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Anne of France: Lessons for my Daughter

by Sharon L. Jansen

Anne of France (1461-1522), daughter of Louis XI and sister of Charles VIII, was one of the most powerful women of her time. As the fifteenth century drew to a close, Anne composed a series of enseignements,...


Ralph Waldo Emerson on Self-Reliance: Advice, Wit, and Wisdom from the Father of Transcendentalism

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the great minds of the mid-nineteenth century. His thoughts and views led the Transcendentalist movement, and his writings—especially Self-Reliance—taught people to “trust thyself”...


Transatlantic Dialogue: Selected American Correspondence of Edmund Gosse

by Paul F. Mattheisen & Michael Millgate

The mauve life and times of Edmund Gosse glow warmly in these letters, delightful to even the most casual reader, engrossing to one with an interest in the distinguished correspondents or in the late-Victorian...


The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume II: From 1865 to 1922

by Bob Blaisdell

At the end of the Civil War, another long and arduous struggle began as the nation attempted to reunite. Literature offered a path toward solidarity, and this concise anthology surveys the writings of major...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland Parallel Text (English-German) Edition

by Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. He is the author of works such as Through the Looking-Glass and Jabberwoky. Alice in Wonderland is one of his most...


501 Minutes to Christ: Personal Essays

by Poe Ballantine

DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 2007, POE BALLANTINE’S second collection of personal essays follows in the tradition of Things I Like About America. Stories range from "The Irving," which details Mr. Ballantine’s diabolical...


Another Day at the Front: Dispatches from the Race War

by Ishmael Reed

An irreverent, brilliant, politically charged barrage of essays aimed with Reed's famous vitriol and wit at the perpetrators of America's war on blacks


Zora’s House

by Claire St-Onge & Julie Bruneau

Yan and Fanny live in the little town of Shush!, a very secret place. So secret that nobody knows it exists, apart from its inhabitants, of course! It has to be said, the citizens of Shush! are no ordinary people.Day...


Ludo in Love

by Michèle Morin & Benoît Laverdière

It's pouring with rain, thunder is crashing and lightning is tearing the sky. Ariana is standing on a chair, looking outside. She's waiting for Denis.


This Year for Christmas

by Diane Pageau & François Thisdale

We're halfway through November already!The trees have lost their leaves and seem to be preparing for winter.Even the sun seems to want to rest.It deserves it after the lovely summer!Yesterday I saw some shy...


The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000

by Martin Amis

Is there anything that Martin Amis can’t write about? In this virtuosic, career-spanning collection he takes on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English football, Jane Austen and Penthouse Forum,...


A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction

by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

A collection of essays and other non fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day.

     Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts...


Tolstoi: The Teacher

by Charles-Baudouin

The author states here that Tolstoy was a great educator and his views on education were ingenious and profound. Despite being a great artist, Tolstoy also had pedagogic method and drew abundantly on the stores...


McSweeney's Issue 46

by Dave Eggers

In thirteen electrifying stories, our very first all-Latin-American issue takes on the crime story as a starting point, and expands to explore contemporary life from every angle—swinging from secret Venezuelan...


After the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan

by Elke Grawert

After a long process of peace negotiations the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed on 9 January 2005 between the Government of Sudan (GOS) and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A)....


Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara

by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey & Wole Soyinka

Africa has produced some of the best writing of the twentieth century from Chinua Achebe, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and the Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Doris Lessing,...


Poems and Songs Celebrating America

by Ann Braybrooks

A tribute to the ideals and accomplishments of American history, this anthology features inspiring verse by Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, Katharine Lee Bates, John Greenleaf...


Reflecting on Anna Karenina

by Mary Evans

Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is considered by many to be one of the greatest novels ever written. This study of its morally ambiguous protagonist, Anna, discusses Tolstoy's troubled relation to the feminine in terms...


Tolstoy

by Ernest Joseph Simmons

Tolstoy's fame as one of the world's greatest novelists has never been in doubt, but the importance of his views on the social, moral and religious issues of his time is not so widely recognised. This study,...


Dostoevsky Portrayed by His Wife: The Diary and Reminiscences of Mme. Dostoevsky

by Samuel Solomonovisch Koteliansky

The two note-books of the diary of Mme. Dostoevsky, the rough notes of her lengthy Reminiscences, unfinished at the time of her death, all in her own hand-writing, and copies of her husband's letters to her...