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  • Brave New Worldby Harold Bloom; Aldous Huxley

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Brave New World is Aldous Huxley's most influential novel. It presents a dystopian depiction of the state of the world in the distant future. Many credit the bold scope of his vision with popularizing interest in scientific study. In an age of genetic engineering and virtual reality, Harold Bloom suggests in his introduction that the work is at... 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...

  • Saint Peter's Fairby Ellis Peters

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 7.28

    In July of 1139, a quarrel between the local burghers and the monks of the Benedictine monastery over Shrewsbury's annual Fair leaves a merchant dead. more...

  • Monk's Hoodby Ellis Peters

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 7.28

    Christmas 1138, a local dignitary is poisoned with one of the herbalist's own concoctions and Brother Cadfael has to defend himself against charges of murder. more...

  • Ulyssesby James Joyce; Jeri Johnson

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    Ulysses, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, has had a profound influence on modern fiction. In a series of episodes covering the course of a single day, 16 June 1904, the novel traces the movements of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus through the streets of Dublin. Each episode has its own literary style, and the epic journey of Odysseus... 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...