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.

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 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 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 ...

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.)

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.

First Love

Reproduction print of the classic novel: First Love by Ivan Sergeyevich TurgenevLARGE PRINT Edition Fonts used in this series have been selected in order to ensure optional reading for those with visual impairments.

Author: Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798612991311

Category:

Page: 112

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Reproduction print of the classic novel: First Love by Ivan Sergeyevich TurgenevLARGE PRINT Edition Fonts used in this series have been selected in order to ensure optional reading for those with visual impairments. Font size is greater than or equal to 16pt, Sans Serif This print is part of the KoF Classic Reprint Series. In the KoF Classic Reprint Series, careful attention is taken to digitally remaster these great works of literature using the latest digital techniques and special processing. We hope you enjoy the result.

John Rawn Prominent Citizen

Reproduction print of the classic novel: John Rawn by Emerson Hough This print is part of the KoF Classic Reprint Series.

Author: Emerson Hough

Publisher:

ISBN: 1703195183

Category:

Page: 296

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Reproduction print of the classic novel: John Rawn by Emerson Hough This print is part of the KoF Classic Reprint Series. In the KoF Classic Reprint Series, careful attention is taken to digitally remaster these great works of literature using the latest digital techniques and special processing. We hope you enjoy the result.

The Mayor of Casterbridge

The man was of fine figure, swarthy, and stern in aspect; and he showed in profile a facial angle so slightly inclined as to be almost perpendicular.

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1501071742

Category:

Page: 308

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The man was of fine figure, swarthy, and stern in aspect; and he showed in profile a facial angle so slightly inclined as to be almost perpendicular. He wore a short jacket of brown corduroy, newer than the remainder of his suit, which was a fustian waistcoat with white horn buttons, breeches of the same, tanned leggings, and a straw hat overlaid with black glazed canvas. At his back he carried by a looped strap a rush basket, from which protruded at one end the crutch of a hay-knife, a wimble for hay-bonds being also visible in the aperture. His measured, springless walk was the walk of the skilled countryman as distinct from the desultory shamble of the general labourer; while in the turn and plant of each foot there was, further, a dogged and cynical indifference personal to himself, showing its presence even in the regularly interchanging fustian folds, now in the left leg, now in the right, as he paced along.

The Nurse Novel MEGAPACK 4 Classic Novels

Alice knew when she asked the question that she would provoke the classic “shade of annoyance” that crossed Morgan's face, but nonetheless she had to ask . “You found him pretty attractive, NAVY NURSE, by Rosie M. Banks | 400.

Author: Alice Brennan

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479425624

Category: Fiction

Page: 505

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Reading trends change over the years. One of the now largely-forgotten genres of fiction was the "nurse novel"...which was itself a subset of the "doctor novel" and featured (what else?) the romantic adventures (usually with a doctor) of a nurse! Hundreds of nurse novels were published, with titles that sometimes stretched credulity. One of our contributors to this volume, Peggy Gaddis, seemed to specialize in nurses (she wrote dozens of books about them). Is it any wonder that authors sometimes had to stretch to find subjects that hadn’t already been covered? Titles like "Scandalous Nurse." "Future Nurse" (no, it’s not science fiction -- but it might have been!) "Nurse in the Tropics." "Resort Nurse." "Ozark Nurse." "Everglades Nurse." "Night Club Nurse." "Undercover Nurse." "Debutante Nurse." "Television Nurse." "Prison Nurse." "Poison Nurse." "Nurse Voodoo." "Hootenany Nurse." "The Nurse and the Pirate." The list goes on and on. Here are 4 classic nurse novels which will, I'm sure, whet your appetite for more: HOLLYWOOD NURSE, by Alice Brennan BAYOU NURSE, by Peggy Gaddis A NURSE FOR DR. STERLING, by Ruth MacLeod NAVY NURSE, by Rosie M. Banks If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more (even nurses!)

Emma

Emma: The Classic, Bestselling Jane Austen Novel"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart, ' said she afterwards to herself.

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798686261150

Category:

Page: 346

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Emma: The Classic, Bestselling Jane Austen Novel"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart, ' said she afterwards to herself. 'There is nothing to be compared to it. Warmth and tenderness of heart, with an affectionate, open manner, will beat all the clearness of head in the world, for attraction: I am sure it will." Jane Austen's classic novel, Emma.

LORD JIM

He is publicly censured for this action and the novel follows his later attempts at coming to terms with his past. The novel is counted as one of 100 best books of the 20th century.

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788075839930

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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Jim, a young British seaman, becomes first mate on the Patna, a ship full of pilgrims travelling to Mecca for the hajj. When the ship starts rapidly taking on water and disaster seems imminent, Jim joins his captain and other crew members in abandoning the ship and its passengers. A few days later, they are picked up by a British ship. However, the Patna and its passengers are later also saved, and the reprehensible actions of the crew are exposed. The other participants evade the judicial court of inquiry, leaving Jim to the court alone. He is publicly censured for this action and the novel follows his later attempts at coming to terms with his past. The novel is counted as one of 100 best books of the 20th century. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. Contents: Lord Jim Memoirs & Letters: A Personal Record; or Some Reminiscences The Mirror of the Sea Notes on Life & Letters Biography & Critical Essays: Joseph Conrad (A Biography) by Hugh Walpole Joseph Conrad by John Albert Macy A Conrad Miscellany by John Albert Macy Joseph Conrad by Virginia Woolf

The Espionage Novel MEGAPACK 4 Classic Novels

I'd had a classical education and she'd been a history teacher . If it hadn't been for Binghamton I'd have worked on the classical implications . But Binghamton was the least classical reference I could think of, and my imagination ...

Author: Holly Roth

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479420759

Category: Fiction

Page: 795

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The Espionage Novel MEGAPACK® presents 4 classic novels of espionage and adventure. Included are: TIGER MILK, by David Garth The story of a lone-wolf fight against a Nazi undercover ring in the U.S. THE FIVE ARROWS, by Allan Chase High intrigue in South America, with the future of democracy on the continent at stake! THE SHOCKING SECRET, by Holly Roth "An astonishing book: don't miss it!" -- Boston Globe. THE CORPSE THAT TALKED, by Richard Telfair She was two women: one who gave her body willingly...the other kept a promise to a man who had died months before! If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 280+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel

In the Russian novel , the patterns of archaic rites de passage are “ individualized ” in the sense that the authors not only ... It is only when we come to the classical novels of the 1860s and 1870s that this problem is solved .

Author: Malcolm V. Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521479096

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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A comprehensive account of classic Russian fiction of the past two hundred years.

Two Years in the Forbidden City

This book offers a unique and surprisingly intimate portrait of "The Dragon Girl" who ruled China for 47 years and brought China to the brink of destruction.

Author: The Princess der Ling

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798580409634

Category:

Page: 322

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This book offers a unique and surprisingly intimate portrait of "The Dragon Girl" who ruled China for 47 years and brought China to the brink of destruction.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds: The Classic, Bestselling H G Wells Novel"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as ...

Author: H G Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798689848846

Category:

Page: 86

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The War of the Worlds: The Classic, Bestselling H G Wells Novel"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water." H G Wells' classic novel, The War of the Worlds.