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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Americanizing Britainby Genevieve Abravanel

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 67.99

    How did Great Britain, which entered the twentieth century as a dominant empire, reinvent itself in reaction to its fears and fantasies about the United States? Investigating the anxieties caused by the invasion of American culture-from jazz to Ford motorcars to Hollywood films-during the first half of the twentieth century, Genevieve Abravanel theorizes... more...

  • Americans in British Literature, 1770?1832by Professor Christopher Flynn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    American independence was inevitable by 1780, but British writers spent the several decades following the American Revolution transforming their former colonists into something other than estranged British subjects. Christopher Flynn's engaging and timely book systematically examines for the first time the ways in which British writers depicted America... more...

  • Baby Out Of The Blue/The Greek Tycoon's Pregnant Wife/Forgotten Mistress, Secret Love-Child/The Secret Baby Bargainby Anne Mather; Annie West; Melanie Milburne

    Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The Greek Tycoon's Pregnant Wife by Anne Mather Five years ago, Jane's marriage to Demetri ended. Now Demetri needs an heir and demands a divorce. But they have one last night together. However, that one night has dramatic results. How can Jane tell her soon-to-be-exhusband that she's pregnant with his child? Forgotten Mistress, Secret... more...

  • British Romanticism and Continental Influencesby Professor Peter Mortensen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    During the 1790s and 1800s, cultural critics became convinced that Britain was being 'inundated' by pernicious literary translations imported from the European Continent. British Romanticism and Continental Influences discusses Romantic writers' complex and ambivalent responses to this threatening literary invasion. Confronted with foreign texts... more...

  • Civility and Empireby Anindyo Roy

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    This book addresses the idea of 'civility' as a manifestation of the fluidity and ambivalence of imperial power as reflected in British colonial literature and culture. Discussions of Anglo-Indian romances of 1880-1900, E.M. Forster's The Life to Come and Leonard Woolf's writings show how the appeal to civility had a significant effect on the constitution... more...

  • English in Tibet, Tibet in Englishby Laurie Hovell McMillin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 123.00

    This book explores two kinds of self-presentation in Tibet and the Tibetan diaspora: that of British writers in their travel texts to Tibet from 1774 to 1910 and that of Tibetans in recent autobiographies in English. McMillin contends that Tibet and the Anglophone West have had a long, complex, and convoluted relationship that can be explored, in part,... more...

  • Fabulous Orientsby Ros Ballaster

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 44.99

    The first book-length study of the oriental tale in England since 1908, Fabulous Orients is an original work of criticism which illustrates the centrality of narratives of and from the eastern territories of Turkey, Persia, China, and India in the formation of the novel and constructions of western identity in a culture on the threshold of empire.... more...