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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 266.58
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...
- 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...
- Loose Chippings 2011; US$ 12.99
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...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 13.99
In spring 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire - youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters - invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, the Devonshires' house in Ireland. This halcyon visit sparked off a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of sporadic but highly entertaining letters. There can rarely have... more...