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The Annotated Emma
The Annotated Emma
Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard
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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
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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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Essays
Essays
Written by George Orwell
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ISBN: 9780375415036
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Essays

Written by George Orwell


Format: Hardcover, 1416 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2002
Price: $40.00

 

A generous and varied selection–the only hardcover edition available–of the literary and political writings of one of the greatest essayists of the twentieth century.

 

Although best known as the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-four, George Orwell left an even more lastingly significant achievement in his voluminous essays, which dealt with...

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The Hall of Uselessness
The Hall of Uselessness
Written by Simon Leys, Foreword by Simon Leys
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ISBN: 9781590176207
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The Hall of Uselessness
Collected Essays
Written by Simon Leys
Foreword by Simon Leys


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: July 30, 2013
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An NYRB Classics Original

Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling toll of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Leys also writes with unfailing intelligence, seriousness, and bite about European art, literature... Read more >
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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
Written by David Grann
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ISBN: 9780385533164
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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

Written by David Grann


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2010
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Acclaimed New Yorker writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller The Lost City of Z, David Grann offers a collection of spellbinding narrative journalism.

Whether he’s reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood into the U.S. prison system, tracking down a chameleon con artist in Europe, or riding... Read more >
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Three Uses of the Knife
Three Uses of the Knife
Written by David Mamet
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Three Uses of the Knife
On the Nature and Purpose of Drama
Written by David Mamet


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2013
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The purpose of theater, like magic like religion…ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet believes that the...

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Out of Time
Out of Time
Written by Lynne Segal, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
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ISBN: 9781781681398
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Out of Time
The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
Written by Lynne Segal
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging.

How old am I? Don’t ask, don’t tell. As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir... Read more >
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Travels with Herodotus
Travels with Herodotus
Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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ISBN: 9781400078783
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Travels with Herodotus

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2008
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From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales.

In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go abroad – perhaps to... Read more >
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The Way of the World
The Way of the World
Written by Franco Moretti, Translated by Albert Sbragia
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ISBN: 9781859842980
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The Way of the World
The Bildungsroman in European Culture
Written by Franco Moretti
Translated by Albert Sbragia


Format: Trade Paperback, 292 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2000
Price: $29.95

Wilhelm Meister, Elizabeth Bennet, Julien Sorel, Rastignac, Jane Eyre, Bazaroz, Dorothea Brooke ... the golden age of the European novel discovers a new collective protagonist: youth. It is problematic and restless youth—“strange” characters, as their own creators often say—arising from the downfall of traditional societies. But even more than that, youth... Read more >
Music for Chameleons
Music for Chameleons
Written by Truman Capote
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ISBN: 9780679745662
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Music for Chameleons

Written by Truman Capote


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 29, 1994
Price: $15.00

In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction. Here we encounter an exquisitely preserved Creole aristocrat sipping absinthe in her Martinique salon; an enigmatic killer who sends his victims announcements of their forthcoming demise...

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Against Wind and Tide
Against Wind and Tide
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh
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Against Wind and Tide
Letters and Journals, 1947-1986
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $14.99

Why, as an eager and talented writer, has Anne Morrow Lindbergh published so relatively little in forty years of marriage?” asked reviewer John Barkham in 1970. “After a promising start with those first books on flying, she tapered off into long silences broken by an infrequent volume of verse or prose.” ...

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