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Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797... More > – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.After Wollstonecraft's death less than a month after her daughter Mary was born, Mary was raised by Godwin, who was able to provide his daughter with a rich, if informal, education, encouraging her to adhere to his own liberal political theories. Excerpt from:< Less
Falling In Love By Grant Allen
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This highly educational book comprises a series of essays by the intellectual and scientist Grant Allen, author and novelist, and a successful upholder of many scientific theories. As a scientist... More > Allen was an evolutionist, and as a novelist one of his most persistent themes was the effect of heredity. Even his lighter and more popular works evidence not only his scientific outlook but also his persistent questioning of established convention and of institutions and officials that uphold it. A walk with him was an education in botany and zoology, and he had no whimsies or quirks; he was always reasonable, good-tempered, vivacious, bright, and interested in every human interest. . . . "An ancient and famous human institution is in pressing danger. Sir George Campbell has set his face against the time-honoured practice of Falling in Love. Parents innumerable, it is true, have set their faces against it already from immemorial antiquity; but then they only attacked the particular instance.."< Less
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The last days of Edgar Allan Poe are a mystery due to the fact that the death certificate and all medical records connected with this death were lost. Whether these documents were lost by accident or... More > on purpose, no one of authority can say, one way or the other, with any authority- no pun intended. After intensive and extensive research, I have at times felt as if I were walking in Mr. Poe's shoes, and I have developed a theory for your consideration.< Less
A Critical Companion to Ancient Aliens Seasons 3 and 4: Unauthorized By Jason Colavito
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Did extraterrestrial beings visit our planet in ancient times? That’s what the popular cable television program Ancient Aliens: The Series asks viewers to believe. But is it true? Only one book... More > dares to weigh the evidence to find out once and for all if the “ancient astronaut theorists” appearing on Ancient Aliens really know what they’re talking about, or if their ideas are lighter than a UFO’s tractor beam. What you are about to read is a collection of skeptical xenoarchaeologist Jason Colavito’s episode-by-episode reviews and commentaries covering Seasons 3 and 4 of Ancient Aliens. This critical companion examines the specific claims made by ancient astronaut theorists on Ancient Aliens and evaluates them against the scientific, literary, and historical evidence. Did aliens create Bigfoot? Did aliens make a peace treaty with deep sea fish? Ancient astronaut theorists say YES! Read on to find out if they’re right…< Less
CE 6.1 By Philip Tew & Lawrence Phillips
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Critical Engagements is the refereed journal affiliated to the Modern & Contemporary Fiction Studies Network (MCFSN), featuring criticism and theory, author interviews, reviews, and various other... More > contributions concerned with the literary-critical field from the 1880s. ISSN: 1754-0984< Less
CE 6.2 By Philip Tew & Lawrence Phillips
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Critical Engagements is a refereed journal affiliated to the Modern & Contemporary Fiction Studies Network (MCFSN), featuring criticism and theory, author interviews, reviews, and various other... More > contributions concerned with or related to the literary-critical field from the 1880s. ISSN: 1754-0984< Less
Revoetry By Toyin Agbetu
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A collection of eclectic poems from an African British perspective touching on themes from Maafa, love and relationships to identity, politrix and healing. Written by Toyin Agbetu, the Pan Africanist... More > activist, filmmaker and community worker as a creative expression of literary theory reflecting a movement of personal and community development.< Less
Just Wandering By Julian Scutts
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Sometimes scholars and critics of literature tend to impose a pre-determined theory on their interpretation of subject matter. This book is predicated on a reversal of this trend by letting... More > generalizations follow impressions that a close reading of certain literary texts instill in a reader's mind.< Less
Odes for Black Diamonds By Bonaventure Balla, PhD
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This book is a collection of odes. An ode is a lyric poem stemming from The Greek Antiquity (“ode” in Greek means “song”), “marked by formality and stateliness in tone... More > and style, which makes it ceremonious” (Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory) and designed to celebrate distinguished people, nobles, special events, or private and personal feelings. Read this book and explore refined syntax and historical gems who changed the face of the earth!< Less
Poetics By Aristotle
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Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest-surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. In it, Aristotle offers an account of what he calls... More > "poetry" (a term which in Greek literally means "making" and in this context includes drama—comedy, tragedy, and the satyr play—as well as lyric poetry, epic poetry, and the dithyramb). He examines its "first principles" and identifies its genres and basic elements. His analysis of tragedy constitutes the core of the discussion.< Less

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