How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster’s classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes and contexts, that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader, the college...
Number of pages: ~ 161 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5

by Chris Oyakhilome
The Seven Spirits of God
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"Seven Spirits of God – divine secrets to the miraculous" unveils to you new depths of the power and operation of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. It will impart to you the revelation knowledge you require to activate the fullness of the Holy Spirit in your life and, walk in the miraculous and supernatural consistently....
Number of pages: ~ 146 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.9/5

For Esme—With Love and Squalor, and Other Stories
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The Lost Hero is an American fantasy-adventure novel written by Rick Riordan, based on Greek and Roman mythology. It was published on October 12, 2010, and is the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series, a spin-off of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. It is preceded by The Last Olympian of Percy Jackson & the Olympians and followed by The Son of Neptune. The novel has since been translated into many languages and released as a hardcover, e-book, audiobook and paperback. The story follows Jason Grace, a Roman demigod with no memory of his past. He, along with Piper McLean, a...
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

by John Steinbeck
East of Eden
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East of Eden is a novel by American author and Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Published in September 1952, the work is regarded by many to be Steinbeck's most ambitious novel and by Steinbeck himself to be his magnum opus. Steinbeck stated about East of Eden: "It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my craft or profession in all these years," and later said: "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this." The novel was originally addressed to Steinbeck's young sons, Thom and John (then 6½ and 4½ years old, respectively). Steinbeck wanted...
Number of pages: ~ 2531 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.1/5

by Ernest Hemingway
A Moveable Feast
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Product Description Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. Since Hemingway's personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined and debated the changes made to the text before publication. Now this new special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published. Featuring a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest's sole surviving son, and an introduction by the editor and grandson of the author, Seán Hemingway, this new edition also includes a number of unfinished,...
Number of pages: ~ 96 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.4/5

by Thomas Mann
Doctor Faustus
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Thomas Mann wrote his last great novel, Doctor Faustus, during his exile from Nazi Germany. Although he already had a long string of masterpieces to his name, in retrospect this seems to be the novel he was born to write. A modern reworking of the Faust legend in which a twentieth-century composer sells his soul to the devil for the artistic power he craves, the story brilliantly interweaves music, philosophy, theology, and politics. Adrian Leverkühn is a talented young composer who is willing to go to any lengths to reach greater heights of achievement. What he gets is twenty-four years of...
Number of pages: ~ 476 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.2/5

by Virginia Woolf
A Letter to a Young Poet
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A letter from Virginia Woolf to an aspiring poet who had written to her for help with composition. A fascinating insight into the way Woolf thought of poetry. Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen; 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...
Number of pages: ~ 10 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

Politics and the English Language and other essays
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The essays with publication dates are: Politics and the English language (1946) Politics vs. Literature: an examination of Gulliver's Travels (1946) The prevention of literature (1946) Why I write (1946) Writers and Leviathan (1948) Poetry and the microphone (1943) Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. Orwell wrote literary criticism,...
Number of pages: ~ 164 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

by Rachel Carson
Silent Spring
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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson is an environmental science book documenting the detrimental effects of pesticide aerial spraying on the environment and the long-term effects on animal and human health. Its publication led to a U.S. ban on DDT and inspired an environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Rachel Carson, writer, scientist, and ecologist, grew up simply in the rural river town of Springdale, Pennsylvania. Her mother bequeathed to her a life-long love of nature and the living world that Rachel expressed first as a writer and later as...
Number of pages: ~ 319 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

by Virginia Woolf
A Room of One's Own
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2015 Reprint of the Original Edition of 1929. "A Room of One's Own" is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published in 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction", and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a...
Number of pages: ~ 65 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5