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Jefferson Writings: Autobiography Notes on the State of Virginia Public and Private Papers Addresses Letters
Jefferson Writings
Autobiography Notes on the State of Virginia Public and Private Papers Addresses Letters
Hardcover      ISBN: 094045016x
Gathers Jefferson's letters to politicians, scientists, and family members, public speeches, travel essays, and political writings
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
Paperback      ISBN: 0374515247
Seventeen stories written over the past fifteen years reveal the author's vision of human love and tragedy
Classical Gods and Heroes: Myths As Told by the Ancient Authors
Classical Gods and Heroes
Myths As Told by the Ancient Authors
Paperback      ISBN: 0688052797
Presents selected passages from classical Greek and Roman myths to reflect ancient concepts of the creation of man and the universe
The Spider's House
The Spider's House
Paperback      ISBN: 0876855451
Dramatizes the way that the French rulers of Morocco and their successors, the Nationalists, succeeded in ending the medieval traditions in the daily life of towns life Fez
Silence
Silence
Paperback      ISBN: 0800871863
Sustained by dreams of glorious martyrdom, a seventeenth-century Purtuguese missionary in Japan administers to the outlawed Christians until Japanese authorities capture him and force him to watch the torture of his followers, promising to stop if he will renounce Christ.
The Wall: And Other Stories
The Wall
And Other Stories
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0811201902
'The Wall', the lead story in this collection, introduces three political prisoners on the night prior to their execution. Through the gaze of an impartial doctor—seemingly there for the men's solace—their mental descent is charted in exquisite, often harrowing detail. And as the morning draws inexorably closer, the men cross the psychological wall between life and death, long before the first shot rings out. This brilliant snapshot of life in anguish is the perfect introduction to a collection of stories where the neurosis of the modern world is mirrored in the lives of the people that inhabit it . This is an unexpurgated edition translated from the French by Lloyd Alexander.
Thirteen Stories
Thirteen Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0156899698
Stories written over a period of twenty-five years include The Wide Net, Lily Daw and the Three Ladies, and The Bride of the Innisfallen
Under a Glass Bell
Under a Glass Bell
Paperback      ISBN: 0804003025
Under a Glass Bell is one of Nin's finest collections of stories. First published in 1944, it attracted the attention of Edmond Wilson, who reviewed the collection in The New Yorker. It was in these stories that Nin's artistic and emotional vision took shape. This edition includes a highly informative and insightful foreword by Gunther Stuhlmann that places the collection in its historical context as well as illuminates the sequence of events and persons recorded in the diary that served as its inspiration.
The Chain of Chance
The Chain of Chance
Paperback      ISBN: 0156165007
When a dozen male, middle-aged tourists disappear from or are found dead in an Italian seaside resort, a former astronaut is dispatched to Italy as a private investigator and sets himself up as a decoy
French Short Stories
French Short Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0140023852
Originally written to entertain, move or chill, the eight short stories in this collection accompanied by parallel English translations now also help students gain deeper insights into French literature and life. Arranged in approximate order of difficulty, the range of stories is wide, from the stylized wit of Raymond Queneau to the beautifully written ambiguities of Philippe Sollers, from Pierre Gascar’s exploration of childhood as a background to a tale of infidelity to Henri Thomas’s gentle, ironic look at war. All make wonderful reads in either language.