Without a Hero

Author: T.C. Boyle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101651571

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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T.C. Boyle was first feted as a master of the short story for his critically acclaimed Greasy Lake. With these stories applauded by People magazine as "wickedly comical," he displays once again a virtuosity and versatility rare in literary America today. Without a Hero zooms in on American phenomena such as a center for the treatment of acquisitive disorders; a couple in search of the last toads on earth; and a real estate wonder boy on a dude safari near convenient Bakerfield, California. Sharp, guileful, and malevolently funny, Boyle's stories are "more than funny, better than wicked," says The Philadelphia Inquirer. "They make you cringe with their clarity."

Vanity Fair

A Novel Without a Hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: Signet Classics

ISBN: 9780451520418

Category: Fiction

Page: 678

View: 3373

Chronicles the exploits of Becky Sharp, an unscrupulous young woman who is determined to achieve wealth and social success

Vanity Fair

A Novel Without a Hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: British

Page: N.A

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Story Without a Hero Story Without a Hero

Author: Van Hamme Jean

Publisher: Europe Comics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 628

A plane from a South American company crashes in the jungle. Only half of the passengers and crew survive. Some businessmen, a university professor, a steward, an aging movie star, a banana republic general, a young boy and his nanny... All these varied personalities will have to find a way to unite and work together to survive. But who should they listen to? Who should they follow? Who can they trust? And is help even on its way?

Poem without a hero and selected poems

Author: Anna Andreevna Akhmatova

Publisher: Field Translations Series

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 195

View: 5581

Akhmatova was unquestionably one of the great poets of the 20th century. These exquisite translations convey the subtle beauties and daring associations of a poet whose long life proved poetry's capacity for survival and subversive resistance to tyranny.

Tale without a hero

Author: Jeanne van der Eng-Liedmeier,Kees Verheul,Anna Andreevna Akhmatova

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 141

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Vanity Fair

a novel without a hero

Author: Edgar F. Harden

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: 9780805783902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 127

View: 7133

In Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero, Edgar F. Harden presents the first substantial critical study devoted to Thackeray's masterpiece. Designed to orient the reader to the multiplicities of Thackeray's perspective on human experience, the study commences with a broad contextual overview of the historical, literary, and critical environment shaping Thackeray's life and times. Subsequent chapters deliver a close reading of the novel, paying particular attention to issues of substance and style, the complex role of the narrator, and the elaborate characterizations of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley; detailed coverage is also given to the significance of the serialized form in which the novel was first published. Maintaining that Vanity Fair "calls into fundamental question the value of worldly pursuits," Harden expertly leads readers to a solid understanding of the "Thackerayan perspective" and to a true appreciation for why George Eliot, in 1857, proclaimed Thackeray "the most powerful of living novelists."

Vanity Fair

A Novel Without a Hero

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 332

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Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero (Beloved Books Edition)

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1105770796

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1389

Even before the last part of the serial was published, critics hailed the work as a literary treasure. Although the critics were superlative in their praise, they expressed disappointment at the unremittingly dark portrayal of human nature, fearing Thackeray had taken his dismal metaphor too far. In response to his critics, Thackeray explained that he saw people for the most part "abominably foolish and selfish". The unhappy ending was intended to inspire readers to look inward at their own shortcomings.

Requiem and Poem without a Hero

Author: Anna Akhmatova

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0804040885

Category: Poetry

Page: 78

View: 2046

With this edition of Requiem and Poem without a Hero, Swallow Press presents two of Anna Akhmatova's best-known works, ones that represent the poet at full maturity, and that most trenchantly process the trauma she and others experienced living under Stalin's regime. Akhmatova began the three-decade process of writing Requiem in 1935 after the arrests of her son, Lev Gumilev, and her third husband. The autobiographical fifteen-poem cycle primarily chronicles a mother's wait-lining up outside Leningrad Prison every day for seventeen months-for news of her son's fate. But from this limbo, Akhmatova expresses and elevates the collective grief for all the thousands vanished under the regime, and for those left behind to speculate about their loved ones' fates. Poem without a Hero was similarly written over a long period. It takes as its focus the transformation of Akhmatova's beloved city of St. Petersburg-historically a seat of art and culture-into Leningrad. Taken together, these works plumb the foremost themes for which Akhmatova is known and revered. When Ohio University Press published D. M. Thomas's translations in 1976, it was the first time they had appeared in English. Under Thomas's stewardship, Akhmatova's words ring clear as a bell.

Vanity Fair: A Novel Without A Hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0191500348

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

View: 5333

On a broad and colourful canvas, extending from urban and rural England to Waterloo and the continental haunts of exiles, Thackeray gives us one of the greatest social-satirical novels in the language-one of the most entertaining and profound, and, in the person of Becky Sharp, we have one of literature's most resourceful, attractive, and amoral characters. Essentially a commentary on hypocrisy and those ethical principles to which society pays lip-service, Vanity Fair (1847-8) invites us to consider which is to blame: the opportunist or the society that makes opportunism necessary. This edition, which reproduces the text of the Oxford Thackeray enhanced by John Sutherland's lively introduction and notes, includes all of Thackeray's own illustrations. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Story Without a Hero Twenty Years Later

Author: Van Hamme Jean

Publisher: Europe Comics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 4659

Twenty years have passed since the survivors of the Corsair crash emerged from the jungle. But suddenly they begin dropping like flies. Rafalowski, the cowardly pianist, vanishes. Miss Taylor, the nanny, drowns. Draillac, who was 12 at the time of the accident, is kidnapped and believed dead... His abductors are actually members of an intelligence service and staged his death... to save his life. Because someone is trying to eliminate all the survivors...

Vanity Fair

A Novel Without a Hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534633209

Category:

Page: 250

View: 3255

Vanity Fair is a satirical novel about the middle and upper class society during the Napoleonic Wars. It follows the fortunes of Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp and their families, culminating in the army leaving Brussels and marching off to meet Napoleon at Waterloo.

Vanity Fair. a Novel Without a Hero. by William Makepeace Thackeray; With Illustrations by the Author.

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425543372

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 9176

1848. Thackeray's most well-known work, Vanity Fair is a satirical epic of love and social adventure. The story follows the trials and tribulations of two young women Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley. After leaving the shelter of Miss Pinkerton's Academy, they come to Vanity Fair where the charming and amoral Becky and sweet Amelia, along with an interesting and varied cast of victims and villains, suffer through elopements and betrayals, fortunes made and lost, and battles, both military and domestic. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Story Without a Hero

Author: Jean Van Hamme

Publisher: Cinebook Limited

ISBN: 9781849184144

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 56

View: 7075

A plane from a South American company crashes in the jungle and only half of the passengers and crew survive. Businessmen, a university professor, a steward, an aging movie star, a banana republic general, a young boy and his nanny... All these varied personalities will have to find a way to unite and work together to survive. But who should they listen to? Who should they follow? Who can they trust? And is relief even on its way?

Vanity Fair. a Novel Without a Hero ... with All the Original Illustrations by the Author, Etc. - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781296027063

Category:

Page: 602

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