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  • 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...

  • A Great Unrecorded Historyby Wendy Moffat

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 23.99

    A REVELATORY LOOK AT THE INTIMATE LIFE OF THE GREAT AUTHOR?AND HOW IT SHAPED HIS MOST BE LOVED WORKS With the posthumous publication of his long-suppressed novel Maurice in 1970, E. M. Forster came out as a homosexual? though that revelation made barely a ripple in his literary reputation. As Wendy Moffat persuasively argues in A Great... more...

  • Paperboyby Christopher Fowler

    Transworld 2009; US$ 12.68

    Christopher Fowler's memoir captures life in suburban London as it has rarely been seen: through the eyes of a lonely boy who spends his days between the library and the cinema, devouring novels, comics, cereal packets - anything that might reveal a story. Caught between an ever-sensible but exhausted mother and a DIY-obsessed father fighting his... more...

  • Hiding Manby Tracy Daugherty

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    In the 1960s Donald Barthelme came to prominence as the leader of the Postmodern movement. He was a fixture at the New Yorker, publishing more than 100 short stories, including such masterpieces as "Me and Miss Mandible," the tale of a thirty-five-year-old sent to elementary school by clerical error, and "A Shower of Gold," in which a sculptor agrees... more...

  • Burning the Daysby James Salter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    In this brilliant book of recollection, one of America's finest writers re-creates people, places, and events spanning some fifty years, bringing to life an entire era through one man's sensibility. Scenes of love and desire, friendship, ambition, life in foreign cities and New York, are unforgettably rendered here in the unique style for which James... more...

  • Voices of Timeby Eduardo Galeano; Mark Fried

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 23.99

    A striking mosaic of memories, observations, and legends that together reveal the author's own story and a grand, compassionate vision of life itself In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal style of his... more...

  • Wishing for Snowby Minrose Gwin

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.24

    Inthe tradition of Jeanette Walls? TheGlass Castle and Sara Gruen?s Water for Elephants , novelist Minrose Gwin offers a beautifullycrafted memoir of rediscovering her mother, the mentally ill poet Erin Taylor,after a life of growing up with her in the South. In an intimate, surprising,emotional, and ultimately uplifting journey into her mother?s... more...