Little Women by Louisa May Alcott"Backgrounds and Contexts" includes a wealth of archival materials, among them previously unpublished correspondence with Thomas Niles and Alcott's own precursors to Little Women. "Criticism" reprints twenty nineteenth-century reviews. Seven modern essays represent a variety of critical theories used to read and study the novel, including feminist (Catharine R. Stimpson, Elizabeth Keyser), new historicist (Richard H. Brodhead), psychoanalytic (Angela M. Estes and Kathleen Margaret Lant), and reader-response (Barbara Sicherman). A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
Call Number: PS1017 .L5 1999
Publication Date: first published 1868
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis CarrollDown down into the rabbit hole ...The Cheshire Cat, The Queen of Hearts, Caterpillar, the Hatter -All 4 COMPLETE books - all four FULLY illustrated, including originals by Carroll himself!Your Alice in Wonderland Complete Deluxe Illustrated Edition includes:+ All 4 Works are gorgeously illustrated with John Tenniel's original artworks+ EXCLUSIVE BONUS - Original drawings by Carroll himself for "Alice's Adventures Under Ground"!PLUS+ The full detailed bio by Belle Moses "Lewis Carroll in Wonderland and at home : the story of his life"* Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - restored illustrations John Tenniel* Through the Looking Glass - restored Illustrations by John Tenniel* Alice's Adventures Underground - original illustrations by Lewis Carroll himself!!* The Hunting of the Snark - all eight Parts fully illustrated.
Call Number: free ebook
Publication Date: 1865
The X Factor: A Quest for Excellence by George Plimpton; William S. Rukeyser (Editor); Anthony C. Kiser (Editor)George Plimpton is embarrassed. The noted amateur of odd sporting experience has lost one horseshoe match to George Bush, a match that was as much a test of wills as of skills. Now Bush has invited him back for a rematch. How to avoid humiliation the second time? What is that quality - we'll call it the X Factor - that all winners, from famous athletes to successful CEOs, seem to possess? Plimpton sets out to find it. The quest for this elusive ingredient is both hilarious and informative, leading from the locker room to the boardroom, with several strange stops in between. Plimpton corners superstars like Bill Russell and Billie Jean King, famous coaches, the chairman of American Express, sports doctors, and M & A king Henry Kravis, and puts the same question to all of them: What is it that allows an individual, or a team, to outperform competitors who are no less gifted, mentally and physically? Their answers run the gamut from motivational rage to new-age meditation, and Plimpton slowly pieces together a definition of this mysterious winning quality.