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Learning in Focus, inc

Overview
Works: 74 works in 541 publications in 2 languages and 13,123 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Short films  Educational films  Internet videos  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Made-for-TV movies  Fiction  Television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by inc Learning in Focus
Paul's case by Willa Cather( Visual )

34 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. Paul gets his chance by stealing some money and running off to glamorous New York City. Once there, Paul experiences everything he ever dreamed of, from a luxurious hotel suite to his first taste of champagne. However, when reality finally comes crashing down around him, Paul realizes the desperate course he must now take
Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To be Black in America. To seek both salvation and understanding in the journey of a family from the rural South to 'big city' Harlem. To be a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather."
William Faulkner's Barn burning( Visual )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abe Snopes is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing. Snopes sets his employer's barn on fire when he thinks he's been treated unfairly. His son, Sarty, is horrified. Snopes escapes justice for lack of proof, but he and his family are told to move on. No sooner do they move than Snopes is offended by his new rich employer. Torn between trying to win his father's acceptance and his aversion to what his father will do, Sarty must make a decision and act quickly
Ernest J. Gaines' The sky is gray( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the short story by Ernest J. Gaines. In rural Louisiana in the 1940's, a young black boy accompanies his mother into town and absorbs valuable lessons of pride, charity and dignity
Richard Wright's Almos' a man( Visual )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the short story by Richard Wright. A black teenage farm worker believes that owning a gun is a mark of maturity
Seize the day by Saul Bellow( Visual )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy Wilhelm's life is falling apart. He's quit his job and can't find other work, his marriage has failed, his investments have gone sour, he trusts the wrong people with the little money he has left, and he's rejected by his own father. Quite simply, Tommy is a portrait of failure
Katherine Anne Porter's The jilting of Granny Weatherall( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Granny Weatherall is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny. One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life
Bernice bobs her hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Visual )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Midwest, around 1920, a shy girl gets advice from her cousin on how to interest men
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter( Visual )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spunky old lady of eighty who on her deathbed struggles to resolve tormenting memories of her past when she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life
Rappaccini's daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Visual )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is set in 18th century, Italy. A young scholar falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl who tends her father's poison garden
The man that corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain( Visual )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Mark Twain's best known . A mysterious stranger who was slighted by the people of Hadleyburg reappears to disprove the town's reputation
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice bobs her hair( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young flapper bobs her hair to gain peer approval, but her plan backfires
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Rappaccini's daughter( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th Century Italy, this is the tale of a young scholar named Giovanni who falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl. Beatrice 's strange and unearthly beauty masks a terrifying curse which Giovanni tragically discovers. Her father, the mysterious Dr. Rappaccini, has made her the subject of a diabolical experiment. In Giovanni's attempt to free Beatrice from the control of her father and to escape the effect she has on him, he unwittingly destroys her
Almos' a man by Richard Wright( Visual )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the story of the same title by Richard Wright about a Black, teenage farmworker, who, faced with the prospect of working to pay for a mule he has accidentally killed, and armed with vague notions of manhood, escapes from the farm
Stephen Crane's The blue hotel( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nebraska in the 1880's is bleak, lonely, and far from what the Wild West is purported to be. But for a naive Swedish immigrant, the frontier parlor of the blue hotel represent the quintessential western fantasy. No one can convince the Swede that his dime-store notions about the West are foolish. He sees murderous intentions all around him and in his terror he turns everybody against him; the story inevitably ends in tragedy. However, who is responsible? The negative Swede? Or the cliquish hotel guests?
Barn burning by William Faulkner( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a tenant farmer must choose between his aversion to playing his father's accomplice in violent acts against their landowners and his desire to win his father's acceptance
Soldier's home by Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returing home after World War I to a community in which he feels alien, a soldier struggles to make sense of the past and face the uncertainty ahead
James Thurber's The Greatest Man in the World( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insufferable lout becomes a national hero after he flies nonstop around the world
Ernest Hemingway's Soldier's Home( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American soldier returning from World War I is unable to re-adjust to civilian life and his loving mother pressures him to rejoin the community
The Greatest Man In The World by James Thurber( Visual )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed with only a gallon of gin and a salami, Jack Smurch bests even Lindberg with the first non-stop around the world flight. On the ground, however, he is bad news, an arrogant, illiterate lout with a police record. Can the press and politicians clean him up and make him into their kind of American hero?
 
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