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Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

by Teffi, Robert Chandler & Edythe Haber

Considered Teffi’s single greatest work, Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea is a deeply personal account of the author’s last months in Russia and Ukraine, suffused with her acute awareness of the political...


The Bridge Ladies

by Betsy Lerner

A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little...


Henry James. An Alien's "History" of America

by Martha Banta

Martha Banta’s "Henry James: An Alien’s ‘History’ of America" is the product of a lifetime of thinking about James and his odd, but oddly productive, relation to the land of his birth. A “biography”...


The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism

by Mark Zwonitzer

In a dual biography covering the last ten years of the lives of friends and contemporaries, writer Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and statesman John Hay (who served as secretary of state under presidents William...


Shakespeare

by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship—updated with a new introduction...


The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman

by Walt Whitman

American Walt Whitman formed a close friendship with English writer Anne Gilchrist. Here are collected their correspondence.


The Poetry of Walt Whitman

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1924 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Poetry of Walt Whitman' is an essay about the life and works...


Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson' is a work...


Robert Browning: How to Know Him

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Robert Browning: How to Know Him' is a biography...


Essays on Modern Novelists

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1910 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Essays on Modern Novelists' is a collection of essays of notable...


Jane Jacobs: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations

by Jane Jacobs

“Jane Jacobs is the kind of writer who produces in her readers such changed ways of looking at the world that she becomes an oracle, or final authority.” —The New York Sun

Hailed by the New York Times Book...


Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain's Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour

by Richard Zacks

From Richard Zacks, bestselling author of Island of Vice and The Pirate Hunter, a rich and lively account of how Mark Twain’s late-life adventures abroad helped him recover from financial disaster and...


Notes of a Son and Brother (1914)

by Henry James

This early work by Henry James was originally published in 1914 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Henry James was born in New York City in 1843. One of thirteen children,...


Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1911. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...


George Bernard Shaw

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1910. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...


Robert Browning

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1903. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...


The House

by Eugene Field

The story that is told in this volume is as surely an autobiography as if that announcement were a part of the title: and it also has the peculiar and significant distinction of being in some sort the biography...


In the Land of Pain

by Alphonse Daudet & Julian Barnes

As Julian Barnes writes in the introduction to his superb translation of Alphonse Daudet’s La Doulou, the mostly forgotten writer nowadays “ate at the top literary table” during his lifetime (1840–1897)....


Is that Kafka?: 99 Finds

by Reiner Stach & Kurt Beals

Out of the massive research for an authoritative 1,500-page biography emerges this wunderkammer of 99 delightfully odd facts about Kafka

In the course of compiling his highly acclaimed three-volume biography...


Youth

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy & Cj Hogarth

Youth is the third novel in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy, following Childhood and Boyhood. It was first published in the popular Russian literary magazine Sovremennik.