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  • The Dragon Empressby Marina Warner

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.68

    From 1861 to 1908 a woman, the Empress Dowager Tz'u-hsi, born the daughter of a minor mandarin, held the supreme power in China. Opportunistic, ruthless, malicious, she ruled over four hundred million people. Marina Warner's biography lays bare her complex personality: her extreme conventionalism; her hatred of "foreigners"; her passion for power and... more...

  • Alone of All Her Sexby Marina Warner

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 43.99

    A polemical study about the most powerful divine woman in the history of the world. more...

  • Joan of Arcby Marina Warner

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    The fame of Joan of Arc began in her lifetime and, though it has dipped a little now and then, she has never vanished from view. Her image acts as a seismograph for the shifts and settlings of personal and political ideals: Joan of Arc is the heroine every movement has wanted as their figurehead. In France, anti-semitic, xenophobic, extreme right parties... more...

  • Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worldsby Marina Warner

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 31.99

    'Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds' explores stories of transformation, in poetry, fiction, and painting. Myths and tales of metamorphosis, from Leda and the swan to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, command great excitement and pleasure among readers, yet the idea of shape-changing threatens personal identity at a profound level. The book explores this paradox,... more...

  • Once Upon a Timeby Marina Warner

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 12.99

    In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner guides us through the rich world of fairy tale, from Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to Snow White and Pan's Labyrinth. Exploring pervasive themes of folklore, myth, the supernatural, imagination, and fantasy, Warner highlights the impact of the genre on human understanding, history, and culture. more...

  • Fly Away Homeby Marina Warner

    Salt Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 2.99

    A long-awaited new collection of Marina Warner’s short stories. Like her award-winning novels, Marina Warner's stories conjure up mysteries and wonders in a physical world, treading a delicate, magical line between the natural and the supernatural, between openness and fear. more...

  • Murderers I Have Knownby Marina Warner

    Random House 2010; US$ 11.27

    Like her award-winning novels, Marina Warner's stories conjure up mysteries and wonders in a physical world, treading a delicate, magical line between the natural and the supernatural, between openness and fear. In 'Natural Limits', a bereaved woman, contemplating the massacre of 11,000 virgins, comes to terms with the unimaginable. The title story... more...

  • Stranger Magicby Marina Warner

    Random House 2011; US$ 42.29

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 2012 WINNER OF THE TRUMAN CAPOTE AWARD 2013 WINNER OF THE SHEIKH ZAYED BOOK AWARD 2013 Magic is not simply a matter of the occult arts, but a whole way of thinking, of dreaming the impossible. The supreme fiction of magical thinking is the Arabian Nights , with its flying carpets, hidden treasure... more...

  • No Go the Bogeymanby Marina Warner

    Random House 2011; US$ 36.65

    Ogres and giants, bogeymen and bugaboos embody some of our deepest fears, dominating popular fiction, from tales such as 'Jack the Giant Killer' to the cannibal monster Hannibal Lecter, from the Titans of Greek mythology to the dinosaurs of JURASSIC PARK, from Frankenstein TO MEN IN BLACK. Following her brilliant study of fairy tales, FROM THE BEAST... more...

  • The Leto Bundleby Marina Warner

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    When a mummy in the Museum of Albion is unpacked it is found to contain a bundle of curious objects and documents which tell of the wanderings of an unknown woman, Leto. On the run, in a far-off era of civil strife, Leto gives birth to twins, shelters with wolves, survives in a desert stronghold as the lover of its commander, stows away on a ship... more...