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Burn: Emotion on Fire by Lia Lux

Emotion is one of the strongest urges, it can make you fall or motivate you to excel. In my case, it has sent me into overdrive. Thinking a thousand factors all at once, becoming engulfed in my feelings of rage, confusion, self-love, and even extreme sadness. My life has been quite the rol...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory / Size: 46 pages / Free from 03 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

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 03 April 2020 PDT/PST 

The Forms of Historical Fiction: Sir Walter Scott and His Successors by Harry E. Shaw

Harry Shaw’s aim is to promote a fuller understanding of nineteenth-century historical fiction by revealing its formal possibilities and limitations. His wide-ranging book establishes a typology of the ways in which history was used in prose fiction during the nineteenth century, examini...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 256 pages / Free from 03 April 2020 PDT/PST 

Untangling the Knot: An Analysis of Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark by Sandra Mann

A reasoned explanation of the obscure meaning underlying Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark: the ways in which men's divisive "fictions" and inability to properly reason has interfered with a fuller understanding of God's love and compassion. 28 pages....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 28 pages / Free from 03 April 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 03 April 2020 PDT/PST 

Middlemarch for Book Clubs: Ideas for Reading and Discussion by Rohan Maitzen

Everything you need for your book club to have a lively and well-informed discussion of George Eliot's beloved masterpiece! Includes biographical, historical, and literary contexts, discussion questions, and recommendations for further reading....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Classics, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods, Literary / Size: 55 pages / Free from 03 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.80 / 5 5 reviews

The Institution of Criticism by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

German radicals of the 1960s announced the death of literature. For them, literature both past and present, as well as conventional discussions of literary issues, had lost its meaning. In The Institution of Criticism, Peter Uwe Hohendahl explores the implications of this crisis from a Mar...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 287 pages / Free from 03 April 2020 PDT/PST 

Star Trek: The Original Voyages: A Book of Revelations by Steffy Sota

I am a ghost writer.I died in Santa Monica, California on October 24, 1991.Following a stroke at a family reunion in Tallahassee, Florida in September 1989, my health declined requiring me to use a wheelchair. Following another stroke in early October 1991, my right arm was paralyzed causi...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Humor, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 56 pages / Free from 03 April 2020 PDT/PST 

Life In Japan: Understanding the Culture and The Breathtaking Lifestyle of Being Japanese by Tom Stewart

Life In Japan
This is a Book For anyone interested in the Fascinating Culture of Japan The Small Country which makes huge contributions to the world from the astounding technology to the unique Japanese food. This is for anyone interested in moving to Japan for Studies or someone wis...

Genre: History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 34 pages / Free from 03 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 2.60 / 5 3 reviews

Smart Pop Preview 2015: Standalone Pieces on Zombies, Gilmore Girls, The Hunger Games, Mad Men, Star Wars, Munchkin, Game of Thrones, Reacher, and More 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 t...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 169 pages / Free from 03 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 2.00 / 5 2 reviews

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 April 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 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.00 / 5 4 reviews

C. S. Lewis: The Man Who Created Narnia by Michael Coren

The Chronicles of Narnia are some of the best-known and well-loved classic children’s books in the English language, and C. S. Lewis, their creator, was a truly remarkable man. Clive Staples Lewis liked to be known simply as Jack. Plain Jack Lewis, his friends called him, those men who a...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory / Size: 140 pages / Free from 02 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.00 / 5 4 reviews

Mark Dawson Books in Order: John Milton series, John Milton short stories, Isabella Rose series, Beatrix Rose series, Soho Noir, Group Fifteen Files, all ... and nonfiction. (Series Order Book 70) by Book List Guru

Mark Dawson Books in OrderHow to Make Great Thrillers Even Better!2019 Edition: This is the most comprehensive Mark Dawson book order and checklist available. It's a complete bibliography and biography, which includes:John Milton books in orderJohn Milton short stories in orderIsabella Ros...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Criticism & Theory / Size: 50 pages / Free from 02 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.00 / 5 4 reviews

Ernest Hemingway: The Biography by University Press

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory / Size: 66 pages / Free from 02 April 2020 PDT/PST 

Poeticolors: Kaleidoscope by Dwayne Gray

A book of carefully woven words inspired by most of our human emotions and some of the most common experiences that aims directly at relating to the many emotions we experience daily. In this Callaloo/ mixture of poems you are bound to find yourself. Find yourself, your surfaced emotions i...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Poetry, Criticism & Theory / Size: 108 pages / Free from 02 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

Off the Road and Over the Cuckoo's Nest: A Literary History of the Counterculture by Mickey Harper

In the years following World War II, the Beat Generation began a literary revolution that changed American culture profoundly. Literature, music, fashion, art... none of it would ever be the same again. The fifties and sixties were a vibrant time of social upheaval, when art flourished aga...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory / Size: 146 pages / Free from 02 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 2.50 / 5 3 reviews

Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form by Stanley Corngold

In Stanley Corngold’s view, the themes and strategies of Kafka’s fiction are generated by a tension between his concern for writing and his growing sense of its arbitrary character. Analyzing Kafka’s work in light of "the necessity of form," which is also a merely formal necessity, C...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 334 pages / Free from 01 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

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

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 fo...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 97 pages / Free from 01 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.00 / 5 4 reviews

Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science by N. Katherine Hayles

N. Katherine Hayles here investigates parallels between contemporary literature and critical theory and the science of chaos. She finds in both scientific and literary discourse new interpretations of chaos, which is seen no longer as disorder but as a locus of maximum information and comp...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Mathematics, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 328 pages / Free from 01 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 3.30 / 5 3 reviews

Tales of Research Misconduct: A Lacanian Diagnostics of Integrity Challenges in Science Novels (Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy Book 36) by Hub Zwart

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Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods / Size: 263 pages / Free from 01 April 2020 PDT/PST 

Feminist Theory, Women's Writing (Reading Women Writing) by Laurie A. Finke

In this rewarding book, Laurie A. Finke challenges assumptions about gender, the self, and the text which underlie fundamental constructs of contemporary feminist theory. She maintains that some of the key concepts structuring feminist literary criticism need to be reexamined within both t...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: Unknown / Free from 01 April 2020 PDT/PST 

Madame Bovary on Trial by Dominick LaCapra

In 1857, following the publication of Madame Bovary, Flaubert was charged with having committed an "outrage to public morality and religion." Dominick LaCapra, an intellectual historian with wide-ranging literary interests, here examines this remarkable trial. LaCapra draws on material fro...

Genre: History, Europe, Professional & Technical, Law, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 224 pages / Free from 01 April 2020 PDT/PST 

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 criti...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods / Size: 283 pages / Free from 01 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe (The New Middle Ages) by Patricia Skinner

This book is open access under a CC-BY 4.0 license. This book examines social and medical responses to the disfigured face in early medieval Europe, arguing that the study of head and facial injuries can offer a new contribution to the history of early medieval medicine and culture, as we...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Philosophy, Science & Math, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods / Size: 383 pages / Free from 01 April 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 3.70 / 5 4 reviews

Feminist Literary Theory: An Introductory Handbook (Textual Matters Literary Theory 1) by Yonge Eglinton

Feminist Literary Theory: An Introductory Handbook is the first volume in the series Textual Matters. The book reviews the most important conversations in feminist literary criticism in an understandable language. It, also, presents feminist concepts with examples of well-known literary wo...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory / Size: 46 pages / Free from 31 March 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

"The Female American": Marginalized Identity Transcends Patriarchy by S.R. Stewart

The Female American: Marginalized Identity Transcends Patriarchy is an essay on the "The Female American". It covers gender roles, marginalization, and patriarchy....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Studying & Workbooks, Criticism & Theory / Size: 11 pages / Free from 30 March 2020 PDT/PST 

Fictions of Home: Narratives of Alienation and Belonging, 1850-2000 (Schweizer Anglistische Arbeiten (SAA) Book 143) by Martin Mühlheim

This study aims to counter right-wing discourses of belonging. It discusses key theoretical concepts for the study of home, focusing in particular on Marxist, feminist, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic contributions. The book also maintains that postmodern celebrations of nomadism and exil...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory / Size: 384 pages / Free from 30 March 2020 PDT/PST 

Tainted Souls and Painted Faces: The Rhetoric of Fallenness in Victorian Culture (Reading Women Writing) by Amanda Anderson

Prostitute, adulteress, unmarried woman who engages in sexual relations, victim of seduction—the Victorian "fallen woman" represents a complex array of stigmatized conditions. Amanda Anderson here reconsiders the familiar figure of the fallen woman within the context of mid-Victorian deb...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods / Size: 256 pages / Free from 29 March 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

BEHIND THESE CLOSED DOORS: An Account In Poetry by Someone You Thought You Knew Anniversary Edition (BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Book 1) by Michelle Carter-Douglass

This book is a collection of poetry by an abuse and domestic violence survivor. Let no person dictate your destination and purpose in life. All trials and tribulations that you and I endure, bring us closer to appreciating our fellow peers and every living thing. This is my first book of...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Family Relationships, Criticism & Theory / Size: 64 pages / Free from 29 March 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

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