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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
by Elif Batuman
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One of The Economists 2011 Books of the Year  THE TRUE BUT UNLIKELY STORIES OF LIVES DEVOTED—ABSURDLY! MELANCHOLICALLY! BEAUTIFULLY!—TO THE RUSSIAN CLASSICS No one who read Elif Batumans first article (in the journal n+1) will... (read more)

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The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)
by W E B Du Bois
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This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays... (read more)

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Greek Classics (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
Greek Classics (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
by Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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This sweeping survey of ancient Greek culture covers the greatest works of Greek poets, dramatists, philosophers, writers, and historians. These writings are the foundation of the way we think and act and are important to the student of the human... (read more)

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Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition
Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition
by Walt Whitman
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In 1855, Walt Whitman published — at his own expense — the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which... (read more)

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
by Robert Bruce
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the... (read more)

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Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogy (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogy (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
by Charles Higgins
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the... (read more)

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Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?
Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?
by James Shapiro
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For more than two hundred years after William Shakespeare's death, no one doubted that he had written his plays.andnbsp;Since then, however, dozens of candidates have been proposed for the authorship of what is generally agreed to be the finest body of... (read more)

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Richard III (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
Richard III (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
by James K. Lowers, Ph.d.
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Richard of Gloucester crosses and double-crosses friends and foes alike in a no-holds-barred effort to solidify control of the throne once occupied by his brother, Edward IV. His antics prove fruitful until one final battle with Henry, Earl of Richmond... (read more)

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Animal Farm (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
Animal Farm (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
by Daniel Moran
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the... (read more)

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The Essentials of Literature in English, Post-1914
The Essentials of Literature in English, Post-1914
by Ian Mackean
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By identifying and analyzing the leading works and authors in modern English literature, this book provides the reader with an engaging and knowledgeable insight into the books, their writers and the connections between them. From Graham Greene to... (read more)

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Homer's Iliad (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
Homer's Iliad (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
by Bob Linn
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the... (read more)

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Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)
Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Emily Dickinson
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Over 100 best-known, best-loved poems by one of America's foremost poets, reprinted from authoritative early editions. "The Snake," "Hope," "The Chariot," many more, display unflinching honesty, psychological penetration, and technical adventurousness... (read more)

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You Might Be a Redneck If... (Little Books)
You Might Be a Redneck If... (Little Books)
by Jeff Foxworthy
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Designed to generate impulse sales, titles in this line are carefully balanced for gift giving, self-purchase, or collecting. Little Books may be small in size, but they're big in titles and sales.... (read more)

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Merchant of Venice (06 Edition)
Merchant of Venice (06 Edition)
by William Shakespeare
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In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender.... (read more)

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Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels in One Sitting
Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels in One Sitting
by Joelle Herr
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Celebrate the bicentennial birthday of Charles Dickens with this Miniature Edition packed with witty summaries of the novels of one of history's most beloved storytellers. All fans of great literature can enjoy these perfectly portable renditions of... (read more)

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Green Thoughts, Green Shades
Green Thoughts, Green Shades
by Jonathan F S Post
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Green Thoughts, Green Shades is a strikingly original book, the first and only of its kind. Edited and introduced by noted seventeenth-century scholar Jonathan Post, it enlists the analytic and verbal power of some of today's most celebrated poets to... (read more)

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Research & Professional Resources in Children's Literature: Piecing a Patchwork Quilt
Research & Professional Resources in Children's Literature: Piecing a Patchwork Quilt
by Kathy G Short
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This annotated bibliography brings together for the first time a volume of research on children's literature that will provide readers with important information for further research and curriculum development. The authors have worked cooperatively to... (read more)

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
by Khayyam/fitzgerald
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One of the best-known, most often quoted English classics. Edward FitzGerald's free translation of skeptical, hedonistic verse attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048-1122), Persian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. The 5th edition... (read more)

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Sontag & Kael: Opposites Attract Me
Sontag & Kael: Opposites Attract Me
by Craig Seligman
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In this witty, erudite, and stylish study of two of the twentieth century's most influential cultural critics, Craig Seligman penned the sleeper success of last year. Not a dry ponderous think piece, but a lively, highly readable examination of the work... (read more)

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Beat Generation (Pocket Essentials)
Beat Generation (Pocket Essentials)
by Jamie Russell
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The infamous Beat Generation's stories of drugs, sex and the search for an alternative to mainstream life have become literary milestones in both popular culture and within university courses and in schools.... (read more)

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