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Smart Pop Preview 2015: Standalone Pieces on Zombies, Gilmore Girls, The Hunger Games, Mad Men, Star Wars, Munchkin...

by George Beahm

Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop's upcoming 2015 titles, as well as some of our favorite backlist titles, with this preview volume of standalone essays, excerpts, and recipes! Volume Includes: “I Remember Star Trek”—D.C. FontanaFrom Boarding the Enterprise: Transporters, Tribbles, And the Vulcan Death Grip in Gene Rodenberry's Star Trek “Whimsy Goes with Everything”—Heather SwainFrom Coffee at Luke’s: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest “Men and Monsters”—Alyssa RosenbergFrom Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, From A Game of Thrones to A Dance with Dragons “From Factions to Fire Signs”—Rosemary Clement-MooreFrom Divergent Thinking: YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy “Team Katniss”—Jennifer Lynn BarnesFrom Gir...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 169 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

The Navigating the Shadow World Reader: A Companion to Navigating the Shadow World by Liv Spencer

by Liv Spencer

A curated selection of the poems, plays, and works of fiction that Cassandra Clare quotes from in the Shadowhunter Chronicles. Liv Spencer highlights the specific text used in each volume of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, with selections from Hamlet, A Tale of Two Cities, Tennyson, Dante, and many more!This is the free companion reader to Navigating the Shadow World: The Unofficial Guide to Cassandra Clares The Mortal Instruments by Liv Spencer.
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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 312 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.00 / 5
1 review

Ariel & Prospero: The Tempest's Estranged Couple (Literary Criticism)

by Justin Tate

ABOUT: In-depth literary analysis of Ariel and Prospero, characters from William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Works cited page included.AWARDS: Winner of the 2011 Catherine Gurley Adams Award GENRE: Literary CriticismTable of Contents:Note on the TextIntroductionSycorax & Hearsay Intermixing with TruthProspero & Ariel as UsersProspero & Ariel as LoversAriel's Gender & DressProspero & Ariel as AllegoryConclusion...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 26 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Subtext Anthology

by Natalie Charlseworth and Matthew Metcalf

Subtext Anthology is a collection of works including short fiction, poetry and essays about the process of writing, written by a new generation of writers. These works have been submitted to Subtext Magazine and have been compiled into this anthology....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Contemporary Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 114 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

One-Volume Libraries: Composite and Multiple-Text Manuscripts (Studies in Manuscript Cultures)

by Michael Friedrich and Cosima Schwarke

Composite and multiple-text manuscripts are traditionally studied for their individual texts, but recent trends in codicology have paved the way for a more comprehensive approach: Manuscripts are unique artefacts which reveal how they were produced and used as physical objects. This collective volume assembles contributions from nine different fields, thus allowing for cross-cultural comparison for the first time. ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 386 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
9 reviews

The Queen's Cipher

by David Taylor

‘The truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.’

Award-winning investigative reporter David Taylor blends fact and fiction, suspense and satire into a vividly imagined novel in which an Oxford don uncovers a conspiracy of silence over the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays. The ingenious codes and ciphers of a medieval German monk disappear after his death only for one of his number codes to surface in an Elizabethan spy’s eye-witness account of what the Virgin Queen was doing behind closed doors.

Centuries later, research fellow Freddie Brett deciphers this long-forgotten report in Lambeth Palace Library and finds himself following a trail that leads him to the very book that established the Stratford actor’s credentials ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 452 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

January 2017 Book Fun Magazine

by Book Fun Magazine

Book Fun Magazine January Issue Includes: Letter TO the EditorLetter From the Editor by Cheri SwalwellA Beautiful Collison of FaithbyDr. Victoria SarvadiCoffee Talk: Starting Off RandomlybyGregory HinesGod's Mercies After SuicidebyJean Ann WilliamsBook Fun Treats: The More of LessbyKelly KlepferMy Patchwork Childhood Homesteaders-R-UsbyWilliam E. CombsBeyond the Limits of Human InterestbyJohn EidsmoeI love the beach byCarolyn MillerGlory B!: It's Hope! byLilly MaytreeReviewers' ReviewsbyconnywithayWhy I Love My GPSbyDavid Biebel Change in FocusbyCheri SwalwellFalling ShortbyTorry Martin and Doug PetersonForge Your New Identity in Christ through Suffering and Trauma (Part 8)byFrank BarbehennConnie's CubbiesbyconnywithayForgive Them? Are You Crazy? byCarol GrahamPublic PrayingbyCecil Murphe...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
13 reviews

Atkins: Break Out From the Fat Prison For Good (Atkins Diet, Intermittent Fasting, Ketosis, Ketosis Diet, Ketogenic...

by Steve Blum

Are You SICK of Bullshit Diets?The book "Atkins: Break Out From the Fat Prison" mentions complete details of the Atkins diet which is a great advantage for those people who want to reduce their weight while maintaining good health. While most diets consist of only the raw and tasteless ingredients like raw vegetables, being on fruits and completely avoiding alcohol all day the Atkins diet focuses only on eating a low carb diet, which does include high proteins and a fiber diet. Moreover, the Atkins diet also allows you to drink alcohol after the prescribed two weeks are over that is the first stage of the Atkins diet.In this book you'll learn: EXACTLY what to eat every meal - no more guesses.How to activate essential hormones in the fat burning processWhy you feel hungry and how to cont...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

How did we get here, Africa?: Misappropriation of Faith

by Olugbemi Adekoya (OJ)

Is religion a weapon of manipulation in the hands of government and authority figures in Nigeria? Misappropriation of Faith is not in God’s name.In this compelling book, the author provides a clear narrative on the criss-cross of Faith, Culture and Tradition for Africans. There is a telling influence of religion on the mind-set and constitution of African society.If you want to understand why religion continues to hold much swagger in Africa, most particularly in Nigeria, then this book is a must read....

Genre: Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Criticism & Theory
Size: 74 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
8 reviews

Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone

by Nicole L Rivera

Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter by Nicole L. Rivera addresses each of the seven books of Harry’s story as guides to exploring life’s deepest truths. Discover wisdom about friendship, courage, loyalty, and love from the Boy-Who-Lived and his magical friends.
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Genre: Children's eBooks, Religions, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Children's Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Criticism & Theory
Size: 47 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
16 reviews

Book Reviews: How to get reviews quickly with the methods used by publishers and professional writers

by Alex Foster

Book Reviews teaches you how to get more reviews following proven methods used by publishers and successful independent authors. These methods are approved by Amazon (and other book vendors) and don't violate terms of service.

Learn to avoid methods that get your account banned, and how to get some types of negative reviews removed....

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 28 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Harmony of disenchantment

by Rosario Di Petta

The look of a disenchanted neapolitan violinist is the thread that connects the nodes of its existence. The magic of Budapest as a backdrop to the sinking of his illusions; yet it is precisely the ability to react to any defeat will make him a kind of skillful surfer, able to ride the waves most impressive. In this eternal resume lies, perhaps, the harmony that governs his life....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Performing Arts, Humor & Entertainment, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mental Health, Psychology & Counseling, History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Gardening & Horticulture, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel, Europe, Criticism & Theory
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Humanities World Report 2015

by P. Holm and A. Jarrick

This book is open access under a CC BY license.The first of its kind, this 'Report' gives an overview of the humanities worldwide. Published as an Open Access title and based on an extensive literature review and enlightening interviews conducted with 90 humanities scholars across 40 countries, the book offers a first step in attempting to assess the state of the humanities globally. Its topics include the nature and value of the humanities, the challenge of globalisation, the opportunities offered by the digital humanities, variations in funding patterns around the world, and the interaction between humanities and society. Despite the stereotypical view of humanists as scholars locked away in their ivory towers, the picture that emerges from this report is that they are deeply committed t...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, Criticism & Theory
Size: 228 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
913 reviews

Thicker than Blood (Thicker than Blood series Book 1)

by C. J. Darlington

Two estranged sisters, one a rare book dealer, the other a cattle rancher, meet again after fifteen years.
Christy Williams finally has her life on track. She’s putting her past behind her and working hard to build a career as an antiquarian book buyer. She could never imagine that a stolen first edition of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" would lead her back to the sister she abandoned fifteen years ago. With her life in danger, can May’s Triple Cross Ranch be the safe haven Christy’s searching for? Will the sisters realize before it’s too late that each possesses what the other desperately needs?
Thicker than Blood is Book #1 in the Thicker than Blood series.
All books stand alone entirely and can be read independently of each other, but for the best reading experienc...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Contemporary Fiction, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Christian, Women's Fiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Size: 402 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
53 reviews

Confessions of a Wedding Planner (Bliss Series Book 1)

by Michelle Jo Quinn

He may be the best man, but he’s the worst man for her…

Wedding planner, Veronica Soto-Stewart believes everyone deserves a fairy tale–even her ex-boyfriend. Unable to refuse his request, and with the help of Bliss Events motley crew, she finds herself creating the most magical event for the perfect couple.

But nothing is ever perfect…

And not all happy ever afters can be planned…

Levi Laurent can’t believe his luck. Thanks to his best friend’s wedding, he finally has a shot at the woman he’s always wanted–Veronica. From San Francisco to Paris, and back, he pulls out all the stops, so she knows where she really belongs–with him. But Veronica wants nothing to do with the rich, sexy, irresistible playboy.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Contemporary Fiction, United States, Asian American, Nonfiction, Romance, Women's Fiction, Inspirational, Multicultural & Interracial, Romantic Comedy, Humor
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
710 reviews

Oakshot Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Illustrated, Inline Footnotes) (Classics Book 4)

by William Shakespeare and Oakshot Press

Ebook specifically formatted for kindle devices and tested with all Kindle 5 way navigation functions and Kindle table of contents button. Ebook comes with main table of contents and interlinked sub table of contents. •Each play Illustrated with Illustrations unique to this release, over 350 Illustrations in total. •Biography and literary critique includes annotated inline footnotes.The Plays.The Comedies of William Shakespeare.•All's Well That Ends Well. (Illustrated)•As You Like It. (Illustrated)•Comedy of Errors. (Illustrated)•Cymbeline. (Illustrated)•Love's Labour's Lost. (Illustrated)•Measure for Measure. (Illustrated)•Merchant of Venice. (Illustrated)•Merry Wives of Windsor. (Illustrated)•Midsummer Night's Dream. (Illustrated)•Much Ado about Nothing. (Illustra...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, British, World Literature, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
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Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
29 reviews

FLATLAND - A Romance of Many Dimensions (The Distinguished Chiron Edition)

by Edwin Abbott

This special edition is a distinguished vintage reproduction, of the 1884 satirical novella Flatland, by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott. Meticulously elaborated by the editorial team of Chiron Academic Press in collaboration with the renowned literature publisher Edition l'Aleph (www.l-aleph.com), this special edition, pays particular attention to the very authentic details of the editorial of text and images, fine type setting, mise-en-page, production, and print. The result is a revival of the vintage for the 21st century's reader. Thus a unique reading experience for the book lovers and collectors of this genre. A recommended edition to libraries.Writing pseudonymously as "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Vict...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Romance, Science & Math, Mathematics, Physics, Science Fiction, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 138 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Surprise! Surprise!

by Emily James

Jane's friend invited her to meet at a coffee shop to celebrate Jane's graduation. The friend had a very unique way of celebrating, however. And later, even the friend became surprised....

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Relationships, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 61 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

The Works of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim (Women in Print)

by Hrotsvitha and David H. Price

Historical assessments of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim are liberally adorned with the word "first." After all, she was the first major medieval woman author, the first German woman writer in print, the first post-classical playwright, as well as the first German to write a literary work on the Faust-theme, and she is sometimes said to have been the first woman historian.These are landmarks to be sure. Yet Hrotsvit's place in cultural history is even more significant than such an impressive number of firsts might indicate, for she has reemerged to become a living part of European literature, a singular phenomenon for a tenth-century author. She is not only the earliest writer, of either gender, to have a secure place in the German literary canon, but also the only author from her period whose li...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Criticism & Theory
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Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Some Reflections Upon Marriage (Women in Print)

by Mary Astell and John A. Dussinger

"If all Men are born Free, how is it that all Women are born Slaves?" For many parts of the world such a bold protest resonates as tellingly today as it did three hundred years ago in England when Mary Astell (1666-1731) confronted the appalling moral and legal subordination of women, rich and poor alike, who entered into matrimony with the cards stacked heavily in the husband's favor. It is Astell's unstinting recognition of the arbitrary restraints imposed on women and her vigorous writing on their behalf that make her one of the earliest English feminists in history. Although prominent in her lifetime as the author of a number of treatises on women's education as well as on theological, philosophical, and political subjects, Astell was nearly forgotten by the nineteenth century. Howeve...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The First Class: Transits of Brazilian Literature Abroad

by Pedro Meira Monteiro and Carola Saavedra

What does a professor – Brazilian or otherwise – think and do on the first day of class, standing before a group of “foreign” students to talk about Brazilian literature? This apparently simple question that gave rise to the essays gathered in this book opens a series of other questions: Who is this professor? How did he or she go about planning that first class? What challenges do professors face when teaching the literature of a country different from that of their students, and in a language which is, in most cases, likewise unfamiliar to them? The result is not just an excellent sampling of experiences and reflections – it is also an homage, an elegy to those who have transformed Brazilian literature itself into a globetrotting, thought-provoking literary character.que trata ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Criticism & Theory
Size: 132 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Getting Past Coetzee

by Hedley Twidle

Ten years ago, I was commissioned by a famous poet-editor to write a profile of Coetzee for a London review. At the time, the offer was a big break, and could have led to great things. I was fresh out of university and the editor was high-up at Faber and Faber, a talent scout for The New Yorker. But it never got written.Instead of providing a controlled and judicious survey of the oeuvre, I found myself obsessed by minor details on the outskirts of his work. The grim memoir Youth (2002) had just appeared and I wrote at length about the stockings full of clotting cheese that young "John" hangs up in his kitchen - proof of his extreme thriftiness, in life as in prose. The fish fingers that he fries in olive oil in a London garret, trying to emulate the Mediterranean diet of Ford Madox Ford: ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Smart Pop Preview 2013: Standalone Essays and Exclusive Extras on the Hunger Games, Ender's Game, Percy Jackson...

by David Brin and David Brin

Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop's 2013 titles with this preview volume of standalone essays and exclusive book extras!Volume includes:“Anne McCaffrey, Believer in Us” – David BrinFrom Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern, edited by Todd McCaffreyExclusive Extra: "Painting the Dragonwriter Cover" - Michael WhelanExcerpts from “Munchkin: Hollywood” – Liam McIntyreFrom The Munchkin Book: The Official Companion, edited by James Lowder“Percy Jackson and the Gods of Death” – J&P VoelkelFrom Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians, edited by Rick Riordan"Why the Best Friend Never Gets the Girl" - Kami GarciaFrom Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader, edited by C...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 143 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Shylock on Trial: The Appellate Briefs (Chicago Shorts)

by Richard A. Posner and Charles Fried

William Shakespeare is inextricably linked with the law, his plays rich in its terms, settings, and thought processes. In Shylock on Trial: The Appellate Briefs, the Hon. Richard A. Posner and Charles Fried rule on Shakespeare’s classic drama The Merchant of Venice. Framed as a decision argued by two appellate judges of the period in a trial following Shylock’s sentencing by the Duke of Venice, these essays playfully walk the line between law and culture, dissecting the alleged legal inconsistencies of Shylock’s trial while engaging in an artful reading of the play itself. The resultant opinions shed fresh light on the relationship between literary and legal scholarship, demonstrating how Shakespeare’s thinking about legal concepts and legal practice points to a deep and sometimes ...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Law, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance

by Lawrence Buell

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 336 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures

by Leona Toker

Vladimir Nabokov described the literature course he taught at Cornell as "a kind of detective investigation of the mystery of literary structures." Leona Toker here pursues a similar investigation of the enigmatic structures of Nabokov's own fiction. According to Toker, most previous critics stressed either Nabokov’s concern with form or the humanistic side of his works, but rarely if ever the two together. In sensitive and revealing readings of ten novels, Toker demonstrates that the need to reconcile the human element with aesthetic or metaphysical pursuits is a constant theme of Nabokov’s and that the tension between technique and content is itself a key to his fiction. Written with verve and precision, Toker’s book begins with Pnin and follows the circular pattern that is one of ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 283 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Bread and Circuses: Theories of Mass Culture as Social Decay

by Patrick Brantlinger

Lively and well written, Bread and Circuses analyzes theories that have treated mass culture as either a symptom or a cause of social decadence. Discussing many of the most influential and representative theories of mass culture, it ranges widely from Greek and Roman origins, through Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Ortega y Gasset, T. S. Eliot, and the theorists of the Frankfurt Institute, down to Marshall McLuhan and Daniel Bell. Brantlinger considers the many versions of negative classicism and shows how the belief in the historical inevitability of social decay—a belief today perpetuated by the mass media themselves—has become the dominant view of mass culture in our time. While not defending mass culture in its present form, Brantlinger argues that the view of culture implicit in negative ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Criticism & Theory
Size: 312 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Chaucer and the Poets: An Essay on Troilus and Criseyde

by Winthrop Weatherbee

In this sensitive reading of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde, Winthrop Wetherbee redefines the nature of Chaucer’s poetic vision. Using as a starting point Chaucer’s profound admiration for the achievement of Dante and the classical poets, Wetherbee sees the Troilus as much more than a courtly treatment of an event in ancient history—it is, he asserts, a major statement about the poetic tradition from which it emerges. Wetherbee demonstrates the evolution of the poet-narrator of the Troilus, who begins as a poet of romance, bound by the characters’ limited worldview, but who in the end becomes a poet capable of realizing the tragic and ultimately the spiritual implications of his story....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, Greek & Roman, Nonfiction, Classical & Early, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Transfigured World: Walter Pater's Aesthetic Historicism

by Carolyn Williams

Exploring the intricacy and complexity of Walter Pater’s prose, Transfigured World challenges traditional approaches to Pater and shows precise ways in which the form of his prose expresses its content. Carolyn Williams asserts that Pater’s aestheticism and his historicism should be understood as dialectically interrelated critical strategies, inextricable from each other in practice. Williams discusses the explicit and embedded narratives that play a crucial role in Pater’s aesthetic criticism and examines the figures that compose these narratives, including rhetorical tropes, structures of argument such as genealogy, and historical or fictional personae....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 356 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Clarissa's Ciphers: Meaning and Disruption in Richardson's Clarissa

by Terry Castle

As Samuel Richardson's 'exemplar to her sex,’ Clarissa in the eponymous novel published in 1748 is the paradigmatic female victim. In Clarissa’s Ciphers, Terry Castle delineates the ways in which, in a world where only voice carries authority, Clarissa is repeatedly silenced, both metaphorically and literally. A victim of rape, she is first a victim of hermeneutic abuse. Drawing on feminist criticism and hermeneutic theory, Castle examines the question of authority in the novel. By tracing the patterns of abuse and exploitation that occur when meanings are arbitrarily and violently imposed, she explores the sexual politics of reading....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 208 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 January 2017 onward PDT/PST 

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