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Biography & Autobiography - Literary Figures
A major new biography that takes an unusual and illuminating approach to the great writer—immersing us in one year of his life—from the award-winning author of Becoming Dickens and The Story of Alice.The year is 1851. It's a time of radic...
ISBN: 9780593551103Unabridged Download
The first major biography in more than two decades of one of motion pictures’ greatest comedians and filmmakers, by acclaimed film historian and biographer of W. C. Fields, Preston Sturges, James Whale, and Spencer Tracy.It was James Agee ...
ISBN: 9780593550984Unabridged Download
Each working day from January 29 to November 1, 1951, John Steinbeck warmed up to the work of writing East of Eden with a letter to the late Pascal Covici, his friend and editor at The Viking Press. It was his way, he said, of "getting my mental arm ...
ISBN: 9780593501870Unabridged Download
The secret life of the sensational woman behind the Morgan masterpieces, who lit up New York society.What would you give up to achieve your dream? When J. P. Morgan hired Belle da Costa Greene in 1905 to organize his rare book and manuscript collecti...
ISBN: 9780593560440Unabridged Download
“An exhilarating romp through Orwell’s life and times and also through the life and times of roses.” —Margaret Atwood “Nobody who reads it will ever think of Nineteen Eighty-Four in quite the same way.”—...
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 ultimate betra...
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, from Wilde's personal letters and transcripts of his first trial ...
ISBN: 9780593454930Unabridged Download
One of Book Riot's 8 Anticipated 2021 Nonfiction Books"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 Butcher...
ISBN: 9780593458112Unabridged Download
Named one of the Most Anticipated of Books of 2021 by the Los Angeles Times, Literary Hub, and The Millions A searing and brave memoir that offers a new understanding of suicide as a distinct mental illness. As the sun lowered in the sky...
ISBN: 9780593558881Unabridged 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