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Flash Count Diary

by Darcey Steinke

“Many days I believe menopause is the new (if long overdue) frontier for the most compelling and necessary philosophy; Darcey Steinke is already there, blazing the way. This elegant, wise, fascinating, deeply...


A Primer for Forgetting

by Lewis Hyde

“One of our true superstars of nonfiction” (David Foster Wallace), Lewis Hyde offers a playful and inspiring defense of forgetfulness by exploring the healing effect it can have on the human psyche.

We live...


Emeralds of Oz

by Peter Guzzardi

In the bestselling tradition of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, a wise and inspiring collection of life lessons drawn from one of the most beloved movies of all time: The Wizard of Oz

After...


Aug 9 - Fog

by Kathryn Scanlan

A Paris Review Staff Pick, one of Chicago Tribune's 25 Hot Books of Summer, and one of The A.V. Club's 15 Most Anticipated Books of 2019

A stark, elegiac account of unexpected pleasures and the progress of seasons...


Mr. Know-It-All

by John Waters

No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling—than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos...


Gather at the River

by David Joy & Eric Rickstad

Contributors include New York Times Bestselling Authors Ace Atkins, Ron Rash, Jill McCorkle, Leigh Ann Henion, Eric Rickstad, M.O. Walsh, and #1 Bestseller C.J. Box. The Cherokee have a ceremony of going to...


New Daughters of Africa

by Margaret Busby

The companion to the classic anthology Daughters of Africa—a major international collection that brings together the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, celebrating their artistry and showcasing...


Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection

by Oscar Wilde

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based...


Sir Francis Bacon: The Complete Works

by Sir Francis Bacon

7 Complete Works of Sir Francis Bacon

Bacon is Shake-Speare

Essays by Francis Bacon

Ideal Commonwealths

Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books

The Advancement of Learning

The New Atlantis

Valerius Terminus of the Interpretation...


Thomas De Quincey: The Complete Works

by Thomas de Quincey

20 Complete Works of Thomas De Quincey

Autobiographical Sketches

Biographical Essays

Memorials and Other Papers

Memorials and Other Papers, vol 1

Memorials and Other Papers, vol 2

Miscellaneous Essays

Narrative and...


Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Complete Works

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

13 Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

English Traits

Essays 1st Series

Essays Second Series

Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Excursions

May-Day

Nature

Poems

Representative Men

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám and Salámán...


Leslie Stephen: The Best Works

by Leslie Stephen

The Best Works of Leslie Stephen

 

Alexander Pope

English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century

Hours in a Library Volume 2

Hours in a Library, Volume I

Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists

Social Rights...


The Magnetic Girl

by Jessica Handler

In rural North Georgia two decades after the Civil War, thirteen-year-old Lulu Hurst reaches high into her father’s bookshelf and pulls out an obscure book, The Truth of Mesmeric Influence. Deemed gangly and...


Revolution and Other Essays

by Jack London

Revolution

The somnambulists

The dignity of dollars

Goliah

The golden poppy

The shrinkage of the planet

The house beautiful

The gold hunters of the North

Fomá Gordyéeff

These bones shall rise again

The others animals...


The Feast of St. Friend

by Arnold Bennett

If the hustle and bustle and toxic consumerism of the holiday season has tarnished your enthusiasm, British author Arnold Bennett's essay collection The Feast of St. Friend is just the restorative balm you need....


The Author's Craft

by Arnold Bennett

The author of The Grand Babylon Hotel, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, The Old Wives' Tale and much more, English writer Arnold Bennett's fictional and non-fictional works have stood the test of time. Bennett...


Most of What Follows is True

by Michael Crummey & Margaret Mackey

In all creative writing, the question of what is true and what is real are two very different considerations. Figuring out how to dance between them is a murky business. Most of What Follows Is True is an examination...


Essays of Michel de Montaigne — Complete

by Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. In 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to...


Essays — First Series

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

American essayist, philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) lead Transcendentalism in the early nineteenth century and greatly influenced the later New Thought movement. Summing up his work, Emerson...


What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker

by Damon Young

From the cofounder of VerySmartBrothas.com, and one of the most read writers on race and culture at work today, a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what...