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The American novel

Author: Robert C Evans; Deborah C Solomon; Sarah Fredericks
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, 2011.
Series: Understanding Literature through Close Reading.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Helps students better understand and appreciate literature through a close examination of great short passages in classic works, offering interpretations of selected passages from great American novels.
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American novel.
New York : Facts On File, 2011
(DLC) 2010011894
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Evans; Deborah C Solomon; Sarah Fredericks
ISBN: 9781438134932 1438134932
OCLC Number: 747413900
Notes: This work offers close readings of selected passages from 150 great American novels, followed by analysis and questions for discussion.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 976 pages).
Contents: Absalom, Absalom!, by William Faulkner (1936) --
The adventures of Augie March, by Saul Bellow (1953) --
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain (1876) --
The age of innocence, by Edith Wharton (1920) --
All the king's men, by Robert Penn Warren (1946) --
All the pretty horses, by Cormac McCarthy (1992) --
Almanac of the dead, by Leslie Marmon Silko (1991) --
The ambassadors, by Henry James (1903) --
An American tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser (1925) --
As I lay dying, by William Faulkner (1930) --
The assistant, by Bernard Malamud (1957) --
The awakening, by Kate Chopin (1899) --
Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis (1922) --
The ballad of the sad cafe, by Carson McCullers (1951) --
The bear, by William Faulkner (1935, 1942) --
The beet queen, by Louise Erdrich (1986) --
The bell jar, by Sylvia Plath (1963) --
Beloved, by Toni Morrison (1987) --
Benito Cereno, by Herman Melville (1855) --
The big money, by John Dos Passos (1936) --
Billy Budd, sailor, by Herman Melville (1888-1891, 1924) --
Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy (1985) --
The bluest eye, by Toni Morrison (1970) --
The bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder (1927) --
The call of the wild, by Jack London (1903). Cane, by Jean Toomer (1923) --
The catcher in the rye, by J.D. Salinger (1951) --
Catch-22, by Joseph Heller (1961) --
Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko (1977) --
The chosen, by Chaim Potok (1967) --
The color purple, by Alice Walker (1982) --
The confidence-man, by Herman Melville (1857) --
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court, by Mark Twain (1889) --
The country of the pointed firs, by Sarah Orne Jewett (1896) --
The crying of lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon (1966) --
Daisy Miller, by Henry James (1879) --
Death comes for the archbishop, by Willa Cather (1927) --
A death in the family, by James Agee (1957) --
The deerslayer, by James Fenimore Cooper (1841) --
Deliverance, by James Dickey (1970) --
The enormous room, by E.E. Cummings (1922) --
Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton (1911) --
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury (1953) --
A farewell to arms, by Ernest Hemingway (1929) --
The fixer, by Bernard Malamud (1966) --
The 42nd parallel, by John Dos Passos (1930) --
For whom the bell tolls, by Ernest Hemingway (1940) --
Going after Cacciato, by Tim O'Brien (1978) --
The golden bowl, by Henry James (1904) --
Goodbye, Columbus, by Philip Roth (1959). The good earth, by Pearl S. Buck (1931) --
Go tell it on the mountain, by James Baldwin (1953) --
The grapes of wrath, by John Steinbeck (1939) --
Gravity's rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon (1973) --
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925) --
The heart is a lonely hunter, by Carson McCullers (1940) --
Herzog, by Saul Bellow (1964) --
Home to Harlem, by Claude McKay (1928) --
House made of dawn, by N. Scott Momaday (1968) --
The house of mirth, by Edith Wharton (1905) --
The house of the seven gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1851) --
The house on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros (1984) --
Humboldt's gift, by Saul Bellow (1975) --
I know why the caged bird sings, by Maya Angelou (1969) --
Invisible man, by Ralph Ellison (1952) --
Ironweed, by William Kennedy (1983) --
Jonah's gourd vine, by Zora Neale Hurston (1934) --
The joy luck club, by Amy Tan (1989) --
The jungle, by Upton Sinclair (1906) --
Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper (1826) --
A lesson before dying, by Ernest Gaines (1993) --
Light in August, by William Faulkner (1932) --
Little women, by Louisa May Alcott (1868-1869) --
Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov (1955). Look homeward, angel, by Thomas Wolfe (1929) --
Love medicine, by Louise Erdrich (1984, 1993) --
Maggie : a girl of the streets, by Stephen Crane (1893) --
Main street, by Sinclair Lewis (1920) --
The Maltese falcon, by Dashiell Hammett (1930) --
The marble faun, by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1860) --
McTeague, by Frank Norris (1899) --
Meridian, by Alice Walker (1976) --
Miss Lonelyhearts, by Nathanael West (1933) --
Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville (1851) --
The moviegoer, by Walker Percy (1961) --
My Antonia, by Willa Cather (1918) --
The naked and the dead, by Norman Mailer (1948) --
The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, by Edgar Allen Poe (1838) --
Native son, by Richard Wright (1940) --
The natural, by Bernard Malamud (1952) --
Night, by Elie Wiesel (1960) --
Nineteen nineteen, by John Dos Passos (1932) --
Not without laughter, by Langston Hughes (1930) --
No. 44 : the mysterious stranger, by Mark Twain (1916, 1982) --
Of mice and men, by John Steinbeck (1937) --
The old man and the sea, by Ernest Hemingway (1952) --
One flew over the cuckoo's nest, by Ken Kesey (1962) --
On the road, by Jack Kerouac (1957) --
O pioneers!, by Willa Cather (1913). The ox-bow incident, by Walter Van Tilburg Clark (1940) --
Pale fire, by Vladimir Nabokov (1962) --
Pale horse, pale rider, by Katherine Anne Porter (1939) --
Passing, by Nella Larsen (1929) --
The pearl, by John Steinbeck (1947) --
Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov (1957) --
The poisonwood bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (1998) --
Portnoy's complaint, by Philip Roth (1969) --
The portrait of a lady, by Henry James (1881) --
The prince and the pauper, by Mark Twain (1882) --
The professor's house, by Willa Cather (1925) --
Pudd'nhead Wilson, by Mark Twain (1894) --
Quicksand, by Nella Larsen (1928) --
Rabbit, run, by John Updike (1960) --
Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow (1975) --
The red badge of courage, by Stephen Crane (1895) --
The rise of Silas Lapham, by William Dean Howells (1885) --
The road, by Cormac McCarthy (2006) --
Sabbath's theater, by Philip Roth (1995) --
The salt eaters, by Toni Cade Bambara (1980) --
The scarlet letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850) --
The sea-wolf, by Jack London (1904) --
Seize the day, by Saul Bellow (1956) --
A separate peace, by John Knowles (1960) --
Ship of fools, by Katherine Anne Porter (1962) --
Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser (1900) --
Slaughterhouse-five, by Kurt Vonnegut (1969). Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison (1977) --
Sophie's choice, by William Styron (1979) --
The sound and the fury, by William Faulkner (1929) --
Sula, by Toni Morrison (1973) --
The sun alson rises, by Ernest Hemingway (1926) --
Tender is the night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1934) --
Their eyes were watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston (1937) --
The things they carried, by Tim O'Brien (1990) --
This side of paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1920) --
To kill a mockingbird, by Harper Lee (1960) --
Tracks, by Louise Erdrich (1988) --
Tripmaster monkey : his fake book, by Maxine Hong Kingston (1989) --
The turn of the screw, by Henry James (1898) --
Typee, by Herman Melville (1846) --
Uncle Tom's cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1851, 1852) --
The unvanquished, by William Faulkner (1938) --
The wapshot chronicle, by John Cheever (1957) --
Washington Square, by Henry James (1881) --
White noise, by Don DeLillo (1985) --
Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson (1919) --
The wings of the dove, by Henry James (1902) --
Wise blood, by Flannery O'Connor (1952) --
The woman warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston (1976).
Series Title: Understanding Literature through Close Reading.
Responsibility: Robert C. Evans, general editor ; Deborah C. Solomon and Sarah Fredericks, assistant editors.

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