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From Nobel Laureate Annie Ernaux’s intimate vignettes of memory to powerful political manifestos from the likes of George Orwell and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and from stunning nature writing to captivating meditations on reading and storytelling, this is your ultimate destination for the finest essay writing across the board. Explore our selection of bestselling essays here, from evergreen classics to powerful fresh pieces from authors we love.

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Our Best Essay Writing

Conversations on Love
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Manifesto
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The Years
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What Just Happened?!
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I Feel Bad About My Neck
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A Room of One's Own
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Notes on Grief
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The Doors of Perception
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The White Album
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12 Bytes
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Mantel Pieces
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Lost Cat
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Haywire
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The Good Immigrant
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Books v. Cigarettes
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Burning Questions
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Citizen
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Daemon Voices
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The celebrated author of Norwegian Wood, 1Q84 and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running presents his musings on the peculiar profession of the novelist, discussing his own creative process as well as the role of novelists in society in characteristically luminous prose.
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Our Best Political Essays

The Most of Nora Ephron
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On Tyranny
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We Should All Be Feminists
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It's Not About the Burqa
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The Tipping Point
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Against Interpretation and Other Essays
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Black British Lives Matter
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Trick Mirror
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The Souls of Black Folk
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The Stonewall Reader
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East Side Voices
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The Communist Manifesto
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How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
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Selected Works
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A Modest Proposal
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White
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The Anthropocene Reviewed
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Unattached
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Our Best Biographical Essays

Notes on Grief
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Why I Write
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Funny Weather
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The Fight
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Intimations
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Real Estate
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And When Did You Last See Your Father?
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Notes to Self
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Too Much of Life
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Green Hills of Africa
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The Crane Wife
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The Little Virtues
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Of This Our Country
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Tell Me the Truth About Love
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A Woman's Battles and Transformations
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My Mess Is a Bit of a Life
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Abominations
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On the End of the World
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Our Best Nature & Travel Essays

Vesper Flights
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Wanderers
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In the Garden
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Fen, Bog and Swamp
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Landmarks
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The Art of Solitude
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Surfacing
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Journeys
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Small Bodies of Water
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Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
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World of Wonders
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Some Thoughts on the Common Toad
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Figures in a Landscape
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The Science of Middle-earth
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The Ring of Bright Water Trilogy
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On Animals
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Starlight Wood
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Walking in Berlin
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Our Best Nonvellas

Word Perfect
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House Arrest
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Man's Search For Meaning
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The Art of War
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The Most of Nora Ephron
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The Living Mountain
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Ways of Seeing
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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
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Notes on Grief
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Women Don't Owe You Pretty
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Let Me Tell You What I Mean
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Why I Write
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Women & Power
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12 Bytes
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Playing to the Gallery
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Unreliable Memoirs
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Stigma
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Writers on Writing & Books on Books

On Writing
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Eliot's Book of Bookish Lists
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Blurb Your Enthusiasm
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Why We Read
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Ex Libris
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Dylan Thomas Omnibus
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This is the Canon
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Daemon Voices
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Dear Reader
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Homo Irrealis
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The View from the Cheap Seats
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How to be Well Read
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How to Read Now
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Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know
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The Amis Collection
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Selected Essays
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What to Read Next
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Brave New Words
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