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  • I Say Noby Wilkie Collins

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Wilkie Collins’s I Say No (1884) is a mystery novel about the suspicious murder of Emily Brown’s father and her attempts to reveal the truth about his death. Running out of money, Emily has to leave her school and Alban Morris, her drawing teacher, who is in love with her. more...

  • Miss or Mrs?by Wilkie Collins

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Wilkie Collins Miss or Mrs? (1871) opens with a scene at the sea. Natalie, daughter of the wealthy Sir Joseph Graybrooke, has two suitors who are at loggerheads with one another. One of them, Richard Turlington finds his business sinking and devises plans to save it that involve blackmail, attempted murder, and commercial fraud. The tale offers insight... more...

  • The Dead Secretby Wilkie Collins

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Wilkie Collins The Dead Secret (1857) begins with the death bed confession of Mrs Treverton that will take her family by storm. The maid, Sarah Leeson, against the dying wish of Mrs Treverton, hides the letter, and thus the disaster is delayed but not averted. Rosamond, her daughter, who is married to a blind man, gives birth prematurely and is doomed... more...

  • Belle Moralby Ann-Marie Macdonald

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 16.95

    In Belle Moral: A Natural History , we are steeped in a world on the cusp between magic and art, and science and madness. Set in 1899 just outside Edinburgh, the play unfolds in the venerable estate known as Belle Moral, home to Pearl MacIsaac, an avid amateur paleontologist and proud ?new woman?; her maiden Aunt Flora, a sweetly maternal figure... more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 7.50

    Woodruff's work with Peter Meineck makes this text one that is accessible to today's students and could be staged for modern audiences. Line notes printed at the bottom of the page bring a reader further quick assistance. . . . The choral odes as rendered here deserve special notice. After giving a succinct analysis of each in his introduction, Woodruff... more...

  • The Complete Plays of Sophoclesby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 7.99

    Award-winningpoet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully presenta gripping new translation of Western literature?s earliest treasures in TheComplete Plays of Sophocles . In the tradition of Robert Fagles?bestselling translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey , andretaining the textual authenticity of Richmond Lattimore?sAeschylus, Bagg and Scully... more...

  • Three Playsby Mario Vargas Llosa; David Graham-Young

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 12.95

    In these three plays?each introduced by the author?Mario Vargas Llosa, the internationally acclaimed novelist and a cultural and political figure in Peru, explores the complexities of Peruvian society and the writer's imagination. more...

  • John Gabriel Borkmanby Henrik Ibsen; Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    John Gabriel Borkman, wealthy, powerful, revered, sacrificed love for success and was handsomely rewarded. Now, disgraced and destitute after financial scandal and a jail sentence, he paces out each day alone, planning his comeback. Downstairs, his wife, Gunhild, lives a parallel existence, plotting for their son to restore the family's reputation.... more...

  • Alan Bennett Plays 2by Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 21.87

    This second volume of plays by Alan Bennett includes his two Kafka plays, one an hilarious comedy, the other a profound and searching drama. Also included is An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution . The fascination of these two plays lies in the way they question our accepted notions of treachery and, in different ways, make a sympathetic... more...

  • The Lady in the Vanby Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.66

    Adapted by the author from his autobiographical memoir, The Lady in the Van tells the story of Miss Mary Shepherd, whom Alan Bennett first came across when she was living in the street near his home in Camden Town. Taking refuge with her van in his garden originally for three months, she ended up staying fifteen years. Funny, touching and unexpectedly... more...