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Brontë: A Biography of the Literary Family
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,310. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
From humble beginnings, the Brontë family of Haworth, England reached a degree of literary fame that has seldom been replicated. Specifically, Charlotte, Emily and, to a lesser extent, Anne all made significant contributions to world literature. The great tragedy of the Brontë family is that all were taken away by illness before the prime of their lives. Anne died aged 28 year; Emily died at ag
A Time Before Facebook
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Series: A Time Before Facebook, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 138,000. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Two families on opposite sides of the US/Canada Border are forever united through a marriage, children, and then a death. Jimmy is now growing up in a time before computers, email and social networking. The stories are true, but some persons and events have been fictionalized where necessary.
El humor de Borges
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 46,270. Language: Spanish. Published: November 17, 2013 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
El autor, amigo y colaborador de Borges, reúne aquí episodios en los que Borges despliega un humor radiante y una ironía puntual, a modo de antología de la inteligencia y la gracia de uno de los escritores que más y mejor enriqueció la literatura del siglo XX.
The Novels of Henry Williamson
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Series: Henry Williamson Collections, Book 17. Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 24,860. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Henry Williamson. Category: Essay » Literature
This brilliant long essay by the noted literary critic considers Henry Williamson’s novels up to 1954. Murry's essay remains essential reading for those who want to understand better Williamson’s writings. It is written in a clear, elegant style, while the literary analyses of the novels are its greatest distinction. Murry thought highly of the books making up the Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight.
'Death, Thou shalt Die': The Life of John Donne
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,440. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
The greatest poet and the greatest preacher of his time, John Donne rose from poverty and obscurity to the position of Dean of St Paul's, a confident of King Charles and - his early poems too erotic to be published - a scourge of sinners whose daughter owned the most popular brothel in London.
In Bed With Gore Vidal
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,630. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
Gore Vidal claimed there was no such thing as “gay,” only gay sexual acts. But what was the truth about his sex life and sexuality—and how did it affect and influence his writing and public life?
Hertzan The Keyboard Entity Chimera
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,330. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Hertzan Chimera – THE KEYBOARD ENTITY, the official biography of an invented writing persona came out in about 2004 as a 6” by 9” trade paperback, and it's probably still available on all good distribution sites.
Letters from the Attic
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Price: Free! Words: 20,490. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
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Letters from the Attic is a collection of short stories and blog posts by Gabriel Farago – author, lawyer, novelist – which provide insight into the real-life inspirations behind his international thriller The Empress Holds The Key.
Unlikely Memories and Two Amnesias
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,910. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Holly Winter has two unrelated forms of amnesia: complete and total amnesia and visual amnesia. Her story is here in her new book, "Unlikely Memories and Two Amnesias." Holly Winter is a camera without film. She is a woman without a history. In this memoir, Winter helps us laugh in the face of adversity as she proves, time and again, that she is more than her medical history.
The Dirty Old Man Of American Literature: A Biography of Charles Bukowski
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,080. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Charles Bukowski didn't write about high society or the life most people will never live; he wrote about the ordinary man--the ones you are more likely to see living next to you than glamorized on TV. He wrote what he knew and he wrote it well. Bukowski knew Los Angeles—women—the drudgery of work—and drinking…lots of drinking! This biography takes you inside the life and times of Bukowski, and h
Steinbeck: Citizen Spy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 125,880. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013 by Grave Distractions Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
After languishing in the CIA’s archives for 60 years, a letter is uncovered in John Steinbeck’s own hand that shatters everything history tells us about the author’s life. Written in 1952, to CIA Director Walter Bedell Smith, Steinbeck makes an offer to become an asset for the Agency during a trip to Europe later that year. More shocking than Steinbeck’s letter is Smith’s reply accepting.
The Real Life Inspiration Behind Oscar Wilde’s Work: A Play-by-Play Look At Wilde’s Inspirations
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,220. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Fiction often imitates real-life. That was certainly the case for Oscar Wilde. This book is part biography, part critical study. It examines all of Wilde’s published and unpublished work to see what was happening in her life that she might have used as inspiration for her fiction. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publi
Mark Twain Anecdotes and Quotes
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Price: Free! Words: 15,080. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
This short 13,000-word pamphlet contains Mark Twain anecdote and quotations and a short biography.
Italian Funerals and Other Festive Occasions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,880. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
The Mafia at his doorstep, a scary grandmother with “special powers” and his favorite aunt who knitted him sweaters and smuggled gin: New York in the 20s seemed so normal to the seven year old boy. With great humor Mr. Miranda shares his bizarre family secrets with us, and also twelve of his secret family recipes going back five Sicilian generations. He proves reality is stranger than fiction!
The Real Life Inspiration Behind Jane Austen’s Work: A Book-by-Book Look At Austen’s Inspirations
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Fiction often imitates real-life. That was certainly the case for Jane Austen. This book is part biography, part critical study. It examines all of Austen's published and unpublished work to see what was happening in her life that she might have used as inspiration for her fiction. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publ
The Life of Dr. Seuss: A Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel Just for Kids!
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Series: Unofficial Biographies, Book 13. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,990. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
He was one of the most brilliant men in the world. His books inspired millions of lives. But who was he really? This book, just for kids, will look at his childhood, education, marriage and work to see what made him who he was! KidLit-o is a leading electronic publisher in children’s books; each month, it publishes several history, science and language arts books.
The Real Blithedale Romance: The Love and Marriage of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Sophia Peabody
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Rising from relative obscurity, Nathaniel Hawthorne became one of the most celebrate and original authors of his generation. Along the way, he crossed paths with a young woman of equally remarkable talents. Others may have considered Sophia Peabody an invalid destined for a spinster’s life, but Hawthorne saw someone special. This is the story of their relationship. LifeCaps is an imprint of Boo
Orbit: JRR Tolkien - The True Lord of the Rings: spanish edition
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70. Language: Spanish. Published: May 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
This edition is translated in spanish! He imagined realms of wizards, orcs, and hobbits and elevated fantasy from pulp to respected literature. J.R.R. Tolkien, the iconic author who captivated generations with his rich and complex mythology of Middle Earth.
Byron: The Impossible Hero
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Price: $5.55 USD. Words: 35,070. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
George Gordon, Lord Byron became famous because of a poem - then became notorious because of his private life. Those who have never read a line of his poetry think of him as a dashing lover whose mistresses included his half-sister, and half the women in Italy. This short biography follows him from London to Venice and on to his death fighting for freedom in Greece.
Frankenstein In Love: The Marriage of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,240. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
She was the 17 year-old daughter of noted philosophers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft; he was a 22-year-old trapped in an unhappy marriage. Their love was forbidden...that didn't matter. They inspired each other and became one of the most memorable literary couples of all time. For a short time in the late 1810s and early 1820s, they were the epicenter of an expatriate colony of artists