Lady Chatterley s Lover

Lady Chatterley s Lover Author D.H. Lawrence
ISBN-10 9780553903386
Year 2007-01-30
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Bantam Classics
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Introduction by Kathryn Harrison Inspired by the long-standing affair between D. H. Lawrence’s German wife and an Italian peasant, Lady Chatterley’s Lover follows the intense passions of Constance Chatterley. Trapped in an unhappy marriage to an aristocratic mine owner whose war wounds have left him paralyzed and impotent, Constance enters into a liaison with the gamekeeper Mellors. Frank Kermode called the book D. H. Lawrence’s “great achievement,” Anaïs Nin described it as “his best novel,” and Archibald MacLeish hailed it as “one of the most important works of fiction of the century.” Along with an incisive Introduction by Kathryn Harrison, this Modern Library edition includes the transcript of the judge’s decision in the famous 1959 obscenity trial that allowed Lady Chatterley’s Lover to be published in the United States.

Dirt for Art s Sake

Dirt for Art s Sake Author Elisabeth Ladenson
ISBN-10 9780801466410
Year 2012-09-24
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Cornell University Press
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In Dirt for Art's Sake, Elisabeth Ladenson recounts the most visible of modern obscenity trials involving scandalous books and their authors. What, she asks, do these often-colorful legal histories have to tell us about the works themselves and about a changing cultural climate that first treated them as filth and later celebrated them as masterpieces? Ladenson's narrative starts with Madame Bovary (Flaubert was tried in France in 1857) and finishes with Fanny Hill (written in the eighteenth century, put on trial in the United States in 1966); she considers, along the way, Les Fleurs du Mal, Ulysses, The Well of Loneliness, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Tropic of Cancer, Lolita, and the works of the Marquis de Sade. Over the course of roughly a century, Ladenson finds, two ideas that had been circulating in the form of avant-garde heresy gradually became accepted as truisms, and eventually as grounds for legal defense. The first is captured in the formula "art for art's sake"-the notion that a work of art exists in a realm independent of conventional morality. The second is realism, vilified by its critics as "dirt for dirt's sake." In Ladenson's view, the truth of the matter is closer to -dirt for art's sake-"the idea that the work of art may legitimately include the representation of all aspects of life, including the unpleasant and the sordid. Ladenson also considers cinematic adaptations of these novels, among them Vincente Minnelli's Madame Bovary, Stanley Kubrick's Lolita and the 1997 remake directed by Adrian Lyne, and various attempts to translate de Sade's works and life into film, which faced similar censorship travails. Written with a keen awareness of ongoing debates about free speech, Dirt for Art's Sake traces the legal and social acceptance of controversial works with critical acumen and delightful wit.

The Jewish Family and Jewish Continuity

The Jewish Family and Jewish Continuity Author Steven Bayme
ISBN-10 0881254959
Year 1994
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
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The Jewish family in America is by and large a reflection of the general American family. With the rise of divorce and the increasing preference for alternative life styles, the traditional Jewish family, like its American counterpart, is under increasing challenge. When the effects of intermarriage and a lower-than-average birth rate are added in, the continuity of the Jewish family and Jewish life is under even greater threat. The essays in this volume, by distinguished scholars and social-policy theorists, assess the situation and prescribe policy measures to minimize the adverse affects of these trends when necessary or possible. Among the questions addressed are adoption, divorce, abortion, feminism, and pornography. It is the hope of the editors and contributors alike that their work will not only aid in preserving the American Jewish family, but will have wider resonance as well.

Handbook Of Spatial Research Paradigms And Methodologies

Handbook Of Spatial Research Paradigms And Methodologies Author Nigel Foreman
ISBN-10 9781135816674
Year 2013-01-11
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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Spatial cognition is a broad field of enquiry, emerging from a wide range of disciplines and incorporating a wide variety of paradigms that have been employed with human and animal subjects. This volume is part of a two- volume handbook reviewing the major paradigms used in each of the contributors' research areas.; This volume considers the issues of neurophysiological aspects of spatial cognition, the assessment of cognitive spatial deficits arising from neural damage in humans and animals, and the observation of spatial behaviours in animals in their natural habitats.; This handbook should be of interest to new and old students alike. The student new to spatial research can be brought up-to- speed with a particular range of techniques, made aware of the background and pitfalls of particular approaches, and directed toward useful sources. For seasoned researchers, the handbook provides a rapid scan of the available tools that they might wish to consider as alternatives when wishing to answer a particular "spatial" research problem.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Dr  Jekyll and Mr  Hyde Author Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN-10 0553212001
Year 1982-03-01
Pages 119
Language en
Publisher Bantam Classics
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A humane scientist attempts to explore the most loathsome forces of evil behind the doors of his London laboratory

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows Author Kenneth Grahame
ISBN-10 0553211293
Year 1983-04-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Bantam Classics
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For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and charming pen-and-ink drawings enhance the text. Students are sure to enjoy becoming acquainted with traditional literature through these well-loved classics.

The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds

The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds Author H.G. Wells
ISBN-10 0553897438
Year 2003-04-29
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Bantam Classics
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The Time Machine When the Time Traveller courageously stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700--and everything had changed. In this unfamiliar, utopian age creatures seemed to dwell together in perfect harmony. The Time Traveller thought he could study these marvelous beings--unearth their secret and then return to his own time--until he discovered that his invention, his only avenue of escape, had been stolen. H. G. Wells’s famous novel of one man’s astonishing journey beyond the conventional limits of the imagination first appeared in 1895. It won him immediate recognition and has been regarded ever since as one of the great masterpieces in the literature of science fiction. The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells’s science fiction classic, the first novel to explore the possibilities of intelligent life from other planets, is still startling and vivid nearly a century after its appearance, and a half century after Orson Welles’s infamous 1938 radio adaptation. This daring portrayal of aliens landing on English soil, with its themes of interplanetary imperialism, technological holocaust, and chaos, is central to the career of H. G. Wells, who died at the dawn of the atomic age. The survival of mankind in the face of “vast and cool and unsympathetic” scientific powers spinning out of control was a crucial theme throughout his work. Visionary, shocking, and chilling, The War of the Worlds has lost none of its impact since its first publication in 1898.

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter Author Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN-10 0553897365
Year 2003-02-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Bantam Classics
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Hailed by Henry James as "the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country," Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter reaches to our nation's historical and moral roots for the material of great tragedy. Set in an early New England colony, the novel shows the terrible impact a single, passionate act has on the lives of three members of the community: the defiant Hester Prynne; the fiery, tortured Reverend Dimmesdale; and the obsessed, vengeful Chillingworth. With The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne became the first American novelist to forge from our Puritan heritage a universal classic, a masterful exploration of humanity's unending struggle with sin, guilt and pride.

Remembrances of Times Past

Remembrances of Times Past Author Marta Hiatt
ISBN-10 0962092932
Year 2006
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher northernstarpress.com
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A nostalgic journey back to a time of Model-T Fords, stay-at-home-moms, vinyl long-playing records, telegrams, radio days, strict rules of etiquette and manual typewriters. Here are the personal memories of the enormous changes that occurred in the twentieth century; a trip down memory lane for the older generation and, perhaps some surprising insights into the way life was, for those who are younger.

Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049090825
Year 2001
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Paradiso

Paradiso Author Dante Alighieri
ISBN-10 PSU:000044514969
Year 1986-01-01
Pages 429
Language en
Publisher Bantam Classics
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The final part of Dante's classic is presented in the original Italian as well as in a new prose translation

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0553212966
Year 1988-01-01
Pages 138
Language en
Publisher Bantam Classics
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Presents Shakespeare's drama of Caesar's assassination and the defeat of the conspirators by Mark Antony, Octavius Caesar, and Lepidus.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights Author Emily Brontë
ISBN-10 0553212583
Year 1974
Pages 315
Language en
Publisher Bantam Classics
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The passionate love of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff mirrors the powerful moods of the Yorkshire moors