The Crown of Thorns

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John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. has been called "a giant of American letters”. During his writing career, he authored 33 books, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and two collections of short stories. His magnum opus ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ (1939), which epitomises the harrowing events of the Clutch Plague era, stirred widespread sympathy for the plight of migrant workers. Many of Steinbeck's works are set in the Salinas Valley of his childhood and they frequently explore themes of fate and the injustices suffered by their everyman protagonists. Fashioned with rich symbolic structures, they convey archetypal qualities in enduring characters, winning for Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize for Literature. The major works of Steinbeck are In Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Travels with Charley.

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Delphi Complete Works of John Stuart Mill (Illustrated)

Author:John Stuart Mill

Publisher:Delphi Classics

ISBN:1788779584

Total Pages:5468

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John Stuart Mill was an English philosopher and economist, who was also noted as a leading exponent of Utilitarianism. A prominent publicist of the reforming age of the nineteenth century, Mill is regarded today as one of the most influential thinkers of classical liberalism. He contributed widely to social theory, political theory and political economy. His famous conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control. Mill's sympathetic attitude to contemporary socialism won him the esteem of the working classes as one of their intellectual champions. This comprehensive eBook presents Mill’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare essays, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Mill’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major works * All of the treatises and essays, with individual contents tables * Features rare essays appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes Mill’s autobiography * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Mill’s contribution to philosophy * Features three biographies – discover Mill’s fascinating life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Books A System of Logic Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy The Principles of Political Economy Dissertations and Discussions A Few Words on Non-Intervention On Liberty Thoughts on Parliamentary Reform Considerations on Representative Government Utilitarianism An Examination of Sir William Hamilton’s Philosophy Auguste Comte and Positivism Inaugural Address at St. Andrews concerning the Value of Culture England and Ireland The Subjection of Women Three Essays on Religion Socialism Miscellaneous Essays The Criticism Analysis of Mr. Mill’s System of Logic by W. Stebbing John Stuart Mill by Edwin Lawrence Godkin John Stuart Mill, Teacher of the People by George Jacob Holyoake The Death of Mr. Mill by John Morley Mr. Mill’s Autobiography by John Morley Review of the Work of Mr John Stuart Mill Entitled, ‘Examination of Sir William Hamilton’s Philosophy’ by George Grote The Autobiography Autobiography The Biographies John Stuart Mill; His Life and Works by H. R. Fox Bourne John Stuart Mill by Leslie Stephen John Stuart Mill by William Minto Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Delphi Complete Works of William Faulkner (Illustrated)

Author:William Faulkner

Publisher:Delphi Classics

ISBN:1788779509

Total Pages:2460

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The American writer and Nobel Prize laureate, William Faulkner is primarily known for his novels set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the most celebrated writers of twentieth-century literature, Faulkner was an important exponent of the modernist technique. His masterpieces ‘The Sound and the Fury, ‘As I Lay Dying’ and ‘Light in August’ are celebrated for their depth of characterisation, structural resourcefulness and social notation. Influenced by the works of Sherwood Anderson, Herman Melville and especially James Joyce, Faulkner blended the stream-of-consciousness technique with vibrant social history. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Faulkner’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Faulkner’s life and works * Concise introductions to all the novels * All 19 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Pylon’ and ‘Mosquitoes’ * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare uncollected short stories * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Faulkner’s early poetry collections – available in no other collection * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genresPlease note: the posthumous novel ‘Sartoris’ and several uncollected short stories and poems cannot appear in the collection due to copyright restrictions. When new texts enter the public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.CONTENTS:The Snopes TrilogyThe Novels Soldiers’ Pay Mosquitoes The Sound and the Fury As I Lay Dying Sanctuary Light in August Pylon Absalom, Absalom! The Unvanquished The Wild Palms Go Down, Moses The Hamlet Intruder in the Dust Knight’s Gambit Requiem for a Nun A Fable The Town The Mansion The ReiversThe Short Story Collections These 13 Collected Stories Uncollected StoriesThe Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical OrderThe Poetry Collections The Marble Faun A Green BoughPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck

Author:William Souder

Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:0393292274

Total Pages:464

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A resonant biography of America’s most celebrated novelist of the Great Depression. The first full-length biography of the Nobel laureate to appear in a quarter century, Mad at the World illuminates what has made the work of John Steinbeck an enduring part of the literary canon: his capacity for empathy. Pulitzer Prize finalist William Souder explores Steinbeck’s long apprenticeship as a writer struggling through the depths of the Great Depression, and his rise to greatness with masterpieces such as The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath. Angered by the plight of the Dust Bowl migrants who were starving even as they toiled to harvest California’s limitless bounty, fascinated by the guileless decency of the downtrodden denizens of Cannery Row, and appalled by the country’s refusal to recognize the humanity common to all of its citizens, Steinbeck took a stand against social injustice—paradoxically given his inherent misanthropy—setting him apart from the writers of the so-called "lost generation." A man by turns quick-tempered, compassionate, and ultimately brilliant, Steinbeck could be a difficult person to like. Obsessed with privacy, he was mistrustful of people. Next to writing, his favorite things were drinking and womanizing and getting married, which he did three times. And while he claimed indifference about success, his mid-career books and movie deals made him a lot of money—which passed through his hands as quickly as it came in. And yet Steinbeck also took aim at the corrosiveness of power, the perils of income inequality, and the urgency of ecological collapse, all of which drive public debate to this day. Steinbeck remains our great social realist novelist, the writer who gave the dispossessed and the disenfranchised a voice in American life and letters. Eloquent, nuanced, and deeply researched, Mad at the World captures the full measure of the man and his work.

Delphi Complete Works of Guy de Maupassant (Illustrated)

Author:Guy de Maupassant

Publisher:Delphi Classics

ISBN:190949660X

Total Pages:3491

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The works of Guy de Maupassant, the undisputed master of the short story, are still among the most widely read masterpieces of French literature today. This comprehensive eBook presents Maupassant’s complete novels, stories, poetry and non-fiction, with numerous illustrations, introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Maupassant’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 6 novels, with individual contents tables * Includes the rare novels MONT ORIOL and NOTRE COEUR appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as BEL-AMI are fully illustrated with their original artwork * 288 short stories – the largest collection of Maupassant’s short stories available in English * Special chronological and alphabetical for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Three plays, including the scarce first play A TALE OF OLD TIMES * Includes Maupassant’s complete travel books – spend hours exploring the author’s personal adventures * Also includes the author’s rare collection of poetry * Special criticism section, with essays by authors such as Leo Tolstoy, Henry James and Joseph Conrad, evaluating Maupassant’s contribution to literature * Features the revealing biography written by the Maupassant’s valet, appearing here for the first time * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: a few minor works have never been translated in English and so cannot appear in the collection. When new translations enter the public domain they will be added to the eBook as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels A LIFE BEL-AMI MONT ORIOL PIERRE AND JEAN STRONG AS DEATH NOTRE COEUR The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays A TALE OF OLD TIMES MUSOTTE A COMEDY OF MARRIAGE The Poetry DES VERS The Travel Books AU SOLEIL SUR L’EAU LA VIE ERRANTE The Criticism GUY DE MAUPASSANT by Joseph Conrad INTRODUCTION TO THE WORKS OF GUY DE MAUPASSANT by Leo Tolstoy GUY DE MAUPASSANT by Henry James GUY DE MAUPASSANT: A STUDY by P. Neveux GUY DE MAUPASSANT by John Cowper Powys A NOTE ON MAUPASSANT by Brander Matthews The Biography RECOLLECTIONS OF GUY DE MAUPASSANT BY HIS VALET by Francois Tassart Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Of Mice and Men

Author:John Steinbeck

Publisher:Wildside Press LLC

ISBN:1479456470

Total Pages:104

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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by John Steinbeck and first ublished in 1937. It chronicles the experiences of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. Steinbeck based the novella on his own experiences working alongside migrant farm workers as a teenager in the 1910s (before the arrival of the Okies that he would describe in The Grapes of Wrath). The title is taken from Robert Burns' poem "To a Mouse", which reads: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley". (The best laid schemes of mice and men / Often go awry.) While it is a book taught in many schools, Of Mice and Men has been a frequent target of censors for vulgarity, and what some consider offensive and racist language; consequently, it appears on the American Library Association's list of the Most Challenged Books of the 21st Century.

Cannery Row

Author:John Steinbeck

Publisher:McClelland & Stewart

ISBN:0735254311

Total Pages:181

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In this tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society, Steinbeck focuses on the acceptance of life as it is—both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Drawing on his memories of friends in Monterey, California, he interweaves the stories of Lee, Doc, and Mack, the inhabitants of Cannery Row. What results is a procession of linked vignettes and a novel that is at once Steinbeck’s most humorous and poignant works, filled with human warmth, camaraderie, and love. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Once There Was a War

Author:John Steinbeck

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1440633991

Total Pages:208

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A Penguin Classic “Age can never dull this kind of writing,” writes the Chicago Tribune of John Steinbeck’s dispatches from World War II, filed for the New York Herald Tribune in 1943, which vividly captured the human side of war. Writing from England in the midst of the London blitz, North Africa, and Italy, Steinbeck focuses on the people as opposed to the battles, portraying everyone from the guys in the bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour. He eats and drinks with soldiers behind enemy lines, talks with them, and fights beside them. First published in book form in 1958, these writings, now with a new introduction by Mark Bowden, create an unforgettable portrait of life in wartime that continues to resonate with truth and humanity.

Working Days

Author:John Steinbeck

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1440674523

Total Pages:240

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John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion. The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions—of dogged determination and inspiration, yet also of paranoia, self-doubt, and obstacles. It records in intimate detail the conception and genesis of The Grapes of Wrath and its huge though controversial success. It is a unique and penetrating portrait of an emblematic American writer creating an essential American masterpiece.

The Road

Author:Cormac McCarthy

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:0307267458

Total Pages:256

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

The Red Pony

Author:John Steinbeck

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101199334

Total Pages:112

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Raised on a ranch in northern California, Jody is well-schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life. He is used to the way of horses, too; but nothing has prepared him for the special connection he will forge with Gabilan, the hot-tempered pony his father gives him. With Billy Buck, the hired hand, Jody tends and trains his horse, restlessly anticipating the moment he will sit high upon Gabilan's saddle. But when Gabilan falls ill, Jody discovers there are still lessons he must learn about the ways of nature and, particularly, the ways of man.

The Pearl

Author:John Steinbeck

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101199342

Total Pages:128

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“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.” Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security.... A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.

The Old Man and The Sea

Author:Ernest Hemingway

Publisher:World Heritage Publishers Ltd

ISBN:6144134034

Total Pages:128

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A short heroic novel by Ernest Hemingway is a story that centers on an aging fisherman who engages in an epic battle to catch a giant marlin It was published in 1952 and awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Author: Ernest Hemingway Genre: Novel

Steinbeck's Typewriter

Author:Robert DeMott

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:1475969503

Total Pages:384

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“[Steinbeck’s Typewriter: Essays on His Art] collects several of DeMott’s finest essays on Steinbeck... [that are] so carefully revised as to warn other critics seeking their own ‘collected essay’ volume of the difference between a genuinely lapidary compilation and a kitchen midden. Illustrated with some rare photos, this collection is especially notable...” —John Ditsky, Choice “...Steinbeck’s Typewriter... stands as the most in-depth treatment of Steinbeck’s aesthetics, particularly in its exploration of the author’s ‘interior spaces and creative habits,’ elements of Steinbeck’s artistry which have not only been underestimated but woefully ignored.” —Stephen George, Steinbeck Review

Writers in America

Author:Budd Schulberg

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1453261842

Total Pages:216

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Stories of twentieth-century American literary giants, by the man who was their friend, peer, and confidant When he was introduced to F. Scott Fitzgerald as a potential partner on a screenplay, novelist and scriptwriter Budd Schulberg was surprised the author was still alive. In Schulberg’s view, the pressures of success and the public’s merciless judgment had destroyed Fitzgerald’s talent early in his career—a situation that is arguably typical for many of America’s great literary geniuses. In Writers in America, Schulberg shares memories and insights from his relationships with authors such as Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Nathaneal West, and Sinclair Lewis, as well as brilliant writers who never attained the success and recognition they deserved, such as Thomas Heggen. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Budd Schulberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.