Passing And The Fictions Of Identity

I knew I wasn't bad- looking and that I could 'pass.' "— Larsen, Passing \/ ella
Larsen's heroines all want to "pass." Furthermore, as the t_/ F above quotation
indicates, "passing" is more than just a racial strategy: it is a strategy "to be a
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The Princess Bride

Presents the timeless love story between a farm boy named Westley and the beautiful Princess Buttercup, along with the author's comments on life and art as he attempts to edit the children's classic. Continue Reading

The Origin Of Species

First published in 1859, this landmark book on evolutionary biology was not the first to deal with the subject, but it went on to become a sensation—and a controversial one for many religious people who could not reconcile Darwin’s ... Continue Reading

The Seagull Reader

Compact, portable, and inexpensive, The Seagull Reader: Plays, Second Edition, offers 8 classic (and contemporary classic) plays, 2 of them--Death of a Salesman and A Raisin in the Sun--new to this edition. Continue Reading

Sycamore Row

When a wealthy man hangs himself and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history. Continue Reading

The Pillars Of The Earth

A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece. Continue Reading