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The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published as a serial in Lippencott’s Monthly Magazine, and the publishers thought it would so offend readers that they removed nearly 500 words without Wilde’s approval....


Studies in Strindberg

by Michael Robinson Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

In this volume August Strindberg's accomplishments as a dramatist are set against his achievements in other fields, as an autobiographer, painter, letter writer and theatre director.There are studies of individual...


Cautionary Tales for Children

Reconstructing Woman

by Dorothy Kelly Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Reconstructing Woman explores a scenario common to the works of four major French novelists of the nineteenth century: Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, and Villiers. In the texts of each author, a “new Pygmalion”...


The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

by Washington Irving Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Initially published throughout 1819 and 1820, The Sketch-Book is a collection of 34 essays and short stories, collected and ordered according to the Author’s Revised Edition published in 1848. The Sketch-Book...


The Man Who Wanted to Be Happy by Laurent Gounelle (Book Analysis)

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The Safe House by Christophe Boltanski (Book Analysis)

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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puértolas (Book Analysis)

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Don't Worry, Life Is Easy by Agnès Martin-Lugand (Book Analysis)

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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (Book Analysis)

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The Sea by John Banville (Book Analysis)

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Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee (Book Analysis)

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (Book Analysis)

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The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (Book Analysis)

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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Book Analysis)

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Book Analysis)

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Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima (Book Analysis)

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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Book Analysis)

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In the Footsteps of Grant and Lee: The Wilderness through Cold Harbor

Writing Blackness: John Edgar Wideman's Art and Experimentation

by James W. Coleman LSU Press (December 01, 2010)

One of the most critically acclaimed and prolific yet least-recognized contemporary writers, African American author John Edgar Wideman creates work that has a reputation for being difficult, even unfathomable....


Critical expressivism: theory and practice in the composition classroom

by Tara Roeder & Roseanne Gatto The WAC Clearinghouse (March 22, 2018)

"Critical Expressivism is an ambitious attempt to re-appropriate intellectual territory that has more often been charted by its detractors than by its proponents. Indeed, as Peter Elbow observes in his contribution...


Tales of Darkness and Light

by Soso Tham Open Book Publishers (April 26, 2018)

Soso Tham was an Indian poet who worked at a time when English was slowly effacing the nuances of ancient Indian culture. Now, however, in Janet Hujon’s valuable translation, English is the very medium that...


A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (Book Analysis)

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A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen (Book Analysis)

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (Book Analysis)

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The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela (Book Analysis)

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The Kites by Romain Gary (Book Analysis)

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Where Would I Be Without You? by Guillaume Musso (Book Analysis)

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95 Pounds of Hope by Anna Gavalda (Book Analysis)

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Aura by Carlos Fuentes (Book Analysis)

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The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol (Book Analysis)

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Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas (Book Analysis)

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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (Book Analysis)

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Where’s My Hat

Crime Scene

by John Martin Five Leaves Publications (January 23, 2015)

This book is for all readers of crime fiction. Dividing Britain and Ireland into thirteen regions, the author describes the work of contemporary and historic crime writers and their novels where the setting...


The Hollow Needle

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (April 27, 2018)

In this first full-length Arsène Lupin novel the gentleman-thief remains a shadowy figure for most of the novel, working two steps beyond the law with a hidden aim. To fight against this anti-hero, Leblanc...


Persian Letters by Montesquieu (Book Analysis)

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Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth (Book Analysis)

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Book Analysis)

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Death in Venice by Thomas Mann (Book Analysis)

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The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig (Book Analysis)

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My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk (Book Analysis)

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (Book Analysis)

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (Book Analysis)

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Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (Book Analysis)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll Macmillan (February 16, 2018)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down...


John Banville

by Neil Murphy Bucknell University Press (May 18, 2018)

John Banville offers a close analysis of most of Banville’s major novels, as well as the ‘Quirke’ crime novels he has written under the pseudonym, Benjamin Black and his dramatic adaptations of Heinrich...


The Heroes of Tolkien

by David Day Thunder Bay Press (June 05, 2018)

J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with great heroes who rose in the face of crisis to shape the course of that world's history. This volume examines the complexities surrounding Tolkien's...


Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature

by Laura T. Murphy Ohio University Press (April 02, 2012)

Metaphor and the Slave Trade provides compelling evidence of the hidden but unmistakable traces of the transatlantic slave trade that persist in West African discourse. Through an examination of metaphors that...


Meter Matters: Verse Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

by Jason David Hall Ohio University Press (November 23, 2011)

Across the nineteenth century, meter mattered-in more ways and to more people than we might well appreciate today. For the period's poets, metrical matters were a source of inspiration and often vehement debate....