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  • Zora Neale Hurstonby Carla Kaplan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 21.00

    “ I mean to live and die by my own mind,” Zora Neale Hurston told the writer Countee Cullen. Arriving in Harlem in 1925 with little more than a dollar to her name, Hurston rose to become one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, only to die in obscurity. Not until the 1970s was she rediscovered by Alice Walker and other admirers. Although... more...

  • Letters of Travelby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. *********************. After the gloom of gray Atlantic weather, our ship came to America in a flood of winter sunshine that made unaccustomed eyelids blink, and the New Yorker, who is nothing if not modest, said, ''This isn''t a sample of our really... more...

  • Correspondences of Tolstoyby Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Correspondences of Tolstoy is a collection of letters reflecting the author's thoughts, beliefs, and philosophy. It includes his correspondence with Gandhi about the political doctrine of non-violence, as well as his letter to a student clarifying his misunderstandings of Christianity. His letters to his son are also included and reflect deeply... more...

  • Deccaby Jessica Mitford; Peter Y. Sussman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 35.00

    “Decca” Mitford lived a larger-than-life life: born into the British aristocracy—one of the famous (and sometimes infamous) Mitford sisters—she ran away to Spain during the Spanish Civil War with her cousin Esmond Romilly, Winston Churchill’s nephew, then came to America, became a tireless political activist and a member of the Communist Party, and... more...

  • The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilderby Thornton Wilder; Jackson R. Bryer; Robin Gibbs Wilder

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    The author of such classics as Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey , Thornton Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist—rare talents on glorious display in this volume of more than three hundred letters he penned to a vast array of famous friends and beloved relatives. Through Wilder's correspondence, readers can eavesdrop on his conversations... more...

  • Correspondence with Erskine and A Tour to Corsicaby James Boswell

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    James Boswell's Correspondence with Erskine and A Tour to Corsica collects the epistolary literary discussions of Boswell and Andrew Erskine as well as anecdotes from Bosell's tour to Corsica during the movement for national liberation. more...

  • Letters to Dead Authorsby Andrew Lang

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    In this epistolary work, Lang has presented spoof letters that he wrote to various deceased authors. While he generously praises them for their genius and manner of expression, he also addresses the shortcomings of some of these authors. His power of literary appreciation and beauty of expression are evident from this work. more...

  • Correspondance générale 1810–1812by Paul Delbouille; Kurt Kloocke; d'Eckart Pastor; Robert Leroy; Martine Willems

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 349.00

    Ce volume contient 305 lettres d'une belle diversité de ton et d'écriture sur des sujets variés. L'année 1810, est faite d'agitation sentimentale, entre une épouse que Constant aime et une Germaine de Staël qu'il ne peut abandonner dans les malheurs qui la frappent. D'énormes pertes au jeu lui imposent ensuite la vente des Herbages avant... more...

  • Witness to Freedomby Thomas Merton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1995; US$ 6.79

    Witness to Freedom is the fifth and final volume in the extraordinary correspondence of "one of the most original and challenging minds of the mid-twentieth century" (John Tracy Ellis, The New York Times Book Review). Dramatic and revealing, these letters deal with periods of serious crisis in Thomas Merton's life and vocation, giving readers,... more...

  • Something Sensational to Read in the Trainby Gyles Brandreth

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 18.99

    This is a diary packed with famous names and extraordinary stories. It is also rich in incidental detail and wonderful observation, providing both a compelling record of five remarkable decades and a revealing, often hilarious and sometimes moving account of Gyles Brandreth's unusual life -- as a child living in London in the 'swinging' sixties, as... more...