Download E-books Martin Chuzzlewit (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Charles Dickens, Patricia Ingham

Charles Dickens's robust black comedy of of hypocrisy and greed

The greed of his relations has led prosperous previous Martin Chuzzlewit to turn into suspicious and misanthropic, leaving his grandson and namesake to make his personal manner on this planet. And so younger Martin units out from the Wiltshire domestic of his intended champion, the scheming architect Pecksniff, to hunt his fortune in the US. In depicting Martin's trip - an event that teaches him to question his inherited self-interest and egotism - Dickens created many vividly learned figures: the brutish lout Jonas Chuzzlewit, plotting to realize the relatives fortune; Martin's positive manservant, Mark Tapley; mild Tom Pinch; and the drunken and corrupt deepest nurse, Mrs Gamp. With its portrayal of greed, blackmail and homicide, and its searing satire on the USA Dickens's novel is a robust and blackly shaggy dog story of hypocrisy and redemption. In her creation, Patricia Ingham examines characterization, the valuable topics of the radical, and Dickens's depiction of the US. This version additionally contains new prefaces, Dickens's postscript written in 1868, his operating papers, a observe on Mrs Gamp's eccentric speech, a chronology, up-to-date extra examining, appendices and unique illustrations through 'Phiz'.  

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes through individual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

By Henry Miller

His tales and essays rejoice these infrequent contributors (famous and vague) whose inventive resilience and mere lifestyles oppose the mechanization of minds and souls.

In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate, Henry Miller lower back to the U.S. with a prepared wish to see what his fatherland was once quite like―to get to the roots of the yankee nature and event. He set out on a trip that used to be to final 3 years, vacationing many sections of the rustic and making acquaintances of all descriptions. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is the results of that odyssey.

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Download E-books Frommer's Hawaii 2013 PDF

By Jeanette Foster

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  • Our writer makes definite that you will really event the spirit of aloha, and she'll assist you keep away from whatever that is overpriced, touristy, or inauthentic. With Frommer's in hand, you will comprehend the place to discover secluded shorelines, mystery spots for snorkeling, the easiest clothing stores to decide on for every thing from diving to deep-sea fishing, and the place to discover the pinnacle galleries and shops.
  • Inside you will find wide assurance of family-friendly lodgings and actions, the best way to get married within the islands, ideas for the easiest honeymoon hotels, and important suggestion on discovering the simplest airfares and package deal offers. even if you must watch the fiery spectacle on the great Island's volcano, play a not easy around of golfing, snorkel with sea turtles, or just sit back with a mai tai to observe the sundown, you could layout the right journey with Frommer's Hawaii.

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Download E-books Blonde: A Novel PDF

By Joyce Carol Oates

One of < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />America’s so much acclaimed novelists boldly re-imagines certainly one of America’s so much enduring icons in Blonde—the nationwide ebook Award-nominated bestseller by Joyce Carol Oates. The legend of Marilyn Monroe—aka Norma Jeane Baker—comes provocatively alive during this strong story of Hollywood delusion and heartbreaking truth. Marilyn Monroe lives—reborn to inform her untold heritage; her tale of a celeb created to polish brightest within the Hollywood firmament sooner than her fall to earth. Blonde is a blinding fictional portrait of the complex internal lifetime of the idolized and wanted superstar as purely the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates may well paint it.

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Download E-books Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity PDF

By James C. Cobb

From the 17th century Cavaliers and Uncle Tom's Cabin to Civil Rights museums and modern day conflicts over the accomplice flag, here's a amazing portrait of southern id, served in an enticing combination of background, literature, and pop culture. during this insightful booklet, written with dry wit and sharp perception, James C. Cobb explains how the South first got here to be seen--and then got here to determine itself--as a zone except the remainder of America.

As Cobb demonstrates, the legend of the aristocratic Cavalier origins of southern planter society was once nurtured by means of either northern and southern writers, purely to be challenged through abolitionist critics, black and white. After the Civil struggle, defeated and embittered southern whites included the Cavalier fable into the cult of the "Lost Cause," which provided the emotional power for his or her made up our minds campaign to rejoin the Union on their lonesome phrases. After global struggle I, white writers like Ellen Glasgow, William Faulkner and different key figures of "Southern Renaissance" in addition to their African American opposite numbers within the "Harlem Renaissance"--Cobb is the 1st to teach the robust hyperlinks among the 2 movements--challenged the hot South creed through asking how the grandiose imaginative and prescient of the South's previous might be reconciled with the dismal truth of its current. The Southern self-image underwent one other sea swap within the wake of the Civil Rights flow, whilst the tip of white supremacy shook the previous definition of the "Southern method of life"--but whilst, African americans started to learn their southern roots extra overtly and embody their neighborhood, in addition to racial, id. because the millennium grew to become, the South faced a brand new id difficulty caused by international homogenization: if Southern tradition is all over, has the recent South turn into the No South?

Here then is an important paintings by means of one in all America's most interesting Southern historians, a magisterial synthesis that mixes wealthy scholarship with provocative new insights into what the South potential to southerners and to the US to boot.

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Download E-books The Populist Vision PDF

By Charles Postel

Within the past due 19th century, huge technological thoughts just like the telegraph and steam energy made the USA and the area a way smaller position. New applied sciences additionally made attainable large-scale association and centralization. enterprises grew exponentially and the wealthy accrued nice fortunes. these at the brief finish of those wrenching alterations spoke back within the Populist rebellion, the most powerful demanding situations to company energy in American history.

But what did Populism signify? part a century in the past, students akin to Richard Hofstadter portrayed the Populist move as an irrational reaction of backward-looking farmers to the demanding situations of modernity. considering that then, the romantic inspiration of Populism because the resistance circulate of tradition-based and pre-modern groups to a contemporary and advertisement society has prevailed. In a extensive, leading edge reassessment, according to a deep studying of archival assets, The Populist Vision argues that the Populists understood themselves as--and have been in fact--modern humans, who pursued an alternative imaginative and prescient for contemporary America.

making an allowance for either the leaders and the led, The Populist Vision makes use of a large lens, concentrating on the farmers, either black and white, women and men, whereas additionally bet staff and bohemian urbanites. From Texas to the Dakotas, from Georgia to California, farmer Populists strove to exploit the hot strategies for his or her personal ends. They sought medical and technical wisdom, shaped hugely centralized enterprises, introduced large-scale cooperative companies, and pressed for reforms at the version of the nation's such a lot problematic paperwork - the Postal carrier. thousands of Populist farm ladies sought schooling, employment in colleges and workplaces, and a extra smooth existence. Miners, railroad staff, and different exertions Populists joined with farmers to offer impetus to the regulatory kingdom. Activists from Chicago, San Francisco, and different new towns supplied Populism with a dynamic city dimension

This significant reassessment of the Populist adventure is key interpreting for an individual drawn to the politics, society, and tradition of recent America.

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Download E-books West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America After the Civil War PDF

By Heather Cox Richardson

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The tale of Reconstruction isn't really easily in regards to the rebuilding of the South after the Civil conflict. as an alternative, the past due 19th century outlined glossy the USA, as Southerners, Northerners, and Westerners steadily hammered out a countrywide identification that united 3 areas right into a state which can turn into an international strength. eventually, the tale of Reconstruction is ready how a center type shaped in the USA and the way its participants outlined what the state could stand for, either at domestic and overseas, for the subsequent century and beyond.

A sweeping heritage of the us from the period of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, this enticing ebook stretches the limits of our knowing of Reconstruction. Historian Heather Cox Richardson ties the North and West into the post–Civil conflict tale that typically focuses narrowly at the South, encompassing the numerous humans and occasions of this profoundly vital era.

By weaving jointly the stories of genuine individuals—from a plantation mistress, a local American warrior, and a exertions organizer to Andrew Carnegie, Julia Ward Howe, Booker T. Washington, and Sitting Bull—who lived through the many years following the Civil battle and who left documents of their personal phrases, Richardson tells a narrative concerning the production of recent America.

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Download E-books The American Experiment PDF

James MacGregor Burns's gorgeous trilogy of yankee historical past, spanning the start of the structure to the ultimate days of the chilly struggle. In those 3 volumes, Pulitzer Prize and nationwide booklet Award-winner James MacGregor Burns chronicles with intensity and narrative panache the main major cultural, fiscal, and political occasions of yankee heritage.

In The winery of Liberty, he combines the colour and texture of early American existence with meticulous scholarship. concentrating on the tensions best as much as the Civil struggle, Burns brilliantly indicates how americans turned divided over the that means of Liberty.

In The Workshop of Democracy, Burns explores greater than a half-century of dramatic progress and transformation of the yank panorama, in the course of the addition of dozens of recent states, the shattering tragedy of the 1st global conflict, the explosion of undefined, and, after all, the emergence of the USA as a brand new worldwide strength.

And in The Crosswinds of Freedom, Burns deals an articulate and incisive exam of the united states in the course of its upward thrust to turn into the world's sole superpower - during the nice melancholy, the second one international struggle, the chilly conflict, and the speedy velocity of technological swap that gave upward push to the "American Century."

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Download E-books Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class PDF

By Robin D. G. Kelley, George Lipsitz

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Many black ideas of day-by-day resistance were obscured--until now. Race rebels, argues Kelley, have created recommendations of resistance, pursuits, and full subcultures. right here, for the 1st time, daily race rebels are given the historiographical cognizance they deserve, from the Jim Crow period to the current.

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Download E-books America: A Narrative History (9th Edition) PDF

By George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi

A publication scholars love, now extra streamlined and accessible.
America has bought greater than 1.8 million copies during the last 8 versions simply because it’s a e-book that scholars take pleasure in interpreting. powerful storytelling, colourful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative soaking up and the cloth extra memorable. The 9th version comprises refreshed and up to date assurance of African American historical past and has been streamlined from 37 to 34 chapters.

Note: this can be the one-volume variation of the unabridged e-book, it's also allotted as a two-volume variation, a short variation, and a two-volume short version.

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