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CliffsNotes on Hosseini's The Kite Runner

by Richard P. Wasowski

The CliffsNotes study guide on Hosseini's The Kite Runner


A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

Samuel Johnson Prize 2006

by James Shapiro

1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England

Shakespeare wrote four of his most famous plays: Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet; Elizabethans sent off an army...


Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads: 100 Must-Reads

by David Morrell & Hank Wagner

The most riveting reads in history meet today's biggest thriller writers in Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads.Edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner, Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads examines 100 seminal works of suspense...


HELP!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done

by Oliver Burkeman

How do you solve the problem of human happiness? It's a subject that has occupied some of the greatest philosophers of all time, from Aristotle to Paul McKenna - but how do we sort the good ideas from the terrible...


Complete Fairy Tales

by Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm

The tale of 'Cinderella' is told wherever stories are still read aloud and everyone is familiar with 'Rapunzel' and 'The Golden Goose', but who has heard all the wonderful stories collected by the Brothers Grimm?...


Invertebrata Enigmatica: Giant Spiders, Dangerous Insects, and Other Strange Invertebrates in Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy

by Chad Arment

Intelligent ants with their own civilizations, killer moths, apocalyptic bees, mind-bending butterflies, supernatural spiders, giant arachnids, and many more... Several of the tales are of interest to connoiseurs...


About Time: The Forerunners of Time Travel and Temporal Anomalies in Science Fiction and Fantasy

by Chad Arment

Time travel stories date back to the 1700s. This anthology collects some of the earliest short stories that explore the fascinating subject of time through fantasy and science fiction. The 15 time travel stories...


How Proust Can Change Your Life

by Alain De Botton

Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres--literary biography and self-help manual--in the hilarious and unexpectedly practical How Proust Can Change Your Life.

Who would have thought that Marcel Proust, one...


The Complete Works of Shakespeare (40 works) [Illustrated]

by William Shakespeare

40 of William Shakespeare's major works in one collection with active table of contents:

All's Well That Ends Well

Antony and Cleopatra

The Comedy of Errors

The Tragedie of Coriolanus

Cymbeline

The Tragedie of Hamlet...


The Narnia Code: C. S. Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavens

by Michael Ward

Millions of readers have been captivated by C. S. Lewis’s famed Chronicles of Narnia, but why? What is it about these seven books that makes them so appealing? For more than half a century, scholars have attempted...


Frontier Taiwan: An Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry

by Michelle Yeh & N. G. D. Malmqvist

Taiwan has evolved dramatically from a little-known island to an internationally acclaimed economic miracle and thriving democracy. The history of modern Taiwanese poetry parallels and tells the story of this...


Home To Harlem

by Claude McKay & Wayne F. Cooper

A novel that gives voice to the alienation and frustration of urban blacks during an era when Harlem was in vogue


Starboard Wine: More Notes on the Language of Science Fiction

by Samuel R. R. Delany & Matthew Cheney

The long-awaited reissue of a classic work of criticism -- revised and expanded


Who Ate Up All the Shinga?: An Autobiographical Novel

by Yu Young-nan & Stephen Epstein

Park Wan-suh is a best-selling and award-winning writer whose work has been widely translated and published throughout the world. Who Ate Up All the Shinga? is an extraordinary account of her experiences growing...


Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury: A Personal Tour of Some of the World's Best Books

by Robert Kanigel

Vintage Reading brings eighty of the world's most unforgettable books out from behind the high castle walls, lowers the drawbridge, and welcomes readers inside. With lively and concise commentary, award-winning...


As Much as a Rat's Tail: Korean Slang, Invective & Euphemism

by Peter Nicholas Liptak & Si Woo Lee

As much as a Rat's Tail: Korean slang, invective & euphemism- the "Insider's guide"

An irreverent look at Language within Culture

Get 'street' with A Rat's Tail - Learn what the kids are really saying, all...


Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain

by Marilyn Herbert, Laura Godfrey & Graeme Bayliss

Ernest Hemingway was an iconic writer of the 20th century who gave modern literature a unique shape and form. Papa Hemingway was larger than life and created his own personal and professional mythical status....


Art Spiegelman’s Private Museum

by Art Spiegelman

 

Art Spiegelman’s Private Museum is a 100% digital essay on the history and aesthetics of comics trip.

 

This text, previously unpublished in France, summarizes Art Spiegelman’s thoughts and reflections....


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass & Kwame Anthony Appiah

Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller

 

This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that...


The Graphic Mythology of Tintin - a Primer

by Tim Mountford

From the black and white pages of a Belgian Catholic newspaper in the late 1920s to the virtual world of a 3D CGI Hollywood movie in 2011, the young adventurous reporter Tintin has come a long way.

When Georges...