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Spoon River Anthology (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

Spoon River Anthology (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Edgar Lee Masters
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Every character in Spoon River Anthology is dead.  And the dead speak.  In Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology the speakers lie together in a hillside graveyard in a small, rural community in central Illinois. 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Every character in Spoon River Anthology is dead.  And the dead speak.  In Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology the speakers lie together in a hillside graveyard in a small, rural community in central Illinois.  As they moulder in their earthen tombs, they spill forth their secrets to the living.  From its first appearance (in serial form) in the pages of William Marion Reedy’s Mirror in 1914, the American literary world had not seen anything quite like Spoon River Anthology, and the world has yet to see its true successor, despite its influence and imitators.  The Spoon River dead speak for all of us, and their secrets are the hidden things that prick at the hearts of each of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411466890
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,135,801
File size:
773 KB

Meet the Author


Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) penned more than fifty books over the span of his writing career—including nearly thirty volumes of verse, multiple novels and plays, biographies, essays, as well as an autobiography, appropriately titled Across Spoon River (1936).

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Spoon River Anthology (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This ¿edition¿ of Spoon River is a rip-off and a disappointment. I have had a copy of Spoon River on my bookshelf for over forty years, and recently wished to give a nicer copy of this important work to a friend. So I ordered this hardcover edition, at $27.95. At first glance I was disappointed. For a hardcover, it was of low quality, cheap paper, and a cheap and very plain font. Then I discovered that it is marked ¿Copyright 1986 by Buccaneer Book, Inc.¿. There is no reference to the original publication date of 1915, no introduction, and the Epilogue, contained in all paperback editions that I have seen, was missing entirely. Worst of all, THIRTY (30) of the original ¿voices¿ have simply been deleted. This edition by Buccaneer Books is an unacceptable insult to a great work of American literature, and I am surprised that Barnes & Noble have allowed such low quality merchandise to be in their inventory. I will be returning this ¿book¿ immediately. Brian Young
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. IT IS INCOMPLETE-MISSING OVER THIRTY WHOLE POEMS AND COUNTLES OTHERS ARE HALF THERE. TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE BOOK.
manircu33 More than 1 year ago
super good :)
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Im Reading and Doing Projects and activities on this book in english class and athough im not a big reAder this is a really great book!
Trodar More than 1 year ago
Along with WINESBURG, OHIO, SPA needs to be re-visited in the sense that it is time to reevaluate the American dream by looking back into small town life as it was presented at the turn of the 20th century. It's not a pretty picture anymore. SPA takes you into familiar problems of today. Somewhere the American Dream seems to be more of a nightmare.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had not read Spoon River Anthology since I was in high school but its poems have stayed with me all these years. When I found the hardcover I knew this was a book I had to own. After all these years it is as relevant and brilliant as I remembered.
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This is a great book to discuss in my English Class. The kids love it.
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This can be a difficult read but well worth it. I have owned it since I was in high school and repeatedly go back to it like an old friend.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This clever book of poems is really handy for monologues. Some casting directors think that you're quite clever to use something that isn't the typical monologue. The poems are filled with emotion and character, and truly are good pieces.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. My brother had to read this book for high school and he gave all his old books to me.. I am not a big fan of poetry which is why this book surprised me so!