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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 02 December 2003
  • ISBN : 9781400033836
  • Page : 385 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 57 voters

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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A "powerful and poignant" twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear (The New York Times Book Review) that takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride—and centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest daughter objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity. “A family portrait that is also a near-epic investigation into the broad landscape, the thousand dark acres of the human heart.... The book has all the stark brutality of a Shakespearean tragedy.” —The Washington Post Book World

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A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2003-12-02
  • ISBN : 9781400033836
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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A "powerful and poignant" twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear (The New York Times Book Review) that takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride—and centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest daughter objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. Ambitiously conceived

Some Luck

Some Luck
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • ISBN : 9780385350396
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Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: a powerful, engrossing new novel—the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America. On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different children: from Frank, the handsome, willful first born, and Joe, whose love of animals and the land sustains him, to Claire, who earns a special

King Lear

King Lear
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Standard Ebooks
  • Release Date : 2020-11-09T21:49:01Z
  • ISBN : PKEY:88ADFF9FC9CB8D16
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King Lear is a tragedy by Shakespeare, written about 1605 or 1606. Shakespeare based it on the legendary King Leir of the Britons, whose story is outlined in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s pseudohistorical History of the Kings of Britain (written in about 1136). The play tells the tale of the aged King Lear who is passing on the control of his kingdom to his three daughters. He asks each of them to express their love for him, and the first two, Goneril and

Moo

Moo
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-08-24
  • ISBN : 9780307805294
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In this darkly satirical send-up of academia and the Midwest, we are introduced to Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the study of agriculture. Amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, Moo’s campus churns with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Department harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost's right hand and campus information queen, knows where all the bodies are buried; Timothy Monahan,

Perestroika in Paris

Perestroika in Paris
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2020-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780525520368
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author: a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animals—and a young boy—whose lives intersect in Paris in this "feel-good escape” (The New York Times). Paras, short for "Perestroika," is a spirited racehorse at a racetrack west of Paris. One afternoon at dusk, she finds the door of her stall open and—she's a curious filly—wanders all the way to the City of Light. She's dazzled and often mystified

Private Life

Private Life
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 1400040604
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As her husband's obsessions with science take a darker turn on the eve of World War II, Margaret Mayfield is forced to consider the life she has so carefully constructed. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres.

Golden Age

Golden Age
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2015-10-20
  • ISBN : 9780385352444
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From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: the much-anticipated final volume, following Some Luck and Early Warning, of her acclaimed American trilogy—a richly absorbing new novel that brings the remarkable Langdon family into our present times and beyond A lot can happen in one hundred years, as Jane Smiley shows to dazzling effect in her Last Hundred Years trilogy. But as Golden Age, its final installment, opens in 1987, the next generation of Langdons face economic, social, political—and personal—

Ten Thousand Acres

Ten Thousand Acres
  • Author : Patrice Newell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 1920989161
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We farm with new ambitions, never forgetting that there is no degree of separation between us and nature This unique and beautiful book pleads for a more personal knowledge of Australia's ancient, fragile landscape - a re-evaluation of one of the oldest relationships of all. Few countries have undergone so rapid a change in land use as Australia since European settlement. On her biodynamic farm in the Hunter Valley, Patrice Newell has spent twenty years trying to slow down that

The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780307416841
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See the difference, read #1 bestselling author Jane Smiley in Large Print * About Large Print All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typeface Six years after her Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, A Thousand Acres, and three years after her witty, acclaimed, and best-selling novel of academe, Moo, Jane Smiley once again demonstrates her extraordinary range and brilliance. Her new novel, set in the 1850s, speaks to us in a splendidly quirky voice--the strong, wry, no-nonsense voice of Lidie

Horse Heaven

Horse Heaven
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2001-02-27
  • ISBN : 9780449005415
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK "A WISE, SPIRITED NOVEL . . . [IN WHICH] SMILEY PLUMBS THE WONDROUSLY STRANGE WORLD OF HORSE RACING." --People "ONE OF THE PREMIER NOVELISTS OF HER GENERATION, possessed of a mastery of craft and an uncompromising vision that grow more powerful with each book . . . Racing's eclectic mix of classes and personalities provides Smiley with fertile soil . . . Expertly juggling storylines, she investigates the sexual, social, psychological, and spiritual problems of wealthy owners, working-class bettors, trainers on

The Meanings of Property in Terms of Land in "A Thousand Acres" by Jane Smileys

The Meanings of Property in Terms of Land in
  • Author : Annegret Rehse
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2008-02
  • ISBN : 9783638914468
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (Englisches Seminar), 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This work deals with concepts of ownership in terms of land in the novel "A Thousand Acres" written by Jane Smiley. The novel was written in 1991 and was rewarded a Pulitzer Prize. Jane Smiley rewrote the Shakespearean play King Lear by narrating the story from the eldest daughter's point of view. However, A Thousand Acres

The Greenlanders

The Greenlanders
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2017-10-05
  • ISBN : 9781509844234
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Set in the fourteenth century in Europe's most far-flung outpost, a land of glittering fjords, blasting winds, sun-warmed meadows, and high, dark, mountains, The Greenlanders is the story of one family - proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose wilful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son, Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling centre of this unforgettable book. Jane Smiley takes us into this world of farmers, priests, and lawspeakers, of hunts

Learwife

Learwife
  • Author : J.R. Thorp
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2021-11-04
  • ISBN : 9781838852863
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AN OBSERVER BEST DEBUT NOVELIST OF 2021 'Seductive . . . Gorgeous' The Times 'Gives voice to one of fiction's most conspicuously absent women' i Word has come. King Lear is dead. His three daughters too, broken in battle. But someone has survived: Lear’s queen. Though her grief and rage threaten to crack the earth open, she knows she must seek answers. Why was she exiled? What has happened to Kent, her oldest friend? And what will become of her now? To find

Good Faith

Good Faith
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2015-02-12
  • ISBN : 9780571268498
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Joe Stratford, who sells nice houses in a beautiful place, and whose not very amicable divorce is over, is ready for his life to begin again. It is 1982, morning in America, and temptation is everywhere. And, as Marcus Burns (Joe's new friend from New York) says, the old rules are ready to be broken. Marcus should know: he's just quit his job with the tax man. But are his ideas about how to get rich - really rich - too

Ordinary Love and Good Will

Ordinary Love and Good Will
  • Author : Jane Smiley
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007-10-09
  • ISBN : 9780307279095
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres—and “one of her generation’s most eloquent chroniclers of ordinary familial love” (The New York Times)—comes two exquisite twin novellas that chronicle the difficult choices that reshape the lives of two very different families. In Ordinary Love, Smiley focuses on a woman’s infidelity and the lasting, indelible effects it leaves on her children long after her departure. Good Will portrays a father who realizes how his son has