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A Catalogue of Chaucer Manuscripts Vol. II : The Canterbury Tales, Seymour, Professor M. C.
1 Seymour, Professor M. C.
A Catalogue of Chaucer Manuscripts Vol. II : The Canterbury Tales
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
1997 1859280579 / 9781859280577 First Edition Hardcover New New 3.2 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm 
This second volume, which completes the first comprehensive catalogue of Chaucer's manuscripts, describes the 56 extant copies and the fragments of 8 otherwise lost copies of the Canterbury Tales. These manuscripts, last examined together over 50 years ago, are here described after a fresh appraisal and in the light of modern scholarship, and some revisions of date, decoration, dialect, location, provenance, and script are suggested. The Introduction defines some of the major textual problems posed by the manuscripts and presents some thoughts thereon, while suggesting solutions to some incidental cruces. The Indices and Appendices record the citation of lost and unidentified copies of the Canterbury Tales, the names of former owners and associates, and addenda et corrigenda for Volume I. The Catalogue is designed as a reference work for those teachers and students who wish to know what and where the extant material is without the labour of its collection and for those able in the various specialities of manuscript bibliography to advance present knowledge. Contents: Introduction; The Canterbury Tales: The classification of the manuscripts; The order of the tales; The earliest manuscripts; Claims of authorial revision; The interpolations; Summary; THE MANUSCRIPTS; THE SMALLER FRAGMENTS; OTHER Recorded Manuscripts; Index of Former Owners and Inscribed Names; Volume I: Addenda and Corrigenda. Book Description: This second volume, which completes the first comprehensive catalogue of Chaucer's manuscripts, describes the 56 extant copies and the fragments of 8 otherwise lost copies of the Canterbury Tales. These manuscripts, last examined together over 50 years ago, are here described after a fresh appraisal and in the light of modern scholarship, and some revisions of date, decoration, dialect, location, provenance, and script are suggested. The Introduction defines some of the major textual problems posed by the manuscripts and presents some thoughts thereon, while suggesting solutions to some incidental cruces. The Indices and Appendices record the citation of lost and unidentified copies of the Canterbury Tales, the names of former owners and associates, and addenda et corrigenda for Volume I. The Catalogue is designed as a reference work for those teachers and students who wish to know what and where the extant material is without the labour of its collection and for those able in the various specialities of manuscript bibliography to advance present knowledge. : Review: 'Seymour's second volume has certainly been worth waiting for... This is, to repeat the conclusion of my review of the first volume in Reference Reviews Vol. 10/3 1996, 96/180, 'a must for all collections with pretentions to scholarship in English literature and cultural history.' Reference Reviews 12/4 : About the Author: M.C. Seymour Size: 3.2 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm. 280 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1859280579. ISBN/EAN: 9781859280577. Hardcover X119-1086 1.00 
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A Catalogue of Chaucer Manuscripts Vol. II : The Canterbury Tales, Seymour, Professor M. C.
2 Seymour, Professor M. C.
A Catalogue of Chaucer Manuscripts Vol. II : The Canterbury Tales
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
1997 1859280579 / 9781859280577 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Fine 3.2 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm 
This second volume, which completes the first comprehensive catalogue of Chaucer's manuscripts, describes the 56 extant copies and the fragments of 8 otherwise lost copies of the Canterbury Tales. These manuscripts, last examined together over 50 years ago, are here described after a fresh appraisal and in the light of modern scholarship, and some revisions of date, decoration, dialect, location, provenance, and script are suggested. The Introduction defines some of the major textual problems posed by the manuscripts and presents some thoughts thereon, while suggesting solutions to some incidental cruces. The Indices and Appendices record the citation of lost and unidentified copies of the Canterbury Tales, the names of former owners and associates, and addenda et corrigenda for Volume I. The Catalogue is designed as a reference work for those teachers and students who wish to know what and where the extant material is without the labour of its collection and for those able in the various specialities of manuscript bibliography to advance present knowledge. Contents: Introduction; The Canterbury Tales: The classification of the manuscripts; The order of the tales; The earliest manuscripts; Claims of authorial revision; The interpolations; Summary; THE MANUSCRIPTS; THE SMALLER FRAGMENTS; OTHER Recorded Manuscripts; Index of Former Owners and Inscribed Names; Volume I: Addenda and Corrigenda. Book Description: This second volume, which completes the first comprehensive catalogue of Chaucer's manuscripts, describes the 56 extant copies and the fragments of 8 otherwise lost copies of the Canterbury Tales. These manuscripts, last examined together over 50 years ago, are here described after a fresh appraisal and in the light of modern scholarship, and some revisions of date, decoration, dialect, location, provenance, and script are suggested. The Introduction defines some of the major textual problems posed by the manuscripts and presents some thoughts thereon, while suggesting solutions to some incidental cruces. The Indices and Appendices record the citation of lost and unidentified copies of the Canterbury Tales, the names of former owners and associates, and addenda et corrigenda for Volume I. The Catalogue is designed as a reference work for those teachers and students who wish to know what and where the extant material is without the labour of its collection and for those able in the various specialities of manuscript bibliography to advance present knowledge. : Review: 'Seymour's second volume has certainly been worth waiting for... This is, to repeat the conclusion of my review of the first volume in Reference Reviews Vol. 10/3 1996, 96/180, 'a must for all collections with pretentions to scholarship in English literature and cultural history.' Reference Reviews 12/4 : About the Author: M.C. Seymour Size: 3.2 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm. 280 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1859280579. ISBN/EAN: 9781859280577. Hardcover X112-1123 1.00 
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A Catalogue of Chaucer Manuscripts Vol. II : The Canterbury Tales, Seymour, Professor M. C.
3 Seymour, Professor M. C.
A Catalogue of Chaucer Manuscripts Vol. II : The Canterbury Tales
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
1997 1859280579 / 9781859280577 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Fine 3.2 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm 
270 Pages. Edges of the page are lightly marked. This second volume, which completes the first comprehensive catalogue of Chaucer's manuscripts, describes the 56 extant copies and the fragments of 8 otherwise lost copies of the Canterbury Tales. These manuscripts, last examined together over 50 years ago, are here described after a fresh appraisal and in the light of modern scholarship, and some revisions of date, decoration, dialect, location, provenance, and script are suggested. The Introduction defines some of the major textual problems posed by the manuscripts and presents some thoughts thereon, while suggesting solutions to some incidental cruces. The Indices and Appendices record the citation of lost and unidentified copies of the Canterbury Tales, the names of former owners and associates, and addenda et corrigenda for Volume I. The Catalogue is designed as a reference work for those teachers and students who wish to know what and where the extant material is without the labour of its collection and for those able in the various specialities of manuscript bibliography to advance present knowledge. Contents: Introduction; The Canterbury Tales: The classification of the manuscripts; The order of the tales; The earliest manuscripts; Claims of authorial revision; The interpolations; Summary; THE MANUSCRIPTS; THE SMALLER FRAGMENTS; OTHER Recorded Manuscripts; Index of Former Owners and Inscribed Names; Volume I: Addenda and Corrigenda. Book Description: This second volume, which completes the first comprehensive catalogue of Chaucer's manuscripts, describes the 56 extant copies and the fragments of 8 otherwise lost copies of the Canterbury Tales. These manuscripts, last examined together over 50 years ago, are here described after a fresh appraisal and in the light of modern scholarship, and some revisions of date, decoration, dialect, location, provenance, and script are suggested. The Introduction defines some of the major textual problems posed by the manuscripts and presents some thoughts thereon, while suggesting solutions to some incidental cruces. The Indices and Appendices record the citation of lost and unidentified copies of the Canterbury Tales, the names of former owners and associates, and addenda et corrigenda for Volume I. The Catalogue is designed as a reference work for those teachers and students who wish to know what and where the extant material is without the labour of its collection and for those able in the various specialities of manuscript bibliography to advance present knowledge. : Review: 'Seymour's second volume has certainly been worth waiting for... This is, to repeat the conclusion of my review of the first volume in Reference Reviews Vol. 10/3 1996, 96/180, 'a must for all collections with pretentions to scholarship in English literature and cultural history.' Reference Reviews 12/4 : About the Author: M.C. Seymour Size: 3.2 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm. 280 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1859280579. ISBN/EAN: 9781859280577. Hardcover X126-1132 1.00 
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A Catalogue of Chaucer Manuscripts Volume 1 Works Before The Canterbury Tales., Chaucer, Geoffrey
4 Chaucer, Geoffrey
A Catalogue of Chaucer Manuscripts Volume 1 Works Before The Canterbury Tales.
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
1995 1859280560 / 9781859280560 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Fine 2.5 x 17.1 x 24.8 cm 
"179 Pages. Dustcover is lightly marked. This catalogue is the first attempt to describe all existing Chaucer manuscripts. It takes note of recent textual and linguistic scholarship on Chaucer, and offers a fresh and informed assessment of the bibliography of each work." "Book Description: A catalogue of Chaucer's manuscripts which include The Book of the Duchess, The Romaunt of the Rose, extracts from The Canterbury Tales, and an appendix of Chaucer's own words on his books and scripts." Size: 2.5 x 17.1 x 24.8 cm. 186 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1859280560. ISBN/EAN: 9781859280560. Hardcover X123-1208 1.00 
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A Guide to Children's Poetry for Teachers and Librarians, Wade, Barrie
5 Wade, Barrie
A Guide to Children's Poetry for Teachers and Librarians
UK Scolar Press
1996 1859281419 / 9781859281413 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Fine 1.9 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm 
"400 Pages.Front and back of the dustcover is lightly marked. Provides reviews of single author collections, edited anthologies, and poetry resource books, and each entry includes publishing details and suggested age ranges." "Synopsis: Provides reviews of single author collections, edited anthologies, and poetry resource books, and each entry includes publishing details and suggested age ranges." Size: 1.9 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm. 400 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Scolar Press. ISBN: 1859281419. ISBN/EAN: 9781859281413. Hardcover X117-1340 1.00 
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A Guide to Children's Reference Works and Multimedia Material, Hancock, Susan
6 Hancock, Susan
A Guide to Children's Reference Works and Multimedia Material
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
1998 1859282563 / 9781859282564 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Fine 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm 
223 Pages. Top foredge of the page has minor marking. Over 250 entries assess alphabet books, encyclopedias, mini-libraries, CD-ROMs, and other reference materials marketed towards children aged from 18 months to 14 years old. The volume provides information on how useful texts are likely to be in covering key curriculum subjects and the reactions of children themselves to the materials. Four sections. Book Description: Over 250 entries assess alphabet books, encyclopedias, mini-libraries, CD-ROMs, and other reference materials marketed towards children aged from 18 months to 14 years old. The volume provides information on how useful texts are likely to be in covering key curriculum subjects and the reactions of c Size: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm. 223 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1859282563. ISBN/EAN: 9781859282564. Hardcover X113-1235 1.00 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (gift edition) (The RSC Shakespeare) by., Wootton, Marc (Foreword)
7 Wootton, Marc (Foreword)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (gift edition) (The RSC Shakespeare) by.
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2012 1137026316 / 9781137026316 First Edition Softcover New 10.9 x 0.8 x 13.9 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: This new edition of one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, features a Foreword by actor, writer and comedian Marc Wootton, who played Bottom in the 2011 RSC production. Its easily accessible layout and elegant design make it the ideal gift for any special occasion. : Book Description: This new edition of one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, features a Foreword by comedian, writer and actor Marc Wootton : About the Author: JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as 'the best modern book on Shakespeare.' In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'. : ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey. Size: 10.9 x 0.8 x 13.9 cm. 112 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1137026316. ISBN/EAN: 9781137026316. Paperback F238-1016 1.00 
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A Season of Small Insanities (Salt Modern Poets S.), Porter, Andrea
8 Porter, Andrea
A Season of Small Insanities (Salt Modern Poets S.)
UK Salt Publishing
2009 1844715094 / 9781844715091 First Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 14 x 0.5 x 21.6 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: These poems introduce voices that clamour to be heard. The language is vibrantly now, the context the everyday but at times things are a little skewed, as if something slightly odd has been glimpsed out of the corner of the eye. The poet inhabits a world where angels comment on tea towels in a gift shop, Medusa travels on the train, Emily Dickinson waits for a phone call, a woman has dinner with Goya's polished skull. However reality is brought sharply into focus by the trafficked east European girl, the Zimbabwean immigrant woman, the carer, the sex chat line worker, the people in the all night petrol station. : Review: The fascinating cut glass surfaces of her work, always tug against an undercurrent of darkness and violence. (Jo Shapcott) : Review: Like her Shaman, Porter draws survivors and ghosts about her, and with a hawk's eye for happenstance of living language, she rewrites myth, catching the white of Shiva's eye, acknowledging both chaos and random kindness, harm and hilarity. She heeds the overlooked - the child contaminated by radiation, the immigrant coaching herself in her new life's story, the girl who gives sales advice on vibrators, the women who sells phone sex, night porters, long distance drivers. For Porter, there is no taboo and this is her poetry's most generous gift. "Life is in the detail. Death is in the detail." (Jen Hadfield) Size: 14 x 0.5 x 21.6 cm. 80 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1844715094. ISBN/EAN: 9781844715091. Paperback F213-1058 1.00 
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A.S. Byatt (New British Fiction), Boccardi, Mariadele
9 Boccardi, Mariadele
A.S. Byatt (New British Fiction)
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2013 0230275702 / 9780230275706 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition 14.6 x 1.6 x 27.6 cm 
Available Now. Missing Dustcover. Book Description: A. S. Byatt is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed contemporary writers. This new study provides a lively and detailed exploration of her fiction and non-fiction, and examines Byatt's work in the light of postmodern concerns with language, narrative and self-referentiality.: Ideal for students and general readers alike, A. S. Byatt features: * a supporting timeline of key dates: * biographical and cultural analysis of key texts such as Possession and the recent The Children's Book: * discussion of the full range of Byatt's literary output, including her novels, short stories and critical writings: * a survey of selected landmark interviews: * a comprehensive overview of the critical reception of Byatt's work.: Review: 'Boccardi offers a compact yet comprehensive introduction to Byatt's work and succinctly situates Byatt's long career within major critical debates and existing scholarship.' - Stephanie Harzewski, University of Pennsylvania, USA: Book Description: A stimulating exploration of the novels, short stories and critical writings of one of Britain's most popular contemporary authors Size: 14.6 x 1.6 x 27.6 cm. 184 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0230275702. ISBN/EAN: 9780230275706. Hardcover A182-1136 1.00 
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After Obsession, Jones, Carrie
10 Jones, Carrie
After Obsession
UK Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2011 1408818272 / 9781408818275 First Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: Aimee and Alan have unusual pasts and secrets they prefer to keep hidden. Aimee's deceased mother struggled with mental illness and hallucinations, and Aimee thinks it could be hereditary. After all, she sees a shadowy river man where there isn't one. And then there was that time she and her best friend Courtney tried to conjure a spirit with a Ouija board . . . : Alan is Courtney's cousin. His family moved to Maine when Courtney's father went missing. It's not just Alan's dark good looks that make him attractive. He is also totally in touch with a kind of spiritual mysticism from his Native American heritage. And it's not long before Aimee has broken up with her boyfriend . . . : But it's not Aimee or Alan who is truly haunted - it's Courtney. In a desperate plea to find her father, Courtney invites a demonic presence into her life. Together, Aimee and Alan must exorcise the ghost, before it devours Courtney - and everything around her. : Review: 'Carrie Jones is the real thing: a talented author. Her detailing is exquisite, her powers of observation, superb' (Tim Wynne-Jones, author): Praise for Need: 'If you asked Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer to co-author a book, they would come up with Need' (Justine magazine): Praise for Entice: 'Entice is my favourite out of the three Need books - the stakes are higher, the action is so much more intense' (Writing From The Tub): 'Original and riddled with Norse myth, which I love. It definitely stands out in the sea of vampire and werewolf books' (The Bookbag) : Book Description: Move over, pixies - bestselling author Carrie Jones is exorcising ghosts in this entirely new teen paranormal offering Size: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm. 320 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1408818272. ISBN/EAN: 9781408818275. Paperback F246-1237 1.00 
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Airborne, Granier, Mark
11 Granier, Mark
Airborne
UK Salmon Publishing Ltd
1903392195 / 9781903392195 First Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 10.2 x 0.6 x 22.9 cm 
Available Now. Synopsis: "What I like about Mark Granier's work is his sense of the edgy play in words themselves, together with his straightforward command of narrative happenings. In their lightness of lyric touch, these poems introduce a speaking imagination that's generous, quiet, keen-eyed --- so, Dublin after a snow-storm is "roofed / in a silence deeper than Sunday", washing does "its line-dance", and windmills (in a Rembrandt etching) go cartwheeling across the horizon. In his deft illuminations of the ordinary world, Granier shows us the thin partition dividing a chilled sense of mortality from that throbbing everyday life we live and try to be aware of. Airborne is at once buoyant and "down to earth...", as good poems should be." Eamon Grennan Size: 10.2 x 0.6 x 22.9 cm. 52 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1903392195. ISBN/EAN: 9781903392195. Paperback F239-1148 1.00 
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Airborne, Granier, Mark
12 Granier, Mark
Airborne
UK Salmon Publishing Ltd
1903392195 / 9781903392195 First Edition Hardcover New No Dust Jacket 10.2 x 0.6 x 22.9 cm 
Available Now. Size: 10.2 x 0.6 x 22.9 cm. 52 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1903392195. ISBN/EAN: 9781903392195. Hardcover F238-1021 1.00 
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All These Things I've Done (Birthright Trilogy), Zevin, Gabrielle
13 Zevin, Gabrielle
All These Things I've Done (Birthright Trilogy)
UK Macmillan Children's Books
033053789X / 9780330537896 First Edition Softcover New 13.1 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: Sixteen year-old Anya's parents have been murdered because her father was the head of a notorious underworld gang. Now she is determined to keep herself and her siblings away from that world. But her father's relatives aren't so keen to let them go. When Anya's violent ex-boyfriend is poisoned with contaminated chocolate - chocolate that is produced illegally by Anya's criminal family - she is arrested for attempted murder. Disconcertingly, it is the new D.A. in town who releases her from jail, but her freedom comes with conditions. The D.A. is the father of Win, a boy at school to whom Anya feels irresistibly drawn. Win's father won't risk having his political ambitions jeopardised by his son seeing a member of a crime family. She is to stay away with him. Anya knows she risks her freedom and the safety of her brother and sister by seeing Win again. Neither the D.A. nor the underworld will allow it. But the feeling between them is so strong that she may be unable to resist him . . . : Review: "Anya's attractive blend of strength and innocence makes her such a likable heroine. . . . The achingly realistic romance between this latter-day Romeo and Juliet, told in Anya's earnest voice, will attract readers as surely as chocolate attracts . . . mobsters." --"The Horn Book" "Zevin excels at inviting readers into Anya's mafiya paranoia. . . . Anya is a likable character. . . . The love story's to die for, and the tangled web of relationships will keep readers intrigued to the last page." --"Kirkus Reviews" "Offering the excitement of a crime drama and the allure of forbidden romance, this introduction to a reluctant Godfather-in-the making will pique the interest of dystopia-hungry readers." --"Publishers Weekly""" ELSEWHERE* "A work of powerful beauty. This inventive novel slices right to the bone of human yearning, offering up an indelible vision of life and death as equally rich sides of the same coin." --"Booklist," starred review * "With an intriguing and well-developed premise, thoughtful characterization, and refreshing style, Zevin's poignant novel rewards readers with a view of death that celebrates the rich complexities of being alive." --"The Horn Book," starred review * "Intriguing. Surely guides readers through the bumpy landscape of strongly delineated characters dealing with the most difficult issue that faces all of us. Provides much to think about and discuss." --"School Library Journal," starred review "Zevin's touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities, easily moving among humor, wisdom and lyricism. . . . No plot synopsis can convey what a rich, wise spell this book casts." --"The New York Times Book Review" MEMOIRS OF A TEENAGE AMNESIAC"Zevin is completely convincing on the intensity of early passion and the way it can evaporate in the rays of something new, and she has a light touch with the deceptively shallow anguish of adolescence." --"The New York Times Book Review" : Book Description: The daughter of a mafia don falls for the son of the D.A. in a Godfather-inspired thriller set in a futuristic New York. Size: 13.1 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm. 368 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 033053789X. ISBN/EAN: 9780330537896. Paperback B240-1022 1.00 
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All These Things I've Done (Birthright Trilogy), Zevin, Gabrielle
14 Zevin, Gabrielle
All These Things I've Done (Birthright Trilogy)
UK Macmillan Children's Books
2012 033053789X / 9780330537896 First Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 13.1 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: Sixteen year-old Anya's parents have been murdered because her father was the head of a notorious underworld gang. Now she is determined to keep herself and her siblings away from that world. But her father's relatives aren't so keen to let them go. When Anya's violent ex-boyfriend is poisoned with contaminated chocolate - chocolate that is produced illegally by Anya's criminal family - she is arrested for attempted murder. Disconcertingly, it is the new D.A. in town who releases her from jail, but her freedom comes with conditions. The D.A. is the father of Win, a boy at school to whom Anya feels irresistibly drawn. Win's father won't risk having his political ambitions jeopardised by his son seeing a member of a crime family. She is to stay away with him. Anya knows she risks her freedom and the safety of her brother and sister by seeing Win again. Neither the D.A. nor the underworld will allow it. But the feeling between them is so strong that she may be unable to resist him . . . : Review: "Anya's attractive blend of strength and innocence makes her such a likable heroine. . . . The achingly realistic romance between this latter-day Romeo and Juliet, told in Anya's earnest voice, will attract readers as surely as chocolate attracts . . . mobsters." --"The Horn Book" "Zevin excels at inviting readers into Anya's mafiya paranoia. . . . Anya is a likable character. . . . The love story's to die for, and the tangled web of relationships will keep readers intrigued to the last page." --"Kirkus Reviews" "Offering the excitement of a crime drama and the allure of forbidden romance, this introduction to a reluctant Godfather-in-the making will pique the interest of dystopia-hungry readers." --"Publishers Weekly""" ELSEWHERE* "A work of powerful beauty. This inventive novel slices right to the bone of human yearning, offering up an indelible vision of life and death as equally rich sides of the same coin." --"Booklist," starred review * "With an intriguing and well-developed premise, thoughtful characterization, and refreshing style, Zevin's poignant novel rewards readers with a view of death that celebrates the rich complexities of being alive." --"The Horn Book," starred review * "Intriguing. Surely guides readers through the bumpy landscape of strongly delineated characters dealing with the most difficult issue that faces all of us. Provides much to think about and discuss." --"School Library Journal," starred review "Zevin's touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities, easily moving among humor, wisdom and lyricism. . . . No plot synopsis can convey what a rich, wise spell this book casts." --"The New York Times Book Review" MEMOIRS OF A TEENAGE AMNESIAC"Zevin is completely convincing on the intensity of early passion and the way it can evaporate in the rays of something new, and she has a light touch with the deceptively shallow anguish of adolescence." --"The New York Times Book Review" : Book Description: The daughter of a mafia don falls for the son of the D.A. in a Godfather-inspired thriller set in a futuristic New York. Size: 13.1 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm. 368 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 033053789X. ISBN/EAN: 9780330537896. Paperback B243-1055 1.00 
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Americans in British Literature 1770-1832 : A Breed Apart, Flynn, Christopher
15 Flynn, Christopher
Americans in British Literature 1770-1832 : A Breed Apart
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
2008 0754660478 / 9780754660477 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Fine 1.3 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm 
"162 Pages. American independence was inevitable by 1780, but British writers spent the several decades following the American Revolution transforming their former colonists into something other than estranged British subjects. Christopher Flynn's engaging and timely book systematically examines for the first time the ways in which British writers depicted America and Americans in the decades immediately following the revolutionary war. Flynn documents the evolution of what he regards as an essentially anthropological, if also in some ways familial, interest in the former colonies and their citizens on the part of British writers.Whether Americans are idealized as the embodiments of sincerity and virtue or anathematized as intolerable and ungrateful louts, Flynn argues that the intervals between the acts of observing and writing, and between writing and reading, have the effect of distancing Britain and America temporally as well as geographically. Flynn examines a range of canonical and noncanonical works-sentimental novels of the 1780s and 1790s, prose and poetry by Wollstonecraft, Blake, Coleridge, and Wordsworth; and novels and travel accounts by Smollett, Lennox, Frances Trollope, and Basil Hall. Together, they offer a complex and revealing portrait of Americans as a breed apart, which still resonates today." "Book Description: American independence was inevitable by 1780, but British writers spent the several decades following the American Revolution transforming their former colonists into something other than estranged British subjects. Christopher Flynn's engaging and timely book systematically examines for the first time the ways in which British writers depicted America and Americans in the decades immediately following the revolutionary war. Flynn documents the evolution of what he regards as an essentially anthropological, if also in some ways familial, interest in the former colonies and their citizens on the part of British writers.Whether Americans are idealized as the embodiments of sincerity and virtue or anathematized as intolerable and ungrateful louts, Flynn argues that the intervals between the acts of observing and writing, and between writing and reading, have the effect of distancing Britain and America temporally as well as geographically. Flynn examines a range of canonical and noncanonical works-sentimental novels of the 1780s and 1790s, prose and poetry by Wollstonecraft, Blake, Coleridge, and Wordsworth; and novels and travel accounts by Smollett, Lennox, Frances Trollope, and Basil Hall. Together, they offer a complex and revealing portrait of Americans as a breed apart, which still resonates today. : About the Author: Christopher Flynn is an assistant professor of English literature at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, USA." Size: 1.3 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm. 162 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0754660478. ISBN/EAN: 9780754660477. Hardcover X105-1077 1.00 
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Andre Malraux: Politics and the Temptation of Myth (Avebury Series in Philoso., Raymond, Gino G.
16 Raymond, Gino G.
Andre Malraux: Politics and the Temptation of Myth (Avebury Series in Philoso.
UK Avebury
1995 185972132X / 9781859721322 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition 2.5 x 16.5 x 23.5 cm 
Available Now. "Book Description: Andre Malraux was pre-eminent among his contemporaries in his passionate espousal of left-wing causes, and was the French writer who enjoyed the highest reputation during the 1930s for his attempts to reconcile the imperatives of literary creation with those of political action. However, of the many studies devoted to Malraux, few have analyzed the politics depicted in his fiction in relation to the politics he proclaimed, in an effort to establish the extent to which they informed or subverted each other. This study juxtaposes the inconsistencies in Malraux's personal convictions with the contradictions inherent in his novels of revoltion, and in so doing addresses the broad issues of political action and moral choice, and the susceptibility of politics to mythication. This book marks a development in the interdisciplinary study of the inter-war years in Europe." Size: 2.5 x 16.5 x 23.5 cm. 210 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 185972132X. ISBN/EAN: 9781859721322. Hardcover A172-1073 1.00 
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Angeles Mastretta : Textual Multiplicity, Lavery, Jane Elizabeth
17 Lavery, Jane Elizabeth
Angeles Mastretta : Textual Multiplicity
UK Tamesis Books
2005 1855661179 / 9781855661172 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm 
Very small bump to bottom corners of both boards. The Mexican novelist, Angeles Mastretta (b. 1949), has only recently received serious critical attention largely because her work has been seen as 'popular' and therefore inappropriate for academic study. This first major work to be published on Mastretta seeks to demonstrate the rich complexity and range of the author's fiction and essays. In the tradition of Post-Boom Latin American women's writing, Mastretta's texts are motivated by a desire to speak primarily of the silenced experiences and voices of women. Two of her novels, referential and testimonial in style, can be placed withinthe Mexican Revolutionary Novel tradition and explore the Revolutionary period and its consequences in the light of female experiences and perspectives. The hitherto unexplored themes of female sexuality and bodily erotics in Mastretta's texts are also considered in this volume. Her feminist works avoid facile simplifications: heterogeneous and dialogical, they interweave the historical and the fictional, the everyday and the fantastic. The originality of Mastretta's writing lies in its elusive postmodern ambiguities: shimmering surfaces are often interrupted by unexpected depths and proliferating meanings cannot be fully circumscribed by critical analysis. Book Description: The Mexican novelist, Angeles Mastretta (b. 1949), has only recently received serious critical attention largely because her work has been seen as 'popular' and therefore inappropriate for academic study. This first major work to be published on Mastretta seeks to demonstrate the rich complexity and range of the author's fiction and essays. In the tradition of Post-Boom Latin American women's writing, Mastretta's texts are motivated by a desire to speak primarily of the silenced experiences and voices of women. Two of her novels, referential and testimonial in style, can be placed within the Mexican Revolutionary Novel tradition and explore the Revolutionary period and its consequences in the light of female experiences and perspectives. The hitherto unexplored themes of female sexuality and bodily erotics in Mastretta's texts are also considered in this volume. Her feminist works avoid facile simplifications: heterogeneous and dialogical, they interweave the historical and the fictional, the everyday and the fantastic. The originality of Mastretta's writing lies in its elusive postmodern ambiguities: shimmering surfaces are often interrupted by unexpected depths and proliferating meanings cannot be fully circumscribed by critical analysis. Jane Elizabeth Lavery lectures in Latin American Studies at the University of Kent. : Review: This volume usefully emphasizes how Mastretta engaged with Mexican society and provided a revisionist account of the role of women in Mexican history. BRITISH BULLETIN OF PUBLICATIONS ON LATIN AMERICA Strongly recommended to those naysayers who have yet to discover the "shimmering surfaces" and "immeasurable depths" (197) of Mastretta's writing, that Lavery patiently reveals. ARIZONA JOURNAL OF HISPANIC CULTURAL STUDIES : Review: Strongly recommended to those naysayers who have yet to discover the "shimmering surfaces" and "immeasurable depths" (197) of Mastretta's writing, that Lavery patiently reveals. Size: 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm. 270 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1855661179. ISBN/EAN: 9781855661172. Hardcover X109-1156 1.00 
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Angeles Mastretta : Textual Multiplicity, Lavery, Jane Elizabeth
18 Lavery, Jane Elizabeth
Angeles Mastretta : Textual Multiplicity
UK Tamesis Books
2005 1855661179 / 9781855661172 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm 
270 Pages. Top foredge of the page is marked. Small bump to the side foredge of the board.The Mexican novelist, Angeles Mastretta (b. 1949), has only recently received serious critical attention largely because her work has been seen as 'popular' and therefore inappropriate for academic study. This first major work to be published on Mastretta seeks to demonstrate the rich complexity and range of the author's fiction and essays. In the tradition of Post-Boom Latin American women's writing, Mastretta's texts are motivated by a desire to speak primarily of the silenced experiences and voices of women. Two of her novels, referential and testimonial in style, can be placed withinthe Mexican Revolutionary Novel tradition and explore the Revolutionary period and its consequences in the light of female experiences and perspectives. The hitherto unexplored themes of female sexuality and bodily erotics in Mastretta's texts are also considered in this volume. Her feminist works avoid facile simplifications: heterogeneous and dialogical, they interweave the historical and the fictional, the everyday and the fantastic. The originality of Mastretta's writing lies in its elusive postmodern ambiguities: shimmering surfaces are often interrupted by unexpected depths and proliferating meanings cannot be fully circumscribed by critical analysis. Book Description: The Mexican novelist, Angeles Mastretta (b. 1949), has only recently received serious critical attention largely because her work has been seen as 'popular' and therefore inappropriate for academic study. This first major work to be published on Mastretta seeks to demonstrate the rich complexity and range of the author's fiction and essays. In the tradition of Post-Boom Latin American women's writing, Mastretta's texts are motivated by a desire to speak primarily of the silenced experiences and voices of women. Two of her novels, referential and testimonial in style, can be placed within the Mexican Revolutionary Novel tradition and explore the Revolutionary period and its consequences in the light of female experiences and perspectives. The hitherto unexplored themes of female sexuality and bodily erotics in Mastretta's texts are also considered in this volume. Her feminist works avoid facile simplifications: heterogeneous and dialogical, they interweave the historical and the fictional, the everyday and the fantastic. The originality of Mastretta's writing lies in its elusive postmodern ambiguities: shimmering surfaces are often interrupted by unexpected depths and proliferating meanings cannot be fully circumscribed by critical analysis. Jane Elizabeth Lavery lectures in Latin American Studies at the University of Kent. : Review: This volume usefully emphasizes how Mastretta engaged with Mexican society and provided a revisionist account of the role of women in Mexican history. BRITISH BULLETIN OF PUBLICATIONS ON LATIN AMERICA Strongly recommended to those naysayers who have yet to discover the "shimmering surfaces" and "immeasurable depths" (197) of Mastretta's writing, that Lavery patiently reveals. ARIZONA JOURNAL OF HISPANIC CULTURAL STUDIES : Review: Strongly recommended to those naysayers who have yet to discover the "shimmering surfaces" and "immeasurable depths" (197) of Mastretta's writing, that Lavery patiently reveals. Size: 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm. 270 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1855661179. ISBN/EAN: 9781855661172. Hardcover X117-1465 1.00 
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Angeles Mastretta: Textual Multiplicity (Monograf'as A), Lavery, Jane Elizabeth
19 Lavery, Jane Elizabeth
Angeles Mastretta: Textual Multiplicity (Monograf'as A)
UK Tamesis Books
1855661179 / 9781855661172 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: The Mexican novelist, Angeles Mastretta (b. 1949), has only recently received serious critical attention largely because her work has been seen as 'popular' and therefore inappropriate for academic study. This first major work to be published on Mastretta seeks to demonstrate the rich complexity and range of the author's fiction and essays. In the tradition of Post-Boom Latin American women's writing, Mastretta's texts are motivated by a desire to speak primarily of the silenced experiences and voices of women. Two of her novels, referential and testimonial in style, can be placed within the Mexican Revolutionary Novel tradition and explore the Revolutionary period and its consequences in the light of female experiences and perspectives. The hitherto unexplored themes of female sexuality and bodily erotics in Mastretta's texts are also considered in this volume. Her feminist works avoid facile simplifications: heterogeneous and dialogical, they interweave the historical and the fictional, the everyday and the fantastic. The originality of Mastretta's writing lies in its elusive postmodern ambiguities: shimmering surfaces are often interrupted by unexpected depths and proliferating meanings cannot be fully circumscribed by critical analysis. Jane Elizabeth Lavery lectures in Latin American Studies at the University of Kent. : Review: This volume usefully emphasizes how Mastretta engaged with Mexican society and provided a revisionist account of the role of women in Mexican history. BRITISH BULLETIN OF PUBLICATIONS ON LATIN AMERICA Strongly recommended to those naysayers who have yet to discover the "shimmering surfaces" and "immeasurable depths" (197) of Mastretta's writing, that Lavery patiently reveals. ARIZONA JOURNAL OF HISPANIC CULTURAL STUDIES : Review: Strongly recommended to those naysayers who have yet to discover the "shimmering surfaces" and "immeasurable depths" (197) of Mastretta's writing, that Lavery patiently reveals. Size: 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm. 270 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1855661179. ISBN/EAN: 9781855661172. Hardcover B190-1116 1.00 
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Angeles Mastretta: Textual Multiplicity (Monograf∆as A), Lavery, Jane Elizabeth
20 Lavery, Jane Elizabeth
Angeles Mastretta: Textual Multiplicity (Monograf∆as A)
UK Tamesis Books
1855661179 / 9781855661172 First Edition Hardcover New No Dust Jacket 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: The Mexican novelist, Angeles Mastretta (b. 1949), has only recently received serious critical attention largely because her work has been seen as 'popular' and therefore inappropriate for academic study. This first major work to be published on Mastretta seeks to demonstrate the rich complexity and range of the author's fiction and essays. In the tradition of Post-Boom Latin American women's writing, Mastretta's texts are motivated by a desire to speak primarily of the silenced experiences and voices of women. Two of her novels, referential and testimonial in style, can be placed within the Mexican Revolutionary Novel tradition and explore the Revolutionary period and its consequences in the light of female experiences and perspectives. The hitherto unexplored themes of female sexuality and bodily erotics in Mastretta's texts are also considered in this volume. Her feminist works avoid facile simplifications: heterogeneous and dialogical, they interweave the historical and the fictional, the everyday and the fantastic. The originality of Mastretta's writing lies in its elusive postmodern ambiguities: shimmering surfaces are often interrupted by unexpected depths and proliferating meanings cannot be fully circumscribed by critical analysis. Jane Elizabeth Lavery lectures in Latin American Studies at the University of Kent. : Review: This volume usefully emphasizes how Mastretta engaged with Mexican society and provided a revisionist account of the role of women in Mexican history. BRITISH BULLETIN OF PUBLICATIONS ON LATIN AMERICA Strongly recommended to those naysayers who have yet to discover the "shimmering surfaces" and "immeasurable depths" (197) of Mastretta's writing, that Lavery patiently reveals. ARIZONA JOURNAL OF HISPANIC CULTURAL STUDIES : Review: Strongly recommended to those naysayers who have yet to discover the "shimmering surfaces" and "immeasurable depths" (197) of Mastretta's writing, that Lavery patiently reveals. Size: 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm. 270 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1855661179. ISBN/EAN: 9781855661172. Hardcover B191-1025 1.00 
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Antony and Cleopatra (The RSC Shakespeare), Shakespeare, William
21 Shakespeare, William
Antony and Cleopatra (The RSC Shakespeare)
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2009 0230576184 / 9780230576186 First Edition Softcover Very Good Condition 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.9 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: This new edition of Shakespeare's classic love story, developed by and for the RSC, includes new interviews with acclaimed directors Adrian Noble, Gregory Doran and Braham Murray, looks at specific productions in the play's history, and a completely new introduction by acclaimed scholar Jonathan Bate. : Book Description: The first edition of Antony and Cleopatra developed by and for the RSC, with unique material including a new introduction from Jonathan Bate and interviews with important RSC directors : About the Author: JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as 'the best modern book on Shakespeare.' In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'. : ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey. Size: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.9 cm. 232 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 3. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0230576184. ISBN/EAN: 9780230576186. Paperback F238-1137 1.00 
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Antony and Cleopatra (The RSC Shakespeare), Shakespeare, William
22 Shakespeare, William
Antony and Cleopatra (The RSC Shakespeare)
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2009 0230576184 / 9780230576186 First Edition Softcover New 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.9 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: This new edition of Shakespeare's classic love story, developed by and for the RSC, includes new interviews with acclaimed directors Adrian Noble, Gregory Doran and Braham Murray, looks at specific productions in the play's history, and a completely new introduction by acclaimed scholar Jonathan Bate. : Book Description: The first edition of Antony and Cleopatra developed by and for the RSC, with unique material including a new introduction from Jonathan Bate and interviews with important RSC directors : About the Author: JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as 'the best modern book on Shakespeare.' In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'. : ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey. Size: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.9 cm. 232 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 28. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0230576184. ISBN/EAN: 9780230576186. Paperback F232-1010 1.00 
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Antony and Cleopatra (The RSC Shakespeare), Shakespeare, William
23 Shakespeare, William
Antony and Cleopatra (The RSC Shakespeare)
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2009 0230576176 / 9780230576179 First Edition Hardcover New 13.2 x 1.7 x 20.6 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: This new edition of Shakespeare's classic love story, developed by and for the RSC, includes new interviews with acclaimed directors Adrian Noble, Gregory Doran and Braham Murray, looks at specific productions in the play's history, and a completely new introduction by acclaimed scholar Jonathan Bate. : Book Description: The first edition of Antony and Cleopatra developed by and for the RSC, with unique material including a new introduction from Jonathan Bate and interviews with important RSC directors : About the Author: JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as 'the best modern book on Shakespeare.' In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'. : ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey. Size: 13.2 x 1.7 x 20.6 cm. 232 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 3. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0230576176. ISBN/EAN: 9780230576179. Hardcover F192-1097 1.00 
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Ashgate Press : The Early Modern Englishwoman. A Facsimile Library of Essential Works 1500 to 1750. A comprehensive collection of 62 individual volumes from Volume 1, Part 1 to Series 3, Volume 4., Betty S. Travitsky, Anne Lake Prescott, & Patrick Cullen (General Editors)
24 Betty S. Travitsky, Anne Lake Prescott, & Patrick Cullen (General Editors)
Ashgate Press : The Early Modern Englishwoman. A Facsimile Library of Essential Works 1500 to 1750. A comprehensive collection of 62 individual volumes from Volume 1, Part 1 to Series 3, Volume 4.
Scolar Press & Ashgate
1997 Hardcover Fine Condition Octavo (standard book size) 
This substantial collection of facsimile reprints of key writing's by women during the 16th, 17th and 18th century extensively provides a significant working library of female writing from an early period. Each volume also has a short introductory essay, putting the original writer and their works in an historical context, together with short bibliographical notes. Published in various series, covering the years 1500-1640, 1641-1700, and 1701-1750. Published between 1997 and 2007, all in the original publishers cloth, gilt lettered to the spine and upper board. A few volumes bear an institutional stamp on the front free endpaper, but are in no way defaced or otherwise spoilt. All in fine, unread, condition. Very difficult to source now, and it would be rather tricky to put such a large selection together one by one. A full list of the titles and volumes in the collection is available on request, but includes Anne Askew. , : 1859280927 . Works by and Attributed to Elizabeth Cary. , : 1859280935 . Katherine Parr , : 1859280943 . Defences of Women: Jane Anger, Rachel Speght, Ester Sowernam and Constantia Munda. , : 1859280951 . Susan DuVerger. , : 185928096x . Mary Sidney Herbert. , : 1859280978 . Alice Sutcliffe. , : 1859280986 . Margaret Tyler. , : 1859280994 . Anne Wheathill. , : 1859281001 . Mary Wroth. , : 185928101x . Anne Cooke Bacon. , : 1840142146 . Brief Confessional Writings: Grey, Stubbes, Livingstone and Clarksone. , : 1840142154 . Eleanor Davies. , : 1840142162 . Early Tudor Translators: Margaret Beaufort, Margaret More Roper and Mary Basset. , : 1840142170 . Elizabeth and Mary Tudor. , : 1840142189 . Anne, Margaret and Jane Seymour. , : 1840142197 . Neo-Latin Women Writers: Elizabeth Jane Weston and Bathsua Reginald [Makin]. , : 1840142200 . Mother's Advice Books. , : 1840142219 . Jane Owen. , : 1840142227 . The Poets I: Isabella Whitney, Anne Dowriche, Elizabeth Melville [Colville], Aemilia Lanyer, Rachel Speght, Diana Primrose, Anne, Mary & Penelope Grey. , : 1840142235 . The Poets II. Mary Fage. , : 1840142243 . Protestant Translators: Anne Lock Prowse and Elizabeth Russell. , : 1840142251 . Elizabeth Tyrwhit. , : 0754604403 . Judith Man. , : 0754604411 . Elizabeth Evelinge I. , : 075460442x . Pudentiana Deacon. , : 0754604438 . Elizabeth Evelinge II. , : 0754604446 . Late Medieval Englishwomen: Julian of Norwich, Marjorie Kempe and Juliana Berners. , : 0754630919 . Elizabeth Evelinge III. , : 0754631184 . Catherine Greenbury and Mary Percy. , : 075463146x . Anne Campbell. , : 0754607364 . Anne Phoenix. , : 0754609928 . Miscellaneous Short Poetry, 1641-1700. , : 0754631001 . Life Writings I. , : 0754602087 . Life Writings II. , : 0754602095 . Mother's Advice Books. , : 0754602109 . Writings on Medicine. , : 0754602141 . Educational And Vocational Books. , : 0754602133 . Almanacs. , : 075460215x . Miscellaneous Plays. , : 0754602214 . An Collins , : 0754630935 . Alicia D'Anvers , : 0754630943 . Eliza's Babes: Or The Virgins-Offering. Being Divine Poems, and Meditations. , : 0754630951 . Amey Hayward. , : 075463096x . Anne Killigrew. , : 0754630978 . Elizabeth Major. , : 0754630986 . Elizabeth Singer [Rowe]. , : 0754630994 . Ephelia. , : 0754608395 . Grace Norton [Gethin] and France (Freke) Norton. , : 0754630927 . Anna Weamys. , : 0754630625 . Anna Hume. , : 0754631060 . Elinor James. , : 0754631052 . Delarivier Manley. , : 0754606406 . Legal Treatises 1. , : 0754606090 . Legal Treatises 2. , : 075463017x . Legal Treatises 3. , : 0754631133 . The Monument of Matrones 1 (Lamps 1-3). , : 0754631095 . The Monument of Matrones 2 (Lamp 4). , : 0754631109 . The Monument of Matrones 3 (Lamps 5-7). , : 0754631117 . Texts From The Querelle 1616-1640. , : 0754631141 . Texts From The Querelle 1641-1701 (1). , : 0754650588 . Texts From The Querelle 1641-1701 (2). , : 075465303X . Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Early Modern Englishwomen; Scolar Press. Hardcover 199978 1.00 
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Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged : A Philosophical and Literary Companion, Edited By Edward W. Younkins.
25 Edited By Edward W. Younkins.
Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged : A Philosophical and Literary Companion
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
2007 0754655334 / 9780754655336 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm 
414 Pages. Top edge of the page is a little marked. Small bump to bottom edge of the board. Both boards are lightly marked. Title page absent. Since its publication in 1957 "Atlas Shrugged", the philosophical and artistic climax of Ayn Rand's novels, has never been out of print and has received enormous critical attention becoming one of the most influential books ever published, impacting on a variety of disciplines including philosophy, literature, economics, business, and political science among others. More than a great novel, "Atlas Shrugged" is an abstract conceptual, and symbolic work that expounds a radical philosophy, presenting a view of man and man's relationship to existence and manifesting the essentials of an entire philosophical system - metaphysics, epistemology, politics and ethics. Celebrating the fiftieth year of "Atlas Shrugged's" publication, this companion is an exploration of this monumental work of literature. Contributions have been specially commissioned from a diversity of eminent scholars who admire and have been influenced by the book, the included essays analyzing the novel's integrating elements of theme, plot and characterization from many perspectives and from various levels of meaning. Book Description: Since its publication in 1957 "Atlas Shrugged", the philosophical and artistic climax of Ayn Rand's novels, has never been out of print and has received enormous critical attention becoming one of the most influential books ever published, impacting on a variety of disciplines including philosophy, literature, economics, business, and political science among others. More than a great novel, "Atlas Shrugged" is an abstract conceptual, and symbolic work that expounds a radical philosophy, presenting a view of man and man's relationship to existence and manifesting the essentials of an entire philosophical system - metaphysics, epistemology, politics and ethics. Celebrating the fiftieth year of "Atlas Shrugged's" publication, this companion is an exploration of this monumental work of literature. Contributions have been specially commissioned from a diversity of eminent scholars who admire and have been influenced by the book, the included essays analyzing the novel's integrating elements of theme, plot and characterization from many perspectives and from various levels of meaning. : Review: 'Ayn Rand's complex philosophical novel, Atlas Shrugged, is hugely popular, yet intimidating or confusing to some people. By assembling this impressive collection, Edward Younkins has done something wonderful for both those who enjoyed the novel and those yet to discover it. Younkins and his collaborators examine many different facets of the novel, from the perspectives of a variety of different disciplines: literature, philosophy, economics, politics, history. This is sure to be a thought-provoking and conversation-stimulating anthology.' Aeon J. Skoble, Bridgewater State University 'Edward Younkins appreciates the significance of Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged to so many disciplines and thus he has assembled an impressive collection of essays by distinguished experts in many fields to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Rand's monumental work. Younkins understands the unique nature of "Atlas "; it is a great work of romantic literature, its plot shows in the concrete the importance of economic liberty and a morality of rational self-interest, it outlines an integrated philosophy - Objectivism - by which to guide one's life, and it offers a vision of the kind of life and world that this philosophy can produce. This collection is a welcomed volume for the millions who love Rand's magnum opus.' Edward Hudgins,The Atlas Society & the Objectivist Center 'Atlas Shrugged is a thrilling and, in my view, nearly indispensable part of courses on economics and government. Dr. Younkins's insightful collection of essays by experts in many fields will prove immensely valuable to teachers and students who use Atlas and to any reader who seeks deeper understanding of Ayn Rand's marvellous novel.' John B. Egger, Towson State University 'A collection of this type is long overdue. Edward Younkins has exhibited an impressive vision in assembling this extraordinary book just in time for the 50th anniversary of Ayn Rand's masterpiece.' Lew Rockwell, Ludwig von Mises Institute 'Atlas Shrugged has been called the most important novel of ideas since War and Peace. Now, more than 20 years after Ayn Rand's death, she and her great book are beginning to get the scholarly attention they deserve. This Companion is a fine example of that.' David Boaz, Cato Institute 'My eyes were opened further by a new book, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion, edited by Edward W. Younkins, which collects thirty-six essays from a variety of contributors offering literary, philosophical, economic, historical, and personal insights on Rand's great novel. First and foremost I should note that, for an anthology from an academic press, this was a surprisingly fast and fun read. The book's essays are short (mostly around ten pages) and readily comprehensible by any reasonably intelligent person. The only prerequisite to understanding the volume (other than an active mind) is Atlas Shrugged itself-and even that is nicely synopsized by Younkins at the outset. And while the essays are substantive and scholarly, one can also see and feel the joy most of the authors take in discussing one of their favorite books. Their enthusiasm rubs off as they provide the reader with even more reasons to appreciate Atlas Shrugged.' The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies : About the Author: Edward Younkins is one of the leading scholars on the works of Ayn Rand in the world. He is the author of 'Capitalism and Commerce' and 'Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand and Beyond'. Size: 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm. 416 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0754655334. ISBN/EAN: 9780754655336. Hardcover X130-1497 1.00 
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Ballads Old & New : Selected And Edited For School Use With Glossary, &c, Cotterill [Edited By], H B
26 Cotterill [Edited By], H B
Ballads Old & New : Selected And Edited For School Use With Glossary, &c
UK Macmillan
Reprint Softcover Good Condition 6.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches 
Selected And Edited For School Use With Glossary, &c [COMPLETE WITH PARTS I & II]. Dated 1923 & 1921 respectively. From the English Literature Series For Schools Series. Books - in Good card covers - some marking to the covers and light creasing and rubbing to the extreme edges and extreme corners. Contents, previous owner's inscriptions otherwise clean and tightly bound. Size: 6.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches. "x, x, 121, 107, 3 & 5 page catalogues to rear". Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; Paperback F136-1249 0.25 
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Beauty and the Critic: Aesthetics in an Age of Cultural Studies b., etc. (Editor)
27 etc. (Editor)
Beauty and the Critic: Aesthetics in an Age of Cultural Studies b.
UK The University of Alabama Press
1997 0817308717 / 9780817308711 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 15 x 2.3 x 23.1 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: This call to restore a sense of beauty to our culture will serveas a bellwether of the future of literary studies."Beauty and the Critic "brings together well-knownmembers of the literary academy to reassert the importance of "aestheticcriticism" and the treatment of literature as art.The contributors are responding to what the editor calls"the banality of partisanship of literary criticism in this country."The common focus is a shared suspicion of critics who are only interestedin reducing authors and their works to ideological elements, thereby mostlyignoring what makes their writings distinctive as works of art. This focus, however, by no means represents a curmudgeonly reaction or a united front.Indeed, the collection's strength is precisely its rich diversity evenas the contributors struggle with familiar problems in contemporary criticism, including the problem of the increasing distance between the language ofthe professoriate and the language of the general reader. This collection of essays by its very nature does notpresent a solution to the problem but demonstrates that critics still havemany ways to approach literature that attend to its peculiar idiom andits distinctive achievement. The essays suggest that the profession ofliterature is undergoing a sea change, not necessarily for the better, and that popular models of interpretation have become rote, shopworn conventions--techniquesthat replace thought rather than express it. James Soderholm and his colleaguesinvite us to restore a sense of beauty and a sense of dignity to the studyof literature. : Review: "This is a timely collection of essays, presented just as the poststructuralist "hermeneutics of suspicion" is itself coming under suspicion. The richly diverse approaches represented here all return us, with the benefit of modern critical hindsight, to the "aesthetic question" that still lies at the heart of experiencing literature." Dwight Eddins, The University of Alabama" Size: 15 x 2.3 x 23.1 cm. 256 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0817308717. ISBN/EAN: 9780817308711. Hardcover B198-1065 1.00 
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Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life, Greenberg, Michael
28 Greenberg, Michael
Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life
UK Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1408809516 / 9781408809518 Softcover Very Good Condition 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: In Beg, Borrow, Steal Michael Greenberg regales us with his wry and vivid take on the life of a writer of little means trying to practise his craft or simply stay alive. He finds himself doctoring doomed movie scripts; selling cosmetics from an ironing board in front of a women's department store; writing about golf, a game he has never played; and botching his debut as a waiter in a posh restaurant.: Central characters include Michael's father, whose prediction that Michael's 'scribbling' wouldn't get him on the subway almost came true; his artistic first wife, whom he met in a Greenwich Village high school; and their son who grew up on the Lower East Side, fluent in the language of the street. Then there are Greenberg's unexpected encounters: a Holocaust survivor who, on his deathbed, tries to leave Michael his fortune; a repentant communist who confesses his sins; a man who becomes a woman; a Chilean film-maker in search of his past; and rats who behave like humans and cease to live underground.: Hilarious and bittersweet, Greenberg's stories invite us into a world where the familial, the literary, the tragic and the mundane not only speak to one another, but deeply enjoy the exchange. : Review: 'Michael Greenberg, a native New Yorker, loves the city as a child loves a parent, and in its honour he has put together a collection of tightly written, incisive chapters, each another tessera or tile in a big mosaic ... Michael Greenberg is an acute observer' (Edmund White, New York Times): 'Greenberg is a poet of New York, evoking in these fleeting pieces the city in all its scuffed and squalid grandeur' (Washington Post): 'They are short snapshots of memoir, beautifully observed ... This is the perfect bedside book split, as it is, into neat insomniac chunks' (Scott Pack, Me and My Big Mouth): 'Imagine The Talk of the Town as if written by Dostoyevsky' (New York Times Book Review) : Book Description: An unusual and captivating memoir by the acclaimed author of Hurry Down Sunshine Size: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm. 240 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1408809516. ISBN/EAN: 9781408809518. Paperback F245-1256 1.00 
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Beowulf (Readers Guides to Essential Criticism)., George, Jodi-Anne
29 George, Jodi-Anne
Beowulf (Readers Guides to Essential Criticism).
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2010 1403991286 / 9781403991287 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition 15.2 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm 
Available Now. Misisng Dustcover. Book Description: Of unknown authorship, Beowulf is an Old English epic poem which incites contentious debate and has been endlessly interpreted over the centuries. This Reader's Guide provides a much-needed overview of the large body of Beowulf criticism, moving from eighteenth-century reactions to twenty-first-century responses. Jodi-Ann George:: * charts the changes in critical trends and theoretical approaches applied to the poem: * includes discussion of J. R. R. Tolkein's pioneering 1936 lecture on Beowulf , and Seamus Heaney's recent translation: * analyses Beowulf in popular culture, addressing the poem's life in film versions, graphic novels, music and comics.: Clear and engaging, this is an indispensable introductory guide to a widely-studied and enigmatic work which continues to fascinate readers everywhere.: Book Description: An essential overview of the large body of criticism surrounding the widely-studied Old English poem 'Beowulf', moving from eighteenth-century reactions to twenty-first-century critical responses : About the Author: JODI-ANNE GEORGE is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee, UK, where she also runs the JOOT Theatre Company. She has published widely on early drama, Anglo-Saxon poetry and the Pre-Raphaelites, and her previous publications include the volume on Geoffrey Chaucer: The General Prologue which is also in the Readers' Guides series. Size: 15.2 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm. 200 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1403991286. ISBN/EAN: 9781403991287. Hardcover B199-1030 1.00 
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Beowulf (Readers Guides to Essential Criticism)., George, Jodi-Anne
30 George, Jodi-Anne
Beowulf (Readers Guides to Essential Criticism).
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2010 1403991286 / 9781403991287 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition 15.2 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm 
190 Pages. Book Description: Of unknown authorship, Beowulf is an Old English epic poem which incites contentious debate and has been endlessly interpreted over the centuries. This Reader's Guide provides a much-needed overview of the large body of Beowulf criticism, moving from eighteenth-century reactions to twenty-first-century responses. Jodi-Ann George: * charts the changes in critical trends and theoretical approaches applied to the poem: * includes discussion of J. R. R. Tolkein's pioneering 1936 lecture on Beowulf , and Seamus Heaney's recent translation: * analyses Beowulf in popular culture, addressing the poem's life in film versions, graphic novels, music and comics.: Clear and engaging, this is an indispensable introductory guide to a widely-studied and enigmatic work which continues to fascinate readers everywhere.: Book Description: An essential overview of the large body of criticism surrounding the widely-studied Old English poem 'Beowulf', moving from eighteenth-century reactions to twenty-first-century critical responses : About the Author: JODI-ANNE GEORGE is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee, UK, where she also runs the JOOT Theatre Company. She has published widely on early drama, Anglo-Saxon poetry and the Pre-Raphaelites, and her previous publications include the volume on Geoffrey Chaucer: The General Prologue which is also in the Readers' Guides series. Size: 15.2 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm. 200 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1403991286. ISBN/EAN: 9781403991287. Hardcover X132-1512 1.00 
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Between the Angle and the Curve : Mapping Gender, Race, Space, and Identity in Willa Cather and Toni Morrison, Russell, Danielle
31 Russell, Danielle
Between the Angle and the Curve : Mapping Gender, Race, Space, and Identity in Willa Cather and Toni Morrison
UK Routledge
2006 0415976960 / 9780415976961 First Edition Hardcover New 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm 
240 Pages. NEW. In this study, Russell explores the ways in which Willa Cather and Toni Morrison subvert the textual expectations of gendered geography and push against the boundaries of the official canon. As Russell demonstrates, the unique depictions Cather and Morrison create of the American landscape challenge existing assertions about American fiction. Specifically, Russell argues that looking at the intimate connections between space, gender, race, and identity as they play out in the fiction of Cather and Morrison refutes the myth of a unified American landscape and thus opens up the territory of American fiction. Book Description: In this study, Russell explores the ways in which Willa Cather and Toni Morrison subvert the textual expectations of gendered geography and push against the boundaries of the official canon. As Russell demonstrates, the unique depictions Cather and Morrison create of the American landscape challenge existing assertions about American fiction. Specifically, Russell argues that looking at the intimate connections between space, gender, race, and identity as they play out in the fiction of Cather and Morrison refutes the myth of a unified American landscape and thus opens up the territory of American fiction. Size: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm. 240 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0415976960. ISBN/EAN: 9780415976961. Hardcover X125-1158 1.00 
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Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide: What to Read and What to Read Next, McLeish, Kenneth
32 McLeish, Kenneth
Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide: What to Read and What to Read Next
UK Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2003 0747572348 / 9780747572343 Softcover Very Good Condition 19.2 x 12.8 x 2.8 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: Any avid reader will understand the joy of finding an 'unputdownable' book, and will have asked themselves the question 'What next?' With 100,000 new books published each year in addition to the enormous wealth of literature already in print this can be a difficult question to answer. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide opens up the full spectrum of books, both time-honoured and contemporary, from Atwood to Zola, through Chatwin, Huxley, and Swift.At the end of each entry, a 'Read On' section directs readers to similar works by other authors. For the most influential works of literature, 'Pathways' lead readers to books with similar themes. For those new to English literature, there are 'Startpoints' for reading around nine main genres, including Biography, Crime, Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Travel. : Review: 'The essential Michelin Guide to the wild, uncharted world of contemporary (and twentieth-century) writing' Robert McCrum, Observer '... quirky, opinionated and occasionally passionate. On a first skim I found more than 50 titles I am now desperate to read... an inspiring reference for groups and individuals...' Times Educational Supplement 'This publication stands out for its wide coverage and imaginative recommendations. Beside canonical standards, Rennison leads readers down new paths, with their tastes satisfied beyond measure.' The Good Book Guide 'An updated, all-embracing vade mecum for browsers.' Daily Telegraph : About the Author: NICK RENNISON has worked as a bookseller, editor, and freelance writer. His publications include The Blue Plaque Guide to London (1999), Poets on Poets (1997), and the Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide to Crime Fiction (2003). Size: 19.2 x 12.8 x 2.8 cm. 352 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0747572348. ISBN/EAN: 9780747572343. Paperback F243-1153 1.00 
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Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide: What to Read and What to Read Next, Rennison, Nick
33 Rennison, Nick
Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide: What to Read and What to Read Next
UK Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2003 0747559333 / 9780747559337 Softcover Very Good Condition 12.9 x 19.8 cm 
Available Now. Size: 12.9 x 19.8 cm. 352 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0747559333. ISBN/EAN: 9780747559337. Paperback F243-1145 1.00 
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Breathing Underwater, Green, Julia
34 Green, Julia
Breathing Underwater
UK Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2012 1408819554 / 9781408819555 First Edition Softcover New 13.1 x 1.4 x 19.9 cm 
Available Now. Size: 13.1 x 1.4 x 19.9 cm. 224 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1408819554. ISBN/EAN: 9781408819555. Paperback F237-1238 1.00 
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British Romanticism and Continental Influences : Writing in an Age of Europhobia, Mortensen, Peter
35 Mortensen, Peter
British Romanticism and Continental Influences : Writing in an Age of Europhobia
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2004 1403915156 / 9781403915153 First Edition Hardcover New 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm 
248 Pages. During the 1790s and 1800s, cultural critics became convinced that Britain was being 'flooded', 'deluged' or 'inundated' by pernicious literary translations imported from the European Continent. Evoking a rhetoric of paranoid Europhobia, British wartime commentators routinely stigmatized popular foreign writers like BŁrger, Schiller, Kotzebue and Rousseau not merely as political dissenters, but as enemies of all civilization and ultimately as Satanic rebels against God. British Romanticism and Continental Influences discusses some first-generation Romantic writers' ambivalent responses to the scandalous products of European pre-Romanticism. Celebrated poets and novelists such as Words-worth, Coleridge, Scott and Austen vocally denounced Continental texts and writers for deliberately demoralizing vulnerable British readers. Yet, paradoxically, the same prominent figures (as well as a host of lesser names) also flirted dangerously with the foreign, borrowing paraphernalia from those non-British writers whose influence they claimed to counteract. This book centres on British Romantic writers' complex transactions with those outlandish texts which both attracted and repulsed them, and which they both imitated and revised. Confronted with the perceived abominations of illicit and non-conformist writing, Mortensen argues, the Romantic writers publicly distanced themselves from European sensationalism, even as they assimilated its conventions in their own discourse. Book Description: During the 1790s and 1800s, cultural critics became convinced that Britain was being "inundated" by pernicious literary translations imported from the European Continent. British Romanticism and Continental Influences discusses Romantic writers' complex and ambivalent responses to this threatening literary invasion. Confronted with foreign texts that seemed both attractive and repulsive, Mortensen argues, Romantic writers such as Wordsworth and Coleridge publicly distanced themselves from European sensationalism, even as they assimilated and revised its conventions in their own writing. : Review: 'This book will make an important contribution to the new wave of Romantic studies currently broadening the worldly contexts of Romanticism away from a narrowly conceived English nativism.' - Saree Makdisi, Professor of English, University of California : About the Author: PETER MORTENSEN was educated in Denmark and the US, and is currently Lecturer of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches modern British and American Literature. Size: 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm. 240 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1403915156. ISBN/EAN: 9781403915153. Hardcover X131-1170 1.00 
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British Romanticism and Continental Influences : Writing in an Age of Europhobia, Mortensen, Peter
36 Mortensen, Peter
British Romanticism and Continental Influences : Writing in an Age of Europhobia
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2004 1403915156 / 9781403915153 First Edition Hardcover New 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm 
During the 1790s and 1800s, cultural critics became convinced that Britain was being 'flooded', 'deluged' or 'inundated' by pernicious literary translations imported from the European Continent. Evoking a rhetoric of paranoid Europhobia, British wartime commentators routinely stigmatized popular foreign writers like BŁrger, Schiller, Kotzebue and Rousseau not merely as political dissenters, but as enemies of all civilization and ultimately as Satanic rebels against God. British Romanticism and Continental Influences discusses some first-generation Romantic writers' ambivalent responses to the scandalous products of European pre-Romanticism. Celebrated poets and novelists such as Words-worth, Coleridge, Scott and Austen vocally denounced Continental texts and writers for deliberately demoralizing vulnerable British readers. Yet, paradoxically, the same prominent figures (as well as a host of lesser names) also flirted dangerously with the foreign, borrowing paraphernalia from those non-British writers whose influence they claimed to counteract. This book centres on British Romantic writers' complex transactions with those outlandish texts which both attracted and repulsed them, and which they both imitated and revised. Confronted with the perceived abominations of illicit and non-conformist writing, Mortensen argues, the Romantic writers publicly distanced themselves from European sensationalism, even as they assimilated its conventions in their own discourse. Book Description: During the 1790s and 1800s, cultural critics became convinced that Britain was being "inundated" by pernicious literary translations imported from the European Continent. British Romanticism and Continental Influences discusses Romantic writers' complex and ambivalent responses to this threatening literary invasion. Confronted with foreign texts that seemed both attractive and repulsive, Mortensen argues, Romantic writers such as Wordsworth and Coleridge publicly distanced themselves from European sensationalism, even as they assimilated and revised its conventions in their own writing. : Review: 'This book will make an important contribution to the new wave of Romantic studies currently broadening the worldly contexts of Romanticism away from a narrowly conceived English nativism.' - Saree Makdisi, Professor of English, University of California : About the Author: PETER MORTENSEN was educated in Denmark and the US, and is currently Lecturer of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches modern British and American Literature. Size: 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm. 240 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1403915156. ISBN/EAN: 9781403915153. Hardcover X131-1044 1.00 
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British Romanticism and Continental Influences : Writing in an Age of Europhobia, Mortensen, Peter
37 Mortensen, Peter
British Romanticism and Continental Influences : Writing in an Age of Europhobia
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2004 1403915156 / 9781403915153 First Edition Hardcover New 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm 
NEW. During the 1790s and 1800s, cultural critics became convinced that Britain was being 'flooded', 'deluged' or 'inundated' by pernicious literary translations imported from the European Continent. Evoking a rhetoric of paranoid Europhobia, British wartime commentators routinely stigmatized popular foreign writers like BŁrger, Schiller, Kotzebue and Rousseau not merely as political dissenters, but as enemies of all civilization and ultimately as Satanic rebels against God. British Romanticism and Continental Influences discusses some first-generation Romantic writers' ambivalent responses to the scandalous products of European pre-Romanticism. Celebrated poets and novelists such as Words-worth, Coleridge, Scott and Austen vocally denounced Continental texts and writers for deliberately demoralizing vulnerable British readers. Yet, paradoxically, the same prominent figures (as well as a host of lesser names) also flirted dangerously with the foreign, borrowing paraphernalia from those non-British writers whose influence they claimed to counteract. This book centres on British Romantic writers' complex transactions with those outlandish texts which both attracted and repulsed them, and which they both imitated and revised. Confronted with the perceived abominations of illicit and non-conformist writing, Mortensen argues, the Romantic writers publicly distanced themselves from European sensationalism, even as they assimilated its conventions in their own discourse. Book Description: During the 1790s and 1800s, cultural critics became convinced that Britain was being "inundated" by pernicious literary translations imported from the European Continent. British Romanticism and Continental Influences discusses Romantic writers' complex and ambivalent responses to this threatening literary invasion. Confronted with foreign texts that seemed both attractive and repulsive, Mortensen argues, Romantic writers such as Wordsworth and Coleridge publicly distanced themselves from European sensationalism, even as they assimilated and revised its conventions in their own writing. : Review: 'This book will make an important contribution to the new wave of Romantic studies currently broadening the worldly contexts of Romanticism away from a narrowly conceived English nativism.' - Saree Makdisi, Professor of English, University of California : About the Author: PETER MORTENSEN was educated in Denmark and the US, and is currently Lecturer of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches modern British and American Literature. Size: 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm. 240 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1403915156. ISBN/EAN: 9781403915153. Hardcover X123-1169 1.00 
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British Women Writers and the Profession of Literary Criticism, 1789-1832, Waters, Mary
38 Waters, Mary
British Women Writers and the Profession of Literary Criticism, 1789-1832
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2004 1403936269 / 9781403936264 First Edition Hardcover New 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm 
240 Pages. Proposing a new model for the history and development of literary criticism in England, British Women Writers and the Profession of Literary Criticism, 1789-1832 argues that while British literary culture became increasingly commercial and middle-class, women literary critics found unprecedented opportunities for professionalism and public authority. Professional literary criticism allowed these women writers to influence issues of national concern - morality, both public and private, the nation's cultural heritage, the essential qualities of Britishness itself. Romantic-era women critics demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the constructed and contested nature of aesthetics and the role of aesthetics in shaping the culture at large. They show lively interest in the relationship between the author, the authorial persona and the reading audience. Underscoring the collaborative nature of literary production, the book engages debates about British Romantic period professionalism, the dynamics of print culture, the nascent consciousness of a reading public, nationalism, and the literary canon while establishing the existence of conscious professionalism among Romantic-era women writers. Book Description: This book examines professional literary criticism by Romantic-era British women to reveal that, while developing a conscious professionalism, women literary critics helped to shape the aesthetic models that defined Romantic literary values and made the British literary heritage a source of national pride. Women critics understood the contested nature of aesthetics and the public implications of aesthetic values on questions such as morality, both public and private, the nation's cultural heritage, even the essential qualities of Britishness itself. : Review: 'This is a remarkable, landmark study in the field of literary scholarship. There has never been anything quite like it, and what it has to offer is badly needed. Not only will it forever alter the way we see the careers of the particular women reviewers under discussion (Anna Letitia Barbauld, Elizabeth Inchbald, Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Moody and Harriet Martineau), but, more significantly, it will transform the way we view the history and development of literary criticism in England... This important contribution to the field of English Romantic studies brings to the fore the collaborative nature of literary production.' - Paula R. Feldman, C. Wallace Martin Professor of English, University of South Carolina : About the Author: MARY A. WATERS is Assistant Professor at Wichita State University, Kansas, USA. Her previous publications include articles in Eighteenth-Century Studies and Nineteenth-Century Studies. Size: 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm. 236 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1403936269. ISBN/EAN: 9781403936264. Hardcover X132-1047 1.00 
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British Women Writers and the Profession of Literary Criticism, 1789-1832, Waters, Mary
39 Waters, Mary
British Women Writers and the Profession of Literary Criticism, 1789-1832
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2004 1403936269 / 9781403936264 First Edition Hardcover New 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm 
Proposing a new model for the history and development of literary criticism in England, British Women Writers and the Profession of Literary Criticism, 1789-1832 argues that while British literary culture became increasingly commercial and middle-class, women literary critics found unprecedented opportunities for professionalism and public authority. Professional literary criticism allowed these women writers to influence issues of national concern - morality, both public and private, the nation's cultural heritage, the essential qualities of Britishness itself. Romantic-era women critics demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the constructed and contested nature of aesthetics and the role of aesthetics in shaping the culture at large. They show lively interest in the relationship between the author, the authorial persona and the reading audience. Underscoring the collaborative nature of literary production, the book engages debates about British Romantic period professionalism, the dynamics of print culture, the nascent consciousness of a reading public, nationalism, and the literary canon while establishing the existence of conscious professionalism among Romantic-era women writers. Book Description: This book examines professional literary criticism by Romantic-era British women to reveal that, while developing a conscious professionalism, women literary critics helped to shape the aesthetic models that defined Romantic literary values and made the British literary heritage a source of national pride. Women critics understood the contested nature of aesthetics and the public implications of aesthetic values on questions such as morality, both public and private, the nation's cultural heritage, even the essential qualities of Britishness itself. : Review: 'This is a remarkable, landmark study in the field of literary scholarship. There has never been anything quite like it, and what it has to offer is badly needed. Not only will it forever alter the way we see the careers of the particular women reviewers under discussion (Anna Letitia Barbauld, Elizabeth Inchbald, Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Moody and Harriet Martineau), but, more significantly, it will transform the way we view the history and development of literary criticism in England... This important contribution to the field of English Romantic studies brings to the fore the collaborative nature of literary production.' - Paula R. Feldman, C. Wallace Martin Professor of English, University of South Carolina : About the Author: MARY A. WATERS is Assistant Professor at Wichita State University, Kansas, USA. Her previous publications include articles in Eighteenth-Century Studies and Nineteenth-Century Studies. Size: 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm. 236 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1403936269. ISBN/EAN: 9781403936264. Hardcover X131-1163 1.00 
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British Women Writers and the Profession of Literary Criticism, 1789-1832, Waters, Mary
40 Waters, Mary
British Women Writers and the Profession of Literary Criticism, 1789-1832
UK Palgrave Macmillan
2004 1403936269 / 9781403936264 First Edition Hardcover New 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm 
Proposing a new model for the history and development of literary criticism in England, British Women Writers and the Profession of Literary Criticism, 1789-1832 argues that while British literary culture became increasingly commercial and middle-class, women literary critics found unprecedented opportunities for professionalism and public authority. Professional literary criticism allowed these women writers to influence issues of national concern - morality, both public and private, the nation's cultural heritage, the essential qualities of Britishness itself. Romantic-era women critics demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the constructed and contested nature of aesthetics and the role of aesthetics in shaping the culture at large. They show lively interest in the relationship between the author, the authorial persona and the reading audience. Underscoring the collaborative nature of literary production, the book engages debates about British Romantic period professionalism, the dynamics of print culture, the nascent consciousness of a reading public, nationalism, and the literary canon while establishing the existence of conscious professionalism among Romantic-era women writers. Book Description: This book examines professional literary criticism by Romantic-era British women to reveal that, while developing a conscious professionalism, women literary critics helped to shape the aesthetic models that defined Romantic literary values and made the British literary heritage a source of national pride. Women critics understood the contested nature of aesthetics and the public implications of aesthetic values on questions such as morality, both public and private, the nation's cultural heritage, even the essential qualities of Britishness itself. : Review: 'This is a remarkable, landmark study in the field of literary scholarship. There has never been anything quite like it, and what it has to offer is badly needed. Not only will it forever alter the way we see the careers of the particular women reviewers under discussion (Anna Letitia Barbauld, Elizabeth Inchbald, Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Moody and Harriet Martineau), but, more significantly, it will transform the way we view the history and development of literary criticism in England... This important contribution to the field of English Romantic studies brings to the fore the collaborative nature of literary production.' - Paula R. Feldman, C. Wallace Martin Professor of English, University of South Carolina : About the Author: MARY A. WATERS is Assistant Professor at Wichita State University, Kansas, USA. Her previous publications include articles in Eighteenth-Century Studies and Nineteenth-Century Studies. Size: 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm. 236 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1403936269. ISBN/EAN: 9781403936264. Hardcover X131-1108 1.00 
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Cat's Whisker, Gross, Philip
41 Gross, Philip
Cat's Whisker
UK Faber & Faber
1987 0571148956 / 9780571148950 Softcover Very Good Condition 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm 
Available Now. Size: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm. 76 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0571148956. ISBN/EAN: 9780571148950. Paperback F245-1034 1.00 
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Catastrophic Chords, Beggs, Marck L.
42 Beggs, Marck L.
Catastrophic Chords
UK Salmon Poetry
1903392896 / 9781903392898 First Edition Softcover New 0.6 x 12.7 x 20.3 cm 
Available Now. Book Description: In his third collection, Marck L. Beggs puts forth his most thematically developed work yet. While the first part of the book comprises a series of musically oriented poems about relationships and loss, the second part concerns itself with an extended dialogue between Henry David Thoreau and Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber. Catastrophic Chords intends to appeal to the reader's sense of duality and paradox. While the Arkansas Review declared that his "second collection of poetry, Libido Caf?, further positions him as one of Arkansas' most compelling contemporary poets, this new collection hopes to make good on that promise.: About the Author: Marck L. Beggs earned his Ph.D. from the University of Denver, his M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College, and currently is a professor and graduate dean at Henderson State University. Mostly, though, he lives a simple life in a cabin by a pond in Arkansas, sort of like Thoreau with technology. He is the author of Libido Caf? (Salmon Poetry, 2004) and Godworm (1995). His folk-rock band, dog gods, released their debut CD in 2008. Beggs also edits an online journal devoted to Arkansas writers, the Arkansas Literary Forum. Size: 0.6 x 12.7 x 20.3 cm. 64 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 3. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1903392896. ISBN/EAN: 9781903392898. Paperback F238-1022 1.00 
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Catharine Trotter's the Adventures of a Young Lady and Other Works Pt. 4,Vol.1 : Printed Writings 1641-1700: Series II, Kelley, Anne
43 Kelley, Anne
Catharine Trotter's the Adventures of a Young Lady and Other Works Pt. 4,Vol.1 : Printed Writings 1641-1700: Series II
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
2006 0754609677 / 9780754609674 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition 1.9 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm 
"This unique volume collects together all the writings of Catharine Trotter printed before 1701. It includes a novella, ""The Adventures of a Young Lady"" (1693); two performed tragedies, ""Agnes de Castro"" (1696) and ""Fatal Friendship"" (1698); 'Calliope: The Heroick Muse' from 'The Nine Muses' (1700), a collection of poems by women on the death of John Dryden; and two poems printed with plays by other female playwrights: ‚To Mrs. Manley‚. By the Author of Agnes de Castro from Delarivier Manley's 'The Royal Mischief' (1696) and Epilogue: Written by Mrs. Trotter. Spoken by Miss Porter from Mary Pix's 'Queen Catharine' (1698). Catharine Trotter joined the London literary scene after the death of her father and from 1693 to 1706 she was one of a number of women poets and playwrights, including Mary Pix, Delarivier Manley, and a still unidentified 'Ariadne', who supported each other and seized the opportunity to publish when it was marginally more acceptable for women to engage in public literary activities. The major theme explored in these early works is the moral strength and rationality of women, particularly in the face of male passion and aggression. She also stresses female friendship and solidarity over sexual love, and explores the social and political need for absolute moral values. Anne Kelley's introductory note to this volume discusses the history, content and context of Catharine Trotter's early works as well as providing an interesting biographical introduction to the writer herself." "Book Description: This unique volume collects together all the writings of Catharine Trotter printed before 1701. It includes a novella, ""The Adventures of a Young Lady"" (1693); two performed tragedies, ""Agnes de Castro"" (1696) and ""Fatal Friendship"" (1698); 'Calliope: The Heroick Muse' from 'The Nine Muses' (1700), a collection of poems by women on the death of John Dryden; and two poems printed with plays by other female playwrights: ?To Mrs. Manley?. By the Author of Agnes de Castro from Delarivier Manley's 'The Royal Mischief' (1696) and Epilogue: Written by Mrs. Trotter. Spoken by Miss Porter from Mary Pix's 'Queen Catharine' (1698). Catharine Trotter joined the London literary scene after the death of her father and from 1693 to 1706 she was one of a number of women poets and playwrights, including Mary Pix, Delarivier Manley, and a still unidentified 'Ariadne', who supported each other and seized the opportunity to publish when it was marginally more acceptable for women to engage in public literary activities. The major theme explored in these early works is the moral strength and rationality of women, particularly in the face of male passion and aggression. She also stresses female friendship and solidarity over sexual love, and explores the social and political need for absolute moral values. Anne Kelley's introductory note to this volume discusses the history, content and context of Catharine Trotter's early works as well as providing an interesting biographical introduction to the writer herself. : About the Author: Anne Kelley is from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She is the author of Catharine Trotter: An Early Modern Writer in the Vanguard of Feminism (Ashgate 2002)." Size: 1.9 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm. 280 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0754609677. ISBN/EAN: 9780754609674. Hardcover X103-1054 1.00 
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Catharine Trotter's the Adventures of a Young Lady and Other Works Pt. 4,Vol.1 : Printed Writings 1641-1700: Series II, Kelley, Anne
44 Kelley, Anne
Catharine Trotter's the Adventures of a Young Lady and Other Works Pt. 4,Vol.1 : Printed Writings 1641-1700: Series II
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
2006 0754609677 / 9780754609674 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition 1.9 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm 
Front and back cover very lightly marked. This unique volume collects together all the writings of Catharine Trotter printed before 1701. It includes a novella, "The Adventures of a Young Lady" (1693); two performed tragedies, "Agnes de Castro" (1696) and "Fatal Friendship" (1698); 'Calliope: The Heroick Muse' from 'The Nine Muses' (1700), a collection of poems by women on the death of John Dryden; and two poems printed with plays by other female playwrights: ‚To Mrs. Manley‚. By the Author of Agnes de Castro from Delarivier Manley's 'The Royal Mischief' (1696) and Epilogue: Written by Mrs. Trotter. Spoken by Miss Porter from Mary Pix's 'Queen Catharine' (1698). Catharine Trotter joined the London literary scene after the death of her father and from 1693 to 1706 she was one of a number of women poets and playwrights, including Mary Pix, Delarivier Manley, and a still unidentified 'Ariadne', who supported each other and seized the opportunity to publish when it was marginally more acceptable for women to engage in public literary activities. The major theme explored in these early works is the moral strength and rationality of women, particularly in the face of male passion and aggression. She also stresses female friendship and solidarity over sexual love, and explores the social and political need for absolute moral values. Anne Kelley's introductory note to this volume discusses the history, content and context of Catharine Trotter's early works as well as providing an interesting biographical introduction to the writer herself. Book Description: This unique volume collects together all the writings of Catharine Trotter printed before 1701. It includes a novella, "The Adventures of a Young Lady" (1693); two performed tragedies, "Agnes de Castro" (1696) and "Fatal Friendship" (1698); 'Calliope: The Heroick Muse' from 'The Nine Muses' (1700), a collection of poems by women on the death of John Dryden; and two poems printed with plays by other female playwrights: ?To Mrs. Manley?. By the Author of Agnes de Castro from Delarivier Manley's 'The Royal Mischief' (1696) and Epilogue: Written by Mrs. Trotter. Spoken by Miss Porter from Mary Pix's 'Queen Catharine' (1698). Catharine Trotter joined the London literary scene after the death of her father and from 1693 to 1706 she was one of a number of women poets and playwrights, including Mary Pix, Delarivier Manley, and a still unidentified 'Ariadne', who supported each other and seized the opportunity to publish when it was marginally more acceptable for women to engage in public literary activities. The major theme explored in these early works is the moral strength and rationality of women, particularly in the face of male passion and aggression. She also stresses female friendship and solidarity over sexual love, and explores the social and political need for absolute moral values. Anne Kelley's introductory note to this volume discusses the history, content and context of Catharine Trotter's early works as well as providing an interesting biographical introduction to the writer herself. : About the Author: Anne Kelley is from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She is the author of Catharine Trotter: An Early Modern Writer in the Vanguard of Feminism (Ashgate 2002). Size: 1.9 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm. 280 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0754609677. ISBN/EAN: 9780754609674. Hardcover X107-1241 1.00 
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Catharine Trotter's the Adventures of a Young Lady and Other Works Pt. 4,Vol.1 : Printed Writings 1641-1700: Series II, Kelley, Anne
45 Kelley, Anne
Catharine Trotter's the Adventures of a Young Lady and Other Works Pt. 4,Vol.1 : Printed Writings 1641-1700: Series II
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
2006 0754609677 / 9780754609674 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition 1.9 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm 
289 Pages. This unique volume collects together all the writings of Catharine Trotter printed before 1701. It includes a novella, "The Adventures of a Young Lady" (1693); two performed tragedies, "Agnes de Castro" (1696) and "Fatal Friendship" (1698); 'Calliope: The Heroick Muse' from 'The Nine Muses' (1700), a collection of poems by women on the death of John Dryden; and two poems printed with plays by other female playwrights: ‚To Mrs. Manley‚. By the Author of Agnes de Castro from Delarivier Manley's 'The Royal Mischief' (1696) and Epilogue: Written by Mrs. Trotter. Spoken by Miss Porter from Mary Pix's 'Queen Catharine' (1698). Catharine Trotter joined the London literary scene after the death of her father and from 1693 to 1706 she was one of a number of women poets and playwrights, including Mary Pix, Delarivier Manley, and a still unidentified 'Ariadne', who supported each other and seized the opportunity to publish when it was marginally more acceptable for women to engage in public literary activities. The major theme explored in these early works is the moral strength and rationality of women, particularly in the face of male passion and aggression. She also stresses female friendship and solidarity over sexual love, and explores the social and political need for absolute moral values. Anne Kelley's introductory note to this volume discusses the history, content and context of Catharine Trotter's early works as well as providing an interesting biographical introduction to the writer herself. Book Description: This unique volume collects together all the writings of Catharine Trotter printed before 1701. It includes a novella, "The Adventures of a Young Lady" (1693); two performed tragedies, "Agnes de Castro" (1696) and "Fatal Friendship" (1698); 'Calliope: The Heroick Muse' from 'The Nine Muses' (1700), a collection of poems by women on the death of John Dryden; and two poems printed with plays by other female playwrights: ?To Mrs. Manley?. By the Author of Agnes de Castro from Delarivier Manley's 'The Royal Mischief' (1696) and Epilogue: Written by Mrs. Trotter. Spoken by Miss Porter from Mary Pix's 'Queen Catharine' (1698). Catharine Trotter joined the London literary scene after the death of her father and from 1693 to 1706 she was one of a number of women poets and playwrights, including Mary Pix, Delarivier Manley, and a still unidentified 'Ariadne', who supported each other and seized the opportunity to publish when it was marginally more acceptable for women to engage in public literary activities. The major theme explored in these early works is the moral strength and rationality of women, particularly in the face of male passion and aggression. She also stresses female friendship and solidarity over sexual love, and explores the social and political need for absolute moral values. Anne Kelley's introductory note to this volume discusses the history, content and context of Catharine Trotter's early works as well as providing an interesting biographical introduction to the writer herself. : About the Author: Anne Kelley is from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She is the author of Catharine Trotter: An Early Modern Writer in the Vanguard of Feminism (Ashgate 2002). Size: 1.9 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm. 280 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0754609677. ISBN/EAN: 9780754609674. Hardcover X115-1169 1.00 
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Centering the Self : Subjectivity, Society and Reading from Thomas Gray to Thomas Hardy, Newey, Professor Vincent
46 Newey, Professor Vincent
Centering the Self : Subjectivity, Society and Reading from Thomas Gray to Thomas Hardy
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
1995 1859281516 / 9781859281512 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm 
Foredges are a little marked. These essays focus primarily on the theme of selfhood and subjective experience in the poetry of the British Romantic period, and in the later poetry and novels that were its legacy. There are chapters on Gray, Cowper, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Byron, Hardy and George Eliot - writers who, though often having a strong interest in public affairs, all turned inwards to make trial of imagination and the individual life as sources of order and value against a background of cultural unsettlement. The book moves from the emergence of post-Enlightenment "psychological man" to the proto-modernist preoccupation with the self as "construct" in Byron and Hardy. The book also addresses such issues as the evolution of genres, the function and staus of the artist, links between literature and politics, and recent critiques of "Romantic ideology". "Existentialism" emerges as the fittest model of the human condition, stressing the necessity to create meaning in an impersonal world. Book Description: These essays focus primarily on the theme of selfhood and subjective experience in the poetry of the British Romantic period, and in the later poetry and novels that were its legacy. There are chapters on Gray, Cowper, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Byron, Hardy and George Eliot - writers who, though often having a strong interest in public affairs, all turned inwards to make trial of imagination and the individual life as sources of order and value against a background of cultural unsettlement. The book moves from the emergence of post-Enlightenment "psychological man" to the proto-modernist preoccupation with the self as "construct" in Byron and Hardy. The book also addresses such issues as the evolution of genres, the function and staus of the artist, links between literature and politics, and recent critiques of "Romantic ideology". "Existentialism" emerges as the fittest model of the human condition, stressing the necessity to create meaning in an impersonal world. Size: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm. 300 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1859281516. ISBN/EAN: 9781859281512. Hardcover X129-1290 1.00 
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Centering the Self : Subjectivity, Society and Reading from Thomas Gray to Thomas Hardy, Newey, Professor Vincent
47 Newey, Professor Vincent
Centering the Self : Subjectivity, Society and Reading from Thomas Gray to Thomas Hardy
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
1995 1859281516 / 9781859281512 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Very Good 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm 
273 Pages. Edges are a little marked. These essays focus primarily on the theme of selfhood and subjective experience in the poetry of the British Romantic period, and in the later poetry and novels that were its legacy. There are chapters on Gray, Cowper, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Byron, Hardy and George Eliot - writers who, though often having a strong interest in public affairs, all turned inwards to make trial of imagination and the individual life as sources of order and value against a background of cultural unsettlement. The book moves from the emergence of post-Enlightenment "psychological man" to the proto-modernist preoccupation with the self as "construct" in Byron and Hardy. The book also addresses such issues as the evolution of genres, the function and staus of the artist, links between literature and politics, and recent critiques of "Romantic ideology". "Existentialism" emerges as the fittest model of the human condition, stressing the necessity to create meaning in an impersonal world. Book Description: These essays focus primarily on the theme of selfhood and subjective experience in the poetry of the British Romantic period, and in the later poetry and novels that were its legacy. There are chapters on Gray, Cowper, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Byron, Hardy and George Eliot - writers who, though often having a strong interest in public affairs, all turned inwards to make trial of imagination and the individual life as sources of order and value against a background of cultural unsettlement. The book moves from the emergence of post-Enlightenment "psychological man" to the proto-modernist preoccupation with the self as "construct" in Byron and Hardy. The book also addresses such issues as the evolution of genres, the function and staus of the artist, links between literature and politics, and recent critiques of "Romantic ideology". "Existentialism" emerges as the fittest model of the human condition, stressing the necessity to create meaning in an impersonal world. Size: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.8 cm. 300 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1859281516. ISBN/EAN: 9781859281512. Hardcover X130-1422 1.00 
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Challenging Theory : Disciplines after Deconstruction. Studies in European Cultural Transition, Burgass, Catherine
48 Burgass, Catherine
Challenging Theory : Disciplines after Deconstruction. Studies in European Cultural Transition
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
1999 184014680X / 9781840146806 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Fine 1.9 x 16.5 x 32.4 cm 
"The author addresses the influence of poststructuralism on literary studies studies in Britain and America, focusing on the theory of deconstruction as developed by Jacques Derrida. The book redresses common misinterpretations and assesses arguments for the ""collapse"" of disciplinary boundaries. The first section of the book discusses textual differences and the ways in which these may dissolve and reform according to different cultural contexts. The practical issues associated with teaching literature and literary theory in universities are examined in the second part of the book, while the third highlights some of the more invidious claims of literary theorists and questions the value of metaphysical analysis as a tool for political critique. The book tackles a debate which lies at the heart of humanities teaching. It illuminates the impact on academia of the work of critical theorists since the 1960s, and provides a platform for future reassessment of the relationships between literature, philosophy and theory." "Book Description: The author addresses the influence of poststructuralism on literary studies studies in Britain and America, focusing on the theory of deconstruction as developed by Jacques Derrida. The book redresses common misinterpretations and assesses arguments for the ""collapse"" of disciplinary boundaries. The first section of the book discusses textual differences and the ways in which these may dissolve and reform according to different cultural contexts. The practical issues associated with teaching literature and literary theory in universities are examined in the second part of the book, while the third highlights some of the more invidious claims of literary theorists and questions the value of metaphysical analysis as a tool for political critique. The book tackles a debate which lies at the heart of humanities teaching. It illuminates the impact on academia of the work of critical theorists since the 1960s, and provides a platform for future reassessment of the relationships between literature, philosophy and theory." Size: 1.9 x 16.5 x 32.4 cm. 190 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 184014680X. ISBN/EAN: 9781840146806. Hardcover X119-1068 1.00 
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Challenging Theory : Disciplines after Deconstruction. Studies in European Cultural Transition, Burgass, Catherine
49 Burgass, Catherine
Challenging Theory : Disciplines after Deconstruction. Studies in European Cultural Transition
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
1999 184014680X / 9781840146806 First Edition Hardcover Fine Condition Fine 1.9 x 16.5 x 32.4 cm 
190 Pages. The author addresses the influence of poststructuralism on literary studies studies in Britain and America, focusing on the theory of deconstruction as developed by Jacques Derrida. The book redresses common misinterpretations and assesses arguments for the "collapse" of disciplinary boundaries. The first section of the book discusses textual differences and the ways in which these may dissolve and reform according to different cultural contexts. The practical issues associated with teaching literature and literary theory in universities are examined in the second part of the book, while the third highlights some of the more invidious claims of literary theorists and questions the value of metaphysical analysis as a tool for political critique. The book tackles a debate which lies at the heart of humanities teaching. It illuminates the impact on academia of the work of critical theorists since the 1960s, and provides a platform for future reassessment of the relationships between literature, philosophy and theory. Book Description: The author addresses the influence of poststructuralism on literary studies studies in Britain and America, focusing on the theory of deconstruction as developed by Jacques Derrida. The book redresses common misinterpretations and assesses arguments for the "collapse" of disciplinary boundaries. The first section of the book discusses textual differences and the ways in which these may dissolve and reform according to different cultural contexts. The practical issues associated with teaching literature and literary theory in universities are examined in the second part of the book, while the third highlights some of the more invidious claims of literary theorists and questions the value of metaphysical analysis as a tool for political critique. The book tackles a debate which lies at the heart of humanities teaching. It illuminates the impact on academia of the work of critical theorists since the 1960s, and provides a platform for future reassessment of the relationships between literature, philosophy and theory. Size: 1.9 x 16.5 x 32.4 cm. 190 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 184014680X. ISBN/EAN: 9781840146806. Hardcover X130-1138 1.00 
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Chaucer's Dream Visions : Courtliness and Individual Identity.  (Studies in European Cultural Transition), St.John, Michael
50 St.John, Michael
Chaucer's Dream Visions : Courtliness and Individual Identity. (Studies in European Cultural Transition)
UK Ashgate Publishing Limited
2000 0754601226 / 9780754601227 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 1.3 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm 
"400 Pages. Chaucer used the dream device to engage with the work of French and Italian authors and to explore the philosophical content of their poetry. His four dream visions therefore represent an important conduit through which the influence of European writers was received into English, enabling a profound transition in the way in which the ""self"" was conceptualized in medieval courtly literature. This study examines Chaucer's considered use of Aristotelian psychology to describe the mind of the courtly subject in its social context. The work shows that, by drawing upon Aristotelian psychology, derived from his reading of Boethius, Dante, and the other poets of the French court, Chaucer was able to articulate precisely those aspects of the courtly identity that are determined by language and empirical experience, and those which are transcendent of this determinism. A detailed engagement with the literature, language and behaviour of the court therefore takes place in the dream visions, which are a genuine exploration of individual subjectivity in its social context. The author of this volume demonstrates that the motivation for this exploration is a product of Chaucer's Christian beliefs and philosophical awareness." "Book Description: Chaucer used the dream device to engage with the work of French and Italian authors and to explore the philosophical content of their poetry. His four dream visions therefore represent an important conduit through which the influence of European writers was received into English, enabling a profound transition in the way in which the 'self' was conceptualized in medieval courtly literature. Chaucer's Dream Visions is the first book length study to examine the poet's considered use of Aristotelian psychology to describe the mind of the courtly subject in its social context. The study shows that by drawing upon Aristotelian psychology, derived from his reading of Boethius, Dante, and the poets of the French court, Chaucer was able to articulate precisely those aspects of the courtly identity that are determined by language and empirical experience, and those which are transcendent of this determinism. A detailed engagement with the literature, language, and behaviour of the court therefore takes place in the dream visions, which are a genuine exploration of individual subjectivity in its social context. The author of this volume demonstrates that the motivation for this exploration is a product of Chaucer's Christian beliefs and philosophical awareness. Chaucer's Dream Visions thus constitutes a major contribution to the debate concerning distinctions between medieval and early modern culture. : About the Author: Michael St John, University of Leicester, UK" Size: 1.3 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm. 400 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0754601226. ISBN/EAN: 9780754601227. Hardcover X110-1060 1.00 
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