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H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction

Here is the complete collection of fiction by H. P. Lovecraft.

The Stories included are:

The Nameless City

The Festival

The Colour Out of Space

The Call of Cthulhu

The Dunwich Horror

The Whisperer in Darkness

The Dreams in the Witch House

The Haunter of the Dark

The Shadow Over Innsmouth

Discarded Draft of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"

The Shadow Out of Time

At the Mountains of Madness

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

Azathoth

Beyond the Wall of Sleep

Celephais

Cool Air

Dagon

Ex Oblivione

Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family

From Beyond

He

Herbert West-Reanimator

Hypnos

In the Vault

Memory

Nyarlathotep

Pickman's Model

The Book

The Cats of Ulthar

The Descendant

The Doom That Came to Sarnath

The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

The Evil Clergyman

The Horror at Red Hook

The Hound

The Lurking Fear

The Moon-Bog

The Music of Erich Zann

The Other Gods

The Outsider

The Picture in the House

The Quest of Iranon

The Rats in the Walls

The Shunned House

The Silver Key

The Statement of Randolph Carter

The Strange High House in the Mist

The Street

The Temple

The Terrible Old Man

The Thing on the Doorstep

The Tomb

The Transition of Juan Romero

The Tree

The Unnamable

The White Ship

What the Moon Brings

Polaris

The Very Old Folk

Ibid

Old Bugs

Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl

A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson

The History of the Necronomicon

The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll: The Original Scandalous Biography by Carroll's nephew

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This biography, subtitled The Original Scandalous Biography by Carroll's nephew, was written by Carroll's nephew and published only 11 months after his death in December 1898. It accidentally started the entire image of Lewis Carroll as a pedophile by deliberately suppressing all the evidence for his sometimes unconventional relationships with women, explaining that some of those women had been little girls... The Victorians had no concept of our modern idea of pedophilia. In fact, a man who loved pre-pubescent girls was considered especially saintly and innocent, and this was why Collingwood over-emphasized this aspect of his uncle's character so much. Stuart Dodgson Collingwood (1870-1937) was an English clergyman and headmaster. He wrote two books about his uncle, Lewis Carroll.

The People of the Abyss

Harper Lee Blues: A Goodbye From a Minor Writer



From the author of "The Killing of Train-Man Brown"

comes his way of saying goodbye,

To one of the most influential and respected author of all time:

Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird."

THE COMPLETE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WORKS OF S. T. COLERIDGE (Illustrated Edition): Memoirs, Complete Letters, Literary Introspection, Thoughts and Notes on ... Biographies and Studies on S. T. Coleridge)

This carefully edited collection of "THE COMPLETE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WORKS OF S. T. COLERIDGE (Illustrated Edition)" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence on Emerson, and American transcendentalism. Coleridge is one of the most important figures in English poetry. His poems directly and deeply influenced all the major poets of the age. He was known by his contemporaries as a meticulous craftsman who was more rigorous in his careful reworking of his poems than any other poet, and Southey and Wordsworth were dependent on his professional advice.

Table of Contents:

Biographia Literaria (By Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Anima Poetae (By Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Bibliographia Epistolaris (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Complete Letters of S. T. Coleridge

The Spirit of the Age: Mr. Coleridge by William Hazlitt

A Day With Samuel Taylor Coleridge by May Byron

The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by James Gillman

The Winter's Tale (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Winter's Tale (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, written around the middle of his career (1598 and 1599) and originally published in the First Folio of 1623. The play is a story of loss and redemption. In a fit of wild and unfounded jealousy, Leontes, the King of Sicily, convinces himself that his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend's love child. Leontes's jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

Excellent Things in Women: A Memoir of Postcolonial Pakistan (Chicago Shorts)





Sometimes, only the most heartbreaking memories possess the capacity--in their elegiac immediacy--to take our breath away. With Excellent Things in Women, Sara Suleri offers the reader a delicately wrought memoir of life in postcolonial Pakistan. Suleri intertwines the violent history of Pakistan's independence with her own intimate experiences--relating the tumult of growing up female during a time of fierce change in the Middle East in the 1960s and '70s. In the two selections presented here, "Excellent Things in Women" and "Meatless Days," we watch as Suleri re-encounters the relationships that inform her voyage from adolescence to womanhood--with her Welsh mother; her Pakistani father, prominent political journalist Z. A. Suleri; and her tenacious grandmother, Dadi, along with her five siblings--as she comes to terms with the difficulties of growing up and her own complicated passage to the West.



As You Like It (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

This carefully crafted ebook: "As You Like It (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in 1623. Daughter of a banished duke and forced to flee the court, Rosalind hides in the Forest of Arden disguised as a man. When her true love Orlando also shows up in the forest, she courts him without revealing her identity. Meanwhile, Phebe mistakenly falls in love with her disguise, Silvius pines for Phebe, Jacques philosophizes, and Touchstone makes fun of it all, and love and happiness triumph as Rosalind orchestrates a happy ending amid the confusion. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

Twelfth Night (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night Or, What You Will

This carefully crafted ebook: "Twelfth Night (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This play is named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. Like many of Shakespeare's comedies, this one centers on mistaken identity. The leading character, Viola, is shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria during the opening scenes. She loses contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, whom she believes dead. Posing as a man and masquerading as a young page under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino. Orsino is in love with the bereaved Lady Olivia, whose brother has recently died and decides to use "Cesario" as an intermediary. Olivia, believing Viola to be a man, falls in love with this handsome and eloquent messenger. Viola, in turn, has fallen in love with the Duke, who also believes Viola is a man and who regards her as his confidant. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare.

King John (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

This carefully crafted ebook: "King John (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatises the reign of John, King of England (ruled 1199-1216), son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England. It is believed to have been written in the mid-1590s but was not published until it appeared in the First Folio in 1623. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Victorian Afterimages

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The Art of Biography

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Art of Biography" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 - 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." This eBook contains 15 essays on The Art of Biography by Virginia Woolf: The New Biography. A Talk about Memoirs. Sir Walter Raleigh. Sterne. Eliza and Sterne. Horace Walpole. A Friend of Johnson. Fanny Burney's Half-Sister. Money and Love. The Dream. The Fleeting Portrait: 1. Waxworks at the Abbey. The Fleeting Portrait: 2. The Royal Academy. Poe's Helen. Visits to Walt Whitman. Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Hamlet (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

This carefully crafted ebook: "Hamlet (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, written by William Shakespeare between 1599 and 1601, is set in Denmark and recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who murdered the King, takes the throne and marries Hamlet's mother. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

Love's Labour's Lost (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

This carefully crafted ebook: "Love's Labour's Lost (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s and first published in 1598. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to foreswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies. In an untraditional ending for a comedy, the play closes with the death of the Princess's father, and all weddings are delayed for a year. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

This carefully crafted ebook: "Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Two Gentlemen of Verona is the earliest comedy written by Shakespeare (and possibly his first play), probably written around 1589-92. It focuses on two friends, Valentine and Proteus, whose friendship is disrupted by their mutual passion for the lovely Silvia. Proteus jilts Julia in order to pursue Silvia; she responds by enlisting the help of her maid Lucetta to dress as a boy and go after Proteus. The play also includes some wonderfully comic supporting characters, particularly Launce and his scene-stealing dog Crab. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

The Art of Backscratching in Chicago: Driving with Ed McElroy (Chicago Shorts)

"Ed McElroy, clear of eye, sound of mind, and eighty-three years of age . . . guides his black Cadillac down Halsted Street." So begins longtime Chicago journalist Neil Steinberg's nuanced homage to Ed McElroy: an old-school, behind-the-scenes backscratcher who has driven the rich, powerful, and well-connected around the city, doing favors and calling them in, for decades. Helping a young Steinberg understand the city, McElroy and his take on how a Mayor's son gets to be Mayor and how a wily up-and-comer marries the daughter of a powerful alderman and later becomes governor would enthrall even the most seasoned Chicagoan. In this drive around town and through time, Steinberg ultimately serves up audacious and funny anecdotes about how it helps to stay connected, to know a guy, and to help people out when you can.

Observations from the Moon

Review: "Intense. Brutally honest. Beautiful. Sensual. Genuinely funny, dark humor. Truthful. Real. This selection of poems contains the kind of truth not many are brave enough to tell. With clarity and sometimes gritty humor, the author reveals the nature and condition of women (and men)... They say great literature changes the person that reads it. This book does exactly that."

Inspired by the poetic visions of Basho, Rumi, Shelley, Emily Dickinson, and Bob Dylan, George's musings and sensual sketches in "Observations from the Moon" reveal the intimate process of a woman experiencing transformation. The poems are accompanied by the author's charcoal and pencil drawings of the female form, envisioned as if revealed by moonlight against the dark night.

My Great Escape: How I Went from Corporate Drone to Published Author

Do you sit in a gray cube from 9-5 waiting for the day to end so you can begin your real life? For ten years Jessica Conoley was sitting right next to you, until the day she had enough. In this collection of short essays Jessica takes us through the adventure of escaping an Evil Corporate Job as she redefines her life and settles into a creative career. Conoley's distinct voice, direct style, and quiet humor offer insights into a journey so many of us are ready to take.

With unflinching honesty Conoley walks you through the uncertainty and excitement of discovering the world in a whole new light. In "The Voice At the Back of My Neck" she tackles the inevitable fear that comes with life-altering change. Conoley discovers "Retirement" doesn't just apply to a career change. When her Evil Former Corporate Job calls to ask, "But, Why'd We Break Up?" she's got an answer ready for them. And, in her flagship essay, "Alone Together," Conoley delves into the age-old question of: where do I fit in?

This is a book for anyone who dreams of more than a mindless job. It's a book for anyone who needs a short escape from their own reality.

The complete works of Mark Twain

The Poems of Unsound Men

The Incident at Naples

Stapled Wrappers