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The Melting-Pot

Israel Zangwill, an Anglo-Jewish author and son of immigrants, wrote The Melting-Pot to demonstrate how immigrants could become good American citizens, hoping to forestall the kinds of restrictions—particularly against Russian Jews—that had been enacted in his home country. In 1908, when the play first appeared on an American stage, many Americans feared that these particular…

Reuben Sachs

Oscar Wilde wrote of this novel, “Its directness, its uncompromising truths, its depth of feeling, and above all, its absence of any single superfluous word, make Reuben Sachs, in some sort, a classic.” Reuben Sachs, the story of an extended Anglo-Jewish family in London, focuses on the relationship between two cousins, Reuben Sachs and Judith…

The Time Machine

Wells was interested in the implications of evolutionary theory on the future of human beings at the biological, sociological, and cultural levels, and The Time Machine, short and readable, draws on many of the social and scientific debates of the time. The Broadview edition of this science fiction classic includes extensive materials on Wells’s scientific…

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories beautifully demonstrates the astonishing variety and ingenuity of Victorian short stories. This collection brings together works focused on a wide range of popular Victorian subjects in many different styles and forms (including comic, gothic, fantasy, adventure, and colonial works; science fiction; children’s tales; New Woman writing; Irish yarns;…

Twentieth-Century Literature

TWENTIETH-CENTURY LITERATURE *Lord Jim (1900) Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness, third edition (1899 / 1902) Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness (Ed. Peters) (1902) Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent (1907) Joseph Conrad *Under Western Eyes (1911) Joseph Conrad *My Brilliant Career (1901) Sarah Miles Franklin Kim (1901) Rudyard Kipling *The Grand Babylon Hotel (1902) Arnold Bennett *The…

American Literature

AMERICAN LITERATURE *The Autobiography of Ashley Bowen (1728-1813) The Female American, second edition (1767) Unca Eliza Winkfield Common Sense (1776) Thomas Paine Rights of Man (1791) Thomas Paine The Age of Reason (1794) Thomas Paine *Emma Corbett (1781) Samuel Jackson Pratt The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789) The Coquette and The Boarding…