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Letters on England

by Voltaire

Letters on England gathers together Voltaire's essays about his time in England between 1726 and 1728. Comparable to Alexis De Tocqueville's Democracy in America, Voltaire looks at English culture as an outsider,...


But Enough About You: Essays

by Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley at his best: an extraordinary, wide-ranging selection of essays both hilarious and poignant, irreverent and delightful.

In his first book of essays since his 1997 bestseller, Wry Martinis,...


Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization

by Benjamin Lee

Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization draws upon contemporary work in anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, and literary theory to analyze the rise of “speculative capital” and its role in a global...


Recollections of West Hunan

by Shen Congwen

Recollections of Western Hunan is a collection of the letters and essays of Chinese novelist Shen Congwen. Describing his childhood and life in Western Hunan between 1902 and 1937, this collection paints a vivid...


Selected Essays of Master Lu Xun

by Lu Xun

The Selected Essays of Master Lu Xun collects together his most influential and powerful essays and lectures. Critical of traditional Chinese culture, of the superstition and rigid social mores, and passionate...


Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk

by Lu Xun

A collection of essays by Lu Xun, one of the most influential figures of modern Chinese literature. In this classic and beautiful collection, Lu Xun recounts the stories of his childhood and youth in Shaoxing,...


Swiftly Sterneward: Essays on Laurence Sterne and His Times in Honor of Melvyn New

by W. B. Gerard

This collection of thirteen essays is in honor of the distinguished scholarly career of Melvyn New, Professor Emeritus of the University of Florida. The first eight essays offer various critical perspectives...


Intentions

by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful playwrights of the Victorian era. He was also a notorious supporter of the decadence and aesthetic movements, eventually jailed for having a young male lover. His name...


Collected Writings of Ian Nish: Part 2: Japanese Political History - Japan and East Asia

by Ian Nish

This volume of the Collected Writings of Modern Western Scholars on Japan brings together the work of Ian Nish on international relations affecting Japan, Russia, China and Korea in the nineteenth and twentieth...


Limber

by Angela Pelster

Startling, lyrical essay collection focused on trees. Moves from author’s childhood in rural Canada to Niger, the Philippines, and Greece.


Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota's Twin Cities

by Murphy Pizza

Paganistan - a moniker adapted by the Twin Cities Contemporary Pagan community - is the title of a history and ethnography of a regionally unique, urban, and vibrant community in Minnesota. As the first ever...


Traditional Music and Irish Society: Historical Perspectives

by Martin Dowling

These essays investigate the relation of traditional music to Irish modernity. The author integrates a survey of the early sources of Irish music with recent work on Irish social history in the eighteenth century...


Hero or Tyrant? Henry III, King of France, 1574-89

by Robert J. Knecht

Based upon a rich and diverse range of primary sources, this book traces Henry's life from his birth in 1551. Providing the first English language biography of Henry for over 150 years, this study thoroughly...


Re-mapping the Americas: Trends in Region-making

by W. Andy Knight & Julián|Ghany, Hamid Castro-Rea

The book informs academic as well as non-academic audiences about regional developments in the Americas, in particular those dating back to the last twenty years. Beyond the primary purpose of summarizing the...


Soul Models: Transformative Stories of Courage and Compassion That Will Change Your Life.

by Elizabeth Bryan & Angela Daffron

Soul Models is a collection of stories proving that, when we use our challenges to fuel actions that make a difference for others, we feel valued, discover our purpose, and live happier, healthier lives.

This...


Oedipus Tyrannus; Or, Swellfoot the Tyrant - A Tragedy in Two Acts

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

This early work by Sydney Smith was originally published in 1892 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.


The Stonehenge Letters

by Harry Karlinsky

The archives of a secret competition, sponsored by Alfred Nobel, to "solve" Stonehenge - as compelling as the monument itself.


The Roman Search for Wisdom

by Michael K. Kellogg

The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authors

Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its...


Phoning Home: Essays

by Jacob M. Appel

A collection of short personal essays on complex issues that range from humorous to poignant


The Keillor Reader

by Garrison Keillor

Stories, essays, poems, and personal reminiscences from the sage of Lake Wobegon

When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer,...