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Rating: 3.00 / 5
18 reviews

100 Books You Must Read Before You Die - volume 1 [Emma; Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; Heart of Darkness;Frankenstein...

by Lewis Carroll and Emily Brontë

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 29.46 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Goodnight Sleepy Animals: Cute Sleeping, Pet Sleep for Good Night Kids, Baby, Children

by Alis L.

Goodnight Sleepy Animals Cute Sleeping, Pet Sleep for Good Night Kids, Baby, Children...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Literature Guides, Special Needs, Sexuality, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Million for a genius: Dedicated math genius Grigory Perelman is the man who has proved Poincare's theorem. For...

by Aleksandr Minkin

Dedicated math genius Grigory Perelman is the man who has proved Poincare's theorem. For unknown reasons he declined the prize of the clay Mathematics Institute one million dollars. The motives of his act, he did not explain....

Genre: Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 233 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Chaucer the Actor: The Canterbury Tales as Performance Art

by Roland Miles

An exciting rethinking of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, exploring Chaucer's role as a performer of his own work. Examining the General Prologue, the links between the Tales and the Tales themselves, the author offers a detailed and refreshing look at how Chaucer's own 'live' audience would have experienced the Canterbury Tales. The book also examines the 'conversation' between the Tales, allowing students a broader context if they are studying just one Tale.A compact one hour read, ideal for stimulating new ideas, and for last minute revision. Identifies key quotations and references. Particularly suitable for undergraduate and able High School and A Level students. An accessible, punchy and amusing read with plenty of suggestions in the bibliography for follow-up reading....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 50 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

my wonderful life: Childrens story, Bye an 11 year old athor. Her first book.

by RAVEN QUINN

Hi my name is Raven im 11 years old and this is my first e-book and I thank you for your time and support.
This is a short book about my family and me.with pictures for ages babies up to 2 and a half to 3. Thanks!...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Family Life, Early Learning, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Classic Reviews

by Andrew G. Lockhart

Classic Reviews is an edited collection of reviews by the author of popular works of fiction and non-fiction....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 91 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Academic Book of the Future

by Rebecca E. Lyons and Samantha Rayner

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence.What makes a book 'academic'? What spaces, physical and digital, can they be found in? How are they made, bought, and read? These questions are tackled by a cross-section of thirteen experts from the fields of bookselling, publishing, university libraries, and academic research in this volume of essays, which was produced in conjunction with the team from the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project as an accelerated publishing challenge for the first ever Academic Book Week. The topics include campus bookshops and bookselling, the role of national libraries, Open Access, the Research Excellence Framework, and publishing innovation. The approaches explore the realities of the present and venture all the way through to possible ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Performing Arts, Theater, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Science & Math, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
57 reviews

Shelve Under C: A Tale of Used Books and Cats (Turning Pages Book 1)

by Jenny Kalahar

A novel for everyone, Shelve Under C is a big, leaning stack of humor, heart, stray cat hairs, old book dust, mystery, family drama, longing and hope. Used bookshops often have a cat or two roaming the aisles, sleeping on the shelves, or sleeping on the customers. Here is a novel all about one bookshop and its resident cats, Stomper and Buglit; and about Kris, a 12-year-old boy who apprentices in the shop. Kris is a little bit like the cats: he's a foster child getting used to a new family, and the cats are being fostered in the bookshop for the local shelter. Stomper and Buglit are a little bit like Kris: they get into trouble, have some wild adventures, and find out just what being part of a family really means.Unlike some novels that have a bookstore setting, Shelve Under C...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Animals, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books
Size: 183 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
6 reviews

It Came From Beneath the Slush Pile: 20 Kinds of Stupid: An Anthology of Idiot Heroes and Ridiculous Heroines

by Holly Lisle and Katharina Gerlach

twenty fatally flawed flash stories by Holly Lisle and studentsIf there’s one thing more fun than writing awesome stories, it’s occasionally indulging in the worst excesses and writing awesomely bad stories. Holly Lisle and a group of her students put all of the most clichéd, badly formed, and just plain wrong techniques into as few words as they could, and gathered them together as a way of leading by (horrific) example and illustrating why sometimes, the rules really are there to help (and yes, run-on sentences are bad too).For learning should always be fun.This anthology contains stories by Holly Lisle, Bill Bush, Erica Damon, Danger Dave, DB Eldridge, Ava Fairhall, Peg Fisher, Katharina Gerlach, Gloria Hanlon, Madison Keller, K.V. Moffet, Ruth Sard, Laura Thurston, Tom Vetter...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 97 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and...

by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer – as a 'woman's disease' or a 'beast' inside the body – remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equal...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Science & Math, History & Philosophy, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
5 reviews

Complete Works Of Henry James (ShandonPress)

by Henry James and Shandonpress

This ebook collects the complete writings of Henry James: 23 novels, 112 stories and novellas, 12 plays, 6 books with travelogues, 10 with critical essays and 3 autobiographies.THE NOVELSWatch and Ward, Roderick Hudson, The American, The Europeans, Confidence, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Reverberator, The Tragic Muse, The Other House, The Spoils of Poynton, What Maisie Knew, The Awkward Age, The Sacred Fount, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl, The Outcry, The Whole Family, The Ivory Tower, The Sense of the PastTHE TALESA Tragedy of Error, The Story of a Year, A Landscape-Painter, A Day of Days, My Friend Bingham, Poor Richard, The Story of a Masterpiece, The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, A Most Extraordina...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Classics, United States, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Nonfiction, American, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
34 reviews

Celtic Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs

by Hourly History

★ Celtic Mythology ★The gifted W.B. Yeats wrote of his own people “...even a newspaperman, if you entice him into a cemetery at midnight, will believe in phantoms, for everyone is a visionary if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt, unlike any other, is a visionary without scratching.” This introduction to Celtic Mythology will serve the novice well – for it is a complicated history with the earliest written records destroyed by the marauding Vikings. Inside you will read about...✓ The Arrival of the Tuatha dé Danann✓ Hibernia✓ The Main Gods of the Celtic Pantheon✓ Celtic Life and Rituals✓ Sources of Celtic Mythology✓ The Effect of Christianity and Beliefs and SuperstitionsThe oral tradition harks back to 4000BCE and is a compilation of myths and cultures of man...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
10 reviews

Zombie Coloring Book: Coloring Books for Kids (Art Book Series)

by Speedy Publishing LLC

IMPORTANT - KINDLE & EBOOK edition of this coloring book is an ART BOOK and is NOT intended to be used as an APPLICATION that is capable of coloring on any device. THIS BOOK IS A PREVIEW – The sole purpose of this preview is to show the designs that are available in the physical copy of the book. Teach your children to conquer their fear of zombie by encouraging them to color this coloring book! Coloring helps a child better absorb information. It is active learning in its finest. Coloring also helps your child master colors, shapes, forms, lines and perspectives. The best news is, your child is having so much fun they won't mind learning at all!...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Single Issue Comics, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

"The War as it Should Have Been": Metaphor and Mental Spaces in David Jones' In Parenthesis

by Keely Kiczenski

In this comprehensive essay, I re-frame David Jones' modern First World War epic poem In Parenthesis while deploying theories of conceptual metaphor, mental spaces, and perception of time, much as Jones re-framed the War within his distinct style of form and narrative. Rich with illustrated figures, my argument is not only built from the careful consideration of ideas put forth by literary critics like T.S. Eliot, but it is also grounded with work by renowned cognitive scientists like George Lakoff and (monk riddle teller) Gilles Fauconnier. The ability to analyze literature systematically and in bio-psychological context is a true innovation, much like David Jones’ exquisite poem itself.
The field of cognitive poetics encourages us to experiment in literary criticism. Psycho...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Criticism & Theory
Size: 70 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Constituent, Confederate, and Conquered Space: The Emergence of the Mittani State (Topoi – Berlin Studies of the...

by Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum and Nicole Brisch

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Genre: History, Ancient, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys’ Fiction

by Cristina-Georgiana Voicu

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Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Ancient, Professional & Technical, Law, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Architecture, Criticism & Theory
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde)

by Alan H. Sommerstein and Isabelle C. Torrance

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Genre: History, Ancient, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 463 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Fear and Loathing in the North: Jews and Muslims in Medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region

by Cordelia Heß and Jonathan Adams

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 402 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Electronic Literature Communities (Computing Literature)

by Scott Rettberg and Patricia Tomaszek

This is a diverse collection on the role and function of community in the contemporary practice of electronic literature, with ten essays by thirteen leading authors, providing wide-ranging perspectives and approaches. The collection offers historical narratives of institutions in the field, examples of how particular platforms or genres can inspire community, and stories of how ad hoc communities can form around specific creative projects. These case studies are histories of creative affiliations in electronic literature—snapshots of consensus-based communities in their process of formation—and offer a starting point for broader theoretical analyses of network-based creative community.  ...

Genre: Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 265 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
12 reviews

Atheism For Muslims: A Guide To Questioning Islam, Religion, And God For A Better Future

by Adam Wadi

“WARNING - Only read this book if you’re ready. If you’re Muslim, I’m going to question everything you and your family believe about Islam”In a book, the first of its kind, researcher, and ex-Muslim Adam Wadi writes with compassion and brutal honesty explaining to his mother and father why he left Islam in this ‘atheist confessional’.Providing direct and piercing arguments, Wadi uncovers why we think we need religion, Islam’s flaws as a religion, and why God likely does not exist.Join Wadi on a journey of discovery, challenging commonly held beliefs such as: Why religions are so popular The Quran's credibility Prophet Muhammad as a role model The Prophets' stories: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses & Jesus Religion's battle with science Women’s rights The fear of Sharia law Ga...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference, History of Books
Size: 379 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
86 reviews

Poetics (Xist Classics)

by Aristotle

Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and outlines the foundation of the Western critical tradition....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Theater, History, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, Greek & Roman, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Teen & Young Adult, Classical & Early, Criticism & Theory
Size: 64 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

The adventures of the bear cub. The story of "who helped the girl to escape from the forest and find his house...

by Oleg Kolpakov

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Literature Guides, Criticism & Theory
Size: 13 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Latin Ukrainian Literature. Overview

by Lyudmyla Shevchenko-Savchynska

У монографії представлено результати дослідження творчості латиномовних інтелектуалів давньої України. Латинська мова розглядається як чинник творення особливого типу культурного порубіжжя. Авторка звертає увагу на методологічні аспекти вивчення української неолатиністики, аналізує основні її жанри та стилі, вказуючи на те, що інтертекстуальність – засадничий принцип виникнення новолатинських творів, значна частина яких нал...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 356 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Old Literature: From The Stereotype's Captivity. 2nd Ed.

by Lyudmyla Shevchenko-Savchynska and Kostyantyn Balashov

The Neo-Latin part of an Old Ukrainian literature was proscribed for ages. This book describes a lot of works, which were written by the authors from Ukrainian-Polish (later - Ukrainian-Russian) border, such as Stanislaw Orikhowsky, Simon Simonides, Erasm Syxt, Bartholomey Zymorowycz, Hryhoriy Skoworoda and other. The are two aims in "Old literature: from the stereotype's captivity": refute the opinion, that old literature is non interesting, and create the most general map of Ukrainian Neo-Latin studies....

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 141 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

The Munich Teachings of Story: For Screenwriters & Novelists

by Martin Thau

WHICH MATERIAL IS SUITABLE FOR AN ENGAGING STORY?
Excitement results from contrast
Satisfaction
Closure
Relevance

GENRES
Love
Adventure
Investigation
Chase
Clarification
Sublime
Aristotle’s dramatic patterns
*Simple
*Complicated
*Gripping
*Sentimental

HOW DOES ONE DEVELOP A STORY?
Suspense regarding an occurrence or decision
*Title
*Promised decision
*Purpose
*Doubt
*Suggestive representation
Suspense regarding a clarification of meaning
*Reconstruction
*Surprise vs. Suspense
Starting at the End
Varying levels of knowledge between the audience and the hero
Varying levels of knowledge between the charact...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
5 reviews

Henry James

by Rebecca West

AT various times during the latter half of the eighteenth century there crossed the Atlantic two Protestant Irishmen, a Lowland Scotsman, and an Englishman, and thereby they fixed the character of Mr Henry James’ genius. For the essential thing about Mr James was that he was an American; and that meant, for his type and generation, that he could never feel at home until he was in exile. He came of a stock that was the product of culture and needed it as part of its environment. But at the time of his childhood and youth—he was born in 1843—culture was a thing that was but budding here and there in America, in such corners as were not being used in the business of establishing the material civilisation of the new country. The social life of old New York and Boston had its delicacy, it...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rex Quondam, Rexque Futurus: The Heroic Role of King Arthur Throughout History

by Joshua Darwin

William Shakespeare once wrote that “cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.” The deeper meaning, of course, is that the cowardly may experience many forms of moral, spiritual, and emotional death throughout their time on this earth, but a person who is heroic and honourable will only die physically. According to legend, the tomb of King Arthur is marked by the cryptic inscription, “Here lies Arthur, the Once and Future King.” Although this epithet is meant to signify the promise of Arthur’s prophesied messianic return, the phrase may also be adapted to the premise that the character of King Arthur is a changing, dynamic hero who serves as a touchstone for the ideals of the various times and cultures in which his tales have been ...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 28 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Nothing is True & Everything is Permitted: How to stop fearing nihilism and embrace the void

by Val N. Tine

Have you ever been struck by the meaningless of existence?Have you ever shuddered that good and bad and evil are just empty words?Have you ever suddenly thought that our search for knowledge is futile?If ‘no’, what makes you so sure of yourself? Perhaps you’d like to make sure that your certainty isn’t just complacency.If ‘yes’ then you were on the right track, but what happened next? Did you hold on to these thoughts? Did you find it all too hard to bear after a while? Perhaps you’d like to explore a little more.So come, see what the void has to offer. Have no fear of nihilism.www.nothingistrueandeverythingispermitted.com...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self-Help, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Criticism & Theory
Size: 139 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

The Tragedy of Evil: Representations of Sin and Human Nature in 17th Century Literature

by Joshua Darwin

Without question, our world is filled with pain, wickedness, and inexplicable atrocities, and for thousands of years, philosophers and theologians have been struggling to understand and explain the true nature of evil. In this dissertation, I will examine three different expressions of evil found throughout classic works of 17th century literature, from the idea of evil as a pure, Satanic force, to the inherent evil in mankind which may seduce and corrupt even the best among us, to the sometimes ambiguous nature of evil, which leaves the question of who we may call the true villain largely unanswered. Each of these manifestations will contribute a chapter to the epic narrative of mankind, in which evil itself is the ultimate tragedy....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 47 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
40 reviews

No Shades of Grey: A Six-Word Story

by Rosen Trevithick

Protest the glamorisation of domestic abuse in Fifty Shades of Grey by downloading this SIX-WORD story for free from 13th to 17th February.

A tale of love, respect and domination, No Shades of Grey depicts the plight of a worthy romantic lead when the object of his affections turns out to be not quite the girl he’s looking for.

Warning: this story is only six words long. The remainder is padded with different translations.

All proceeds made from sales of this book before the free promotion will be shared between Women’s Aid and Respect to support men and women who are affected by domestic abuse....

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Humor, Criticism & Theory
Size: 27 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2017 onward PDT/PST 

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