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Rating: 4.20 / 5
260 reviews

A Room of One’s Own (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Virginia Woolf

ROOM OF ONE'S OWN is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction," which was published in Forum March 1929, and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figurative space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by men. (more on www.wisehouse-publishing.com)...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Contemporary Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Mythology (India in a nutshell Book 3)

by Obaidur Rahaman

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Oedipus: Elementary Insights

by Soham Das

The book discusses the unhappy fate of Oedipus in the world famous Greek drama Oedipus Tyrannus or Oedipus Rex. It also investigates and derives the role of destiny and Oedipus’ own curiosity in achieving it. Textual analysis has been adopted as the principal methodology in this book. This book also aims to put the play in the 5th century BC perspective. It ventures to portray that the backdrop of the play is essentially based on the then prevailing conditions. It also aims to show the modification of the ancient Theban myth according to the socio-economic and political scenario of Sophocles’ age. ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
467 reviews

Mrs Dalloway (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Contemporary Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Women's Fiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Classics, Women's
Size: 1014 kb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
4 reviews

Orlando: A Biography (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Contemporary Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Women's Fiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Classics, Women's
Size: 579 kb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Waves (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Contemporary Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Women's Fiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 591 kb
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Rating: 2.90 / 5
30 reviews

Game Of Thrones: The Complete Game Of Thrones Character Description Guide (Game of Thrones Books)

by George McDowell

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 38 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

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, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Creativity: the Actor in Performance

by Helen Trenos

Creativity: the Actor in Performance focuses on becoming a creative performer. Many stage-actors succeed in rehearsals, yet under-perform where it counts – on stage. However, as actors know, performance is a thing unto itself - something that will happen out there, beyond anything that had happened in rehearsals. This book provides actors, their teachers and directors with insights into the creativity of the actor in performance....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 93 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
81 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, Ancient, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Constituent, Confederate, and Conquered Space: The Emergence of the Mittani State (Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt Book 17)

by Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum and Nicole Brisch

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Genre: History, Ancient, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 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, Women's Studies, Architecture, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 140 pages
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Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde Book 307)

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, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 463 pages
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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: History, Historical Study, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 402 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 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, Microsoft, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 265 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Meaning and Interpretation: Wittgenstein, Henry James, and Literary Knowledge

by G. L. Hagberg

'What is the meaning of a word?' In this thought-provoking book, Hagberg demonstrates how this question—which initiated Wittgenstein's later work in the philosophy of language—is significant for our understanding not only of linguistic meaning but of the meaning of works of art and literature as well....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 200 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Henry James' Travel: Fiction and Non-Fiction

by Mirosława Buchholtz

Henry James’ Travel: Fiction and Non-Fiction offers a multifaceted approach to Henry James’ idea and practice of travel from the perspective of the globalized world today. Each chapter addresses a different selection of James’ fiction and non-fiction and offers a different approach towards the ideas that are still with us today: history reflected in art and architecture, the tourist gaze, museum culture, transnationalism, and the return home. As a whole, the book encompasses both early and late fiction and non-fiction by Henry James, giving the reader a sense of how his idea of travel evolved over several decades of his creative activity and shows how thin the line between fiction and non-fiction travel writing really is....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 126 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Writing Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman and the Cultural World of the Indo-Persian State Secretary (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Rajeev Kinra

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Writing Self, Writing Empire examines the life, career, and writings of the Mughal state secretary, or munshi, Chandar Bhan “Brahman” (d. c.1670), one of the great Indo-Persian poets and prose stylists of early modern South Asia.  Chandar Bhan’s life spanned the reigns of four different emperors, Akbar (1556-1605), Jahangir (1605-1627), Shah Jahan (1628-1658), and Aurangzeb ‘Alamgir (1658-1707), the last of the “Great Mughals” whose courts dominated the culture and politics of the subcontinent at the height of the empire’s power, territorial reach, and global influence.  As a high-caste H...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 394 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Language of the Snakes: Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the Language Order of Premodern India (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Andrew Ollett

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Language of the Snakes traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first centuries of the common era. Although little studied today, Prakrit was an important vector of the kavya movement and once joined Sanskrit at the apex of classical Indian literary culture. The opposition between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring “language order” in India, a set of ways of thinking about, naming, classifying, representing, and ultimately using languages. As a language of classical literature that nevertheless retained its as...

Genre: History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Modernizing Composition: Sinhala Song, Poetry, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Sri Lanka (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Garrett Field

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely take notice of connections between South Asian song and poetry. Modernizing Composition overcomes this disciplinary fragmentation by examining the history of Sinhala-language song and poetry in twentieth-century Sri Lanka. Garrett Field describes how songwriters and poets modernized song and poetry in response to colonial and postcolonial formations. The story of this modernization is significant in that it shi...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 171 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Other Side of the Story: Structures and Strategies of Contemporary Feminist Narratives

by Molly Hite

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 184 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Martina Zimmermann

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This is the first book-length exploration of the thoughts and experiences expressed by dementia patients in published narratives over the last thirty years. It contrasts third-person caregiver and first-person patient accounts from different languages and a range of media, focusing on the poetical and political questions these narratives raise: what images do narrators appropriate; what narrative plot do they adapt; and how do they draw on established strategies of life-writing. It also analyses how these accounts engage with the culturally dominant Alzheimer’s narrative that centres on dependence and vulnerability, and addresses how they relate to discourses of gender and aging. Linking literary scholarship to the medico-scientific und...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Disorders & Diseases, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 167 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

To the Lighthouse (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Contemporary Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Women's Fiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Classics, Women's
Size: 559 kb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Wild Thoughts Non-Fiction: Book Reviews

by C. A. Broadribb

An anthology of book reviews:Review of Born to Run by John M GreenReview of Twenty Forty-Eight by Richard LawrenceReview of Turquoise: A Love Story by Ayshe Talay-OnganReview of The Man Who Understood Cats by Michael Allen DymmochReview of The Dark Part of Me by Belinda BurnsReview of Intertwined Lives by Marilyn Holly and Donald BroadribbReview of Demichat and the Kent Street Mystery by Tony BrislandReview of Fetish by Tara MossReview of Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing by Gabrielle LordReview of Blotch by Monica LizamaReview of Better Than This by Stuart HarrisonReview of Blue Smoke by Nora RobertsReview of Dirty Weekend by Gabrielle LordReview of First Fruits by Penelope EvansReview of Lethal Factor by Gabrielle LordReview of Origin in Death by Nora Roberts/JD RobbReview of Shattered by Gabriel...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 73 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Alien Mutant Brain Garden: Essays and Musings

by Daniel Gower

From the fertile mind of this author of fantastic fiction comes these sixteen nonfiction pieces, offering a distinctive perspective on such varied subjects as the movie "Alien," what makes a fictional character interesting, what "Moby Dick" has to say about America, a look at humor and horror, reflections on and an evaluation of "Star Trek," facts that science fiction writers should know, the present state of science fiction, a history of human thought, some tentative conclusions about existence, what philosophy is good for (hint: nothing), some suggestions about how science fiction should be written, some observations on humanity, and some bits about whales, words, and rebels. Be assured that these aren't dry and stuffy essays. They are fun and at times funny, a kaleidoscopic phantasmagor...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 121 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
42 reviews

Sight of Love (A Rizer Pack Shifter Series Book 2)

by Amelia Wilson

What price is too high, if it means having visions of the future?This is a standalone of about 180 pages with a Happily Ever After ending and No cliffhanger. This book also contains several additional bonus stories to enjoy!Angeline Synet and her family have just moved to Freebasin, a town that has formed an alliance with the shifters from the Rizer wolf pack. Angeline has a gift, the gift of sight. She has visions that give her glimpses into the future. Her visions have cost her family trouble in the past and they don’t want her to use her gift.When a kidnapping, and string of murders is uncovered, Angeline can’t ignore her visions any longer. She’s taking risks, doing everything she can to save the people in her visions, even if it means breaking rules, and trespassing onto the Riz...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Horror, Dark Fantasy, Westerns, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal, Movements & Periods, Action & Adventure
Size: 950 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Henry VIII (Prometheus Classics)

by William Shakespeare and Prometheus Classics

This Work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth is a history play by William Shakespeare, based on the life of Henry VIII of England. An alternative title, All is True, is recorded in contemporary documents, the title Henry VIII not appearing until the play's publication in the First Folio of 1623. Stylistic evidence indicates that the play was written by Shakespeare in collaboration with, or revised by, his successor, John Fletcher. It is also somewhat characteristic of the late romances in its structure....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
46 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, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 27 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
10 reviews

Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction

by Bridget McGovern and Chris Lough

A collection of some of the best feature articles from Tor.com’s 10 year history as an online sci-fi/fantasy literature magazine. Read:- An intimate moment under the covers that bloomed into a lifetime lived through sci-fi/fantasy.- A fierce defense of fan fiction.- The history of Wheel of Time author Robert Jordan, and the story of the reader who had her future rewritten in turn.- A deeply unwise thought experiment that explains how centaurs eat.- The story of one writer’s amazing day, starting out on her last dime and ending with her somehow hugging her idol, Terry Pratchett.- And much more!Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction features essays from Seanan McGuire, Ursula Vernon, Jo Walton, Nisi Shawl, Kate Elliott, Becky Chambers, Kai Ashante Wilson, Sarah Gailey, Gr...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 January 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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