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  • Essays and Lecturesby Oscar Wilde

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Published in 1913, Essays and Lectures by Oscar Wilde presents the array of ideas held by the author. Expressing his views on the development of art and literature in Europe, he also discusses American trends in a detailed manner. The collection touches on the history of art in England under the influence of French Revolution as well as the consequent... more...

  • An Essay Upon Projectsby Daniel Defoe

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    An essay on projects where Defoe defines the scope of the word "project". He further explains the economic ramifications of the projects that he analyzes. It is the most practical book in its own right. A very informative book! more...

  • Essaysby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead™ are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible... more...

  • Bermuda Shortsby James Patterson

    Santa Fe Writer's Project 2010; US$ 10.99

    In clothing, Bermuda Shorts are a kind of casual formal wear – and in this collection of essays, Bermuda Shorts is the perfect metaphor for James J. Patterson?s fundamentally serious but playful literary style. Patterson writes like the love child of Henry Miller and Mary Karr, with all the contradictions that implies — a philosopher who thinks best... more...

  • Other Colorsby Orhan Pamuk; Maureen Freely

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 21.00

    Knopf Canada is proud to welcome Orhan Pamuk to the list with an inspiring and engaging collection of essays on literary and personal subjects?his first new book since winning the Nobel Prize. In the three decades that Pamuk has devoted to writing fiction, he has also produced scores of witty, moving and provocative essays and articles. Here is a... more...

  • What is Man? and Other Essaysby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 3.99

    Although Mark Twain is revered as a master of American fiction, he was also known in his time for possessing a remarkable facility with the essay form. This collection of surprisingly insightful non-fiction and fiction pieces showcases Twain's astounding breadth as a writer. A must-read for fans of Twain's no-nonsense prose. more...

  • The Fighterby Tim Parks

    Random House 2008; US$ 14.85

    One of Britain's outstanding novelists, Tim Parks is also a provocative, entertaining and accomplished essayist. This new collection's title is drawn from D. H. Lawrence's fundamental belligerence, and how all the significant relationships in his life, including those with his readers and critics, were characterised by intense intimacy and ferocious... more...

  • Collected Proseby Paul Auster

    Picador 2010; US$ 22.99

    An essential collection from one of the finest thinkers and stylists in contemporary letters. The celebrated author of The New York Trilogy , The Book of Illusions , and Oracle Nigh t presents here a highly personal collection of essays, prefaces, true stories, autobiographical writings, and collaborations with artists, as well as occasional pieces... more...

  • Your Hate Mail Will Be Gradedby John Scalzi

    Tom Doherty Associates 2010; US$ 15.99

    * Winner of the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded collects some of the best and most popular entries from the first ten years of award-winning Sci Fi author John Scalzi's blog ? a decade of Whatever , presented in delightfully random form, just as it should be. * Introduction by Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton more...

  • A Plea for Erosby Siri Hustvedt

    Picador 2007; US$ 16.99

    From the author of the international bestseller What I Loved, a provocative collection of autobiographical and critical essays about writing and writers. Whether her subject is growing up in Minnesota, cross-dressing, or the novel, Hustvedt?s nonfiction, like her fiction, defies easy categorization, elegantly combining intellect, emotion, wit,... more...