The Crucible Penguin Plays

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Penguin Books #ad - A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, in 1692, Massachusetts, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. But in arthur miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village.

First produced in 1953, the crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, personal spite and collective evil. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can.

The Crucible Penguin Plays #ad - A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post.

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The Crucible SparkNotes Literature Guide SparkNotes Literature Guide Series

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SparkNotes #ad - Includes:an a+ essay—an actual literary essay written about the Spark-ed book—to show students how a paper should be written. 16 pages devoted to writing a literary essay including: a glossary of literary termsStep-by-step tutoring on how to write a literary essayA feature on how not to plagiarize. They provide chapter-by-chapter analysis; explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols; a review quiz; and essay topics.

Lively and accessible, SparkNotes is perfect for late-night studying and paper writing. The crucible sparknotes literature guide by arthur miller making the reading experience fun!   When a paper is due, and dreaded exams loom, here's the lit-crit help students need to succeed! SparkNotes Literature Guides make studying smarter, better, and faster.

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Working the Night Shift: Women in India's Call Center Industry

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Stanford University Press #ad - At the same time, in particular, night shift employment presents women, with new challenges alongside the opportunities. Visit the author's website at http://www. Working-the-nightshift. Com and facebook group. It uncovers how call center employment affects their lives, earning a good salary, mainly as it relates to the anxiety that Indian families and Indian society have towards women going out at night, and being exposed to western culture.

Relatively high wages and the opportunity to be part of an upscale, globalized work environment draw many in India to the call center industry. This timely account illustrates the ironic and, at times, unsettling experiences of women who enter the spaces and places made accessible through call center work.

Working the Night Shift: Women in India's Call Center Industry #ad - This book explores how beliefs about what constitutes "women's work" are evolving in response to globalization. Working the night shift is the first in-depth study of the transnational call center industry that is written from the point of view of women workers.

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The Penguin Book of Witches

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Penguin Classics #ad - Bringing to life stories like that of eunice cole, a bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Penguin Book of Witches #ad - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Chilling real-life accounts of witches, compiled by the new york times bestselling author of the physick book of deliverance dane and the daughters of Temperance HobbsFrom a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, from medieval Europe through colonial America, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends.

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I Still Believe Anita Hill: Three Generations Discuss the Legacies of Speaking Truth to Power

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The Feminist Press at CUNY #ad - With original contributions by Anita Hill, Melissa Harris-Perry, Catharine MacKinnon, Patricia J. Williams, lani guinier, gloria steinem, kimberly crenshaw, Eve Ensler, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Powell, Lisa Kron, Ai Jen Poo, Mary Oliver, Lynn Nottage, and many others. What is less well-known is how many women and men were inspired by Anita Hill’s bravery, how her testimony changed the feminist movement, and how she singlehandedly brought public awareness to the issue of sexual harassment.

These timely essays show us how those historic hearings brought sexual harassment especially in the workplace into the public eye, while also revealing what still hasn’t changed, gender, and reminding us of the intersection of race, class, and power that underlies this contentious issue. Publishers Weekly.

A searing collection of essays looks back at the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings that ignited a national debate about workplace sexual harassment. Twenty years later, and the confluence of race, respond to, and analyze Hill’s impact, this collection brings together three generations to witness, class, politics, and to present insights in law, and gender.

I Still Believe Anita Hill: Three Generations Discuss the Legacies of Speaking Truth to Power #ad - We know what happened next: she was challenged, disbelieved, and humiliated; he was given a lifelong judicial appointment. In the fall of 1991, anita hill captured the country’s attention when she testified before the U. S. Senate judiciary committee describing sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas, who had been her boss and was about to ascend to the Supreme Court.

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A Raisin in the Sun

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Vintage #ad - Never before, the entire history of the american theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage, " observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed lorraine hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of black America--and changed American theater forever.

The play's title comes from a line in Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem, " which warns that a dream deferred might "dry up/like a raisin in the sun. The events of every passing year add resonance to A Raisin in the Sun, " said The New York Times. It is as if history is conspiring to make the play a classic. This modern library edition presents the fully restored, uncut version of Hansberry's landmark work with an introduction by Robert Nemiroff.

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The Great Gatsby

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Scribner #ad - First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. West iii to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan—and a new introduction by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.

A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L. W. The story of the mysteriously wealthy jay gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession, ” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

The Great Gatsby #ad - Scott fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. Nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. The great Gatsby, F.

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Faust I & II, Volume 2: Goethe's Collected Works - Updated Edition Princeton Classics Book 108

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Princeton University Press #ad - To tell the dramatic and tragic story of one man’s pact with the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power, Goethe drew from an immense variety of cultural and historical material, and a wealth of poetic and theatrical traditions. One of the great classics of European literature, Faust is Goethe's most complex and profound work.

What results is a tour de force illustrating Goethe’s own moral and artistic development, and a symbolic, cautionary tale of Western humanity striving restlessly and ruthlessly for progress. Capturing the sense, poetic variety, and tonal range of the German original in present-day English, Stuart Atkins’s translation presents the formal and rhythmic dexterity of Faust in all its richness and beauty, without recourse to archaisms or interpretive elaborations.

Faust I & II, Volume 2: Goethe's Collected Works - Updated Edition Princeton Classics Book 108 #ad - Featuring a new introduction by David Wellbery, this Princeton Classics edition of Faust is the definitive English version of a timeless masterpiece.

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Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us

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Abrams Press #ad - Success is a personal responsibility. Millions are suffering under the torture of this impossible fantasy. We have become self-obsessed. We are living in an age of heightened individualism. The pressure to conform to this ideal has changed who we are. It was not always like this. To explain how we got here, economics,  on point that explores the origins of this notion of the perfect self that torments so many of us: Where does this ideal come from? Why is it so powerful? Is there any way to break its spell?Full of thrilling and unexpected connections among history, award-winning journalist Will Storr leads us on a “terrific tour through the history of self-obsession†? NPR, and more, neuroscience, psychology, Selfie is an unforgettable book that makes sense of who we have become.

Ranging from ancient greece, and the era of hyper-individualism in which we live now, through the Christian Middle Ages, to the self-esteem evangelists of 1980s California, the rise of the “selfie†? generation, Selfie tells the epic tale of the person we all know so intimately—because it’s us.

Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us #ad - Our culture tells us that to succeed is to be slim, happy, rich, extroverted, popular—flawless. And our expectation of perfection comes at a cost.

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Democracy Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - And, america is doing its best to lose track of its one-time client, the year in which much of this bitterly funny novel is set, in 1975, the lethally hemorrhaging republic of South Vietnam. As conceived by joan didion, a fallout that also includes fact-finding junkets, the international arms market, senatorial groupies, these personages and events constitute the terminal fallout of democracy, and the Orwellian newspeak of the political class.

Her husband's handler would like the press to forget that Inez's father is a murderer. Moving deftly from honolulu to jakarta, and tragedy, between romance, farce, Democracy is a tour de force from a writer who can dissect an entire society with a single phrase. Inez victor knows that the major casualty of the political life is memory.

Democracy Vintage International #ad - . But the people around Inez have made careers out of losing track. Her senator husband wants to forget the failure of his last bid for the presidency.

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