The Revolt of Mother and Other Stories

Author: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486158381
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Eight vivid, poignant tales of self-reliant New England women. Well-known title story plus "A New England Nun," "Old Woman Magoun," "Gentian," "One Good Time," plus 3 others.

The Revolt of Mother

Author: Mary Wilkins Freeman
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780895987594
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mary Wilkins Freeman [RL 7 IL 9-12] After 40 years, "Mother" takes a stand and pries a new house from her husband. Themes: seizing opportunities; demanding justice. 44 pages. Tale Blazers.

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365192180
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First published in the June 1922 issue of The Smart Set magazine, 'The Diamond as big as The Ritz' is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpieces. Fans of 'The Great Gatsby' will enjoy this satirical short story set during the Jazz Age.

Great Short Stories by Great American Writers

Author: Thomas Fasano
Publisher: Coyote Canyon Press
ISBN: 0982129874
Format: PDF
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Featuring 30 of the greatest short stories from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new anthology begins with Washington Irving's tale "Rip Van Winkle" and ranges across more than one hundred years of storytelling, concluding with F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, "Winter Dreams." Other selections include Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," Melville's "Bartleby, The Scrivener," Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "To Build a Fire," by Jack London, "The Middle Years" by Henry James, plus stories by Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, Ambrose Bierce, Theodore Dreiser, and others. Perfect for classroom use, this outstanding collection of short stories will also prove popular with fiction readers everywhere.

Detection by Gaslight

Author: Douglas G. Greene
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486114120
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fourteen extraordinary Victorian and Edwardian crime stories by Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jacques Futrelle, G. K. Chesterton, and others — many never before published in book form.

Tales from a Revolution

Author: James D. Rice
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195386949
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the spring of 1676, Nathaniel Bacon, a hotheaded young newcomer to Virginia, led a revolt against the colony's Indian policies. Bacon's Rebellion turned into a civil war within Virginia--and a war of extermination against the colony's Indian allies--that lasted into the following winter, sending shock waves throughout the British colonies and into England itself. James Rice offers a colorfully detailed account of the rebellion, revealing how Piscataways, English planters, slave traders, Susquehannocks, colonial officials, plunderers and intriguers were all pulled into an escalating conflict whose outcome, month by month, remained uncertain. In Rice's rich narrative, the lead characters come to life: the powerful, charismatic Governor Berkeley, the sorrowful Susquehannock warrior Monges, the wiley Indian trader and tobacco planter William Byrd, the regal Pamunkey chieftain Cockacoeske, and the rebel leader himself, Nathaniel Bacon. The dark, slender Bacon, born into a prominent family, soon earned a reputation in America as imperious, ambitious, and arrogant. But the colonial leaders did not foresee how rash and headstrong Nathaniel Bacon could be, nor how adept he would prove to be at both inciting colonists and alienating Indians. As the tense drama unfolds, it becomes apparent that the struggle between Governor Berkeley and the impetuous Bacon is nothing less than a battle over the soul of America. Bacon died in the midst of the uprising and Governor Berkeley shortly afterwards, but the profoundly important issues at the heart of the rebellion took another generation to resolve. The late seventeenth century was a pivotal moment in American history, full of upheavals and far-flung conspiracies. Tales From a Revolution brilliantly captures the swirling rumors and central events of Bacon's Rebellion and its aftermath, weaving them into a dramatic tale that is part of the founding story of America.

Great Speeches

Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486153614
Format: PDF, ePub
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Includes 27 masterly speeches: First Inaugural Address, message to Congress after Pearl Harbor ("a day that will live in infamy"), Fireside Chats, Fourth Inaugural Address, many more.

The Encantadas and Other Stories

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486115402
Format: PDF
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This collection features 14 of Melville's short stories reprinted from Harper's and Putnam's magazines, including "The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles," a dramatic story set on the Galapagos Islands, plus "The Bell-Tower," more.

Lilacs and Other Stories

Author: Kate Chopin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486115356
Format: PDF, Docs
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From the author of The Awakening comes this collection, which features 24 distinctive tales of Southern life, filled with fascinating characters, idiosyncratic customs, and sometimes shocking details.