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The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea
Paperback      ISBN: 0684801221
A new edition of a Pulitzer Prize-winning work, chronicling the endurance of a Cuban fisherman, celebrates the Hemingway centennial and coincides with the release of an animated Sony-IMAX film of the tale. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. Movie tie-in.
A Moveable Feast
A Moveable Feast
Paperback      ISBN: 068482499x
Hemingway records his five years in Paris, describing his own creative struggles and providing portraits of such fellow expatriates as Fitzgerald, Pound, and Stein
The Langston Hughes Reader
The Langston Hughes Reader
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807600571
Anthology of the twentieth-century American Negro writer's poems, plays, stories, essays, songs, novels and speeches, including his new musical comedy Simply Heavenly
Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil
Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil
Paperback      ISBN: 0393003043
Six short stories probe the mind of man to reveal his hidden motives
The Debacle
The Debacle
Paperback      ISBN: 0140442804
Conservative and working-class, Jean Macquart is an experienced, middle-aged soldier in the French army, who has endured deep personal loss. When he first meets the wealthy and mercurial Maurice Levasseur, who never seems to have suffered, his hatred is immediate. But after they are thrown together during the disastrous Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71, the pair are compelled to understand one other. Forging a profound friendship, they must struggle together to endure a disorganised and brutal war, the savage destruction of France's Second Empire and the fall of Napoleon III. One of the greatest of all war novels, The Debacle is the nineteenth novel in Zola's great Rougon-Macquart cycle. A forceful and deeply moving tale of close friendship, it is also a fascinating chronicle of the events that were to lead, in the words of Zola himself, to 'the murder of a nation'.
The Town and the City
The Town and the City
Paperback      ISBN: 0156907909
In this compelling first novel, Kerouac draws on his New England mill-town boyhood to create the world of George and Marguerite Martin and their eight children, each endowed with an energy and a vision of life.
Murphy
Murphy
Paperback      ISBN: 0802150373
A poor Irishman, seeking his own identity, drifts through worsening stages of despair until his final disintegration
The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed
The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed
Paperback      ISBN: 0374516359
This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the plane and the rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. John McPhee chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's sucessive progenitors. This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the plane and the rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. John McPhee chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's sucessive progenitors.
The Portable Conrad
The Portable Conrad
Paperback      ISBN: 0140150331
The Castle of Crossed Destinies
The Castle of Crossed Destinies
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0156154552
A series of short, fantastic narratives inspired by fifteenth-century tarot cards and their archetypical images. Full-color and black-and-white reproductions of tarot cards. Translated by William Weaver.A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book