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Winesburg, Ohio By Sherwood Anderson
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Winesburg, Ohio (full title: Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life) is a 1919 short story cycle by the American author Sherwood Anderson. The work is structured around the life... More > of protagonist George Willard, from the time he was a child to his growing independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man. It is set in the fictional town of Winesburg, Ohio (not to be confused with the actual Winesburg), which is based loosely on the author's childhood memories of Clyde, Ohio. Mostly written from late 1915 to early 1916, with a few stories completed closer to publication, they were "...conceived as complementary parts of a whole, centered in the background of a single community." The book consists of twenty-two stories, with the first story, "The Book of the Grotesque", serving as an introduction.< Less
Winesburg, Ohio By Sherwood Anderson
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Winesburg, Ohio is a 1919 short story cycle by the American author Sherwood Anderson. The work is structured around the life of protagonist George Willard from the time he was a child to his growing... More > independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man; the style of the work progresses as the complexity of his life increases.< Less
Forks of the Ohio By Martin Clayton
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Mike Huntingden is an Englishman with an enquiring mind and an often-humorous outlook on life. The story begins with our hero on a plane travelling to the USA. Mike has left everything behind in... More > pursuit of a new life. During the flight he strikes up a friendship with Carrie-Ann, who is flying home to Ohio and they arrange to meet up in The US. When Carrie-Ann is murdered and the police want to talk to Mike, he decides that for his own safety his only option is to flee. So begins an adventure of suspense and violence through the ‘Rust Belt’ of the USA. Mike’s journey takes him to Akron where he looks for clues to Carrie-Ann’s murder, and becomes embroiled in the hunt for cash and bearer bonds lost in an armoured car robbery years before. His adventure involves local crime bosses, dramatic shoot-outs, and a friendship with the owner of the Forks of the Ohio Inn and his pretty sister, Beth. Packed with intrigue and humour – The Forks of the Ohio will keep you turning pages!< Less
Forks of the Ohio By Martin Clayton
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Mike Huntingden is an Englishman with an enquiring mind and an often-humorous outlook on life. The story begins with our hero on a plane travelling to the USA. Mike has left everything behind in... More > pursuit of a new life. During the flight he strikes up a friendship with Carrie-Ann, who is flying home to Ohio and they arrange to meet up in The US. When Carrie-Ann is murdered and the police want to talk to Mike, he decides that for his own safety his only option is to flee. So begins an adventure of suspense and violence through the ‘Rust Belt’ of the USA. Mike’s journey takes him to Akron where he looks for clues to Carrie-Ann’s murder, and becomes embroiled in the hunt for cash and bearer bonds lost in an armoured car robbery years before. His adventure involves local crime bosses, dramatic shoot-outs, and a friendship with the owner of the Forks of the Ohio Inn and his pretty sister, Beth. Packed with intrigue and humour – The Forks of the Ohio will keep you turning pages!< Less
Winesburg, Ohio By Sherwood Anderson
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Winesburg, Ohio is a 1919 short story cycle by the American author Sherwood Anderson. The work is structured around the life of protagonist George Willard, from the time he was a child to his growing... More > independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man. It is set in the fictional town of Winesburg, Ohio, which is based loosely on the author's childhood memories of Clyde, Ohio. The book consists of twenty-two stories, with the first story, The Book of the Grotesque, serving as an introduction. Each of the stories shares a specific character's past and present struggle to overcome the loneliness and isolation that seems to permeate the town. Stylistically, because of its emphasis on the psychological insights of characters over plot, and plain-spoken prose, Winesburg, Ohio is known as one of the earliest works of Modernist literature. Winesburg, Ohio was received well by critics despite some reservations about its moral tone and unconventional storytelling.< Less
Winesburg, Ohio By Sherwood Andersen
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Winesburg, Ohio is a short story cycle by the American author Sherwood Anderson. The work is structured around the life of protagonist George Willard, from the time he was a child to his growing... More > independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man. It is set in the fictional town of Winesburg, Ohio. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Winesburg, Ohio 24th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The major themes of Winesburg, Ohio largely concern the interaction between the individual citizens of Winesburg and the world around them. As each of the book's stories focuses primarily (though not exclusively) on one character, the narrator develops these themes continuously, sometimes adding new insights about previously introduced characters (Elizabeth Willard's relationship with Dr. Because George Willard is a fixture in much of the book, his character arc becomes just as important a theme of Winesburg, Ohio as that of the rest of town's inhabitants.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 9 By OHIO NARRATIVES
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“Life experience excels all reading. Every place you go, you learn something from every class of people. Books are just for a memory, to keep history and the like, but I don’t have to go... More > huntin’ in libraries, I got one in my own head, for you can’t forget what you learn from experience.” The old man speaking is a living example of his theory, and, judging from his bearing, his experience has given him a philosophical outlook which comprehends love, gentleness and wisdom. Charles H. Anderson, 3122 Fredonia Street, was born December 23, 1845, in Richmond, Virginia, as a slave belonging to J.L. Woodson, grocer, “an exceedingly good owner—not cruel to anyone”.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 9 By OHIO NARRATIVES
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“Life experience excels all reading. Every place you go, you learn something from every class of people. Books are just for a memory, to keep history and the like, but I don’t have to go... More > huntin’ in libraries, I got one in my own head, for you can’t forget what you learn from experience.” The old man speaking is a living example of his theory, and, judging from his bearing, his experience has given him a philosophical outlook which comprehends love, gentleness and wisdom. Charles H. Anderson, 3122 Fredonia Street, was born December 23, 1845, in Richmond, Virginia, as a slave belonging to J.L. Woodson, grocer, “an exceedingly good owner—not cruel to anyone”.< Less
Getting Out Of Ohio By Samantha Livingston
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Amie Davis had a wonderful life. She lived on a farm surrounded by her loving Father and the serenity of small town Montana. She had married the love of her life when she turned twenty and they... More > planned to raise a family and spend the rest of their lives together. Fate, or rather a jealous ex-farm hand of her Father's had other plans though. Not long after sharing a beautiful wedding day with the love of her life, Joe, Amie is threatened by Jeremy Phillips, A man with a deadly infatuation with her, to leave the life she loved to go away with him far away from Montana. As she is faced with the possibility of losing everything she holds dear forever, Amie discovers that she is pregnant. Amie is then forced to deliver and raise her child almost completely on her own, aided only by a kind store keeper named Charlie Thompkins. It is not until her child, Breanna is close to turning five-years-old that Joe stumbles upon them accidentally in a small town in Ohio. A gripping tale of love, courage, and perseverance.< Less
Getting Out of Ohio By Samantha Livingston
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Amie Davis had a wonderful life. She lived on a farm surrounded by her loving Father and the serenity of small town Montana. She had married the love of her life when she turned twenty and they... More > planned to raise a family and spend the rest of their lives together. Fate, or rather a jealous ex-farm hand of her Father's had other plans though. Not long after sharing a beautiful wedding day with the love of her life, Joe, Amie is threatened by Jeremy Phillips, a man with a deadly infatuation with her, to leave the life she loved to go away with him far away from Montana. As she is faced with the possibility of losing everything she holds dear forever, Amie discovers that she is pregnant. Amie is then forced to deliver and raise her child almost completely on her own, aided only by a kind store keeper named Charlie Thompkins. It is not until her child, Breanna, is close to turning five-years-old that Joe stumbles upon them accidentally in a small town in Ohio. A gripping tale of love, courage, and perseverance.< Less