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"Daisy Miller"

H. James, “Daisy Miller”. With an Appreciation by Joseph Conrad.

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"The Turn of the Screw"

H. James, “The Turn of the Screw”. With an Appreciation by Joseph Conrad.

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"The Altar of the Dead"

H. James, “The Altar of the Dead”. With an Appreciation by Joseph Conrad.

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Best American Novels? from The American Scholar

One Hundred Best American Novels, 1770 to 1985 (a Draft)

A reading enthusiast’s list

By David Handlin

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Literature

Reading Upton Sinclair

It’s technically considered fiction, but it’s really more a biography or a history. It doesn’t matter. Whatever you call it, it’s pretty darn magnificent. It’s Upton Sinclair’s book The Flivver King (1937), and, like his more renowned book The Jungle, it almost single-handedly reformed an American industry. 190 more words

That's Not How It Was in the Book

My wife and I have switched roles lately: She used to have a book in her hands regularly, and I couldn’t sit still long enough to read a book. 1,008 more words

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A World to Win

My blog entry for April 6, 2014 (scroll down a few months) discusses three top-notch works of fiction dramatizing the plight of the American working class in the early 1900’s. 342 more words