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THE BEST OF THE CLASSICS
John Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the greatest poems in the English language: a work epic both in scale and, notoriously, in ambition. For nearly 350 years, it has held generation upon generation of audiences in rapt attention, and its profound influence can be seen in almost every corner of Western culture.
The Signet Classics edition of The Best of Oscar Wilde: Selected Plays and Writings contains his five major plays; two interviews with the playwright at the peak of his career, in which Wilde discusses his work - and his critics; a selection of his most brilliant critical writings, in which he discusses the nature of art in terms that anticipate much of today's literary theory; and an appendix that restores valuable lines that appeared in the original text of The Importance of Being Earnest. With an introduction by Sylvan Barnet and a new afterword by Marylu Hill.
Uniting each of the sisters' best novels in one handsome volume,The Brontë Sisters: Three Novels is a must for anyone fascinated by this singularly talented family. Includes Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë.
One of the best-loved classics of all time, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It has won the Pulitzer Prize, been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. It was also named the best novel of the 20th century by librarians across the country (Library Journal). HarperCollins is proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the book's publication.
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee is the story of Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills's friendship with the Lee sisters. It's a testament to the great intelligence, sharp wit and tremendous storytelling power of both these women. Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Nelle Harper Lee, to be part of the Lees' life in Alabama, and to hear them reflect on their upbringing, their corner of the Deep South, how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives and why Nelle Harper Lee chose to never write another novel.
I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee. In this riveting portrait, author Charles J. Shields reveals the story of Harper Lee by piecing together hundreds of interviews with her classmates, friends and neighbours, and by delving into forgotten archives. The result is an in-depth look at the unconventional, high-spirited woman who drew on her love of writing and her Southern home to create an American classic that continues to speak to new generations of readers.
Up Close: Harper Lee. Author Kerry Madden conducted extensive research and personal interviews in Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, for this biography. In it, she reveals Lee to be a down-to-earth Southern woman who still prefers to live simply, like her neighbours, despite the fact that she's a treasured literary legend.
Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical play Long Day's Journey into Night is regarded as his finest work. First published by Yale University Press in 1956, it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 and has since sold more than one million copies. This edition, which includes a new foreword by Harold Bloom, coincided with a production of the play starring Brian Dennehy in Chicago in January 2002 and in New York in April of that year.
The Rocky Horror Treasury: A Tribute to the Ultimate Cult Classic Musical. Including behind-the-scenes stories, pull-out-items, photos and sounds, this interactive book by authors Sal Piro and Larry Viezel truly lives up to its title. With a forward by Richard O'Brien.
The Rocky Horror Show Vocal Selections. This exclusive 40th-anniversary songbook by Richard O'Brien is complete with a lavish photo section and rarely seen scrapbook memorabilia from the composer. The Rocky Horror Show was always big on audience participation, so here's your chance to sing along with the music! The included card gives you instantly downloadable sound-alike backing tracks.
The Music Man Vocal Selections includes eight vocal selections from one of the most beloved musicals ever: "Gary, Indiana," "Goodnight, My Someone," "It's You," "Lida Rose," "My White Knight," "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Till There Was You" and "The Wells Fargo Wagon."