Great Expectations - Literary Touchstone Edition


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 1580493491
Category: Bildungsromans
Page: 472
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Dickens? complex approach to the human condition.The first installment of Great Expectations, Charles Dickens? ?lucky thirteenth novel,? appeared in December 1860 and has been delighting readers ever since. An anonymous benefactor plucks young Pip from his life of toil as a blacksmith?s apprentice and thrusts him into London society as a ?gentleman of great expectations.? When a mysterious figure from his forgotten past re-emerges, however, every assumption on which Pip based his hopes is exposed as a delusion. How can Pip make amends to the loved ones he left behind, and how can he hope to ever win the affection of the woman he loves, but who is now forever beyond his reach?Great Expectations contains some of Dickens? most memorable characters?the affable blacksmith Joe Gargery, the beautiful yet haughty Estella, the enigmatic Miss Havihsam, and the menacing convict, Magwitch?and puts a uniquely Dickensian spin on the age-old Cinderella story.

A Tale of Two Cities - Literary Touchstone Edition


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 9781580495974
Category: Executions and executioners
Page: 368
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Dickens?s complex approach to the human condition.Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities remains one of Western literature?s most powerful stories of sacrificial love, redemption, and the devastation spread by obsessive justice. Having fled Paris for the relative safety and security of London, Dr. Manette, his daughter Lucie, and Charles Darnay are irresistibly lured into a whirlwind of events that threaten to shatter their lives?until a hopeless drunkard remembers the promise he once made to the only woman he ever loved. Dickens originally published A Tale of Two Cities in weekly installments, ensuring that his readers would return to read each new segment. The collected chapters have continued to excite and move readers for over a century.

A Christmas Carol - Teacher's Edition

Literary Touchstone Classic
Author: Charles Dickens,Paul Moliken
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781935466260
Category: Christmas stories, English
Page: 87
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A Tale of Two Cities - Teacher's Edition

Literary Touchstone Classic
Author: Charles Dickens,Paul Moliken
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781935465355
Category:
Page: 366
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You need a copy of the books you're teaching, but standard student editions just don't cut it. Get a leg up with new Literary Touchstone Teacher's Editions—the full text of a classic novel with notes for discussion, literary terms, background notes, and more.

Great Expectations


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: 9781424005383
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 240
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Includes the unabridged text of Dicken's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

Dracula - Literary Touchstone Edition


Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 1580493823
Category: Dracula, Count (Fictitious character)
Page: 376
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic? includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader appreciate Stoker?s allusions, rich vocabulary, and Victorian setting.An apparently routine business venture becomes a battle for a young man?s very soul. Almost too late, Jonathan Harker realizes that the charismatic and seductive Count Dracula of Transylvania has come to England with a purpose much more sinister than merely to purchase an English estate. Will the Count succeed in his quest to create a race of blood-lusting creatures of the night?Which will prove the stronger?superstition or science?Defiantly challenging Victorian conventions, Bram Stoker?s Dracula examines the nature of evil and arrives at the horrific conclusion that the forces which would destroy humanity are not lurking in the shadows of the night, but within the human soul.Modern readers still find that their own most-cherished nightmares are evoked by Lucy's and Mina's battle against succumbing to the seductive enticements of the soulless vampire.

The Odyssey - Literary Touchstone Edition


Author: Homer
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 1580493890
Category: Epic poetry, Greek
Page: 278
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with the Odyssey?s vocabulary and references to Greek mythology.The epic tale of Odysseus? ten-year journey after the defeat of Troy is, at once, a thrilling adventure story, a passionate love story, and a fantasy rooted in ancient history. It is also the cornerstone on which much of Western literature and thought is based. Three thousand years after ancient bards plucked their lyres and sang the adventures of gods and heroes, we still see much of ourselves in the tales of Odysseus and his men as they battle natural and supernatural forces?and their own human nature?to find their way home.

Gulliver's Travels - Literary Touchstone Edition


Author: Jonathan Swift
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 1580493912
Category: Fantasy
Page: 292
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Swift?s complex references and vocabulary. First published anonymously in 1727, Jonathan Swift?s Gulliver?s Travels created a storm of criticism?from those who believed the stories to be true and ?knew exactly? who Lemuel Gulliver was, to those who demanded that the writer of the seditious tales be hunted down and executed for high treason. Even today, Swift?s vitriolic attacks on politics, culture, and human nature itself have earned him the reputation of a crazed misanthrope. Swift, through his hero, consistently rails against political whims, human follies, and the bestial behaviors of the human race: In Lilliput, Gulliver is twelve times the size of the European-like natives. In Brobdingnag, he is one-twelfth the size of the primitive but moral inhabitants. In Laputa, buildings collapse and clothing does not fit, although constructed by the most ?modern? and ?reasonable? means. Finally, in the land of the horse-like Houyhnhnms Gulliver realizes that he and his race are nothing but a brood of Yahoos.

Wuthering Heights - Literary Touchstone Edition


Author: Emily Brontë
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 1580493947
Category: Domestic fiction
Page: 312
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Bronte?s complex characters and vocabulary. We hope that Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Editions? will make your reading more enjoyable and perhaps more meaningful. A midnight storm rages around lonely Wuthering Heights, and a miserable ghost claws at the window. We are taken backwards in time, to the beginning of the story of the Earnshaws and Lintons: the separation of spiritual twins, the bitter, repeated clashes, and the doom that seems inescapable for these two families. The tale unravels in a bleak environment that seems hostile to human life and love. But the savagery at work outside is nothing compared to the cruelty the characters inflict upon one another. Wuthering Heights illustrates the violent ruin of passionate natures as few other novels have.Solitude, pain, and loss were all part of Emily Bronte?s own life. In creating her 1847 masterpiece, she drew upon her childhood experiences in an isolated English home much like Wuthering Heights. But she also relied upon her brilliant imagination and a superb talent for detail to depict the finest nuances of her characters? language, gestures, and dress.

Crime and Punishment - Literary Touchstone Edition


Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 1580493971
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Page: 490
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader nderstand the turbulent and dynamic world of Dostoevsky?s St. Petersburg. When Raskolnikov, a young student, is driven to murder by desperate poverty and a belief in his own superiority, he is plunged into a dark hell of guilt and delirium. Set in the gloomy slums of St. Petersburg in the 1860s, this stark and gripping psychological tale describes a man?s search for redemption in the face of suffering and a society?s search for meaning in the chaos of a changing world.Shortly after returning from a decade-long exile in Siberia, Dostoevsky fled creditors only to end up living in destitution in Austria. Staying in a hotel he couldn?t afford, with barely enough money for tea, he composed this masterfully modern examination of a murderer's mind.

A Christmas Carol


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 9781580495790
Category: Fiction
Page: 86
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the reader fully appreciate the beauty and humor of Dickens?s work.In his "Ghostly little book," Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world?s most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, not only as fictional characters, but also as icons of the true meaning of Christmas in a world still plagued with avarice and cynicism.

Great Expectations


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ
ISBN: 9781602918122
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 88
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Timeless Classics--designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classics will grab a student's attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience.Pip is headed for an apprenticeship at the blacksmith's forge. Then an anonymous donor appears, and sends Pip to London to live as a gentleman. Pip is sure he knows the identity of his secret benefactor. He couldn't be more surprised when he finds that he's been mistaken all along.

CliffsNotes on Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities


Author: Marie Kalil
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544184084
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 128
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on A Tale of Two Cities, you experience one of Charles Dickens's most important works as he recounts the horrors of the French Revolution in what amounts to a cautionary tale warning of the possibility of revolution in 18th-century England. From its first line ("It was the best of times, it was the worst of times") to its last ("It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known"), Dickens's novel of revolution, sacrifice, and redemption continues to captivate modern imaginations. Chapter summaries and commentaries lead you through Dickens's "Tale," and critical essays give you insight into the women of A Tale of Two Cities and the French Revolution. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of the main characters A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A section on the life and background of Charles Dickens A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Absolutely True Lies

A Novel
Author: Rachel Stuhler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476763046
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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A fledgling entertainment writer stumbles into the gig of a lifetime writing a teenage pop star’s memoir and soon realizes that the young celebrity's squeaky-clean image is purely a work of fiction. Struggling writer Holly Gracin is on the verge of moving back home to upstate New York when she gets hired to write the memoirs of eighteen-year-old Daisy Mae Dixson, a former Nickelodeon child star who has moved seamlessly into both blockbuster movies and pop music. Holly quickly realizes that Daisy’s wholesome public image is purely a work of fiction, as Holly finds herself trailing the star as she travels around the world on yachts, gets stalked by paparazzi, and sneaks out of five-star hotels in the dead of night. As Holly struggles to write a flattering portrait of a teenage millionaire who only eats “nightshades” and treats her employees like slaves, Daisy has a public meltdown—and suddenly, her book is the cornerstone of resurrecting her image. But working at all hours trailing a pop star has taken its toll, and Holly must decide if becoming the ultimate insider is worth losing a starring role in her own life. Fun, juicy, and inspired by Rachel Stuhler’s own stranger-than-fiction experiences as a celebrity ghost writer, Absolutely True Lies is an entertaining look at how the lifestyles of the rich and famous aren’t always what they seem.

Shadow Country


Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 9781588368249
Category: Fiction
Page: 912
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2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic–Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone–was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has cut nearly a third of the overall text and collapsed the time frame while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout. In Shadow Country, he has marvelously distilled a monumental work, realizing his original vision.

Literary Theory and Criticism

An Oxford Guide
Author: Patricia Waugh
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199291335
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 598
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Edited by Patricia Waugh, this comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding international team of academics. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One covers the key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, Part Two looks at the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the twentieth century, Part Three offers introductory overviews of the most importantmovements and thinkers in modern literary theory and Part Four looks at emergent trends and future directions.

Rising Tide

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Author: John M. Barry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416563326
Category: Social Science
Page: 528
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An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.

Different Class

A Novel
Author: Joanne Harris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501155512
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Originally published: Great Britain: Doubleday, 2016.

A Place at the Table

A Novel
Author: Susan Rebecca White
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451608942
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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From Susan Rebecca White, award-winning author of A Soft Place to Land and Bound South, comes a breathtaking story of three richly nuanced outcasts whose paths converge in a chic Manhattan café as they realize they must give up everything they thought they knew to find a home at last. Alice Stone is famous for the homemade southern cuisine she serves at Café Andres and her groundbreaking cookbook, but her past is a mystery to all who know her. Upon Alice’s retirement, Bobby Banks, a young gay man ostracized by his family in Georgia, sets out to revive the aging café with his new brand of southern cooking while he struggles with heartbreak like he’s never known. Seeking respite from the breakup of her marriage, wealthy divorcée Amelia Brighton finds solace in the company and food at Café Andres, until a family secret comes to light in the pages of Alice’s cookbook and threatens to upend her life. In her most accomplished novel yet, Susan Rebecca White braids together the stories of these three unforgettable characters who must learn that when you embrace the thing that makes you different, you become whole.