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- Pegasus Books 2012; US$ 17.99
In celebration of the bicentennial of Charles Dickens?s birth, here is Dickens as you have never seen him before: an intimate and engaging portrait of the great author and the women he loved. ?To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.? ?Charles Dickens When... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99
V.S. Pritchett explores the connections between Chekhov's life and art, showing how Chekhov often based his fiction on experiences of his difficult early years where he was responsible for his impoverished family, and as a young doctor, reported on the conditions of the Russian penal colony at Sakhalin. Later he continued his medical career, even when... more...
- Canongate Books 2010; US$ 9.96
Introduced by Dorothy Parker. ?When I was a little girl, the ghosts were more real to me than the people.? In this perceptive and unpretentious autobiography Christian Miller recalls her privileged but at the same time deprived upper-class childhood in a castle in Scotland. Through the eye and ears of a 1920s child who seems to have seen and heard... more...
- Verlag Urachhaus 2014; Not Available
Als Christian Morgenstern am 31. März 1914 starb, war außer seiner Frau Margareta auch Michael Bauer bei ihm. Bauer lebte später mit Margareta Morgenstern in ihrem Haus am Ammersee, umgeben vom Nachlass des Dichters, und begann 1922 mit der Arbeit an dieser umfangreichen Biografie, in der er vor allem den Menschen Morgenstern, den Sinnsuchenden, den... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 23.32
'Jan Marsh's book is the best researched and fullest biography of Rossetti we have yet had.' Fiona MacCarthy, New York Review of Books 'Although never formally part of the Pre-Raphaelite poetic school, which included her brother Gabriel, William Morris, and Algernon Swinburne, Christina Rossetti has always been linked to it. [Jan Marsh]... more...
- House of Stratus 2015; US$ 5.99
A sympathetic and illuminating portrait. Pearson was interested in the many contradictions in Conan Doyle ? the conventional Scottish doctor who pursued the occult, was interested in spiritualism and fairies, invented Sherlock Holmes yet came to detest his creation. Pearson?s very readable portrait is by turns admiring, witty and moving. more...
- Copyright Group 2013; US$ 1.69
First published in 1821, Thomas de Quincey?s Confessions of an English Opium Eater is a memorable book that has achieved phenomenal success and fame all around the world. Today, it is part and parcel of English literature and heritage. The author speaks about his own experience with the substance in what is conventionally considered to be the earliest... more...
- Dover Publications 2014; US$ 6.00
Only a few popular autobiographies existed before philosopher, author, and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712?78) published his Confessions . Rousseau wrote treatises on education and politics as well as novels and operas, and as one of the most influential and controversial of the Enlightenment thinkers, he inspired the leaders of the French Revolution.... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 16.99
Cutty, One Rock takes the reader on a wild journey by airplane, bus, ferry, and foot from childhood to early manhood in the company of a New Jersey family in equal measures cultivated and deranged. We witness scenes of passionate, even violent intensity that give rise to meditations on eros and literature, the solitariness of travel, and the poetics... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99
The Revealing Story of Dan Brown, the Man Who Outsold the Bible The Da Vinci Code made Dan Brown one of the most popular authors in history. Yet he's also one of the most secretive, rarely granting interviews or making public appearances. In this illuminating biography, Lisa Rogak uncovers the life of the high school English teacher and singer/songwriter... more...