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  • And Still I Rise

    A beautiful and inspiring collection of poetry by Maya Angelou, author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS and 'a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' (BARACK OBAMA).'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Death of Truth

    From a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of the West’s retreat from reason.‘The Death of Truth is destined to become the defining treatise of our age’ David Grann‘The first great book of the Trump administration … essential reading’ Rolling StoneWe live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the US President. Discredited conspiracy ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

    The Complete and Authoritative Edition

    by Mark Twain ...
    series Mark Twain Papers #10
    "I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away—to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion—to "talk only about the thing which ... Read more

    $57.30 AUD

  • A Moveable Feast

    Begun in the autumn of 1957 and published posthumously in 1964, Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s. A correspondent for the Toronto Star, Hemingway arrived in Paris in 1921, three years after the trauma of the Great War and at the beginning of the transformation of Europe's cultural landscape: Braque and Picasso ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Study Guide

    To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Study Review Guide

    series Total Class Notes Study Guides
    Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The guide includes:   ·         A short summary of the entire novel ·         The major themes and their relationship to the storyline ·         A character guide with br... ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • To the Lighthouse

    series The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time - Starbooks Classics Collection
    To the Lighthouse is a 1927 novel by Virginia Woolf. A landmark of high modernism, the novel centres on the Ramsays and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920. Following and extending the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, the plot of To the Lighthouse is secondary to its philosophical introspection. The novel includes little dialogue ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Minor Feelings

    A Reckoning on Race and the Asian Condition

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY 2021FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NON-FICTION 2021A New York Times Top Book of 2020Chosen as a Guardian Book of 2020A BBC Culture Best Books of 2020Nominated for Good Reads Books of 2020**One of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020<p... ... Read more

    $12.97 AUD

  • J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

    A Routledge Study Guide

    by Sarah Graham ...
    series Routledge Guides to Literature
    J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (1951) is a twentieth-century classic. Despite being one of the most frequently banned books in America, generations of readers have identified with the narrator, Holden Caulfield, an angry young man who articulates the confusion, cynicism and vulnerability of adolescence with humour and sincerity.This guide to Salinger’s provocative novel offers:an ... Read more

    $65.66 AUD

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    [Special Illustrated Edition] [Free Audio Links]

    by Mark Twain ...
    series Tom Sawyer - Starbooks Classics Collection - Greatest Books for Kids
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in England in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Hamlet

    series Starbooks Classics Collection - William Faulkner
    The Hamlet is a novel by the American author William Faulkner, published in 1940, about the fictional Snopes family of Mississippi. [Plot introduction] The Hamlet is the first of the "Snopes" trilogy, completed by The Town (1957), and The Mansion (1959). The novel follows the exploits of the Snopes family, beginning with Ab Snopes, who is introduced more fully in Faulkner's The Unvanquished. Most ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (Book Analysis)

    Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

    series BrightSummaries.com
    Unlock the more straightforward side of A Confederacy of Dunces with this concise and insightful summary and analysis !This engaging summary presents an analysis of A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, a picaresque novel which follows the life of Ignatius J. Reilly, an eccentric, self-absorbed layabout whose endeavours always seem to be doomed to failure. The novel’s comic tone stands in ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita

    by John Lennard ...
    An illuminating study of Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel with special attention to its film versions. From its first publication in 1955 Nabokov's Lolita has been denounced as immoral filth, hailed as a moral masterpiece, and both praised and damned for stylistic excess. In this fresh appraisal John Lennard provides convenient overviews of Nabokov's life and of the novel (including both ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Spartacus

    by Howard Fast ...
    Spartacus, a fictionalization of a slave revolt in ancient Rome in 71 BC, is well known today because of the 1960 movie starring Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier. It was originally published in 1951 by Fast himself, after being turned down by every mainstream publisher of the day because of Fast's blacklisting for his Communist Party sympathies. The story of Spartacus, born a slave, trained as a ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • As I Lay Dying

    Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, As I Lay Dying is a true 20th-century classic. The story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage, as Addie Bundren’s family sets out to fulfill her last wish—to be buried in her native Jefferson, Mississippi, far from the miserable backwater surroundings of her married life. Narrated in ... Read more

    $1.09 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Interpreting Dan Brown's Inferno

    Reading Between the Lines

    In this sneak peek into Inferno, Dan Brown's brand new novel, Interpreting Dan Brown's Inferno will provide readers with an engaging introduction to Dante and his world—and the ways in which Brown has repurposed Dante's famous work in his newest Robert Langdon novel. This teaser explores the Prologue and first chapter of Inferno and details to the reader what important facts—and mistakes—they ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD

  • Mark Twain: The Complete Novels (XVII Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time) Included Bonus + Active TOC

    CONTENTS: 1. The Gilded Age: A Tale Of Today 2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 3. The Prince and the Pauper 4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 5. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 6. The American Claimant 7. Tom Sawyer Abroad 8. Pudd'nhead Wilson 9. Tom Sawyer, Detective 10. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc 11. A Horse's Tale 12. The Mysterious Stranger 13. A Double Barreled ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

    by Henry Miller ...
    In his great triptych "The Millennium" Bosch used oranges and other fruits to symbolize the delights of Paradise.Whence Henry Miller's title for this, one of his most appealing books; first published in 1957, it tells the story of Miller's life on the Big Sur, a section of California coast where he lived for fifteen years.Big Sur is the portrait of a place—one of the most colorful in the U.S.—and ... Read more

    $22.76 AUD

  • My First New York

    Early Adventures in the Big City (As Remembered by Actors, Artists, Athletes, Chefs, Comedians, Filmmakers, Mayors, Models, Moguls, Porn Stars, Rockers, Writers, and Others)

    From the staff of New York Magazine comes the perfect gift for the Manhattanite in all of us. My First New York is a glorious collection of recollections and reminiscences as fifty of the city’s most famous residents recapture the kicks and thrills of first arriving in the Big Apple. Actors and athletes, rock stars and porn stars, writers, artists, and politicos—from Yogi Berra to Liza Minnelli, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • As I Lay Dying

    Originally published in 1930, ‘As I Lay Dying’ is one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama by William Faulkner, one of the most celebrated writers of American literature, who is widely considered one of the best writers of Southern literature. Narrated in turn by each of the family members, including Addie herself as well as others, the novel ranges in ... Read more

    $0.30 AUD

  • The Dan Brown Companion

    by Simon Cox ...
    With its in-depth look at some of the themes and real-life stories behind the fiction, The Dan Brown Companion gives a unique insight into the world of one of the most successful bestselling novelists of our time.A huge Dan Brown following has emerged, determined to walk in the footsteps of his lead character Robert Langdon and to delve deeper into the fiction. Simon Cox, bestselling author of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

    This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. This ... Read more

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  • Critical Studies

    The Great Gatsby

    Kathleen Parkinson places this brilliant and bitter satire on the moral failure of the Jazz Age firmly in the context of Scott Fitzgerald's life and times. She explores the intricate patterns of the novel, its chronology, locations, imagery and use of colour, and how these contribute to a seamless interplay of social comedy and symbolic landscape. She devotes a perceptive chapter to Fitzgerald's ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves: Bookmarked

    There was a book. Oh man was there a book. It is still to this day a book I mention it to any book lover if asked for a recommendation. The best books stick with you, often reminding you of the power, and potential, of storytelling, and House of Leaves is one of those books.”-Michael Seidlinger, in this Bookmarked volume on Mark Z. Danielweski’s classic of experimental contemporary literature, ... Read more

    $17.92 AUD

  • The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (Book Analysis)

    Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

    series BrightSummaries.com
    Unlock the more straightforward side of The House of the Spirits with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!This engaging summary presents an analysis of The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, a sweeping narrative which chronicles the lives of three generations of the Trueba-del Valle family. As the members of this family grow older, fall in love, develop their own political ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD