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- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 8.99
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...
- MP 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...
- ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99
This edifying book analyzes the most memorable classics of English Literature in a befitting and gracious manner. Fitch studies and discusses several celebrated authors and their brilliant masterpieces in a manner that is guaranteed to arouse any readers interest in them. A fascinating treasure trove of information! more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 22.99
Consider this handbook your education. Hunter 101. And don't go thinking you got off easy just because there's not a pop quiz at the end. This is the good stuff. The real deal. In here you'll find out all there is to know about being a Dark-Hunter. Now for the disclaimer: This book is mutable. It goes with the wind. It changes more often than... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 39.95
New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captured the hearts of millions with her critically acclaimed novels, Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn. From the moment Claire Randall accidentally steps through a magical stone that transports her back in time more than 200 years to 1743, and into the arms of Scottish... more...
- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 24.95
By the award-winning author of A History of Reading "For me, words on a page give the world coherence--Words tell us what we, as a society, believe the world to be--I believe there is an ethic of reading--a commitment that is both political and private in the act of turning the pages. And I believe that sometimes, beyond the author's intentions and... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99
On December 7, 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His Nobel lLecture is a resounding tribute to fiction's power to inspire readers to greater ambition, to dissent, and to political action. "We would be worse than we are without the good books we have read, more conformist, not as restless, more submissive, and the... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99
Frederick Busch has an enduring love affair with great books, and here he brilliantly communicates his passion to us all. Whether expounding on Melville or Dickens, or celebrating Hemingway or O'Hara, he explains what literature can ineffably reveal about our own lives. For Busch, there was no other recourse save the "dangerous profession;" it was... more...