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- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
This long poem written by Scottish author James Thomson is a notable literary accomplishment on several levels. It offers a no-holds-barred account of the seedy underbelly of London's nightlife in the late nineteenth century that stands in sharp contrast to the more popular vision that was advanced in many other Victorian-era novels and poems.... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 54.00
Written in 1899-1900, Lord Jim is one of the key works of literary Modernism. A novel of immense power, it has never been out of print, attracting readers for over a century and variously influencing the development of twentieth-century fiction. This page-by-page transcription of the surviving manuscript and fragmentary typescript offers a privileged... more...
- The Floating Press 1921; US$ 3.99
Polish-born author Joseph Conrad is best known as one of the finest prose stylists ever to have written in English. In addition to producing such masterpieces as Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, Conrad also wrote prodigiously in his private life, producing a large body of correspondence. This fascinating collection brings together a large volume of... more...
- The Floating Press 1922; US$ 3.99
This play by prolific British author W. Somerset Maugham delves deeper into several subjects that preoccupied Maugham throughout his literary career: the way that our external environment can shape our personalities and choices, and the usually negative consequences that arise from the intermingling of two divergent cultural traditions. In the play,... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Religious poetry is a genre that has been around for thousands of years, but in the multi-part epic The Dawn and the Day, lawyer and writer Henry T. Niles adopted a novel approach, attempting to forge a theological and philosophical bridge between two seemingly incompatible belief systems, Christianity and Buddhism. Stirring and thought-provoking,... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
William Wordsworth is regarded as one of the most significant figures in the Western literary canon -- but his sister, Dorothy, was a skilled poet and diarist in her own right, as well, though she never sought the public acclaim that enveloped her brother's career. This fascinating biography probes the life and work of Dorothy Wordsworth, as well... more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51
In To the War Poets John Greening sends dispatches across the decades. In a sequence of verse letters he addresses the poets of the First World War directly, making connections yet always aware of distance: ‘No larks, / just the passing of traffic.? Greening explores ‘Englishness?, but also, in his translations from German poets, goes beyond it. From... more...
- Hammersmith Books Limited 2013; US$ 7.28
When TV producer Clin Ludlow is admitted to hospital for an operation, he expects to be home in 10 days. In the event he ends up staying for five months, nearly dying on several occasions, and contracting MRSA. More than nine years later he is still recovering from his experiences. In Shadows in Wonderland he tells his story, and takes a fascinating... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57
A sharp, dark comedy that explores the inescapable difference between feeling 19 and being 19. Lou is getting on with her life, carefree and without ties. But this abruptly comes to a halt when her 19-year-old goddaughter Minnie moves in to take up a place at university. Minnie?s arrival shines a harsh light into the corners of Lou?s life – revealing... more...
- Open Court 2013; US$ 19.95
Can superhuman Power be used for good or does its exercise always addict the user and end badly? Will nature rise in revolt against technology? Would we find everlasting life a bore and a burden? These are among the disturbing questions raised by Tolkien's enthralling epic of adventure, The Lord of the Rings . Tolkien himself hoped that his stories... more...