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Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India (Myth and Poetics) by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 424 pages / Free from 26 May 2020 PDT/PST 

The Dark Side of the Press: The Anatomy of a Traditional Book Deal by Richard Mallery

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Genre: Self-Help, Creativity, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 4.09 mb / Free from 25 May 2020 PDT/PST 

The Literariness of Media Art by Claudia Benthien

The beginning of the 20th century saw literary scholars from Russia positing a new definition for the nature of literature. Within the framework of Russian Formalism, the term ‘literariness’ was coined. The driving force behind this theoretical inquiry was the desire to identify litera...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods / Size: 332 pages / Free from 25 May 2020 PDT/PST 

The Complete Novels of Victor Hugo by Victor Hugo

This book contains the complete novels of Victor Hugo in the chronological order of their original publication.- Hans of Iceland- Bug-Jargal- The Last Day of a Condemned Man- The Hunchback of Notre-Dame- Claude Gueux- Les Misérables- Toilers of the Sea- The Man Who Laughs- Ninety-Three...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, French, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference, Criticism & Theory / Size: 2671 pages / Free from 25 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.20 / 5 4 reviews

Language between God and the Poets: Ma‘na in the Eleventh Century (Berkeley Series in Postclassical Islamic Scholarship Book 2) by Alexander Key

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. In the Arabic eleventh-century, scholars were intensely preoccupied with the way that language generated truth and b...

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Religion & Spirituality, Islam, Other Eastern Religions, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 322 pages / Free from 24 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

The Renaissance Reader by Kenneth Atchity

As the transition period between the Middle Age and modern times, the Renaissance is perhaps the most distinguished age since that of Classical Greece. Moreover, the consciousness of our time was largely formed by those who were given the freedom to express themselves by the rebirth of the...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods / Size: 400 pages / Free from 24 May 2020 PDT/PST 

In Search Of Lost Time (All 7 Volumes) by Marcel Proust

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, Criticism & Theory / Size: 1605 pages / Free from 23 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.00 / 5 4 reviews

The Complete Novels and Stories of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling

Here you will find the complete novels and stories of Rudyard Kipling in the chronological order of their original publication.- Plain Tales from the Hills (a collection of 40 short stories)- Soldiers Three (a collection of 9 short stories)- The Story of the Gadsbys (a collection of 8 shor...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, Criticism & Theory / Size: 2254 pages / Free from 22 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.40 / 5 4 reviews

Sword of Peace: A Journey From Fear to Faith (Sword of Münster Series Book 1) by Louisa M Bauman

What is the secret of the hidden meetings, which are held in the woods at night? Anna had hoped to escape the violence of the Reformation when she moved to Amsterdam. But now, in November 1531, Charles V has sent his Spanish officials to this ‘nest of heretics’ in the Netherlands, det...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Religious, Religious Studies, Travel, Christian, Movements & Periods / Size: 369 pages / Free from 21 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.60 / 5 5 reviews

Building a National Literature: The Case of Germany, 1830–1870 by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Building a National Literature boldly takes issue with traditional literary criticism for its failure to explain how literature as a body is created and shaped by institutional forces. Peter Uwe Hohendahl approaches literary history by focusing on the material and ideological structures th...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods / Size: 373 pages / Free from 21 May 2020 PDT/PST 

Leo Tolstoy: The Complete Novels and Novellas by Leo Tolstoy

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, World Literature, Eastern European, Russian, Criticism & Theory / Size: 2566 pages / Free from 21 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.30 / 5 4 reviews

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 un...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 356 pages / Free from 21 May 2020 PDT/PST 

Henry James: The Complete Collection by Henry James

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, British, Drama & Plays, World Literature, Travel, Europe, United States, Essays & Correspondence, Letters & Correspondence, Criticism & Theory / Size: 13583 pages / Free from 19 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.50 / 5 5 reviews

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,...

Genre: History, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 312 pages / Free from 19 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.40 / 5 4 reviews

Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance by Lawrence Buell

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods / Size: 336 pages / Free from 19 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.30 / 5 4 reviews

Postcolonialism Cross-Examined: Multidirectional Perspectives on Imperial and Colonial Pasts and the Neocolonial Present (Routledge Philosophers in Focus Series) by Monika Albrecht

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Criticism & Theory / Size: 308 pages / Free from 19 May 2020 PDT/PST 

Still Waters (Sandhamn Murders Book 1) by Viveca Sten

On a hot July morning on Sweden’s idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.Police detective Thomas Andreasson is the first to arrive on the scene. Before long, he has identified t...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Ethnic & National, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Regional U.S., Specific Groups, Travel, Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, Holidays & Celebrations, Computers & Technology, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Canning & Preserving, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Gastronomy, Meals, Natural Foods, Outdoor Cooking, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Reference, Regional & International, Sp / Size: 387 pages / Free from 17 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.10 / 5 4 reviews

William Shakespeare: The Complete Works (Illustrated) by William Shakespeare

This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!The ComediesA Midsummer Night's DreamAll's Well That Ends WellAs You Like ItLove’s Labour ’s LostMeasure for MeasureMuch Ado About NothingThe ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, British, Shakespeare, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Criticism & Theory, Poetry / Size: 5185 pages / Free from 17 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 3.90 / 5 4 reviews

Not You It's Me (A Boston Love Story Book 1) by Julie Johnson

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Gemma Summers is unlucky in love.
She’s known it since third grade, when her first crush blew a spitball into her hair, and a decade-long string of bad dates, boring sex, and abysmal morning-afters has done nothing to improve her p...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick / Size: 389 pages / Free from 16 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.40 / 5 4 reviews

Borderwork: Feminist Engagements with Comparative Literature (Reading Women Writing) by Margaret R. Higonnet

The first book to assess the impact of feminist criticism on comparative literature, Borderwork recharts the intellectual and institutional boundaries on that discipline. The seventeen essays collected here, most published for the first time, together call for the contextualization of the ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 352 pages / Free from 16 May 2020 PDT/PST 

Interpreting Greek Tragedy: Myth, Poetry, Text by Charles Segal

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory / Size: 384 pages / Free from 14 May 2020 PDT/PST 

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

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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 from 14 May 2020 PDT/PST 

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, o...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 394 pages / Free from 12 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Works (A to Z Classics) by Oscar Wilde

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, British, Religious & Liturgical, Poetry, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory / Size: 7.13 mb / Free from 09 May 2020 PDT/PST 

The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages by Penelope Reed Doob

Ancient and medieval labyrinths embody paradox, according to Penelope Reed Doob. Their structure allows a double perspective—the baffling, fragmented prospect confronting the maze-treader within, and the comprehensive vision available to those without. Mazes simultaneously assert order a...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods / Size: 376 pages / Free from 09 May 2020 PDT/PST 

One-Volume Libraries: Composite and Multiple-Text Manuscripts (Studies in Manuscript Cultures Book 9) by Michael Friedrich

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 collec...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 386 pages / Free from 09 May 2020 PDT/PST 

The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (The Authoritative Edition - Wisehouse Classics) by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Poetry, United States, Nonfiction, American, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 801 kb / Free from 04 May 2020 PDT/PST 

Sons of the Gods, Children of Earth: Ideology and Literary Form in Ancient Greece by Peter W. Rose

In this ambitious and venturesome book, Peter W. Rose applies the insights of Marxist theory to a number of central Greek literary and philosophical texts. He explores major points in the trajectory from Homer to Plato where the ideology of inherited excellence—beliefs about descent from...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods / Size: 522 pages / Free from 04 May 2020 PDT/PST 

Gilbert: The Man Who was G. K. Chesterton by Michael Coren

“Of all the studies of G.K. I have read, this is the best, deepest and most nearly complete.” Bernard Levin, The Sunday TimesGilbert Keith Chesterton, known as G.K.Chesterton was born on the 29th of May, 1874 on a quiet street between Holland Park and Kensington, a place he came to lov...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory / Size: 304 pages / Free from 02 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.30 / 5 4 reviews

The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Michael Coren

‘Here is Conan Doyle the doctor, Conan Doyle the adventurer, Conan Doyle the journalist and, above all, Conan Doyle the spiritualist. The intention of the present book is to describe Conan Doyle the man, the composite of all of these aspects and of many more.’Michael Coren presents his...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory / Size: 400 pages / Free from 02 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.00 / 5 4 reviews

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