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The Annotated Emma
The Annotated Emma
Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307390776
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The Annotated Emma

Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard


Format: Trade Paperback, 928 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $17.95

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including:
 
-Explanations of...

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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Written by Hunter S. Thompson, Introduction by Douglas Brinkley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780679603313
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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
A Strange and Terrible Saga
Written by Hunter S. Thompson
Introduction by Douglas Brinkley


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: December 7, 1999
Price: $23.00

"California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. ... Read more >
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Reflections
Reflections
Written by Walter Benjamin
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ISBN: 9780805208023
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Reflections
Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings
Written by Walter Benjamin


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: March 12, 1986
Price: $16.95

A companion volume to Illuminations, the first collection of Walter Benjamin's writings, Reflections presents a further sampling of his wide-ranging work. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, reminisces about Berlin in the 1920s, recalls conversations with Bertolt Brecht, and provides... Read more >
The Invisible Woman (Movie Tie-in Edition)
The Invisible Woman (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by Claire Tomalin
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ISBN: 9780804172127
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The Invisible Woman (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: December 31, 2013
Price: $16.00

Now a major motion picture directed by Ralph Fiennes, co-starring Fiennes and Felicity Jones with Michelle Fairley, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Tom Hollander: the unforgettable story of Charles Dickens's mistress Nelly Ternan, and of the secret relationship that linked them.

When Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857, she was 18... Read more >
The Jane Austen Rules
A Classic Guide to Modern Love
Written by Sinead Murphy


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $15.95

What Would Jane Do?

What’s a strong, independent-minded woman supposed to do in a world of insipid dating guides? Sinéad Murphy responds by asking: Who has more time-tested secrets than Jane Austen, whose novels continue to captivate us almost two hundred years later?

Whether you can recite paragraphs from Pride and Prejudice or... Read more >
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On Being Blue
On Being Blue
Written by William H. Gass, Introduction by Michael Gorra
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590177181
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On Being Blue
A Philosophical Inquiry
Written by William H. Gass
Introduction by Michael Gorra


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.00

On Being Blue is a book about everything blue—sex and sleaze and sadness, among other things—and about everything else. It brings us the world in a word as only William H. Gass, among contemporary American writers, can do.

Gass writes:
Of the colors, blue and green have the greatest emotional... Read more >
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For the Time Being
For the Time Being
Written by Annie Dillard
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ISBN: 9780375703478
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For the Time Being

Written by Annie Dillard


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2000
Price: $15.95

National Bestseller

"Beautifully written and delightfully strange--. As earthy as it is sublime, For the Time Being is, in the truest sense, an eye- opener."--Daily News

From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being... Read more >
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Stranger Than Fiction
Stranger Than Fiction
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
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ISBN: 9780307275035
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Stranger Than Fiction
True Stories
Written by Chuck Palahniuk


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $13.99

Chuck Palahniuk’s world has always been, well, different from yours and mine. In his first collection of nonfiction, Chuck Palahniuk brings us into this world, and gives us a glimpse of what inspires his fiction.

 

At the Rock Creek Lodge Testicle Festival in Missoula, Montana, average people perform public sex acts on...

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
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ISBN: 9780679783282
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs
Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $11.00

Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller
 
This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.
 
Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into... Read more >
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Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Written by Maureen Corrigan
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ISBN: 9780375709036
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Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading
Finding and Losing Myself in Books
Written by Maureen Corrigan


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 2, 2007
Price: $15.95

“It’s not that I don’t like people,” writes Maureen Corrigan in her introduction to Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading. “It’s just that there always comes a moment when I’m in the company of others—even my nearest and dearest—when I’d rather be reading a book.” In this delightful memoir, Corrigan reveals which... Read more >
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