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- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78
Following the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns (1759-96), Patrick Scott Hogg presents the greatest of Scotland's poets within the true context of his times. Exploding the Burns myth, Robert Burns: The Patriot Bard replaces the ram-stam lad of popular cliché with the real, living Burns - a Scottish patriot of the heart, an idealist... more...
- The Floating Press 1824; US$ 3.99
In James Hogg 1824 novel Confessions of a Justified Sinner , a young man named Robert Wringhim, or sometimes Wringham, encounters a shape-shifting devil. Robert is told that he is one of a small group of people predestined for salvation, and this doppelganger demon convinces him to commit murder and other crimes. Part Gothic novel, part case study... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.00
Robert is a difficult and disturbed young man. He turns to his Calvinist faith for solace but finds it hard to get along with other people. After he falls in with the mysterious and charming Gil-Martin, his actions become more and more extreme. He convinces himself that he is one of the chosen few and that, therefore, all his actions are right and... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 13.11
Sylvie Simmons' fiction debut, Too Weird for Ziggy is a darkly comic collection of linked stories all set in the world of crass A & R men, fans mired in hero worship, and music stars perpetually on the verge of ego tantrum or outright crackup. From a pop goddess named Pussy who has a nervous breakdown, and is found hoarding her own hair and fingernail... more...
- Dedalus 2015; US$ 14.57
Magnus is a deeply moving and enigmatic novel about the Holocaust. It has been Sylvie Germain's most commercially successful novel in France. Magnus is a man searching for his own identity, who pieces together the complex puzzle of his life, which turns out to be closer to a painting by Edward Munch than the romantic tale of family heroism and self-sacrifice... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 176.00
Why do modern agricultural techniques, which are environmentally damaging, continue to be used? This path-breaking book seeks the answer to that question in an understanding of evolution of agricultural research in its cultural context. more...
- Soft Editions 2002; US$ 6.99
The Brownie of Bodsbeck is the first novel by James Hogg, one of Scotland's greatest writers. It is set in the late seventeenth century, at the end of the "Killing Times", when the religous reformers, the Covenanters, were mercilessly persecuted by the King's forces. The Brownie of Bodsbeck is the story of the farmer of Chapelhope farm in the Scottish... more...
- Soft Editions 2002; US$ 3.99
The darkest corners of eighteenth century Edinburgh play host to this tale of evil and depravity, which with it?s complexity and insight has astounded readers since it?s original publication in 1824. The story, which is split into two texts each giving a different account of the same hideous events, concerns one Robert Wringhim, a calvanist and religious... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 74.95
Essential Microbiology is a comprehensive introductory text aimed at students taking a first course in the subject. Covering all aspects of microbiology, it describes the structure and function of microbes before considering their place in the the living world. The second half of the book focuses on applied aspects such as genetic engineering,... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 15.95
Explores how older women in a rural town use literacy to shape their lives and community. Here, the author describes the lives of her grandmother and other women in her hometown of Paxton, Nebraska. The literacy practices of these women exemplify the complexities within rural communities often dismissed as "only" women's work. more...