Second Generation

Autor: Howard Fast
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402237979
File Size: 14,93 MB
Format: PDF
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She'll Risk Her Freedom to Find Freedom "A novel of satisfying depth and breadth, written in good, clean, forceful prose." -Chicago Tribune Desperate for independence and scornful of the hypocrisy of the upper class, Barbara Lavette returns to her family home in San Francisco following her first year of college determined to make her own way in the world. After abandoning her privileged life to disguise herself as a poor volunteer down on the wharf, Barbara journeys to France to report on the onset of Nazi terror and the coming of World War II. But when tragedy strikes deep at the heart of the life Barbara has built for herself in Europe, she is forced to return to San Francisco heartbroken and alone where she must face the family she ran away from. The second book in master storyteller Howard Fast's epic family saga, Second Generation vividly depicts the lives of the Lavette family as they struggle to persevere in America during the chaos of the Depression and World War II.

The Comic Stories

Autor: Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
ISBN: 146171303X
File Size: 28,26 MB
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By 1888, when he was just twenty-eight, Chekhov had published a staggering 528 stories, about half of them comic. Unpretentious, lively, and inventive, these comic stories have long been affectionately regarded in Russia, but publishers in the West, overawed by the prevailing image of Chekhov as a melancholy genius, have resisted the down-to-earth humorist. This collection is the first substantial volume in English devoted solely to the comic stories. The forty stories here reveal the full range of Chekhov's comic mastery: simple sketches, almost like verbal cartoons; outrageous parodies and stories with a comic twist; satirical and subversive pieces that foreshadow the anti-authoritarian attitudes of his later work; and excursions into the absurd that hint of his later stage dialogue. In these early comic stories Chekhov found himself as an artist. Readers unfamiliar with them may miss the countless touches of humor in the later and more famous plays and stories. Tolstoy, who disliked Chekhov's plays, was reduced to helpless fits of laughter by his comic stories. They have a sense of fun and infectious good humor.

The 1 000 000 Bank Note And Other Stories

Autor: Mark Twain
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849674495
File Size: 11,88 MB
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One of Mark Twain’s best-known stories is "The £1,000,000 Bank-Note". It charts the magical rags-to-riches ascent of a virtuous and resourceful mining broker's clerk from San Francisco who arrives in London with a single dollar in his pocket, and proceeds to ultimate and splendid financial success and fame in London society—a paean to ingenuity and a celebration of its cunning confidence-man narrator. Included are furthermore ‘Mental Telegraphy’, ‘A Cure for the Blues”, ’The Enemy Conquered; or, Love Triumphat’, ‘Playing The Courier’, ‘The German Chicago’ and ‘A Petition To The Queen Of England”.