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Webster's World: Columns from The Herald 1985-97

by Jack Webster

For over a decade, Jack Webster’s weekly columns in The Herald have delighted his many loyal readers throughout Scotland. Following on from the success of his best-selling Herald Years, this new collection...


Subtly Worded

by Teffi, Robert Chandler & Anne Marie Jackson

A selection of the finest stories by this female Chekhov

Teffi's genius with the short form made her a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia, beloved by Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. These stories,...


You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek)

by Eleni Sikelianos

A memoir of Melena, five-times married, mother, burlesque dancer, and "the hardest-assed woman to ever eat wood and bite nails."


The Heart of Happy Hollow

by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Sixteen tales offer insights into the lives of African Americans after the Civil War, recounting the promise of northward migration, the horrors of lynching, and the complexity of relationships between former...


English Poems and Writings

by Paul Tagney

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A significant collection of truly artistic, original, poetry and prose, created by Paul's natural ability to record his unique perspectives on life's special moments, including inspirations from family,...


The Poetic World of Emily Brontë: Poems from the Author of Wuthering Heights

by Laura Inman

Bringing an unjustifiably marginalized poet out of the shadows, this book presents Emily Brontë’s poetry in a way that enables readers, even those who shy away from poetry, to appreciate her work. She is...


The Professor and Other Writings

by Terry Castle

From one of America's most brilliant critics and cultural commentators comes a long-awaited collection of penetrating autobiographical essays and a riveting short memoir, novelistic in style and ambition, about...


My Miscellanies

by Wilkie Collins

British author Wilkie Collins was one of the most famous authors of his day, ranking alongside luminaries such as Charles Dickens in terms of sales and popular acclaim. My Miscellanies bring together a series...


Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

by Various

Add some levity to your reading list with this compilation of some of the wittiest and most amusing humor writing from the American literary canon. Bringing together essays, vignettes and short stories from...


An Englishman Looks at the World

by H. G. Wells

Today, the name H. G. Wells is synonymous with the genre of science fiction, and Wells is best remembered as the creator of masterpieces such as The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and The Island of Doctor...


To Tell You the Truth

by Leonard Merrick

English fiction writer Leonard Merrick is best remembered for his novel Conrad in Quest of His Youth, which was adapted to the silver screen, along with many of his other novels and short stories. This collection...


November Boughs

by Walt Whitman

Rare essays and verses by the 70-year-old poet include reflections on the genesis of Leaves of Grass, "Slang in America," "What Lurks Behind Shakespeare's Historical Plays," "The Old Bowery," and more.


Short Story Masterpieces by American Women Writers

by Clarence C. Strowbridge

Fourteen tales include Joyce Carol Oates' "Heat," Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty, plus stories by Edith Wharton, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker,...


Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Selections)/Also sprach Zarathustra (Auswahl): A Dual-Language Book

by Friedrich Nietzsche

This dual-language edition features one third of Nietzsche's work, keeping the most famous concepts intact and encompassing a variety of moods and modes as well as the author's full linguistic scope.


Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newar Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer

by Andrew Quintman & Benjamin Bogin

Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world.

Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture...


Oxford Classics: Teaching and Learning 1800-2000

by Christopher Stray

Oxford, the home of lost causes, the epitome of the world of medieval and renaissance learning in Britain, has always fascinated at a variety of levels: social, institutional, cultural. Its rival, Cambridge,...


Textual Permanence: Roman Elegists and Epigraphic Tradition

by Teresa Ramsby

Textual Permanence is the first book to examine the influence of the Roman epigraphic tradition on Latin elegiac poetry. The frequent use of invented inscriptions within the works of Rome's elegiac poets suggests...


Asclepius: A Secret Discourse of Hermes Trismegistus

by Clement Salaman

The Asclepius is one of two philosophical books ascribed to the legendary sage of Ancient Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was believed in classical and renaissance times to have lived shortly after Moses. The...


Introduction to Nineteenth-Century French Literature

by Tim Farrant

Takes the literature of the period both as a window on various mindsets and as an object of fascination in its own right. Beginning with history, the century's biggest problem and potential, this title looks...


Virgil: Aeneid I

by Virgil & Keith Maclennan

In Book I of the Aeneid, Aeneas is shipwrecked on the coast of North Africa, near where the Phoenician queen Dido is building a city that will become Carthage. Aeneas and Dido meet. Their doomed love is set...