Download Arthur Miller: Collected Plays Vol. 1 1944-1961 (LOA #163) PDF

Arthur Miller: Collected Plays Vol. 1 1944-1961 (LOA #163)

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ISBN 10 : 9781931082914
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Download Arthur Miller: Collected Plays Vol. 1 1944-1961 (LOA #163) PDF Format Full Free by Arthur Miller and published by Library of America. This book was released on 2006-02-02 with total page 864 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Miller takes his rightful place in The Library of America with this volume.” —Library Journal (starred review) In the inaugural volume of its collected edition of Miller’s plays, The Library of America gathers the works from the 1940s and 1950s that electrified theatergoers and established Miller as one of the indispensable voices of the postwar era. Among the plays included are All My Sons, the story of an industrialist confronted with his moral lapses during World War II; Death of a Salesman, the wrenching tragedy of Willy Loman’s demise; The Crucible, at once a riveting reconstruction of the Salem witch trials and a parable of McCarthyism; and A View from the Bridge, Miller’s tale of betrayal among Italian immigrants in Brooklyn, presented here in both the original one-act and revised two-act versions. This volume also contains the intriguing early drama The Man Who Had All the Luck, the first of Miller’s plays to be produced on Broadway, along with his adaptation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, the autobiographical one-act A Memory of Two Mondays, and Miller’s novella The Misfits, based on the screenplay he wrote for Marilyn Monroe. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Download Arthur Miller: Collected Plays Vol. 1 1944-1961 (LOA #163) PDF

Arthur Miller: Collected Plays Vol. 1 1944-1961 (LOA #163)

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Download Arthur Miller: Collected Plays Vol. 1 1944-1961 (LOA #163) PDF Format Full Free by Arthur Miller and published by . This book was released on 2006-02-02 with total page 808 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of some of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's most definitive works includes All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, and five additional plays. 12,000 first printing.

Download Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings Vol. 1 1832-1858 (LOA #45) PDF

Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings Vol. 1 1832-1858 (LOA #45)

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ISBN 10 : 0940450437
Pages : 900 pages
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Download James Fenimore Cooper: The Leatherstocking Tales Vol. 1 (LOA #26) PDF

James Fenimore Cooper: The Leatherstocking Tales Vol. 1 (LOA #26)

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ISBN 10 : 9781598532258
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Download Nathaniel Hawthorne: Collected Novels (LOA #10) PDF

Nathaniel Hawthorne: Collected Novels (LOA #10)

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ISBN 10 : 0940450089
Pages : 1272 pages
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Download Nathaniel Hawthorne: Collected Novels (LOA #10) PDF Format Full Free by Nathaniel Hawthorne and published by Library of America. This book was released on 1983-04-15 with total page 1272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written in a richly suggestive style, Hawthorne’s five world-famous novels are permeated by his own history as well as America’s In The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne alludes to his ancestor’s involvement in the Salem witch trials, as he follows the fortunes of two rival families, the Maules and the Pyncheons. The novel moves across 150 years of American history, from an ancestral crime condoned by Puritan theocracy to reconciliation and a new beginning in the bustling Jacksonian era. Considered Hawthorne’s greatest work, The Scarlet Letter is a dramatic allegory of the social consequences of adultery and the subversive force of personal desire in a community of laws. The transgression of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, the innate lawlessness of their bastard child Pearl, and the torturous jealousy of the husband Roger Chillingworth eventually erupt through the stern reserve of Puritan Boston. The Scarlet Letter engages the moral and romantic imagination of readers who ponder the question of sexual freedom and its place in the social world. Fanshawe is an engrossing apprentice work that Hawthorne published anonymously and later sought to suppress. Written during his undergraduate years at Bowdoin College, it is a tragic romance of an ascetic scholar’s love for a merchant’s daughter. The Blithedale Romance is a novel about the perils, which Hawthorne knew first-hand, of living in a utopian community. The utilitarian reformer Hollingsworth, the reticent narrator Miles Coverdale, the unearthly Priscilla, and the sensuous Zenobia (purportedly modeled on Margaret Fuller) act out a drama of love and rejection, idealism and chicanery, millennial hope and suicidal despair on an experimental commune in rural Massachusetts. The Marble Faun, Hawthorne’s last finished novel, uses Italian landscapes where sunlight gives way to mythological shadings as a background for mysteries of identity and murder. Its two young Americans, Kenyon and Hilda, become caught up in the disastrous passion of Donatello, an ingenuous nobleman, for the beautiful, mysterious Miriam, a woman trying to escape her past.

Download Henry James: Novels 1901-1902 (LOA #162) PDF

Henry James: Novels 1901-1902 (LOA #162)

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ISBN 10 : 193108288X
Pages : 713 pages
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Download Henry James: Novels 1901-1902 (LOA #162) PDF Format Full Free by Henry James and published by Library of America. This book was released on 2006-02-02 with total page 713 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Library of America volume brings together one of Henry James’s most unusual experiments and one of his most beloved masterpieces Writing to his friend William Dean Howells, Henry James characterized his experimental novel, The Sacred Fount, as the only one of his novels to be told in the first person, as “a fine flight into the high fantastic.” While traveling to the country house of Newmarch for a weekend party, the nameless narrator becomes obsessed with the idea that a person may become younger or cleverer by tapping the “sacred fount” of another person. Convinced that Grace Brissenden has become younger by drawing upon her husband, Guy, the narrator seeks to discover the source of the newfound wit of Gilbert Long, previously “a fine piece of human furniture.” His perplexing and ambiguous quest, and the varying reactions it provokes from the other guests, calls into question the imaginative inquiry central to James’s art of the novel. James described the essential idea of The Wings of the Dove as “a young person conscious of a great capacity for life, but early stricken and doomed, condemned to die under short respite, while also enamoured of the world.” The heroine, a wealthy young American heiress, Milly Theale (inspired by James’s beloved cousin Minny Temple), is slowly drawn into a trap set for her by the English adventuress Kate Croy and her lover, the journalist Morton Densher. The unexpected outcome of their mercenary scheme provides the resolution to a tragic story of love and betrayal, innocence and experience that has long been acknowledged as one of James’s supreme achievements as a novelist. This volume prints the New York Edition text of The Wings of the Dove, and includes the illuminating preface James wrote for that edition. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

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Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick (LOA #9)

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ISBN 10 : 0940450097
Pages : 1436 pages
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Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, and Essays, Volume 1: 1852-1890

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ISBN 10 : 9781598533392
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Download Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, and Essays, Volume 1: 1852-1890 PDF Format Full Free by Mark Twain and published by Library of America. This book was released on 1992-10-15 with total page 1120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Library of America book, with its companion volume, is the most comprehensive collection ever published of Mark Twain's short writings — the incomparable stories, sketches, burlesques, hoaxes, tall tales, speeches, satires, and maxims of America's greatest humorist. Arranged chronologically and containing many pieces restored to the form in which Twain intended them to appear, the volumes show with unprecedented clarity the literary evolution of Mark Twain over six decades of his career. The nearly two hundred separate items in this volume cover the years from 1852 to 1890. As a riverboat pilot, Confederate irregular, silver miner, frontier journalist, and publisher, Twain witnessed the tragicomic beginning of the Civil War in Missouri, the frenzied opening of the West, and the feverish corruption, avarice, and ambition of the Reconstruction era. He wrote about political bosses, jumping frogs, robber barons, cats, women's suffrage, temperance, petrified men, the bicycle, the Franco-Prussian War, the telephone, the income tax, the insanity defense, injudicious swearing, and the advisability of political candidates preemptively telling the worst about themselves before others get around to it. Among the stories included here are "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog," which won him instant fame when published in 1865, "Cannibalism in the Cars," "The Invalid's Story," and the charming "A Cat's Tale," written for his daughters' private amusement. This volume also presents several of his famous and successful speeches and toasts, such as "Woman — God Bless Her," "The Babies," and "Advice to Youth." Such writings brought Twain immense success on the public lecture and banquet circuit, as did his controversial "Whittier Birthday Speech," which portrayed Boston's most revered men of letters as a band of desperadoes.

Download American Speeches Vol. 1 (LOA #166) PDF

American Speeches Vol. 1 (LOA #166)

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015069115429
Pages : 840 pages
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Download Thornton Wilder: Collected Plays & Writings on Theater (LOA #172) PDF

Thornton Wilder: Collected Plays & Writings on Theater (LOA #172)

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015069192824
Pages : 871 pages
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Download H. L. Mencken: Prejudices Vol. 2 (LOA #207) PDF

H. L. Mencken: Prejudices Vol. 2 (LOA #207)

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105215378931
Pages : 612 pages
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Download John Cheever: Collected Stories and Other Writings (LOA #188) PDF

John Cheever: Collected Stories and Other Writings (LOA #188)

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079236587
Pages : 1064 pages
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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131607330
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Download Philip Roth: Novels 1973-1977 (LOA #165) PDF

Philip Roth: Novels 1973-1977 (LOA #165)

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015069200221
Pages : 936 pages
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Download Philip Roth: Novels & Other Narratives 1986-1991 (LOA #185) PDF

Philip Roth: Novels & Other Narratives 1986-1991 (LOA #185)

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131740784
Pages : 767 pages
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Download Philip Roth: Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy & Epilogue 1979-1985 (LOA #175) PDF

Philip Roth: Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy & Epilogue 1979-1985 (LOA #175)

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ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106018797073
Pages : 645 pages
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Download Philip Roth: Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy & Epilogue 1979-1985 (LOA #175) PDF Format Full Free by Philip Roth and published by . This book was released on 2007-09-20 with total page 645 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fourth installment of classics features the author's literary alter ego character, Nathan Zuckerman, in a single-volume collection that includes the pieces The Ghost Writer, Zuckerman Unbound, The Anatomy Lesson, and The Prague Orgy. 15,000 first printing.

Download John Cheever: Complete Novels (LOA #189) PDF

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079236298
Pages : 970 pages
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Download John Cheever: Complete Novels (LOA #189) PDF Format Full Free by John Cheever and published by . This book was released on 2009-03-05 with total page 970 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Library of America presents this definitive collection of Cheever's novels: "The Wapshot Chronicle, The Wapshot Scandal, Bullet Park, Falconer," and "Oh What a Paradise It Seems."