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  • On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in Historyby Thomas Carlyle

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    In his 1840 lectures on heroes, Thomas Carlyle, Victorian essayist and social critic, championed the importance of the individual in history. Published the following year and eventually translated into fifteen languages, this imaginative work of history, comparative religion, and literature is the most influential statement of a man who came to be... more...

  • The Woman in Whiteby Wilkie Collins

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 5.95

    Wilkie Collins's classic thriller took the world by storm on its first appearance in 1859, with everything from dances to perfumes to dresses named in honor of the "woman in white."  The novel's continuing fascination stems in part from a distinctive blend of melodrama, comedy, and realism; and in part from the power of its story.       The catalyst... more...

  • The Prophetby Kahlil Gibran

    The Floating Press 1923; US$ 7.95

    A prophet has is about to board a ship home after 12 years in exile, when he is stopped by a group of people. His teachings to them, discussing love, marriage, crime, freedom and law among many other aspects of everyday life, form the 26 poetic essays of Gibran's work. The work has been a bestseller since its first publication. more...

  • Pamelaby Samuel Richardson; Peter Sabor; Margaret Doody

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 11.27

    Fifteen-year-old Pamela Andrews, alone in the world, is pursued by her dead mistress's son. Although she is attracted to Mr B, she holds out against his demands, determined to protect her virginity and abide by her moral standards Psychlologically acute in its explorations of sex, freedom and power, Richardson's first novel caused a senastion when... more...

  • Balkan Ghostsby Robert D. Kaplan

    Picador 2014; US$ 18.99

    From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times , and greeted with critical acclaim as "the most... more...

  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woodsby Henry David Thoreau

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other topics. more...

  • Old Ageby Michael Kinsley

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 18.00

    Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit." The notorious baby boomers?the largest age cohort in history?are approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was  that  all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was... more...

  • Aloftby William Langewiesche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.40

    In the essays collected here William Langewiesche considers how flying has altered not only how we move about the earth, but also how we view our world and our place in it. With vivid descriptions of the aesthetics and excitement of flight, Langewiesche also writes of the risks that go with this beauty: the perils of air traffic control, and the dangers... more...

  • Zong!by M. NourbeSe Philip; Setaey Adamu Boateng

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    A haunting lifeline between archive and memory, law and poetry more...

  • Traditional Japanese Literatureby Haruo Shirane

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 36.99

    Stretching from ancient times to the late medieval period, Traditional Japanese Literature spans both high and popular styles and contains key examples of poetry, drama, prose fiction, and essays. Its depth and breadth have made the anthology an indispensable resource for classroom and individual study. For this abridged edition, Shirane retains... more...