Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -

            Biography & Autobiography: Literary

            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 71 jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›
            The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom
             

            The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom (Hardback)

            By Morrison, Toni; Foreword by Smith, Zadie

            • RRP: $35.99
            • $28.79
            • Save $7.20
            • In Stock US

            A collection of quotations drawn from Toni Morrison's entire body of work. Includes a listing of attributed works.

            ISBN 9780525659297
            Released AU 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Knopf Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            A Political Biography of Sarah Fielding
             

            A Political Biography of Sarah Fielding (Paperback)

            By Johnson, Christopher D.

            • RRP: $77.99
            • $77.99
            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            A Political Biography of Sarah Fielding provides the most complete discussion of Fielding's works and career currently available. Tracing the development of Fielding's artistic and instructive agendas from her earliest publications forward, Johnson presents a compelling portrait ...of a deeply read author who sought to claim a place within literary culture for women's experiences. As a practical didacticist, Fielding sought to teach her readers to live happier, more fulfilling lives by appropriating and at times resisting the texts that defined their culture. While Fielding often retreats from the overtly political concerns that captured the attention of her contemporaries, her works are daring forays into the public sphere that both challenge and reinforce the foundations of British society. Giving voice to those who have been marginalized, Fielding's creative productions are at once conservative and radical, revealing her ambiguous appreciation for tradition, her fears of modernity, and her abiding commitment to women who must live within forever imperfect worlds.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780367875930
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Morning by Morning: The Autobiography of Ayo Banjo
              

            Morning by Morning: The Autobiography of Ayo Banjo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Banjo, Ayo

            • RRP: $126.99
            • $126.99
            • In Stock US

            Ladipo Ayodeji Banjo, CON (Born 2 May 1934) is a Nigerian Emeritus professor of English language, educational administrator, former vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria as well as former pro-chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University.

            ISBN 9789785598667
            Released AU 4 Nov 2019
            Publisher Safari
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Esprios Classics)
              

            The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Esprios Classics) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gillman, James

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $34.99
            • In Stock US

            Samuel Taylor Coleridge ( 21 October 1772 - 25 July 1834) was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the... Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on William Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. Coleridge coined many familiar words and phrases, including suspension of disbelief. He had a major influence on Ralph Waldo Emerson and on American transcendentalism.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780464595410
            Released AU 25 Nov 2019
            Publisher BLURB
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            My Bondage and My Freedom
              

            My Bondage and My Freedom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglass, Frederick

            • RRP: $45.99
            • $45.99
            • In Stock US

            When a man raises himself from the lowest condition in society to the highest, mankind pay him the tribute of their admiration; when he accomplishes this elevation by native energy, guided by prudence and wisdom, their admiration is increased; but when his course, onward and upwa...rd, excellent in itself, furthermore proves a possible, what had hitherto been regarded as an impossible, reform, then he becomes a burning and a shining light, on which the aged may look with gladness, the young with hope, and the down-trodden, as a representative of what they may themselves become. To such a man, dear reader, it is my privilege to introduce you. The life of Frederick Douglass, recorded in the pages which follow, is not merely an example of self-elevation under the most adverse circumstances; it is, moreover, a noble vindication of the highest aims of the American anti-slavery movement. The real object of that movement is not only to disenthrall, it is, also, to bestow upon the Negro the exercise of all those rights, from the possession of which he has been so long debarred. But this full recognition of the colored man to the right, and the entire admission of the same to the full privileges, political, religious and social, of manhood, requires powerful effort on the part of the enthralled, as well as on the part of those who would disenthrall them. The people at large must feel the conviction, as well as admit the abstract logic, of human equality; the Negro, for the first time in the world's history, brought in full contact with high civilization, must prove his title first to all that is demanded for him; in the teeth of unequal chances, he must prove himself equal to the mass of those who oppress him-therefore, absolutely superior to his apparent fate, and to their relative ability. And it is most cheering to the friends of freedom, today, that evidence of this equality is rapidly accumulating, not from the ranks of the half-freed colored people of the free states
            Read more

            ISBN 9780464545958
            Released AU 27 Nov 2019
            Publisher BLURB
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            The Cruise of the Snark (Cactus Classics Large Print): 16 Point Font; Large Text; Large Type
               

            The Cruise of the Snark (Cactus Classics Large Print): 16 Point Font; Large Text; Large Type (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By London, Jack; Cactus, Marc; Prepared for publication by Publishing Inc, Cactus

            • RRP: $35.50
            • $35.50
            • Available At Publisher

            Cactus Classics Large Print (16 point size) editions are typeset in the Garamond font, have a glossy cover, cream paper interior, wide margins, generous white space and good spacing between lines of text. The Cruise of the Snark is an autobiography of a South Pacific sailing adve...nture written by Jack London (1876-1916) and published in 1911.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781773600468
            Released AU 30 Oct 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Cactus Classics Large Print
            Availability
            Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days
            View details for this title
            Paris or Die
             

            Paris or Die (EPUB ebook)

            By Tuttle, Jayne

            Losing your heart in Paris can sometimes mean also losing your head.

            ISBN 9781743586563
            Available in EPUB
            Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
            Language en
            Released AU 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Hardie Grant
            Interest Age General Audience
            View details for this title
            In Love with George Eliot
             

            In Love with George Eliot (EPUB ebook)

            By O'Shaughnessy, Kathy

            Who was the real George Eliot? In Love with George Eliot is a glorious debut novel which tells the compelling story of England's greatest woman novelist as you've never read it before. Marian Evans is a scandalous figure, living in sin with a married man, George Henry Lewes. S...he has shocked polite society, and women rarely deign to visit her. In secret, though, she has begun writing fiction under the pseudonym George Eliot. As Adam Bede's fame grows, curiosity rises as to the identity of its mysterious writer. Gradually it becomes apparent that the moral genius Eliot is none other than the disgraced woman living with Lewes. Now Evans' tremendous celebrity begins. The world falls in love with her. She is the wise and great writer, sent to guide people through the increasingly secular, rudderless century, and an icon to her progressive feminist peers - with whom she is often in disagreement. Public opinion shifts. Her scandalous cohabitation is forgiven. But this idyll is not secure and cannot last. When Lewes dies, Evans finds herself in danger of shocking the world all over again. Meanwhile, in another rudderless century, two women compete to arrive at an interpretation of Eliot as writer and as woman ... Everyone who has thrilled at being shown the world anew by George Eliot will thrill again at her presence, complex and compelling, here.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781925693843
            Available in EPUB
            Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
            Language en
            Released AU 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
            View details for this title
            Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books
              

            Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books (EPUB ebook)

            By Pollard, Clare

            'An enlightening, perceptive analysis of the books that build us' Sunday Telegraph, 5 star review ________________________________________What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery? Why is death in picture books so often ...represented by being eaten?We've read Green Eggs and Ham, laughed at Mr Tickle and whetted our appetites with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.But what lies behind the picture books that make up our childhood? Fierce Bad Rabbits takes us on an eye-opening journey in a pea-green boat through the history of picture books. From Edward Lear through to Beatrix Potter and contemporary picture books like Stick Man, Clare Pollard shines a light on some of our best-loved childhood stories, their histories and what they really mean. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think. Sparkling with wit, magic and nostalgia, Fierce Bad Rabbits weaves in tales from Clare's own childhood, and her re-readings as a parent, with fascinating facts and theories about the authors behind the books. Introducing you to new treasures while bringing your childhood favourites to vivid life, it will make you see even stories you've read a hundred times afresh. _________________________________'A gem, thoroughly enjoyable. Pollard has managed to dissect all our favourite stories with her scalpel, while leaving their magic intact' Spectator'When I read Fierce Bad Rabbits, I thought, why has no one written this book before? But Clare Pollard has done so superbly - it is perceptive, illuminating, scholarly but at the same time entertaining. It should be essential reading for every thinking parent' Penelope Lively'This book is a happy way to reconnect with old friends' Times'Delightful . . . as good a guide as you can hope for' Harper's Bazaar
            Read more

            ISBN 9780241354803
            Available in EPUB
            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released AU 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
            Loan Credits 36
            Each copy purchased buys 36 loan credits to be used on your eplatform portal
            View details for this title
            The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling
              

            The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling (EPUB ebook)

            By Gilmour, David

            'Superb, beautifully written, touching and occasionally very funny' Andrew Roberts David Gilmour's superb biography of Rudyard Kipling is the first to show how the life and work of the great writer mirrored the trajectory of the British Empire, from its zenith to its final decade...s. His famous poem 'Recessional' celebrated Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, but his last poems warned of the dangers of Nazism, and in those intervening years Kipling, himself an icon of the Empire, was transformed from an apostle of success to a prophet of national decline. As Gilmour makes clear, Kipling's mysterious stories and poetry deeply influenced the way his readers saw both themselves and the British Empire, and they continue to challenge us today.'A fine, fair and generous work ... Gilmour's celebrated life of Curzon demonstrated his mastery of imperial nuance and esoteric character, and he brings to this book just the right combination of empathy, distaste and fastidious detachment ... there is never a flaccid line, and never a hasty judgement' Jan Morris, New Statesman'Every now and again a book comes along that sheds new light on a life we thought we knew. David Gilmour's beautifully-written biography of Rudyard Kipling is just such a work ... This is literary biography at its very finest' George Rosie, Sunday Herald'An enthralling biography of a mind ... essential reading for anyone who cares about how a writer finds, and passionately lives, his subject' Ruth Padel, Daily Telegraph'The best Kipling biography yet written ... Gilmour's account of this driven man shines with intelligence' J. B. Pick, Scotsman
            Read more

            ISBN 9780141990897
            Available in EPUB
            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released AU 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
            Loan Credits 36
            Each copy purchased buys 36 loan credits to be used on your eplatform portal
            View details for this title
            Total 71 jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›