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Zibaldone

by Giacomo Leopardi, Michael Caesar & Franco D'Intino

A groundbreaking translation of the epic work of one of the great minds of the nineteenth century

Giacomo Leopardi was the greatest Italian poet of the nineteenth century and was recognized by readers from...


There Is Nothing Like a Dane!

by Clive Francis

There is Nothing Like a Dane is an affectionate compilation of mostly funny (but sometimes serious) bits and pieces about Hamlet - interwoven with Clive Francis's delectable caricatures of various members of...


Burning Down the House

by Charles Baxter

Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles BaxterAs much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers,...


An Introduction to Literary Studies, 3rd edition

by Mario Klarer

In this classic beginner's guide to English Literature, Mario Klarer offers a concise and accessible discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts.


Notes on Life and Letters

by Joseph Conrad

Polish-born author Joseph Conrad is best known as one of the finest prose stylists ever to have written in English. In addition to producing such masterpieces as Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, Conrad also wrote...


What I Saw in America

by G. K. Chesterton

Like many writers and thinkers of his era, British author G.K. Chesterton toured the United States to get a clearer sense of the country's culture and zeitgeist. The collection What I Saw in America offers Chesterton's...


Tremendous Trifles

by G. K. Chesterton

British author G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer and daringly original thinker who made his mark in virtually every literary genre. The collection Tremendous Trifles highlights a compelling cross-section...


Cambridge Pieces

by Samuel Butler

One of the leading critics and intellectuals of the Victorian era, Samuel Butler produced literary works in a wide range of genres, ranging from translations of ancient Greek texts to critical essays. This collection...


What to Do?

by Leo Tolstoy & Isabel Florence Hapgood

Today, Leo Graf Tolstoy is regarded as one of world's foremost masters of prose. In his lifetime, he was responsible for creating such works of genius as War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In addition to his keen...


The Humour of Homer: And Other Essays

by Samuel Butler & R. A. Streatfield

Samuel Butler was regarded as an expert on ancient Greek literature, and several of his translations of texts from the period remain authoritative and continue to be used by scholars and students. This diverse...


The Mirror of the Sea

by Joseph Conrad

Although Joseph Conrad achieved acclaim as one of the masters of English-language fiction, his own life story is as fascinating and engaging as Heart of Darkness or Lord Jim. The volume The Mirror of the Sea...


The Man-Made World: Our Androcentric Culture

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Early feminist author and advocate Charlotte Perkins Gilman is today best remembered for the haunting short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," which recounts the female protagonist's descent into madness. In addition...


The Battle of the Books: And Other Works, Including 'A Modest Proposal'

by Jonathan Swift

"This discourse, as it is unquestionably of the same author, so it seems to have been written about the same time, with 'The Tale of a Tub;' I mean the year 1697, when the famous dispute was on foot about ancient...


The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches

by W. E. B. Du Bois

The Souls of Black Folk is the seminal work by Du Bois on race in late 19th-century North America. The way we think about and examine race today stems from his ideas. He spoke of the "double-consciousness, this...


A Wodehouse Miscellany: Articles and Stories

by P. G. Wodehouse

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, popularly known by his pen name, P.G. Wodehouse, is one of the most beloved writers of English prose. He is known for his uncanny ability to find and expose the hilarity of even...


All Things Considered

by G. K. Chesterton

Whether you're a reader who is new to G.K Chesterton's work or a longtime fan searching out more of his material, this collection of short stories and essays is sure to fit the bill. The pieces brought together...


Hospital Sketches

by Louisa May Alcott

Although best known as a writer of fiction who produced such classics as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott lived a fascinating life that included a stint as a Civil War nurse. This collection includes several...


Americans and Others

by Agnes Repplier

In her heyday, renowned essayist Agnes Repplier was one of the most influential literary voices in the United States. In the engaging volume Americans and Others, Repplier turns her trademark wit and insight...


Essays

by Michel de Montaigne, Charles Cotton & William Carew Hazlitt

Considered the inventor of the essay itself, Michel de Montaigne published Essays (Essais, literally "Attempts") in 1850. Known for his skill at merging serious intellectual debate with personal anecdotes, his...


The Busker: A What the Dickens? Magazine Collection

by Victoria Bantock

What the Dickens? Magazine launched in December 2011 as a bi-monthly online magazine. Each issue, we set a glorious theme to inspire creativity and lots of lovely folk contributed their stories and poetry, art...