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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 25 May 2018 onward  

The adventures of the bear cub. The story of who helped the girl to escape from the forest and find his house.: Tales with pictures for children from 3 to 5 years.

by Oleg Kolpakov

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Parenting & Families, Literature Guides
Size: 13 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Constituent, Confederate, and Conquered Space: The Emergence of the Mittani State (Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt)

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 24 May 2018 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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
4 reviews

The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written: volume 7 (30 short stories)

by Arthur Conan Doyle and Arthur Machen

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Fiction, Anthologies, Horror, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 842 kb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
5 reviews

Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Tales and Poems

by Edgar Allan Poe

This ebook compiles Edgar Allan Poe's complete tales and poems, such as "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket", "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Raven" and "The Cask of Amontillado". This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work....

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Fiction, Anthologies, Horror, Poetry, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Romance, Collections & Anthologies, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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 23 May 2018 onward  

Meaning and Interpretation: Wittgenstein, Henry James, and Literary Knowledge

by Garry L. Hagberg

'What is the meaning of a word?' In this thought-provoking book, Hagberg demonstrates how this question—which initiated Wittgenstein's later work in the philosophy of language—is significant for our understanding not only of linguistic meaning but of the meaning of works of art and literature as well....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 200 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

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 22 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Biographia Literaria (Unabridged): Important autobiographical work and influential piece of literary introspection by an English poet and philosopher, ... Mariner, Christabel, Lyrical Ballads

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This carefully crafted ebook: "Biographia Literaria (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. In addition to his poetry, Coleridge also wrote influential piece of literary criticism, Biographia Literaria, a collection of his thoughts and opinions on literature. The work delivered both biographical explanations of the author's life as well as his impressions on literature. The collection also contained an analysis of a broad range of philosophical principles of literature ranging from Aristotle to Immanuel Kant and Schelling and applied them to the poetry of peers such as William Wordsworth. Coleridge's explanations of metaphysical principles were popular topics of discourse in academic communities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, a...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

The Collected Parody and Humor Prose of F. Scott Fitzgerald

by Fitzgerald,F. Scott

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Genre: Fiction, Humour, Essays, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 42 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Language of the Snakes: Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the Language Order of Premodern India (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Andrew Ollett

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Language of the Snakes traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first centuries of the common era. Although little studied today, Prakrit was an important vector of the kavya movement and once joined Sanskrit at the apex of classical Indian literary culture. The opposition between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring “language order” in India, a set of ways of thinking about, naming, classifying, representing, and ultimately using languages. As a language of classical literature that nevertheless retained its as...

Genre: Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Modernizing Composition: Sinhala Song, Poetry, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Sri Lanka (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Garrett Field

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely take notice of connections between South Asian song and poetry. Modernizing Composition overcomes this disciplinary fragmentation by examining the history of Sinhala-language song and poetry in twentieth-century Sri Lanka. Garrett Field describes how songwriters and poets modernized song and poetry in response to colonial and postcolonial formations. The story of this modernization is significant in that it shi...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 171 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Kit Marlowe and the Fatal Engines of War (The Adventures of Christopher Marlowe Book 3)

by Darren Freebury-Jones

The breathtaking finale to The Adventures of Christopher Marlowe trilogy!

The Engines of War have a new leader in Richard Bancroft, who sends a team of bloody assassins to Turkey in search of the Quill of Herodotus, an ancient artefact with the power to transcend time itself.

Christopher 'Kit' Marlowe travels to London to gain the aid of the famous playwright, William Shakespeare. Together they brave erupting volcanoes, tempests at sea, and the deadly machinations of the mercenary, Aaron Valdes, who has a unique way of butchering his victims...

Marlowe finds himself on the most violent, action-packed mission of his career. But in this instalment, will The Engines of War prove fatal for him?...

Genre: Fiction, Action & Adventure, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 106 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Writing Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman and the Cultural World of the Indo-Persian State Secretary (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Rajeev Kinra

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Writing Self, Writing Empire examines the life, career, and writings of the Mughal state secretary, or munshi, Chandar Bhan “Brahman” (d. c.1670), one of the great Indo-Persian poets and prose stylists of early modern South Asia.  Chandar Bhan’s life spanned the reigns of four different emperors, Akbar (1556-1605), Jahangir (1605-1627), Shah Jahan (1628-1658), and Aurangzeb ‘Alamgir (1658-1707), the last of the “Great Mughals” whose courts dominated the culture and politics of the subcontinent at the height of the empire’s power, territorial reach, and global influence.  As a high-caste H...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 394 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Martina Zimmermann

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This is the first book-length exploration of the thoughts and experiences expressed by dementia patients in published narratives over the last thirty years. It contrasts third-person caregiver and first-person patient accounts from different languages and a range of media, focusing on the poetical and political questions these narratives raise: what images do narrators appropriate; what narrative plot do they adapt; and how do they draw on established strategies of life-writing. It also analyses how these accounts engage with the culturally dominant Alzheimer’s narrative that centres on dependence and vulnerability, and addresses how they relate to discourses of gender and aging. Linking literary scholarship to the medico-scientific und...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 167 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward  

The Other Side of the Story: Structures and Strategies of Contemporary Feminist Narratives

by Molly Hite

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Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 184 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward  

Who is Torsten Krol?: Stephen King VS Joe Hill

by Marc Bischof

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Genre: Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 17 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Television, Fiction, Horror, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Size: 374 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
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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 20 May 2018 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, Microsoft, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 265 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 May 2018 onward  

Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America

by Nina Baym

This book describes and characterizes responses of American readers to fiction in the generation before the Civil War. It is based on close examination of the reviews of all novels—both American and European—that appeared in major American periodicals during the years 1840–1860, a period in which magazines, novels, and novel reviews all proliferated. Nina Baym makes uses of the reviews to gain information about the formal, aesthetic, and moral expectations of reviewers. Her major conclusion is that the accepted view about the American novel before the Civil War—the view that the atmosphere in America was hostile to fiction—is a myth. There is compelling evidence, she shows, for the existence of a veritable novel industry and, concomitantly, a vast audience for fiction in the 1840...

Genre: Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Henry James: The Complete Collection

by Henry James

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Business & Finance, Industries & Professions, Fiction, Anthologies, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Travel, Continental Europe, United States, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 13583 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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 18 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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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 17 May 2018 onward  

Smart Pop Preview 2013: Standalone Essays and Exclusive Extras on the Hunger Games, Ender's Game, Percy Jackson, the Mortal Instruments, Munchkin, the Dragonriders of Pern, and More

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 17 May 2018 onward  

The Navigating the Shadow World Reader: A Companion to Navigating the Shadow World by Liv Spencer

by Liv Spencer

A curated selection of the poems, plays, and works of fiction that Cassandra Clare quotes from in the Shadowhunter Chronicles. Liv Spencer highlights the specific text used in each volume of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, with selections from Hamlet, A Tale of Two Cities, Tennyson, Dante, and many more!This is the free companion reader to Navigating the Shadow World: The Unofficial Guide to Cassandra Clares The Mortal Instruments by Liv Spencer.
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Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 312 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Smart Pop Preview 2014: Standalone Essays on Divergent, Zombies, the Hunger Games, Veronica Mars, and Fanfiction

by Debra Driza and Lauren Wilson

Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop's 2013 titles with this preview volume of standalone essays!Volume Includes:"Truth and Lies" – Debra DrizaDowntown Chicago Faction Map from "Mapping Divergent's Chicago" – V. ArrowFrom Divergent Thinking: YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy, edited by Leah Wilson"Welcome to the Zombie Apocalypse" and "Overnight of the Living Dead French Toast" - Lauren WilsonFrom The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide"Crime of Fashion" - Terri ClarkFrom The Girl Who Was on Fire - Movie Edition, edited by Leah Wilson"Truly, My Name Is Cinna" - V. ArrowFrom The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, From Mellark Bakery to Mockingjays"Lawless Neptune" - Alafair BurkeFrom Neptune Noir:...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 137 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
2324 reviews

Northanger Abbey (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Jane Austen

NORTHANGER ABBEY was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for public¬cation, though she had previously made a start on Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. According to Cassandra Austen's Memorandum, Susan (as it was first called) was written circa 1798-99.Seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland is one of ten children of a country clergyman. Although a tomboy in her childhood, by the age of 17 she is "in training for a heroine" and is excessively fond of reading Gothic novels, among which Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho is a favourite. Catherine is invited by the Allens, her wealthier neighbours in Fullerton, to accompany them to visit the town of Bath and partake in the winter season of balls, theatre and other social delights. Although initially the excitement o...

Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Literary Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Romance
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
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A Room of One’s Own (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Virginia Woolf

ROOM OF ONE'S OWN is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction," which was published in Forum March 1929, and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figurative space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by men. (more on www.wisehouse-publishing.com)...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 May 2018 onward  

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