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Could any classics library be complete without Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice? This one certainly wouldn’t. Further, it’s a book that needs no introduction. Much as I’d like to talk about my first reading of it, and the several movie adaptations of it I’ve seen, it’s a book that speaks for itself.

Although she was neither widely known nor widely read until well into the Twentieth Century, Jane Austen had successfully published four novels in her lifetime. Two additional novels were published shortly after her death. Flatwater Press is pleased to present this nicely-priced high-quality edition of her most famous work.

As an editor, I have striven to be light-handed. I corrected one typo which appears to have escaped notice for at least half a century. Beyond that, I have substituted a for an in those places where the latter is not euphonic to the contemporary American reader.
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The Hoosier Schoolmaster... pictures the country school in which custom prescribed a constant warfare between the master and the big boys, the community spelling-school, the different forms of bigoted and illiterate preaching that were offered to the new settlers, the amusing attempts at formality in the proceedings of the courts, and other features of pioneer life as the author had seen them.... There is a great variety of characters who, while they are drawn pretty much in unshaded black and white, have enough truth to human nature to seem real. A sufficient humor pervades the whole, the action never drags and the book... deserves the great vogue it has had since its publication in 1871. -William B. Cairns; The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)

This is a high-quality edition of Edward Eggleston's classic ground-breaking first novel, with an Introduction by Gustavo Bondoni, author of Tenth Orbit and Other Faraway Places, and The Curse of El Bastardo.

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The Hoosier Schoolmaster... pictures the country school in which custom prescribed a constant warfare between the master and the big boys, the community spelling-school, the different forms of bigoted and illiterate preaching that were offered to the new settlers, the amusing attempts at formality in the proceedings of the courts, and other features of pioneer life as the author had seen them.... There is a great variety of characters who, while they are drawn pretty much in unshaded black and white, have enough truth to human nature to seem real. A sufficient humor pervades the whole, the action never drags and the book... deserves the great vogue it has had since its publication in 1871.

William B. Cairns.
The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)

A reasonably priced high-quality edition of Jules Verne's most well-known work.
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  1. The Nothing That Is
  2. The Bride Comes to Black Hawk
  3. The Dressmaker’s Daughter
  4. Joplin
  5. He Taught Me All I Know
  6. Five Forty-eight
  7. Where I've Found It
  8. Ham Hocks and Guitar Strings
  9. Deep and Dreamless Sleep
  10. The Only Light We’ll See
  11. From Hence, Ye Beauties, Undeceived
  12. The Spaces Between the Breathing
  13. What We Are
  14. Forever Your Girl
  15. The Sweet Smoldering Scent of the Martyr
  16. That Time of Year
  17. Evening Spreads its Sail Against the Sky
  18. And the Rainbow Runs Away
  19. We Have Met the Envied, and They Are Us
  20. Dance With Me Forever
  21. Would You Come For The Ride?
Prepare to laugh, prepare to cry, but don't get too comfortable. Stephens allows her readers time to settle in before she delivers the big punch: rest assured, it's coming. She digs deep time and time again yet leaves one with the impression that it bubbles to the surface all on its own. I suspect this collection will remain dear to me for years to come.
-Kimberly Todd Wade
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First of all, this book is about the experiences of various Transsexuals dealing with their experiences in reality and life. The book is excellently written, and is strong enough to stand alone as what it is.

The characters are interesting, and the details draw the reader in. It’s obvious that the author has put a lot of her personal life into the book, and researched the lives of others rather thoroughly. Common themes of Nebraska and the Catholic Church are especially prominent.

I have often pondered what things I was doing now that might be disapproved of by future generations. For example, while there were blatant racists in the 1940's...there was still a baseline of acceptable behavior by less racist people that would be considered shocking today. I do not want to be judged by history, but after reading this, I have come to realize that history will DEFINITELY judge contemporary society for the way it treats Transsexuals, and if one desires to avoid being judged harshly in the light of future generations, one would be wise to avoid stereotypes and preconceptions as much as possible.

This book does an excellent job of doing that. The characters are real people, with real hopes and dreams. More importantly, while the greater facts of their lives are taken into account, they are still all quite different as individuals and are extremely in-depth. This is literature in the finest sense of the word; both for the quality of writing it uses and for the themes that it explores.

  1. The Bohemian Girl
  2. The Woman of La Mirada
  3. Then Kiss Me Once Again
  4. Why Had Coronado Never Gone Back to Spain?
  5. The Periodic Table
  6. An Expensive Delicate Ship
  7. The World Will Never Be the Same
  8. When You Know
  9. The Princess of Breckenridge
  10. In This Gulf of Uncertain Light
  11. Love Lies Bleeding
  12. All the Courage You Have in You

Pending our incorporation as a 501 c 3 non-profit,

contributions to Flatwater Press are not tax-deductible; hence, our fund-raising efforts are effectively limited to net revenues generated from the sale of items at a fair market value. As we seek ultimately to promote the work of Nebraska authors, publishing, distributing and marketing books seems the best place to begin. The Flatwater Press Classics Library is a collection of reasonably-priced high-quality paperback editions of timeless works of literature, and your purchase of these books will further our efforts greatly.

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