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Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

by Marilyn Herbert & Adina Herbert

It is 1939 and times are getting tough for everyone in Germany. Ten-year old Liesel and her brother are on their way to be adopted into a foster home, but sadly, the brother dies en route. After his burial,...


The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens

by Paul Mariani

A perceptive, enlightening biography of one the most important American poets of the twentieth century—Wallace Stevens—as seen through his lifelong quest to find and describe the sublime in the human experience....


L'Analisi Linguistica e Letteraria 2015-1

by AA.VV.

L’Analisi Linguistica e Letteraria è una rivista internazionale di linguistica e letteratura peer reviewed. Ha una prospettiva sia sincronica che diacronica e accoglie ricerche di natura teorica e applicata....


Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Help, by Kathryn Stockett

by Marilyn Herbert

It's 1962 in Jackson, Mississippi, and 22-year-old Skeeter has just graduated from Ole Miss. She comes home with a diploma, but no husband, in a world where her friends are all married and raising children,...


How to Read Literature Like a Professor

by Thomas C. Foster

What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey?. Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface—a...


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...


My Left Foot

by Christy Brown

Christy Brown was born a victim of cerebral palsy. But the hapless, lolling baby concealed the brilliantly imaginative and sensitive mind of a writer who would take his place among the giants of Irish literature....


Wheel of Time Reread: Books 13-14

by Leigh Butler

The Wheel of Time Reread on Tor.com is an extensive analysis of Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series, covering the material chapter by chapter. Join Leigh Butler as she summarizes the chapters and comments on...


Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century

by William H. Patterson, Jr.

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with his Century: 1948-1988 The Man Who Learned Better: The real-life story of Robert A. Heinlein in the second volume of the authorized biography by William H. Patterson!

Robert...


CliffsNotes on Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea

by Jeanne SalladT Criswell

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries...


Wheel of Time Reread: Books 10-12

by Leigh Butler

The Wheel of Time Reread on Tor.com is an extensive analysis of Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series, covering the material chapter by chapter. Join Leigh Butler as she summarizes the chapters and comments on...


Wheel of Time Reread: Books 1-4

by Leigh Butler

The Wheel of Time Reread on Tor.com is an extensive analysis of Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series, covering the material chapter by chapter. Join Leigh Butler as she summarizes the chapters and comments on...


Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, From A Game of Thrones to A Dance with Drago

by James Lowder, Daniel Abraham & R. A. A. Salvatore

"There were a number of books about A Game of Thrones (the HBO series) and A Song of Ice and Fire (the books) published last year . . . the one that impressed me most was James Lowder's Beyond the Wall."

—George...


Ivanov

by Anton Chekhov & Tom Stoppard

Anton Chekhov was a master whose daring work revolutionized theater, and this was as true of Ivanov, his first full-length play, as of The Cherry Orchard, his last. Building on the success of his acclaimed adaptation...


Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: New Essays

by Michael J. Meyer

To commemorate To Kill a Mockingbird's 50th anniversary, Meyer has assembled a collection of new essays that celebrate this enduring work of American literature. These essays approach the novel from educational,...


Finding the Trapdoor

by Adam Hochschild

The vivid, suspenseful history books for which Adam Hochschild has become well known are only a portion of his work. All his life he has also been writing shorter pieces: about the writers he loves, about his...


An Outline of Russian Literature

by Maurice Baring

Russian authors such as Pushkin, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky have long been recognized by critics and readers alike as some of the world's most gifted literary artists. However, their complex prose and weighty philosophical...


Literary Reading, Cognition and Emotion

by Michael Burke

This theoretical and empirical study explores what happens in the minds of engaged readers when they read literature. It considers the roles that the text, the reading context, cognition, and emotion play, and...


Teaching Economics in Troubled Times

by Mark C Schug & William C Wood

Teaching Economics in a Time of Unprecedented Change is a one-stop collection that helps pre- and in-service social studies teachers to foster an understanding of classic content as well as recent economic developments....


Hawthorne

by Henry James

Though Henry James is best remembered as a titan of nineteenth-century American literature and an important innovator in the domain of literary realism, he was also a key figure in the literary criticism of...