Автор: Strowbridge, Clarence C. Название: American Short Story Masterpieces ISBN: 0486499138 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486499130 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 483 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An affordable compilation of more than a dozen of the best American short stories features tales by Hawthorne, Twain, James, Cheever, Wharton, and Cather. Contents include "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat," and "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty.
Описание: This anthology of entertaining tales features the works of early American authors such as Benjamin Franklin and stories by 20th-century writers, including Dorothy Parker, Langston Hughes, and James Thurber. Additional contributors include Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, Bret Harte, Mark Twain, James Branch Cabell, and others.
"Looking for a good book? Treasury of American Pen & Ink Illustration 1881-1938 is a coffee-table-style book of outstanding black and white art that is magnificent to look through and should be in every art lover's home." -- Rushford Public Library A combination of technological advances and a vast reservoir of native talent led to a golden age in American illustration during the period between the Gilded Age and the dawn of World War II. Popular magazines such as Century, Scribner's, Puck, and Life launched the careers of many aspiring illustrators, including Edwin Austin Abbey, Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Frederic Remington, Charles Dana Gibson, Rockwell Kent, and many others. This collection features more than 230 reproductions of the finest pen-and-ink drawings by more than 100 artists during the heyday of the illustrated magazine, from 1881 to 1938. In addition to images from popular magazines, the survey features illustrations from newspapers and books that recapture a broad range of expressions of artistic imagination and experimentation. The compilation includes an informative Introduction by designer and art historian Fridolf Johnson, which traces the history and development of pen-and-ink illustration and chronicles America's richly varied illustrative tradition and artistic heritage.
Описание: Exquisitely detailed, exceptionally handsome designs for an enormous variety of attractive city dwellings, spacious suburban and country homes, charming "cottages" and other structures—all accompanied by perspective views and floor plans (with measurements). Invaluable to architects, home rest
Автор: Guerber, H. A. Название: Myths and Legends of the Middle Ages ISBN: 048627862X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486278629 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 3442 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This superb collection of medieval myths and legends, including those of Beowulf, Charlemagne, Siegfried, Arthur and Guinevere, Merlin, Tristan and Iseult, El Cid, and Reynard the Fox, come down to us from the bards and minstrels who traveled from castle to village, entertaining their audiences with tales of heroic exploits. Not only do these stories still have the power to move and amuse us, they are valuable for what they reveal of European cultures in the Middle Ages. Typically, the medieval romance and other kinds of myth and legend from this period offer a heady mix of Christian and pagan elements, reflecting both the passing of an ancient culture and the arrival of a new order. Stories of the Crusades perhaps best illuminate the transition. Not purely legend, not really history, they often involve pagan heroes reshaped to fit tales of knighthood and Christian endeavor. In many, the Holy Grail may be the object of diligent search, but magic and witchcraft are still very much in evidence. The mythic qualities and colorful subject matter of the stories have long exerted a powerful influence on Western art, music, and literature. The 36 illustrations included in this edition -- by such well-known artists and illustrators as Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Willy Pogany -- are engaging proof of their power to inspire. Folklorist and mythologist H. A. Guerber's splendid retelling of these myths is preceded by her enlightening introduction to their cultural and historical roots.
Название: Favorite North American Indian Legends ISBN: 0486278220 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486278223 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 414 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Charming stories brimming with humor, whimsy, and imagination include an Algonquin tale of how Glooskap conquered the Great Bull-Frog; "The Meeting of the Wild Animals," a Tsimshian myth recounting how all the animals came to fear the porcupine; "The Man Who Married the Moon," a Pueblo story; others. 6 full-page illustrations."
Описание: "Whether your interest in Sioux folklore is great or small, you will find this a fascinating book to devour. Pick up a copy today and be thrilled." -- The Reading Room This accessible and affordable volume combines two essential collections by Sioux author Zitkala-Sa. American Indian Stories assembles short stories, autobiographical reflections, and political essays that offer poignant reflections on the author's sense of being stranded between the white and Native American worlds. Old Indian Legends features tales from the oral tradition -- legends passed down through the generations that form a genre known as the "retold tale." Born on South Dakota's Yankton Reservation in 1876, Zitkala-Sa felt "as free as the wind that blew my hair, and no less spirited than a bounding deer." At the age of eight, she traded her freedom for the iron discipline of a Quaker boarding school. Disillusioned by American society as well as her own tribe, Zitkala-Sa attended college, became a teacher, and wrote about her experiences in a variety of books and magazines. A prominent advocate for Native American rights throughout her life, she was a key figure in the legislation that granted Native Americans citizenship in 1924.
Автор: Macfarlan Allan A. Название: North American Indian Legends ISBN: 0486419479 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486419473 Издательство: Dover Цена: 2338 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The member of a distinguished British literary family, A. B. Mitford traveled widely with his parents as a youth and lived in various European countries. From 1866-70, he served as an attache with the British legation at Edo (Tokyo) -- one of the first foreign diplomats to do so. During his brief stay there, Mitford lived through a period of dramatic and tumultuous change in Japanese history. A feudal nation on his arrival, Japan had entered the era of "Westernization" before he left some three years later. During that time, however, he quickly and thoroughly mastered the Japanese language and acted as an interpreter between the young Japanese Emperor and British royalty. Mitford's famous collection of classic tales (the first to appear in English) covers an engrossing array of subjects: grisly accounts of revenge, knightly exploits, ghost stories, fairy tales, folklore, a fascinating eyewitness account of a hara-kiri ceremony, gripping narratives of vampires and samurai, Buddhist sermons, and the plots of four Noh plays. A treasury, as well, of information on most aspects of Japanese life, with information on locales, customs, and characters, the illustrated volume delights as it entertains, chronicling acts of heroism, devotion, ruthlessness, and chivalry that illuminate the island nation's culture. "One of the first and in many ways still one of the best books on Japan." -- The Japanese Times. "An excellent introduction to Japanese literature." -- Mainichi Daily News.
Автор: Baum, L. Frank Название: American Fairy Tales ISBN: 0486236439 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486236438 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1097 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Petruccio Steven James Название: American Legends and Tall Tales ISBN: 048647786X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486477862 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 550 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the wellspring of national memory and imagination come these enduring characters of history and folklore. Journey into America's pop-culture past with images of 30 legendary figures, including Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Annie Oakley, Johnny Appleseed, Casey Jones, Betsy Ross, and other immortals. Each charming illustration features a brief caption.
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