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Winesburg, Ohio (2011 Introduction and Analysis)

Winesburg, Ohio (2011 Introduction and Analysis)

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About this Edition:
-Fully linked table of contents
-Carefully edited for Nook and compared with original manuscript to preseve quality
-New 2011 Chapter containing an introduction and analysis of plot, setting, characters, etc.

About the Book:
Winesburg, Ohio is a 1919 short story cycle by the American author Sherwood Anderson. The work is

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About this Edition:
-Fully linked table of contents
-Carefully edited for Nook and compared with original manuscript to preseve quality
-New 2011 Chapter containing an introduction and analysis of plot, setting, characters, etc.

About the Book:
Winesburg, Ohio is a 1919 short story cycle by the American author Sherwood Anderson. The work is structured around the life of protagonist George Willard from the time he was a child to his growing independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man. It is set in the fictional town of Winesburg, Ohio (not to be confused with the actual Winesburg) which is based loosely on the author's childhood memories of Clyde, Ohio.

Mostly written from late 1915 to early 1916, with a few stories completed closer to publication, the cycle was "conceived as a complementary parts of a whole, centered in the background of a single community". The book is broken down into twenty-two stories, with the first story, "The Book of the Grotesque" serving as an introduction. Stylistically, because of its emphasis on the psychological insights of characters over plot, and plain-spoken prose, Winesburg, Ohio is known as one of the earliest Modern novels.

Winesburg, Ohio was received well by critics despite some reservations about its moral tone and unconventional storytelling. Though its reputation waned in the 1930s, it has since rebounded and is now considered one of the most influential portraits of pre-industrial small-town life in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014188074
Publisher:
Primedia eLaunch
Publication date:
04/01/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
327
File size:
524 KB

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