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Video
2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Disc 1. Feature presentation
  • Disc 2. Special features.
A private detective finds himself in over his head as he takes on a case involving the most rich and powerful people in Chinatown.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-186-01, ENGLISH-186-01
Book
xii, 281 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
"Ragged Dick or Street Life in New York with Boot Blacks" is canonical as a cultural, rather than literary text. This "Norton Critical" Edition includes maps, photographs and documents showing how Alger addressed the problems of urban poverty, immigration and child labour in mid-nineteenth-century America. Criticism includes contemporary reviews and responses and four recent essays. A chronology and bibliography are included.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393925890 20160528
Green Library
AMSTUD-186-01, ENGLISH-186-01

3. The jungle [2002]

Book
xx, 382 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-186-01, ENGLISH-186-01
Video
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert.
Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-186-01, ENGLISH-186-01

5. Sister Carrie [1900]

Book
xl, 466 p. ; 20 cm.
Dreiser's first novel, intertwining the story of a young woman seduced by the lure of the modern city with the story of a middle-aged man seduced by desire for Carrie herself, established a style and a realism which influenced many later writers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780192835741 20160528
Green Library
AMSTUD-186-01, ENGLISH-186-01
Book
xxviii, 265 p.
Green Library
AMSTUD-186-01, ENGLISH-186-01

7. The big sleep [1992]

Book
231 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-186-01, ENGLISH-186-01
Book
251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
First published in 1850, "New York by Gas-Light" explores the seamy side of the newly emerging metropolis: 'the festivities of prostitution, the orgies of pauperism, the haunts of theft and murder, the scenes of drunkenness and beastly debauch, and all the sad realities that go to make up the lower stratum - the underground story - of life in New York!' The author of this lively and fascinating little book, which both attracted and offended large numbers of readers in Victorian America, was George G. Foster, reporter for Horace Greeley's influential "New York Tribune", social commentator, poet, and man about town. Foster drew on his daily and nightly rambles through the city's streets and among the characters of the urban demi-monde to produce a sensationalized but extraordinarily revealing portrait of New York at the moment it was emerging as a major metropolis. Reprinted here with sketches from two of Foster's other books, "New York by Gas-Light" will be welcomed by students of urban social history, popular culture, literature, and journalism. Editor Stuart M. Blumin has provided a penetrating introductory essay that sets Foster's life and work in the contexts of the growing city, the development of the mass-distribution publishing industry, the evolving literary genre of urban sensationalism, and the wider culture of Victorian America. This is an important reintroduction to a significant but neglected work, a prologue to the urban realism that would flourish later in the fiction of Stephen Crane, the painting of George Bellows, and the journalism of Jacob Riis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520067226 20160528
Green Library
AMSTUD-186-01, ENGLISH-186-01

9. The day of the locust [1983 - ]

Book
xviii, 204 p. ; 18 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-186-01, ENGLISH-186-01