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- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
This ground-breaking collection of essays presents a new 'bookish' literary history, which situates questions about books at the intersection of a range of debates about the role of authors and readers, the organization of knowledge, the vogue for collecting, and the impact of overlapping technologies of writing and shifting generic boundaries. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.00
An Anchor Books Original Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost?great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission. Compiled by the editors of Brick: A Literary Magazine , Lost Classics is a reader?s delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection... more...
- 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...
- Random House 2014; US$ 31.98
As the annual flood of published novels grows ever greater, it?s a hard a job to keep up, let alone sort the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately, literary sleuth and academic John Sutherland is on hand to do precisely that. In the course of over 500 wittily informative pieces he gives us his own very personal take on the most rewarding, most remarkable... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2011; Not Available
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...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 19.99
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$ 22.99
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...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99
Thomas C. Foster, acclaimed author of the phenomenal bestseller How to Read Literature Like a Professor , returns with a hugely entertaining appreciation of twenty-five works of literature that have greatly influenced the American identity. In a delightfully informative, often wry manner, Twenty-Five Books that Shaped America looks closely at important... more...