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Rascoe, Burton 1892-1957

Overview
Works: 103 works in 241 publications in 2 languages and 6,802 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Didactic fiction  Bildungsromans  Periodicals  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Classifications: PS3507.R55, 843.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Burton Rascoe
Titans of literature, from Homer to the present by Burton Rascoe ( Book )
15 editions published between 1932 and 1970 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theodore Dreiser by Burton Rascoe ( Book )
23 editions published between 1925 and 1978 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prometheans, ancient and modern by Burton Rascoe ( Book )
9 editions published between 1933 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
4 editions published between 1939 and 1960 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Caroline Meeber leaves home for the first time and experiences work, love, and the pleasures and responsibilities of independence in late-nineteenth-century Chicago and New York
The Smart set anthology ( Book )
6 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nana by Émile Zola ( Book )
6 editions published between 1922 and 2007 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nana, by Emile Zola, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences&#151;biographical, historical, and literary&#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>One of the founders of literary naturalism, &#201;mile Zola thought of his novels as a form of scientific research into the effects of heredity and environment. He created characters, gave them richly detailed histories, and placed them in carefully observed, precisely described environments, and his readers watch as they wriggle and thrash toward their inevitable destinies.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>In Nana, the characters are a prostitute, who rises from the streets to become what Zola calls a &#147;high-class cocotte, and the men&#151;and women&#151;whom she loves, betrays, and destroys. Among the novel's many ironies is the mutual envy felt by Nana and those around her. She yearns for their material possessions, while they admire her apparent independence and sexual self-confidence. And despite the chaos Nana causes, Zola imagines her as being essentially &#147;good-natured, a stupid, vain but beautiful creature who can't help drawing people into her web.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>Not surprisingly, Nana's portrait of a decadent world in which a prostitute amasses great wealth and power provoked protests from &#147;polite society, and it became one of Zola's most controversial works. Today it is regarded as his masterpiece.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal> Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, and The Factory of Facts and coeditor, with Melissa Holbrook Pierson, of O.K. You Mugs: Writers on Movie Actors
The joys of reading; life's greatest pleasure by Burton Rascoe ( Book )
4 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bookman's daybook by Burton Rascoe ( Book )
6 editions published in 1929 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morrow's almanack for the year of Our Lord ( )
in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
3 editions published between 1937 and 1950 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Our only concern with he long dead is aesthetic", said James B. Cabell. This is true of Oscar Wilde, who made a religion of aesthetics and the scandal in which he was involved
Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier ( Book )
8 editions published between 1920 and 1926 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The bachelor's companion, a Smart set collection by Burton Rascoe ( Book )
6 editions published between 1934 and 1944 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manon Lescaut by Prévost ( Book )
2 editions published between 1919 and 1927 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the young Chevalier des Grieux first sets eyes on the exquisitely beautiful and charming Manon Lescaut they fall passionately in love. But his happiness turns to bitter despair when he discovers that Manon is mercenary and immoral and has taken a rich lover to pay for their life of pleasure
Floyd Gibbons, knight of the air by Douglas Gilbert ( Book )
3 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extra! extra! Deadlines and Josslyn by Henry Justin Smith ( Book )
2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the world's great writers : Titans of literature by Burton Rascoe ( Book )
3 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
H.L. Mencken by Burton Rascoe ( Book )
9 editions published between 1920 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
H.L. Mencken : Fanfare by Burton Rascoe ( Book )
3 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Rascoe, Arthur Burton 1892-1957
Rascoe, B.
برتون راسكو، 1892-1957
راسكو، برتون
رسكو، برتن
Languages
English (154)
French (1)
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