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H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Collection

by H. P. Lovecraft & Red Deer Classics

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty,...


The Adventures of Daniel Boone

by Uncle Philip

Daniel Boone was an American pioneer, explorer, woodsman, and frontiersman, whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement...


Mark Twain: A Biography

by Albert Bigelow Paine

Albert Bigelow Paine (July 10, 1861 – April 9, 1937) was an American author and biographer best known for his work with Mark Twain. Paine was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Committee and wrote in several genres,...


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an autobiography by a young mother and fugitive slave published in 1861 by L. Maria Child, who edited the book for its author, Harriet Ann Jacobs. Jacobs used the pseudonym...


Diary of a U-Boat Commander

by Stephen King-Hall

Captain Karl von Schenk of the Kaiser's Navy is a stereotypical German nobleman - supremely self-confident, touchy about the divisions of class and any infringement on his place. He thinks he is handsome, has...


Hummingbird: Essays

by Jude Angelini

Dark, deviant, and deliriously funny, Jude Angelini writes in the colloquial vein of Charles Bukowski, using his unique, natural voice to tell stories from his life. He writes about his sexual encounters-both...


George Saunders' Pastoralia: Bookmarked

by Charles Holdefer

George Saunders’ Pastoralia is an exaggerated dystopia of late capitalist America, merging the spirit of James Thurber with the world of the Simpsons. In his entry in Ig’s acclaimed Bookmarked series, award-winning...


Portraits from Life

by Jerome Boyd Maunsell

What happens when novelists write about their own lives directly, in memoirs and autobiographies, rather than in novels? How do they present themselves, and what do their self-portraits reveal? In a series of...


Émile Zola

by 50MINUTES.Com

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

Émile Zola was the leading figure...


Oscar Wilde

by 50MINUTES.Com

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

Oscar Wilde was one of the best-known...


John McGahern

by Zeljka Doljanin & Máire Doyle

This unique collection brings together essays by experts from a variety of disciplines, including history, sociology, education, journalism, creative writing and literary criticism, to offer new insights into...


The Encryption of Finnegans Wake Resolved

by Grace Eckley

At risk of life and reputation, the reform journalist W. T. Stead (1849-1912) exposed child vice and white slavery in London and established age 16 for statutory rape. Concluding the 1914 Portrait, Joyce saluted...


Emerson's Memory Loss

by Christopher Hanlon

Ralph Waldo Emerson's dementia, an ordeal that marked his final two decades, has never been a secret among those who study Emerson's life. Still, few have focused on the period of Emerson's decline. Thus, his...


Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist

by Michael Germana

Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist examines Ralph Ellison's body of work as an extended and ever-evolving expression of the author's philosophy of temporality-a philosophy synthesized from the writings of...


The Extraordinary Life of A A Milne

by Nadia Cohen

VERY few authors can ever dream of coming close to the legacy left by AA Milne. He remains a household name in almost every corner of the globe thanks to a phenomenally popular collection of whimsical children’s...


Foreshadowing Trump: Trump characters, ethics, morality and Fascism in classic literature

by Thomas Fensch

Foreshadowing: in books and film, a hint—sometimes ominous—of events to come

Foreshadowing Trump examines four novels and one short shory that pre-date—that foreshadow—Trump:

Herman Melville's last...


Writings from the Golden Age of Russian Poetry

by Konstantin Batyushkov & Peter France

Konstantin Batyushkov was one of the great poets of the Golden Age of Russian literature in the early nineteenth century. His verses, famous for their musicality, earned him the admiration of Aleksandr Pushkin...


Miguel de Cervantes

by 50MINUTES.Com

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

Miguel de Cervantes is often...


Albert Camus

by 50MINUTES.Com

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

Albert Camus is one of the most celebrated...


Prairie Fires

by Caroline Fraser

The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie books

One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year

Millions of readers...