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The Waves
The Waves
Paperback      ISBN: 0156949601
One of Woolf’s most experimental novels, The Waves presents six characters in monologue - from morning until night, from childhood into old age - against a background of the sea. The result is a glorious chorus of voices that exists not to remark on the passing of events but to celebrate the connection between its various individual parts.
Miss Lonelyhearts & the Day of the Locust
Miss Lonelyhearts & the Day of the Locust
Paperback      ISBN: 0811202151
Two short novels, one set in New York and the other in Hollywood, dramatically depict the extremes of the human condition and the destructive forces pervading modern American life
The Assistant
The Assistant
Paperback      ISBN: 0374504849
A struggling neighborhood Jewish grocer takes on a helper who falls in love with his daughter and steals from his store
Supernatural Horror in Literature
Supernatural Horror in Literature
Paperback      ISBN: 0486201058
The twentieth-century American writer discusses his literary techniques and philosophies along with the history and aesthetics of horror fiction
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0156364654
A collection of short stories depicting the emotions and life-styles of the inhabitants of the rural South
Pierre and Jean
Pierre and Jean
Paperback      ISBN: 0140443584
When an old family friend dies, leaving a large legacy to Jean, his older brother, Pierre, and his parents react with confusion, envy, and bitterness as the family is torn apart
Faust, Part I
Faust, Part I
Paperback      ISBN: 0140440127
A brief analysis of the development, style, and protagonists of the play is included with Goethe's masterpiece about a troubled man who sells his soul to the devil
Siddhartha
Siddhartha
Paperback      ISBN: 081120068x
Blends elements of psychoanalysis and Asian religions to probe an Indian aristocrat's efforts to renounce sensual and material pleasures and discover ultimate spiritual truths
The Stories of John Cheever
The Stories of John Cheever
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394500873
This collection of Cheever's short fiction features The Swimmer, The Enormous Radio, The Housebreaker of Shady Hill and fifty-eight other stories written and published over the past three decades
Travels of William Bartram
Travels of William Bartram
Paperback      ISBN: 0486200132
First inexpensive, illustrated edition of early classic on American geography, plants, Indians, wildlife, early settlers. Naturalist's poetic, lovely account of travels through Florida, Georgia, Carolinas from 1773 to 1778. Influenced Coleridge, Wordsworth, Chateaubriand. "A book of extraordinary beauty..." — New York Times. 13 illustrations.