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The power and the beauty of The Iliad resound again across 2,700 years in Stephen Mitchell's exciting new translation, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector and Priam flowed in every word. And we are there with them amid th...
The Dogs of Babel
When his wife dies in a fall from a tree in their backyard, linguist Paul Iverson is wild with despair. In the days that follow, Paul becomes certain that Lexy's death was no accident. Strange clues have been left behind: unique, personal messages th...
The Secret Agent
This classic precursor to the modern-day spy novel was recently in headlines when it was revealed that the Unabomber drew considerable inspiration from its prophetic portrait of terrorism. Written in 1907 and set in Edwardian London, The Secret Agent...
Why Homer Matters
Adam Nicolson sees the Iliad and the Odyssey as the foundation myths of Greek - and our - consciousness, collapsing the passage of 4,000 years and making the distant past of the Mediterranean world as immediate to us as the events of our own time. Ho...
The Art of Fiction
In 1958, and again in 1969, Ayn Rand gathered a small group of her friends and acquaintances and gave an informal course on writing. At once a fascinating philosophical discourse on the art of creation and an invaluable guide for the aspiring writer,...
A House of My Own: Stories from My Life
From the author of The House on Mango Street, a compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography - an intimate album of a beloved literary legend.
From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up a...
To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionist depiction of a family holiday, and a meditation on a marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny, and bitterness.
Its use of stream of consciousness, reminiscence, and shifting perspec...
The World of All Souls
A fully illustrated guide to Deborah Harkness's number-one New York Times best-selling All Souls trilogy - "an irresistible...wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy" (People)
A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluct...
The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books
A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to transform people's lives, by the number one New York Times best-selling author of Reading Lolita in TehranTen years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy best seller Reading Lolita in ...
The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
More than 100 years after his birth, Pablo Neruda's poetry is as vital and beloved as ever.
This collection presents 50 of the most essential poems by one of history's greatest poets in dynamic new translations, the result of an unprecedented colla...
On the Nature of Things
This famous work by Lucretius is a masterpiece of didactic poetry, and it still stands today as the finest exposition of Epicurean philosophy ever written. The poem was produced in the middle of first century B.C., a period that was to witness a flow...
Shakespeare: The Biography
In a magnificent feat of re-creating sixteenth-century London and Stratford, best-selling biographer and novelist Peter Ackroyd brings William Shakespeare to life in the manner of a contemporary rather than a biographer. Following his magisterial and...
One Man's Meat
In print for over 50 years, One Man's Meat continues to delight listeners with E. B. White's witty, succinct observations on daily life at a Maine saltwater farm.
Too personal for an almanac, too sophisticated for a domestic history, and too funny ...
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