Literature & Language

Explore the fascinating world of words with a wealth of insights and perspectives for writers and language-lovers.

American Literature

How Great Science Fiction Works
History of the English Language, 2nd Edition
Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature
English in America: A Linguistic History
Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers
The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

Ancient Literature & Mythology

The Odyssey of Homer
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius
Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language
Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication
History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon
Story of the Bible
Great Mythologies of the World
The Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History
Biblical Wisdom Literature
St. Augustine's Confessions
A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales
Life Lessons from the Great Books

British Literature

The Life and Works of Jane Austen
George Orwell: A Sage for All Seasons
The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature
King Arthur: History and Legend
Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
How to Read and Understand Shakespeare
The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction
William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies
Shakespeare's Tragedies
Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works

Genre

Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature
Becoming a Great Essayist
How Great Science Fiction Works
Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques
The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction
Classics of Russian Literature
Writing Creative Nonfiction

Language Learning

Learning Italian: Step by Step and Region by Region
Language A to Z
Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture
Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures
Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language
Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language
Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language
Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

Linguistics

Language A to Z
Language and the Mind
Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language
English in America: A Linguistic History
Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language
Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language
Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language
The Story of Human Language
Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures
English Grammar Boot Camp
Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage
History of the English Language, 2nd Edition
Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity
Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You
How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication
Building a Better Vocabulary
Language Families of the World
Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language

Literary Surveys

Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature
Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius
The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction
How Great Science Fiction Works
Classics of Russian Literature

World Literature

Rise of the Novel: Exploring History’s Greatest Early Works
Sacred Texts of the World
Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius
Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad
Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature
Great Mythologies of the World
A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales
The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction
Classics of Russian Literature
Life Lessons from the Great Books
Dante's Divine Comedy
Stories about Great Storytellers

Writing

Writing Your Story
Written Communications: Being Heard and Understood
Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story
Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature
Becoming a Great Essayist
English Grammar Boot Camp
How to Publish Your Book
Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques
The Art of Public Speaking
How to Write Best-Selling Fiction
The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins
Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft
Writing Creative Nonfiction
Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything
Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity
The Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator
Effective Communication Skills
The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals