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  • Yours Everby Thomas Mallon

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    A delightful investigation of the art of letter writing, Yours Ever explores masterpieces dispatched through the ages by messenger, postal service, and BlackBerry.   Here are Madame de Sévigné?s devastatingly sharp reports from the French court, F. Scott Fitzgerald?s tormented advice to his young daughter, the casually brilliant musings of Flannery... 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...

  • 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

    This volume contains 305 letters covering three years of Constant?s life in which he finally experienced a happy marriage. However, these years were overshadowed by Germaine de Staël?s misfortune, by his enormous gambling losses and also by a dispute with his father which was to last until his father?s death. Constant left France and traveled... more...

  • Witness to Freedomby Thomas Merton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1995; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Oscar Wildeby Barbara Belford

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00

    In this elegant and affectionate biography of one of the most controversial personalities of the nineteenth century, Barbara Belford breaks new ground in the evocation of Oscar Wilde's personal life and in our understanding of the choices he made for his art. Published for the centenary of Wilde's death, here is a fresh, full-scale examination of the... more...

  • Diary Of A Shropshire Lassby Janet Baines

    Loose Chippings 2011; US$ 12.40

    Janet Baines has witnessed momentous events at times of her life, particularly before and during the Second World War. At other times, her life could be regarded as unexceptional, were it not for the huge upheaval society experienced in the 20th century and through which she lived. With the intuitive editing of her daughter, Rachel-Claire, Janet covers... more...

  • Something Sensational to Read in the Trainby Gyles Brandreth

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 15.99

    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...