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Road to Success: The Classic Guide for Prosperity and Happiness

Benjamin Franklin

The road to your success is not a highway. You have to create it as you go.This collection of 10 classic self-help books was built for people willing to achieve the incredible journey of life with a certain dose of success.CONTENTS:1. Benjamin Franklin - The Way to Wealth2. Florence Scovel...

Size: 1274 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
6 reviews

Free from 31 January 2020

Fiction, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

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

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 pe...

Size: 288 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 24 February 2020

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

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

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, o...

Size: 394 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 16 February 2020

Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice

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...

Size: 304 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 15 February 2020

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

Job, Boethius, and Epic Truth

Ann W. Astell

Calling into question the common assumption that the Middle Ages produced no secondary epics, Ann W. Astell here revises a key chapter in literary history. She examines the connections between the Book of Job and Boethius' s Consolation of Philosophy—texts closely associated with each ot...

Size: Unknown

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 14 February 2020

Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Bibles, Sacred Texts

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 12 February 2020

Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

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 11 February 2020

Arts & Photography, Art, 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 10 February 2020

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

Culture and Cognition: The Boundaries of Literary and Scientific Inquiry

Ronald Schleifer

This groundbreaking book challenges the disciplinary boundaries that have traditionally separated scientific inquiry from literary inquiry. It explores scientific knowledge in three subject areas—the natural history of aging, literary narrative, and psychoanalysis. In the authors' view, ...

Size: 294 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 08 February 2020

Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Education & Reference, Words & Language, Science & Maths, Behavioural Sciences

Feminizing the Fetish: Psychoanalysis and Narrative Obsession in Turn-of-the Century France

Emily Apter

Shoes, gloves, umbrellas, cigars that are not just objects—the topic of fetishism seems both bizarre and inevitable. In this venturesome and provocative book, Emily Apter offers a fresh account of the complex relationship between representation and sexual obsession in turn-of-the-century...

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Free from 08 February 2020

Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

Interpreting Greek Tragedy: Myth, Poetry, Text

Charles Segal

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Size: 384 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 08 February 2020

Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

1500 Eternal Masterpieces of Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Spleeping Beauty, The Ugly Ducking, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin ... Lamp, The Happy Prince, Blue Beard...

Aleksander Chodźko

Here you will find more than 1500 fairy tales, such as "Aladdin", "Sinbad the Sailor", "The Ugly Ducking", "Little Tin Soldier", "The Little Match Girl", "Blue Beard", "Beauty and the Beast", "Puss in Boots", "The Happy Prince", "The Little Mermaid", "Cinderella", "Rapunzel", and "The Slee...

Size: 7042 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 07 February 2020

Children's eBooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Fairy Tales, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

The Call of the Wild: The Original 1903 Edition

Jack London

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 07 February 2020

Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

The Call of the Wild (Large Print): Complete and Unabridged Classic Edition

Jack London

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 07 February 2020

Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

Frankenstein and the Critics: Includes unabridged FRANKENSTEIN 1818

Various Artists

“It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld my man completed ..."The summer of 1816 was by all accounts a cold and wet one. After the April 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia, global temperatures dropped and a rainy, monsoon-like drizzle settled in over Northern Europe. ...

Size: 210 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 07 February 2020

Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

Meditations

Marcus Aurelius

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Size: 160 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 07 February 2020

Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy

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

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 cultiva...

Size: 290 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 06 February 2020

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

Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures

Leona Toker

Vladimir Nabokov described the literature course he taught at Cornell as "a kind of detective investigation of the mystery of literary structures." Leona Toker here pursues a similar investigation of the enigmatic structures of Nabokov's own fiction. According to Toker, most previous criti...

Size: 283 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 03 February 2020

Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

The Complete Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction

Charles W. Eliot

( newly updated TOC )The Harvard Universal Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909.Eliot had stated in speech...

Size: 40335 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 03 February 2020

Arts & Photography, Art, Fiction, Drama, Home & Garden, Antiques & Collectibles, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism

Oakshot Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Illustrated, Inline Footnotes) (Classics Book 4)

William Shakespeare

Ebook specifically formatted for kindle devices and tested with all Kindle 5 way navigation functions and Kindle table of contents button. Ebook comes with main table of contents and interlinked sub table of contents. •Each play Illustrated with Illustrations unique to this release, over...

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 02 February 2020

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

Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form

Stanley Corngold

In Stanley Corngold’s view, the themes and strategies of Kafka’s fiction are generated by a tension between his concern for writing and his growing sense of its arbitrary character. Analyzing Kafka’s work in light of "the necessity of form," which is also a merely formal necessity, C...

Size: 334 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 02 February 2020

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

Language between God and the Poets: Ma‘na in the Eleventh Century (Berkeley Series in Postclassical Islamic Scholarship Book 2)

Alexander Key

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. In the Arabic eleventh-century, scholars were intensely preoccupied with the way that language generated truth and b...

Size: 322 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 02 February 2020

Fiction, History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Education & Reference, Words & Language, Religion & Spirituality, Islam, Other Eastern Religions

Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science

N. Katherine Hayles

N. Katherine Hayles here investigates parallels between contemporary literature and critical theory and the science of chaos. She finds in both scientific and literary discourse new interpretations of chaos, which is seen no longer as disorder but as a locus of maximum information and comp...

Size: 328 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 02 February 2020

Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Science & Maths, Mathematics

Maxims and Reflections

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Maxims and Reflections is a collection of several hundred brilliant, unforgettable paragraphs and aphorisms by the legendary German Renaissance writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, divided into the categories Life and Character, Literature and Art, Science and Nature. Like the Manual of E...

Size: Unknown

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 31 January 2020

Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help

Echoes of Desire: English Petrarchism and Its Counterdiscourses

Heather Dubrow

Echoes of Desire variously invokes and interrogates a number of historicist and feminist premises about Tudor and Stuart literature by examining the connections between the anti-Petrarchan tradition and mainstream Petrarchan poetry. It also addresses some of the broader implications of con...

Size: 328 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 31 January 2020

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

The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson (American Philosophy Book 16)

Naoko Saito

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Size: 228 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 29 January 2020

Fiction, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology

The Academic Book of the Future

Rebecca E. Lyons

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, universi...

Size: 120 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 28 January 2020

Arts & Photography, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Literary Criticism & Theory, Publishing & Books, Science & Maths

James Fenimore Cooper: The Complete Novels

James Fenimore Cooper

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 22 February 2020

Fiction, Anthologies, Fiction Classics, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Foreign Languages

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

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 t...

Size: 338 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 16 February 2020

Fiction, Horror, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory

Heart of Darkness: A Joseph Conrad Trilogy

Joseph Conrad

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Free from 19 February 2020

Fiction, Drama, Fiction Classics, Sea Adventures, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism

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