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- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
Introduction by Mary Oliver Commentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau The definitive collection of Emerson?s major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the life?s work of a true ?American Scholar.? As one of the architects of the... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
For anyone who has ever wanted to step into the world of a favorite book, here is a pioneer pilgrimage, a tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a hilarious account of butter-churning obsession. Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder-a fantastic realm of fiction, history,... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99
This collection of literary-themed verse from satirist and man of letters John Kendrick Bangs is sure to please book lovers. Filled with allusions to authors and their works and characterized by a light, playful tone, every poem in Cobwebs From a Library Corner is a witty delight. more...
- Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 14.57
A little bubbly, a little bitter, a little absurd, and echoing with the sound of laughter, these poem-songs have shaggy tales to tell. Shaggy Magpie Songs is a celebration of poetry?s potential – for drama and comedy, narrative and nonsense. Presented in four parts – Praise, Nonsense, Blues and Pop – the poems are at times jazzy and rollicking, at... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.95
The lessons herein taught are such as cannot be learned too early, nor dwelt on too long or too often, by those who are engaged in the active and all-absorbing duties of life. In the struggle for natural riches - the wealth that meets the eye and charms the imagination - how many forget that true riches can only be laid up in the heart; and that, without... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) was an eccentric, reclusive poet, though born to a family of good standing within their Massachusetts community. She had fewer than a dozen poems published in her lifetime, though posthumously her sister found a cache of nearly eighteen hundred, all of which have now been published. Emily's style was broke with the... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
Credited by some as the first truly American poet, Walt Whitman carved out a literary niche all his own with groundbreaking volumes such as Leaves of Grass. This richly detailed biography was written by a nurse, Elizabeth Keller, who cared for Whitman during his final years. more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99
Over the course of his varied career, American poet Irving Sidney Dix served in a number of roles, including soldier, stenographer and newspaper editor. This breadth of experience gave Dix insight into the everyday lives of working men and women, a perspective that resonates throughout the stirring poems collected in The Calender and Other Verses,... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 1.99
In this literary smackdown, one giant of American literature thoroughly demolishes the literary output of another. With his trademark plainspoken wit, Mark Twain presents a catalog of everything he hates about the work of James Fenimore Cooper, author of such classics as The Last of the Mohicans. Whether you're Team Twain or Team Fenimore Cooper,... more...
- The Floating Press 2015; US$ 2.99
Writing under the pseudonym "Susan Coolidge," author Sarah Chauncey Woolsey produced a number of notable literary works, including a series of well-regarded children's novels, several books of poetry, and numerous collections of short stories. This collection of some of her best poetry showcases Coolidge's mannered, lyrical style. more...