The Deserted Woman

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776539419
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The Deserted Woman from the Author: Honore de Balzac. Some of Honore de Balzac's best writing focuses on the frustrations and passions of women trapped in unhappy marriages. In the novella "The Deserted Woman," the Vicomtesse de Beauseant is trapped, but it is partially a trap of her own making. Abandoned by her lover and estranged from her husband, she contemplates her limited options.

Writers In Retrospect

Author: Claudia Stokes
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807857203
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Writers In Retrospect from the Author: Claudia Stokes. In the aftermath of America's centennial celebrations of 1876, readers developed an appetite for chronicles of the nation's past. Born amid this national vogue, the field of American literary history was touted as the balm for numerous "ills"_from burgeon

Wives Without Husbands

Author: Anna R. Igra
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807830704
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Wives Without Husbands from the Author: Anna R. Igra. Shedding new light on contemporary campaigns to encourage marriage among welfare recipients and to prosecute "deadbeat dads," Wives without Husbands traces the efforts of Progressive reformers to make "runaway husbands" support their families. Anna

Island Of The Blue Dolphins

Author: Scott O'Dell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547488890
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Island Of The Blue Dolphins from the Author: Scott O'Dell. Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply. More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic. In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.