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English: An Essential Grammar

by Gerald Nelson

Ideal for native speakers and learners alike, this clear guide to the grammar of modern English will help students speak and write English with greater confidence.


Short Story Writing: A Practical Treatise on the Art of the Short Story

by Charles Raymond Barrett

In the context of a short story, every sentence, every word must serve a specific purpose. That's why the writers who have mastered this form -- Flannery O'Connor, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Raymond...


Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels

by Brian Michael Bendis & Joe Quesada

Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more.

Arguably the most popular writer in...


An Outline of Russian Literature

by Maurice Baring

Russian authors such as Pushkin, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky have long been recognized by critics and readers alike as some of the world's most gifted literary artists. However, their complex prose and weighty philosophical...


Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion

by Michelle Spring & Laurie R. King

Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres.

PART 1 explores the nature and history of the genre and helpsyou get started with ideas,...


The Philosophy of Style

by Herbert Spencer

Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher and prominent social theorist of the Victorian era. In his work The Philosophy of Style he argues that written language should be as easy to understand as possible,...


What is the Text Encoding Initiative?

by Lou Burnard

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines have long been regarded as the de facto standard for the preparation of digital textual resources in the scholarly research community. For the beginner, they offer...


The Psychology of the Language Learner: Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition

by Zoltán| Dörnyei

Research results over the past decades have consistently demonstrated that a key reason why many second language learners fail--while some learners do better with less effort--lies in various learner attributes...


Grammar and Style at Your Fingertips

by Lara M. Robbins

Knowing the rules of grammar never goes out of style.

Now readers can brush up on their writing skills with just one book. This guide covers the gamut of grammar and style topics, including nouns and pronouns;...


The Art of Thinking Clearly

by Rolf Dobelli

Have you ever . . .

  • Invested time in something that, in hindsight, just wasn't worth it?
  • Paid too much in an eBay auction?
  • Continued to do something you knew was bad for you?
  • Sold stocks too late, or too...


Italian Grammar Made Easy

by Mike Zollo & Alan Wesson

The Grammar Made Easy series is ideal for complete beginners as well as for those non-linguists who have some knowledge of the language but need to know the basics of grammar to progress beyond phrasebook level....


The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives

by Lajos Egri

Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so...


Signing: How To Speak With YOur Hands

by Elaine Phd Costello

American Sign Language is a wonderful silent language of hands, face, and body that is rich with nuance, emotion, and grace. Bantam is proud to present the newly revised Signing : How To Speak With Your Hands...


America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction

by John Steinbeck & Jackson Benson

More than four decades after his death, John Steinbeck remains one of the nation's most beloved authors. Yet few know of his career as a journalist who covered world events from the Great Depression to Vietnam....


How To Say It for Women

by Phyllis Mindell

An expert on professional communications teaches women how to transform themselves by shedding weak phrases, gestures and words, in order to command respect, motivate, establish authority, and make a difference....


Skills for Literary Analysis (Student): Lessons in Assessing Writing Structures

by James P. Stobaugh

This is a dialectic and logic level course that prepares students for later academic pursuits. This 35-week course presents diverse writings, from Shakespeare to Jack London, Lewis Carrol to Longfellow, and...


On Speaking Well

by Peggy Noonan

For anyone who fears the thought of writing and giving a speech--be it to business associates, or at a wedding--help is at hand. Acclaimed presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan shares her secrets to becoming...


Story Physics: Harnessing the Underlying Forces of Storytelling

by Larry Brooks

Learn how to make your story soar!

In the physical world, gravity, force, and other elements of physics govern your abilities and can be utilized to enhance your every movement. In the world of writing, story...


The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition

by Brandon Royal

For Writing and Grammar Aficionados from All Walks of Life!

This deluxe edition contains the complete contents of The Little Red Writing Book and The Little Gold Grammar Book. Whereas writing is based on principles...


Oxymoronica

by Mardy Grothe & Dr. Mardy Grothe

ox-y-mor-on-i-ca (OK-se-mor-ON-uh-ca) noun, plural: Any variety of tantalizing, self-contradictory statements or observations that on the surface appear false or illogical, but at a deeper level are true, often...