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Painting Dragons: What Storytellers Need to Know About Writing Eunuch Villains by Tucker Lieberman

Monstrous: physically, mentally, morally. Castrated men are often portrayed this way in fiction. What’s the “evil eunuch” stereotype, and why do novelists reproduce it?In Painting Dragons: What Storytellers Need to Know About Writing Eunuch Villains, Tucker Lieberman explores the ste...

Genre: Gay & Lesbian, Literary Criticism, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 132 pages / Free from 22 July 2019 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.70 / 5 5 reviews

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 22 July 2019 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.10 / 5 4 reviews

Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America by Nina Baym

This book describes and characterizes responses of American readers to fiction in the generation before the Civil War. It is based on close examination of the reviews of all novels—both American and European—that appeared in major American periodicals during the years 1840–1860, a pe...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 288 pages / Free from 22 July 2019 PDT/PST 

Catawampus by Molly H. Whitney

Catawampus is a non-thematic poetry book comprised of various poems which are dark, funny and inspirational. Subjects in this book include relationships, pets, life changes and every day things. Many poetry books guide your mood as you read but Catawampus keeps you guessing. There's someth...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Poetry, Religious & Inspirational, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 32 pages / Free from 21 July 2019 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 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 21 July 2019 PDT/PST  Rating: 3.90 / 5 4 reviews

Astounding Sci-Fi Tales and Star Trek Tricorder Readings from the Original Series: A Book of Revelations by Lulu Galah

Astounding sci-fi tales and Star Trek tricorder readings (essays and commentary) from The Original SeriesSpace: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly ...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Humor, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 58 pages / Free from 21 July 2019 PDT/PST 

Nymphalis carmen: Nympholepsy in Nabokov’s Oeuvre by Mo Ibrahim

From MARY to LOLITA to THE ORIGINAL OF LAURA and more, this book mines Nabokov's oeuvre for example of nymphets, nympholepts, and nympholepsy....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 106 pages / Free from 21 July 2019 PDT/PST 

Book Pricing and Promotion: How to Market and Promote Your Kindle Book. A Self-Publisher’s Guide to Writing Books That Sell. (Write Free Book Series) by Alex Foster

Book Pricing and Promotion teaches you how to price your books for optimal results. You’ll see data from personal tests in different book categories showing you how to price your book to balance high volume sales, to maintain high page listings, as well as the best profits possible.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 25 pages / Free from 21 July 2019 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.30 / 5 4 reviews

RARE FLOWERS,: Flowers that are the rarest in the world. by Willow Rose

This is a book of the worlds rarest flowers, With descriptions and information....

Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Gardening & Horticulture, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Biological Sciences, Antiquarian & Rare Books / Size: Unknown / Free from 21 July 2019 PDT/PST 

The Shakespeare Quiz: 425 Questions with Answers, Commentary, and Essays by Lulu Galah

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Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Humor, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 148 pages / Free from 21 July 2019 PDT/PST 

Decadent Genealogies: The Rhetoric of Sickness from Baudelaire to D'Annunzio by Barbara Spackman

Barbara Spackman here examines the ways in which decadent writers adopted the language of physiological illness and alteration as a figure for psychic otherness. By means of an ideological and rhetorical analysis of scientific as well as literary texts, she shows how the rhetoric of sickne...

Genre: Gay & Lesbian, Literary Criticism, History, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 232 pages / Free from 21 July 2019 PDT/PST 

Poets, Patrons, and Printers: Crisis of Authority in Late Medieval France by Cynthia J. Brown

Cynthia J. Brown explains why the advent of print in the late medieval period brought about changes in relationships among poets, patrons, and printers which led to a new conception of authorship.Examining such paratextual elements of manuscripts as title pages, colophons, and illustration...

Genre: History, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods / Size: 292 pages / Free from 21 July 2019 PDT/PST 

my wonderful life: Childrens stories 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: Arts & Photography, Photography, 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, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: Unknown / Free from 21 July 2019 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

Poeticolors: Kaleidoscope by Dwayne Gray

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory / Size: Unknown / Free from 20 July 2019 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

Fashion Figures: How Missy the Mathlete Made the Cut by Melissa A. Borza

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Genre: Business & Investing, Business Life, Management & Leadership, Computers & Technology, Microsoft, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Parenting & Relationships, Literature Guides, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance, Professional Science, Science & Math, Education, Sexuality, Teen & Young Adult, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 109 pages / Free from 20 July 2019 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.80 / 5 5 reviews

Semiotics in Mathematics Education (ICME-13 Topical Surveys) by Norma Presmeg

This volume discusses semiotics in mathematics education as an activity with a formal sign system, in which each sign represents something else. Theories presented by Saussure, Peirce, Vygotsky and other writers on semiotics are summarized in their relevance to the teaching and learning of...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 40 pages / Free from 20 July 2019 PDT/PST 

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 20 July 2019 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.40 / 5 4 reviews

Philosophy in Don Quixote: Commentary on the Meditations of Ortega y Gasset by Oswald Sobrino

This small book is a commentary on the first published book of the Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset in which he draws philosophical insights from the classic novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616). José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955) was a Spanish philosopher who antic...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Teen & Young Adult, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods / Size: 39 pages / Free from 20 July 2019 PDT/PST  Rating: 3.00 / 5 3 reviews

Internet Kids - Road Trip by Alex Blake

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships, Literature Guides, Sexuality, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 26 pages / Free from 20 July 2019 PDT/PST 

Love Poetry (unspoken words Book 3) by Patricia Innes

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory / Size: 39 pages / Free from 20 July 2019 PDT/PST 

ESL Games for Kids: ESL Teaching Materials for Classroom and Small Groups That Make Learning English Easy and Fun - Dozens of Games for All Levels by Don Columbus

Step-by-step instructions for dozens of fun ESL games for kids to learn EnglishWhen kids are having fun playing games, learning English becomes effortless!Need a collection of fun ESL games to play at home or in the classroom?With this ESL games book, you will have a diverse collection of ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Foreign Language Study & Reference, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 61 pages / Free from 20 July 2019 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.70 / 5 5 reviews

Private Goes Public: Self-Narrativisation in Brian Friel's Plays (Schweizer Anglistische Arbeiten (SAA) Book 140) by Gaby Frey

In Brian Friel's writing, the distinction between public and private is closely linked to the concepts of home, family, identity and truth. This study examines the characters' excessive introspection and their deep-seated need to disclose their most intimate knowledge and private truths to...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 271 pages / Free from 20 July 2019 PDT/PST 

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 20 July 2019 PDT/PST 

Vertygo – The Suicide of Lukas by Marcus Deminco

NOTE OF CLARIFICATIONThe first publication of this book was considered to have an inductive content to suicidal practices. In order to follow legal guidelines, this English version had modified part of its original content in compliance to Article 122 of the Penal Code of Brazil. The autho...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary, Criticism & Theory / Size: 193 pages / Free from 20 July 2019 PDT/PST 

The Red and the Black by Stendhal

The Red and the Black is a historical psychological novel in two volumes by Stendhal, published in 1830. It chronicles the attempts of a provincial young man to rise socially beyond his modest upbringing through a combination of talent, hard work, deception, and hypocrisy. He ultimately al...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, Continental European, World Literature, French, Criticism & Theory / Size: Unknown / Free from 19 July 2019 PDT/PST  Rating: 3.70 / 5 4 reviews

Critical Terrains: French and British Orientalisms by Lisa Lowe

Examining and historicizing the concept of "otherness" in both literature and criticism, Lisa Lowe explores representations of non-European cultures in British and French writings from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. Lowe traces the intersections of culture, class, and sexual...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 240 pages / Free from 19 July 2019 PDT/PST 

Novel Study Reading Guide: for Girl Desecrated and Other Vampire Books (Impress Your Book Club 1) by Cheryl R Cowtan

Want to impress your book club, improve your writing, or get an A+ on that essay? Well, now you can with in-depth knowledge of themes, characters, settings, plot points and more book club and literary exploration into the Vampire, Gothic, Horror and Dark Fantasy genres! This is the novel s...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory / Size: 109 pages / Free from 19 July 2019 PDT/PST 

Famous Fake Books by John Blandly

Famous non-fiction fiction fraud scandals, books that have been merely "questioned," modern and ancient fictional apocrypha, Clifford Irving, Howard Hughes, a novel optioned by James Cameron, supposed fiction by a Harvard Sophomore, "A Million Little Pieces," plus much, much more, until y...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, True Accounts, Criticism & Theory / Size: 27 pages / Free from 19 July 2019 PDT/PST 

Exciting Hilarious Books by Michael Jones

I hope you like Part 2 of these chapters from 6 of my 12 books? A lot of people loved Part 1 so I decided to do another. Pick your favorites which are easy to purchase as paperback or e-books on my website link to Amazon. You can download them to any device. I assure you, you will enjoy th...

Genre: History, Africa, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, United States, African American, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference, Criticism & Theory / Size: 40 pages / Free from 19 July 2019 PDT/PST 

Picture-Book Professors: Academia and Children's Literature (Elements in Publishing and Book Culture) by Melissa Terras

How is academia portrayed in children's literature? This Element ambitiously surveys fictional professors in texts marketed towards children, who are overwhelmingly white and male, tending to be elderly scientists. Professors fall into three stereotypes: the vehicle to explain scientific f...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Teen & Young Adult, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 152 pages / Free from 18 July 2019 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

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