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Henry Williamson, author of Tarka the Otter: A brief look at his Life and Writings in North Devon in the 1920s and '30s, the area known today as Tarka Country
By Henry Williamson
Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 21,950. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
This short anthology serves as an introduction to Henry Williamson’s early writings about North Devon, which established his reputation as perhaps the foremost British nature writer of the twentieth century. There are extracts from Williamson’s classic novels 'Tarka the Otter' and 'Salar the Salmon', as well as from less well-known works, illustrated by contemporary photographs.
Shakespeare & Company: The Story of Lord Chamberlain’s Men
By Paul Brody
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,870. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
James Burbage founded the Lord Chamberlain’s Men in 1594, during the reign of Elizabeth I of England. Its most famous member was, of course, William Shakespeare, he’s only a small part of the companies fascinating story. This varied company of actors and writers lived and worked around London, plying their craft. Although it was a beneficial time to be in the arts, Elizabethan England did provid
New Age Meditations...Life's Hidden Secrets.(Vol-54)
By Bhagavan Shree Prasannaji
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
New Age Meditations are synonymous with uplifting the consciousness of the individual. These meditations are written by Bhagavan Shree Prasannaji (first spiritual guru in the world to create over 6000 New Age Meditations) while in a state of Samadhi. These meditations are going to surely shed light on the ways we perceive life & give us a chance to see something great which belongs to the unknown.
Threnos for T. E. Lawrence and other writings, together with A Criticism of Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter, by T. E. Lawrence
By Henry Williamson
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 60,510. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
A collection of important essays on books and writers, who include T.E. Lawrence, Richard Aldington, Richard Jefferies, W. H. Hudson, and Francis Thompson; together with Williamson's prefaces and introductions to books by Izaak Walton, V. M. Yeates, James Farrar, Walter Robson, John Heygate and others; and the text of T.E. Lawrence's long and entertaining letter of criticism of 'Tarka the Otter'.
Twain and Eddy: The Conflicted Relationship of Mark Twain and Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
By Paul Brody
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,240. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
It was a coincidence of history that brought together one of America’s fastest-growing religious movements and its most famous humorist. Christian Science, which became the First Church of Christ, Scientist, started from nothing in 1866 and by the turn of the century had become a force to be reckoned with. Hannibal, Missouri’s Mark Twain had also made his mark, becoming a celebrated international
Dutch on Dutch: One of the Last In-depth Interviews with the Incomparable Elmore Leonard
By T.V. LoCicero
Price: Free! Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
In this lively, expansive and generous interview, the greatest crime novelist of our time, Elmore “Dutch” Leonard, talks about everything from the essence and appeal of his stories, to why he writes in longhand, to the finer points of robbing a bank.
In Which Milne's Life Is Told: A Biography of Winnie the Pooh Author A.A. Milne
By Paul Brody
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,250. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Few authors achieve fame in their lifetime and then have that fame compound and grow long after their death. Fewer still spend much of their lives harboring resentment for the work that made them famous. Such was the case for Alan Alexander Milne. Long before he wrote Winnie-the-Pooh, Milne had established a career as a humorist and playwright. When his son, Christopher Robin, was born, it led
Ernest Miller Hemingway: A Workbook
By JC Simmons
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,720. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Hemingway’s life, from birth to death and beyond is covered in a unique and divisive format that all who study the book will come away with much knowledge about the man, his life, and his work.
Brontë: A Biography of the Literary Family
By LifeCaps
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
By Jimmy James Jr.
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.
The Novels of Henry Williamson
By John Middleton Murry
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
By Derek Parker
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.
Hertzan The Keyboard Entity Chimera
By Mike Philbin
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
By Gabriel Farago
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.
The Dirty Old Man Of American Literature: A Biography of Charles Bukowski
By LifeCaps
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
The Real Life Inspiration Behind Oscar Wilde’s Work: A Play-by-Play Look At Wilde’s Inspirations
By BookCaps
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
By David Bruce
Price: Free! Words: 13,700. 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
By John (Giovanni) Miranda
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
By BookCaps
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!
By BookCaps
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.