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  • How Novels Workby John Mullan

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 10.99

    This book draws on the author's column in The Guardian, 'Elements of Fiction'. Using examples from well-known recent novels, it examines the techniques by which fiction works. It will widen the vocabulary of anyone interested in contemporary fiction, not least by showing where it has elements in common with classic novels of the past. more...

  • What Matters in Jane Austen?by John Mullan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    From 'Is there Sex Before Marriage in Austen?' to 'Which important Austen characters never speak?' the Guardian Book Club columnist answers 21 apparently trivial questions that reveal deep and hidden truths about Jane Austen's fictional world more...

  • Land and Familyby John Mullan; Richard Britnell

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    With a special emphasis on the exchange of land between medieval servile tenantsespecially from the 13th century onwardthis scholarly examination of the peasant land market of the Middle Ages explores the identification of peasant families with particular lands to which they had a hereditary right. Using this theme to explore village life and showing... more...

  • Patronageby Maria Edgeworth; John Mullan

    Sort Of Books 2011; US$ 1.99

    About Patronage: She set out to write an adventurous soap opera about the trails and fortunes of two neighbouring families in Regency England. She ended with a searing critique of corruption within British public and private life and a rare insight into the opportunities available for young men making their way in Regency society. Praised as both entertaining... more...

  • Helenby Maria Edgeworth; John Mullan

    Sort Of Books 2011; US$ 1.88

    She was the bestselling author of Regency England. Admired by Jane Austen whose fame she eclipsed and dubbed 'Our Great Maria' by Sir Walter Scott. John Ruskin declared her work, 'The most re-readable in existence'. Isn't it time we started reading Maria Edgeworth? Written in 1834, Helen was the last and most psychologically powerful of Edgeworth's... more...

  • The Spireby William Golding; John Mullan

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 10.20

    '...the folly isn't mine. It's God's Folly. Even in the old days He never asked men to do what was reasonable. Men can do that for themselves. They can buy and sell, heal and govern. But then out of some deep place comes the command to do what makes no sense at all - to build a ship on dry land; to sit among the dunghills; to marry a whore; to set... more...

  • The Lives of the Poetsby Samuel Johnson; Roger Lonsdale; John Mullan

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 16.99

    The Lives of the Poets is one of the greatest works of English criticism, but also one of the most diverting. This is the only one-volume paperback edition to make available Johnson's most substantial Lives in unabridged form. Texts are drawn from Roger Lonsdale's authoritative complete edition, and introduced by John Mullan. more...

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