer; and issues of gender, race, religion, class, and sexual orientation. Excerpts from Stanton, Cooper, Wilder, Freud, James, and Du Bois enhance students' understanding and appreciation of Stein's 1909 literary experiment with character, language, and style."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Author : Dave Eggers
Donald Barthelme
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2012-04-05
Page : 272
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 014138932X
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This collection of pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces is a companion to Sixty Stories, Barthelme's earlier retrospective volume. Barthelme spotlights the idiosyncratic, haughty, sometimes downright ludicrous behavior of human beings, but it is style rather than content which takes precedence.


Author : Gardner Dozois
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 2013-12-10
Page : 672
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1466859512
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Brian Aldiss William Gibson R.A. Lafferty Ursula K. Le Guin Lucius Shepard Bruce Sterling Theodore Sturgeon Howard Waldrop Connie Willis Gene Wolfe Roger Zelazny "The best stories are timeless. Long years from now the stories here may still touch someone, cause that person to blink, and put the book down for a second, and stare off through the hallow air, and shirver in wonder."


Author : Robert Coover
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2011-02-15
Page : 112
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0141195924
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Robert Coover's imagination blisteringly combines the sinister and the hilarious - in writing both wildly energetic and cruelly vaudevillian. In these three short stories, he conjures macabre scenes of a troubled circus romance, of a brutally comic traffic accident, and of a single night of babysitting where every hope or threat of violence or sex is done and undone.


Author : Hanya Yanagihara
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2015-03-10
Page : 736
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0385539266
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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Vanity Fair • Vogue • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian • O, The Oprah Magazine • Slate • Newsday • Buzzfeed • The Economist • Newsweek • People • Kansas City Star • Shelf Awareness • Time Out New York • Huffington Post • Book Riot • Refinery29 • Bookpage • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.


Author : L. M. Montgomery
Publisher : Penguin Books Canada
Release : 2018-07-03
Page : 544
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780735234680
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With an Afterword by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly L.M. Montgomery won the world over with the young, tenacious Anne and her adventures. Now, in the last book she completed shortly before her death in 1942, we remember the beloved author and her enduring literary legacy. Edited and introduced by Benjamin Lefebvre, this final book consists of Montgomery's final sequel to her internationally bestselling Anne of Green Gables. In an unusual twist to her writing style, Montgomery employs a mix of stories, poems, and vignettes, not telling one particular narrative but instead presenting snapshots of new and familiar residents of Glen St. Mary, of Anne and her family, and of their discussions around the poems composed by Anne and later by her son Walter. In these final glimpses of characters known the world over, Montgomery offers readers a parting gift, a final farewell from herself, and from Anne.