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- St. Martin's Press 1997; US$ 8.99
This long-awaited volume finally brings to light several cases of the world's most famous consulting detective that were originally suppressed to avoid scandal and embarrassment to the Crown, public figures, or to Holmes himself. Now, the truth is finally revealed regarding Holmes's exploits involving the Titanic , his rematch with Irene Adler,... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 17.99
A Pulitzer Prize?winning critic?s often surprising meditation on those places where life and books intersect and what might be learned from both Once out of school, most of us read for pleasure.Yet there is another equally important, though often overlooked, reason that we read: to learn how to live. Though books have always been understood as... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 18.99
Everyone?s in love with vampires, and if the vampire?s name happens to be Edward Cullen, then readers of the wildly popular Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer can?t help but be crazy about him. For all those who adore Bella Swan, Edward, and the rest of the Cullen family and can?t get enough, this companion guide is a must. The Twilight... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the hundreth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident that neither wanted to let go of their storytelling ritual. So they decided to continue what they called "The Streak." Alice's father read... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
From the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, an inspired, thoughtful, and deeply personal book about reading and writing novels. In this fascinating set of essays, based on the talks he delivered at Harvard University as part of the distinguished Norton Lecture series, Pamuk presents a comprehensive and provocative theory of the novel and the experience... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00
This volume explores problems concerning the series, national development and the national canon in a range of countries and their international book-trade relationships. Studies focus on issues such as the fabrication of a national canon, and on the book in war-time, the evolution of Catholic literature, imperial traditions and colonial libraries. more...
- Marquette University Press 2010; US$ 20.00
Since antiquity, perceptive thinkers in western culture have maintained that literature has its own rationality, a rationality as valid in its own domain as the reasoning of theoretical and empirical science. The dismissal of literatures rationality in our own scientific era has wreaked havoc in the philosophy of education, sowed discord in religion,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 14.99
Is a book the same book-or a reader the same reader-the second time around? The seventeen authors in this witty and poignant collection of essays all agree on the answer: Never. The editor of Rereadings is Anne Fadiman, and readers of her bestselling book Ex Libris (FSG, 1998) will find this volume especially satisfying. Her chosen authors include... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 14.99
A side-splitting tour that makes it a blast to read the Western literary canon, from the ancient Greeks to the Modernists. To many, the Great Books evoke angst: the complicated Renaissance dramas we bluffed our way through in college, the dusty Everyman's Library editions that look classy on the shelf but make us feel guilty because they've... more...