Passing And The Fictions Of Identity

I knew I wasn't bad- looking and that I could 'pass.' "— Larsen, Passing \/ ella
Larsen's heroines all want to "pass." Furthermore, as the t_/ F above quotation
indicates, "passing" is more than just a racial strategy: it is a strategy "to be a
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The Origin Of Species

First published in 1859, this landmark book on evolutionary biology was not the first to deal with the subject, but it went on to become a sensation—and a controversial one for many religious people who could not reconcile Darwin’s ... Read More...>>>

The Seagull Reader

Compact, portable, and inexpensive, The Seagull Reader: Plays, Second Edition, offers 8 classic (and contemporary classic) plays, 2 of them--Death of a Salesman and A Raisin in the Sun--new to this edition. Read More...>>>

Sycamore Row

When a wealthy man hangs himself and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history. Read More...>>>

The Wish

Second chances come at the most unexpected times… Widow Laura Beth Yoder longs for a family of her own. Read More...>>>

The Pillars Of The Earth

A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece. Read More...>>>