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16th Century Literature: The Merging of Science and Poetics

by Hurd Sr, Thomas

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 6 pages
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Ritual Irony: Poetry and Sacrifice in Euripides

by Helene P. Foley

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 288 pages
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Beats in a Heart

by jiya chahar

beats in a heart is a collection of poetry . About the experience of pain, past, love, wishes,dreams and emotions. The book is described into many poems and each poems serves a different purpose. Deals with a different feelings. Heals a different emotions. beats in a heart takes readers through a journey of the most bitter and soft moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 18 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

The Iliad & The Odyssey

by Homer

While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself. Homer's epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, laid the foundation upon which Ancient Greece developed not only its culture, but its societal values, religious beliefs, and practice of warfare as well.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, Greek & Roman, Poetry, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Ancient, Classical & Medieval, Epic, Classical & Early, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: Unknown
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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, family or yourself!

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 76 pages
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Oscar Wilde: The Complete Works (A to Z Classics)

by Oscar Wilde

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, British, Religious & Liturgical, Poetry, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 7.13 mb
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Shakespeare’s Oral Certification Examination Annotated: A Book of Revelations

by Steffy Sota

I am a ghost writer.I died July 25, 2015, in Hightstown, New Jersey. My scholarship is the bedrock for the serious study of British drama to 1770. Any graduate student or academic working on the plays or the theatrical culture of this period has to start with me. In addition to my comprehensive Tudor and Stuart Stage, I wrote a wide range of works on Shakespeare and other figures of the English Renaissance. My essay "Shakespeare's Celibate Stage," originally published in the inaugural issue of The New and Improved Shakespeare Survey With Textual Analysis, has been widely reprinted. I edited several works for modern editions, including Othello, Hamlet, All Fools, and The Alchemist.I raised a literary stir when I edited and wrote the preface to a hitherto unknown 1577 text called The Arte of Angling in which I noted several passages that reminded me of Isaac Walton's later The Compleat Angler. A British authority on fishing literature defended Walton, saying, "It seems to me unjust to accuse Izaak Walton of plagiarism because plagiarism did not exist in the 17th century. All authors of that and earlier ages read what they liked and used what they liked without acknowledgment. I immediately agreed!I wrote a wide range of essays on Shakespeare and other dramatists of the English Renaissance. My essay entitled "I Spit My Last Breath at Thee" was originally published in the third issue of The New and Improved Shakespeare Survey With Textual Analysis and has been widely reprinted, referenced, and pirated. I edited several introductory guides for modern readers including The Shakespeare Quiz, The Lover’s Tragedy, and The Luck of the Tristero. My work has been cited by scholars in 15 fields of endeavor over 1000 times. In 2010, ten of my students—Lord Burghley, Fulke Greville, Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, Andrew Marvell, John Donne, Emilia Lanyer, Thomas More, Ben Jonson, and Leonard Digges published a festschrift in my honor.Here in Heaven, I have completed my mastepiece of dramatic scholarship: Shakespeare’s Oral Certification Examination Annotated.I was a very intimidating professor—a curmudgeon. My students had to do all of the readings ahead of time, or else I bullied them the whole semester—particularly if I called on them; and they were unprepared. But I made sure that those who were wise enough to take my classes were prepared for scholarship and research in any field. Open Access PolicyYou are free to share, copy, or redistribute the materials in this text in any medium or format. You are free to adapt, reuse, modify, transform, or build upon the materials in this text for any purpose whatsoever.

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Humor, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 79 pages
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Poems Professing Love: We found it

by Lisa Dupree

This is a book of poetry that expresses the author's love of someone very special in his life, however the poetry within these pages are not so personal when you look at the fact that there are always those that can relate to love, and likewise will be able to relate to the verses of these poems. If not this book should at least accomplish giving one the idea of what feeling to expect when true love invades the heart.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
Size: 30 pages
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The Idea of the Book in the Middle Ages: Language Theory, Mythology, and Fiction

by Jesse Gellrich

This book assess the relationship of literature to various other cultural forms in the Middle Ages. Jesse M. Gellrich uses the insights of such thinkers as Levi-Strauss, Foucault, Barthes, and Derrida to explore the continuity of medieval ideas about speaking, writing, and texts.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 292 pages
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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 and chaos, artistry and confusion, articulated clarity and bewildering complexity, perfected pattern and hesitant process. In this handsomely illustrated book, Doob reconstructs from a variety of literary and visual sources the idea of the labyrinth from the classical period through the Middle Ages.Doob first examines several complementary traditions of the maze topos, showing how ancient historical and geographical writings generate metaphors in which the labyrinth signifies admirable complexity, while poetic texts tend to suggest that the labyrinth is a sign of moral duplicity. She then describes two common models of the labyrinth and explores their formal implications: the unicursal model, with no false turnings, found almost universally in the visual arts; and the multicursal model, with blind alleys and dead ends, characteristic of literary texts. This paradigmatic clash between the labyrinths of art and of literature becomes a key to the metaphorical potential of the maze, as Doob's examination of a vast array of materials from the classical period through the Middle Ages suggests. She concludes with linked readings of four "labyrinths of words": Virgil's Aeneid, Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy, Dante's Divine Comedy, and Chaucer's House of Fame, each of which plays with and transforms received ideas of the labyrinth as well as reflecting and responding to aspects of the texts that influenced it.Doob not only provides fresh theoretical and historical perspectives on the labyrinth tradition, but also portrays a complex medieval aesthetic that helps us to approach structurally elaborate early works. Readers in such fields as Classical literature, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, comparative literature, literary theory, art history, and intellectual history will welcome this wide-ranging and illuminating book.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 376 pages
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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 collective volume assembles contributions from nine different fields, thus allowing for cross-cultural comparison for the first time.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 386 pages
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Homer: The Poetry of the Past

by Andrew Ford

Andrew Ford here addresses, in a manner both engaging and richly informed, the perennial questions of what poetry is, how it came to be, and what it is for. Focusing on the critical moment in Western literature when the heroic tales of the Greek oral tradition began to be preserved in writing, he examines these questions in the light of Homeric poetry. Through fresh readings of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and referring to other early epics as well, Ford deepens our understanding of what poetry was at a time before written texts, before a developed sense of authorship, and before the existence of institutionalized criticism.Placing what is known about Homer's art in the wider context of Homer's world, Ford traces the effects of the oral tradition upon the development of the epic and addresses such issues as the sources of the poet's inspiration and the generic constraints upon epic composition. After exploring Homer's poetic vocabulary and his fictional and mythical representations of the art of singing, Ford reconstructs an idea of poetry much different from that put forth by previous interpreters. Arguing that Homer grounds his project in religious rather than literary or historical terms, he concludes that archaic poetry claims to give a uniquely transparent and immediate rendering of the past.Homer: The Poetry of the Past will be stimulating and enjoyable reading for anyone interested in the traditions of poetry, as well as for students and scholars in the fields of classics, literary theory and literary history, and intellectual history.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 266 pages
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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

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
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Literature as Recreation in the Later Middle Ages

by Glending Olson

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 246 pages
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
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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 like in the world of armed professions.

Genre: History, Military, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 158 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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No Shades of Grey: A Six-Word Story

by Rosen Trevithick

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A tale of love, respect and domination, No Shades of Grey depicts the plight of a worthy romantic lead when the object of his affections turns out to be not quite the girl he’s looking for.

Warning: this story is only six words long. The remainder is padded with different translations.

All proceeds made from sales of this book before the free promotion will be shared between Women’s Aid and Respect to support men and women who are affected by domestic abuse.

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Humor, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 27 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction

by Bridget McGovern

A collection of some of the best feature articles from Tor.com’s 10 year history as an online sci-fi/fantasy literature magazine. Read:- An intimate moment under the covers that bloomed into a lifetime lived through sci-fi/fantasy.- A fierce defense of fan fiction.- The history of Wheel of Time author Robert Jordan, and the story of the reader who had her future rewritten in turn.- A deeply unwise thought experiment that explains how centaurs eat.- The story of one writer’s amazing day, starting out on her last dime and ending with her somehow hugging her idol, Terry Pratchett.- And much more!Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction features essays from Seanan McGuire, Ursula Vernon, Jo Walton, Nisi Shawl, Kate Elliott, Becky Chambers, Kai Ashante Wilson, Sarah Gailey, Grady Hendrix, Judith Tarr, Lish McBride, Emily Asher-Perrin, Ryan Britt, Leah Schnelbach, Natalie Zutter, Molly Templeton, and more!At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
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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, the different perspectives on cognition afforded by Anglo-American cognitive science, Greimassian semiotics, and Lacanian psychoanalysis help us to redefine our very notion of culture.Part I historically situates the concepts of meaning and truth in twentieth-century semiotic theory and cognitive science. Part II contrasts the modes of Freudian case history to the general instance of Einstein's relativity theory and then sets forth a rhetoric of narrative based on the discourse of the aged. Part III examines in the context of literary studies an interdisciplinary concept of cultural cognition.Culture and Cognition will be essential reading for literary theorists, historians and philosophers of science; semioticians; and scholars and students of cultural studies, the sociology of literature, and science and literature.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Science & Math, Behavioral Sciences, Criticism & Theory
Size: 294 pages
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Saving Cinderella: What Feminists Get Wrong About Disney Princesses And How To Set It Right

by Faith Moore

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 198 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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 other in the minds of medieval readers and writers—and demonstrates that these two works served as a conduit for the tradition of heroic poetry from antiquity through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. As she traces the complex influences of classical and biblical texts on vernacular literature, Astell offers provocative readings of works by Dante, Chaucer, Spenser, Malory, Milton, and many others.Astell looks at the relationship between the historical reception of the epic and successive imitative forms, showing how Boethius's Consolation and Johan biblical commentaries echo the allegorical treatment of" epic truth" in the poems of Homer and Virgil, and how in turn many works classified as "romance" take Job and Boethius as their models. She considers the influences of Job and Boethius on hagiographic romance, as exemplified by the stories of Eustace, Custance, and Griselda; on the amatory romances of Abelard and Heloise, Dante and Beatrice, and Troilus and Criseyde; and on the chivalric romances of Martin of Tours, Galahad, Lancelot, and Redcrosse. Finally, she explores an encyclopedic array of interpretations of Job and Boethius in Milton's Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Judaism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Acid Reflux Diet Cookbook: Delicious GERD Diet Recipes For Natural Acid Reflex And Gastritis Relief (GERD Cookbook Book 1)

by Andrew Collins

Includes A Wide Variety of Delicious Recipes For Acid Reflux Relief!Get This Acid Reflux Diet Cookbook For A Limited Time Discount (50% off)Acid reflux is a painful condition caused by stomach acid going up the esophagus. The intensity of acid reflux can vary from person to person, and it is important to always ask your doctor about the best treatment options for you. With that little disclaimer out of the way, there are ways you can get relief from your acid reflux symptoms naturally, through changes in your diet.The type of foods you eat in your diet is a very important factor for controlling acid reflux, some foods will make your acid reflux worse while others will help you get relief from your acid reflux symptoms. Below are some quick tips for helping you control your acid reflux.Foods That Can Make Your Acid Reflux Worse:•Foods that are high in fat or deep fried•Fruits that contain high amounts of acid, like lemons, oranges and tomatoes•Spicy foods•Foods high in sugar (desserts, and chocolate)•High amounts of dairy•Onions and garlicFoods That Can Help Relieve Acid Reflux:•Oats and whole grains•Low acid fruits like bananas and apples•Avocados•Ginger•Green vegetables and cauliflower•Potatoes (not fried)•Low fat meatsIt is important to remember that some foods on this list may be okay for some people, but will trigger acid reflux for others. This is why it is important to talk to your doctor about your condition, so they can determine what foods you should and shouldn't be eating.

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Special Diet, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
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Not of Woman Born: Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

"Not of woman born, the Fortunate, the Unborn"—the terms designating those born by Caesarean section in medieval and Renaissance Europe were mysterious and ambiguous. Examining representations of Caesarean birth in legend and art and tracing its history in medical writing, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski addresses the web of religious, ethical, and cultural questions concerning abdominal delivery in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Not of Woman Born increases our understanding of the history of the medical profession, of medical iconography, and of ideas surrounding "unnatural" childbirth.Blumenfeld-Kosinski compares texts and visual images in order to trace the evolution of Caesarean birth as it was perceived by the main actors involved—pregnant women, medical practitioners, and artistic or literary interpreters. Bringing together medical treatises and texts as well as hitherto unexplored primary sources such as manuscript illuminations, she provides a fresh perspective on attitudes toward pregnancy and birth in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; the meaning and consequences of medieval medicine for women as both patients and practitioners, and the professionalization of medicine. She discusses writings on Caesarean birth from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, when Church Councils ordered midwives to perform the operation if a mother died during childbirth in order that the child might be baptized; to the fourteenth century, when the first medical text, Bernard of Gordon's Lilium medicinae, mentioned the operation; up to the gradual replacement of midwives by male surgeons in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Not of Woman Born offers the first close analysis of Frarnois Rousset's 1581 treatise on the operation as an example of sixteenth-century medical discourse. It also considers the ambiguous nature of Caesarean birth, drawing on accounts of such miraculous examples as the birth of the Antichrist. An appendix reviews the complex etymological history of the term "Caesarean section."Richly interdisciplinary, Not of Woman Born will enliven discussions of the controversial issues surrounding Caesarean delivery today. Medical, social, and cultural historians interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, historians, literary scholars, midwives, obstetricians, nurses, and others concerned with women's history will want to read it.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 224 pages
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The Medieval Saga

by Carol J. Clover

Written in the thirteenth century, the Icelandic prose sagas, chronicling the lives of kings and commoners, give a dramatic account of the first century after the settlement of Iceland—the period from about 930 to 1050. To some extent these elaborate tales are written versions of traditional sagas passed down by word of mouth. How did they become the long and polished literary works that are still read today?The evolution of the written sagas is commonly regarded as an anomalous phenomenon, distinct from contemporary developments in European literature. In this groundbreaking study, Carol J. Clover challenges this view and relates the rise of imaginative prose in Iceland directly to the rise of imaginative prose on the Continent. Analyzing the narrative structure and composition of the sagas and comparing them with other medieval works, Clover shows that the Icelandic authors, using Continental models, owe the prose form of their writings, as well as some basic narrative strategies, to Latin historiography and to French romance.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 219 pages
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Nonfiction Sampler (Sampler Collection Book 4)

by Barbara Gregorich

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Sports & Outdoors, Baseball, Criticism & Theory
Size: 62 pages
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Drama and Pedagogy in Medieval and Early Modern England (Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (SPELL) Book 31)

by Elisabeth Dutton

This wide-ranging volume explores relationships between drama and pedagogy in the medieval and early modern periods, with contributions from an international ?eld of scholars including a number of leading authorities. Across the medieval and early modern periods, drama is seen to be a way of dissemi-nating theological and philosophical ideas. In medieval England, when literacy was low and the liturgy in Latin, drama translated and transformed spiritual truths, embodying them for a wider audience than could be reached by books alone. In Tudor England, humanist belief in the validity and potential of drama as a pedagogical tool informs the interlude, and examples of dramatized instruction abound on early modern stages. Academic drama is a particularly preg -nant locus for the exploration of drama and peda-gogy: universities and the Inns of Court trained some of the leading playwrights of the early theatre, but also supplied methods and materials that shaped professional playhouse compositions.

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Kindle Reviews: How to Get More Reviews for Your Kindle Book. (Write Free Book Series)

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, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 28 pages
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Homicide in American Fiction, 1798–1860: A Study in Social Values

by David Brion Davis

Homicide has many social and psychological implications that vary from culture to culture and which change as people accept new ideas concerning guilt, responsibility, and the causes of crime. A study of attitudes toward homicide is therefore a method of examining social values in a specific setting. Homicide in American Fiction, 1798–1860 is the first book to contrast psychological assumptions of imaginative writers with certain social and intellectual currents in an attempt to integrate social attitudes toward such diverse subjects as human evil, moral responsibility, criminal insanity, social causes of crime, dueling, lynching, the "unwritten law" of a husband’s revenge, and capital punishment. In addition to works of literary distinction by Cooper, Hawthorne, Irving, and Poe, among others, Davis considers a large body of cheap popular fiction generally ignored in previous studies of the literature of this period. This is an engrossing study of fiction as a reflection of and a commentary on social problems and as an influence shaping general beliefs and opinions.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Awake I: by an elephant in the room

by Greg Hoey

An auto-bio soooo bad it's good!! The old out-back town of Kalgoorlie has never before been so richly-strangely or so poignantly transcribed by way of prose as it undoubtedly deserves to be, and indeed has been so done in this wonderful memoir of a childhood once lived!-The Age -"Powerful. Compelling. Great prose, Great story-telling abilities, Dramatic. Complex and acutely intelligent are the words best used to convey the breadth and majesty of this undoubted classic!" -Carey Holbourn-Armfield, editor of Atlantic Times Monthly.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design, Theater, Biographies & Memoirs, Ethnic & National, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, United States, African American, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
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WORKBOOK For Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be Rachel Hollis

by TIMELINE Publishers

Complete Beginners can begin using this Workbook for Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be by Rachel Hollis to get immediate help of the major lessons and Summary of this book. The goal of this Workbook is to help even the newest readers to begin applying major lessons from Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be by Rachel Hollis. Results have shown us that learning is retained better through repeated real-life applicationsBy using this Workbook, readers will find Summary and Lessons which we believed were major in defining the crucial messages of the author in the book. There are Spaces to jot down your answers to lesson at the end of each Section. Take out a pencil, pen, or whatever digital technology you would put to use to jot down, implement, and make happen.And don’t forget to have fun – While at it. This Workbook Will aid in your path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.Disclaimer: This WORKBOOK is Written By TIMELINE Publisher, and it’s no Way Endorsed By Rachel Hollis

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 72 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Frankenstein and the Critics: Includes unabridged FRANKENSTEIN 1818

by Various Artists

“It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld my man completed ..."The summer of 1816 was by all accounts a cold and wet one. After the April 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia, global temperatures dropped and a rainy, monsoon-like drizzle settled in over Northern Europe. In a holiday villa on the shores of Lake Geneva, a young English poet and his lover, the guests of another poet, discouraged from outdoor pursuits, sat discussing the callousness of nature and speculating about the fashionable subject of "galvanism." Was it possible to reanimate a corpse? The villa was Byron's. The other poet was Shelley. His fiancée, 19-year-old Mary Shelley (née Godwin), was in post-partum distress.   Byron, inspired by a book of supernatural tales, suggested that each member of the party should write a ghost story to pass the time.Initially, Mary Shelley didn’t feel up to Byron's challenge. Then, she said, she had a dream about a scientist who "galvanizes" life from the bones he finds in charnel houses: "I saw – with shut eyes, but acute mental vision – I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion."Young Mary took the prize, with her tale of eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Frankenstein became a bestseller and a Gothic classic that still resonates with readers two centuries later.But with like many great works of art, Frankenstein was initially misunderstood. The first reviews were decidedly mixed. An anonymous review in The Literary Panorama and National Register published June 1, 1818 dismissed Shelley’s work as ‘a feeble imitation of one that was very popular in its day.’ Other periodicals were kinder. Writing in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine on 20 March 1818, Walter Scott praised the unusual Gothic Romance as a “tale, though wild in incident, is written in plain and forcible English, without exhibiting that mixture of hyperbolical Germanisms with which tales of wonder are usually told.”Frankenstein and the Critics presents a selection of the most prominent reviews from the time of Frankenstein’s publication. Also included is Mary Shelley’s uncensored 1818 text often labeled ‘Frankenstein 1818’ presented in its unabridged entirety. This is the original, 1818 text. In 1831, the more traditionally first "popular" edition in one volume appeared.This version of the story was heavily revised by Mary Shelley who was under pressure to make the story more conservative, and included a new, longer preface by her, presenting a somewhat embellished version of the genesis of the story. This edition tends to be the one most widely read now but many scholars prefer the 1818 text, arguing that it preserves the spirit of Shelley's original publication. 

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 210 pages
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