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  • Phoenixby J.D. Dolan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.00

    A beautifully rendered portrait of family and loss, of childhood and manhood by a supremely gifted writer evaluating the sum of his experiences and emerging with a moving work of the highest level. J. D. Dolan was vacationing in Paris when he received a telephone call telling him to fly home immediately. A horrible accident had put his big brother... more...

  • The Scarlet Professorby Barry Werth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    During his thirty-seven years at Smith College, Newton Arvin published groundbreaking studies of Hawthorne, Whitman, Melville, and Longfellow that stand today as models of scholarship and psychological acuity. He cultivated friendships with the likes of Edmund Wilson and Lillian Hellman and became mentor to Truman Capote. A social radical and closeted... more...

  • 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$ 26.95

    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...

  • 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...