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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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The Iliad & The Odyssey

by Homer

While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself. Homer's epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, laid the foundation upon which Ancient Greece developed not only its culture, but its societal values, religious beliefs, and practice of warfare as well....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, Greek & Roman, Poetry, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Ancient, Classical & Medieval, Epic, Classical & Early, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 March 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

All you need to know about Keto: Plus 20 KETO friendly recipes (Keto diet Book 1)

by Jorian Kuiper

This book explains what is a keto diet and its connection to autophagy, how keto diet influence on our body, and lots more! This beautiful book is also packed with 20 healthy KETO recipes that can help improve your health in your day-to-day life. It is a great present for your friends, family or yourself!...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 76 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 March 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Works (A to Z Classics)

by Oscar Wilde

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, British, Religious & Liturgical, Poetry, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 7.13 mb
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Shakespeare’s Oral Certification Examination Annotated: A Book of Revelations

by Steffy Sota

I am a ghost writer.I died July 25, 2015, in Hightstown, New Jersey. My scholarship is the bedrock for the serious study of British drama to 1770. Any graduate student or academic working on the plays or the theatrical culture of this period has to start with me. In addition to my comprehensive Tudor and Stuart Stage, I wrote a wide range of works on Shakespeare and other figures of the English Renaissance. My essay "Shakespeare's Celibate Stage," originally published in the inaugural issue of The New and Improved Shakespeare Survey With Textual Analysis, has been widely reprinted. I edited several works for modern editions, including Othello, Hamlet, All Fools, and The Alchemist.I raised a literary stir when I edited and wrote the preface to a hitherto unknown 1577 text called The Arte o...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Humor, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 79 pages
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Poems Professing Love: We found it

by Lisa Dupree

This is a book of poetry that expresses the author's love of someone very special in his life, however the poetry within these pages are not so personal when you look at the fact that there are always those that can relate to love, and likewise will be able to relate to the verses of these poems. If not this book should at least accomplish giving one the idea of what feeling to expect when true love invades the heart....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
Size: 30 pages
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The Idea of the Book in the Middle Ages: Language Theory, Mythology, and Fiction

by Jesse Gellrich

This book assess the relationship of literature to various other cultural forms in the Middle Ages. Jesse M. Gellrich uses the insights of such thinkers as Levi-Strauss, Foucault, Barthes, and Derrida to explore the continuity of medieval ideas about speaking, writing, and texts....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 292 pages
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The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages

by Penelope Reed Doob

Ancient and medieval labyrinths embody paradox, according to Penelope Reed Doob. Their structure allows a double perspective—the baffling, fragmented prospect confronting the maze-treader within, and the comprehensive vision available to those without. Mazes simultaneously assert order and chaos, artistry and confusion, articulated clarity and bewildering complexity, perfected pattern and hesitant process. In this handsomely illustrated book, Doob reconstructs from a variety of literary and visual sources the idea of the labyrinth from the classical period through the Middle Ages.Doob first examines several complementary traditions of the maze topos, showing how ancient historical and geographical writings generate metaphors in which the labyrinth signifies admirable complexity, while po...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 376 pages
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One-Volume Libraries: Composite and Multiple-Text Manuscripts (Studies in Manuscript Cultures Book 9)

by Michael Friedrich

Composite and multiple-text manuscripts are traditionally studied for their individual texts, but recent trends in codicology have paved the way for a more comprehensive approach: Manuscripts are unique artefacts which reveal how they were produced and used as physical objects. This collective volume assembles contributions from nine different fields, thus allowing for cross-cultural comparison for the first time. ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 386 pages
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Homer: The Poetry of the Past

by Andrew Ford

Andrew Ford here addresses, in a manner both engaging and richly informed, the perennial questions of what poetry is, how it came to be, and what it is for. Focusing on the critical moment in Western literature when the heroic tales of the Greek oral tradition began to be preserved in writing, he examines these questions in the light of Homeric poetry. Through fresh readings of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and referring to other early epics as well, Ford deepens our understanding of what poetry was at a time before written texts, before a developed sense of authorship, and before the existence of institutionalized criticism.Placing what is known about Homer's art in the wider context of Homer's world, Ford traces the effects of the oral tradition upon the development of the epic and addresse...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 266 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson (American Philosophy Book 16)

by Naoko Saito

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Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 228 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Literature as Recreation in the Later Middle Ages

by Glending Olson

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 246 pages
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Armed Professions: A Writer's Guide

by Clayton J. Callahan

A must have resource for writers who have a great idea for a tale of soldiers, spies or policemen, but have no experience as such. Written by a man who has spent his life wearing a uniform and carrying a gun in numerous capacities. This book gives you a clear understanding of what it's like in the world of armed professions....

Genre: History, Military, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 158 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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No Shades of Grey: A Six-Word Story

by Rosen Trevithick

Protest the glamorisation of domestic abuse in Fifty Shades of Grey by downloading this SIX-WORD story for free from 13th to 17th February.

A tale of love, respect and domination, No Shades of Grey depicts the plight of a worthy romantic lead when the object of his affections turns out to be not quite the girl he’s looking for.

Warning: this story is only six words long. The remainder is padded with different translations.

All proceeds made from sales of this book before the free promotion will be shared between Women’s Aid and Respect to support men and women who are affected by domestic abuse....

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Humor, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 27 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
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Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction

by Bridget McGovern

A collection of some of the best feature articles from Tor.com’s 10 year history as an online sci-fi/fantasy literature magazine. Read:- An intimate moment under the covers that bloomed into a lifetime lived through sci-fi/fantasy.- A fierce defense of fan fiction.- The history of Wheel of Time author Robert Jordan, and the story of the reader who had her future rewritten in turn.- A deeply unwise thought experiment that explains how centaurs eat.- The story of one writer’s amazing day, starting out on her last dime and ending with her somehow hugging her idol, Terry Pratchett.- And much more!Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction features essays from Seanan McGuire, Ursula Vernon, Jo Walton, Nisi Shawl, Kate Elliott, Becky Chambers, Kai Ashante Wilson, Sarah Gailey, Gr...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
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Culture and Cognition: The Boundaries of Literary and Scientific Inquiry

by Ronald Schleifer

This groundbreaking book challenges the disciplinary boundaries that have traditionally separated scientific inquiry from literary inquiry. It explores scientific knowledge in three subject areas—the natural history of aging, literary narrative, and psychoanalysis. In the authors' view, the different perspectives on cognition afforded by Anglo-American cognitive science, Greimassian semiotics, and Lacanian psychoanalysis help us to redefine our very notion of culture.Part I historically situates the concepts of meaning and truth in twentieth-century semiotic theory and cognitive science. Part II contrasts the modes of Freudian case history to the general instance of Einstein's relativity theory and then sets forth a rhetoric of narrative based on the discourse of the aged. Part III exami...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Science & Math, Behavioral Sciences, Criticism & Theory
Size: 294 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Job, Boethius, and Epic Truth

by Ann W. Astell

Calling into question the common assumption that the Middle Ages produced no secondary epics, Ann W. Astell here revises a key chapter in literary history. She examines the connections between the Book of Job and Boethius' s Consolation of Philosophy—texts closely associated with each other in the minds of medieval readers and writers—and demonstrates that these two works served as a conduit for the tradition of heroic poetry from antiquity through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. As she traces the complex influences of classical and biblical texts on vernacular literature, Astell offers provocative readings of works by Dante, Chaucer, Spenser, Malory, Milton, and many others.Astell looks at the relationship between the historical reception of the epic and successive imitative...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Judaism, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Saving Cinderella: What Feminists Get Wrong About Disney Princesses And How To Set It Right

by Faith Moore

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 198 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Acid Reflux Diet Cookbook: Delicious GERD Diet Recipes For Natural Acid Reflex And Gastritis Relief (GERD Cookbook Book 1)

by Andrew Collins

Includes A Wide Variety of Delicious Recipes For Acid Reflux Relief!Get This Acid Reflux Diet Cookbook For A Limited Time Discount (50% off)Acid reflux is a painful condition caused by stomach acid going up the esophagus. The intensity of acid reflux can vary from person to person, and it is important to always ask your doctor about the best treatment options for you. With that little disclaimer out of the way, there are ways you can get relief from your acid reflux symptoms naturally, through changes in your diet.The type of foods you eat in your diet is a very important factor for controlling acid reflux, some foods will make your acid reflux worse while others will help you get relief from your acid reflux symptoms. Below are some quick tips for helping you control your acid reflux.Food...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Special Diet, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
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Not of Woman Born: Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

"Not of woman born, the Fortunate, the Unborn"—the terms designating those born by Caesarean section in medieval and Renaissance Europe were mysterious and ambiguous. Examining representations of Caesarean birth in legend and art and tracing its history in medical writing, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski addresses the web of religious, ethical, and cultural questions concerning abdominal delivery in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Not of Woman Born increases our understanding of the history of the medical profession, of medical iconography, and of ideas surrounding "unnatural" childbirth.Blumenfeld-Kosinski compares texts and visual images in order to trace the evolution of Caesarean birth as it was perceived by the main actors involved—pregnant women, medical practitioners, and artist...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 224 pages
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The Medieval Saga

by Carol J. Clover

Written in the thirteenth century, the Icelandic prose sagas, chronicling the lives of kings and commoners, give a dramatic account of the first century after the settlement of Iceland—the period from about 930 to 1050. To some extent these elaborate tales are written versions of traditional sagas passed down by word of mouth. How did they become the long and polished literary works that are still read today?The evolution of the written sagas is commonly regarded as an anomalous phenomenon, distinct from contemporary developments in European literature. In this groundbreaking study, Carol J. Clover challenges this view and relates the rise of imaginative prose in Iceland directly to the rise of imaginative prose on the Continent. Analyzing the narrative structure and composition of the s...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 219 pages
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Nonfiction Sampler (Sampler Collection Book 4)

by Barbara Gregorich

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Sports & Outdoors, Baseball, Criticism & Theory
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 March 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Drama and Pedagogy in Medieval and Early Modern England (Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (SPELL) Book 31)

by Elisabeth Dutton

This wide-ranging volume explores relationships between drama and pedagogy in the medieval and early modern periods, with contributions from an international ?eld of scholars including a number of leading authorities. Across the medieval and early modern periods, drama is seen to be a way of dissemi-nating theological and philosophical ideas. In medieval England, when literacy was low and the liturgy in Latin, drama translated and transformed spiritual truths, embodying them for a wider audience than could be reached by books alone. In Tudor England, humanist belief in the validity and potential of drama as a pedagogical tool informs the interlude, and examples of dramatized instruction abound on early modern stages. Academic drama is a particularly preg -nant locus for the exploration o...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Kindle Reviews: How to Get More Reviews for Your Kindle Book. (Write Free Book Series)

by Alex Foster

Book Reviews teaches you how to get more reviews following proven methods used by publishers and successful independent authors. These methods are approved by Amazon (and other book vendors) and don't violate terms of service.

Learn to avoid methods that get your account banned, and how to get some types of negative reviews removed....

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 28 pages
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Homicide in American Fiction, 1798–1860: A Study in Social Values

by David Brion Davis

Homicide has many social and psychological implications that vary from culture to culture and which change as people accept new ideas concerning guilt, responsibility, and the causes of crime. A study of attitudes toward homicide is therefore a method of examining social values in a specific setting. Homicide in American Fiction, 1798–1860 is the first book to contrast psychological assumptions of imaginative writers with certain social and intellectual currents in an attempt to integrate social attitudes toward such diverse subjects as human evil, moral responsibility, criminal insanity, social causes of crime, dueling, lynching, the "unwritten law" of a husband’s revenge, and capital punishment. In addition to works of literary distinction by Cooper, Hawthorne, Irving, and Poe, among...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Awake I: by an elephant in the room

by Greg Hoey

An auto-bio soooo bad it's good!! The old out-back town of Kalgoorlie has never before been so richly-strangely or so poignantly transcribed by way of prose as it undoubtedly deserves to be, and indeed has been so done in this wonderful memoir of a childhood once lived!-The Age -"Powerful. Compelling. Great prose, Great story-telling abilities, Dramatic. Complex and acutely intelligent are the words best used to convey the breadth and majesty of this undoubted classic!" -Carey Holbourn-Armfield, editor of Atlantic Times Monthly....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design, Theater, Biographies & Memoirs, Ethnic & National, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, United States, African American, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult, Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 March 2021 onward PDT/PST 

WORKBOOK For Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be Rachel Hollis

by TIMELINE Publishers

Complete Beginners can begin using this Workbook for Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be by Rachel Hollis to get immediate help of the major lessons and Summary of this book. The goal of this Workbook is to help even the newest readers to begin applying major lessons from Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be by Rachel Hollis. Results have shown us that learning is retained better through repeated real-life applicationsBy using this Workbook, readers will find Summary and Lessons which we believed were major in defining the crucial messages of the author in the book. There are Spaces to jot down your answers to lesson at the end of each Section. Take...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Criticism & Theory
Size: 72 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Frankenstein and the Critics: Includes unabridged FRANKENSTEIN 1818

by Various Artists

“It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld my man completed ..."The summer of 1816 was by all accounts a cold and wet one. After the April 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia, global temperatures dropped and a rainy, monsoon-like drizzle settled in over Northern Europe. In a holiday villa on the shores of Lake Geneva, a young English poet and his lover, the guests of another poet, discouraged from outdoor pursuits, sat discussing the callousness of nature and speculating about the fashionable subject of "galvanism." Was it possible to reanimate a corpse? The villa was Byron's. The other poet was Shelley. His fiancée, 19-year-old Mary Shelley (née Godwin), was in post-partum distress.   Byron, inspired by a book of supernatural tales, suggested that each member of the...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 210 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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The Man Charles Dickens: A Victorian Portrait

by Edward Wagenknecht

Charles Dickens is one of Britain’s best loved authors.But who was the man behind The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist.Edward Wagenknecht’s widely acclaimed “psychograph” of Charles Dickens answers those questions.The Dickens who emerges is a man of many parts — author, husband, father, editor, social reformer, businessman, and, last but not least, a man who was a man regardless of the criteria used to judge him. The completed portrait is that of genius, its varied interests, its abounding energy, and its achievements.“As The Man Charles Dickens leaves my typewriter for the second time,” says the author, “it says what I now wish to say about its subject as well as I am able to say it … Nor can I say good-bye to Dickens a second time without recording my present judgment t...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 268 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 March 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Kit Marlowe and the Fatal Engines of War (The Adventures of Christopher Marlowe Book 3)

by Darren Freebury-Jones

The breathtaking finale to The Adventures of Christopher Marlowe trilogy!

The Engines of War have a new leader in Richard Bancroft, who sends a team of bloody assassins to Turkey in search of the Quill of Herodotus, an ancient artefact with the power to transcend time itself.

Christopher 'Kit' Marlowe travels to London to gain the aid of the famous playwright, William Shakespeare. Together they brave erupting volcanoes, tempests at sea, and the deadly machinations of the mercenary, Aaron Valdes, who has a unique way of butchering his victims...

Marlowe finds himself on the most violent, action-packed mission of his career. But in this instalment, will The Engines of War prove fatal for him?...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Action & Adventure, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 106 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 March 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Economies of English (Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (SPELL) Book 33)

by Martin Leer

As the world still reels from the financial crisis of 2007-8, it seems timely to reflect on the connections between money and value embedded in all our discourses about economy, language and literature. The essays in this volume bring together a wide range of approaches to demonstrate how the discipline of English studies and language and literature studies more generally rest on a goldmine of largely unexamined economic metaphors: from Ferdinand de Saussure's notions of linguistic "value" to the actual economic value of English as a second language; from Shakespeare's uncanny eye for the ?duciary principle of the modern economy to Joyce's "scrupulous meanness" as an economy of style; from women interrupting the circulation of money in early modern comedy to "living well on nothing a day" ...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 254 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 March 2021 onward PDT/PST 

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