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Learning in Focus, inc

Overview
Works: 97 works in 488 publications in 1 language and 14,875 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Short films  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Fiction  Educational films  Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television plays, American 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by Learning in Focus, inc
William Faulkner's Barn burning by William Faulkner( Visual )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a tenant farmer must choose between his aversion to playing his father's accomplice in violent acts against their landowners and his desire to win his father's acceptance
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice bobs her hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Visual )

29 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the hot summer of 1919. While visiting her cousin Marjorie, sweet-but-dull Bernice is transformed into a smooth-talking man-trap by her vampish cousin. However, the "make-over" works too well, as Bernice becomes the belle of the ball, captivating every boy's interest. . .even Marjorie's boyfriend Warren. The now worldly Bernice has the last laugh
Willa Cather's Paul's case by Willa Cather( Visual )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. Paul gets his chance by stealing some money and running off to glamorous New York City. Once there, Paul experiences everything he ever dreamed of, from a luxurious hotel suite to his first taste of champagne. However, when reality finally comes crashing down around him, Paul realizes the desperate course he must now take
Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( Visual )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of violence and desire, of tenderness and compassion, so gripping and moving, which lays bare the trials and sufferings, the yearings and aspirations of three generations of an African American family. The journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Herlem, seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather
Richard Wright's Almos' a man by Richard Wright( Visual )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the short story by Richard Wright. A black teenage farm worker believes that owning a gun is a mark of maturity
Ernest J. Gaines' The sky is gray( Visual )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the short story by Ernest J. Gaines. In rural Louisiana in the 1940's, a young black boy accompanies his mother into town and absorbs valuable lessons of pride, charity and dignity
Mark Twain's The man that corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain( Visual )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on one of Mark Twain's best known short stories. A mysterious stranger who was slighted by the people of Hadleyburg reappears to disprove the town's reputation
Stephen Crane's The blue hotel by Stephen Crane( Visual )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nebraska in the 1880's is bleak, lonely, and far from what the Wild West is purported to be. But for a naive Swedish immigrant, the frontier parlor of the blue hotel represent the quintessential western fantasy. No one can convince the Swede that his dime-store notions about the West are foolish. He sees murderous intentions all around him and in his terror he turns everybody against him; the story inevitably ends in tragedy. However, who is responsible? The negative Swede? Or the cliquish hotel guests?
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter( Visual )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spunky old lady of eighty who on her deathbed struggles to resolve tormenting memories of her past when she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life
James Thurber's the greatest man in the world( Visual )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insufferable lout becomes a national hero after he flies nonstop around the world
Seize the day( Visual )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy Wilhelm's life is falling apart. He's quit his job and can't find other work, his marriage has failed, his investments have gone sour, he trusts the wrong people with the little money he has left, and he's rejected by his own father. Quite simply, Tommy is a portrait of failure
Rappaccini's daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is set in 18th century, Italy. A young scholar falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl who tends her father's poison garden
Soldier's home by Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returing home after World War I to a community in which he feels alien, a soldier struggles to make sense of the past and face the uncertainty ahead
Katherine Anne Porter's The jilting of Granny Weatherall( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Granny Weatherall is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny. One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Rappaccini's daughter( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th Century Italy, this is the tale of a young scholar named Giovanni who falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl. Beatrice 's strange and unearthly beauty masks a terrifying curse which Giovanni tragically discovers. Her father, the mysterious Dr. Rappaccini, has made her the subject of a diabolical experiment. In Giovanni's attempt to free Beatrice from the control of her father and to escape the effect she has on him, he unwittingly destroys her
The Golden honeymoon by Ring Lardner( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the story of the same title by Ring Lardner, about an elderly couple who takes a winter vacation in St. Petersburg, Fla., in the 1920's, and discovers that 50 years of marriage have not prevented the arousal of old jealousies nor diminished the chances of an even deeper love
The Jolly corner( Visual )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spencer Brydon returns to New York after having been abroad for thirty-five years. He becomes obsessed with wondering what he might have been had he never left his country
I'm a fool by Sherwood Anderson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the short story by Sherwood Anderson of the same title. A racetrack trainer, touring from track to track in Ohio in the early 1900's, tells a lie to a beautiful young woman at the track in hopes that his exaggeration will impress her. When she reveals her own fondness for him and expresses the desire to continue the relationship, he is trapped and afraid to win her with the truth. His insight at the conclusion forms the title of the story
The revolt of mother by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1890 New England, Mother and Father are two hard-working people of the land. Father is going to build a new barn. Mother wants the new house she has long been promised. Despite the love and respect between those who strive and work to build a life together, sometimes the most difficult thing to see may be the needs of those who are closest to you
Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's home( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American soldier returning from World War I is unable to re-adjust to civilian life and his loving mother pressures him to rejoin the community
 
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William Faulkner's Barn burning
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice bobs her hairGo tell it on the mountainNathaniel Hawthorne's Rappaccini's daughterThe Golden honeymoonThe revolt of motherErnest Hemingway's Soldier's home