From Page To Screen

This book critically examines the long established tradition of adapting classic novels to film or TV screen, encompassing novelists from Jane Austen to Michael Ondaatje.

Author: Erica Sheen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719052319

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book critically examines the long established tradition of adapting classic novels to film or TV screen, encompassing novelists from Jane Austen to Michael Ondaatje. The early cinema ransacked literature for stories suitable for retelling in moving pictures, and as the art of the cinema matured, and cinematography, music, special effects and sound were improved, the art of dramatization began to produce high quality versions of respected novels. The authors in this book analyze a wide variety of literary dramatizations.

Tomi Ungerer s Heidi

A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to care for an invalid girl in the city

Author: Johanna Spyri

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub

ISBN: 1570981620

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 310

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"An elaborately & persuasively illustrated new edition of the full text of a favorite Swiss year-round tale. "New York Times Book Review

The Rough Guide to Classic Novels

The picaresque Taking its name from the Spanish pfcaro (a rogue or trickster), a
picaresque novel recounts a rogue's adventures.Though classical forerunners
have been claimed (such as Apuleius's The Golden Ass), the origins of the
modern ...

Author: Simon Mason

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781405383820

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Get the lowdown on the best fiction ever written. Over 230 of the world's greatest novels are covered, from Quixote (1614) to Orhan Pamuk's Snow (2002), with fascinating information about their plots and their authors - and suggestions for what to read next. The guide comes complete with recommendations of the best editions and translations for every genre from the most enticing crime and punishment to love, sex, heroes and anti-heroes, not to mention all the classics of comedy and satire, horror and mystery and many other literary genres. With feature boxes on experimental novels, female novelists, short reviews of interesting film and TV adaptations, and information on how the novel began, this guide will point you to all the classic literature you'll ever need.

Adaptation Revisited

The classic novel adaptation has long been regarded as a staple of "quality" television.

Author: Sarah Cardwell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071906046X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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The classic novel adaptation has long been regarded as a staple of "quality" television. Adaptation Revisited offers a critical reappraisal of this prolific and popular genre, as well as bringing new material into the broader field of Television Studies. The first part of the book surveys the more traditional discourses about adaptation, unearthing the unspoken assumptions and common misconceptions that underlie them. In the second half of the book, the author examines four major British serials: "Brideshead Revisited", "Pride and Prejudice", "Moll Flanders", and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall".

The Killer Angels

Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's Blaze of Glory.

Author: Michael Shaara

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345513738

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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“My favorite historical novel . . . a superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant.”—James M. McPherson In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty were also the casualties of war. Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's Blaze of Glory.

Gothic Manners and the Classic English Novel

His argument is that the salient elements of two genres, that of the novel of manners and that of the new Gothic novel, come together and form a synthesis which accounts, in good part, for the greatness of classical English fiction.

Author: Joseph Wiesenfarth

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013498913

Category: English fiction

Page: 235

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What is it that relates Austen and Trollope, Bronte and Dickens to Eliot, James, Hardy and Ford? How do novels like Pride and Prejudice and Barchester Towers and novels like Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations become part of Middlemarch, The Portrait of a Lady, Jude the Obscure and Parade's End? For Joseph Wiesenfarth, the relationships and connections are bound up in what he calls Gothic Manners. His argument is that the salient elements of two genres, that of the novel of manners and that of the new Gothic novel, come together and form a synthesis which accounts, in good part, for the greatness of classical English fiction.

The Condensed Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen s Classic Novel

The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England.

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 9781610427968

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Pride and Prejudice is one of the greatest romances ever wrote. If you've always wanted to read the classic, but just don't have the time, this abridged version can help. At just 15,000 (100's of pages shorter than the original) words long, this version of the classic novel will let you read Austen's classic in just hours, and provide you with an excellent overview of the entire novel. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman, living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. BookCaps' is a leader in eBook study guides; the BookCaps abridged classic series is intended to give readers a chance to read classic novels in hours instead of days. BookCaps is not trying to replace these classic novels—its intention is to provide an introduction to readers, so they can read and appreciate the novel in its entirely when they have free time.

The Bomb The Classic Anarchist Novel

In this classic novel of revolutionary struggle, seven men are accused of throwing a bomb during a protest and killing policemen.

Author: Frank Harris

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781794837041

Category:

Page: 302

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In this classic novel of revolutionary struggle, seven men are accused of throwing a bomb during a protest and killing policemen. Only one is guilty. Author Frank Harris, inspired by the true-life events of the Haymarket Riot in Chicago, offers a scathing criticism of capitalism and the inequalities of the American justice system in this novel that continues to inspire those involved in the movement to smash the hierarchical structure of the state, ending oppression for all time. The Bomb is a searing, radical portrait, a window into past events that provides insight into the current cultural strife.

The Rider of Lost Creek The Classic Novel of Range War

The Rider of Lost Creek is one of the finest novels Louis Dearborn L'Amour wrote
for the 1940s pulp magazines. It is also the first book in his saga of the gunfighter
Kilkenny. L'Amour expanded it for paperback publication some thirty years ...

Author: Louis L'Amour

Publisher: Renaissance EBooks

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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The original 1949 pulp magazine version of this classic Louis L'Amour featuring one of his most famous characters, Lance Kilkenny, Eastern educated, drawn to the western plains after the Civil War, Kilkenny was a loner, and legendary gunfighter, who picked his causes he carefully. Mort Davis had saved Lance Kilkenny's life and now Davis needed Kilkenny's help. Davis had filed a claim in the Live Oak country on a water hole near Lost Creek, an area dominated by two cattlemen, each claiming rights to the water hole. Kilkenny meets Nita Riordan, beautiful strong-willed owner of the Apple Canyon Saloon, and the two are drawn to each other. Nita warns Kilkenny that a mysterious man behind the scenes is orchestrating a range war and has already hired men to kill him. In order to save Davis and prevent the range war, Kilkenny knows he will have to think fast - and shoot faster. Includes a special Foreword about the author and book. (Cover adapted from the original pulp magazine cover image.)

Cabbagetown

" Globe and Mail. Cabbagetown was first published in an abbreviated paperback edition in 1950 and was published in its entirety in 1968. This, the first quality paperback edition, contains the full unexpurgated text of Cabbagetown.

Author: Hugh Garner

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson

ISBN: 0070915520

Category: Cabbagetown (Toronto, Ont.)

Page: 415

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Toronto's Cabbagetown in the Depression...North America's largest Anglo-Saxon slum. Ken Tilling leaves school to face the bleak prospects of the dirty thirties-where do you go, what do you do, how do you make a life for yourself when all the world offers in unemployment, poverty and uncertainty? "As a social document, Cabbagetown is as important and revealing as either The Tin Flute or The Grapes of Wrath. Stern realism has also projected upon the pages of a whole gallery of types, lifelike and convincing. He is well fitted to hold the mirror up to human nature." Globe and Mail. Cabbagetown was first published in an abbreviated paperback edition in 1950 and was published in its entirety in 1968. This, the first quality paperback edition, contains the full unexpurgated text of Cabbagetown.

Little Women

This new keepsake edition of the classic novel is illustrated throughout with gorgeous black-and-white photos from the film adaptation written for the screen and directed by Greta Gerwig, and starring Timothée Chalamet, Chris Cooper, Laura ...

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683357599

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

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Discover Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel—now featuring gorgeous photos from Greta Gerwig’s big-screen adaptation--in this stunning keepsake reproduction of the book as seen in the film! Readers have been falling for the timeless story of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they navigate hardship and adventure in post-Civil War Concord, Massachusetts, for more than 150 years. This new keepsake edition of the classic novel is illustrated throughout with gorgeous black-and-white photos from the film adaptation written for the screen and directed by Greta Gerwig, and starring Timothée Chalamet, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Louis Garrel, James Norton, Bob Odenkirk, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, and Emma Watson, perfect for a new generation of fans. It is the ultimate introduction to Lousia May’s Alcott’s classic tale as well as a must-have keepsake for fans of the film.

Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice

In this edition of Jane Austen's regency classic Pride and Prejudice, plan a fancy tea party or book club gathering with recipes for sweet confections and pastries.

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593113189

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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Puffin Plated: A Book-to-Table Reading Experience A deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Jane Austen classic featuring a selection of recipes for tea-time treats by the one and only Martha Stewart! Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever edition of a classic novel, featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chefs. In this edition of Jane Austen's regency classic Pride and Prejudice, plan a fancy tea party or book club gathering with recipes for sweet confections and pastries. From maple glazed scones and delicate sugar and spice cake, to berry tartlets and French macaroons. Bring your friends and family together with a good meal and a good book! Book includes full, unabridged text of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, interspersed with recipes, food photography, and special food artwork.

First Love

First Love: The Classic, Bestselling Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev Novel"I burnt as in a fire in her presence ... but what did I care to know what the fire was in which I burned and melted--it was enough that it was sweet to burn and melt.

Author: Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798687207768

Category:

Page: 126

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First Love: The Classic, Bestselling Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev Novel"I burnt as in a fire in her presence ... but what did I care to know what the fire was in which I burned and melted--it was enough that it was sweet to burn and melt." Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev's classic novel, First Love.

The Classic American Novel and the Movies

Discusses the movies that were based on the following books: The last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The house of the seven gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, ...

Author: Gerald Peary

Publisher: New York : Ungar

ISBN: 0804466475

Category: American fiction

Page: 356

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Discusses the movies that were based on the following books: The last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The house of the seven gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Little women by Louisa May Alcott, The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Daisy Miller by Henry James, Washington Square by Henry James, The prince and the pauper by Mark Twain, The red badge of courage by Stephen Crane, Billy Budd by Herman Melville, The turn of the screw by Henry James, McTeague by Frank Norris, Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, The wonderful wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, The Virginian by Owen Wister, The sea wolf by Jack London, Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington, Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, An American tragedy by Theodore Dreiser, The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The sun also rises by Ernest Hemingway, Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis, Little Caesar by W.R. Burnett, A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway, and The sound and the fury by William Faulkner.

Villette

Villette: The Classic, Bestselling Charlotte Brontë Novel"No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness.

Author: Charlotte Brontë

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798689824567

Category:

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Villette: The Classic, Bestselling Charlotte Brontë Novel"No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure. Happiness is a glory shining far down upon us out of Heaven. She is a divine dew which the soul, on certain of its summer mornings, feels dropping upon it from the amaranth bloom and golden fruitage of Paradise." Charlotte Brontë's classic novel, Villette.