The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks
Every revolutionary age produces its own kind of nostalgia. Faced with the enormous social and economic upheavals at the nineteenth century’s end, learned Victorians like Walter Pater, John Ruskin, and Matthew Arnold looked to High Church models and played the bishops of Western culture, with a monkish devotion to preserving and transmitting old texts and traditions and turning back to simpler ways of life. It was in 1909, the nadir of this milieu, before the advent of modernism and world war, that The Harvard Classics took shape. Compiled by Harvard’s president Charles W. Eliot and called at first Dr.
10 Of Our Favorite Literary TED Talks From 2015
We adore a good literary TED Talk around here on the Riot. 2015 gave us fascinating talks about poetry in prisons, book cover design, the StoryCorps project, the making of a bad feminist, and many more. Here are our 10 favorites. Harry Baker: A love poem for lonely prime numbers Math and poetry. An adorable poem about the love between 59 and 61. What could be better?
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"The 1688 Paradise Lost and Dr. Aldrich": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 6 (1972) Boorsch, Suzanne (1972) 20th-Century Art: A Resource for Educators Paul, Stella (1999) 82nd & Fifth The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013)
Sites We Like: The Lisa Simpson Book Club
One of the many many things I like about The Simpsons is that there isn’t any single character that the writers want you to sympathize with. Certainly not Homer, the dopish but lovable star of the show. Certainly not the put-upon Marge, or the delinquent Bart. If anyone comes close to being the character that you see yourself in, it has to be the bookish Lisa.
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The Classics Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H.
The 26 books to read before going to university
Aliens: why they are here by Bryan Appleyard “Aliens is a great book because it deftly deconstructs popular culture (from conspiracy theories to Star Trek) in order to interrogate the desires, fears and ideologies that are coded into such representations and discourses. For any student of the arts and humanities, Appleyard is a primer in how to explore the ‘everyday’ and defamiliarise it in order to see it anew – and make connections between the micro and macro.” Sharif Mowlabocus, senior lecturer in media studies at the University of Sussex
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100 Must-Read Strange and Unusual Novels
I love strange and unusual novels, mostly because I, myself, am strange and unusual. (Okay, you got me – I wrote this list just so I could quote Beetlejuice.) Seriously, though, I love weird books.
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Free is my favorite price! There are many different ways to score free e-books for iPads. Some books that have a charge in the iBookstore are available for free elsewhere, so check out the sites below before purchasing anything. Chances are the e-books you want to read are also available to borrow at the local library. Simply download the Overdrive Media Console App, register your library card, and start borrowing! Happy hunting!
Thomas Hardy Society
Hardy was prolific not only as a Novelist and as a Poet but also as a writer of Short-Stories. He began publishing Short Stories in periodicals in 1874 and continued to do for over thirty years – in total over 50 Short Stories ranging from the brief narratives of his ‘A Few Crusted Characters’ group – stories told by the occupants of a carrier’s van as they were driven from Casterbridge to Weatherbury to the long novella ‘The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid’. He published the main body of his Short Stories in three volumes Wessex Tales (1888), A Group of Noble Dames (1891) and Life’s Little Ironies (1894), collecting the remaining stories under the title A Changed Man in 1913. Unlike anything else Hardy wrote, A Group of Noble Dames is a story cycle in which the speakers forced indoors by inclement weather tell tales of the eighteenth –century Dorset aristocracy. Hardy wrote in 1893:
Around the World in 80 Books: A Global Reading List
Ready for some serious armchair travel? Take a trip around the globe with these books from the eighty most populated countries in the world. Afghanistan – The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: An unlikely friendship forms between a well-to-do boy and the son of his father’s servant in the years leading up to the Soviet-Afghan War. Algeria – Algerian White by Assia Djebar: The author remembers three friends–a psychologist, a sociologist, and a dramatist–who were killed during the Algerian struggle for independence. Angola – Good Morning Comrades by Ondjaki: A twelve-year-old boy and his friends grow up during the confusing time of the Angolan Civil War.