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Travels with Charley in Search of America

by John Steinbeck

An intimate journey across and in search of America, as told by one of its most beloved writers, in a deluxe centennial edition

In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt...


Letters of Ayn Rand

by Ayn Rand

The publication of the letters of Ayn Rand is a cause for celebration, not only among the countless millions of Ayn Rand admirers the world over, but also among all those interested in the key political, philosophical,...


The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt

by H.W. Brands

Theodore Roosevelt (1857–1919) was the most literary of American Presidents, writing scores of books, including Through the Brazilian Wilderness and African Game Trails. He was also the most active of American...


Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

by Boris Kachka

“Mad Men for the literary world.” —Junot Díaz

Farrar, Straus and Giroux is arguably the most influential publishing house of the modern era. Home to an unrivaled twenty-five Nobel Prize winners and generation-defining...


I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg

by Bill Morgan

In the first biography of Ginsberg since his death in 1997 and the only one to cover the entire span of his life, Ginsberg's archivist Bill Morgan draws on his deep knowledge of Ginsberg's largely unpublished...


William Gibson

by Gary Westfahl

A pioneering full-length study of the creator of cyberpunk


A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson

by Christopher Benfey

The country's most noted writers, poets, and artists converge at a singular moment in American life

At the close of the Civil War, the lives of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin...


I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

by Howard Norman

A memoir of the haunting and redemptive events of the acclaimed writer’s life—the betrayal of a con-man father; a murder-suicide in his family’s house; the presence of an oystercatcher—each one, as the...


Charles Dickens' Favorite Daughter: The Life, Loves, and Art of Katey Dickens Perugini

by Lucinda Hawksley

As the daughter of the most famous writer of the time, Katey Dickens enjoyed a high profile in Victorian society. She pursued her love of painting, acted in her father’s plays, socialized with the Thackerays,...


Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist

by Walter Bernstein

In an immensely alive and pointed memoir by a writer who was himself blacklisted during what Lillian Hellman so aptly called "scoundrel time, " Bernstein recounts his passage from idealist to scapegoat. Chronicling...


The Lodger Shakespeare

by Charles Nicholl

Acclaimed author Charles Nicholl presents a brilliantly drawn detective story with entirely new insights into Shakespeares life. With evidence from a wide variety of sources, Nicholl creates a compelling, detailed...


George Orwell: A Life in Letters

by George Orwell & Peter Davison

Appearing for the first time in one volume, these trenchant letters tell the eloquent narrative of Orwell’s life in his own words. From his school days to his tragic early death, George Orwell, who never wrote...


Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography

by Carl Rollyson

Amy Lowell has been extolled as a founding member of the Imagist group, derided as the “demon saleswoman” of poetry, and shunned as a lesbian, cigar-smoking sensationalist. This provocative biography draws...


The Last Editor

by Jim Bellows

The Last Editor is the memoir of Jim Bellows, the editor whose David-and-Goliath battles changed the face of the newspaper business. Bellows struggled to save major competitors of America's three most powerful...


The Autobiography of Mark Twain

by Charles Neider

Due to copyright restrictions, this eBook may not contain all of the images available in the print edition."Mark Twain's autobiography is a classic of American letters, to be ranked with the autobiographies...


The Good Life According to Hemingway

by A. E. Hotchner

In the fourteen years that A. E. Hotchner traveled with Ernest Hemingway, he collected a lifetime's worth of Hemingway's experiences, anecdotes, and observations on the backs of matchbooks, napkins, and slips...


Scott Fitzgerald

by Jeffrey Meyers

Scott Fitzgerald, a romantic and tragic figure who embodied the decades between the two world wars, was a writer who took his material almost entirely from his life. Despite his early success with The Great...


The Bohemian Love Diaries: A Memoir

by Slash Coleman

Infused with southern charm, this irresistibly weird and wonderful story chronicles Slash Coleman’s upbringing in a warped but warm-hearted household of eccentric artists. Descended from a posse of off-beat...


Kipling

by Jad Adams

A reappraisal of a deeply controversial though great writer, as deeply hated as he was loved.


Inside the Halo and Beyond: The Anatomy of a Recovery

by Maxine Kumin

"Here is a singular story of survival, an earthly miracle wrought by family devotion, gardens, horses, guts. A compelling read."—Carolyn Heilbrun In July 1998, when Maxine Kumin's horse bolted at a carriage-driving...