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The Book of Books
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 105,310. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
Tired of books you can’t get into or don’t want to finish? This guide is the cure! Whether your preference is fiction or nonfiction, you’ll never crack a book you don’t love. Our team of experienced literary professionals--book publishers, editors, authors, scholars, and critics—point you to the leading novels and nonfiction by the best authors. Fall in love with a great book. Get this guide now!
Stephen King, American Master: A Creepy Corpus of Facts About Stephen King & His Work
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 103,810. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2018 by Permuted. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
A fun and informative compendium for Stephen King fans —interviews, essays, and loads of facts and details about all of his work.
Agatha Christie's Golden Age
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 166,480. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Mystery & Detective
This book provides the first comprehensive definition of the puzzle elements in Agatha Christie’s novels, proposing the idea that murder stories can be deconstructed into three puzzle elements – Solution, Plot and Clues.
La dramática vida de Rubén Darío
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 400,250. Language: Spanish. Published: June 27, 2018 by Libros Nicaragua. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
Don Edelberto Torres Espinosa pudo producir esta obra monumental que combina el apasionante relato de la vida de Darío con la exploración de los múltiples factores humanos y literarios que confluyeron en su trabajo.
The Inklings and King Arthur: J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, & Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 284,770. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Although studies of the “Oxford Inklings” abound, none has yet examined their great body of Arthurian work. Yet each of these major writers tackled serious and relevant questions about government, gender, violence, imperialism, secularism, and spirituality through their stories of the Quest for the Holy Grail. This rigorous and sophisticated volume studies does so for the first time.
Very Long Nights
Price: Free! Words: 159,790. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
A collection of essays of literary criticism.
Why The Hell Should I? A Dyslexic Perspective on Creative Writing: Critical Reflection & Barriers to Participation
Price: Free! Words: 106,630. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017 by Brittunculi Records & Books UK. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Reference, Essay » Author profile
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This work is completed as it stands as an author based biographical case study. It is a critical reflection on barriers to participation, or more simply put: a dyslexic perspective on creative writing. It is presented as a genuine insight into my world as a dyslexic creative writer. It is also a reflective journal of my life and its impacts on my writing. By Briish singer/songwriter: J R P Taylor.
Four In One Healing And Moulding Books: Joyful Wells of Salvation
Price: $140.00 USD. Words: 325,950. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » African, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing
This Four-In One Healing And Moulding Book is powerful and brings salvation to the reader, the country, the continent and the world at large. It is healing, protecting and uniting to nations and people. In the reading of this book, every reader makes a contribution to the safety and protection of the Nations and world of God through agreement of the healing Word of God.
Autumn Leaves
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 149,160. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Drama, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Claire Bedard falls for the handsome chef Ryan James, but their love turns toxic when Ryan’s abusive past surfaces to control her. Will she be able to help him move beyond his darkness and need for control, or will it ultimately ruin her?
Past Masters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,370. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy
Past Masters and Other Bookish Natterings collects some of the very best of Bud Webster's columns and author profiles drawn from a broad knowledge of the field of literary science fiction and fantasy. Bud is the final word on genre scholarship, and that has never been more evident than in this collection.
I Promessi Sposi: edizione integrale arricchita da una biografia dettagliata e dal saggio
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 228,840. Language: Italian. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / Italian, Essay » Literature
Ad Alessandro Manzoni occorsero quasi venti anni per scrivere “I promessi sposi”. La proverbiale lentezza dell’Autore, ma anche le continue correzioni e aggiustamenti permisero la pubblicazione della versione definitiva solo a partire dal 1840. Questo ebook contiene l'edizione integrale dell'Opera, il saggio INEDITO “Dell'equivalenza manzoniana” e la biografia dettagliata dell'autore
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad: Text and Critical Introduction
Series: Text and Critical Introduction. Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 107,550. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Everything you need in one book! This is the perfect edition for the student or general reader providing, in a single volume, a comprehensive analysis of "Heart of Darkness". The book includes the full text, guiding questions, detailed notes, chapters on the biographical, historical, philosophical and literary background, a detailed commentary and an analysis of critical reaction to the text.
Mansarovar - Part 5-8 (Hindi)
Series: Mansarovar Part 1-8. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 383,540. Language: Hindi. Published: September 28, 2014 by Sai ePublications & Sai Shop. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Short Stories
मानसरोवर - भाग 5 मंदिर | निमंत्रण | रामलीला | कामना तरु | हिंसा परम धर्म | बहिष्कार | चोरी | लांछन | सती | कजाकी | आसुँओं की होली | अग्नि-समाधि | सुजान भगत | पिसनहारी का कुआँ | सोहाग का शव | आत्म-संगीत | एक्ट्रेस | ईश्वरीय न्याय | ममता | मंत्र | प्रायश्चित | कप्तान साहब | इस्तीफा | मानसरोवर - भाग 6 यह मेरी मातृभूमि है | राजा हरदौल | त्यागी का प्रेम | रानी सारन्धा | शाप | मर्यादा की वेदी | मृत्यु
Mansarovar - Part 1-4 (Hindi)
Series: Mansarovar Part 1-8. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 405,740. Language: Hindi. Published: September 23, 2014 by Sai ePublications & Sai Shop. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Short Stories
मानसरोवर - भाग 1 अलग्योझा | ईदगाह | माँ | बेटोंवाली विधवा | बड़े भाई साहब | शांति | नशा | स्‍वामिनी | ठाकुर का कुआँ | घर जमाई | पूस की रात | झाँकी | गुल्‍ली-डंडा | ज्योति | दिल की रानी | धिक्‍कार | कायर | शिकार | सुभागी | अनुभव | लांछन | आखिरी हीला | तावान | घासवाली | गिला | रसिक संपादक | मनोवृत्ति
Mansarovar - Part 5 (Hindi)
Series: Mansarovar Part 1-8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,510. Language: Hindi. Published: September 22, 2014 by Sai ePublications & Sai Shop. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Short Stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
मानसरोवर - भाग 5 मंदिर निमंत्रण रामलीला कामना तरु हिंसा परम धर्म बहिष्कार चोरी लांछन सती कजाकी आसुँओं की होली अग्नि-समाधि सुजान भगत पिसनहारी का कुआँ सोहाग का शव आत्म-संगीत एक्ट्रेस ईश्वरीय न्याय ममता मंत्र प्रायश्चित कप्तान साहब इस्तीफा --------------------------- मातृ-प्रेम, तुझे धान्य है ! संसार में और जो कुछ है, मिथ्या है, निस्सार है। मातृ-प्रेम ही सत्य है, अक्षय है, अनश्वर है। ...
Mansarovar - Part 3 (Hindi)
Series: Mansarovar Part 1-8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,130. Language: Hindi. Published: September 13, 2014 by Sai ePublications & Sai Shop. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Short Stories
मानसरोवर - भाग 3 विश्‍वास नरक का मार्ग स्त्री और पुरुष उध्दार निर्वासन नैराश्य लीला कौशल स्वर्ग की देवी आधार एक आँच की कसर माता का हृदय परीक्षा तेंतर नैराश्य दण्ड धिक्‍कार लैला मुक्तिधन दीक्षा क्षमा मनुष्य का परम धर्म गुरु-मंत्र सौभाग्य के कोड़े विचित्र होली मुक्ति-मार्ग डिक्री के रुपये शतरंज के खिलाड़ी वज्रपात सत्याग्रह भाड़े का टट्टू बाबाजी का भोग विनोद
Mansarovar - Part 2 (Hindi)
Series: Mansarovar Part 1-8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,480. Language: Hindi. Published: September 11, 2014 by Sai ePublications & Sai Shop. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Short Stories, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
मानसरोवर - भाग 2 कुसुम खुदाई फौजदार वेश्या चमत्कार मोटर के छींटे कैदी मिस पद्मा विद्रोही कुत्सा दो बैलों की कथा रियासत का दीवान मुफ्त का यश बासी भात में खुदा का साझा दूध का दाम बालक जीवन का शाप डामुल का कैदी नेउर गृह-नीति कानूनी कुमार लॉटरी जादू नया विवाह शूद्र --------- साल-भर की बात है, एक दिन शाम को हवा खाने जा रहा था कि महाशय नवीन से मुलाक़ात हो गयी। मेरे पुराने दोस्त हैं, बड़े बेतकल्लुफ़ और मन
Mansarovar - Part 1 (Hindi)
Series: Mansarovar Part 1-8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,710. Language: Hindi. Published: September 6, 2014 by Sai ePublications & Sai Shop. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Short Stories
मानसरोवर - भाग 1 अलग्योझा ईदगाह माँ बेटोंवाली विधवा बड़े भाई साहब शांति नशा स्‍वामिनी ठाकुर का कुआँ घर जमाई पूस की रात झाँकी गुल्‍ली-डंडा ज्योति दिल की रानी धिक्‍कार कायर शिकार सुभागी अनुभव लांछन आखिरी हीला तावान घासवाली गिला रसिक संपादक मनोवृत्ति
El lenguage es una fuente de malos entendidos. 101 literatos del mundo hispano
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 208,610. Language: Spanish. Published: November 20, 2013 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
Este libro es una recopilacion de la esencia de 101 literatos del mundo no hispano. Son 101 capitulos que recorren lo mas importante de la literatura, como una invitacion a ser, vivir, aprender, conocer y sentir el placer de leer la buena letra.
Gambling on Magic
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 116,960. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Drama
Gambling on Magic is set in Bangkok where life is more than good for Joey Balfour, ex-patriot gambling king, former TV personality, and the current owner of the mysterious and exotic Feng Shui Flower Shop in downtown Bangkok. Then ex-chief of security arrives in Bangkok to reopen an old unsolved Las Vegas casino theft...