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The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume II

by Thornton Wilder Theatre Communications Group (November 01, 2014)

The second and concluding volume of Thornton Wilder's short plays.


The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume I

by Thornton Wilder & John Guare Theatre Communications Group (November 01, 2014)

Volume One of the collected short plays by one of the greatest American playwrights of the Twentieth Century.


A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

by Louis J. Parascandola & John Parascandola Columbia University Press (December 16, 2014)

Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world’s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis...


The Quarry: Poems

by Dan Lechay Ohio University Press (February 23, 2004)

Marvelous, disquieting, extraordinarily beautiful book that meditates on fundamental questions of time and change in and through a clear-eyed yet loving evocation of everyday existence.

Once or twice in a generation...


Taken In Faith: Poems

by Helen Pinkerton & Timothy Steele Swallow Press (May 31, 2002)

In 1967, Yvor Winters wrote of Helen Pinkerton, "she is a master of poetic style and of her material. No poet in English writes with more authority." Unfortunately, in 1967 mastery of poetic style was not, by...


501 Minutes to Christ: Personal Essays

by Poe Ballantine Hawthorne Books (March 01, 2011)

DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 2007, POE BALLANTINE’S second collection of personal essays follows in the tradition of Things I Like About America. Stories range from "The Irving," which details Mr. Ballantine’s diabolical...


The Brown Reader

by Jeffrey Eugenides, Rick Moody, Lois Lowry & Susan Cheever et al. Simon & Schuster (May 20, 2014)

“To be up all night in the darkness of your youth but to be ready for the day to come…that was what going to Brown felt like.” —Jeffrey Eugenides

In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary,...


The New Black: A Neo-Noir Anthology

by Brian Evenson, Benjamin Percy, Roxane Gay & Stephen Graham Jones et al. Dark House Press (April 28, 2014)

The New Black is a collection of 20 neo-noir stories exemplifying the best authors currently writing in this dark sub-genre.


Sacred Fire: The Qbr 100 Essential Black Books

by Charles Johnson, Angeli R. Rasbury, Max Rodriguez & Carol Taylor Wiley (January 18, 1999)

"QBR's evolving canon is a splendid way to begin honoring black artists." -Charles Johnson, from the Foreword

"From critiques of W. E. B. Du Bois's Black Reconstruction in America to Alex Haley's Roots to Langston...


More Political Babble: The Dumbest Things Politicians Ever Said

by David Olive & Barry Blitt Wiley (May 02, 2008)

"I was dramatically shaped by my grandmother and my aunts because they convinced me there was always a cookie available. Deep down inside I'm four years old, and I wake up and think out there, there's a cookie....


Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War: Selections from His Writings

by Frederick Douglass Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Selections of speeches and writings from the great abolitionist and statesman, focusing on the slave trade, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, suffrage for African-Americans, Southern reconstruction, and other...


Meaty: Essays by Samantha Irby, Creator of the Blog BitchesGottaEat

by Samantha Irby Curbside Splendor Publishing (September 09, 2013)

Samantha Irby’s debut features narrative essays by a sex-obsessed dummy laughing her way through tacos, Crohn's disease, and ridiculous dudes.


Insurrections of the Mind

by Franklin Foer Harper Perennial (September 16, 2014)

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New Republic, an extraordinary anthology of essays culled from the archives of the acclaimed and influential magazine.

Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann...


South Sea Tales

by Jack London Dover Publications (January 02, 2013)

Includes 8 powerful short stories set against the natural beauty of the South Pacific and alive with the hazards of headhunters, sharks, storms, and disease.


Abraham Lincoln's Wit and Wisdom

by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (July 17, 2013)

The most eloquent of American presidents, Lincoln had a sagacious or humorous comment on everything that mattered. This attractively designed and illustrated gift book features his remarks on subjects from politics...


Thoreau: A Book of Quotations

by Henry David Thoreau & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

In more than 600 striking, thought-provoking excerpts, grouped under 17 headings, Thoreau rails against injustice, gives voice to his love of nature, and advocates simplicity and conscious living. Note.


My Autobiography: "Chapters" from the North American Review

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (June 05, 2012)

Famed American author's plain-spoken words recall his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, life as a riverboat pilot, as a young adult in rough Nevada mining towns, years spent as a widely renowned author, more.


Omoo

by Herman Melville Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

The author's comic experiences in a South Seas setting has him working at odd jobs, viewing traditional rites and customs, and even contriving an audience with the Tahitian Queen.


Franklin's Way to Wealth and Penn's Maxims

by Benjamin Franklin & William Penn Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Witty, wise, and elegant in their simplicity, these timeless adages on how to live in the material and spiritual worlds come from the author of Poor Richard's Almanack and Pennsylvania's Quaker founder.


The Rise of David Levinsky

by Abraham Cahan Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

A young Hasidic Jew seeks his fortune in New York's Lower East Side. He turns from his religious studies to focus on the business world, where he discovers the high price of assimilation.


The Octopus

by Frank Norris Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

Based on an actual bloody dispute in 1880 between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad, this tale of greed, betrayal, and a lust for power is played out during the waning days of the western frontier....


Smoke Bellew

by Jack London Dover Publications (March 13, 2013)

A sweeping adventure saga in the tradition of White Fang and The Call of the Wild, bringing to vivid life the cold, bleak, unforgiving Alaskan wilderness and the colorful, desperately uncertain lives of both...


The Days of Henry Thoreau

by Walter Harding Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Acclaimed biography reveals famous and little-known incidents; encounters with Hawthorne, Whitman; more. Fully corrected, enlarged.


Early Black American Writers

by Benjamin Brawley Dover Publications (May 07, 2012)

Definitive anthology of important Black writers: Banneker, Douglass, Delany, many others. With extensive commentary.


Specimen Days & Collect

by Walt Whitman Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

Diaries, notes and essays dealing with Whitman's ancestry, boyhood, Civil War experiences, nature, literary subjects and more.


Three Great African-American Novels: The Heroic Slave, Clotel and Our Nig

by Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown & Harriet E. Wilson Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Three powerful African-American classics of strength and determination include The Heroic Slave, Frederick Douglass's piercing tale of a slave ship rebellion, plus Clotel by William Wells Brown, and Our Nig...


Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

by Henry David Thoreau Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other...


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

by Washington Irving Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Among the first tales by an American writer, the title story and "Rip Van Winkle" marked the entry of Washington Irving into world literature. Also includes "The Devil and Tom Walker," "The Spectre Bridegroom,"...


Mark Twain at Your Fingertips: A Book of Quotations

by Mark Twain & Caroline Thomas Harnsberger Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Gathered from Twain's classic novels, diary entries, newspaper articles, and correspondence, this collection of wry quips and quotes offers the great humorist and storyteller's observations on animals, critics,...


Roughing It

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

The humorist reflects on his scuffling years — silver mining in Nevada, working at a Virginia City newspaper, down and out in San Francisco, reporting for a newspaper from Hawaii, and more.


Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of the New York Ghetto

by Abraham Cahan Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Yekl (1896), the first novel upon which the much acclaimed film Hester Street was based, was probably the first novel in English that had a hero from the New York's East Side.


All-Time Favorite Cowboy Stories

by Rochelle Kronzek Dover Publications (December 18, 2012)

Cattle rustlers, outlaws, and other desperadoes await you in this bronco-busting anthology of 19 cowboy tales set in the Old West. The roundup includes stories by such favorites as Zane Grey, O. Henry, Frederic...


A Tramp Abroad

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

Successor to Twain's first collection of travel memoirs takes a second look at Europe. This time, his amusement bears a more cynical cast, as he sees the sights through older and more experienced eyes.


The Marrow of Tradition

by Charles W. Chesnutt Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

A landmark in the history of African-American fiction, this gripping 1901 novel unfolds against the backdrop of the post-Reconstruction South, climaxing in a race riot based on an actual 1898 incident.


Great Speeches by American Women

by James Daley Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Here are 21 legendary speeches from the country's most inspirational female voices, including Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and many others.


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Published in 1861, one of few extant slave narratives written by a woman. Powerful portrayal of the brutality of slave life through the inspiring tale of one woman's dauntless spirit and faith.


Bernice Bobs Her Hair and Other Stories

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

This brilliant anthology includes 6 of Fitzgerald's most popular stories: "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," the title tale, "The Offshore Pirate," "The Ice Palace," "The Jelly Bean," and "May Day."


Life on the Mississippi

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Lively recollections of Twain's salad days as a novice steamboat pilot to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Engrossing and entertaining anecdotes by a peerless storyteller....


An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories

by Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

This modestly priced volume includes 23 stories in all — many of Bierce's best, from the Civil War classic "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" to the renowned horror tale "The Moonlit Road."


Pragmatism

by William James Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Noted psychologist and philosopher develops his own brand of pragmatism, based on theories of C. S. Peirce. Emphasis on "radical empiricism," versus the transcendental and rationalist tradition.


To Build a Fire and Other Favorite Stories

by Jack London Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

The vitality and variety of London's experiences during his brief life are reflected in these 13 gripping tales of adventure, including "A Piece of Steak," "The Mexican," "The Law of Life," and 10 others.


Book of African-American Quotations

by Joslyn Pine Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

This original collection of quotations cites approximately 100 well-known African Americans from all walks of life, including Maya Angelou, Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Julian Bond, George Washington Carver,...


Spoon River Anthology

by Edgar Lee Masters Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

An American poetry classic, in which former citizens of a mythical midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dreams of their lives.


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

by Henry David Thoreau Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

While paddling with his brother, Thoreau makes brilliant observations on literature, philosophy, Native American and Puritan histories of New England, friends, and a diversity of other topics.


Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil

by W. E. B. Du Bois Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

The distinguished American civil rights leader first published these fiery essays, sketches, and poems nearly 80 years ago in various periodicals. This volume has long inspired readers with its militant cry...


When I Was a Slave: Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection

by Norman R. Yetman Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

More than 2,000 former slaves provide first-person accounts in blunt, simple language about their lives in bondage. Illuminating, often startling information about southern life before, during, and after the...


The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Includes hundreds of Twain's most memorable quips and comments on life, love, history, culture, travel, and diverse other topics, among them "He is now fast rising from affluence to poverty."


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Charming self-portrait covers boyhood, work as a printer, political career, scientific experiments, much more. Its openness, honesty, and readable style have made the Autobiography one of the great classics...


The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations

by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (February 01, 2012)

From the most eloquent of American presidents — nearly 400 astute observations on subjects ranging from women and warfare to slavery and storytelling.


Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

by Benjamin Franklin Dover Publications (February 01, 2012)

Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklin's popular 18th-century publication: "He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas" and many others.