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On the Decay of the Art of Lying

by Mark Twain

On the Decay of the Art of Lying is a short essay by Mark Twain from 1885. In it he deplores that way man's "most faithful friend" is being used and indeed misused, declaring that "the wise thing is for us diligently...


Third Class in Indian Railways

by Mahatma Gandhi

Though he is widely recognized as an important political figure whose nonviolent protests have influenced several generations of activists, Mahatma Gandhi was also a prominent social critic and writer whose...


The Empathy Exams

by Leslie Jamison

From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014

Beginning...


Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

by Chuck Klosterman

From the author of the highly acclaimed heavy metal memoir, Fargo Rock City, comes another hilarious and discerning take on massively popular culture—set in Chuck Klosterman’s den and your own—covering...


Wisdom of the Buddha: The Unabridged Dhammapada

by F. Max Muller

A compelling introduction to Buddhist thought, revealing the Four Truths and the Eightfold Path to enlightenment, the means by which to overcome essential suffering.


Bad Feminist

by Roxane Gay

One of our most indispensable writers . . . on everything that matters


The Science of Herself

by Karen Joy Fowler

Widely respected in the so-called “mainstream” for her New York Times bestselling novels, Karen Joy Fowler is also a formidable, often controversial, and always exuberant presence in Science Fiction. Here...


Rider Haggard Collection - Allan Quatermain Series

by Henry Rider Haggard

The complete Allan Quatermain Series in 18 books. Containing King Solomon's Mines; Allan Quatermain; Allan's Wife; Maiwa's Revenge: or, The War of the Little Hand; Marie; Child of Storm; Allan and the Holy Flower;...


The Essential D.H. Lawrence

by D. H. Lawrence

All the major works of English author, playwright and poet D. H. Lawrence together with an active table of contents: Aaron's Rod Amores Bay A Book of Poems England, My England Fantasia of the Unconscious Look!...


Trilogy

by Hilda Doolittle & Aliki Barnstone

The classic Trilogy by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle, 1886-1961), including a large section of referential notes for readers and students, compiled by Professor Aliki Barnstone.As civilian war poetry (written under...


Lucy Maud Montgomery Collection: Anne Of Green Gables, Anne Of Avonlea, Anne Of The Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne's House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Collection containing the 6 books telling the life and adventures of Anne Shirley: Anne Of Green Gables, Anne Of Avonlea, Anne Of The Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne's House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside....


African Novels

by Edgar Wallace

Collection containing the 12 mystery novels of the African Cycle: Sanders of the River, The People of the River, The River of Stars, Bosambo of the River, Bones, The Keepers of the King's Peace, Lieutenant Bones,...


Tales and Legends of the Norse Gods - Including Odin's Sacrifice, Thor's Journey in Jötunheim, the Doom of the Gods and Many More

by Katherine F. Boult

The legends of Norse mythology are famous for including Odin, Thor and Loki and the battles they fought and the adventures they enjoyed. Here are collected some of the finest examples of Norse story telling....


The Essential Thoreau

by Henry David Thoreau

Collected here in this omnibus edition are Henry David Thoreau's most important works including A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; The Selected Essays of Henry David Thoreau, including Civil Disobedience;...


Keep It Pithy: Useful Observations in a Tough World

by Bill O'Reilly

From the bestselling author of Killing Lincoln and host of Fox News' top show The O'Reilly Factor, the best of Bill O’Reilly’s provocative writing—reflecting his ideas, wisdom, and core values

Bill O’Reilly...


Political Fictions

by Joan Didion

In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion looks at the American political process and at "that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life." Through the deconstruction...


Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times: Selected Haiku of Basho

by Matsuo Basho & David Young

Vivid new translations of Basho's popular haiku, in a selected format ideal for newcomers as well as fans long familiar with the Japanese master.

Basho, the famously bohemian traveler through seventeenth-century...


This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

by Ann Patchett

The New York Times bestselling author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto creates a resonant portrait of a life in this collection of writings on love, friendship, work, and art.

"The tricky thing about being...


Francis Scott Fitzgerald Collection: The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, Tender is the Night, The Love of the Last Tycoon

by F. Scott Fitzgerald & Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Collection containing The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, Tender is the Night, The Love of the Last Tycoon the best novels of Francis Scott Fitzgerald.


Letters From An American Farmer

by J. Hector

Letters From An American Farmer. PREFATORY NOTE. There are at least two good reasons why I should have the honor and pleasure of writing a short preface to this new edition of Letters from an Anrerican Farmer,...