Spoon River Anthology

Product Number: EB00397038
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781440635298
Publisher: Signet
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Description

In 1915, Edgar Lee Masters published a book of dramatic monologues written in free verse about a fictional town called Spoon River, based on the Midwestern towns where he grew up. The shocking scandals and secret tragedies of Spoon River were immediately recognized by readers as authentic. Masters raises the dead "sleeping on the hill" in their village cemetery to tell the truth about their lives, and their testimony topples the American myth of the moral superiority of small-town life. Spoon River, as undeniably corrupt and cruel as the big city, is home to murderers, drunkards, crooked bankers, lechers, bitter wives, abusive husbands, failed dreamers, and a few good souls. The freshness of this masterpiece undiminished, Spoon River Anthology remains a landmark of American literature. With an Introduction by John Hollander and an Afterword by Ronald Primeau

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Author(s): Edgar Lee Masters
Original Publish Date: Apr 29, 2008

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eAudio
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Author(s): Edgar Lee Masters
Product Number Z100095144
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792758761
eBook
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Author(s): Edgar Lee Masters
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00109737
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781466805729
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Author(s): Edgar Lee Masters
Genre: Poetry
Product Number EB00676866
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625585899

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