WorldCat Identities

Rascoe, Burton 1892-1957

Overview
Works: 98 works in 255 publications in 2 languages and 6,930 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Frame-stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Psychological fiction  Biography  Didactic fiction  Bildungsromans  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PS3507.R55, 813.52
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 )

16 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodore Dreiser by Burton Rascoe( Book )

25 editions published between 1925 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prometheans, ancient and modern by Burton Rascoe( Book )

11 editions published between 1933 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sister Carrie ; Jennie Gerhardt ; Twelve men by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

4 editions published between 1939 and 1960 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old country girl who moves to Chicago and then to New York. She starts out poor and living with her sister but eventually becomes a successful Broadway star
The Smart set anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nana by Émile Zola( Book )

7 editions published between 1922 and 2007 in English and held by 176 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 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bookman's daybook by Burton Rascoe( Book )

6 editions published in 1929 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ballad of Reading gaol by Oscar Wilde( Book )

4 editions published between 1937 and 1950 in English and held by 149 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
Morrow's almanack for the year of Our Lord( )

in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the summer of 1348, with the plague ravaging Florence, ten young men and women take refuge in the countryside, where they entertain themselves with tales of love, death, and corruption, featuring a host of characters, from lascivious clergymen and mad kings to devious lovers and false miracle-makers. Named after the Greek for "ten days," Boccaccio's book of stories draws on ancient mythology, contemporary history, and everyday life, and has influenced the work of myriad writers who came after him. J.G. Nichols's new translation, faithful to the original but rendered in eminently readable modern English, captures the timeless humor of one of the great classics of European literature. A brilliant new translation of the work that Herman Hesse called 'the first great masterpiece of European storytelling.'"--Publisher's website
Mademoiselle de Maupin; texte complet, 1835 by Théophile Gautier( Book )

9 editions published between 1920 and 1926 in English and held by 116 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

Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by Prévost( Book )

3 editions published between 1919 and 1927 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan Opera, season 1950-1951, subscription performance, "Manon Lescaut," opera in four acts, book founded on the well-known novel of Abbé Prevost, music by Giacomo Puccini, conductor: Fausto Cleva, staged by Herbert Graf, scenery and costumes by Krehan-Crayon, chorus master: Kurt Adler
Floyd Gibbons, knight of the air by Douglas Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extra! extra! Deadlines and Josslyn by Henry Justin Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 69 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 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.L. Mencken by Burton Rascoe( Book )

10 editions published between 1920 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Dreiser's strongest champions during his lifetime was H. L. Mencken. At one time, Mencken declared that Dreiser was a great artist, and that no other American of his generation left so wide and handsome a mark upon the national letters. This is a biography of Mencken
 
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Alternative Names
Burton Rascoe American writer

Rascoe, Arthur Burton.

Rascoe, Arthur Burton 1892-1957

Rascoe, B.

برتون راسكو، 1892-1957

راسكو، برتون

رسكو، برتن

Languages
English (164)

French (1)

Covers
Belle Starr, "the Bandit Queen," : the true story of the romantic and exciting career of the daring and glamorous lady famed in legend and story throughout the West ... The true facts about the dastardly deeds and the come-uppence of such Dick Turpina, Robin Hoods and Rini Rinaldos as the Youngers, the Jameses, the Daltons, the Starrs, the Doolins and the Jenningses. The real story with court records and contemporary newspaper accounts and testimony of old nesters, here and there, in the Southwest ...Nana