American Literature on Stage and Screen

525 Works and Their Adaptations


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About the Book

The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium.
In addition to famous novels and short stories by authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Willa Cather, many bestsellers, mysteries, children’s books, young adult books, horror novels, science fiction, detective stories, and sensational potboilers from the past two centuries are examined.

About the Author(s)

Award winner Thomas S. Hischak is a professor of theatre arts at the State University of New York College at Cortland. The author of more than 20 books on theatre, film and Tin Pan Alley, he has published several plays.

Bibliographic Details

Thomas S. Hischak
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 308
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6842-3
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9279-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Works of American Literature      3

A. Authors Showing Original Titles      281
B. Adaptation Titles Showing Original Titles      284
C. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winners      286
D. Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winners      286
E. Best Picture Academy Award Winners      286

Bibliography      287
Index      288

Book Reviews & Awards

“Recommended”—Choice; “an informative and entertaining contribution to the interrelationship between literature and cinema”—ARBA.