Winesburg, Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio : Intimate Histories of Everyday People (1922)

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This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. "Winesburg, Ohio" (1919) is Sherwood Anderson's masterpiece, a cycle of short stories concerning life in a small Ohio town at the end of the nineteenth century. At the centre is George Willard, a young reporter who becomes the confidant of the town's 'grotesques' -- solitary figures unable to communicate with others. George is their conduit for expression and solace from loneliness, but he has his own longings which eventually draw him away from home to seek a career in the city. He carries with him the dreams and unuttered words of remarkable characters such as Wing Biddlebaum, the disgraced former teacher, and the story-telling Doctor Parcival.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 463g
  • Kessinger Publishing
  • Whitefish MT, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0548725489
  • 9780548725481

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Winesburg, Ohio (1919) is Sherwood Anderson's masterpiece, a cycle of short stories concerning life in a small Ohio town at the end of the nineteenth century. At the centre is George Willard, a young reporter who becomes the confidant of the town's 'grotesques' - solitary figures unable to communicate with others. George is their conduit for expression and solace from loneliness, but he has his own longings which eventually draw him away from home to seek a career in the city. He carries with him the dreams and unuttered words of remarkable characters such as Wing Biddlebaum, the disgraced former teacher, and the story-telling Doctor Parcival. This new edition corrects errors in earlier editions and takes into account major criticism and textual scholarship of the last several decades.show more