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The 100 Best Romance Novels: From Pride and Prejudice to Twilight, books to fall in love - and lust - with
The 100 Best Romance Novels
From Pride and Prejudice to Twilight, books to fall in love - and lust - with
Paperback      ISBN: 1440560986
"My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." --Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice The taboo affair of Jane and Mr. Rochester. The (literally) timeless love between Edward and Bella. The improbable pairing of Grace and Josh. Climb between the covers with The 100 Best Romance Novels, collected here for the very first time. Avid fans of the romance genre, the ladies at Crimson Romance know a thing or two about igniting scintillating passion. They've not only collected 100 of the best romance novels of all time, but also provided delicious summaries for each of their picks. From tempting classics like E.M. Hull's The Sheik to adrenaline-pumping contemporaries like Jennifer Crusie's Bet Me, this collection of romance novels is sure to melt your heart!

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789320398
Offers reviews covering centuries of writing, with each entry accompanied by an essay describing the importance and influence of the work in question.
120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature
120 Banned Books
Censorship Histories of World Literature
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0816082324
Presents summaries and censorship accounts of books that have been banned throughout history for political, religious, sexual, and social reasons.

ABC of Reading
ABC of Reading
Paperback      ISBN: 0811218937
In celebration of what would have been Ezra Pound's 125th birthday comes a new edition of the author's classic book about the meaning of literature, now with a new introduction. Reissue.
The Age of Innocence: Authoritative Text, Background and Contexts, Sources, Criticism
The Age of Innocence
Authoritative Text, Background and Contexts, Sources, Criticism
Paperback      ISBN: 0393967948
The text of Edith Warton's Pultizer Prize-winning 1921 novel of desire and its implications in Old New York is accompanied by necessarily rigorous annotations.
All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age
All Things Shining
Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age
Paperback      ISBN: 141659616x
A wide-ranging look at the loss of meaning in the West, and a gripping guide for how to retrieve it.

The Allure of the Archives
The Allure of the Archives
Paperback      ISBN: 0300198930
Arlette Farge’s Le Goût de l’archive is widely regarded as a historiographical classic. While combing through two-hundred-year-old judicial records from the Archives of the Bastille, historian Farge was struck by the extraordinarily intimate portrayal they provided of the lives of the poor in pre-Revolutionary France, especially women. She was seduced by the sensuality of old manuscripts and by the revelatory power of voices otherwise lost. InThe Allure of the Archives, she conveys the exhilaration of uncovering hidden secrets and the thrill of venturing into new dimensions of the past. Originally published in 1989, Farge’s classic work communicates the tactile, interpretive, and emotional experience of archival research while sharing astonishing details about life under the Old Regime in France. At once a practical guide to research methodology and an elegant literary reflection on the challenges of writing history, this uniquely rich volume demonstrates how surrendering to the archive’s allure can forever change how we understand the past.
Always Apprentices: The Believer Magazine Presents Twenty-Two Conversations Between Writers
Always Apprentices
The Believer Magazine Presents Twenty-Two Conversations Between Writers
Paperback      ISBN: 1938073258
The Believer Book of Even More Writers Talking to Writers collects five years of intimate, wide-ranging conversations with many of today’s most prominent writers, taken from the pages of the Believer. The participants don’t limit themselves to issues of writing and craft, but instead offer unfettered exchanges on a wide range of topics?from what it means to be a consumer to whether or not to kill a deer, from how we get to know each other to walking while inebriated. The interviews feature the serious-yet-casual Believer approach to the often staid interview format. For example, Sheila Heti asks Mary Gaitskill, ?If you go into a room or go to a party, is there a basic disposition you have toward humans going through the world?

Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live
Am I Alone Here?
Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live
Paperback      ISBN: 1936787253
A collection of essays on reading explores the author's life as a child, partner, and parent.

The Amateur: The Pleasures of Doing What You Love
The Amateur
The Pleasures of Doing What You Love
Paperback      ISBN: 1786631075
A passionate call for independent thinking We have lost our amateur spirit and need to rediscover the radical and liberating pleasure of doing things we love. In The Amateur, thinker Andy Merrifield shows us how the many spheres of our lives—work, knowledge, home, politics—have fallen into the hands of box tickers, bean counters and pedants. In response, he corrals a team of independent thinkers, wayward poets, dabblers and square pegs who challenge accepted wisdom. Such figures as Charles Baudelaire, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Edward Said, Guy Debord, Hannah Arendt and Jane Jacobs show us the way. As we will see, the amateur takes risks, thinks the unthinkable, seeks independence—and changes the world. The Amateur is a passionate manifesto for the liberated life, one that questions authority and reclaims the iconoclast as a radical hero of our times.