ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Fiction / Short Stories (single author)

The Best of Simple

| £13.39 | €14.94 | Ca$21.84 | Au$21.52
by Langston Hughes
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
The Best of Simple by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes's stories about Jesse B. Semple--first composed for a weekly column in the Chicago Defender and then collected in Simple Speaks His Mind, Simple Takes a Wife, and Simple Stakes a Claim--have been read and loved by hundreds of thousands of readers. In The Best of Simple, the author picked his favorites from these earlier volumes, stories that not only have proved popular but are now part of a great and growing literary tradition.

Simple might be considered an Everyman for black Americans. Hughes himself wrote: "...these tales are about a great many people--although they are stories about no specific persons as such. But it is impossible to live in Harlem and not know at least a hundred Simples, fifty Joyces, twenty-five Zaritas, and several Cousin Minnies--or reasonable facsimiles thereof."

As Arnold Rampersad has written, Simple is "one of the most memorable and winning characters in the annals of American literature, justly regarded as one of Hughes's most inspired creations."

Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, went to Cleveland, Ohio, lived for a number of years in Chicago, and long resided in New York City's Harlem. He graduated form Lincoln University in 1929 and was awarded an honorary Litt. D. in 1943. He was perhaps best known as a poet and the creator of Simple, but he also wrote novels, biography, history, plays (several of them Broadway hits), and children's books, and he edited several anthologies. Mr. Hughes died in 1967.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 766338

Ebook Details
Pages: 256
Size: 2.4 MB
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781466894860 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

Territory Restrictions
This ebook will NOT be sold to customers with a billing address in:
American Samoa, Canada, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Philippines, Puerto Rico, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

This product is listed in the following category:

Fiction > Short Stories (single author)

This author has products in the following categories:

Fiction > Classics
Fiction > Literary
Fiction > African American > Urban Life
Fiction > African American > Christian
Fiction > Family Life
Nonfiction > Poetry > American > African American
Nonfiction > Juvenile Nonfiction > Poetry
Nonfiction > Poetry > American
Fiction > Short Stories (single author)
Nonfiction > Poetry
Nonfiction > Literary Criticism
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Literary
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > People of Color
Fiction > African American
Fiction > Humorous
Nonfiction > Social Science > Ethnic Studies > African American Studies
Nonfiction > Literary Criticism > American > African American & Black
Nonfiction > History > United States > 20th Century
Nonfiction > Literary Collections > Letters
Nonfiction > Literary Collections > American > African-American

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016