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- 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...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
Lyrical Ballads was written under the joint collaboration of Wordsworth and Coleridge. It is believed to mark the foundation of the Romantic Movement in literature. The poets have picturesquely described the beauty of nature in detail. Imagination was a powerful force behind these poems. The poetic pieces profoundly effect and form a relation between... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 16.31
A story of surf, friendship and the long road to adulthood. ''There is a lot to like about this exciting road novel? Imagine Endless Summer as directed by David Lynch. Grant's vivid description of surfing action is awesome; likewise his ability to describe changing landscapes in a few strokes.''. Australian Bookseller & Publisher more...