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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 May 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 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

The Cosmic Web: Scientific Field Models and Literary Strategies in the Twentieth Century by N. Katherine Hayles

From the central concept of the field—which depicts the world as a mutually interactive whole, with each part connected to every other part by an underlying field— have come models as diverse as quantum mathematics and Saussure’s theory of language. In The Cosmic Web, N. Katherine Ha...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Physics, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods / Size: 232 pages / Free from 28 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

The Golden Bracelet: The mysterious death of the fortune teller by Alia Beydoun

*The Golden Bracelet Translated English Version.The novel revolves around the murder of a fortuneteller called Nareemar. The story contains fascinating details about the techniques used by charlatans and psychics. It also includes the religious, humanitarian, and legal ideologies of this t...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Mysteries & Thrillers, Criticism & Theory / Size: 109 pages / Free from 26 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 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

Culture and Cognition: The Boundaries of Literary and Scientific Inquiry by Ronald Schleifer

This groundbreaking book challenges the disciplinary boundaries that have traditionally separated scientific inquiry from literary inquiry. It explores scientific knowledge in three subject areas—the natural history of aging, literary narrative, and psychoanalysis. In the authors' view, ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Science & Math, Behavioral Sciences, Criticism & Theory / Size: 294 pages / Free from 23 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

Poetics as a Theory of Everything by Ira Livingston

Drawing on poetics and visual art as well as philosophy and the science of complex systems, Ira Livingston's Poetics as a Theory of Everything explores what our seemingly most artificial conceptual constructs (such as poems and metaphors) and even the most illegitimate offspring of the hum...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Mathematics, Physics, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 284 pages / Free from 21 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

The Young Philosophers: On Media by Antheya

The young need to know. They are ever more curious about the world, yet the questions of profound significance to human nature and condition are rarely discussed in a manner they would understand and materialize in daily life through thinking and practical action. And that is exactly what ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Criticism & Theory / Size: Unknown / Free from 19 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

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 17 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

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 16 May 2020 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 16 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

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 14 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

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...

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 from 14 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

The Academic Book of the Future by Rebecca E. Lyons

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, universi...

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 from 14 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

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

Why Kafka Is Not Kafkaesque by Paul Johnston

Kafka's stories are famous for their mysterious, somewhat sinister character, but what do they really mean? This short, readable book gives you a chance to explore four of Kafka's best known works and understand better what his writing is all about. Whether you have never read Kafka or rea...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 41 pages / Free from 11 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson (American Philosophy Book 16) by Naoko Saito

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Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 228 pages / Free from 08 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

Literature as Recreation in the Later Middle Ages by Glending Olson

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods / Size: 246 pages / Free from 08 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

Job, Boethius, and Epic Truth by Ann W. Astell

Calling into question the common assumption that the Middle Ages produced no secondary epics, Ann W. Astell here revises a key chapter in literary history. She examines the connections between the Book of Job and Boethius' s Consolation of Philosophy—texts closely associated with each ot...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Judaism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods / Size: Unknown / Free from 08 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

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 04 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

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 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 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 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

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 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 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 30 April 2020 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 16 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.80 / 5 5 reviews

All you need to know about Keto: Plus 20 KETO friendly recipes (Keto diet Book 1) by Jorian Kuiper

This book explains what is a keto diet and its connection to autophagy, how keto diet influence on our body, and lots more! This beautiful book is also packed with 20 healthy KETO recipes that can help improve your health in your day-to-day life. It is a great present for your friends, fa...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods / Size: 76 pages / Free from 09 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.80 / 5 5 reviews

Armed Professions: A Writer's Guide by Clayton J. Callahan

A must have resource for writers who have a great idea for a tale of soldiers, spies or policemen, but have no experience as such. Written by a man who has spent his life wearing a uniform and carrying a gun in numerous capacities. This book gives you a clear understanding of what it's lik...

Genre: History, Military, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 158 pages / Free from 08 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.80 / 5 5 reviews

Saving Cinderella: What Feminists Get Wrong About Disney Princesses And How To Set It Right by Faith Moore

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory / Size: 198 pages / Free from 08 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.80 / 5 5 reviews

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 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.80 / 5 5 reviews

Write Your Great Novel Course by David Xavier

*Free techniques you can use in your fiction today. Get it at www.FictionCraft.weebly.com *Fiction Essentials for Powerful WritingEssential elements for writing great fiction used by the greatest authors who ever lived. Want to write a novel that people will remember for a long time? Inc...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books / Size: 40 pages / Free from 22 May 2020 PDT/PST  Rating: 4.70 / 5 5 reviews

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