American Literature on Stage and Screen
525 Works and Their Adaptations
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)
Thomas S. Hischak
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
Table of Contents
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
Book Reviews & Awards
“Recommended”—Choice; “an informative and entertaining contribution to the interrelationship between literature and cinema”—ARBA.