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Elizabeth Hardwick

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Elizabeth Hardwick is the author of three collections of essays, Bartleby in Manhattan, A View of My Own, and Seduction and Betrayal, which was nominated for the National Book Award. Her novel Sleepless Nights was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She received the Lifetime Achievement Citation from the National Book Critics Circle and the Gold Medal for Belles-Lettres and Criticism from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She passed away December 2, 2007.

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American Fictions

Written by Elizabeth Hardwick


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 2, 1999
Price: $19.00

"Just as Edwin Denby, Clement Greenburg, and Pauline Kael transformed the nature of criticism in the fields of dance, art, and film, respectively, Hardwick has redefined the possibilities of the literary essay."
--The New Yorker

A brilliant tour of a century American writers, from the novels of Melville, Wharton and James to the... Read more >

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Daisy Miller

Written by Henry James
Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $7.00

Originally published in The Cornhill Magazine in 1878 and in book form in 1879, Daisy Miller brought Henry James his first widespread commercial and critical success. The young Daisy Miller, an American on holiday with her mother on the shores of Switzerland’s Lac Leman, is one of James’s most vivid and... Read more >
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Daisy Miller

Written by Henry James
Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 21, 2011
Price: $6.99

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Moby-Dick
or, The Whale
Written by Herman Melville
Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick and Rockwell Kent


Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $15.00

First published in 1851, Melville's masterpiece is, in Elizabeth Hardwick's words, "the greatest novel in American literature." The saga of Captain Ahab and his monomaniacal pursuit of the white whale remains a peerless adventure story but one full of mythic grandeur, poetic majesty, and symbolic power. Filtered through the consciousness of... Read more >
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Redburn

Written by Herman Melville
Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $14.95

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Redburn

Written by Herman Melville
Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 21, 2010
Price: $9.99

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The House of Mirth

Written by Edith Wharton
Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 10, 1999
Price: $9.95

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