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George Eliot's Life (All three volumes)

by George Eliot

With the materials that the famous authoress has left behind, the editors have endeavored to form an autobiography (if the term may be permitted) of George Eliot. The life has been allowed to write itself in...

The Journal of Jules Renard

by Jules Renard & Sarah Manguso

Spanning 1887 to a month before his death in 1910, The Journal of Jules Renard is a unique autobiographical masterpiece that, though celebrated abroad and cited as a principle influence by writers as varying...

Shakespeare - His Birthplace and Its Neighbourhood

by John R. Wise

First published in 1861, "Shakespeare: His Birthplace and its Neighbourhood" contains a detailed history of the English town Stratford-upon-Avon and its surrounding areas by John R. Wise. John Richard de Capel...

A Living Witness

by Craig Wiggins

Craig Wiggins was born in Beth Israel Hospital in New York City on March 14, 1981. He grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, raised by his late mother and grandmother. With an absentee father...

Tales of the Argonauts (Serapis Classics)

by Bret Harte

The Argonauts are the gold seekers of 1849 and the years immediately following. These adventurers came from all quarters of the globe and all ranks of society, and they had in common only the possession of the...

Roads of Destiny (Serapis Classics)

by O. Henry

"A collection of short stories, some funny, with twist endings. O.Henry's style is witty, but sometimes difficult to understand. He often introduces his stories with his view on American history and society,...


by Megan Dunn

Megan Dunn was in a hole. Her attempt to write a fictional tribute to Fahrenheit 451 wasn't going well. Borders, the bookseller she worked for, was going bust. Her marriage was failing. Her prospects were narrowing....

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...

The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

by Maya Jasanoff

“Enlightening, compassionate, superb” —John Le Carré

A visionary exploration of the life and times of Joseph Conrad, his turbulent age of globalization and our own, from one of the most exciting young...

The Trials of a Scold

by Jeff Biggers

The Trials of a Scold, by American Book Award-winning author Jeff Biggers, is a well-researched and passionate biography of Anne Royall, one of America's first female muckrakers, who was convicted as a "common...

The Bughouse

by Daniel Swift

A captivating biography of Ezra Pound told via the stories of his visitors at St. Elizabeths Hospital

In 1945, the great American poet Ezra Pound was deemed insane. He was due to stand trial for treason for his...


by Myriam Gurba

  • Gurba is an extraordinary performer with an enthusiastic spoken word fan base, and the Mean's voice-driven quality should appeal to them directly

  • Rather than a memoir, this is a nonfiction novel, a la How Should...

  • Dickens and Christmas

    by Lucinda Hawksley

    Dickens and Christmas is an exploration of the 19th-century phenomenon that became the Christmas we know and love today – and of the writer who changed, forever, the ways in which it is celebrated. Charles...

    Mark Twain: A Biography

    by Albert Bigelow Paine & Sheba Blake

    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 & Sheba Blake

    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...

    A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf

    by Emma Claire Sweeney, Emily Midorikawa & Margaret Atwood

    A fascinating, inspirational look at the relationships between some of our best-loved female authors and their little-known literary collaborators and friends

    James Wright

    by Jonathan Blunk

    The authorized and sweeping biography of one of America’s most complex, influential, and enduring poets

    In the extraordinary generation of American poets who came of age in the middle of the twentieth century,...

    Op 'n stormsee

    by Tony Weaver & Andrew Ingram

    Die waters om die Suid-Afrikaanse kuslyn word as van die gevaarlikste ter wêreld beskou. Wisselvallige weerstoestande, sleurstrome en fratsgolwe is van die faktore wat mense in lewensgevaar laat beland en soms...

    Goodbye Christopher Robin

    by Ann Thwaite

    Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh is drawn from Ann Thwaite’s Whitbread Award-winning biography of A. A. Milne , one of England’s most successful writers. After serving...