A New Translation of this Overlooked Satirical Novella on the State of Russia in the Mid-19th Century
A Fascinating Historical Novel, featuring Lena Horne, and a Vividly Imagined Portrait of Pittsburgh’s Vibrant Hill District in the 1930’s
The Johnstown Girls is a heartrending tale of twin sisters separated by the 1889 flood in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Kathleen George masterfully blends a factual history of the flood into her story of two sisters, whose search for each other over the course of one hundred years unfolds after their lives were sent careening down different paths.
This is the first English translation of an important Russian social novel (published in 1865) that enjoyed great popularity in its day, the period of Tsar Alexander’s great reforms. Sleptsov deals with complex political issues such as the abolition of serfdom, political repression, women’s rights, and the conflict between liberalism and radicalism among intellectuals. Highly readable, it provides important historical insights on the political and social climate of a volatile and transformative period in Russia history.
Pittsburgh author Marcia Davenport’s absorbing and complex chronicle of a family’s fortunes from the economic panic of 1873 through the dramatic rise of American industry and trade unionism, through waves of immigration, class conflict, natural disaster, World War I, to Pearl Harbor.
Rebecca Harding Davis was a prolific writer who published chiefly in popular periodicals over the latter half of the nineteenth century. In tales that combine realism with sentimentalism and in topical essays, Davis confronted a wide range of current issues, most notably women’s problems. This valuable anthology enriches the American literary canon reprinting much of Davis’s writing for the first time.
Our all-time bestselling title, this classic and powerful novel spanning three generations of a Slovak immigrant family. It has been adopted for course use in more than 300 colleges and universities nationwide.