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100 Books You Must Read Before You Die - volume 1 [Emma; Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; Heart of Darkness;Frankenstein...

by Lewis Carroll and Emily Brontë

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Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 29.46 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 April 2017 onward  

Million for a genius: Dedicated math genius Grigory Perelman is the man who has proved Poincare's theorem. For...

by Aleksandr Minkin

Dedicated math genius Grigory Perelman is the man who has proved Poincare's theorem. For unknown reasons he declined the prize of the clay Mathematics Institute one million dollars. The motives of his act, he did not explain....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 233 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 April 2017 onward  

Goodnight Sleepy Animals: Cute Sleeping, Pet Sleep for Good Night Kids, Baby, Children

by Alis L.

Goodnight Sleepy Animals Cute Sleeping, Pet Sleep for Good Night Kids, Baby, Children...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Parenting & Families, Literature Guides
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 April 2017 onward  

Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe (The New Middle Ages)

by Patricia Skinner

This book is open access under a CC-BY 4.0 license. This book examines social and medical responses to the disfigured face in early medieval Europe, arguing that the study of head and facial injuries can offer a new contribution to the history of early medieval medicine and culture, as well as exploring the language of violence and social interactions. Despite the prevalence of warfare and conflict in early medieval society, and a veritable industry of medieval historians studying it, there has in fact been very little attention paid to the subject of head wounds and facial damage in the course of war and/or punitive justice. The impact of acquired disfigurement —for the individual, and for her or his family and community—is barely registered, and only recently has there been any atte...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 383 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Constituent, Confederate, and Conquered Space: The Emergence of the Mittani State (Topoi – Berlin Studies of the...

by Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum and Nicole Brisch

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Genre: Fiction, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde)

by Alan H. Sommerstein and Isabelle C. Torrance

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Genre: Fiction, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 463 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 April 2017 onward  

Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys’ Fiction

by Cristina-Georgiana Voicu

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Fiction, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Literary Criticism & Theory, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 140 pages
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Fear and Loathing in the North: Jews and Muslims in Medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region

by Cordelia Heß and Jonathan Adams

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Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Religion & Spirituality
Size: 402 pages
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Study Of English Poetry: An Approach To Understand Poetry

by Santanu Karmakar

The book 'Study Of English Poetry' is for those, who are curious about poetic literature in English. The book is written in simple modern and commonly used English language, understandable by any common English reader. It discusses how to study poetry in a systematic manner. In this book two poems, one by William Bake and another by William Wordsworth have been critically analyzed to demonstrate the method. This book can be useful to both common readers as well as students of literature....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 April 2017 onward  

An Exposition of the Poem God's Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins

by Skylar Hamilton Burris

This short essay provides an in-depth analysis of the biblical imagery in “God’s Grandeur,” along with the full-text of the poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. See the author's book Christian Literary Criticism for explorations of additional Christian poems....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 18 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 April 2017 onward  

Chaucer the Actor: The Canterbury Tales as Performance Art

by Roland Miles

An exciting rethinking of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, exploring Chaucer's role as a performer of his own work. Examining the General Prologue, the links between the Tales and the Tales themselves, the author offers a detailed and refreshing look at how Chaucer's own 'live' audience would have experienced the Canterbury Tales. The book also examines the 'conversation' between the Tales, allowing students a broader context if they are studying just one Tale.A compact one hour read, ideal for stimulating new ideas, and for last minute revision. Identifies key quotations and references. Particularly suitable for undergraduate and able High School and A Level students. An accessible, punchy and amusing read with plenty of suggestions in the bibliography for follow-up reading....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 50 pages
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my wonderful life: Childrens story, Bye an 11 year old athor. Her first book.

by RAVEN QUINN

Hi my name is Raven im 11 years old and this is my first e-book and I thank you for your time and support.
This is a short book about my family and me.with pictures for ages babies up to 2 and a half to 3. Thanks!...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Literature & Fiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward  

The Academic Book of the Future

by Rebecca E. Lyons and Samantha Rayner

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence.What makes a book 'academic'? What spaces, physical and digital, can they be found in? How are they made, bought, and read? These questions are tackled by a cross-section of thirteen experts from the fields of bookselling, publishing, university libraries, and academic research in this volume of essays, which was produced in conjunction with the team from the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project as an accelerated publishing challenge for the first ever Academic Book Week. The topics include campus bookshops and bookselling, the role of national libraries, Open Access, the Research Excellence Framework, and publishing innovation. The approaches explore the realities of the present and venture all the way through to possible ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Literary Criticism & Theory, Publishing & Books, Science & Maths
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and...

by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer – as a 'woman's disease' or a 'beast' inside the body – remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equal...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

It Came From Beneath the Slush Pile: 20 Kinds of Stupid: An Anthology of Idiot Heroes and Ridiculous Heroines

by Holly Lisle and Katharina Gerlach

twenty fatally flawed flash stories by Holly Lisle and studentsIf there’s one thing more fun than writing awesome stories, it’s occasionally indulging in the worst excesses and writing awesomely bad stories. Holly Lisle and a group of her students put all of the most clichéd, badly formed, and just plain wrong techniques into as few words as they could, and gathered them together as a way of leading by (horrific) example and illustrating why sometimes, the rules really are there to help (and yes, run-on sentences are bad too).For learning should always be fun.This anthology contains stories by Holly Lisle, Bill Bush, Erica Damon, Danger Dave, DB Eldridge, Ava Fairhall, Peg Fisher, Katharina Gerlach, Gloria Hanlon, Madison Keller, K.V. Moffet, Ruth Sard, Laura Thurston, Tom Vetter...

Genre: Fiction, Humour, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 97 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
15 reviews

Poetics (Xist Classics)

by Aristotle

Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and outlines the foundation of the Western critical tradition....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Poetry, Drama & Criticism, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 64 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward  

Real Illusions II - REBIRTH

by Tanya R. Taylor

HOLD ONTO YOUR SEATS!!!

'REBIRTH' - the sequel to Real Illusions I: 'The Awakening' is going to BLOW YOU AWAY!!! Trent Matheson is not out of the woods yet -- literally! He now has a new problem to deal with of very old origin. How will he handle it this time? Only time will tell.

EXCERPT:

Her blood-curdling scream permeated the air. The woods behind the mansion was eerily quiet and paid no attention to her desperate cry for help. Tina Sheffield was staring at the thing that had just slid out of her -- still attached to the other end of the umbilical cord. She wanted to get up and run out of there as fast as her legs could take her, but her physical connection to the one that shared her DNA prevented her from being able to do so. Furthermore, blood ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Historical Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Thrillers, Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Religious Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Romance, Science Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Children's Fiction, Fairy Tales, Urban, Time Travel, Teen & Young Adult, Religious, Paranormal
Size: 163 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward  

Electronic Literature Communities (Computing Literature)

by Scott Rettberg and Patricia Tomaszek

This is a diverse collection on the role and function of community in the contemporary practice of electronic literature, with ten essays by thirteen leading authors, providing wide-ranging perspectives and approaches. The collection offers historical narratives of institutions in the field, examples of how particular platforms or genres can inspire community, and stories of how ad hoc communities can form around specific creative projects. These case studies are histories of creative affiliations in electronic literature—snapshots of consensus-based communities in their process of formation—and offer a starting point for broader theoretical analyses of network-based creative community.  ...

Genre: Computing, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 265 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 April 2017 onward  

The Munich Teachings of Story: For Screenwriters & Novelists

by Martin Thau

WHICH MATERIAL IS SUITABLE FOR AN ENGAGING STORY?
Excitement results from contrast
Satisfaction
Closure
Relevance

GENRES
Love
Adventure
Investigation
Chase
Clarification
Sublime
Aristotle’s dramatic patterns
*Simple
*Complicated
*Gripping
*Sentimental

HOW DOES ONE DEVELOP A STORY?
Suspense regarding an occurrence or decision
*Title
*Promised decision
*Purpose
*Doubt
*Suggestive representation
Suspense regarding a clarification of meaning
*Reconstruction
*Surprise vs. Suspense
Starting at the End
Varying levels of knowledge between the audience and the hero
Varying levels of knowledge between the charact...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward  

Old Literature: From The Stereotype's Captivity. 2nd Ed.

by Lyudmyla Shevchenko-Savchynska and Kostyantyn Balashov

The Neo-Latin part of an Old Ukrainian literature was proscribed for ages. This book describes a lot of works, which were written by the authors from Ukrainian-Polish (later - Ukrainian-Russian) border, such as Stanislaw Orikhowsky, Simon Simonides, Erasm Syxt, Bartholomey Zymorowycz, Hryhoriy Skoworoda and other. The are two aims in "Old literature: from the stereotype's captivity": refute the opinion, that old literature is non interesting, and create the most general map of Ukrainian Neo-Latin studies....

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 141 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward  

Latin Ukrainian Literature. Overview

by Lyudmyla Shevchenko-Savchynska

У монографії представлено результати дослідження творчості латиномовних інтелектуалів давньої України. Латинська мова розглядається як чинник творення особливого типу культурного порубіжжя. Авторка звертає увагу на методологічні аспекти вивчення української неолатиністики, аналізує основні її жанри та стилі, вказуючи на те, що інтертекстуальність – засадничий принцип виникнення новолатинських творів, значна частина яких нал...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 356 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
3 reviews

Why Kafka Is Not Kafkaesque

by Paul Johnston and Sophie Johnston

Kafka's stories are famous for their mysterious, somewhat sinister character, but what do they really mean? This short, readable book gives you a chance to explore four of Kafka's best known works and understand better what his writing is all about. Whether you have never read Kafka or read him a long time ago, it offers you a thought-provoking way into his work. Kafka's writing can be funny as well as intriguing, but there is certainly much more to it than what is captured in the over-used word "Kafkaesque"....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 41 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 1.50 / 5
2 reviews

Correcting James Clavell’s “Shogun”: 44 Japanese History & Cultural Facts That You May Not Know

by Shiratsuyu Asano

Here is a question for you. Back in 1600, do you know which country had the most firearms in the world?

The answer is Japan.

Firearms were introduced to Japan in 1543. Since then, over a decade, Japan had produced and possessed a hundred thousand firearms, according to a report of the Society of Jesus that had propagated Christianity in Japan in those days. In addition, around 1600, it is considered that the country possessed more than half a million firearms that accounted for half of all the firearms in the world.

In “Shōgun”, a novel by James Clavell and broadcasted as a TV drama, as well as in “The Last Samurai”, a film starring Tom Cruise, Japan was described as if there had been almost no firearms and the country had attacked with only ...

Genre: Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 19 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2017 onward  

An Explication of Marge Piercy's "The Secretary Chant": Essay

by Arnold Lutz

Poem analysis....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 5 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2017 onward  

Complete Works Of Henry James (ShandonPress)

by Henry James and Shandonpress

This ebook collects the complete writings of Henry James: 23 novels, 112 stories and novellas, 12 plays, 6 books with travelogues, 10 with critical essays and 3 autobiographies.THE NOVELSWatch and Ward, Roderick Hudson, The American, The Europeans, Confidence, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Reverberator, The Tragic Muse, The Other House, The Spoils of Poynton, What Maisie Knew, The Awkward Age, The Sacred Fount, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl, The Outcry, The Whole Family, The Ivory Tower, The Sense of the PastTHE TALESA Tragedy of Error, The Story of a Year, A Landscape-Painter, A Day of Days, My Friend Bingham, Poor Richard, The Story of a Masterpiece, The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, A Most Extraordina...

Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
4 reviews

Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves

by Jill Walker Rettberg

This book is open access under a CC BY license.Selfies, blogs and lifelogging devices have become important ways in which we understand ourselves. Jill Walker Rettberg analyses these and related genres as three intertwined modes of self-representation: visual, written and quantitative. Rettberg explores topics like the meaning of Instagram filters, smartphone apps that write your diary for you, and the ways in which governments and commercial entities create their own representations of us from the digital traces we leave behind as we go through our lives....

Genre: Business & Finance, Industries & Professions, Children's eBooks, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Parenting & Families, Literature Guides, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
12 reviews

Celtic Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs

by Hourly History

★ Celtic Mythology ★The gifted W.B. Yeats wrote of his own people “...even a newspaperman, if you entice him into a cemetery at midnight, will believe in phantoms, for everyone is a visionary if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt, unlike any other, is a visionary without scratching.” This introduction to Celtic Mythology will serve the novice well – for it is a complicated history with the earliest written records destroyed by the marauding Vikings. Inside you will read about...✓ The Arrival of the Tuatha dé Danann✓ Hibernia✓ The Main Gods of the Celtic Pantheon✓ Celtic Life and Rituals✓ Sources of Celtic Mythology✓ The Effect of Christianity and Beliefs and SuperstitionsThe oral tradition harks back to 4000BCE and is a compilation of myths and cultures of man...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Zombie Coloring Book: Coloring Books for Kids (Art Book Series)

by Speedy Publishing LLC

IMPORTANT - KINDLE & EBOOK edition of this coloring book is an ART BOOK and is NOT intended to be used as an APPLICATION that is capable of coloring on any device. THIS BOOK IS A PREVIEW – The sole purpose of this preview is to show the designs that are available in the physical copy of the book. Teach your children to conquer their fear of zombie by encouraging them to color this coloring book! Coloring helps a child better absorb information. It is active learning in its finest. Coloring also helps your child master colors, shapes, forms, lines and perspectives. The best news is, your child is having so much fun they won't mind learning at all!...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Photography, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels, Fiction, Home & Garden, Crafts & Hobbies, Humour, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Literary Criticism & Theory, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Puzzles & Games, Children's Fiction, Arts & Music, Early Learning
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 April 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Getting Past Coetzee

by Hedley Twidle

Ten years ago, I was commissioned by a famous poet-editor to write a profile of Coetzee for a London review. At the time, the offer was a big break, and could have led to great things. I was fresh out of university and the editor was high-up at Faber and Faber, a talent scout for The New Yorker. But it never got written.Instead of providing a controlled and judicious survey of the oeuvre, I found myself obsessed by minor details on the outskirts of his work. The grim memoir Youth (2002) had just appeared and I wrote at length about the stockings full of clotting cheese that young "John" hangs up in his kitchen - proof of his extreme thriftiness, in life as in prose. The fish fingers that he fries in olive oil in a London garret, trying to emulate the Mediterranean diet of Ford Madox Ford: ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 April 2017 onward  

Smart Pop Preview 2013: Standalone Essays and Exclusive Extras on the Hunger Games, Ender's Game, Percy Jackson...

by David Brin and David Brin

Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop's 2013 titles with this preview volume of standalone essays and exclusive book extras!Volume includes:“Anne McCaffrey, Believer in Us” – David BrinFrom Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern, edited by Todd McCaffreyExclusive Extra: "Painting the Dragonwriter Cover" - Michael WhelanExcerpts from “Munchkin: Hollywood” – Liam McIntyreFrom The Munchkin Book: The Official Companion, edited by James Lowder“Percy Jackson and the Gods of Death” – J&P VoelkelFrom Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians, edited by Rick Riordan"Why the Best Friend Never Gets the Girl" - Kami GarciaFrom Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader, edited by C...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Literature & Fiction
Size: 143 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 April 2017 onward  

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