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Nature and Other Essays
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|January 15, 2009

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A soul-satisfying collection of 12 essays by the noted philosopher and poet who embraced independence, rejected conformity, and loved nature. In the title essay, Emerson writes about the extraordinary power of nature as a way of bringing the divine into our…
Who Needs Books?: Reading in the Digital Age
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|March 7, 2016

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“We look around and feel as if book culture as we know it is crumbling to dust, but there’s one important thing to keep in mind: as we know it.” What happens if we separate the idea of "the book" from the experience it has traditionally…
Letters To A Young Poet
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|December 29, 2010

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These ten letters, written by one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, offer deep and sincere advice to the young poet. They touch on all aspects of life and are valuable to anyone wishing to be a poet and to those who are not. Written with power,…
Walking
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|March 30, 2012

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On Reading, Writing And Living With Books
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|April 4, 2017

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The London Library is the world's largest independent library. Founded in 1841 by Thomas Carlyle (in reaction to the "museum headache" brought on by the crowds in the British Museum Reading Room), it has become a haven for readers, writers and all who draw…
The World I Live In and Optimism: A Collection of Essays
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|January 14, 2010

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These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Helen Keller relates her impressions of the world's beauty and promise, perceived through the sensations of touch, smell, and vibration, together…
Trusting The Tale
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|June 1, 1983

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This collection of essays shows Hood in full, elegant control of a variety of subjects that will appeal to those interested in Canadian literary history and to anyone involved with the literary currents of our time. The essays are detailed, complex, and enriched…
Women's Writings on Christian Spirituality
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|September 20, 2012

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Organized chronologically, this original anthology presents selections from women writers in the Christian tradition on the themes of religion and spirituality, ranging from the medieval (until 1500) and early modern (1500–1800)…
Michel de Montaigne: Selected Essays
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|January 17, 2012

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One of France's great Renaissance thinkers, Montaigne was remarkably modern in his views. These highly readable essays reflect his thoughts on poetry, philosophy, theology, law, literature, education, and world exploration. Filled with aphorisms…
Zero Hour
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|September 10, 2002

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The story of a daughter's vigil over her father's death and her journey through grief in the aftermath of his decision to die with dignity. An unforgettable book, a poetically charged memoir of the author's passage through grief.
In Praise of Folly; With Illustrations After Hans Holbein, and a Portrait, Together with a Life of…

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Walden and Civil Disobedience (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
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|January 1, 2005

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Walden and Civil Disobedience , by Henry David Thoreau , is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics   series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of…