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  • The Twilight and Other Zonesby Stanley Wiater; Matthew Bradley

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2009; US$ 16.00

    A comprehensive study of the life and seminal work of author Richard Matheson examines his influence on the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres; offers a look at his award-winning novels, short stories, and screenplays; and includes essays by such notables as Dean Koontz, Brian Lumley, and Harlan Ellison on Matheson's significance in modern... more...

  • Genetby Edmund White

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00

    In this revelatory biography of Jean Genet, we have the first full-scale life of one of the great -- and controversial -- figures of twentieth-century literature. Edmund White shows us the writer in all his permutations: poet, dandy, homosexual, thief; a 'thug of genius', as Simone de Beauvoir called him. Moving from Genet's illegitimate birth in... more...

  • My Mark Twainby William Dean Howells

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    In this works, Howells reflects on the personality of Mark Twain. Through his deep-rooted friendship with the man, he gives an engrossing insight into his life. With unique perspectives and idiosyncratic experiences, one of the most influential men has been portrayed. more...

  • Letters of Anton Chekhovby Anton Chekhov

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    Written in Chekhov's signature style, these letters ascertain his undisputable status as master of the written word. Besides dealing with personal matters, they also offer an interesting commentary on his various works as well as the political and social scenario of that age. Chekhov's characteristic blend of vivid narration and wit makes them... more...

  • Charles Dickens as a Readerby Charles Foster Kent

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    A remarkable and unique work, this book analyzes the reading habits of one of the greatest authors of all times. Kent scans the works that influenced and shaped Dickens’ thought processes throughout his life. Categorically concentrating on one side of his personality, this work enables the reader to understand the mind that created some of the... more...

  • Bjornstjerne Bjornsonby William Morton Payne

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    The biography sheds light on the life of Norwegian playwright and poet Bjornstjerne Bjornson. That the nation hails him as a nationalist who propounded patriotic themes and ideas is eloquently described. The biography covers his major works, his ideals and convictions and follows his life till the state funeral that was accorded to him. more...

  • Anecdotes of Johnsonby Hesther Lynch Piozzi

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    Piozzi's markedly distinctive and colloquial style is illuminated in the memoir "Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson". It is an engaging study of an idiosyncratic and self-absorbing persona. It captures a very different side of Johnson during the last twenty years of his life. The specific linguistic and stylistic features of the biography... more...

  • Jasmin Barber, Poet, Philanthropistby Samuel Smiles

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    An extraordinary biographical work by Samuel Smiles who is famous for his social activities, books and articles. Published in 1891, it gives an in-depth account of the life of French poet and philanthropist Jaques Jasmin. Outstanding for its character-portrayal, it is a must-read! more...

  • Life of Charles Dickensby Frank Thomas Marzials

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    “Life of Charles Dickens” is a comprehensive biography by Frank Thomas Marzials. The author has paid tribute to Dickens, the legendary English writer of all times, for his contribution to English Literature. Marzials discusses works by Dickens in detail and explains how Dickens' stories and plots were influenced by his own life. Informative! more...

  • Biographical Study of A. W. Kinglakeby William Tuckwell

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    An in-depth study of the life and works of English historian and travel writer, A. W. Kinglake. All facets of his life have been discussed in great detail; they also provide a vivid commentary on the social and political set-up of the time. Highly informative! more...