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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Goethe Yearbook 21by Adrian Daub; Elisabeth Krimmer

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 75.00

    New essays on topics in the literature of Goethe and the Goethezeit, including contributions by both eminent scholars and new voices. 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...