The Devil And Daniel Webster

Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473374096
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This early work by Stephen Vincent Benét was originally published in 1937 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Devil and Daniel Webster' is a short story about a successful lawyer who believes you can win your soul back from the devil. Stephen Vincent Benét was born on 22nd July 1898 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States. Benét was an accomplished writer at an early age, having had his first book published at 17 and submitting his third volume of poetry in lieu of a thesis for his degree. During his time at Yale, he was an influential figure at the 'Yale Lit' literary magazine, and a fellow member of the Elizabethan Club. Benét was also a part-time contributor for the early Time Magazine. Benét's best known works are the book-length narrative poem American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and two short stories, The Devil and Daniel Webster (1936) and By the Waters of Babylon (1937). Benét won a second Pulitzer Prize posthumously for his unfinished poem Western Star in 1944.

The Devil And Daniel Webster

Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822203030
Size: 12.72 MB
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Having promised his soul to the Devil in exchange for good fortune, Jabez Stone asks the talented lawyer Daniel Webster to get him out of the bargain.

The Devil And Daniel Webster

Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 9781613107973
Size: 13.19 MB
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Washington Civic Theatre presents "The Devil and Daniel Webster," a play in one act by Stephen Vincent Benet. [Directed by Day Tuttle, settings by William M. Girvan].

The Devil And Daniel Webster

Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN: 0671428896
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Benet is recognized as the greatest teller of American folk humor and fantasy. "The Devil and Daniel Webster", "By the Waters of Babylon", "Johnny Pye and the Fool-Killer."

The Devil And Daniel Webster And Other Tales Of American History

Author: Stephen Benet
ISBN: 069231542X
Size: 11.12 MB
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Vincent Benét was one of America's greatest storytellers, most famous for his witty and moving tribute to American history, The Devil and Daniel Webster, where a trial for a man's soul becomes a trial of America itself, of all that is best and worst in a great and tumultuous new country. In addition, this collection includes six more of Benét's best short stories, which in a similar vein, depict compelling and diverse elements in America's great social tapestry, with memorable and often amusing characters: a man whose toothache leads him to encounter Paul Revere on the eve of the American Revolution; a Jewish immigrant who discovers a new experience of life as a trader on the American frontier; a woman brought from Africa as a slave who teaches her grandson the price of freedom; an old confederate colonel, hateful and unwilling to accept the loss of his old world; and an adventurous young man who discovers the folly in all walks of human life. The stories included are: The Devil and Daniel WebsterJacob and the IndiansA Tooth for Paul RevereFreedom's a Hard-Bought ThingO'Halloran's LuckThe Die-HardJohnny Pye and the Fool-Killer

The Devil And Webster

Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781455592395
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From the New York Times bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission, a twisty new novel about a college president, a baffling student protest, and some of the most hot-button issues on today's college campuses. Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once conservative school now known for producing fired-up, progressive graduates. So Naomi isn't surprised or unduly alarmed when Webster students begin the fall semester with an outdoor encampment around "The Stump"-a traditional campus gathering place for generations of student activists-to protest a popular professor's denial of tenure. A former student radical herself, Naomi admires the protestors' passion, especially when her own daughter, Hannah, joins their ranks. Then Omar Khayal, a charismatic Palestinian student with a devastating personal history, emerges as the group's leader, and the demonstration begins to consume Naomi's life, destabilizing Webster College from the inside out. As the crisis slips beyond her control, Naomi must take increasingly desperate measures to protect her friends, colleagues, and family from an unknowable adversary. Touching on some of the most topical and controversial concerns at the heart of our society, this riveting novel examines the fragility that lies behind who we think we are-and what we think we believe.