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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

by E. T. A. Hoffmann

"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" is a Christmas Classic written in 1816, by E. T. A. Hoffmann on which the famous ballet "The Nutcracker" is based. In the story young Marie Stahlbaum's favorite Christmas...


The Complete Essays

by Michel de Montaigne & Red Deer Classics

Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. In 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to...


Franz Kafka: The Best Works

by Franz Kafka

This ebook compiles Franz Kafka's greatest writings, including novels, novellas, short stories and parables such as "Amerika", "The Trial", "The Metamorphosis", "The Castle", "In the Penal Colony", "A Hunger...


THE ART OF FICTION

by Virginia Woolf

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Art of Fiction". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices....


In Search of Lost Time (or Remembrance of Things Past) [all the 7 volumes]

by Marcel Proust

On the surface a traditional Bildungsroman describing the narrator’s journey of self-discovery, this huge and complex book is also a panoramic and richly comic portrait of France in the author’s lifetime,...


In Search of Lost Time [volumes 1 to 7] (XVII Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

by Marcel Proust

In Search of Lost Time (French: À la recherche du temps perdu)— previously also translated as Remembrance of Things Past, is a novel in seven volumes, written by Marcel Proust (1871–1922). It is considered...


Before We Were Yours: by Lisa Wingate??????? | Conversation Starters

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Before We Were Yours: by Lisa Wingate | Conversation Starters

A Brief Look Inside:

EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER

than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,

and the characters...


Sharp Objects: by Gillian Flynn??????? | Conversation Starters

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Sharp Objects: by Gillian Flynn | Conversation Starters

A Brief Look Inside:

EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER

than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,

and the characters...


Dis-orientations: Philosophy, Literature and the Lost Grounds of Modernity

by Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback & Tora Lane

This is an edited collection of original essays that combine philosophy, phenomenology, and literature to reflect on modern ideas about orientation and disorientation, grounds and groundlessness.


Huck Finn's America

by Andrew Levy

A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of America’s favorite icon of childhood, Huckleberry Finn: “A boldly revisionist reading of Twain’s Huckleberry...


George Bowering: Bright Circles of Colour

by Eva-Marie Kroller

The first book-length, critical study of George Bowering explores the relationship between his work and the arts.


Subjects and Simulations: Between Baudrillard and Lacoue-Labarthe

by Hugh J. Silverman, Anne O'Byrne, Stephen David Ross & Alina Clej et al.

Subjects and Simulations presents essays focused on suffering and sublimity, representation and subjectivity, and the relation of truth and appearance through engagement with the legacies of Jean Baudrillard...


Literary Crossroads: An International Exploration of Women, Gender, and Otherhood

by Elaine Sykes, Blessing Diala-Ogamba, Romanus Muoneke & Juliana Daniels et al.

This book covers a variety of women's issues from different parts of the world. It also expresses various themes of oppression, marginalization, sexism, gender, and emancipation of women, showing that women's...


Spirit Possession in French, Haitian, and Vodou Thought: An Intellectual History

by M. D. Benedicty-Kokken

This book recuperates the important history that Haitian thought around Vodou possession has had in French critical theory.


Stephen King's Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror

by Philip L. Simpson & Patrick McAleer

This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing, published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key, The Girl...


Venus of Khala-Kanti

by Angèle Kingué & Christine Schwartz Hartley

The story of Venus of Khala-Kanti unfolds in the ancient forests of an imaginary West African village. The story is at once a straightforward narrative of human courage and an allegory for the amputation of...


Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660-1830

by Elaine M. McGirr, Laura Engel, Ellen Malenas Ledoux & Judith Hawley et al.

Stage Mothers expands the discussion of eighteenth-century women’s social and dramatic roles by demonstrating the complicated, contradictory, and celebratory faces of maternity on stage and on the page. This...


Desire After Affect

by Marie-Luise Angerer & Nicholas Grindell

Desire After Affect offers a detailed analysis of the affective turn and its consequences for the humanities.


Mysticism in Postmodernist Long Poems: Contemplation of the Divine

by Joe Moffett

This book examines how postmodernist writers use the long poem as a means of exploring a direct relationship with the divine. They find that the must chart individual paths of spiritual understanding informed...


Women's Fiction and Post-9/11 Contexts

by Sebastian Groes, Claire Colebrook, Peter Childs & Ruzy Suliza Hashim et al.

Rather than accept that there is a single body of literature that can be labeled “women’s writing,” this volume explores the ways in which twenty-first-century crises have problematized identity, literature,...