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  • The Beautifulby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    This book takes Beauty as already existing and enjoyed, and seeks to analyze and account for Beauty's existence and enjoyment. More strictly speaking, it analyzes and accounts for Beauty not inasmuch as existing in certain objects and processes, but rather as calling forth (and being called forth by) a particular group of mental activities and... more...

  • Euphorionby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The female writer and critic born Violet Paget rose to prominence using the pen name Vernon Lee. Over time, she came to be regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Italian Renaissance, and the engaging essays collected in Euphorion amply demonstrate her knowledge of and insight into Italian art and literature. more...

  • Renaissance Fancies and Studiesby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    A groundbreaking critic who also made a name for herself as a writer of supernatural fiction, Violet Paget, writing under the name Vernon Lee, applied her unique analytical lens to the aesthetic and cultural sensibilities of numerous eras over the course of her career. This collection brings together a series of essays and responses to an array of... more...

  • Hauntingsby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though she initially rose to acclaim with the publication of a series of critical works focusing on the Italian Renaissance, Violet Paget (who wrote under the pen name Vernon Lee) later turned to fiction as a creative outlet. The sophisticated, spare ghost stories collected in Hauntings are more akin to the tales of psychological suspense crafted by... more...

  • The Virgin of the Seven Daggersby Vernon Lee

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    He lusts and kills in equal measure. The brutal Don Juan ? an unrepentant sinner ? makes a pact with the Virgin of the Seven Daggers. He promises to forever proclaim her supreme beauty and asks that in return she save him from damnation. Emboldened by the deal and driven by insatiable greed, he embarks on a necromantic journey... more...

  • Make it Plainby Vernon Jr. Jordan; Lee A. Daniels

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 16.00

    The renowned author of the New York Times bestseller Vernon Can Read , on his best speeches and the great tradition of African American oratory more...

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