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  • Familiar Studies of Men and Booksby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95

    The essays that were later published as Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882) began to appear in the Cornhill Magazine in 1876. The essay was the form in which Stevenson first gave promise of his future distinction and these critical essays were very favourably received. more...

  • The Evolution of the Bookby Frederick G. Kilgour

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 57.99

    This study is a concise history of the book in all its forms, starting from the very beginning with the invention of writing and concluding at the present time with the electronic revolution and what it may hold for the future. more...

  • Recovering Your Storyby Arnold Weinstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 26.95

    ?Great art discovers for us who we are,? writes eminent literature professor and critic Arnold Weinstein in this magisterial new book about how we can better uncover and understand our own stories by reading five major modern writers. Professor Weinstein, author of the highly acclaimed A Scream Goes Through the House, has spent a lifetime guiding students... more...

  • Leave Me Alone, I'm Readingby Maureen Corrigan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    ?It?s not that I don?t like people,? writes Maureen Corrigan in her introduction to Leave Me Alone, I?m Reading . ?It?s just that there always comes a moment when I?m in the company of others?even my nearest and dearest?when I?d rather be reading a book.? In this delightful memoir, Corrigan reveals which books and authors have shaped her own life?from... more...

  • Joy of Readingby Charles Van Doren

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2008; US$ 24.95

    Like a professor whose enthusiasm enwraps his students, Van Doren explains what's wonderful in the books you've missed and awakens your desire to reopen the books you already know. more...

  • Why We Read What We Readby John Heath; Lisa Adams

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2007; US$ 14.99

    What do weight loss, evil emperors and tales of redemption have in common? more...

  • 100 One-Night Readsby David C. Major; John S. Major

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 12.95

    Readers everywhere know that nothing soothes the spirit like sinking into a really good book. If you're one of that happy band, you'll quickly recognize the authors of this inspired reading guide as kindred spirits. Here David and John Major have chosen one hundred books that can each be delightfully consumed in one quiet evening. Covering categories... more...

  • Creationistsby E.L. Doctorow

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    E. L. Doctorow is acclaimed internationally for such novels as Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March . Now here are Doctorow?s rich, revelatory essays on the nature of imaginative thought. In Creationists , Doctorow considers creativity in its many forms: from the literary (Melville and Mark Twain) to the comic (Harpo Marx) to the cosmic (Genesis... more...

  • How to Read Novels Like a Professorby Thomas C. Foster

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Of all the literary forms, the novel is arguably the most discussed . . . and fretted over. From Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote to the works of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and today's masters, the novel has grown with and adapted to changing societies and technologies, mixing tradition and innovation in every age throughout... more...

  • The Sackett Companionby Louis L'Amour

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Little did Louis L'Amour realize back in 1960 when he published The Daybreakers , a novel about two brothers who came west after the Civil War, that he had begun creating what would become perhaps North America's most widely followed literary family: the Sacketts. The stories of ten generations of Sackett men and women as they forged westward... more...