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  • Quicklet on Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fishby Nicole Cipri

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    ABOUT THE BOOK In Your Inner Fish, Shubin attempts to explore the intersections of evolutionary biology and modern human anatomy. On his faculty page on the University of Chicago website, Neil Shubin writes: The philosophy that underlies all of my empirical work is derived from the conviction that progress in the study of evolutionary biology... more...

  • Quicklet on Upton Sinclair's The Jungle (CliffNotes-like Book Summary)by Rebecca Meredith

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! ABOUT THE BOOK IIn researching this book, Upton Sinclair spent several weeks undercover working in the meatpacking industry. His book, The Jungle, which was published in 1906, was written as a composite of figures and fates he encountered. He was called a muckraker in dredging up the truth about the meatpacking... more...

  • Quicklet on Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played with Fire (CliffNotes-like Book Summary)by Davanna Cimino

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! MEET THE AUTHOR Davanna Cimino has a life-long love of literature. She is a copy editor and copywriter, writes fiction and poetry, and has a law degree. She lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida. She has three sons, and a Brittany named Jubal. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Steig Larsson gave Lasse Winkler, editor... more...

  • Quicklet on Jon Krakauer's Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains (CliffNotes-like Summary, Analysis, and Review)by Anita Tsuchiya

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! ABOUT THE BOOK Eiger Dreams by Jon Krakauer is an anthology of articles published by various magazines during the mid-to-late 1980s. This collection consists of his earliest works, predating the books that launched him to the top of the bestseller list: Into The Wild (1996), and Into Thin Air (1997) Krakauer... more...

  • The Impact of Victorian Children's Fictionby J. S. Bratton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1981. Many of the classics of children?s literature were produced in the Victorian period. But Alice in Wonderland and The King of the Golden River were not the books offered to the majority of children of the time. When writing for children began to be taken seriously, it was not as an art, but as an instrument of moral... more...

  • An Atlas of Tolkienby Octopus

    Octopus 2015; US$ 12.99

    This lavish, colour atlas is a complete guide to the weird and wonderful geography of Tolkien's world. Packed with full page maps and illustrations of events in the annals of Middle-earth, it is the perfect companion to the bestselling A Dictionary of Tolkien . This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers. more...

  • In Praise of Literatureby Zygmunt Bauman; Riccardo Mazzeo

    Wiley 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29

    In this new book Zygmunt Bauman and Riccardo Mazzeo examine the contentious issue of the relation between literature (and the arts in general) and sociology (or, more generally, a branch of the humanities claiming scientific status). While many commentators see literature and sociology as radically different vocations, Bauman and Mazzeo argue that... more...

  • Cyclopedia of Literary Charactersby Frank N. Magill

    Salem Press 2015; US$ 455.00

    This new edition examines more than 29,000 major characters from 3,500 important works of literature. New to this edition are 245 characters published in popular works of fiction from 2000 to 2013. more...

  • The Values of Literary Studiesby Rónán McDonald

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00 US$ 18.04

    In The Values of Literary Studies: Critical Institutions, Scholarly Agendas, leading scholars illuminate the purpose and priorities of literary criticism. more...

  • The Poetics of Poesisby Felicia Bonaparte

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 49.50

    Examining novels written in nineteenth-century England and throughout most of the West, as well as philosophical essays on the conception of fictional form, Felicia Bonaparte sees the novel in this period not as the continuation of eighteenth-century "realism," as has commonly been assumed, but as a genre unto itself. Determined to address the crises... more...