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"An examination of the lives and morality of post-World War I youth, this semiautobiographical story of the handsome, indulged, and idealistic Princeton student Amory Blaine brilliantly captures the rhythms and romance of Fitzgerald’s university days and offers a poignant portrait of the Lost Generation." --SimonandSchuster.com
"The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757", is a historical action novel published in 1826 by the American writer James Fenimore Cooper. The story centers around the transport of the daughters of Colonel Munro, Alice and Cora, to safety at Fort William Henry during the French and Indian War. Guided by Major Duncan Heyward, Natty Bumppo (Hawk-eye), Chingachgook, and Uncas (the novel's title character), they fend off attacks by the rival Hurons...
"Tom Sawyer is as clever, imaginative, and resourceful as he is reckless and mischievous, whether conning his friends into painting a fence, playing pirates with his pal Huck Finn, witnessing his own funeral, or helping to catch a murderer. Twain’s novel glows with nostalgia for the Mississippi River towns of his youth and sparkles with his famous humor, but it is also woven throughout with a subtle awareness of the injustices and complexities of...
The most notable work of fiction from our most beloved modernist poet, The Enormous Room was one of the greatest—yet still not fully recognized— American literary works to emerge out of World War I. Drawing on E. E. Cummings’s experiences in France as a volunteer ambulance driver, this novel takes us through a series of mishaps that led to the poet’s being arrested for treason and imprisoned. Out of this trauma Cummings produced a work like...
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