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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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 22 January 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 January 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 21 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
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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 21 January 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 21 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.20 / 5
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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 20 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 January 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 17 January 2020 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 15 January 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 15 January 2020 onward  

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