New Introduction by Eric Solomon
The unforgettably gritty depiction of the seamy
side of turn-of-the-century urban America.
Signet Classics 368 pp. 0-451-52891-3 $7.95
1945 TO THE PRESENT
FOUR PLAYS BY EUGENE O’NEILL
See Drama page 36
In nineteen vintage essays, Abbey explores
such vast and remote corners as Canyonlands
National Park, Scotland, and Australia.
Plume 224pp. 0-452-26564-9 $15.00
E. L. Doctorow
“One of the ten best books of the decade.”
— Time. “An extraordinarily deft, lyrical, rich
novel that catches the spirit of this country in
a fluid musical way that is as original as it is
satisfying.”—The New Yorker.
Plume 288pp. 0-452-27907-0 $15.00
A fictional meditation about man’s place in the
natural world, Abbey’s 1980 satire takes place
in a nation depleted by industry and banking,
caught in the civil wars between capitalism
and a pastoral economy.
Plume 256pp. 0-452-26565-7 $15.00
THE BOOK OF DANIEL
“The political novel of our age...the best work
of its kind.”— The New Republic. “Beautifully
describes the idealism of a generation rapidly
being forgotten and contrasts it with the radicalism of today.”—Los Angeles Times.
Plume 320pp. 0-452-27566-0 $15.00
THE JOURNEY HOME
Some Words in Defense of the American West
Plume 256pp. 0-452-26562-2 $15.00
f THE JUNGLE
100th Anniversary Edition
Afterword by Dr. Barry Sears
This realistic study of the inhuman conditions
within the Chicago stockyards inspired pure
food laws and won the author wide literary
recognition. First published in 1906.
Signet Classics 352 pp. 0-451-52804-2 $5.95
Free Teacher’s Guide available. See page 77.
This new edition of classic Allison stories
includes Stubborn Girls and Mean Stories, an
introduction in which Allison discusses the
writing of Trash, and Compassion, a never-before-published short story.
Plume 224pp. 0-452-28351-5 $14.00
This astonishing novel of a young boy’s life in
the New York City of the 1930s “captures and
makes fast the magic of the moment in a time
of innocence when the mind is fresh and open
to wonders.”—Chicago Tribune.
Plume 384pp. 0-452-27572-5 $15.00
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0-452-28209-8, Loon Lake 0-452-27568-7, Welcome to
“An increasingly absorbing story of ‘a family in pieces, pulling itself back together out
of one woman’s stubborn determination’
....Impassioned prose...superbly salty dia-logue...an altogether wonderful second
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Karen Joy Fowler
THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB
“Exquisite...Fowler’s shrewdest, funniest fiction yet, a novel about how we engage with
a novel.”—Patricia T. O’Connor. A new York
Times Notable Book, a Christian Science Monitor
and a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year.
Plume 304pp. 0-452-28653-0 $14.00
THE DAY OF THE LOCUST
Introduction by Alfred Kazin
Signet Classics 208 pp. 0-451-52348-2
BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA
“Allison can make an ordinary moment transcendent with her sensuous mix of kitchen-sink
realism and down-home drawl.”—San Francisco
Plume 320pp. 0-452-28705-7 $15.95
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
Introduction by Regina Barreca
Signet Classics 362 pp. 0-451-52612-0
Introduction by Anita Shreve
Signet Classics 176 pp. 0-451-52766-6
Free Teacher’s Guide available. See page 77.
TWO OR THREE THINGS
I KNOW FOR SURE
“Elegant and raw, as fine and delicate as a
tear, as hard and unyielding as a diamond.”
— The Boston Globe. “A hell of a writer—tough
and loose, clear and passionate.”—Village Voice
Plume 96pp. 0-452-27340-4 $12.00
“An extraordinarily strong and accomplished
first novel.”— The New York Times Book Review.
In the winter of 1873, a white woman mysteriously appears in a Chinese railway camp.
Ordered by his uncle to return her to the white
world, Chin Ah Kin embarks on a journey that is
both heroic and mystical in its search for right
and good. “Utterly original.”—Chicago Tribune.
Winner of the Commonwealth Award for Best First
Plume 304 pp. 0-452-28647-6 $14.00
“A playful, mysterious, highly imagined narrative
set in the San Francisco of the 1890s....Robust,
sly, witty, elegant, unexpected and never ever
boring.”—The New York Times Book Review.
Finalist for the 2002 PEN/Faulkner Award in Fiction.
Plume 336pp. 0-452-28328-0 $14.00
THE HOUSE OF MIRTH
Introduction by Anna Quindlen
“Uniquely authentic among American novels
of manners.”—Louis Auchincloss.
Signet Classics 368 pp. 0-451-52756-9 $4.95
Introduction by Candace Waid
First published in 1917, this companion piece to
Ethan Frome is a remarkably modern and realistic
portrait of a young woman’s sexual awakening.
Signet Classics 208 pp. 0-451-52566-3 $4.95
BASEBALL ASSOCIATION, INC., J. HENRY WAUGH, PROP.
Coover uses baseball and its almost perfect balance between offense and defense to explore
the texture of American life and myth. In doing
so, he has created a comic masterpiece.
Plume 256pp. 0-452-26030-2 $15.00
Berkley 400pp. 0-425-19045-5 $13.95
See also Pattern Recognition, page 49
I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN
See Young Adult, page 58
Afterword by Max Evans
Signet Classics 400 pp. 0-451-52832-8
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FEAR OF FLYING
New Afterword by the author
“A picaresque, funny, touching adventure of
Isadora wing…on the run from her psychoanalyst husband, in quest of joy and her true
self.”—The New York Review of Books. The NAL
edition includes essays by John Updike and
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