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The final volume of The L.M. Montgomery Reader, A Legacy in Review examines a long overlooked portion of Montgomery’s critical reception: reviews of her books. Although Montgomery downplayed the impact that reviews had on her writing career, claiming to be amused and tolerant of reviewers’ contradictory opinions about her work, she nevertheless cared enough to keep a large percentage of them in scrapbooks as an archive of her career. Edited by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre, this volume presents more than four hundred reviews from eight countries that raise questions about and offer reflections on gender, genre, setting, character, audience, and nationalism, much of which anticipated the scholarship that has thrived in the last four decades. Lefebvre’s extended introduction and chapter headnotes place the reviews in the context of Montgomery’s literary career and trace the evolution of attitudes to her work, and his epilogue examines the reception of Montgomery’s books that were published posthumously. A comprehensive account of the reception of Montgomery’s books, published during and after her lifetime, A Legacy in Review is the illuminating final volume of this important new resource for L.M. Montgomery scholars and fans around the world.
An American writer of the naturalist school, Theodore Dreiser produced controversial novels, often featuring protagonists that succeeded at their objectives in spite of their lack of morality. Celebrated novels such as ‘Sister Carrie’ and ‘An American Tragedy’ led to Dreiser’s nomination for the Nobel Prize in Literature, establishing his name as an American master. This comprehensive eBook presents Dreiser’s complete fictional 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 Dreiser’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 8 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels often missed out of collections, including ‘The Bulwark’ and ‘The Stoic’ * Special ‘The Trilogy of Desire’ contents table for navigating the series * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * The rare short story collection ‘Chains: Lesser Novels and Stories’, available in no other collection * Includes Dreiser’s plays * The rare poetry collection ‘Moods Cadenced and Declaimed’, first time in digital print * A selection of Dreiser’s non-fiction * Special ‘Contextual Pieces’ section, with reviews, letters and essays evaluating Dreiser’s contribution to literature * Features Dreiser’s two autobiographies - discover the author’s personal and literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Trilogy of Desire The Novels Sister Carrie Jennie Gerhardt The Financier The Titan The “Genius” An American Tragedy The Bulwark The Stoic The Shorter Fiction Free and Other Stories Chains: Lesser Novels and Stories Fine Furniture The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Plays Plays of the Natural and Supernatural The Hand of the Potter The Poetry Moods Cadenced and Declaimed The Non-Fiction A Traveler at Forty A Hoosier Holiday Twelve Men Hey Rub-A-Dub-Dub The Color of a Great City The Contextual Pieces Contextual Articles, Essays and Reviews The Autobiographies A Book About Myself Dawn 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