19th Century American Novel and Short Story
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Paperback      ISBN: 0008329311
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Paperback      ISBN: 0199536562
In this enduring and internationally popular novel, Mark Twain combines social satire and dime-novel sensation with a rhapsody on boyhood and on America's pre-industrial past. Tom Sawyer, resilient, enterprising, and vainglorious, has long been a defining figure in the American cultural imagination.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Hardcover      ISBN: 1509828001
One of the most irrepressible and exuberant characters in the history of literature, Tom Sawyer explodes onto the page in a whirl of bad behaviour and incredible adventures. Whether he is heaving clods of earth at his brother, faking a gangrenous toe, or trying to convince the world that he is dead, Tom's infectious energy and good humor shine through. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is Mark Twain's joyful and nostalgic recollection of tall tales from his own boyhood by the Mississippi some 'thirty or forty years ago', an instant success on first publication in 1876 and a delight to children of all ages ever since. With an afterword by Peter Harness. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Paperback      ISBN: 0008313822
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Paperback      ISBN: 1684129974
The classic tale of a young boy’s adventures on the Mississippi in the nineteenth century. Mark Twain’s classic The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has been enjoyed by generations of readers across the world since its publication in 1876. With its humorous glimpses into life in nineteenth-century, small-town America, this novel has provided unique social commentary that continues to be discussed in classrooms today. Tom Sawyer, a mischievous boy growing up in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, is constantly getting in and out of trouble with his friend Huckleberry Finn. Based on Twain’s own childhood, this novel not only gives profound insights into American life but also shows how children can develop moral codes based on friendship, loyalty, and respect.
After the Western Reserve: The Ohio Fiction of Jessie Brown Pounds
After the Western Reserve
The Ohio Fiction of Jessie Brown Pounds
Paperback      ISBN: 0879727888
The Algerine Captive
The Algerine Captive
Paperback      ISBN: 0375760342
A predecessor of both the nativist humor of Mark Twain and the exotic adventure stories of Washington Irving, Herman Melville, and Richard Dana, Royall Tyler’s The Algerine Captive is an entertaining romp through eighteenth-century society, a satiric look at a variety of American types, from the backwoods schoolmaster to the southern gentleman, and a serious exposé of the horrors of the slave trade. “In stylistic purity and the clarity with which Tyler investigates and dramatizes American manners,” the critic Jack B. Moore has noted, The Algerine Captive “stands alone in our earliest fiction.” It is also one of the first attempts by an American novelist to depict the Islamic world, and lays bare a culture clash and diplomatic quagmire not unlike the one that obtains between the United States and Muslim nations today.
Amalgamation!: Race, Sex, and Rhetoric in the Nineteenth-Century American Novel
Amalgamation!
Race, Sex, and Rhetoric in the Nineteenth-Century American Novel
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313242755
The Ambassadors
The Ambassadors
Paperback      ISBN: 0812982703
Introduction by Colm Tóibín One of the final masterpieces from one of the world’s greatest authors, Henry James’s The Ambassadors is now available for the first time in a Modern Library edition, with a new Introduction by acclaimed novelist Colm Tóibín. A keenly observed tale of a man’s awakening to life, this dark comic novel follows Lewis Lambert Strether, a middle-aged widower, on a mission to Europe to convince his fiancée’s wayward son to forsake the pleasures of Paris and return to America. Rich with fin de siècle detail, The Ambassadors brims with finely drawn character portraits, including one of the Master’s most unforgettable heroines—the beguiling Madame de Vionnet. This was the novel that Henry James himself considered his finest, and no one is better equipped to put it into literary and historical context than Colm Tóibín, whose award-winning novel The Master depicted the inner life of James in the final years of the nineteenth century.
Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company
Ambrose Bierce
Alone in Bad Company
Paperback      ISBN: 0195126289
Chronicles the life and career of the acerbic author, from his youth, through his experiences during the Civil War, to his 1913 disappearance in revolution-torn Mexico