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  • Tragedyby Adrian Poole

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    What do we mean by 'tragedy' now? When we turn on the news, does a report of the latest atrocity have any connection with Sophocles and Shakespeare? Addressing questions about belief, blame, revenge, pain, witnessing and ending, this book demonstrates the enduring significance of attempts to understand terrible suffering. - ;What do we mean... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to English Novelistsby Adrian Poole

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    A survey of the most important British novelists of the past 250 years, for students of British fiction. more...

  • Victorian Shakespeareby Dr Gail Marshall; Dr Adrian Poole

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 131.00

    What did the Victorians think of Shakespeare? The twelve essays gathered here offer some answers, through close examination of works by leading nineteenth-century novelists, poets and critics including Dickens, Trollope, Eliot, Tennyson, Browning and Ruskin. Shakespeare provided the Victorians with ways of thinking about the authority of the past,... more...

  • The Americanby Henry James; Adrian Poole

    Oxford University Press, UK 1999; US$ 8.99

    A wealthy American man of business descends on Europe in search of a wife to make his fortune complete. His bid for Claire de Cintr--eacute--; hand receives an icy welcome from the heads of her aristocratic family. Can they stomach his manners for the sake of his dollars? Out of this classic collision between the old world and the new, James weaves... more...

  • The Master of Ballantraeby Adrian Poole; Robert Louis Stevenson

    Penguin Books Ltd 1996; Not Available

    Set at the time of the Jacobite uprising, The Master of Ballantrae tells of a family divided. James Durie, Master of Ballantrae, abandons his ancestral home to support the Scottish rebellion - leaving his younger brother Henry, who is faithful to the English crown, to inherit the title of Lord Durrisdeer. But he is to return years later, embittered... more...

  • Henry IV Part Twoby William Shakespeare; Adrian Poole

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    Angered by the loss of his son in battle, the Earl of Northumberland supports another rebellion against King Henry IV, bringing the country to the brink of civil war. Sick and weary, the old King sends out his forces, including the unruly Sir John Falstaff, to meet the rebels. But as the conflict grows, he must also confront a more personal problem... more...

  • Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare; Adrian Poole

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    A young man and woman meet by chance and fall instantly in love. But their families are bitter enemies, and in order to be together the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything. Set in a city torn apart by feuds and gang warfare, Romeo and Juliet is a dazzling combination of passion and hatred, bawdy comedy and high tragedy. more...

  • Our Mutual Friendby Charles Dickens; Adrian Poole

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    Penguin Classics e-books give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens's novels, including all the original illustrations, useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens's life and notes that fill in the background to the book. Our Mutual Friend centres... more...

  • What Maisie Knewby Henry James; Adrian Poole

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 8.99

    What Maisie Knew (1897) represents one of James's finest reflections on the rites of passage from wonder to knowledge, and the question of their finality. The child of violently divorced parents, Maisie Farange opens her eyes on a distinctly modern world. Mothers and fathers keep changing their partners and names, while she herself becomes the... more...

  • The Aspern Papers and Other Storiesby Henry James; Adrian Poole

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    An unscrupulous critic, determined to get his hands on the private papers of a great poet, finds himself duelling with the grim old lady who was once the poet's mistress and muse. Aspern's lost world of beauty and romance still seems to hand in the glamorous air of Venice, but the price of admission turns out to involve another party, the old... more...