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  • Letters on Literatureby Andrew Lang

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    In this collection of epistles, Lang has addressed some fictitious characters. Some of these correspondences are addressed to characters created by other authors; others are to the author's own imagined personas. Through theses letters, Lang has imparted criticism to such works of literature that, otherwise, would not have been possible. more...

  • The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plotby Andrew Lang

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    This is a vigorous investigation of Dickens’s last book which remained unfinished due to his death. Lang, while facilitating other theories, endeavors to solve “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”. A conspicuous portrayal of Lang’s analytical supremacy, in which he superbly represents assorted notions in alliance with his own that help... more...

  • Charles Dickens and Rochesterby Robert Langton

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    “Charles Dickens and Rochester” offers a thorough research on Dickens’ hometown. The essay illustrates how deeply attached he was to Rochester. Excerpts from his various books highlight how frequently he refers to it in his writings. Langton, a close friend of Dickens, has beautifully captured the essence of the time they spent together... more...

  • Essay on Machiavelliby Thomas Babington Macaulay

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    In this pioneering work on Machiavelli's philosophy, Macaulay has presented his ideals in a new light. Elucidating on the background that led to his political approach, he has given a completely new outlook to Machiavellian thought. Fascinating and thought-provoking! more...

  • The Inns and Taverns of “Pickwick”by Bertram Waldrom Matz

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    As one can infer from the book’s title, it is about the inns and taverns of Victorian England as related in Dickens' famous novel “The Pickwick Papers”. Written in an interesting manner, it thoroughly examines Dickens’ true-to-life portrayal of the locations mentioned therein. Matz delves into the history of these settings and... more...

  • Belling the Catby Mordecai Richler

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 19.95

    "More than forty years of scribble, scribble, scribble, and I have been sued only once..." But this collection of essays is no less a pleasure to read for all that. Mordecai Richler is an exuberant essayist, with a combative wit and sharp eye, regularly offending some, endearing himself mightily to others, and always hugely entertaining. Like all great... more...

  • The Writing Family of Stephen Kingby Patrick McAleer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    This work examines Stephen King's position in popular literary circles and then considers the contributions of his family to the landscape of contemporary fiction. Though they have to a degree been eclipsed by Stephen King's popularity, the work of his wife, Tabitha King, and sons, Owen King and Joe Hill, have found varying levels of success... more...

  • Nabokov's Permanent Mysteryby David S. Rutledge

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00

    This critical text examines the ways in which Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century's great writers, structured his works to encapsulate his metaphysical beliefs. It draws examples from Nabokov's novels, stories and nonfiction, revealing a startling consistency in his beliefs over the course of his career, even as the structure of... more...

  • L'Époque de la Renaissance (1400?1600)by Eva Kushner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 297.00

    Au sein de la vaste entreprise qu'est l' Histoire comparée des littératures de langues européennes , la sous-série portant sur la Renaissance, dont fait partie le volume que voici, représente à plusieurs égards une gageure novatrice. La Renaissance a souvent et abondamment été étudiée comme transformation de la civilisation occidentale, en Italie avant... more...

  • L'Époque de la Renaissance (1400?1600)by Tibor Klaniczay; Eva Kushner; André Stegmann

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 292.00

    Le nouveau volume de la série Histoire comparée des littératures de langues européennes constitue lui-même la première partie d'un ensemble de quatre volumes. Ces volumes sont consacrés à une période de 200 ans qui dans l'histoire de la civilisation des peuples d'Europe porte le nom de Renaissance. Les premiers 80 ans de cette époque voient naître,... more...