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  • The Fifth Childby Doris Lessing

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    Doris Lessing's contemporary gothic horror story?centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human?probes society's unwillingness to recognize its own brutality.Harriet and David Lovatt, parents of four children, have created an idyll of domestic bliss in defiance of the social trends of late 1960s England. While around them crime and unrest... more...

  • Equusby Peter Shaffer

    Scribner 2011; US$ 12.00

    An explosive play that took critics and audiences by storm, Equus is Peter Shaffer's exploration of the way modern society has destroyed our ability to feel passion. Alan Strang is a disturbed youth whose dangerous obsession with horses leads him to commit an unspeakable act of violence. As psychiatrist Martin Dysart struggles to understand the motivation... more...

  • The Winslow Boyby Terence Rattigan; Dan Rebellato

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    Based on the real-life court case of a young naval cadet unjustly accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order and first staged in 1946, The Winslow Boy has been revived many times since, including at The Old Vic in 2013. Ronnie Winslow is expelled from naval college, having been accused of petty theft. Enraged, his father Arthur engages... more...

  • A Rare Benedictine: The Advent Of Brother Cadfaelby Ellis Peters

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 7.28

    Set in the Year of Our Lord 1120, three tales of intrigue and treachery, featuring the chain of events that led one-time crusader Cadfael into the Benedictine Order. more...

  • Critical Approaches to Joseph Conradby Agata Szczeszak-Brewer

    University of South Carolina Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Various perspectives on the narrative and genre of the renowned storyteller?s oeuvre more...

  • Joseph Conrad and the Anxiety of Knowledgeby William Freedman

    University of South Carolina Press 2014; US$ 48.99

    An alternate view of the perplexing and often contradictory fiction of an elusive author more...

  • Koestlerby Michael Scammell

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00

    From award-winning author Michael Scammell comes a monumental achievement: the first authorized biography of Arthur Koestler, one of the most influential and controversial intellectuals of the twentieth century. Over a decade in the making, and based on new research and full access to its subject?s papers, Koestler is the definitive account of this... more...

  • Lord of the Rings 1954-2004by Wayne G Hammond; Christina Scull

    Marquette University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    The fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of The Lord of the Rings, the enormously popular and influential masterpiece of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien, is celebrated in these twenty papers presented at the Marquette University Tolkien conference of 21-23 October 2004. They are published in honor of the late Dr. Richard E. Blackwelder, who gave... more...

  • Joseph Conradby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 45.00

    Joseph Conrad's novels and short stories explore the nature of narrative, reality, and competing notions of truth. This new volume offers a new selection of contemporary critical commentary on the author of such classic works as Lord Jim, Nostromo, and Heart of Darkness. This new edition also contains an introduction penned by literary scholar... more...

  • Animal Farmby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 36.00

    In a single, enlightening volume, Animal Farm presents a helpful literary guide to one of George Orwell's most famous literary works. Tracing the rise of Napoleon as the leader of the barnyard animals over humans to ruling dictator of the farmyard community, this classic satiric fable serves as a warning to all societies as it depicts the slide... more...