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The Letters of Henry James

by Henry James

The Complete Letters of Henry James fills a crucial gap in modern literary studies by presenting in a scholarly edition the complete letters of one of the great novelists and letter writers of the English language....

Mr. Lear

by Jenny Uglow

A sparkling biography of the poet and artist Edward Lear by the award-winning biographer Jenny Uglow

Edward Lear, the renowned English artist, musician, author, and poet, lived a vivid, fascinating life, but...


by Austin Dobson

Henry Austin Dobson (18 January 1840 – 2 September 1921), commonly Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist. He was born at Plymouth, the eldest son of George Clarisse Dobson, a civil engineer, of French...

Authenticity is a Feeling

by Jecob Wren

Authenticity is a Feeling: My Life in PME-ART is a compelling hybrid of history, memoir, and performance theory. It tells the story of the interdisciplinary performance group PME-ART and their ongoing endeavour...


by Jenny Boully

“Jenny is the future of nonfiction in America. What an absurdly arrogant statement to make. I make it anyway. Watch.” —John D’Agata

“Yes, Aristotle, there can be pleasure without ‘complete and unified...

A Small Boy and Others

by Henry James

A Small Boy and Others is a book of autobiography by Henry James published in 1913. The book covers James' earliest years and discusses his intellectually active family, his intermittent schooling, and his first...

On Henry Miller

by John Burnside

The American writer Henry Miller's critical reputation--if not his popular readership—has been in eclipse at least since Kate Millet's blistering critique in Sexual Politics, her landmark 1970 study of misogyny...


by Mark Eisner

The most definitive biography to date of the poet Pablo Neruda, a moving portrait of one of the most intriguing and influential figures in Latin American history

Few poets have captured the global imagination...

El señor de la tarde

by Pablo Capanna

“Cordwainer Smith” es el nombre que usó Paul Linebarger para firmar algunas de las páginas más notables de la ciencia ficción de todos los tiempos. Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial ayudó a organizar...

Weaving Water

by Ajeet Cour, Masooma Ali & Meenu Minocha

Heartwarming and candid, this is the story of one of our foremost literary voices, told in her own words—a life beset by tragedy which yet carries a message of courage, hope and happiness.

Growing up in pre-Partition...

Conversations with Philip. K. Dick

by Tessa B. Dick

Sit down and enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee while having a conversation with Philip K. Dick, author of Bladerunner, The man in the High Castle, Total Recall and many more books and stories.

Listen while...

William Shakespeare

by Victor Hugo & A. Baillot

In the spring of 1864 appeared Hugo's book entitled "William Shakespeare"—a book, that throws more light on the greatest genius of his own century than on the greatest genius of the age of Shakespeare. And...

What was the Religion of Shakespeare?

by M. M. Mangasarian

It is by observing the frequency and emphasis with which certain views and expressions occur and reoccur in an author, and the consistency with which they are given the preference, that we may be able to generalize...

John Barleycorn

by Jack London

As close to an autobiography as Jack London ever wrote, John Barleycorn recounts the author's lifelong struggle with alcohol. In this brutally honest memoir, which takes its title from the British folksong that...

Dear Current Occupant

by Chelene Knight

From Vancouver-based writer Chelene Knight, Dear Current Occupant is a creative non-fiction memoir about home and belonging set in the 80s and 90s of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Using a variety of forms,...

A.E. Housman

by Edgar Vincent

A.E. Housman (1859-1936) was both a celebrated poet and the foremost classicist of his day. His poetry was set to music by numerous composers including Arthur Somervell, Ralph Vaughan Williams, GeorgeButterworth,...

Eleanor Cameron

by Paul V. Allen & Gregory Maguire

Eleanor Cameron (1912-1996) was an innovative and genre-defying author of children's fiction and children's literature criticism. From her beginnings as a librarian, Cameron went on to become a prominent and...

Till the End of Time

by Sylvia Anthony

Sylvia's story begin with her life as an unwanted child, beaten by her father and ignored by her mother, saved only by the love of God and her grandparents. Next comes her teenage years and first marriage which...

Agatha Christie

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Agatha Christie in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Few writers have ever shaped a...

Jane Austen

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Jane Austen in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

During her lifetime, Jane Austen lived...