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  • Marie-Antoinette and Count Fersenby Evelyn Farr

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99

    A new edition draws on fresh evidence from archive sources?including decoded secret correspondence?to peel back the layers of misinformation obscuring the Queen's great love affair and to reveal its impact on the destiny of the French Royal Family The tragic life of Marie-Antoinette, last Queen of France, has assumed almost mythical proportions.... more...

  • 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...

  • The Same Riverby Jaan Kaplinski

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    The first English translation of a major European literary figure and Nobel Prize nominee's most significant work of prose to date, this tense, cerebral, fascinating novel is the perfect introduction to Kaplinski   A semi-autobiographical Bildungsroman, set in the early 1960s, this novel narrates the efforts of Kaplinski's youthful alter... more...

  • The Hundred Daysby Joseph Roth

    Peter Owen Publishers 2011; US$ 9.99

    In the first English edition in 70 years of a lost classic by one of the great 20th century writers, Napoleon is seen from the point of view of a woman with whom his life is quietly intermingled   The story of Napoleon's last snatch at glory is framed both through the eyes of Bonaparte and his infatuated young laundress named Angelina—with rather... 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...