Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544261879
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Describes the personal and professional life of the master of the horror genre behind “The Raven,” including a discussion of his rocky relationship with his wealthy adoptive father and his time spent working as an editor and reviewer. 15,000 first printing.

Midnight Dreary

Author: John Evangelist Walsh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312227329
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A masterful reconstruction of the unsolved, real-life mystery surrounding the death of Edgar Allan Poe examines the last days of the author's life and his mysterious death in Baltimore. Reprint.

Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Arthur Hobson Quinn
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421404915
Format: PDF
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Based on exhaustive research in the Poe family archive, Quinn extracts the life from the legend, and describes how they both were distorted by prior biographies. "

Sixpence House

Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608196828
Format: PDF
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"Sixpence House is the bookworm's answer to A Year in Provence." -Boston Globe Paul Collins and his family abandoned the hills of San Francisco to move to the Welsh countryside-to move, in fact, to the village of Hay-on-Wye, the "Town of Books" that boasts fifteen hundred inhabitants-and forty bookstores. Taking readers into a secluded sanctuary for book lovers, and guiding us through the creation of the author's own first book, Sixpence House becomes a heartfelt and often hilarious meditation on what books mean to us. A #1 BookSense Pick "A delightful book."-Los Angeles Times "Collins' gift is that you don't care where you end up. The journey is enough."-Readerville "The real, engaging heart of the tale is Collins' love of books and other people who love them...Collins muses on antiquarian books the way the rest of us remember lost loves."-San Francisco Chronicle "Funny, informative, somewhat chaotic and full of interesting references...there are numerous meanders into peripheral subjects, seen through the astute eyes of an Anglophile American."-Washington Post

Berenice

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635271417
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Berenice was written in the year 1835 by Edgar Allan Poe. This book is one of the most popular novels of Edgar Allan Poe, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Legends of the Fall

Author: Jim Harrison
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802192211
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“[Legends of the Fall] may well be the best set of novellas to appear in this country during the last quarter century.” —Robert Houston, New York Times Book Review New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison is one of America’s most beloved and critically acclaimed writers. Now available in eBook for the first time, the classic Legends of the Fall is Harrison at his most memorable: a striking collection of novellas written with exceptional brilliance and a ferocious love of life. The title novella, “Legends of the Fall”—which was made into the film of the same name—is an epic, moving tale of three brothers fighting for justice in a world gone mad. Moving from the raw landscape of early twentieth-century Montana to the blood-drenched European battlefields of World War I and back again to Montana, Harrison’s powerful story explores the theme of revenge and the actions to which people resort when their lives or goals are threatened, painting an unforgettable portrait of the twentieth-century man. Also including the novellas “Revenge” and “The Man Who Gave Up His Name,” Legends of the Fall confirms Jim Harrison’s reputation as one of the finest American voices of his generation.

Out of the Black

Author: John Rector
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781477805046
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After the death of his wife, Matt Caine's in-laws threaten to take custody of his daughter Anna, which leads Matt to the desperate situation of trusting the wrong person to help with the situation.

Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673310
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

Ligeia

Author: Edgar Poe
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457796868
Format: PDF
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"Ligeia" is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1838. "Ligeia" is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. The story follows an unnamed narrator and his wife Ligeia, a beautiful and intelligent raven-haired woman.

The Book of William

Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608191389
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The first complete collection of Shakespeare's plays was almost never printed. Only the machinations of several wealthy donors and publishers brought it into existence, and even then it was practically unnoticed. Many of the original 750 copies of Shakespeare's First Folio were gone before the turn of the 18th century. But a hundred years later, the greatest plays in English were rediscovered, revamped, and re-publicized, beginning the long and surprising process that secured the legacy of Shakespeare. Broken down into five sections, each tied to a different location and century, The Book of William explores the curious rise of the First Folio: Frankfurt (17th century), Fleet Street (18th century), the British Museum (19th century), the Folger Shakespeare Library (20th century), and Meisei University of Tokyo (21st century). It recounts the book's remarkable journey, as it lies undiscovered for decades, burns, sinks, is bought and sold, and ultimately, becomes untouchable. Finally, Collins speculates on Shakespeare's cross-cultural future as more and more Folios migrate to Japanese buyers, who are entering their contents into the electronic ether.