American Classics Omnibus Edition Diversion Classics

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1626819742
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American Classics Omnibus Edition Diversion Classics from the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne. Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. In this collection of classics, five seminal tales come together to form a picture of America in its youth, but on the cusp of growing up. These stories defined and challenged the standards of American literature, and their influence is immeasurable. Including Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE SCARLET LETTER, Herman Melville's MOBY DICK, James Fenimore Cooper's THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, Washington Irving's THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, and Jack London's THE CALL OF THE WILD, this anthology edition is perfect for the voracious reader.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author: Russell Roberts
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781584154549
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Nathaniel Hawthorne from the Author: Russell Roberts. "Examines Nathaniel Hawthorne's life as a writer."--From source other than the Library of Congress

The Art And Craft Of Storytelling

Author: Nancy Lamb
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1599634449
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The Art And Craft Of Storytelling from the Author: Nancy Lamb. Master the Power of Story When you consider the thousands of years of storytelling that comprise our literary tradition, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the shadow of so many works. But there are common threads that link all stories–from Beowulf and Hamlet to Gone With the Wind and The Godfather to the story you're drafting right now in your head. These threads form the foundation that supports story–a foundation Nancy Lamb shows you how to access and master. Whether you're writing a novel, a memoir, or a screenplay, The Art and Craft of Storytelling offers time-tested ways to translate a concrete idea into a polished work. In this book, you will find strategies for: Creating a successful a beginning, middle, and end while moving smoothly from one stage to the next Crafting memorable characters, choosing the best point of view for your story, and constructing authentic, compelling dialogue Integrating and navigating the more subtle elements of story, such as voice, tone, premise, and theme Understanding genres and subgenres and how they apply to your story Structuring plots that transform a ho-hum story into a page-turning read The Art and Craft of Storytelling gives you all the tools you need to contribute your own story to our great tradition, to open new worlds to your readers, and to introduce new ways of thinking. This is the power and purpose of story. And by your writing, this is the tradition you honor.

Nathaniel Hawthorne And The Romance Of The Orient

Author: Luther S. Luedtke
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253336132
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Nathaniel Hawthorne And The Romance Of The Orient from the Author: Luther S. Luedtke. This volume argues that by focusing on British and American backgrounds, readers have underestimated the impact of Asia and "the East" on American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne's (1804-1864) writing. The central force in Hawthorne's intellectual development was New England Puritanism. It fascinated even when it sometimes repelled him. It exercised a pull on his imagination which a lifetime of varied experience did not loosen. The author recreates Hawthorne's heritage and examine his readings in material dealing with the East; he examines three of Hawthorne's "early tales" that were all written before 1830; and he looks at Hawthorne's "The Story Teller", the two-volume book of sketches and tales Hawthorne unsuccessfully tried to publish in 1834 and issued piecemeal thereafter in periodicals as annuals. The author also evaluates the role of the Eastern world in Hawthorne's view of Romance and studies some of Hawthorne's "remarkable" heroines -- Beatrice Rapaccini, Hester, Zenobia, and Miriam in particular. The author maintains that the Puritan element in Hawthorne's ancestry has been overstressed and that insufficient attention has been paid to the equally important travel-adventure-exploration aspect of Hawthorne's heritage and craft.

The Hawthorne Treasury

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN: 9780679603221
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The Hawthorne Treasury from the Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Hawthorne Treasury is the most comprehensive selection, available in one volume, of the works of one of America's great storytellers. Beginning with Fanshawe (1828), a work published privately and anonymously, Nathaniel Hawthorne's fiction helped shape the course of American literature. Both Poe and Melville lavished praise on his next books, Twice-Told Tales and Mosses from an Old Manse, collections that helped establish the short story as an important American literary genre. With the publication of The Scarlet Letter in 1850, Hawthorne's reputation was secure. Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this famous tale of an adulterous entanglement gave American literature its first heroine, Hester Prynne. D. H. Lawrence called The Scarlet Letter "one of the greatest allegories in all literature." The House of the Seven Gables, a novel set in a mansion haunted by a centuries-old curse, followed a year later. Also included in this volume are The Blithedale Romance, the depiction of a utopian community that cannot survive the passions of its members; The Marble Faun, Hawthorne's last novel, inspired by his yearlong stay in Italy; and tales from The Snow-Image, his final collection of short stories. Hawthorne's themes of alienation, guilt, and isolation ensure that he remains pertinent, and his writing is infused with a distinct sense of place. As Henry James wrote, "He offers the most vivid reflection of New England life that has found its way into our literature." All of his virtues are abundantly demonstrated in this most substantial representation of his work.

Spooky Classics For Children

Author: Jim Weiss
ISBN: 9781933339962
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Spooky Classics For Children from the Author: Jim Weiss. The beautifully illustrated Spooky Classics for Children Companion Reader is an exact transcript and dramatized versions of Jim Weiss's award-winning storytelling performance of three classic tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rudyard Kipling, and Oscar Wilde, available on MP3 and audio CD from Well-Trained Mind Press.For decades, Jim Weiss has entertained his many listeners with gripping plots, vivid characters, and beautiful words. But his performances are much more than mere entertainment. Jim's stories build language skills by filling young minds with wonderful vocabulary, complex sentence structures, and rich images. Now, our Companion Readers bring these language-learning benefits to a new level.Language, both written and oral, is most easily and thoroughly learned when heard, read, and spoken.Listento the Jim Weiss performance on CD or MP3.Readalong with the performance. The first half of this book as word-for-word transcript of Jim Weiss's performance. Students can improve their reading fluency, vocabulary, and their understanding of punctuation, sentence structure, and grammar by following along as Jim performs these words. Even students who are not at the level represented in this book can be moved forward in reading competency by reading along as Jim speaks the words.Say the words. The final element in language learning is to speak great words and sentences out loud. Each one of these performances has been turned into a short, accessible dramatic version that can be performed by two or more actors. The plays can be memorized or read from the scripts; either way, students will begin to gain confidence in their own language use and in their ability to speak in front of others.

Storytelling Art And Technique

Author: Ellin Greene
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313078610
Size: 13.52 MB
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Storytelling Art And Technique from the Author: Ellin Greene. Join the countless professionals who have benefited from the best how to storytelling guide available today. Storytelling: Art and Technique is a proven handbook and selection tool that shows you how to select, prepare, and tell stories to and for children aged 3 to 13. Ideal for both beginning and experienced storytellers working in public or school library settings, this useful volume reveals the storyteller's art—from planning through performance.

Walt Disney From Reader To Storyteller

Author: Kathy Merlock Jackson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786472324
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Walt Disney From Reader To Storyteller from the Author: Kathy Merlock Jackson. Although Walt Disney is best known as a filmmaker, perhaps his greatest skill and influence was as a reader. While many would have regarded Felix Salten's Bambi and Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio as too somber for family-oriented animated films, he saw possibilities in them. He appealed to his audience by selecting familiar stories, but transformed them to suit audience sensibilities. Many of the tales he chose to adapt to film went on to become the most read books in America, eventually becoming literary classics. Although much published research has addressed his adaptation process--often criticizing his films for being too saccharine or not true to their literary sources--little has been written on him as a reader: what he read, what he liked, his reading experiences, and the books that influenced him. This collection of essays addresses Disney as a reader and shows how his responses to literature fueled his success. Essays discuss the books he read, the ones he adapted to film, and the ways in which he demonstrated his narrative ability. Exploring his literary connections in reference to his animated and live-action films, nature documentaries, theme park creations, and overall creative vision, the contributors provide insight into Walt Disney's relationships with authors, his animation staff, and his audience.

Land Of Our Lady History Series Book 4

Author: Sr. M. Theresine, S.N.D.
Publisher: Neumann Press
ISBN: 1505108195
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Land Of Our Lady History Series Book 4 from the Author: Sr. M. Theresine, S.N.D.. Each book in this Land of Our Lady series contains a concise yet interesting record of a specific period in American history—always explaining the Catholic influence of religion, culture and morality. Every private Catholic school, home-schooling family and library will benefit from these Catholic textbooks. Book 4: Challenge of Freedom, most often used in Grade 7, begins with the exploration of the West, ending with a description of America as she becomes an industrial nation.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author: Annick Duperray
Publisher: Editions Publibook
ISBN: 2748311116
Size: 76.12 MB
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Nathaniel Hawthorne from the Author: Annick Duperray. Dans une étude récente, l'écrivain américain Paul Auster évoque "la prose originale et délicate" de Nathaniel Hawthorne, "sa capacité d'allier la complexité d'une observation psychologique pénétrante avec un souci moral et philosophique d'ordre général" : "Hawthorne, le créateur d'allégories, Hawthorne le fabuliste romantique, Hawthorne le chroniqueur de la Nouvelle-Angleterre coloniale au XVIIe siècle, et surtout, le Hawthorne réinventé par Borgès (le précurseur de Kafka)." L'œuvre de Nathaniel Hawthorne, sous toutes ses formes, se prête au jeu de lectures plurielles et sa rencontre avec les approches critiques contemporaines est des plus productives. Comme l'écrit encore Paul Auster, Hawthorne n'est pas seulement une "figure vénérable du passé littéraire", mais aussi un contemporain, un "homme dont le temps est encore le présent". Animés de semblables convictions, nous avons souhaité publier ce recueil d'essais issus des travaux d'un colloque international, organisé en novembre 2001, dans le cadre d'un cycle d'études intitulé "Ethique et Esthétique" à l'Université de Provence. Nous sommes particulièrement reconnaissants envers Millicent Bell, critique littéraire et ancienne présidente de la société Hawthorne ("Nathaniel Hawthorne Society"), de nous avoir apporté son concours, et à Professor Marc Monthéard, Doyen Académique de The American University of Paris, qui a permis la publication de cet ouvrage. Annick Duperray, Université de Provence