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  • 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...

  • More Curiousby Sean Wilsey

    McSweeney's 2014; US$ 10.99

    In More Curious , Sean Wilsey travels across the U.S., from the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, to the isolated artists' enclave of Marfa, Texas, to the boardrooms and ballrooms of post–9/11 New York City. Wherever he is, Wilsey captures his surroundings with the precision of a photographer and the raw grace of a skateboarder (he's an amateur practitioner... more...

  • Not That it Mattersby A. A. Milne

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Though best remembered as the creator of the beloved series of children's stories centered on the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends, author A.A. Milne was a prolific essayist whose irreverent take on things will resonate with many adult readers. The charming essays, vignettes and observations collected in Not That it Matters will bring... more...

  • A Holiday in Bedby J. M. Barrie

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Think the writing by Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie is nothing but fairy dust, sweetness, and light? Think again. The short stories collected in A Holiday in Bed and Other Sketches are full of cutting wit and insight that will delight readers of all ages. It's the perfect accompaniment to your next round of lazy-day reading. more...

  • Facts And Fictions Of Lifeby Helen H. Gardener

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Intellectual and essayist Alice Chenoweth, who wrote under the pen name Helen H. Gardener, was one of the foremost thinkers of the late nineteenth century. She contributed groundbreaking ideas to the debates about controversial issues such as gender relations, women's suffrage, religion, and rationality. This collection brings together some of... 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...