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A Companion to Miguel de Unamuno

by Julia Biggane & John Macklin

As a novelist, dramatist, essayist, poet and public intellectual, Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) was a strikingly energetic and prolific writer, and a towering figure in twentieth-century Spanish cultural and...


The Heroes of Tolkien

by David Day

Tolkien's Middle-earth has endured cataclysmic wars and critical battles, causing great men and women to arise and shape the course of its history. In his latest book, best-selling author and Tolkien expert...


The Wife of Bath in Afterlife

by Betsy Bowden

By focusing on one literary character, as interpreted in both verbal art and visual art at a point midway in time between the author’s era and our own, this study applies methodology appropriate for overcoming...


Just so Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

Written originally for his own children, Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories have continued to delight generations of youngsters since they were first published in 1902. The thirteen stories collected in this...


CliffsNotes on Shaw's Major Barbara & St. Joan

by Jeffrey Fisher

This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works.


James Wright

by Jonathan Blunk

The authorized and sweeping biography of one of America’s most complex, influential, and enduring poets

In the extraordinary generation of American poets who came of age in the middle of the twentieth century,...


Genuine Pretending

by Hans-Georg Moeller & Paul J. D'Ambrosio

Genuine Pretending is an innovative and comprehensive new reading of the Zhuangzi that highlights the critical and therapeutic functions of satire and humor. Hans-Georg Moeller and Paul J. D’Ambrosio show...


What the Victorians Made of Romanticism

by Tom Mole

This insightful and elegantly written book examines how the popular media of the Victorian era sustained and transformed the reputations of Romantic writers. Tom Mole provides a new reception history of Lord...


The Best Minds of My Generation

by Mark Rylance

In the summer of 1977, Allen Ginsberg decided it was time to teach a course on the literary history of the Beat Generation. This was twenty years after the publication of his landmark poem “Howl,” and Jack...


A DOG'S TALE

by Mark Twain

A sentimental short story praised for its moving plot and condemnation of scientific experimentation on animals, Mark Twain efficiently delivers a truly captivating piece. First appearing in Harper’s Magazine...


Novel Ventures

by Leah Orr

The eighteenth century British book trade marks the beginning of the literary marketplace as we know it. The lapsing of the Licensing Act in 1695 brought an end to pre-publication censorship of printed texts...


Bookshops

by Jorge Carrión & Peter Bush

"Bookshops is the best kind of biblio-mystery, in which a cultivated and civilised detective guides us through the labyrinth of the world's stores, stopping to talk for a while, before plunging off on the next...


Emma in the Night: by Wendy Walker??????? | Conversation Starters

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Emma in the Night: by Wendy Walker | Conversation Starters

Sisters Emma and Cass disappear from home late one night. The police find Emma’s car at a nearby beach, her shoes floating on the water. Signs of Cass...


The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: by Dominic Smith??????? | Conversation Starters

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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: by Dominic Smith | Conversation Starters

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos is the latest book by award-winning Australian author Dominic Smith. Linking three lives, on three continents,...


When Violence is the Answer: by Tim Larkin | Conversation Starters

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When Violence is the Answer: by Tim Larkin | Conversation Starters

Most people wrongfully stigmatize violence and believe that it is only the criminal-minded who will consider its use. They don’t want to think...


Manhattan Beach: by Jennifer Egan | Conversation Starters

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Manhattan Beach: by Jennifer Egan | Conversation Starters

Manhattan Beach is the most recent work of art from author Jennifer Egan. Leaving behind her normal style of writing, Jennifer effectively depicts the...


A Column of Fire: by Ken Follett | Conversation Starters

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A Column of Fire: by Ken Follett | Conversation Starters

 A Column of Fire is the latest novel by author Ken Follett. Returning once again to Kingsbridge, England, A Column of Fire is the story of a country...


Little Fires Everywhere: by Celeste Ng | Conversation Starters

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Little Fires Everywhere: by Celeste Ng | Conversation Starters

Little Fires Everywhere is the latest novel from bestelling author, Celeste Ng. Set in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Little Fires Everywhere tells the story...


Killing England: by Bill O'Reilly | Conversation Starters

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Killing England: by Bill O'Reilly | Conversation Starters

In “Killing England”, readers are introduced to a supposedly novel take on the Revolutionary War through the unique perspective of the authors. The...


Enemy of the State: by Vince Flynn | Conversation Starters

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Enemy of the State: by Vince Flynn | Conversation Starters

Enemy of the State, by Kyle Mills, is the latest chapter about CIA member, Mitch Rapp. President Alexander gets word that a member of the Saudi Arabian...