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1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List
Mustich, James
(Hardcover)

79% off list price of $35.00

Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, bio...


How to Read a Book
Adler, Mortimer J
(Paperback)

77% off list price of $16.99

How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated. NOTE: This is a Scratch & Dent book and may have notice...


How to Read a Book (Revised and Updated)
Adler, Mortimer J
(Softcover)

52% off list price of $16.00

How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated.


The Read-Aloud Handbook (7th Edition)
Trelease, Jim
(Paperback)

57% off list price of $18.00

The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children---revised and updated Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease’s beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless chil...


The Read-Aloud Handbook (7th Edition)
Trelease, Jim
(Paperback)

79% off list price of $17.00

The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children---revised and updated Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease’s beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless chil...


How to Read Poetry Like a Professor: A Quippy and Sonorous Guide to Verse
Foster, Thomas C.
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $15.99

From the bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles.No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree—a line...


The Art of Memoir
Karr, Mary
(Paperback)

59% off list price of $15.99

Master memoirist Mary Karr synthesizes her expertise as professor and therapy patient, writer and spiritual seeker, recovered alcoholic and "black-belt sinner," providing a unique window into the mechanics and art of the form that is as irreverent, insightful, and entertaining as her own work in ...


Independent People
Laxness, Halldor Kiljan
(Paperback)

49% off list price of $15.00

In an epic set in Iceland in the early twentieth century, Gudbjartur Jonsson buys his own croft after eighteen years of service to the local bailiff, and brings his wife and his small flock of sheep there to build a new, independent life for himself.


Independent People
Laxness, Halldor Kiljan
(Paperback)

74% off list price of $15.00

In an epic set in Iceland in the early twentieth century, Gudbjartur Jonsson buys his own croft after eighteen years of service to the local bailiff, and brings his wife and his small flock of sheep there to build a new, independent life for himself.NOTE: This is a Scratch & Dent book and may hav...


The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You
Berthoud, Ella
(Paperback)

55% off list price of $17.00

Whether you have a stubbed toe or a stubborn case of the blues, within these pages you ll find a cure in the form of a novel or a combination of novels to help ease your pain. You ll also find advice on how to tackle common reading ailments - such as what to do when you feel overwhelmed by the nu...


Twelfth Night (No Fear Shakespeare)
Shakespeare, William
(Paperback)

44% off list price of $5.95

No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Twelfth Night on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.


Shakespeare: The World as Stage (Eminent Lives Series)
Bryson, Bill
(Paperback)

68% off list price of $13.99

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to...


The Tempest: No Fear Shakespeare
Shakespeare, William
(Paperback)

75% off list price of $5.95

Read The Tempest in all its brilliance and actually understand what it means. No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Features a complete list of characters with descriptions and plenty of helpful com...


The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
Hyde, Lewis
(Paperback)

55% off list price of $16.95

By now a modern classic, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities. Widely available again after twenty-five years, this book is even more necessary today than when it fi...


Why I Write
Orwell, George
(Paperback)

63% off list price of $12.00

Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.


Cat On a Hot Tin Roof
Williams, Tennessee
(Paperback)

56% off list price of $14.95

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father's inheritance amid a whirlwind of sexuality, untethered in the person of Maggie the Cat. The play also daringly showcased the burden of sexuality repressed in the agony o...


Dance Dance Dance
Murakami, Haruki
(Paperback)

55% off list price of $15.95

In this propulsive novel, one of the most idiosyncratically brilliant writers at work in any language fuses science fiction, the hard-boiled thriller, and white-hot satire into a new element of the literary periodic table. As he searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, Haruki Murakami's p...


The Art of Biblical Narrative (Revised and Updated)
Alter, Robert
(Paperback)

51% off list price of $17.99

Renowned critic and translator Robert Alter's The Art of Biblical Narrative has radically expanded our view of the Bible by recasting it as a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. In this seminal work, Alter describes how the Hebrew Bible's many authors used innovative literary styles...


The Merchant of Venice (Folger Shakespeare Library, Updated Edition)
Shakespeare, William
(Paperback)

55% off list price of $9.95

FOLGER Shakespeare Library: the world's leading center for Shakespeare studies. Each edition includes: • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play • Scene-by-scene p...


Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction
Hendrix, Grady
(Paperback)

63% off list price of $24.99

An affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and ’80sTake a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dol...


The Republic of Imagination: A Life in Books
Nafisi, Azar
(Paperback)

75% off list price of $18.00

Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her multimillion-copy bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics of English and American literature to her eager studen...


Hamlet (Updated Edition, Folger Shakespeare Library)
Shakespeare, William
(Paperback)

44% off list price of $9.95

Each edition includes: • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages_facing the text of the play • Scene-by-scene plot summaries • A key to famous lines and phrases • An introduction to read...


King Lear (No Fear Shakespeare)
Shakespeare, William
(Paperback)

44% off list price of $6.95

Read King Lear in all its brilliance and actually understand what it means. No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Features a complete list of characters with descriptions and plenty of helpful com...


Beowulf: An Illustrated Edition
Niles, John D.
(Softcover)

69% off list price of $24.95

Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. Drawn to what he has called the "four-squareness of the utterance" in Beowulf and its imm...


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