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  • Nina in Utopiaby Miranda Miller

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    A breathtakingly original novel of time travel, Bedlam, and a mad Victorian painter   London, 1854: Nina, the wife of an ambitious doctor, is heavily traumatized by the death of her young daughter and finds herself mysteriously transported 150 years into the future. A tourist in the 21st century, she believes she is witnessing a Utopia, with... more...

  • Iceby Anna Kavan

    Peter Owen Publishers 2006; US$ 12.99

    In this haunting and surreal novel, the narrator and a man known as the warden search for an elusive girl in a frozen, seemingly post-nuclear, apocalyptic landscape. The country has been invaded and is being governed by a secret organization. There is destruction everywhere; great walls of ice overrun the world. Together with the narrator, the reader... more...

  • The Dreaming Sexby Mike Ashley

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    Rare jewels of Victorian fiction highlight the fantastic contributions made by women writers in the early development of science fiction A selection of early science fiction short stories by women are collected  here, along with an introduction exploring the contributions women made in the early development of the field—in particular the different... more...

  • The Ice Palaceby Tarjei Vesaas; Elizabeth Rokkan

    Peter Owen Publishers 2009; US$ 12.99

    A new edition of what is commonly seen as the legendary Norwegian writer's masterpiece, this story tells the tale of Siss and Unn, two friends who have only spent one evening in each other's company. But so profound is this evening between them that when Unn inexplicably disappears, Siss's world is shattered. Siss's struggle with her fidelity to... more...

  • Circus Mania!by Douglas McPherson

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    A history of the circus from its origins in the Roman times, through its establishment in Western Europe, and to the modern day circus—absolutely diverse and captivating   Circuses have existed since Roman times, but centuries later, the circus world has never been more diverse and captivating, the global success of Cirque du Soleil testament... more...

  • Sophia of Hanoverby J. N. Duggan

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    The detailed memoirs and letters of a gifted and prolific chronicler provide an insider?s view of life for the top echelons of society in the 16th century   Sophia, Electress of Hanover (1630–1714), granddaughter of James I, and mother of George I, is best remembered as the link between the Houses of Stuart and Hanover. A true European, Sophia... more...

  • The Antichristby Joseph Roth; Richard Panchyk

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    Long out of print in English, this dizzying hybrid of novel, essay, and polemic has less to do with religion than with what Roth sees as the disintegrating moral fabric of the modern world   Written while Roth was in exile from Germany and his native Austria following the rise of Nazism, this work was composed in cafés across free Europe after... more...

  • The Seven Churchesby Milo? Urban

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    A bloody, atmospheric modern classic of crime literature and one of the most haunting and terrifying thrillers to come out of Europe in recent years   Written in the spirit of the sensational murder story and combined with a rich Gothic atmosphere, this tale, now translated into 11 languages, traces the steps of a killer through the seven cathedrals... more...

  • H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Lifeby Michael Sherborne

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 19.99

    An unlikely lothario, one of the most successful writers of his time, a figure at the heart of the age's political and artistic debates—H. G. Wells' life is a great story in its own right   When H. G. Wells left school in 1880 at 13 he seemed destined for obscurity—yet he defied expectations, becoming one of the most famous writers in... more...

  • Birdbrainby Johanna Sinisalo

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    From the author of the critically acclaimed Troll , the new novel from Johanna Sinisalo is full of her trademark style, surreal invention, and savage humor   Set in Australasia, this is the story of a young Finnish couple who have embarked on the hiking trip of a lifetime, with Heart of Darkness as their only reading matter. Conrad?s dark... more...