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  • Essays in Skepticismby Bertrand Russell

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    Russell, the sage non-conformist, is always meaningful, no matter what the topic or the issue. In this small book are some of his old but nonetheless remarkable observations, and some of the thoughts he expressed on his 90th birthday. Here are titles, taken at random from the Table of Contents: Psychoanalysis Takes a Look; Envy and Belief; On Male... more...

  • Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellowby Jereme K. Jerome

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow is a collection of humorous essays by Jerome K. Jerome. The essays cover a range of topics from "On Being in Love" to "On Furnished Apartments" to "On Getting on in the World". Jerome established himself as one of England's favorite wits with his comic novel Three Men in a Boat. more...

  • The Mirror of the Seaby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 3.99

    Although Joseph Conrad achieved acclaim as one of the masters of English-language fiction, his own life story is as fascinating and engaging as Heart of Darkness or Lord Jim. The volume The Mirror of the Sea is a collection of several autobiographical sketches, remembrances and essays that Conrad originally published in a number of European magazines. more...

  • Why Read the Classics?by Italo Calvino; Martin McLaughlin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 13.95

    A posthumously published collection of thirty-six essays offering Italo Calvino's invigorating and illuminating analysis of his most treasured literary classics. more...

  • Understanding Historyby Bertrand Russell

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    Originally written in 1943 and published in 1957 by Philosophical Library, Inc, these vigorous essays from one of the most distinguished minds of our time reveal several facets of the English philosopher?s thought. The title piece exposes the deadliness of the academic approach to the past, and shows how the reading of history can be a vivid intellectual... more...

  • Anarchism and Other Essaysby Emma Goldman

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 6.99

    Anarchism & Other Essays , published in 1911, is the work of feminist anarchist Emma Goldman. Anarchism is a political philosophy which believes that government, or a governing body is unnecessary. Goldman discusses this philosophy and also its relationship to the fight for the emancipation of women and the state of marriage. more...

  • Another Sheafby John Galsworthy

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 3.99

    Well-known as a playwright and novelist, John Galsworthy was also a passionate patriot and supporter of Britain during World War I. Although he himself was too old to engage in active combat, he volunteered the use of his family estate to be used as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers, and he helped the war effort by penning an array of stories... more...

  • Nonsenseorshipby Various

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 3.99

    This engaging and good-humored collection of essays brings together an array of early twentieth-century literary luminaries to comment on the concepts of censorship and prohibition in general, and more specifically, on the ban of alcohol sales in the United States during the period. Chock-full of penetrating insights from some of the period's foremost... more...

  • What to Do?by Leo Tolstoy; Isabel Florence Hapgood

    The Floating Press 1887; US$ 4.99

    Today, Leo Graf Tolstoy is regarded as one of world's foremost masters of prose. In his lifetime, he was responsible for creating such works of genius as War and Peace and Anna Karenina. In addition to his keen insight into the small details of family life, Tolstoy had a penetrating perspective on the sweeping social trends facing Russia and the... more...

  • Tremendous Triflesby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 3.99

    British author G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer and daringly original thinker who made his mark in virtually every literary genre. The collection Tremendous Trifles highlights a compelling cross-section of Chesterton's body of work, including sketches, essays, and newspaper columns. It's a perfect compendium for new readers and long-time... more...