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Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings

by Shirley Jackson, Laurence Hyman & Sarah Hyman Dewitt

From the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House, a spectacular new volume of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, and other writings.

 

Shirley Jackson is one...


To kill a mockingbird

by Harper Lee

In To Kill a Mockingbird, author Harper Lee uses memorable characters to explore civil rights and racism in the segregated Southern United States of the 1930s. Told through the eyes of Scout Finch, you learn...


Our Nuyorican Thing: The Birth of A Self-Made Identity

by Samuel Diaz Carrion

What is a “Nuyorican”? And what does it mean? Poet, writer and activist Samuel Diaz Carrion explores this question and more in OUR NUYORICAN THING. What started out as blog correspondence for the Nuyorican...


On Writing

by Charles Bukowski

Sharp and moving reflections and ruminations on the artistry and craft of writing from one of our most iconoclastic, pivoting, and celebrated masters.

Charles Bukowski's stories, poems, and novels have left an...


New American Stories

by Ben Marcus

In New American Stories, the beautiful, the strange, the melancholy, and the sublime all comingle to show the vast range of the American short story . In this remarkable anthology, Ben Marcus has corralled...


Camilla

by Fanny Burney

Camilla, subtitled A Picture of Youth, is a novel by Fanny Burney, first published in 1796. Camilla deals with the matrimonial concerns of a group of young people: Camilla Tyrold and her sisters, the sweet tempered...


Castle Dangerous

by Walter Scott

Castle Dangerous (1831) was the last of Walter Scott's novels published in his lifetime. It is part of Tales of My Landlord, 4th series.


The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

by H.p. Lovercraft

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward is a short epistolary novel (51,500 words) by H. P. Lovecraft, written in early 1927, but not published during the author's lifetime. Set in Lovecraft's hometown of Providence,...


Charlotte's Inheritance

by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

English author of Victorian "sensation" novels. Braddon was an extremely prolific writer, producing some 75 novels with very inventive plots. The most famous one is Lady Audley's Secret (1862), which won her...


The Silverado Squatters

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Silverado Squatters (1883) is Robert Louis Stevenson's travel memoir of his two-month honeymoon trip with Fanny Vandegrift (and her son Lloyd Osbourne) to Napa Valley, California, in 1880.In July 1879, Stevenson...


Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald

by Suzanne Marrs & Tom Nolan

In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow writers and kindred spirits. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage,...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: 150th-Anniversary Edition

by Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel & Charlie Lovett

"Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice  (she was so much surprised, that for the moment  she quite forgot how to speak good English.)  "Now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that  ever was!...


Physics

by Aristotle

The Physics of Aristotle is one of the foundational books of Western science and philosophy. As Martin Heidegger once wrote.The Physics is a lecture in which he seeks to determine beings that arise on their...


How Did I Get Here?

by Jesse Browner

A literary exploration that seeks to answer the question: Have I lived the life I intended?

Based on an essay he wrote for Poets & Writers magazine, Jesse Browner, a novelist who finds himself torn between his...


Books Fatal to Their Authors

by P. H. Ditchfield

To record the woes of authors and to discourse de libris fatalibus seems deliberately to court the displeasure of that fickle mistress who presides over the destinies of writers and their works. Fortune awaits...


The Confessions

by St. Augustine of Hippo

Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between 397 and 400 AD.[1] Modern English translations of it are...


The Prince of Minor Writers: The Selected Essays of Max Beerbohm

by Max Beerbohm & Phillip Lopate

AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL  Virginia Woolf called Max Beerbohm “the prince” of essayists, F. W. Dupee praised his “whim of iron” and “cleverness amounting to genius,” while Beerbohm himself noted...


My Generation: Collected Nonfiction

by William Styron, James L.W. Iii West & Tom Brokaw

A vital, illuminating collection of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner’s elegant, passionately engaged nonfiction

 

My Generation is the definitive gathering of William Styron’s nonfiction,...


Immigrant Voices, Volume 2

by Gordon Hutner

A compelling collection of essays providing a comprehensive vision of immigration to the United States in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries—the indispensable companion to Immigrant Voices.Filled...


Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers

by Nick Offerman

The star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times bestseller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights twenty-one figures from our nation’s history, from her...