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Old Age: A Beginner's Guide

by Michael Kinsley

Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit."

The notorious baby boomers—the largest age cohort in history—are approaching the end and starting to plan their...


A Collection of Classic Essays by William Lyon Phelps - Including 'Happiness', 'Superstition', 'The Great American Game', and Many More

by William Lyon Phelps

These early works by William Lyon Phelps were originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introductory biography. 'A Collection of Classic Essays by William...


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...


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...


The Private Life of the Diary

by Sally Bayley

Diaries keep secrets, harbouring our fantasies and fictional histories. They are substitute boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses and friends. But in this age of social media, the role of the diary as a private confidante...


The House That Made Me: Writers Reflect on the Places and People that Defined Them

by Grant Jarrett

A luminous anthology in which authors from around the world reflect on the homes, neighborhoods, and people that formed them.


Your Song Changed My Life

by Bob Boilen

From the beloved host and creator of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts comes an essential oral history of modern music, told in the voices of iconic and up-and-coming musicians, including...


Six Facets Of Light

by Ann Wroe

Goethe claimed to know what light was. Galileo and Einstein both confessed they didn’t. On the essential nature of light, and how it operates, the scientific jury is still out. There is still time, therefore,...


True Crimes: A Family Album

by Kathryn Harrison

From acclaimed literary talent and New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Harrison comes a collection of provocative and illuminating essays. In True Crimes, conventional ideas of love, loss, forgiveness,...


A Love Letter to Texas Women

by Sarah Bird

"Sarah Bird is a true eccentric, but one with a straightforward gift for explaining the human heart. . . . A Lone Star girl-legend."-Boston GlobeWhat is it that distinguishes Texas women-the famous Yellow Rose...


Signs of Change (1888)

by William Morris

This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known...


Within the Rim (1918)

by Henry James

This early work by Henry James was originally published in 1918 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,...


Heretics

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1905. 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...


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...


Utopia of Usurers and Other Essays

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1917. 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...


Alarms and Discursions

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...


The Great Boer War (1900)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

This early work by Arthur Conan Doyle was originally published in 1900 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. It...


The Defendant

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1901. 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 Barbarism of Berlin

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1914. 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...


Varied Types

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1908. 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...