• Literature,  Novels

    The Golden Rose by Konstantin Paustovsky Free PDF novel (1955)

    The Golden Rose by Konstantin Paustovsky Free PDF novel (1955) My writing life began with a desire to know everything, see everything, and travel. And, obviously, it will end there. The poetry of wanderings, merging with unadorned reality, formed the best alloy for creating books. “K. G. Paustovsky KG Paustovsky is the greatest Russian writer, the pride of our literature. For over ten years, Konstantin Georgievich Paustovsky conducted a prose seminar at the Litinstitute. Gorky. The seminar discussed many issues related to writing and the psychology of creativity. But since the seminars and speeches of the writers were not stenographed, Paustovsky had an idea to consolidate the interesting material. So…

  • Literature,  Writer,  Writing

    Fundamentals of fiction writing by Arthur Sullivant Hoffman (1922) PDF book

    Fundamentals of fiction writing  by Arthur Sullivant Hoffman (1922) PDF book Living in so complex a civilization, we generally fail to realize how complex have become our mental habits. We have come more and more to think upon complexities until, for the most part, the more elementary facts, processes, and approaches are slighted or omitted as beneath the high development of our minds.  However learned our thinking maybe, its foundation must be elementary thinking, and, if elementary thinking is neglected because it seems too elementary for attention, the result is likely to be unsoundness of the whole structure because it has been erected on an unsound foundation. Add to faulty…

  • Charles Dickens,  Essays,  Literature

    Critical Essays by George Orwell PDF book (1946) (Literature)

    Critical Essays by George Orwell PDF book (1946) (Literature) Content: Charles Dickens Boys’ Weeklies Wells, Hitler, and the World State The Art of Donald McGill Rudyard Kipling W. B. Yeats Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali Arthur Koestler Raffles and Miss Blandish In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse Excerpt: DICKENS is one of those writers who are well worth stealing. Even the burial of his body in Westminster Abbey was a species of theft if you come to think of it. When Chesterton wrote his introductions to the Everyman Edition of Dickens’s works, it seemed quite natural to him to credit Dickens with his own highly individual brand…

  • Humor,  Literature,  Satire

    Satire and satirists by James Hannay(1855) PDF book

    Satire and satirists by James  Hannay(1855) PDF book Content of the book:–Horace and Juvenal.–Erasmus, Sir David Lindsay, and George Buchanan.–Early European satire. Boileau, Butler, Dryden.–Swift, Pope, Churchill.–Political satire and squibs. Burns.–Byron, Moore, etc. The present aspect of satirical literature  [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • Humor,  Literature,  Writing

    The art and craft of letters Comedy (1900) PDF book by John Palmer

    The art and craft of letters Comedy (1900) PDF book by John Palmer ExcerptThe curse of Babel only fell among men when they learned to laugh. Laughter is the real frontier between races and kinds of people. We are agreed, the world over, as to what precisely is grievous. Babel has made little difference between the weeping of an Englishman (he weeps more commonly than is reputed) and the weeping of a Patagonian. Laughter is another matter. A joke sets all nations by the ears. We laugh in different languages. The Frenchman violently explodes into laughter at something which leaves the Prussian cold as a stone. An English- man sees…

  • Literature,  Short Stories,  Teach yourself,  Writing

    Short story writing; a practical treatise on the art of the short story (1917) by Charles Raymond Barrett,

    Short story writing; a practical treatise on the art of the short story (1917) by Charles Raymond Barrett. THIS book is an attempt to put into definite form the principles observed by the masters of the short story in the practice of their art. It is the result of a careful study of their work, of some indifferent attempts to imitate them, and of the critical examination of several thousands of short stories written by amateurs. It is designed to be of practical assistance to the novice in short story writing, from the moment the tale is dimly conceived until it is completed and ready for the editor’s judgment. The…

  • Charles Dickens,  Editor's Picks,  English Literature,  Literature

    Phases of Dickens; the man, his message, and his mission by John Cuming Walters

    Phases of Dickens; the man, his message, and his mission by John Cuming Walters  (1912) PDF book These chapters consist of the main addresses that I have had the privilege of reading at meetings of the Dickens Fellowship in various parts of the country. This fact explains, and will, I hope, excuse if necessary, their somewhat rhetorical character, and a few unavoidable repetitions where the subjects overlap. In preparing the papers I had in view a series of illustrations of the scope and purpose of Dickens as novelist and essayist, and as a teacher with a moral gospel enforced as much in the story as in the set sermon. Of…

  • Andrew Lang,  Editor's Picks,  English Literature,  Literature

    Essays in little by Andrew Lang ( Literary Essays) PDF book

    Essays in little by Andrew Lang ( Literature Essays) ( 1892) PDF book Contents of the book Alexandre Dumas.–Mr. Stevenson’s works.–Thomas Haynes Bayly.–Théodore de Banville.–Homer and the study of Greek.–The last fashionable novel.–Thackeray.–Dickens.–Adventures of buccaneers.–The sagas.–Charles Kingsley.–Charles Lever: his books, adventures, and misfortunes.–The poems of Sir Walter Scott.–John Bunyan.–Letter to a young journalist.–Mr. Kipling’s stories [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • Editor's Picks,  English Literature,  Literature,  Shakespeare

    Beautiful thoughts from William Shakespeare (1905) Free PDF book (Calendar)

    Beautiful thoughts from William Shakespeare (1905) Free PDF book Calendar for 365 days contains chosen inspiring quotations from William Shakespeare’s works screenshot of the book William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon” [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • Greek History,  History,  Literature,  Philosophy

    “Know thyself” in Greek and Latin literature ..(1917) by Eliza Gregory Wilkins

    “Know thyself” in Greek and Latin literature (1917) by Eliza Gregory Wilkins The Delphic maxim ”Know Thyself” has occurred so frequently in the literature of every age from the fifth century B. C, down to our own day that it may seem at first thought too well-worn a theme for fresh discussion. But modern use of it, whether in the title of a book or a play or in the incidental pointing of a moral in some literary work, takes little account, as a rule, of its ancient connotation; and no systematic attempt has been made hitherto to discover its meanings for the Greeks themselves. It has been the aim…