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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
The Story of My Heart is an inspiring and personal account of a soul's awakening. In this 1883 autobiography, naturalist and journalist Richard Jefferies describes his journey through abandoning his notions of past and future in favor of being in the present moment; the eternal Now. Freeing himself from ordinary limitations to perception, he uses... more...
- OUP Oxford 1995; US$ 8.99
`The Monk was so highly popular that it seemed to create an epoch in our literature', wrote Sir Walter Scott. Set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, The Monk is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The great struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads its main character, the monk... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 111.00
This new study seeks to explore the relations between reader and text across the span of Sheridan Le Fanu's career, placing his early work of the 1830s in context. Sage concentrates on the development in Le Fanu of hybrid forms, which mingle satire and comedy with Gothic horror, and also discusses the early work of Uncle Silas and Carmilla , giving... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00
This book explores the impact of Keats on authors and artists from 1821 to the end of the First World War. It examines the work of authors including Shelley, Browning and Thomas Hall Caine, and artists Holman Hunt and Rossetti. The study also includes tributes to Keats by women authors and artists such as Christina Rossetti and Jessie Marion King. more...
- University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 24.00
Charles Lamb, one of the most engaging personal essayists of all time, began publishing his unforgettable, entertaining Elia essays in the London Magazine in 1820; they were so immediately popular that a book-length collection was published in 1823. Inventing the persona of “Elia” allowed Lamb to be shockingly honest and to gain... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 14.57
Once called the greatest charlatan of his age, the Marquis was a fascinating Victorian 'renaissance man'. Born to an artistic family, he became a renowned poet and adventurer. A crack shot and excellent swordsman, the Marquis fought duels and has a seruies of high-profile love affairs. He joined Garibaldi during the unification of Italy and claimed... more...
- Seren 2013; US$ 13.11
More for Helen of Troy, Simon Mundy's new collection of poems from Seren, is suffused with the atmosphere of the landscapes that inspire him, the lush countryside of Powys, and a number of islands all over the world:Genada, Jamaica, Shetland, Italy. It is also deeply involved with many questions of desire: for the ideal of a beautiful woman, as 'Mermaid';... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 155.00
For many readers, John Keats's achievement is to have attainted a supreme poetic maturity at so young an age. Canonical poems of resignation and acceptance such as 'To Autumn' are traditionally seen as examples par excellence of this maturity. In this highly innovative study, however, Marggraf Turley examines how, for Keats, an insistence on 'boyishness'... more...