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Updike, John

Summary: Twenty-six-year-old John Updike was already well known as a contributor of stories and poems to The New Yorker when, in January 1959, he published The Poorhouse Fair, the first of four novels that mine his early life in small-town Pennsylvania. All four are collected here in this inaugural volume of the Library of America edition of Updike’s novels.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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Cooper, James Fenimore

Summary: With his second novel, The Spy:A Tale of the Neutral Ground, in 1821, James Cooper (the Fenimore would come later) found his true voice and what became his most enduring subject matter: the history of his young nation, born of the clash between Old World and New. Set largely in Westchester County--site of the real-life intrigues of Benedict Arnold and Major John Andre--The Spy traces the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC COO

Ward, Lynd

Contents: Reading pictures / Art Spiegelman -- Prelude to a million years -- Song without words -- Vertigo -- On "Prelude to a Million Years" -- The equinox idea -- On "Song Without Words" -- On "Vertigo" -- The Book and the woodblock.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 761.2 WAR

O'Hara, John

Summary: Already a frequent contributor of well-crafted stories to The New Yorker when he turned to the larger canvas of the novel, John OHara wrote with unusual acuity about the power of status and class in American life. His reputation as a novelist rests largely on four extraordinary books published from 1934 to 1940. These early novels, like those of his contemporaries Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC OHA

L'Engle, Madeleine

Summary: This second volume gathers the final four Kairos novels, in which Meg and Calvin's daughter Polly takes center stage. In The Arm of the Starfish, Polly disappears, and Calvin's research assistant is implicated in her kidnapping. In Dragons in the Waters, Polly and her brother Charles are on a steamer bound for Venezuela when they help solve a murder connected to a stolen portrait of Simon...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2018

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC LEN

Contents: v. 1. Henry Adams to Dorothy Parker -- v. 2. E.E. Cummings to May Swenson.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 811. 508 American 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 811.508 AMER

Summary: This anthology traces the surprising story of how Americans made Shakespeare their own through a wide range of genres. The writers included range from the 1800s to the present day, and offer testimony to Shakespeare's profound and enduring influence --

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 822.3 SHA

Berry, Wendell

Summary: For more than fifty years, in eight novels and fortytwo short stories, Wendell Berry (b. 1934) has created an indelible portrait of rural America through the lens of Port William, Kentucky, one of the most fully imagined places in American literature. Taken together, these novels and stories form a masterwork of American prose: straightforward, spare, and lyrical. Now, for the first time, in an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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Kerouac, Jack

Summary: Poetry was at the center of Jack Kerouac's sense of mission as a writer. This landmark edition brings together for the first time all Kerouac's major poetic works--Mexico City Blues, The Scripture of the Golden Eternity, Book of Blues, Poems All Sizes, Old Angel Midnight, Book of Haikus--along with a rich assortment of his uncollected poems, six published here for the first time. He wrote...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 811.54 KER

Miller, Arthur

Summary: For Arthur Miller's centennial year, The Library of America and editor Tony Kushner present the final volume in the definitive collected edition of the essential American dramatist. Here are eleven masterful, haunting, funny, and provocative later plays, from the double-bill Danger: Memory (1987) to Finishing the Picture (2004), Miller’s final stage work, based loosely on events around the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Literary Classics of the United States, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812 MIL

Murray, Albert

Summary: "Albert Murray (1916-2013) was one of the most provocative and original American thinkers of the twentieth century, writing with equal grace and power as an essayist and novelist."--Page 4 of cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUR

Summary: "Included are narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1772) and Olaudah Equiano (1789), who were taken from Africa as children and brought across the Atlantic to British North America. The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831) provides unique insight into the man who led the deadliest slave uprising in American history. The widely read narratives by the fugitive slaves Frederick Douglass...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 SLA

Leonard, Elmore

Summary: One of the great storytellers of our time, Elmore Leonard perfected his craft writing Westerns, a genre he loved. These tales--some adapted into such outstanding films as Hombre, Valdez Is Coming, and 3:10 to Yuma--are unexcelled for their wiry tautness, sharp characterizations, and jolts of unexpected humor. For sheer stripped-down narrative tension Leonard never did anything better, and the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEO

Liebling, A. J. (Abbott Joseph)

Contents: The sweet science -- The Earl of Louisiana -- The jollity building -- Between meals -- The press.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814.52 LIE

Ward, Lynd

Summary: From the eve of the Great Depression to the onset of World War II, Lynd Ward, America's first great graphic novelist, bore witness to the roiling, dizzying national scene as both a master printmaker and a socially committed storyteller. His medium of expression, the wordless "novel in woodcuts," was his alone in the United States, and he quickly brought it from bold iconic infancy to a still...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 761.2 WAR

Wharton, Edith

Summary: Features four lesser-known works from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Jazz Age author of The Age of Innocence, including a social-class-mobility romance that is believed to have been the literary inspiration for The Great Gatsby. --Publisher

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library Of America 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WHA

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott)

Contents: This side of paradise -- Flappers and philosophers -- The beautiful and damned -- Tales of the jazz age.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC Fitzg

James, Henry

Summary: "This volume, the sixth and final in The Library of America's edition of the complete novels of Henry James, brings together two masterpieces of his extraordinary late period--The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904)--as well as his last extended narrative work, The Outcry (1911), a short comic novel of social manners."The idea for The Ambassadors came from James's friend William Dean...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JAM

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 811.3 LON

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: SC Longfellow 2000

Audubon, John James

Contents: Mississippi River journal -- From 1826 journal -- From Ornithological biography -- Delineations of American scenery and manners -- Missouri River journals -- Other writings -- Letters.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 1999

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 598.092 AUD

Le Guin, Ursula K.

Summary: Before she upended the conventions of science fiction with such pathbreaking works as The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin created the richly imagined world of Orsinia, a central European country that serves as a backdrop for her extraordinary extended meditation on the interplay of individual will and the forces of history. The provocative novel Malafrena (written...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEG

Summary: Covers the Civil War from January 1862 to January 1863, describing the events of that year through messages, proclamations, newspaper articles, letters, diaries, and poems from people who lived through it.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 CIV

Adams, John

Summary: "Traces John Adams's career from his leading role in the debate over independence, [...] to his tireless efforts to establish the fledgling government of the United States and supply its army in the filed, to his crucial diplomatic service in Europe [...]. It includes his hightly influential 1776 pamphlet Thoughts on Government, dozens of his characteristically frank and revealing personal...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.3 ADA

Dana, Richard Henry

Contents: Two years before the mast -- To Cuba and back: a vacation voyage -- Journal of a voyage round the world 1859-1860.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 910.45 DAN