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The Rhetoric of Fiction
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The Rhetoric of FictionThe first edition of The Rhetoric of Fiction transformed the criticism of fiction and soon became a classic in the field. One of the most widely used texts in fiction courses, it is a standard reference point in advanced discussions of how fictional form works, how authors make novels accessible, and how readers recreate texts, and its concepts and terms—such as "the implied author," "the postulated reader," and "the unreliable narrator"—have become part of the standard critical lexicon.
 
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The Everything Kids' Football Book, 3rd Edition
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The Everything Kids' Football Book, 3rd EditionYou're sure to go from rookie to Pro Bowler in no time with this dynamic guide to the gridiron. Whether you're new to the sport or have been a fan for a while, this book has it all! Filled with thirty sporty puzzles, this pass-rushing book gives you all the ins and outs of the game, including how to:
Set up defensive and offensive plays like a pro.Master the rules of tackle football.Keep tabs on your favorite players' stats.Predict what teams will play in the Super Bowl.Understand and map out on-field strategies.Identify records broken in the history of the NFL.
 
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Who was J. R. R. Tolkien?
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Who was J. R. R. Tolkien?Best known for his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien was born in British-occupied South Africa. His early life was full of action and adventure. Tolkien spent his childhood roaming the British countryside with his family and could read and write by age four. He was naturally gifted with languages and used this skill as a signals officer in World War I as well as in his fantasy writing. By creating alternate universes and inventing languages in his work he demonstrated that imaginary realms were not just for children.
 
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Mathematics Can Be Fun
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Mathematics Can Be FunTo read and enjoy this book it will suffice to possess a modest knowledge of mathematics, i.e. a knowledge of the rules of arithmetic and elementary geometry. Very few problems require the ability of forming and solving equations, and the simplest at that.
 
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The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction
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The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short IntroductionJohn Blair's Very Short Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon Age covers the emergence of the earliest English settlements to the Norman victory in 1066. This book is a brief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon England and it is the most comprehensive and authoritative short guide to the Anglo-Saxon age available.
 
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Handbook of Business Communication
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Handbook of Business CommunicationIn spite of the day-to-day relevance of business communication, it remains underrepresented in standard handbooks and textbooks on applied linguistics. The present volume introduces readers to a wide variety of linguistic studies of business communication, ranging from traditional LSP approaches to contemporary discourse-based work, and from the micro-level of lexical choice to macro-level questions of language policy and culture.
 
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The Everything Kids' Joke Book: Side-Splitting, Rib-Tickling Fun
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The Everything Kids' Joke Book: Side-Splitting, Rib-Tickling FunKids love to tell jokes, and with The Everything Kids' Joke Book, they'll never be at a loss for a good one. Inside, they'll learn: the world's seven best limericks; monster jokes; nickname games; cowboy jokes; light bulb jokes; knock-knock jokes; and hundreds more! And if they ever stop laughing, they can take a humor quiz to see how strong their funny bone really is! Not only does The Everything Kids' Joke Book provide kids with an endless supply of good clean jokes, but it also offers tips on how to tell jokes, how to deliver a punch line, and how to get laughs from family and friends!
 
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