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Rating: 4.30 / 5
1214 reviews

The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde and Reading Time

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences
Size: 223 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
1223 reviews

Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is the original 1818 'Uncensored' Edition of Frankenstein as first published anonymously in 1818. This original version is much more true to the spirit of the author's original intentions than the heavily revised 1831 edition, edited by Shelley, in part, because of pressure to make the story more conservative. Many scholars prefer the 1818 text to the more common 1831 edition.Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by Mary Shelley about a creature produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was nineteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty-one. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France i...

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels, Fiction, Fiction Classics, Horror, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 220 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

The Essential Robert Burns: 500+ Poems and Songs by the National Poet of Scotland

by Robert Burns

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Genre: Fiction, Anthologies, Fiction Classics, Poetry, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 748 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Heroic Poets, Poetic Heroes: The Ethnography of Performance in an Arabic Oral Epic Tradition (Myth and Poetics)

by Dwight F. Reynolds

An astonishingly rich oral epic that chronicles the early history of a Bedouin tribe, the Sirat Bani Hilal has been performed for almost a thousand years. In this ethnography of a contemporary community of professional poet-singers, Dwight F. Reynolds reveals how the epic tradition continues to provide a context for social interaction and commentary. Reynolds’s account is based on performances in the northern Egyptian village in which he studied as an apprentice to a master epic-singer. Reynolds explains in detail the narrative structure of the Sirat Bani Hilal as well as the tradition of epic singing. He sees both living epic poets and fictional epic heroes as figures engaged in an ongoing dialogue with audiences concerning such vital issues as ethnicity, religious orientation, codes of...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 128 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

Island of the Dolls: A Novel (World's Scariest Places Book 4)

by Jeremy Bates

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Genre: Fiction, Horror, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 325 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

The Self and Its Pleasures: Bataille, Lacan, and the History of the Decentered Subject

by Carolyn J. Dean

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
203 reviews

The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness, The Call of Cthulhu, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Shadow over Innsmouth, ... Witch House, The Silver Key, The Temple&helli

by H. P. Lovecraft

Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes, that have influenced some of today's writers and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Alan Moore, F. Paul Wilson, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman. Included in this volume are "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward", "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath," "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Colour Out of Space," "The Dunwich Horror," and many more hair-raising tales....

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Thrillers, Fiction, Horror, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 1343 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Franz Kafka: The Complete Novels

by Franz Kafka

This book contains the complete novels of Franz Kafka in the chronological order of their original publication.- The Trial- The Castle- Amerika...

Genre: Fiction, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 442 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

The Complete Confucius: The Analects, The Doctrine Of The Mean, and The Great Learning

by Confucius

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Genre: Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 162 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

SECRET MESSAGES: An Investigation into the Subliminal Messages in Junior Fiction, from a Christian Perspective.

by Ann Fox

DESCRIPTIONWhilst carrying out extensive research into the world of children’s books, covering nearly one thousand stories, I have discovered amongst their pages widespread distortion of Christian truth, such that would confuse the issues of good and evil and affect both family life and society in profound ways. Despite advancing technology, books are as much in demand as ever, with young readers greatly influenced by their fictional friends. Over several years, as a teacher, school-governor and mother, I have gathered together the evidence into a thorough but easy-to-read review entitled “Secret Messages”.Considering the materialistic age we live in, it is surprising how many stories have a “religious” setting, with supernatural powers, rituals and values which are far from Chri...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Parenting & Families, Literature Guides, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 265 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Poetry in Speech: Orality and Homeric Discourse (Myth and Poetics)

by Egbert J. Bakker

Applying linguistic theory to the study of Homeric style, Egbert J. Bakker offers a highly innovative approach to oral poetry, particularly the poetry of Homer. By situating formulas and other features of oral style within the wider contexts of spoken language and communication, he moves the study of oral poetry beyond the landmark work of Milman Parry and Albert Lord.One of the book's central features, related to the research of the linguist Wallace Chafe, is Bakker's conception of spoken discourse as a sequence of short speech units reflecting the flow of speech through the consciousness of the speaker. Bakker shows that such short speech units are present in Homeric poetry, with significant consequences for Homeric metrics and poetics. Considering Homeric discourse as a speech process r...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 256 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
4 reviews

James Fenimore Cooper: The Complete Novels

by James Fenimore Cooper

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Genre: Fiction, Anthologies, Fiction Classics, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Foreign Languages
Size: 21.36 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

The Institution of Criticism

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

German radicals of the 1960s announced the death of literature. For them, literature both past and present, as well as conventional discussions of literary issues, had lost its meaning. In The Institution of Criticism, Peter Uwe Hohendahl explores the implications of this crisis from a Marxist perspective and attempts to define the tasks and responsibilities of criticism in advanced capitalist societies. Hohendahl takes a close look at the social history of literary criticism in Germany since the eighteenth century. Drawing on the tradition of the Frankfurt School and on Jürgen Habermas's concept of the public sphere, Hohendahl sheds light on some of the important political and social forces that shape literature and culture. The Institution of Criticism is made up of seven essays origina...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 287 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Building a National Literature: The Case of Germany, 1830–1870

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Building a National Literature boldly takes issue with traditional literary criticism for its failure to explain how literature as a body is created and shaped by institutional forces. Peter Uwe Hohendahl approaches literary history by focusing on the material and ideological structures that determine the canonical status of writers and works. He examines important elements in the making of a national literature, including the political and literary public sphere, the theory and practice of literary criticism, and the emergence of academic criticism as literary history. Hohendahl considers such key aspects of the process in Germany as the rise of liberalism and nationalism, the delineation of the borders of German literature, the idea of its history, the understanding of its cultural funct...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 373 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Pastoral, Identity, and Memory in the Works of John Banville (Schweizer Anglistische Arbeiten (SAA) Book 144)

by Alexander G.Z. Myers

John Banvilles works waver indecisively between modernism and postmodernism. This study offers a hitherto unexplored vista on his works and argues that Banville is a post-/modern pastoralist. The pastoral lens opens new vistas to Banville's central concerns: the collusion of ethics and aesthetics, self-identification in narrative, and the topography of the troubled mind. Banvilles characters harbour an Arcadia of the unconscious conditioned by a subtext of nostalgia. Caught in a crisis, his characters explore, subvert and transform the pastoral mode into an ambiguous quest for a stable self....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 223 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 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 22 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Dirty Work Ian Rankin and John Rebus Book-by-Book

by Ray Dexter

The unauthorised and ambitiously defintive guide to Ian Rankin and John Rebus...NOW INCLUDING 'EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD'!In 1987 Ian Rankin published the first John Rebus book; even he didn't know what he was unleashing. Nearly thirty years later Rankin and Rebus are the kings of crime fiction, but they are more than that. The books are cultural history of Scotland too.This is the all-purpose handbook to the John Rebus universe. Contained in this volume is everything you could reasonably want to know about the books, their creation and the characters within them, from the birth of the character to the old man staring retirement in the face.The book will answer such questions as: why is Rankin obsessed with Saabs? Why doesn't Siobhan Clarke age but perhaps more importantly it will get to the ...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Crime Fiction
Size: 200 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

The Letters of William Cullen Bryant: Volume V, 1865–1871

by William Cullen Bryant

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Genre: Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 564 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

1500 Eternal Masterpieces Of Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin And The Wonderful Lamp...

by Hans Christian Andersen

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Genre: Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Children's eBooks, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fairy Tales
Size: 7042 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1)

by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fashion, Film & Video, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Television, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Travel, Business & Finance, Business Life, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Investing, Marketing & Sales, Personal Finance, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Internet, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outd
Size: 454 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance

by Lawrence Buell

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Genre: Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 336 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft

by H. P. Lovecraft

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Genre: Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 1344 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die vol: 1

by Louisa May, Alcott

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Genre: Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 28706 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Contemporary Nordic Literature and Spatiality (Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies)

by Kristina Malmio

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Genre: Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 307 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
9 reviews

Leo Tolstoy: The Complete Novels and Novellas

by Leo Tolstoy

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Fiction, Anthologies, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 2566 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

The Brontë Sisters: The Complete Novels

by Anne Brontë

Here you will find the complete novels of the Brontë Sisters:- Agnes Grey, by Anne Brontë- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë- Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë- Shirley, by Charlotte Brontë- Villette, by Charlotte Brontë- The Professor, by Charlotte Brontë- Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë...

Genre: Fiction, Anthologies, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 1548 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
5 reviews

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 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
1179 reviews

William Shakespeare: The Complete Works (Illustrated)

by William Shakespeare

This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!The ComediesA Midsummer Night's DreamAll's Well That Ends WellAs You Like ItLove’s Labour ’s LostMeasure for MeasureMuch Ado About NothingThe Comedy of ErrorsThe Merchant of VeniceThe Merry Wives of WindsorThe Taming of the ShrewThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaTwelfth Night; or, What you willThe RomancesCymbelinePericles, Prince of TyreThe TempestThe Winter's TaleThe TragediesKing LearRomeo and JulietThe History of Troilus and CressidaThe Life and Death of Julius CaesarThe Life of Timon of AthensThe Tragedy of Antony and CleopatraThe Tragedy of CoriolanusThe Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of DenmarkThe Tragedy of MacbethThe Tragedy of Othello, the Moor o...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Anthologies, Drama, Poetry, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 5185 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
879 reviews

Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë

Considered lurid and shocking by mid-19th-century standards, Wuthering Heights was initially thought to be such a publishing risk that its author, Emily Brontë, was asked to pay some of the publication costs.Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Mr Earnshaw’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine’s brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a co...

Genre: Fiction, Anthologies, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 178 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
765 reviews

Crime and Punishment

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Through the story of the brilliant but conflicted young Raskolnikov and the murder he commits, Fyodor Dostoyevsky explores the theme of redemption through suffering. “Crime and Punishment” put Dostoyevsky at the forefront of Russian writers when it appeared in 1866 and is now one of the most famous and influential novels in world literature.The poverty-stricken Raskolnikov, a talented student, devises a theory about extraordinary men being above the law, since in their brilliance they think “new thoughts” and so contribute to society. He then sets out to prove his theory by murdering a vile, cynical old pawnbroker and her sister. The act brings Raskolnikov into contact with his own buried conscience and with two characters — the deeply religious Sonia, who has endured great suffe...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Fiction, Anthologies, Drama, Poetry, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism, Crime Fiction
Size: 307 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

The Shakespeare Quiz: 425 Questions with Answers, Commentary, and Essays

by Lulu Galah

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Genre: Fiction, Humour, Parodies, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 148 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

Tales of Research Misconduct: A Lacanian Diagnostics of Integrity Challenges in Science Novels (Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy Book 36)

by Hub Zwart

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Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Science & Maths
Size: 263 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Shakespeare in Hate (Open Access): Emotions, Passions, Selfhood (Routledge Studies in Shakespeare Book 15)

by Peter Kishore Saval

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Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 175 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
4 reviews

Mosquito Man: An edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller (World's Scariest Legends Book 1)

by Jeremy Bates

From USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author Jeremy Bates comes the first book in the all-new WORLD'S SCARIEST LEGENDS series.After a woman bangs at the door in the middle of the night, and promptly dies from her injury, a couple's remote cabin getaway becomes a psychological night of terror as they are hunted by an unknown assailant. Now they must go far beyond what they thought themselves capable of if they hope to save their young children and survive until morning.Praise for Jeremy Bates:"A master storyteller!" ★★★★★"Best book I've read to date" ★★★★★"Old-school horror story reminiscent of Stephen King" ★★★★★"Perfect for Laymon fans!" ★★★★★"Definitely recommend to all fans of modern horror" ★★★★★"Any Stephen King or Dean Koontz fan w...

Genre: Fiction, Horror, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 338 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Sons of the Gods, Children of Earth: Ideology and Literary Form in Ancient Greece

by Peter W. Rose

In this ambitious and venturesome book, Peter W. Rose applies the insights of Marxist theory to a number of central Greek literary and philosophical texts. He explores major points in the trajectory from Homer to Plato where the ideology of inherited excellence—beliefs about descent from gods or heroes—is elaborated and challenged. Rose offers subtle and penetrating new readings of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Pindar's Tenth Pythian Ode, Aeschylus's Oresteia, Sophokles' Philoktetes, and Plato's Republic.Rose rejects the view of art as a mere reflection of social and political reality—a view that is characteristic not only of most Marxist but of most historically oriented treatments of classical literature. He applies instead a Marxian hermeneutic derived from the work of the Frankfurt ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 522 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Architecture and the Novel under the Italian Fascist Regime

by Francesca Billiani

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Art, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 229 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice

by Susan Sniader Lanser

Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid. In writers who attempt a "communal voice"—including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Gaskell, Joan Chase, and Monique Wittig—she finds innovative strategies that challenge the conventions of Western narrative....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 304 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Writing in Limbo: Modernism and Caribbean Literature

by Simon Gikandi

In Simon Gikandi’s view, Caribbean literature and postcolonial literature more generally negotiate an uneasy relationship with the concepts of modernism and modernity—a relationship in which the Caribbean writer, unable to escape a history encoded by Europe, accepts the challenge of rewriting it. Drawing on contemporary deconstructionist theory, Gikandi looks at how such Caribbean writers as George Lamming, Samuel Selvon, Alejo Carpentier, C. L. R. James, Paule Marshall, Merle Hodge, Zee Edgell, and Michelle Cliff have attempted to confront European modernism....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 274 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4823 reviews

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 373 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce

by Ambrose Bierce

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 3628 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
742 reviews

Crime and Punishment (With Preface) (Feathers Classics)

by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

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Genre: Fiction, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Education & Reference, Foreign Languages, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 3.85 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

The Supplement of Reading: Figures of Understanding in Romantic Theory and Practice

by Tilottama Rajan

Tilottama Rajan illuminates a crisis of representation within romanticism, evident in the proliferation of stylistically and structurally unsettled literary texts that resist interpretation in terms of a unified meaning. The Supplement of Reading investigates the role of the reader both in romantic literary texts and in the hermeneutic theory that has responded to and generated such texts. Rajan considers how selected works by Coleridge, Wordsworth, Blake, Shelley, Godwin, and Wollstonecraft explore the problem of understanding in relation to interpretive difference, including the differences produced by gender, class, and history....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 376 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

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 14 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.40 / 5
3 reviews

50 Masterpieces of Gothic Fiction Vol. 1: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Picture Of Dorian Gray...

by Bram Stoker

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Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 3988 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Anna Karenina (Annotated)

by leo tolsoy

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Genre: Fiction, Anthologies, Fiction Classics, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 1107 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
107 reviews

Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman

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Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 731 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Father Brown (Complete Collection): 53 Murder Mysteries: The Scandal of Father Brown, The Donnington Affair & The Mask of Midas…

by G. K. Chesterton

Content :- The Innocence of Father Brown- The Wisdom of Father Brown- The Donnington Affair- The Incredulity of Father Brown- The Secret of Father Brown- The Scandal of Father Brown- The Mask of Midas...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Fiction, Religious Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 1000 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

Mrs Dalloway (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 1014 kb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Reading Breath in Literature (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Arthur Rose

This open access book presents five different approaches to reading breath in literature, in response to texts from a range of historical, geographical and cultural environments. Breath, for all its ubiquity in literary texts, has received little attention as a transhistorical literary device. Drawing together scholars of Medieval Romance, Early Modern Drama, Fin de Siècle Aesthetics, American Poetics and the Postcolonial Novel, this book offers the first transhistorical study of breath in literature. At the same time, it shows how the study of breath in literature can contribute to recent developments in the Medical Humanities.  ...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 134 pages
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The Complete works of William Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare

This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! It comes with 150 original illustrations which are the engravings John Boydell commissioned for his Boydell Shakespeare GalleryThis book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!The Comedies of William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's DreamAll's Well That Ends WellAs You Like ItLove's Labour 's LostMeasure for MeasureMuch Ado About NothingThe Comedy of ErrorsThe Merchant of VeniceThe Merry Wives of WindsorThe Taming of the ShrewThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaTwelfth Night; or, What you willThe Romances of William ShakespeareCymbelinePericles, Prince of TyreThe TempestThe Winter's TaleThe Tragedies of William Sh...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 5085 pages
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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
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Electronic Literature Communities (Computing Literature)

by Scott Rettberg

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
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The Iliad & The Odyssey

by Homer

While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself. Homer's epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, laid the foundation upon which Ancient Greece developed not only its culture, but its societal values, religious beliefs, and practice of warfare as well.This publication features the Samuel Butler translation, and while it strays from the poetic style reproduced by more well known translators like Robert Fagles and Robert Fitzgerald, the vision of the epics as if they were prose found in modern novels take their best form under Butler's most capable hand....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Fiction, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 655 pages
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The Literariness of Media Art

by Claudia Benthien

The beginning of the 20th century saw literary scholars from Russia positing a new definition for the nature of literature. Within the framework of Russian Formalism, the term ‘literariness’ was coined. The driving force behind this theoretical inquiry was the desire to identify literature—and art in general—as a way of revitalizing human perception, which had been numbed by the automatization of everyday life. The transformative power of ‘literariness’ is made manifest in many media artworks by renowned artists such as Chantal Akerman, Mona Hatoum, Gary Hill, Jenny Holzer, William Kentridge, Nalini Malani, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler, and Lawrence Weiner. The authors use literariness as a tool to analyze the aesthetics of spoken or written language within experimental film, vi...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 332 pages
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The Idea of the Book in the Middle Ages: Language Theory, Mythology, and Fiction

by Jesse Gellrich

This book assess the relationship of literature to various other cultural forms in the Middle Ages. Jesse M. Gellrich uses the insights of such thinkers as Levi-Strauss, Foucault, Barthes, and Derrida to explore the continuity of medieval ideas about speaking, writing, and texts....

Genre: Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 292 pages
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Not of Woman Born: Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

"Not of woman born, the Fortunate, the Unborn"—the terms designating those born by Caesarean section in medieval and Renaissance Europe were mysterious and ambiguous. Examining representations of Caesarean birth in legend and art and tracing its history in medical writing, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski addresses the web of religious, ethical, and cultural questions concerning abdominal delivery in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Not of Woman Born increases our understanding of the history of the medical profession, of medical iconography, and of ideas surrounding "unnatural" childbirth.Blumenfeld-Kosinski compares texts and visual images in order to trace the evolution of Caesarean birth as it was perceived by the main actors involved—pregnant women, medical practitioners, and artist...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 224 pages
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Homer: The Poetry of the Past

by Andrew Ford

Andrew Ford here addresses, in a manner both engaging and richly informed, the perennial questions of what poetry is, how it came to be, and what it is for. Focusing on the critical moment in Western literature when the heroic tales of the Greek oral tradition began to be preserved in writing, he examines these questions in the light of Homeric poetry. Through fresh readings of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and referring to other early epics as well, Ford deepens our understanding of what poetry was at a time before written texts, before a developed sense of authorship, and before the existence of institutionalized criticism.Placing what is known about Homer's art in the wider context of Homer's world, Ford traces the effects of the oral tradition upon the development of the epic and addresse...

Genre: Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 266 pages
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works (Illustrated)

by William Shakespeare

This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! It comes with 150 original illustrations which are the engravings John Boydell commissioned for his Boydell Shakespeare GalleryThis book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!The Comedies of William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's DreamAll's Well That Ends WellAs You Like ItLove's Labour 's LostMeasure for MeasureMuch Ado About NothingThe Comedy of ErrorsThe Merchant of VeniceThe Merry Wives of WindsorThe Taming of the ShrewThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaTwelfth Night; or, What you willThe Romances of William ShakespeareCymbelinePericles, Prince of TyreThe TempestThe Winter's TaleThe Tragedies of William Sh...

Genre: Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 5074 pages
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