Rubyfruit Jungle
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

Rubyfruit Jungle


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2014-06-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804152761


Rubyfruit Jungle Book Description :

“The rare work of fiction that has changed real life . . . If you don’t yet know Molly Bolt—or Rita Mae Brown, who created her—I urge you to read and thank them both.”—Gloria Steinem Winner of the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award | Winner of the Lee Lynch Classic Book Award A landmark coming-of-age novel that launched the career of one of this country’s most distinctive voices, Rubyfruit Jungle remains a transformative work more than forty years after its original publication. In bawdy, moving prose, Rita Mae Brown tells the story of Molly Bolt, the adoptive daughter of a dirt-poor Southern couple who boldly forges her own path in America. With her startling beauty and crackling wit, Molly finds that women are drawn to her wherever she goe...

A Study Guide for Rita Mae Brown s  Ruby Fruit Jungle

A Study Guide for Rita Mae Brown s Ruby Fruit Jungle


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410357069


A Study Guide for Rita Mae Brown s Ruby Fruit Jungle Book Description :

A Study Guide for Rita Mae Brown's "Ruby Fruit Jungle," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs....

Educating Rita
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Educating Rita


  • Author : Willy Russell
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472518705


Educating Rita Book Description :

Educating Rita, about a working-class Liverpool girl's hunger for education, is 'simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious; a hilarious social documentary; a fairy-tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.' Sunday Times Educating Rita premiered at the RSC Warehouse, London, in June 1980. Voted Best Comedy of 1980, it was subsequently made into a highly successful film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters....

Starting from Scratch
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Starting from Scratch


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015015382842


Starting from Scratch Book Description :

Integrates personal anecdotes with technical advice and outspoken opinions, offering inexperienced writers a realistic view of their chosen craft....

The Jungle

The Jungle


  • Author : Upton Sinclair
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2010-08-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191624919


The Jungle Book Description :

A searing novel of social realism, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle follows the fortunes of Jurgis Rudkus, an immigrant who finds in the stockyards of turn-of-the-century Chicago a ruthless system that degrades and impoverishes him, and an industry whose filthy practices contaminate the meat it processes. From the stench of the killing-beds to the horrors of the fertilizer-works, the appalling conditions in which Jurgis works are described in intense detail by an author bent on social reform. So powerful was the book's message that it caught the eye of President Theodore Roosevelt and led to changes to the food hygiene laws. In his Introduction to this new edition, Russ Castronovo highlights the aesthetic concerns that were central to Sinclair's aspiratio...

The Jungle

The Jungle


  • Author : Upton Sinclair
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2020-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:4064066059132


The Jungle Book Description :

The Jungle portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. The book depicts working-class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers. The primary purpose of the novel in describing the meat industry and its working conditions was to advance socialism in the United States. The main character in the book, Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant, tries to make ends meet in Chicago. The book begins with his wife Ona and his wedding feast. He and his family live near the stockyards and meatpacking district where many immigrants, who do not know much English, work. He takes a job at Brown's sl...

High Hearts
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

High Hearts


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307793973


High Hearts Book Description :

From the celebrated author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo comes a stirring novel of the Civil War, a tale of true love and mistaken identity. Brimming with colorful characters and vivid settings, High Hearts is Rita Mae Brown at her most ambitious and entertaining. April 12, 1861. Bright, gutsy and young, Geneva Chatfield marries Nash Hart in Albemarle County, Virginia, the same day Fort Sumter's guns fire the start of the Civil War. Five days later she loses him as Nash joins the Confederate Army. Geneva, who is known as the best rider since Light Horse Harry Lee, cuts her hair, dons a uniform, enlists as "Jimmy Chatfield," then rides off to be with her beloved Nash. But sensitive Nash recoils in horror from the violence of war, while Geneva is invig...

The Jungle

The Jungle


  • Author : Total Class Notes
  • Publisher : Total Class Notes
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


The Jungle Book Description :

Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. The guide includes: · A short summary of the entire novel · The major themes and their relationship to the storyline · A character guide with brief details on each role · Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary · A few potential essay topics with possible answers. All of this in-depth study guide is designed to make studying more efficient and fun. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates that will include additional quiz questions, audio guides and more tools that will help you easily learn and prepare for scho...

Sudden Death

Sudden Death


  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2011-05-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307793966


Sudden Death Book Description :

Outrageous, irrepressible and endlessly entertaining, the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo spins a behind-the-scenes tale of women's professional tennis that dramtically intertwines the heart-stopping excitement of competition and the lingering heartache of intimate human bonds. Carmen Semanan loves three things passionalty: tennis, money and professor Harriet Rawls. Just twenty-four, Carmen is at her peak as one of the world's top-seeded tennis champions, determined to win the coveted Grand Slam. She is protected from everything but the grueling demands of her sport by an avericious agent and her devoted gusty Harriet. All the odds are in her favor. But there are weeds growing in her paradise patch. Carmen's vey latin brother, Miguel...

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Score: 3.5
From 68 Ratings

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409088561


Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Book Description :

This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. With a new introduction by the author 'Witty, bizarre, extraordinary and exhilarating' The Times 'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides' Vanity Fair 'Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language... In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming...