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  • Books that Made Us

    The companion to the ABC TV series

    by Carl Reinecke ...
    A cultural history of Australia told through our fiction.Australia's novels lie at the heart of the country. Capturing everyday lives and exceptional dreams, they have held up a mirror to the nation, reflecting the good and the bad. In this companion book to the ABC TV series, Carl Reinecke looks at the history of Australian culture through the books we have read and the stories we have told ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • No Longer Human (Confessions of a Faulty Man)

    by Osamu Dazai ...
    No Longer Human (1948, Ningen Shikkaku / A Shameful Life/ Confessions of a Faulty Man) was an attack on the traditions of Japan, capturing the postwar crisis of Japanese cultural identity. Framed by an epilogue and prologue, the story is told in the form three notebooks left by ba Yz, whose calm exterior hides his tormented soul. Osamu DAZAI was a Japanese author who is considered one of the ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Dead Poets Society by N.H. Kleinbaum Summary & Study Guide

    by BookRags ...
    This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • Shakespeare

    by Bill Bryson ...
    International bestseller Bill Bryson brings us this brilliantly readable biography of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare.Join Bill as he takes you on a journey through Elizabethan England, tackling the myths, half-truths and downright lies to make sense of the man behind the masterpieces.Revel in this glorious celebration of the life of Shakespeare from the much-loved author of ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Eats, Shoots and Leaves

    by Lynne Truss ...
    Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens.We all had the basic rules of punctuation drilled into us at school, but punctuation pedants have good reason to suspect they never sank in. ‘Its Summer!’ screams a sign that sets our teeth on edge. ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life

    by Andy Miller ...
    A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir.Andy Miller had a job he quite liked, a family he loved and no time at all for reading. Or so he kept telling himself. But, no matter how busy or tired he was, something kept niggling at him. Books. Books he’d always wanted to read. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • In Pursuit of Happiness

    The perfect uplifting romantic read for 2021

    by Freya Kennedy ...
    'A lovely escape that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Just what’s needed at the moment'No1 bestselling author, Jane FallonThe world is waiting...but just outside of your comfort zone.Jo Campbell is perfectly content in a perfectly structured life.Nothing ever changes in Jo’s life, and she likes it that way.Or at least, she tells herself she does.Most of the time, she manages to push down ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Century of Dystopia volume 1 - Introduction

    series A Century of Dystopia #1
    A Century of DystopiaIn A Century of Dystopia, author Steve Shahbazian looks at seven literary dystopian novels: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell; A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess; High Rise by J.G. Ballard, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and his own Green and Pleasant Land.In this work, he analyses the ways in ... ... Read more

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  • Summary of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson

    by SpeedyReads ...
    Limited-Time 67% Discount Offer - Price Increasing Soon!Wanna Read But Not Enough Time?Then, grab a SpeedyReads of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson Now!Here's a sample of what you'll see in this book:12 Rules for Life: Rule 1 - Stand up Straight with Your Shoulders BackOver the course of millennia, animals that face a requirement to exercise cohabitation with others ... Read more

    $5.48 AUD

  • How to Write a Sentence

    And How to Read One

    by Stanley Fish ...
    “Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.”—Roy Blount Jr.“Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing.”—BooklistOutspoken New York Times columnist Stanley Fish offers an entertaining, erudite analysis of language and rhetoric in this delightful celebration of the written word. Drawing on a wide range of great writers, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • I'd Rather Be Reading

    The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

    by Anne Bogel ...
    For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them.I'd Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent l Summary & Study Guide

    by BookRags ...
    This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • The Details

    On Love, Death and Reading

    **Shortlisted for the 2021 Prime Minister's Literary AwardsA book about the connections we form with literature and each other**Tegan Bennett Daylight has led a life in books – as a writer, a teacher and a critic, but first and foremost as a reader.In this deeply insightful and intimate work, Daylight describes how her reading has nourished her life, and how life has informed her reading. In both, ... Read more

    $9.99 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

  • Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The Romance and Sexual Sorcery of Sadomasochism by Philip Miller and Molly Devon | Summary & Study Guide

    by BookRags ...
    The Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The Romance and Sexual Sorcery of Sadomasochism Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The Romance and Sexual Sorcery of Sadomasochism by Philip Miller and Molly Devon. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell | Summary & Study Guide

    by BookRags ...
    The Hero With A Thousand Faces Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • My Secret Garden: Women's Sexual Fantasies by Nancy Friday l Summary & Study Guide

    by BookRags ...
    The My Secret Garden: Women's Sexual Fantasies Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of My Secret Garden: Women's Sexual Fantasies by Nancy Friday. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • Literary Miscellany

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Literature

    by Alex Palmer ...
    series Books of Miscellany
    Wouldn’t it be great to be a fly on the wall as the great writers took pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard)? While reading this work, you’ll be just that. Here are behind-the-book stories and facts about authors, publishing and everything literary that will entertain both casual and serious readers. Among the questions asked and answered: When Did Literature Finally Get Sexy? Is Coffee or Opium ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Changing My Mind

    Occasional Essays

    by Zadie Smith ...
    A far-ranging, invigorating and irrepressible collection of essays on literature, cinema, art - and everything in between - from the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN'S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of Feel Free and Swing Time**'Alarmingly good' Metro'Striding with open hearted zest and eloquence between fiction (from EM Forster to David Foster Wallace) and travel, movies and comedy, family and community in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Winter Journal

    by Paul Auster ...
    'You think it will never happen to you, that it cannot happen to you, that you are the only person world to whom none of these things will ever happen, and then, one by one, they all begin to happen to you, in the same way they happen to everyone else.'In Winter Journal, Paul Auster moves through the events of his life in a series of memories grasped from the point of view of his life now: playing ... Read more

    $11.43 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

  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell l Summary & Study Guide

    by BookRags ...
    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes | Summary & Study Guide

    by BookRags ...
    The Women Who Run with the Wolves Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • How Fiction Works

    by James Wood ...
    Rediscover this deep, practical anatomy of the novel from 'the strongest ... literary critic we have' (New York Review of Books) in this new revised 10th anniversary edition.What do we mean when we say we 'know' a fictional character?What constitutes a 'telling' detail?When is a metaphor successful?Is realism realistic?Why do most endings of novels d... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD