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Hotel New Hampshire

  1. The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1981 coming of age novel by John Irving .
  2. The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1984 film based on a 1981 novel of the same name by John Irving .
  3. The Hotel New Hampshire is a story of love, family, absurdity, and solidarity.
  4. The Hotel New Hampshire is the story of the Berry family living different stages of their lives at different hotels they manage to own.


  1. Faulkner is a genius.
  2. Faulkner was convinced of the godd that man is capable of; Ike, the typical Faulkner youth seen in other works, shows this idea in full detail. (Web site)

John Irving

  1. John Irving is a great practitioner of the craft of writing -- and that is a good enough reason to read this book. (Web site)
  2. John Irving is a strong, talented writer, and I will keep reading his books, hoping to find more like Owen Meaney and less like this.
  3. John Irving is an amazing writer. (Web site)

Herman Melville

  1. Herman Melville was born in New York City into an established merchant family. (Web site)
  2. Herman Melville was born in New York City on August 1, 1819, and received his early education in that city. (Web site)
  3. Herman Melville was born in New York City to an established merchant family. (Web site)
  4. Herman Melville was born in New York on August 1,1819, and received his early education in that city. (Web site)
  5. Herman Melville was born to Allan and Maria Melvill on August 1, 1819 in the city of New York, one of eight children. (Web site)


  1. Melville was (with reason) even more skeptical and “dour in outlook” as a result of these deaths. (Web site)
  2. Melville was a friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and was influenced by the latter's writing; Moby-Dick is dedicated to Hawthorne. (Web site)
  3. Melville was born into a seemingly secure, prosperous world, a descendant of prominent Dutch and English families long established in New York State.
  4. Melville was eventually rescued by the whaling barque Lucy Ann because the captain had heard that a white man was living among the Typees unwillingly. (Web site)
  5. Melville was rediscovered in the 1920s and is now recognized as a starkly original American voice. (Web site)


  1. Moby-Dick is a highly symbolic work, but also includes chapters on natural history. (Web site)
  2. Moby-Dick was misunderstood by those who read and reviewed it and it sold only some 3,000 copies during Melville's lifetime.


  1. The Ambassadors is a 1903 novel by Henry James , originally published as a serial in the North American Review .
  2. The ambassadors: an authoritative text, the author on the novel, criticism. (Web site)


  1. Strether is to bring the young man back to the family business, but he encounters unexpected complications.
  2. Strether was able quite good-humouredly to entertain the proposition. (Web site)

Stephen King

  1. Stephen King is a fan of the Boston Red Sox and frequently attends home and away baseball games. (Web site)
  2. Stephen King is a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox, and is frequently found at both home and away baseball games. (Web site)


  1. I'd sit and watch for the postman, and then I'd think, 'You got to cut this out,' and then when I left the window I'd be listening for his ring.
  2. The Postman Always Rings Twice came out in 1934; and Mr. Cain's second novel, Serenade, in 1937. (Web site)
  3. Lawrence and Cain then agreed that the postman ringing twice was metaphorically suited to Frank's situation at the end of the novel.


  1. The Outsiders is a movie about teenagers who Are always facing conflicts around themselves. (Web site)
  2. The Outsiders is a novel by S. E. Hinton , first published in 1967 by Viking Press .
  3. The Outsiders is a novel written by then 16-year-old S.E. Hinton and first published in 1967 by Puffin Books.
  4. The Outsiders is a novel written by then 16-year-old S.E. Hinton and first published in 1967.
  5. The Outsiders is a team of comic book superheroes , as published by DC Comics .

My Life As A Man

  1. Taken completely independently, surely this novel would have managed to stand on its own, yet immediately following My Life as a Man only hurts the text. (Web site)
  2. Read more Published 13 months ago by Sylviastel My LIfe as a Man in Chaos I must read Phillip Roth's books, but this one is hard to get into.


  1. King is a fan of H. P. Lovecraft and refers to him several times in Danse Macabre. (Web site)
  2. King is a fan of H.P. Lovecraft, discusses him at length in Danse Macabre, and has used several of Lovecraft's writing techniques in his own work. (Web site)
  3. King is a fan of Michael Crichton as stated on the back of the front cover of A Case of Need, one of Crichton's early medical thrillers. (Web site)
  4. King is also a fan of the American television series Lost and wrote an essay on the show for Entertainment Weekly. (Web site)
  5. King was also a fan of The Ramones, and they wrote the song "Pet Sematary" for the movie. (Web site)


  1. Ginsberg was a survivor, as he outlived enemies like J. Edgar hoover who thought he was a threat to the establishment. (Web site)
  2. Ginsberg was a visible political activist in the 1960s and 1970s. (Web site)
  3. Ginsberg was also influenced by the jazzlike flow and immediacy of his friend Jack Kerouac's as-yet unpublished fiction. (Web site)
  4. Ginsberg was also involved with Hinduism.
  5. Ginsberg was born into a Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey. (Web site)


  1. Doughboys is a Bavarian-style pretzel factory offering a wide variety of soft pretzel products.
  2. Doughboys is a novella by Christopher Levy. (Web site)
  3. Doughboys is a popular LA lunch spot that serves good pastries and desserts.

Dangling Man

  1. Dangling Man is a Kafkaesque study of a man waiting to be drafted into the Army. (Web site)
  2. Dangling Man is a short novel in the form of a journal. (Web site)

Catcher In The Rye

  1. In The Catcher in the Rye innocence is a compound of urban intelligence, juvenile contempt, and New Yorker sentimentality. (Web site)
  2. Salinger-s Catcher in the Rye and Twain-s Huckleberry Finn have much in common just as Salinger and Twain did in their lives.
  3. Last check: 2007-10-20) The Recognitions is the extreme terminus of "The Catcher in the Rye." Both are concerned with exposing the phony, the counterfeit. (Web site)

Battle Cry

  1. Battle Cry is a Comicraft font family with 4 styles priced from $39.00 .
  2. Battle Cry is a novel by American writer Leon Uris, published in 1953.
  3. Battle Cry is a song available to the Songstress.
  4. Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and Exodus. (Web site)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  1. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of Mark Twain's most loved, most influential, and most controversial books. (Web site)
  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a more popular target of censorship, but personally I find this one more entertaining.
  3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel that will continue to be read for decades to come.
  4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is also a great example of a bildungsroman. (Web site)

American Novels

  1. C Catch-22 T The Outsiders (novel) Articles in category "American novels" There are 61 articles in this category.
  2. American novels in the 19th cent. (Web site)
  3. As a result Huck Finn, one of the greatest American novels is noteworthy. (Web site)

A Good School

  1. A Good School is a short novel by Richard Yates first published in 1978. (Web site)
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A Widow For One Year

  1. The Door in the Floor is darker than A Widow for One Year because there is no redemption for the characters. (Web site)
  2. For one thing, it is only about half as long as earlier bestsellers such as A Widow for One Year or The World According to Garp.
  3. John Irving 's latest and most ambitious novel is A Widow for One Year.

All The Pretty Horses

  1. All The Pretty Horses was a MUCH better film than most critics and audience members gave it credit for.
  2. All the Pretty Horses is a novel by U.S. author Cormac McCarthy released in 1992. (Web site)

As I Lay Dying

  1. As I Lay Dying is a fable not only about Addie's quest for salvation but about the testing of three sons by the ordeals of water and fire. (Web site)
  2. As I Lay Dying is a good precursor for this novel.
  3. As I Lay Dying is a novel published in 1930 and written by William Faulkner, one of the most notable American novelists of the twentieth century. (Web site)
  4. As I Lay Dying: the whole family, including the deceased, narrate this trek across Mississippi to bury mother.

Auntie Mame

  1. Auntie Mame is a 1955 novel by Patrick Dennis that chronicles his madcap adventures growing up as the ward of his deceased father's eccentric sister. (Web site)
  2. Auntie Mame is a famous broadway musical, but before that it was a super duper witty sophisticated novel.
  3. Auntie Mame is a novel that holds up well over the years.
  4. Auntie Mame is a wonderful comic romp. (Web site)
  5. Auntie Mame was and is a fascinating rolemodel, a deliciously open-minded free spirit and there absolutely should be more people like her in this world.


  1. The Awakening is a book based on French Creoles and their lifestyle which is expressed throughout the novel.
  2. THE AWAKENING is a masterful tale of hybrids: half demons, half vampires and half humans, graced with guardian angels.
  3. The Awakening is a coming of age song about a young woman slowly realizing things aren't always what they seem. (Web site)
  4. The Awakening is a dramatic event that occurs around 2011 in the Shadowrun timeline.
  5. The Awakening is a gathering for young people focused around the creative arts.


  1. Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976.
  2. Bellow was then 84 years old. (Web site)


  1. Book was translated by author's wife.
  2. The book is a bit slow to start, average in length about 300 pages long, but once underway is a complelling but not a brisk read.
  3. The book is a fictionalized history of the professional wrestling character Kane, portrayed by Glen Jacobs.
  4. The book is a journal that Hassler kept during a sabbatical that he took to write his first novel, Staggerford.
  5. The book is also a sketchbook & diary, filled with macabre drawings & notations.

Booth Tarkington

  1. Booth Tarkington was also fond of travel, journeying extensively in both Europe and North America. (Web site)
  2. Booth Tarkington was to die on May 19, 1946 following a two month Illness. (Web site)


  1. A bridge is a place between places, something that appears to be a recurring motif in the protagonist's life.
  2. A bridge is a structure built to span a gorge , valley , road , railroad track , river , body of water , or any other physical obstacle.
  3. The bridge was eventually replaced by an elegant structure of five stone arches, designed by engineer John Rennie.
  4. The bridge was shipped piece by piece to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where it was reconstructed and dedicated on October 10, 1971.


  1. Bridges are classified in several ways. (Web site)
  2. Bridges are subject to unplanned uses as well. (Web site)

Cast of Shadows

  1. CAST OF SHADOWS is a book that will be read, savored, discussed, and argued for some time to come.
  2. Cast Of Shadows is a band that deserves your support and it would be a real pity if their talent weren--t to be noticed by a record company.
  3. Cast of Shadows is a 2005 suspense novel by the American writer Kevin Guilfoile.
  4. Cast of Shadows is a bridge between metal and newer genres of hard music, molded into a unique and fresh new sound.
  5. Cast of Shadows is a spectacularly original, hair-raising novel about the fate of a little boy brought into the world to solve a crime. (Web site)

Cast Shadows

  1. Cast Shadows is a beautiful metaphorical story that elaborates on the relationship of Ivy and Batman --- both with each other and themselves.


  1. Celie is a strong enough person to realise that her father might not stop with her, and feels protective of her younger sister.
  2. Celie was able to survive physically and spiritually, and is able to mature into a full, modern twentieth century woman.
  3. Celie was oppressed by her lack of caring, and by her lack of self esteem. (Web site)


  1. The character was based on the real-life Charlestonian Samuel Smalls. (Web site)
  2. The character was not very nice.


  1. The characters are Midwesterners who have come East in pursuit of this new dream of money, fame, success, glamour, and excitement. (Web site)
  2. The characters are absolutely well drawn and the prose is exceptional. (Web site)
  3. The characters are alive and wonderful and their experiences unpredictable.
  4. The characters are all two-dimensional without exception.
  5. The characters are astonishingly well developed and the plots are crafted with amazing precision.


  1. Clarel was ignored. (Web site)
  2. Clarel: a poem and pilgrimage in the Holy Land. (Web site)

Confessions of Nat Turner

  1. William Styron was wrong in 1967 when he wrote The Confessions of Nat Turner and his Nat Turner remains silent today. (Web site)
  2. After lecture, inform students that they will begin reading the novel Confessions of Nat Turner for the next three weeks. (Web site)


  1. Daisy is the main character who fulfills the American Dream; being rich. (Web site)
  2. Daisy was extremely disenchanted after she found out how Gatsby had aquired his fortune.
  3. Daisy was with Gatsby and Tom was with Myrtle.


  1. Ecotopia is a communual project between youth organisations and individuals.
  2. Ecotopia is a country made up of the states of Washington, Oregon, and a big chunk of California.
  3. Ecotopia is a place for learning, exchanging experiences and spreading information about environmental, social, political and other issues.
  4. Ecotopia is a theme that fulfills this need for a vision for the future.
  5. Ecotopia is a two week festifal of sustainable alternatives, celebrated and shared by youth from all over Europe.

Ellen Foster

  1. Ellen Foster is a novel by Kaye Gibbons first published in 1987.
  2. ELLEN FOSTER was recently honored in London as one of the Twenty Greatest Novels of the Twentieth Century. (Web site)
  3. Ellen Foster is a book recommended by many teachers and librarians to students of various ages and adults. (Web site)
  4. Ellen Foster is a decidedly New South novel, set in the early 1970s in North Carolina.
  5. Ellen Foster is a perfect read for the couch on a rainy, cool summer night.


  1. Felix is a Bohemian , living for art---s sake.
  2. Felix is an artist. (Web site)


  1. Film is a parody of Longfellow's poem, The village blacksmith. (Web site)
  2. The film are expected to be available in 1989. (Web site)
  3. The film is a tribute to the skill of all involved but especially to the gentle yet insightful eye of director Ang Lee. (Web site)
  4. The film is based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. (Web site)
  5. The film was Huston's directorial debut and was nominated for three Academy Awards.


  1. Garp is a writer who is always striving to create his greatest work.
  2. Garp is one of my favorite books of all time. (Web site)

Great American Novel

  1. The Great American Novel is a good one, at least, and funny, and occasionally poignant.
  2. The Great American Novel is a satire, and a celebration, of baseball - that greatest of all American past-times.
  3. The Great American Novel is a satire, and a celebration, of baseball - that greatest of all American pastimes. (Web site)

Harriet The Spy

  1. Harriet The Spy is a non-animated Nickelodeon adventure about an "uncool" girl with an insatiable curiosity www.parentpreviews.
  2. Harriet the Spy is a movie about Harriet Welsch, an eleven-year-old girl aspiring to be a spy.
  3. Harriet the Spy is a novel for children by Louise Fitzhugh , published in 1964 .
  4. Harriet the Spy is a somewhat disappointing movie version for die-hard fans.
  5. Harriet the Spy is an intelligent, insightful look at the tribulations of being a creative, misunderstood misfit at age eleven. (Web site)

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