Jacob's Room (Annotated)

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547564111

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Woolf's first distinctly modernist novel follows an aloof yet beloved young man from his childhood through his student days to his too-early death during World War I. Annotated and with an introduction by Vara Neverow

Jacob's Room

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780451526656

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Follows the life of Jacob Flanders, a fatherless boy, from his early years until his death in the First World War

Woolf Studies Annual

Author: Mark Hussey

Publisher: Pace University Press

ISBN: 9781935625254

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 264

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A Room of One's Own

And Three Guineas

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199642214

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 294

View: 6656

'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...'In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their role in challenging the drive towards fascism and conflict. In A Room of One's Own she explores centuries of limitations placed on women, as well as celebrating the creativeachievements of the women writers who overcame these obstacles.In this first history of women's writing, she describes the importance of education, financial independence, and equality of opportunity to creative freedom. ThreeGuineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war. A radical articulation of Woolf's pacifist politics, it investigates the causes of gender inequalities and the ways in which women's historic outsider position make them crucial in the prevention of war. Both these works started life as talks to groups of young women, and their engaging wit and informality establish Woolf as one of the twentieth-century's greatest essayists. Their argumentscontinue to reverberate in feminist discourse to this day.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

The Givens Collection

Author: Harriet Jacobs,Lydia Maria Child,Louise Meriwether

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743460561

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7742

Recounts the author's childhood as a slave, her escape to the north, and the help she received from both blacks and whites, and documents the degradation and injustices of slavery.

Night and Day

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biographers

Page: 508

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 052543285X

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

The Voyage Out

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 375

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Woolf's first novel is a haunting book, full of light and shadow. It takes Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose and their niece, Rachel, on a sea voyage from London to a resort on the South american coast. "It is a strange, tragic, inspired book whose scene is a South americanca not found on any map and reached by a boat which would not float on any sea, an americanca whose spiritual boundaries touch Xanadu and Atlantis" (E. M. Forster).

The History of Love: A Novel

Author: Nicole Krauss

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393328627

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 7004

Sixty years after a book's publication, its author remembers his lost love and missing son, while a teenage girl, named for one of the book's characters, seeks her namesake, as well as a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. By the author of Man Walks Into a Room. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

The Years

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1291550186

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Published in 1937 by Hogarth Press, The Years was the last novel released during Woolf’s lifetime. It was also the longest in development, having gone through a steady flow of refinements since it was first conceived as a novel-essay in 1931. Much like the previous novel, The Waves, this is as much or more about structure than it is about plot, following the progress or otherwise of the Pargiter family from 1880 up to ‘the present’. Again like The Waves, the stages of narrative presented as brief snapshots are interspersed with poetic vistas of British weather. That the dates coincide with Woolf’s life are not coincidence, writing to Hugh Walpole in 1932 she declared that, “ ... only autobiography is literature – novels are what we peel off ...” This can be taken in two ways: that a writer is obliged to get through the novels before coming to the more worthy autobiography; or that what’s presented as a novel is no more than the thin outer skin covering up the autobiography underneath.

The Human Division #13: Earth Below, Sky Above

Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 146683062X

Category: Fiction

Page: 77

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The final episode of The Human Division, John Scalzi's new thirteen-episode novel in the world of his bestselling Old Man's War. Beginning on January 15, 2013, a new episode of The Human Division will appear in e-book form every Tuesday. At last, the Earth and the Colonial Union have begun formal discussions about their relationship in the future—a chance for the divisions in humanity to be repaired. The diplomats and crew of the Clarke are on hand to help with the process, including Ambassador Ode Abumwe and CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson, both of whom were born on Earth. But not everyone wants The Human Division to be repaired...and they will go to great length to make sure it isn't. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: N.A

Category: Slaves

Page: 302

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Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course. I wish I were more competent to the task I have undertaken. But I trust my readers will excuse deficiencies in consideration of circumstances. I was born and reared in Slavery; and I remained in a Slave State twenty-seven years. Since I have been at the North, it has been necessary for me to work diligently for my own support, and the education of my children. This has not left me much leisure to make up for the loss of early opportunities to improve myself; and it has compelled me to write these pages at irregular intervals, whenever I could snatch an hour from household duties.

The Mrs. Dalloway Reader

Author: Virginia Woolf,Francine Prose,Mark Hussey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156030151

Category: Fiction

Page: 378

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The complete text of Woolf's masterpiece "Mrs. Dalloway" is accompanied by Mrs. Dalloway's Party, journal entries and letters related to the book, and a collection of critical reviews, essays, and commentary by other writers.

English

Author: Gang Wang

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670020591

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

View: 5629

Young Love Liu, who wonders about life outside of the conformist region of Xinjiang during the Cultural Revolution, is inspired by a teacher to learn English but finds his survival threatened by the atmosphere of suspicion and repression that marks his ho

The Annotated Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393060294

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A ten-year-old orphan comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors where she discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden, in a volume that is complemented by annotations and illustrations.

The Selected Works of Virginia Woolf

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225587

Category: Canon (Literarature)

Page: 1280

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The delicate artistry and lyrical prose of Virginia Woolf's novels have established her as a writer of sensitivity and profound talent. This title collects selected works of Woolf, including: "To the Lighthouse," "Orlando," "The Waves," "Jacob's Room," "A Room of One's Own," "Three Guineas" and "Between the Acts."

Between the Acts

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544451783

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 7642

In Woolf’s last novel, the action takes place on one summer’s day at a country house in the heart of England, where the villagers are presenting their annual pageant. A lyrical, moving valedictory.

Jacob's New Dress

Author: Sarah Hoffman,Ian Hoffman

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company

ISBN: 0807563730

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3956

Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don't identify with traditional gender roles.

Hollow City

The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594746206

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 888

Read the sequel to the New York Times #1 best-selling book. The movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, staring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samual L. Jackson, and Judi Dench. Bonus features: • Sneak preview of the third Peculiar Children novel • Exclusive Q&A with Ransom Riggs • Never-before-seen peculiar photography Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience. September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them—but she’s trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom.

Tropic of Cancer

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555846985

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller’s masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1934. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller’s famed mixture of memoir and fiction, which chronicles with unapologetic gusto the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer, his friends, and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s. Tropic of Cancer is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, “one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century.”