The Best Loved Poems of the American People


Author: Hazel Felleman
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 0385000197
Category: Poetry
Page: 670
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Collection of the most popular American poems grouped by subject including Love and friendship, Inspiration, and Faith and reverence

The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


Author: Caroline Kennedy
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455591572
Category: Poetry
Page: 192
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Timed to the publication of the author's new illustrated children's book, A Family of Poems, the national bestseller is now available in a specially priced gift edition Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis loved literature, especially poetry. "Once you can express yourself," she wrote, "you can tell the world what you want from it. All the changes in the world, for good or evil, were first brought about by words." Now, Caroline Kennedy shares her mother's favorite poems and the worlds behind her strong belief in the power of literature. A wonderful volume for reading aloud or by yourself, a meaningful gift or keepsake, The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis offers an intimate view of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' world, and a poignant glimpse into her heart.

Favorite American Poems


Author: Paul Negri
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486422527
Category: Poetry
Page: 144
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Presents a collection of over one hundred American poems spanning more than three hundred fifty years and includes works by Colonial poet Anne Bradstreet, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and T.S. Eliot.

Poems That Live Forever


Author: Hazel Felleman
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 0385003587
Category: Poetry
Page: 454
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Over 175,000 copies have been sold of this perennially popular collection of America's favorite poems.

Poems That Touch the Heart


Author: A.L. Alexander
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0307489620
Category: Poetry
Page: 464
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With over 650,000 copies in print, Poems That Touch The Heart is America's most popular collection of inspirational verse. From the Hardcover edition.

The Great American Read: The Book of Books

Explore America's 100 Best-Loved Novels
Author: PBS
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316417548
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 288
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A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book to PBS's ambitious summer 2018 series. What are America's best-loved novels? PBS will launch The Great American Read series with a 2-hour special in May 2018 revealing America's 100 best-loved novels, determined by a rigorous national survey. Subsequent episodes will air in September and October. Celebrities and everyday Americans will champion their favorite novel and in the finale in late October, America's #1 best-loved novel will be revealed. The Great American Read: The Book of Books will present all 100 novels with fascinating information about each book, author profiles, a snapshot of the novel's social relevance, film or television adaptations, other books and writings by the author, and little-known facts. Also included are themed articles about banned books, the most influential book illustrators, reading recommendations, the best first-lines in literature, and more. Beautifully designed with rare images of the original manuscripts, first-edition covers, rejection letters, and other ephemera, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is a must-have book for all booklovers.

Americans' Favorite Poems

The Favorite Poem Project Anthology
Author: Robert Pinskey,Maggie Dietz
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393048209
Category: Poetry
Page: 327
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A collection of favorite poems sent in by thousands of Americans, with selections ranging from Shakespeare to Allen Ginsberg, includes comments from normal readers on how the poems affect them.

100 Best-Loved Poems


Author: Philip Smith
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486110273
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
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"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" "Death, be not proud," "The Raven," "The Road Not Taken," plus works by Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, Keats, many others.

The Vietnam Reader

The Definitive Collection of Fiction and Nonfiction on the War
Author: Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307489744
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 736
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The Vietnam Reader is a selection of the finest and best-known art from the American war in Vietnam, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, still photos, and popular song lyrics. All the strongest work is here, from mainstream bestsellers to radical poetry, from Tim O'Brien to Marvin Gaye. Also included are incisive reader's questions--useful for educators and book clubs--in a volume that makes an essential contribution to a wider understanding of the Vietnam War. This authoritative and accessible volume is sure to become a classic reference, as well as indispensable and provocative reading for anyone who wants to know more about the war that changed the face of late-twentieth-century America. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Giant Book of Poetry


Author: William Roetzheim
Publisher: Level4Press Inc
ISBN: 9780976800125
Category: Poetry
Page: 748
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The Giant Book of Poetry is an illustrated anthology of over 575 poems, more than 750 pages and over 60 illustrations representing ancient, classical, modern, and contemporary time periods along with a good selection of English translations of world poets. Footnotes include notes on form, definitions for unusual words, and hints on interpretation. The book includes an introduction by the editor and an appendix covering poetry meter, as well as indexes by author, title, subject, source language, and first line. The publisher is also releasing an audio CD version of the book and the book includes an index pointing from each poem to the corresponding audio CD and track, and an index pointing from each audio CD and track to the corresponding poem location in the book.

Herbert: Poems


Author: George Herbert
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307823636
Category: Poetry
Page: 256
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George Herbert (1593-1633) has come to be one of the most admired of the metaphysical poets. Though he is a profoundly religious poet, even secular readers respond to his quiet intensity and exuberant inventiveness, which are amply showcased in this selection. Herbert experimented brilliantly with a remarkable variety of forms, from hymns and sonnets to pattern poems, the shapes of which reveal their subjects. Such technical agility never seems ostentatious, however, for precision of language and expression of genuine feeling were the primary concerns of this poet, who admonished his readers to “dare to be true.” An Anglican priest who took his calling with deep seriousness, he brought to his work a religious reverence richly allied with a playful wit and with literary and musical gifts of the highest order. His best-loved poems, from “The Collar” and “Jordan” to “The Altar” and “Easter Wings,” achieve a perfection of form and feeling, a rare luminosity, and a timeless metaphysical grandeur.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145168598X
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Wilde’s classic comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest, a satire of Victorian social hypocrisy and considered Wilde’s greatest dramatic achievement, and his other popular plays—Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband, and Salome—challenged contemporary notions of sex and sensibility, class and cultural identity. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.

Good Poems


Author: Garrison Keillor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142003441
Category: Poetry
Page: 476
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The popular radio show host showcases some of his favorite poems, including the work of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds, among others. Reprint.

Casey at the Bat


Author: Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9780879238780
Category: Fiction
Page: 32
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1988 Few passions have created more myths in the American mind than baseball, and no poem has captured it better than Casey at the Bat. Here is the classic Godine edition, with watercolors by Barry Moser & an afterword by Donald Hall.

The God of Small Things

A Novel
Author: Arundhati Roy
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 030737467X
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

Read-Aloud Poems

50 of the World's Best-Loved Poems for Parent and Child to Share
Author: Glorya Hale
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 1579129218
Category: Education
Page: 232
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Presents a collection of verses in such categories as "Nature's people," "Meet the family," "Friendship and love," "Earth and sky," "Let's pretend," and "Poems to ponder."