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Biography & Autobiography - Literary Figures
A lush exploration of roses, pleasure, and politics, and a fresh take on George Orwell as an avid gardener whose political writing was grounded in his passion for the natural world“In the year 1936 a writer planted roses.” So begins Rebec...
ISBN: 9780593166345Unabridged Download
New York Times bestselling author Laurence Leamer reveals the complex web of relationships and scandalous true stories behind Truman Capote's never-published final novel, Answered Prayers--the dark secrets, tragic glamour, and Capote's ulti...
ISBN: 9780593453315Unabridged Download
The fullest, most textural, most accurate--most human--account of Oscar Wilde's unique and dazzling life--based on extensive new research and newly discovered materials. "Simply the best modern biography of Wilde." --Evening Standard"The best book of...
ISBN: 9780593454930Unabridged Download
"The Gilded Edge is a compelling read from start to finish. Gripping, suspenseful, cinematic. This is narrative nonfiction at its best."–Lindsey Fitzharris, Bestselling Author of The Butchering ArtAstonishingly well written, painstaki...
ISBN: 9780593458112Unabridged Download
An irresistible new volume of affectionate missives about everyone's favorite taboo topic from the author of the bestselling Letters of Note collections.In Letters of Note: Sex, Shaun Usher collects together some of the most noteworthy missives ever ...
ISBN: 9780593457238Unabridged Download
A revelatory new portrait of the courageous woman who saved Dostoyevsky’s life—and became a pioneer in Russian literary historyIn the fall of 1866, a twenty-year-old stenographer named Anna Snitkina applied for a position with a writer sh...
ISBN: 9780593458556Unabridged Download
A bewitchingly brilliant collection of never-before-published letters from the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill Housei must stop writing letters and get to writing a novel.Shirley Jackson is one of the most import...
ISBN: 9780593412145Unabridged Download
Before email, when long distance telephone calls were difficult and expensive, people wrote letters, often several each day. Today, those letters provide an intimate and revealing look at the lives and loves of the people who wrote them. When the aut...
ISBN: 9780593455845Unabridged Download
From the acclaimed biographer of Jane Jacobs and Srinivasa Ramanujan comes the first full life and work of arguably the most influential classical scholar of the twentieth century, who overturned long-entrenched notions of ancient epic poetry and enl...
ISBN: 9780593349168Unabridged Download
One of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights, drawing on a wealth of new materials and on many conversations with him.One of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights, draw...
ISBN: 9780593349038Unabridged Download
The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture—at a steep personal cost “A biography that reads like a thriller or a whodunit . . . scrupulousl...
ISBN: 9780593287637Unabridged Download
The first biography of the universally acclaimed British writer, Sybille Bedford, by the celebrated author of books about Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh.Passionate, liberated, fiercely independent, Sybille Bedford was a writer and a journalist, the a...
ISBN: 9780593349526Unabridged Download