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  • A Short History of French Literatureby Sarah Kay; Terence Cave; Malcolm Bowie

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 44.99

    This book traces the history of French literature from its beginnings to the present. Within its remarkably brief compass, it offers a wide-ranging, personal, and detailed account of major writers and movements. Developments in French literature are presented in an innovative way, not as an even sequence of literary events but as a series of stories... more...

  • Desire and Dramatic Form in Early Modern Englandby Judith Haber

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    This wide-ranging 2009 study investigates the intersections of erotic desire and dramatic form in the early modern period. more...

  • Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Presentby Alison Forsyth; Chris Megson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 32.00

    Over the past two decades, theatre practitioners across the West have turned to documentary modes of performance-making to confront new socio-political realities. The essays in this book place this work in context, exploring historical and contemporary examples of documentary and 'verbatim' theatre, and applying a range of critical perspectives. more...

  • Freud's Driveby Teresa De Lauretis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 36.00

    Teresa De Lauretis makes a bold and orginal argument for the renewed relevance of the Freudian theory of drives, through close readings of texts ranging from cinema and literature to psychoanalysis and cultural theory. more...

  • Treasure Islandby Bryony Lavery; Robert Louis Stevenson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    Not one of us must breathe a word of what we've found. It's a dark and stormy night. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in - and her dangerous voyage begins. Treasure Island , Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story... more...

  • Hippolytusby Euripides; Michael R. Halleran

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 5.95

    This is an English translation of Euripides' tragedy Hippolytus about how Phaedra unsuccessfully fights her desire for Hippolytus, while he risks his life to keep her passion secret. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays. No play of Euripides is more admired than Hippolytus. The tale of a married woman stirred to... more...

  • Jane Annieby Arthur Conan Doyle

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Jane Annie, or the Good Conduct Prize is a comic musical opera that was written in 1893. It presents the story of a young girl with the ability to hypnotize. Playing the role of a virtuous and kind person, she wins almost everyone's good will. However, as her true character is revealed, she is forced to hypnotize people in order to get her way. more...

  • Pasquinby Henry Fielding

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Fielding's play Pasquin (1736), subtitled “A Dramatick Satire on the Times,” is a famous satirical attack on pantomime, which was then in vogue on the English stage. It is one of a series of dangerously political plays that led directly to the passage of the Licensing Act of 1737. The play is set on a stage during a morning play rehearsal.... more...

  • The Historical Register for the Year 1736 and Eurydice Hissedby Henry Fielding

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Historical Register for the Year 1736 and Eurydice Hissed are two of Henry Fielding's satirical dramas. A mixture of several plots, each play extensively satirizes British politicians. Fielding's writing for the theater was a major factor in bringing about the Licensing Act of 1737. Subjecting the social attitudes and political manipulations... more...

  • The Intriguing Chambermaidby Henry Fielding

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    “Your niece has behav'd like a – Bodikins! I am in a Passion; and for her sake, I'll never make Love to any Woman again. I am resolved.”The Intriguing Chambermaid is one of Henry Fielding's lesser-known dramatic works. Fielding's plays were successful on the stage. Like the others, this one is a satirical romantic comedy... more...