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  • Travel Writing 1700-1830by Elizabeth A. Bohls; Ian Duncan

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    By the end of the eighteenth century, British travellers had fanned out to every corner of the world, driven by widely varying motives: scientific curiosity, commerce, colonization, diplomacy, exploration, and tourism. In letters, journals, and books, travellers wrote at first-hand of exotic lands and beautiful scenery, and of encounters with strange... more...

  • Critics of Capitalismby Elisabeth Jay; Richard Jay

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 51.00

    By the start of the Victorian period the school of British economists acknowledging Adam Smith as its master was in the ascendancy. 'Political Economy', a catch-all title which ignored the diversity of viewpoints to be found amongst the discipline's leading proponents, became associated in the popular mind with moral and political forces held to be... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9by Maxim Jakubowski

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 11.65

    he must-have annual anthology for every crime fiction fan - the year's top new British short stories selected by leading crime critic Maxim Jakubowski. This great annual covers the full range of mystery fiction, from noir and hardboiled crime to ingenious puzzles and amateur sleuthing. This year's volume contains stories by: Peter James, Nick Quantrill,... more...

  • Translating Italy for the Eighteenth Centuryby Mirella Agorni

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Translating Italy in the Eighteenth Century offers a historical analysis of the role played by translation in that complex redefinition of women's writing that was taking place in Britain in the second half of the eighteenth century. It investigates the ways in which women writers managed to appropriate images of Italy and adapt them to their own... more...

  • The Bazaar and Other Storiesby Elizabeth Bowen; Allan Hepburn

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 99.99

    A prolific writer of short stories, Elizabeth Bowen claimed towards the end of her life that "a story deals in the not-yet-thought-of but always possible." Covering a range of situations - broken engagements, encounters with ghosts, brushes with crime - these stories demonstrate the virtuosity of technique that characterizes all of Bowen's... more...

  • The Great God Panby Amy Herzog

    Theatre Communications Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    The newest play by “one of the brightest new talents in the theater? ( The New York Times ). more...

  • To the Sea Againby Tom McCarthy

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Breathtaking adventures, unsurpassed dramas, and poignant tales that have stood the test of time. more...

  • Saracens and the Making of English Identity: The Auchinleck Manuscriptby Siobhain Bly Calkin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the ways in which discourses of religious, racial, and national identity blur and engage each other in the medieval West. Specifically, the book studies depictions of Muslims in England during the 1330s and argues that these depictions, although historically inaccurate, served to enhance and advance assertions of English national... more...

  • Mäuselmacherby Rainer Beck

    C.H. Beck 2012; US$ 45.35

    Von 1715 bis 1723 fand in der Bischofsstadt Freising einer der letzten deutschen Hexenprozesse statt. Bettelnde Kinder waren in den Verdacht geraten, Mäuse gezaubert zu haben. Wie ihre Vernehmung und die langwierige Untersuchung ergaben, sollen sie Gott abgeschworen und sich dem Bösen verschrieben haben. Die meisten von ihnen wurden exekutiert. <BR>In... more...

  • Victorian Travel Writing and Imperial Violenceby Laura E. Franey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 140.00

    This study explores the cultural and political impact of Victorian travelers' descriptions of physical and verbal violence in Africa. Travel narratives provide a rich entry into the shifting meanings of colonialism, as formal imperialism replaced informal control in the Nineteenth century. Offering a wide-ranging approach to travel literature's significance... more...