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If I Didn't Know Better (Callaway Cousins)

Barbara Freethy

The New York Times bestselling family series The Callaways continues with IF I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER, another heartwarming and page-turning romance by #1 NYT Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy.

Mia Callaway thought she had the perfect guy and the perfect job...until she didn't. A...

Size: 274 pages

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 19 January 2021 PDT/PST

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In Search Of Lost Time (All 7 Volumes)

Marcel Proust

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Size: 1605 pages

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 18 January 2021 PDT/PST

Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, World Literature, Criticism & Theory

Culture and Cognition: The Boundaries of Literary and Scientific Inquiry

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, ...

Size: 294 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 18 January 2021 PDT/PST

Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Science & Math, Behavioral Sciences, Criticism & Theory

Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany: Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought)

Sonja Boos

Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany is an interdisciplinary study of a diverse set of public speeches given by major literary and cultural figures in the 1950s and 1960s. Through close readings of canonical speeches by Hannah Arendt, Theodor W. Adorno, Ingeborg Bachmann, Martin Bub...

Size: 244 pages

Free from 18 January 2021 PDT/PST

History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Criticism & Theory

Hearts to Be Mended: A Regency Romance (A Forbidden Love Novella Series Book 6)

Bree Wolf

A lady in love. A gentleman with a reputation. And a secret that keeps them apart.LADY ELEANOR ABBOTT is in love. However, the one man who manages to send her heart into an uproar with a single smoldering look is the one man she is forbidden to marry. As the fifth son of a baron, the man w...

Size: 122 pages

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 18 January 2021 PDT/PST

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Sword of Peace: A Journey From Fear to Faith (Sword of Münster Series Book 1)

Louisa M Bauman

What is the secret of the hidden meetings, which are held in the woods at night? Anna had hoped to escape the violence of the Reformation when she moved to Amsterdam. But now, in November 1531, Charles V has sent his Spanish officials to this ‘nest of heretics’ in the Netherlands, det...

Size: 369 pages

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Free from 17 January 2021 PDT/PST

History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Religious, Religious Studies, Travel, Christian, Movements & Periods

The Complete Novels and Stories of Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

Here you will find the complete novels and stories of Rudyard Kipling in the chronological order of their original publication.- Plain Tales from the Hills (a collection of 40 short stories)- Soldiers Three (a collection of 9 short stories)- The Story of the Gadsbys (a collection of 8 shor...

Size: 2254 pages

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 17 January 2021 PDT/PST

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Poetics as a Theory of Everything

Ira Livingston

Drawing on poetics and visual art as well as philosophy and the science of complex systems, Ira Livingston's Poetics as a Theory of Everything explores what our seemingly most artificial conceptual constructs (such as poems and metaphors) and even the most illegitimate offspring of the hum...

Size: 284 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 17 January 2021 PDT/PST

Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Mathematics, Physics, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books

Becoming Bestsellers: John Grisham and Danielle Steel (Sample from Chapter 2 of THE BESTSELLER CODE)

Jodie Archer

This sneak peek teaser - featuring literary giants John Grisham and Danielle Steele - from Chapter 2 of The Bestseller Code, a groundbreaking book about what a computer algorithm can teach us about blockbuster books, stories, and reading, reveals the importance of topic and theme in bests...

Size: 256 pages

Rating: 3.40 / 5
3 reviews

Free from 17 January 2021 PDT/PST

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Building a National Literature: The Case of Germany, 1830–1870

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Building a National Literature boldly takes issue with traditional literary criticism for its failure to explain how literature as a body is created and shaped by institutional forces. Peter Uwe Hohendahl approaches literary history by focusing on the material and ideological structures th...

Size: 373 pages

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History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods

Transmedial Narration: Narratives and Stories in Different Media

Lars Elleström

This open access book is a methodical treatise on narration in different types of media. A theoretical rather than a historical study, Transmedial Narration is relevant for an understanding of narration in all times, including our own. By reconstructing the theoretical framework of transme...

Size: 152 pages

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Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books

Leo Tolstoy: The Complete Novels and Novellas

Leo Tolstoy

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Size: 2566 pages

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 16 January 2021 PDT/PST

Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, World Literature, Eastern European, Russian, Criticism & Theory

Transfigured World: Walter Pater's Aesthetic Historicism

Carolyn Williams

Exploring the intricacy and complexity of Walter Pater’s prose, Transfigured World challenges traditional approaches to Pater and shows precise ways in which the form of his prose expresses its content. Carolyn Williams asserts that Pater’s aestheticism and his historicism should be un...

Size: 356 pages

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Architecture and the Novel under the Italian Fascist Regime

Francesca Billiani

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Size: 229 pages

Free from 16 January 2021 PDT/PST

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The Starlit Door

Iona Jenkins

This second collection of Iona’s poetry and reflections opens up a Starlit Door of possibility. Circle the wheel of the year in a stream of words and colour, discover mysterious mystical places where landscapes and dreamscapes merge, where hidden magic stirs the imagination and evokes a ...

Size: 138 pages

Free from 15 January 2021 PDT/PST

Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Poetry, Criticism & Theory

Henry James: The Complete Collection

Henry James

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Size: 13583 pages

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 14 January 2021 PDT/PST

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Bread and Circuses: Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay

Patrick Brantlinger

Lively and well written, Bread and Circuses analyzes theories that have treated mass culture as either a symptom or a cause of social decadence. Discussing many of the most influential and representative theories of mass culture, it ranges widely from Greek and Roman origins, through Marx,...

Size: 312 pages

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

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Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance

Lawrence Buell

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Size: 336 pages

Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Reappraisals: Shifting Alignments in Postwar Critical Theory

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Reappraisals is a provocative account of the development of modern critical theory in Germany and the United States. Focusing on the period since World War II, Peter Uwe Hohendahl explores key debates on the function of critical theory, illuminating the diverse positions and alliances amon...

Size: 247 pages

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Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods

Russian Formalism: A Metapoetics

Peter Steiner

Russian Formalism, one of the twentieth century's most important movements in literary criticism, has received far less attention than most of its rivals. Examining Formalism in light of more recent developments in literary theory, Peter Steiner here offers the most comprehensive critique ...

Size: 278 pages

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History, Europe, Russia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books

Postcolonialism Cross-Examined: Multidirectional Perspectives on Imperial and Colonial Pasts and the Neocolonial Present (Routledge Philosophers in Focus Series)

Monika Albrecht

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Size: 308 pages

Free from 14 January 2021 PDT/PST

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Helltown: An occult horror mystery (World's Scariest Places Book 3)

Jeremy Bates

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"Bates never shies away from the bad or the ugly" - San Francisco Book Review

Size: 257 pages

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 14 January 2021 PDT/PST

Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Horror, Occult, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Religion & Spirituality, Criticism & Theory, British, Classics

Clarissa's Ciphers: Meaning and Disruption in Richardson's Clarissa

Terry Castle

As Samuel Richardson's 'exemplar to her sex,’ Clarissa in the eponymous novel published in 1748 is the paradigmatic female victim. In Clarissa’s Ciphers, Terry Castle delineates the ways in which, in a world where only voice carries authority, Clarissa is repeatedly silenced, both meta...

Size: 208 pages

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Seductive Reasoning: Pluralism as the Problematic of Contemporary Literary Theory

Ellen Rooney

Seductive Reasoning takes a provocative look at contemporary Anglo-American literary theory, calling into question the critical consensus on pluralism's nature and its status in literary studies. Drawing on the insights of Marxist and feminist critical theory and on the works of Althusser,...

Size: 254 pages

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Painting Dragons: What Storytellers Need to Know About Writing Eunuch Villains

Tucker Lieberman

Monstrous: physically, mentally, morally. Castrated men are often portrayed this way in fiction. What’s the “evil eunuch” stereotype, and why do novelists reproduce it?In Painting Dragons: What Storytellers Need to Know About Writing Eunuch Villains, Tucker Lieberman explores the ste...

Size: 132 pages

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 13 January 2021 PDT/PST

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Still Waters (Sandhamn Murders Book 1)

Viveca Sten

On a hot July morning on Sweden’s idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.Police detective Thomas Andreasson is the first to arrive on the scene. Before long, he has identified t...

Size: 387 pages

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 13 January 2021 PDT/PST

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Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America

Nina Baym

This book describes and characterizes responses of American readers to fiction in the generation before the Civil War. It is based on close examination of the reviews of all novels—both American and European—that appeared in major American periodicals during the years 1840–1860, a pe...

Size: 288 pages

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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works (Illustrated)

William Shakespeare

This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!The ComediesA Midsummer Night's DreamAll's Well That Ends WellAs You Like ItLove’s Labour ’s LostMeasure for MeasureMuch Ado About NothingThe ...

Size: 5185 pages

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 13 January 2021 PDT/PST

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Nymphalis carmen: Nympholepsy in Nabokov’s Oeuvre

Mo Ibrahim

From MARY to LOLITA to THE ORIGINAL OF LAURA and more, this book mines Nabokov's oeuvre for example of nymphets, nympholepts, and nympholepsy....

Size: 106 pages

Free from 13 January 2021 PDT/PST

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Fashion Figures: How Missy the Mathlete Made the Cut

Melissa A. Borza

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Size: 109 pages

Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Free from 12 January 2021 PDT/PST

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