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Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
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Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel. It is his second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a... More > coming-of-age novel, and it is a classic work of Victorian literature. It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip. The novel was first published in serial form in Dickens' weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes.< Less
The Great Gatsby By Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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The Great Gatsby is a novel by Francis Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily... More > concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful debutante Daisy Buchanan. The novel explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. The Great Gatsby experienced a revival during World War II, and became a part of American high school program and basis for many film adaptations in the following decades. Nowadays, The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be a literary classic and a contender for the title "Great American Novel". The book is consistently ranked among the greatest works of American literature. In 2013 The Great Gatsby has sold over 25 million copies worldwide.< Less
The Great Disappointment By Box Brown
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The Great Disappointment collects work from Box Brown's web and print comic, Everything Dies. This first volume features the non-fiction and auto-bio stories such as: The Great Disappointment, The... More > Great Upsucking, Alpha, Omega, Ben Died of a Train and many others. "More than anything, Everything Dies’ chief success is that it is an exercise in theological reverse-engineering, breaking down theunfathomable whole to better understand all of its working parts. Until Moses comes down from Mt Sinai with the instruction manual, I, for one, am more than happy to watch Box Brown work on it. Martin Steenton, Avoid the Future blog" *Notable comic in The 2011 Best American Comics Anthology *Winner of two 2011 Ignatz Awards (Best Series, Best Mini-comic for Ben Died of a Train.)< Less
Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert: Illustrated By Jessie Graham Flower
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Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower. Grace Harlowe is the protagonist and eponym of four series of books for girls, published by Altemus between 1910... More > and 1924. At least some volumes were reprinted by Saalfield Publishing. The High School Girls Series, College Girls Series, Grace Harlowe Overseas Series, and Grace Harlowe Overland Riders Series were written by Josephine Chase, under the pseudonym Jessie Graham Flower. Grace Harlowe Overland Riders Series follows Grace and some of her friends through adventures on horseback around North America, upon their return from Europe. Picking out the ponies for the desert journey. The Overland girls meet Hi Lang. Grace selects an "outlaw" pony. "Don't reckon you'll be able to stick on him," warns the guide. Grace Harlowe flings herself into the saddle, braced for the shock. Grace fights a stubborn battle with the vicious bronco.< Less
There Are Weeds in All Great Gardens By Jason Broadwater
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From the author of the nationally distributed novel Abraham Two-Hill comes a collection of works so surprising, so unique that it breaks the barriers of genre. Part poetry, part play, part story,... More > part romantic, part vulgar, part intellectual, part nonsensical, but always impressive - this text is absolutely unique. Jason is a novelist, a poet, a musician, and an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word. Always involved in something impressive, always ahead of the curve.< Less
There Are Weeds in All Great Gardens By Jason Broadwater
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From the author of the nationally distributed novel Abraham Two-Hill comes a collection of works so surprising, so unique that it breaks the barriers of genre. Part poetry, part play, part story,... More > part romantic, part vulgar, part intellectual, part nonsensical, but always impressive - this text is absolutely unique. Jason is a novelist, a poet, a musician, and an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word. Always involved in something impressive, always ahead of the curve.< Less
Indian Joe The Great Yaquina By Dean Klaus
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Indian Joe is the story of the last Storyteller of the Yaquina Indian tribe. Follow along as Indian Joe learns to hunt, love, and live in a changing world, as the arrival of the white man turns his... More > world upside down.< Less
The Great Willis Tate By Dana R. Taylor
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Nathaniel and his awkward son Willis take a summer road trip to reunite with their quirky relatives in the Deep South. His plan is simple. A relaxing vacation will offer an escape from the pressures... More > that he left behind. The fresh air and slow pace of the country are just the remedy he needs to put his life back in order. However, plans do not always work out as intended. The Great Willis Tate gives an account of a father and son’s journey as they struggle to find their footing in a strange place that they once called, home.< Less
Landscapes of Language: the Achievement and Context of Richard Brautigan's Fiction By John Tanner
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In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Richard Brautigan was a counter-cultural celebrity, a writer that the would-be hip just had to read. The problem was that his fame did not rest on the considerable... More > literary virtues of his work but, to a great extent, on a mediated image of cool hippie, which fell out of fashion in the mid-70s. This is the first book-length study of Brautigan in English for 30 years. Its purpose is to reclaim Brautigan’s reputation. Dr. John Tanner analyses Brautigan’s fiction against the background of the cultural and literary upheavals from which it emerged and demonstrates that Brautigan is no mere Sixties curio but an innovative and vibrant American voice ignored for far too long. John Tanner teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at Bangor University. He is an elected member of the Welsh Academy of writers and his poetry has appeared in various magazines, in the anthology The Lie of the Land, and in the collected volume of his verse, Pieces, both published by Cinnamon Press.< Less
Around the World with Great Authors By Honors World Voices Students Saint Mary's School
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This book is a collection of essays about authors from around the world. It is a collaborative effort from Vickie Posey's ninth grade Honors World Voices classes at Saint Mary’s School in... More > Raleigh, North Carolina. In order to analyze and learn world voices and cultures, the classes researched authors, wrote about their lives and contributions, and discovered why these authors are so important. The purpose of this book is to share information with others so that they can become more familiar with these important world authors.< Less