The Oxford Library Of Short Novels

Author: John Wain
Editor: Clarendon Press
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The short novel is a literary form that has stimulated writers to some of their greatest work. This selection, drawn from the period when the genre was at its height, 1880 to 1945, and from British, European and American authors, offers readers a wide range of imaginative fiction. In his introduction, Wain argues that the short novel exists as a complementary form to the full-length genre, while being distinct from the snap-shot quality of the short story proper.

The Short Novels Of John Steinbeck

Author: Jackson J. Benson
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822309949
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The Grapes of Wrath is generally considered Steinbeck's masterpiece, but the short novel was the form he most frequently turned to and most consciously theorized about, and with constant experimentation he made the form his own. Much of the best—and the worst—of his writing appears in his short novels. This collection reviews what has been categorized as the “good” and the “bad,” looking beyond the careless labeling that has characterized a great deal of the commentary on Steinbeck's writing to the true strengths and weaknesses of the works. The contributors demonstrate that even in the short novels that are most often criticized, there is more depth and sophistication than has generally been acknowledged. The essays examine the six most popular short novels—Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row, and The Pearl—in addition to the three usually thought of as less successful—Burning Bright, Sweet Thursday, and The Short Reign of Pippin IV. Because most of Steinbeck's short novels were adapted and presented as plays or screenplays, many of the essays deal with dramatic or film versions of the short novels as well as with the fiction. The collection concludes with a comprehensive checklist of criticism of the short novels. Contributors. Richard Astro, Jackson J. Benson, Carroll Britch, John Ditsky, Joseph Fontenrose, Warren French, Robert Gentry, Mimi Reisel Gladstein, William Goldhurst, Tetsumaro Hayashi, Robert S. Hughes Jr., Howard Levant, Clifford Lewis, Peter Lisca, Anne Loftis, Charles R. Metzger, Michael J. Meyer, Robert E. Morsberger, Louis Owens, Roy S. Simmonds, Mark Spilka, John Timmerman

The Short Novels Of John Steinbeck

Author: John Steinbeck
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101138874
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A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Short Novels Of Martha Gellhorn

Author: Martha Gellhorn
Editor: Vintage
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The Complete Short Novels

Author: Anton Chekhov
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 030742829X
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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Aanton Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels–here brought together in one volume for the first time, in a masterly new translation by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. The Steppe–the most lyrical of the five–is an account of a nine-year-old boy’s frightening journey by wagon train across the steppe of southern Russia. The Duel sets two decadent figures–a fanatical rationalist and a man of literary sensibility–on a collision course that ends in a series of surprising reversals. In The Story of an Unknown Man, a political radical spying on an important official by serving as valet to his son gradually discovers that his own terminal illness has changed his long-held priorities in startling ways. Three Years recounts a complex series of ironies in the personal life of a rich but passive Moscow merchant. In My Life, a man renounces wealth and social position for a life of manual labor. The resulting conflict between the moral simplicity of his ideals and the complex realities of human nature culminates in a brief apocalyptic vision that is unique in Chekhov’s work.

Short Novels Of The Masters

Author: Charles Neider
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0815411782
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Includes the 10 finest short novels ever written.

The Short Novels V 1 2

Author: David Herbert Lawrence
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The Short Novels Of Dostoevsky

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Short Novels Of Jack Schaefer

Author: Jack Schaefer
Editor: Boston : Houghton Mifflin
ISBN:
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Frontier and pioneer life--West (U.S.)--Fiction/SHANE, THE MOVIE WAS ADAPTED FROM ONE OF THESE SHORT STORIES IN THIS BOOK.