Search Results: "William of Suffolk"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 24, 2007

"'How can people be so picky?' William the Latter complains. Let us count the ways."
One of our shires is missing, and it's up to a medieval Sherlock to figure out where it went. Read full book review >

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FIBS! by William of Suffolk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2006

"In that sense, it's better than a spell in the Tower of London-but not much."

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2009

"Exemplary scholar-adventurer writing."
The intricate, improbable story of how the first collection of Shakespeare's plays (1623) became the holiest—i.e., most expensive—of grails in Biblioland. Read full book review >

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SELECTED LETTERS OF WILLIAM STYRON by William Styron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A great read for Styron devotees, but fans of correspondence will miss the conversational quality of most letter collections."
A good portion of William Styron's personal and business correspondence brought together in one volume. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Immensely informative—and for anyone able to accept the basic conceit of a 20th-century doctor putting words in the mouth of a 17th-century luminary of medicine, a fascinating, satisfying story as well."
An evocative, appreciative rendering of the advanced years of William Harvey, renowned for his work on the circulation of the blood, from the late French physician and respected researcher Hamburger (Discovering the Individual, 1978, etc.). Read full book review >

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COLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM FAULKNER  by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1950

"An important book in the Faulkner picture, and for short story enthusiasts, it offers rich fare."
Forty two short stories which reveal a much broader scope of matter and manner than the average reader expects of William Faulkner. Read full book review >

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THE TRIUMPH OF WILLIAM MCKINLEY by Karl Rove
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A well-informed and -researched dissection of McKinley's overlooked influence."
Longtime GOP strategist and political consultant Rove (Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight, 2010) examines the rise to power of William McKinley during a fated moment in the country's history.Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1983

"An especially worthy reprinting."
In these days of $15.95 murder-mysteries and $7.95 paperback-romances, special note should be taken of this welcome bargain-omnibus: virtually all of Trevor's often-matchless stories, nearly 800 pages of them—containing the entire contents of the previously published The Day We Got Drunk on Cake, The Ballroom of Romance, Angels at the Ritz, Lovers of Their Time, and Beyond the Pale. Read full book review >

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UNCOLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM FAULKNER by William Faulkner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1979

"Academic interest exclusively."
Twenty of the stories here were subsequently re-hammered into such Faulkner novels as The Hamlet, Go Down, Moses, and The Mansion; where and just how they were changed will be of obvious interest to scholars and students of Faulkner's work (and their numbers are legion). Read full book review >

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SELECTED LETTERS OF WILLIAM FAULKNER by William Faulkner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1976

"Blotner's explanatory footnotes are helpful and concise."
These letters, written between 1918 and 1962, and selected and edited by the author of Faulkner: A Biography, may disappoint the majority of readers; they yield neither the picture of private affairs and sentiments nor the record of compositional experimentation that, for example, Virginia Woolf's correspondence does. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by Jude Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A tour de force."
Morgan (A Little Folly, 2013, etc.) draws restless young Will Shakespeare as he resists being trapped in apprenticeship to his glove-maker father. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by Vlady Kociancich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 1991

"An impressive debut."
Argentinian writer Kociancich's first US appearance—a novel that echoes both Orwell and Garc°a-M†rquez as it describes with wit and perception a society coerced into conformity. Read full book review >