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For the Love of Books

by Graham Tarrant Skyhorse (June 18, 2019)

A light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature.

Do you know:

  • Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning?
  • Why Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China?...

  • Meditations

    by Marcus Aurelius, George Long & Carolyn Gregoire Clydesdale (January 02, 2018)

    All twelve books by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius – his personal guidelines to live and rule well.

  • “Do every deed, speak every word, think every thought in the knowledge that you may end your days any moment.”...

  • The Monkey Grammarian

    by Octavio Paz, Helen R. Lane & Ilan Stavans Arcade (July 04, 2017)

    Nobel Prize–winner Octavio Paz offers a dazzling mind journey to the sources of poetry. Poet, diplomat, writer, philosopher, hailed as an “intellectual literary one-man band” by the New York Times Book...


    In Other Words

    by Goenawan Mohamad & Jennifer Lindsay Arcade (May 16, 2017)

    A wide-ranging and beautiful collection of essays from one of world literature’s most important writers.

    Goenawan Mohamad is one of Indonesia’s foremost public intellectuals, and this translated volume of...


    Robert Browning on Love

    by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (February 09, 2016)

    The love affair between Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett is one of the Victorian era’s most famous romances. It was one of passions, tragedy, illness, and ultimately, endurance.

    The beginning of their...


    Celtic Fairy Tales

    by Joseph Jacobs & John D. Batten Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

    Originally published in 1892, this beautifully written collection of Celtic fairy tales is bound to enrapture. Filled to the brim with, as Joseph Jacob says, “both the best, and the best known folk-tales of...


    Ralph Waldo Emerson on Self-Reliance

    by Ralph Waldo Emerson Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

    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”...


    Beckett Remembering/Remembering Beckett

    by Samuel Beckett, James Knowlson & Elizabeth Knowlson Arcade (January 02, 2014)

    In life, Beckett was notoriously reticent, preferring to let his work speak for itself. In the first half of this collection, he reveals many of his inner thoughts and honest opinions about his life, writing,...


    Jane Austen on Love and Romance

    by Jane Austen & Constance Moore Skyhorse (November 07, 2011)

    Jane Austen left an indelible mark on the world of literature. Her novels set a benchmark for her era and have entranced readers ever since. In Jane Austen on Love and Romance, Constance Moore proves how well...


    Letters to President Obama

    by Josephine A.V. Allen, Donald R. Deskins, Sherman Puckett & Hanes Walton Skyhorse (April 14, 2009)

    This collection, which will total between 300 and 500 letters from Americans of all walks of life, will become an important piece of history as it describes the variety of feelings and emotions of Americans...