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- Transworld 2012; US$ 10.93
*Please note this is not a novel, but a companion book for Reacher fans* Reacher's own rules for life are brought together in this irresistible collection of quotes, life lessons and wisdom from the man himself. As every Reacher fan knows, you don't have to break the rules if you make the rules. If you want to survive... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
A New York Times Notable Book A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile. Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University?s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2001; US$ 21.02
Find out what books and films influenced the young writer, his first idea for a story and the true life tale that inspired Carrie. For the first time, here's an intimate autobiographical portrait of his home life, his family and his traumatic recent accident. Citing examples of his work and those of his contemporaries, King gives an excellent masterclass... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 13.99
What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey?. Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface?a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character?and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 26.95
This book argues that sentimentalism, an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literary mode, is alive and well in the modern era. By examining working-class literature that adopts the rhetoric of ?feeling right? in order to promote a proletarian or humanist ideology as well as neo-slave narratives that wrestle with the legacy of slavery and cultural... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
As the creator of one of the most beloved fictional characters of all time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had a fair amount of credibility when it came to literary matters. In this volume, Conan Doyle presents his views of literature and the pleasures of reading, and even offers some suggestions and recommendations from among his own favorites. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95
This sourcebook offers an introduction to Thomas Hardy's crucial novel, offering: a contextual overview, a chronology and reprinted contemporary documents, including a selection of Hardy's poems an overview of the book's early reception and recent critical fortunes, as well as a wide range of reprinted extracts from critical works key passages... more...
- M P Publishing 2007; US$ 6.99
A comprehensive guidebook for readers of the landmark 'Sparrowhawk' series, 'The Sparrowhawk Companion' includes critical essays, detailed character profiles, and an extensive glossary and bibliography. Praise for the Sparrowhawk series: ?Enthralling... Filled with period detail and characters readers will care about... Comparing favorably to the swashbuckling... more...
- Counterpoint 2008; US$ 14.95
Mikita Brottman wonders, just why is reading so great? It?s a solitary practice, one that takes away from time that could be spent developing important social networking skills. Reading?s not required for health, happiness, or a loving family. And, if reading is so important, why are catchy slogans like "Reading Changes Lives" and "Champions Read"... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2010; US$ 5.99
Laurell K. Hamilton?s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series is a literary sensation, thanks to its strong female hero, well-fleshed (both literally and literarily) characters and unabashed attitude toward sex. The world Hamilton has created is powerfully compelling and stunningly complex?and it gets deeper, richer and more perilous, with every book. ... more...