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  • 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...

  • Essays of Travelby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1905; US$ 3.99

    Any reader who has spent some time with Robert Louis Stevenson's body of work won't be surprised to learn that the Scottish author was an inveterate traveler and world explorer from early adulthood. Later in life, the chronically ill author lived in locales around the globe in an attempt to find a home that was amenable to his ailing health.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Wild Ducks Flying Backwardby Tom Robbins

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.00

    Known for his meaty seriocomic novels?expansive works that are simultaneously lowbrow and highbrow?Tom Robbins has also published over the years a number of short pieces, predominantly nonfiction. His travel articles, essays, and tributes to actors, musicians, sex kittens, and thinkers have appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper?s... more...

  • Redby Amy Goldwasser

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 14.00

    ?Unsparingly frank and perceptive? ( Vanity Fair ) personal essays by teenage girls . For every teen girl who thinks she?s alone, and every adult who?s dared to try to figure her out, comes this eye-opening collection in the spirit of New York Times bestseller Ophelia Speaks . In Red , fifty-eight girls?ranging in age from thirteen to nineteen,... more...

  • The Disappointment Artistby Jonathan Lethem

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession?from western films and comic books, to the music of Pink Floyd and the New York City subway. Along the way, he shows how each of these "voyages out from himself" has led him to the source of his beginnings... more...

  • The People of The Abyssby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    The People of the Abyss (1903) is a book by Jack London about life in the East End of London in 1902. He wrote this first-hand account by living in the East End (including the Whitechapel District) for several months, sometimes staying in workhouses or sleeping on the streets. The conditions he experienced and wrote about were the same as those endured... more...