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  • Duke of Deceptionby Geoffrey Wolff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    Duke Wolff was a flawless specimen of the American clubman -- a product of Yale and the OSS, a one-time fighter pilot turned aviation engineer. Duke Wolff was a failure who flunked out of a series of undistinguished schools, was passed up for military service, and supported himself with desperately improvised scams, exploiting employers, wives, and,... more...

  • Selected Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.00

    Delightful collection includes the General Prologue plus three of the most popular tales: "The Knight's Tale," "The Miller's Prologue and Tale," and "The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale." In modern English. more...

  • The Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer; D. Laing Purves

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Geoffrey Chaucer's fourteenth-century masterpiece The Canterbury Tales is such a rollicking good read that you'll forget many critics and scholars also regard it as one of the most important literary works in English. A group of pilgrims are traveling together to visit a holy shrine at the Canterbury Cathedral. Along the way, they decide to... more...

  • The Savage Murder of Skylar Neeseby Daleen Berry; Geoffrey C. Fuller

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.99

    New York Times Bestseller Journalist Daleen Berry and investigator Geoffrey Fuller give you the little-known details behind one of the most horrific and shocking murders of our time. One hot July night, three popular, pretty girls snuck out for a midnight joyride. Only two came back. Stabbed so savagely she was almost decapitated, Skylar Neese... more...

  • Greater Expectationsby Jan Gothard; Professor Fiona Stanley

    Fremantle Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    Jan Gothard is an associate professor at Murdoch University and a former editor of the Oral History Association of Australia Journal . She is the author of Blue China: Single Female Migration to Colonial Australia , which won the Western Australia Premier?s Prize for History, and the general editor of the Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia... more...

  • Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicineby Geoffrey Hanks; Nathan I. Cherny; Nicholas A. Christakis

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 159.99 US$ 137.59

    Following publication of the first edition in 1993, the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine rapidly established itself as the definitive textbook on the subject. Each edition has received widespread critical acclaim, and the book is used across the world by the wide range of health care professionals involved in the care of patients with a terminal... more...

  • The Pragmatics of Politenessby Geoffrey Leech

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 40.99 US$ 35.25

    This readable book presents a new general theoretical understanding of politeness. It offers an account of a wide range of politeness phenomena in English, illustrated by hundreds of examples of actual language use taken largely from authentic British and American sources. more...

  • Language in Literatureby Geoffrey Leech

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Over a period of over forty years, Geoffrey Leech has made notable contributions to the field of literary stylistics, using the interplay between linguistic form and literary function as a key to the mystery' of how a text comes to be invested with artistic potential.   In this book, seven earlier papers and articles, read previously only by a... more...

  • English - One Tongue, Many Voicesby Jan Svartvik; Professor Geoffrey Leech

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 44.00

    This readable yet scholarly book tells the fascinating story of the English language in three ways. It traces its history from obscure beginnings over 1500 years ago. It shows the geographical spread of the language in increasing diversity. It looks at the present state of English as a global language and the uncertainties of its future. It argues... more...

  • Explorations in Semantics and Pragmaticsby Geoffrey N. Leech

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 102.00

    The aim of this book is to show the way forward to a coherent view of language in which the achievement of the formalist paradigm is strengthened to the extent that its claims are weakened. A formal theory such as generative grammar is a special theory which is to be subsumed in a general theory of linguistic communication that also includes pragmatics.... more...