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The Yellow Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

With 48 stories. Andrew Lang's Fairy Books — also known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books — are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales, published between 1889 and 1910. This one includes stories...


Words in Air

by Elizabeth Bishop & Robert Lowell

Robert Lowell once remarked in a letter to Elizabeth Bishop that "you ha[ve] always been my favorite poet and favorite friend."

The feeling was mutual. Bishop said that conversation with Lowell left her feeling...


The Green Gables Letters: From L. M. Montgomery to Ephraim Weber 1905-1909

by L. M. Montgomery

The letters follow the time from when Montgomery was a struggling author receiving rejections and small fees for poems and stories published in various magazines, to the publication of Anne and its successor,...


The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979

by Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell & Saskia Hamilton

The correspondence between one of the most famous couples of twentieth-century literature

The Dolphin Letters offers an unprecedented portrait of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick during the last seven years...


Leo Tolstoy in Conversation with Four Peasant Sectarian Writers

The Complete Collection (Illustrated)

by Lewis Carroll

Complete fictional writings of Lewis Carroll with 285 original illustrations. The collection comes with inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter which lead back to the respective tables. Contents:...


The Collected Letters of Alan Watts

by Alan Watts, Joan Watts & Anne Watts

Philosopher, author, and lecturer Alan Watts (1915–1973) popularized Zen Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies for the counterculture of the 1960s. Today, new generations are finding his writings and lectures...


The Life and Letters of William Sharp and "Fiona Macleod". Volume 1: 1855–1894

by William F. Halloran

William Sharp (1855-1905) conducted one of the most audacious literary deceptions of his or any time. Sharp was a Scottish poet, novelist, biographer and editor who in 1893 began to write critically and commercially...


The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 2

by Sylvia Plath

"A scintillating and poignant autobiography in letters. . . . Her letters blaze with fresh and stunning revelations, with more to come."—Booklist on The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 1

One of Kirkus’s best...


Struck

by Douglas Segal

One of life's biggest clichés becomes a horrific reality when Douglas Segal's wife and young daughter are hit head-on by a Los Angeles city bus. Miraculously, his daughter was unharmed, but his wife faced a...


Life in Culture

by Lionel Trilling & Adam Kirsch

A great critic's quarrels with himself and others, as revealed in his correspondence

In the mid-twentieth century, Lionel Trilling was America's most respected literary critic. His powerful and subtle essays...


Joseph Conrad: The Complete Collection

by Joseph Conrad

This ebook contains Joseph Conrad's complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists...


Bridging East and West

by Chinmoy Guha

Dating from 1919 to 1940, these letters and telegrams are being published for the first time in English in their entirety. They manage to capture the essence of Tagore and Rolland’s friendship in their struggle...


The Letters of Mary Penry

by Scott Paul Gordon

In The Letters of Mary Penry, Scott Paul Gordon provides unprecedented access to the intimate world of a Moravian single sister. This vast collection of letters—compiled, transcribed, and annotated by Gordon—introduces...


Dramatist in America

by Laurence G. Avery

From the 1920s through the 1950s Maxwell Anderson was one of the most important playwrights in America. His thirty-three produced plays make him a leader among these playwrights of America's most creative era...


The Letters and Diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey, 1944–1945

by Roger B. Jeans

Colonel John Hart Caughey, a US Army war plans officer stationed in the Chinese Nationalist capital of Chungking, was an eyewitness to the battle for China in the final months of the war (1944–45) and beyond,...


Margaret Laurence and Jack McClelland, Letters

by Laura K. Davis & Linda M. Morra

Margaret Laurence and Jack McClelland—one of Canada’s most beloved writers and one of Canada’s most significant publishers—enjoyed an unusual rapport. In this collection of annotated letters, readers...


Peggy to her Playwrights

by Colin Chambers & Peggy Ramsay

Peggy Ramsay (1908-1991) was the foremost play agent of her time. Her list of clients shows her to have been at the centre of British playwriting for several generations from the late 1950s on.

To her remarkable...


A Letter to a Hindu

by Leo Tolstoy

"A Letter to a Hindu" (also known as "A Letter to a Hindoo") was a letter written by Leo Tolstoy to Tarak Nath Das in 14 December 1908. The letter was written in response to two letters sent by Das, seeking...


The Letters of Henry James

by Henry James

The Complete Letters of Henry James fills a crucial gap in modern literary studies by presenting in a scholarly edition the complete letters of one of the great novelists and letter writers of the English language....