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- The Floating Press 1901; US$ 5.99
Widely considered the first gothic novel, and indeed an initiator of the whole genre, The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It tells the tale of the lord of a castle, Manfred, and his family. Manfred's son Conrad is about to be married to princess Isabella, but Conrad is killed; crushed to death by the fall of a huge helmet from... more...
- Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 5.82
Regarded as the first gothic horror novel ever written, The Castle of Otranto is a dark, thrilling tale, delightfully shocking for its time and hugely influential. A fantastic, provocative and playful tale of medieval dynastic and sexual politics, The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first ever published gothic novel and has inspired authors from... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
The nineteenth century was a time of turmoil and social change, during which the immutable caste system that had defined European society for thousands of years finally began to shift. This transitional period is brought to life in the exhilaratingly ambitious historical novel, The Red and the Black, which follows the life of Julien Sorel, born of... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
The economic debate over free trade versus protectionism is as relevant today as it was in the mid-nineteenth century, when the scathing takedown Sophisms of the Protectionists was first published. French economist Frederic Bastiat meticulously dismantles the arguments in favor of protectionism and unleashes a rousing battle cry in favor of unfettered... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 6.99
Look, my lord! See heaven itself declares against your impious intentions!' The Castle of Otranto (1764) is the first supernatural English novel and one of the most influential works of Gothic fiction. It inaugurated a literary genre that will be forever associated with the effects that Walpole pioneered. Professing to be a translation of a mysterious... more...
- Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 8.99
There are very few words in the English language that are neither swear words nor saucy euphemisms and yet which retain the power to make us want to cover our ears, close our eyes and sing 'la-la-la' very loudly to drown out the speaker's voice. This book contains the worst of these offenders. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 99.00
Though polo is commonly associated with Britain and South America, the sport also enjoys a strong following in the United States. This comprehensive history describes the evolution of polo in the U.S., from its beginnings in a New York City riding academy in 1876 to the 2010 Open Championship held in Florida. The principal early players and the first... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 14.95
"I honestly did believe this shelf gig was going to be great. 'Get out and see the world,' they said. 'Experience the joy of wide-eyed kids, holiday cheer, and the Christmas spirit,' they promised. 'Finally leave your parents' basement for once in two hundred and sixty-seven years,' they told me. I was sold. And off I went. As a member of Santa's... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 99.00
Ever since British soldiers returning from India in the mid-nineteenth century introduced their homeland to a fast-paced ball game on horseback, polo has remained the quintessential British sport. Although its origins lie in Asia, British pioneers are credited with both modernizing the game and spurring its spread worldwide. This volume chronicles... more...