Daily Free Books
Free eBook Filters

Keyword(s)

Content
Genres
Settings
Save These Filter Settings

All of the filters are bookmarkable too, so you can also bookmark any page and the filter settings will be kept when you return to the bookmark

Subscribe to get free eBooks every day

Free Kindle eBooks | Literary Criticism & Theory |

Showing Free eBook 1-30 of 248
  1 2 3 4 5  Next

Electronic Literature Communities (Computing Literature)

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 fiel...

Size: 265 pages

Free from 15 December 2019

Computing, Microsoft, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

What is an Image in Medieval and Early Modern England? (Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (SPELL) Book 34)

Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

The premise that Western culture has undergone a pictorial turn (W.J.T. Mitchell) has prompted renewed interest in theorizing the visual image. In recent decades researchers in the humanities and social sciences have documented the function and status of the image relative to other media, ...

Size: Unknown

Free from 15 December 2019

Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

The Literariness of Media Art

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 litera...

Size: 332 pages

Free from 14 December 2019

Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

The Idea of the Book in the Middle Ages: Language Theory, Mythology, and Fiction

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....

Size: 292 pages

Free from 14 December 2019

Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy

Not of Woman Born: Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

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 Blumenf...

Size: 224 pages

Free from 14 December 2019

Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths

The Iliad & The Odyssey

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 ...

Size: 655 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Free from 14 December 2019

Arts & Photography, Architecture, Fiction, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

Thomas Hardy : The Complete Works (Illustrated)

Thomas Hardy

This collection gathers together the works by Thomas Hardy in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!NovelsDesperate Remedies [1871]Under the Greenwood Tree [1...

Size: Unknown

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 14 December 2019

Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Poetry, Drama & Criticism

Homer: The Poetry of the Past

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 writ...

Size: 266 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 14 December 2019

Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

William Shakespeare: The Complete Works (Illustrated)

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...

Size: 5074 pages

Free from 14 December 2019

Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism

The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages

Penelope Reed Doob

Ancient and medieval labyrinths embody paradox, according to Penelope Reed Doob. Their structure allows a double perspective—the baffling, fragmented prospect confronting the maze-treader within, and the comprehensive vision available to those without. Mazes simultaneously assert order a...

Size: 376 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 13 December 2019

Arts & Photography, Art, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

A Stable for Nightmares

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was one of the foremost writers of ghost stories in the Victorian era, penning such renowned works as Uncle Silas and In a Glass Darkly. This collection of spine-tingling short stories is sure to please fans of gothic tales from the golden age of horror writing....

Size: Unknown

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Free from 13 December 2019

Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Teen & Young Adult, Horror

The Science Fiction Anthology

Andre Norton

...

Size: 2539 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 13 December 2019

Arts & Photography, Architecture, Art, Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Home & Garden, Gardening & Horticulture, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering

Celtic Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Celtic Mythology Book 4)

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 scrat...

Size: 52 pages

Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 13 December 2019

Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

The Complete Leatherstocking Tales

James Fenimore Cooper

...

Size: 4.54 mb

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 12 December 2019

Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels, Fiction, Poetry, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism

The Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx

Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) and in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook.In 1848, two young men published what would become one of the defining documents of modern history, The Communist Manifesto. It rapidly realigned political faultlines all over the wor...

Size: 74 pages

Rating: 4.20 / 5
493 reviews

Free from 12 December 2019

Home & Garden, Antiques & Collectibles, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

Picture-Book Professors: Academia and Children's Literature (Elements in Publishing and Book Culture)

Melissa Terras

How is academia portrayed in children's literature? This Element ambitiously surveys fictional professors in texts marketed towards children, who are overwhelmingly white and male, tending to be elderly scientists. Professors fall into three stereotypes: the vehicle to explain scientific f...

Size: 152 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 12 December 2019

Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Education & Reference, Publishing & Books, Teen & Young Adult

Ulysses: Joyce's Yes! to Life: (A Commendation and Guide)

Stephen D Morrison

...

Size: 155 pages

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 12 December 2019

Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

A History of England

Charles Oman

...

Size: 776 pages

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 12 December 2019

Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

The Ethics of Criticism

Tobin Siebers

Tobin Siebers asserts that literary criticism is essentially a form of ethics. The Ethics of Criticism investigates the moral character of contemporary literary theory, assessing a wide range of theoretical approaches in terms of both the ethical presuppositions underlying the critical cla...

Size: 264 pages

Free from 12 December 2019

Business & Finance, Reference, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy

Madame Bovary on Trial

Dominick LaCapra

In 1857, following the publication of Madame Bovary, Flaubert was charged with having committed an "outrage to public morality and religion." Dominick LaCapra, an intellectual historian with wide-ranging literary interests, here examines this remarkable trial. LaCapra draws on material fro...

Size: 224 pages

Free from 12 December 2019

Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Literary Criticism & Theory

Autobiographical Voices: Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture (Reading Women Writing)

Françoise Lionnet

Adopting a boldly innovative approach to women’s autobiographical writing, Françoise Lionnet here examines the rhetoric of self-portraiture in works by authors who are bilingual or multilingual or of mixed races or cultures. Autobiographical Voices offers incisive readings of texts by Z...

Size: 280 pages

Free from 12 December 2019

Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

Tainted Souls and Painted Faces: The Rhetoric of Fallenness in Victorian Culture (Reading Women Writing)

Amanda Anderson

Prostitute, adulteress, unmarried woman who engages in sexual relations, victim of seduction—the Victorian "fallen woman" represents a complex array of stigmatized conditions. Amanda Anderson here reconsiders the familiar figure of the fallen woman within the context of mid-Victorian deb...

Size: 256 pages

Free from 12 December 2019

Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

The Medieval Saga

Carol J. Clover

Written in the thirteenth century, the Icelandic prose sagas, chronicling the lives of kings and commoners, give a dramatic account of the first century after the settlement of Iceland—the period from about 930 to 1050. To some extent these elaborate tales are written versions of traditi...

Size: 219 pages

Free from 12 December 2019

Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

MURDER under THUNDERSTROM: Detective Fiction

Selvaraj Thangadurai

...

Size: 20 pages

Free from 12 December 2019

Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

Anne of Green Gables Collection: Anne of Green Gables, Anne of the Island, and More Anne Shirley Books

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML)Don't Miss a Moment with Anne Shirley in this Anne of Green Gables Bundle This bundle includes: • Anne of Green Gables • Anne of Avonlea • Anne of the Island • Anne's House of Dreams • Rainbow Valley • Rilla of Ingleside • Chron...

Size: 1726 pages

Free from 12 December 2019

Children's eBooks, Historical Fiction, Home & Garden, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Parenting & Families, Science & Maths, Mathematics

Fashion Figures: How Missy the Mathlete Made the Cut

Melissa A. Borza

...

Size: 109 pages

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 12 December 2019

Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Computing, Microsoft, Fiction, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Literary Criticism & Theory, Parenting & Families, Literature Guides, Science & Maths, Teen & Young Adult

No Shades of Grey: A Six-Word Story

Rosen Trevithick

Protest the glamorisation of domestic abuse in Fifty Shades of Grey by downloading this SIX-WORD story for free from 13th to 17th February.

A tale of love, respect and domination, No Shades of Grey depicts the plight of a worthy romantic lead when the object of his affections ...

Size: 27 pages

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 12 December 2019

Fiction, Humour, Political, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

Clarissa's Ciphers: Meaning and Disruption in Richardson's Clarissa

Terry Castle

As Samuel Richardson's 'exemplar to her sex,’ Clarissa in the eponymous novel published in 1748 is the paradigmatic female victim. In Clarissa’s Ciphers, Terry Castle delineates the ways in which, in a world where only voice carries authority, Clarissa is repeatedly silenced, both meta...

Size: 208 pages

Rating: 2.00 / 5
2 reviews

Free from 12 December 2019

Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

Grins and Smirks

Michael Jones

This book is filled with Mike's favorite chapters from six of his twelve novels. He believes you will be intrigued and enticed as you laugh at the funny chapters that are one of many segments from his fact filled novels....

Size: Unknown

Free from 12 December 2019

Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

Reappraisals: Shifting Alignments in Postwar Critical Theory

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Reappraisals is a provocative account of the development of modern critical theory in Germany and the United States. Focusing on the period since World War II, Peter Uwe Hohendahl explores key debates on the function of critical theory, illuminating the diverse positions and alliances amon...

Size: 247 pages

Free from 12 December 2019

Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy

  1 2 3 4 5  Next
Back To Top ^