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- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 20.99
An entirely new kind of biography, Built of Books explores the mind and personality of Oscar Wilde through his taste in books This intimate account of Oscar Wilde?s life and writings is richer, livelier, and more personal than any book available about the brilliant writer, revealing a man who built himself out of books. His library was his reality,... more...
- Heinemann 2009; US$ 27.50
Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey help you develop students? background knowledge in the subject-areas with effective, engaging ideas for modeling, guided practice, productive group work, and independent work. You?ll learn to distinguish incidental knowledge from core background knowledge, check students? understanding prior to a unit; model how to activate... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2013; US$ 14.95
What is fanfiction, and what is it not? Why does fanfiction matter? And what makes it so important to the future of literature? Fic is a groundbreaking exploration of the history and culture of fan writing and what it means for the way we think about reading, writing, and authorship. It?s a story about literature, community, and technology—about... more...
- University of Delaware 2013; US$ 69.99
This book deals with changing conditions and conceptions of authorship in the long eighteenth century, a period said to have witnessed the birth of the modern author. Challenging claims about the public sphere and the professional writer, it engages with recent work on print culture and the history of the book and takes up such under-treated topics... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 13.50
A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide?a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts?that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
As the creator of one of the most beloved fictional characters of all time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had a fair amount of credibility when it came to literary matters. In this volume, Conan Doyle presents his views of literature and the pleasures of reading, and even offers some suggestions and recommendations from among his own favorites. more...
- M P Publishing 2007; US$ 6.99
A comprehensive guidebook for readers of the landmark 'Sparrowhawk' series, 'The Sparrowhawk Companion' includes critical essays, detailed character profiles, and an extensive glossary and bibliography. Praise for the Sparrowhawk series: ?Enthralling... Filled with period detail and characters readers will care about... Comparing favorably to the swashbuckling... more...
- Counterpoint 2008; US$ 14.95
Mikita Brottman wonders, just why is reading so great? It?s a solitary practice, one that takes away from time that could be spent developing important social networking skills. Reading?s not required for health, happiness, or a loving family. And, if reading is so important, why are catchy slogans like "Reading Changes Lives" and "Champions Read"... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2010; US$ 5.99
Laurell K. Hamilton?s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series is a literary sensation, thanks to its strong female hero, well-fleshed (both literally and literarily) characters and unabashed attitude toward sex. The world Hamilton has created is powerfully compelling and stunningly complex?and it gets deeper, richer and more perilous, with every book. ... more...