Webster's paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-Czech thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson was edited for three audiences. The first includes Czech-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL� or TOEIC� preparation program. The second audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or Czech speakers enrolled in English-speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in Czech in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement� (AP�) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's Czech Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in Czech or English.
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Library Journal praised this edition of Sherwood Anderson's famed short stories as "the finest edition of this seminal work available." Reconstructed to be as close to the original text as possible, Winesburg, Ohio depicts the strange, secret lives of the inhabitants of a small town. In "Hands," Wing Biddlebaum tries to hide the tale of his banishment from a Pennsylvania town, a tale represented by his hands. In "Adventure," lonely Alice Hindman impulsively walks naked into the night rain. Threaded through the stories is the viewpoint of George Willard, the young newspaper reporter who, like his creator, stands witness to the dark and despairing dealings of a community of isolated people.