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  • The Moonstoneby Wilkie Collins; John Sutherland

    Oxford University Press, UK 1999; US$ 8.99

    John Sutherland provides a fascinating introduction to a new edition of what T.S.Eliot called 'the first and greatest of all English detective novels'. - ;'the first and greatest of English detective novels' T.S.Eliot A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house... more...

  • Lectures and Essays IIIby Reinhard Mohn

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 4.60

    Hauptbeschreibung Neben seinen Buchveröffentlichungen hat Reinhard Mohn über viele Jahre auch immer wieder in Reden, Interviews und Aufsätzen seine Ideen zur Diskussion gestellt. Mit der Gründung der Bertelsmann Stiftung begann er Anfang der achtziger Jahre, seine Vorstellungen regelmäßiger zu veröffentlichen. In den drei Bänden "Vorträge und Schriften"... more...

  • Silas Marnerby George Eliot; Terence Cave

    Oxford University Press, UK 1996; US$ 6.99

    Falsely accused, cut off from his past, Silas the weaver is reduced to a spider-like existence, endlessly weaving his web and hoarding his gold. Meanwhile, Godfrey Cass, son of the squire, contracts a secret marriage. While the village celebrates Christma more...

  • The Monkby Matthew Lewis; Emma McEvoy

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 5.99

    `The Monk was so highly popular that it seemed to create an epoch in our literature', wrote Sir Walter Scott. Set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, The Monk is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The great struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads its main character, the monk... more...

  • Renaissance Themesby Sukanta Chaudhuri

    Anthem Press India 2009; US$ 99.00

    These essays present a view of English literature and drama in a context of humane literary studies: a critical ambience harking back to the Renaissance. more...

  • How the Writings of William Morris Shaped the Literary Style of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeatsby Eleonora Sasso

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    This text is the first to examine the influence of William Morris on the artistic, literary, and ideological styles of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeats. This book focuses on a selection of Morris’ writings and situates them in the fields of art, culture, and society. Through Roland Barthes’ approach to interpreting text, Sasso demonstrates... more...

  • Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude Get a Lifeby Maureen McCarthy

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 9.08

    A compulsively readable story which has achieved classic status. Three very different girls from the same country town share an inner-city house during their first year out of school. more...

  • Lines of Resistanceby Adrian Grafe; Jessica Stephens

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    Resistance is a key concept for understanding the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, and for approaching the poetry of the period. This collection of 15 critical essays explores how poetry and resistance interact, set against a philosophical, historical and cultural background. In the light of the upheavals of the age, and the changing perception... more...

  • An Almost English Lifeby Miriam Gross

    Short Books 2012; US$ 11.65

    A sparklingly witty memoir, which takes us on a seductive journey from wartime Jerusalem to the heart of Fleet Street, providing a riveting outsider s view of English cultural life. Miriam Gross tells her story in a series of vivid vignettes life as an only child of ambitious parents in Jerusalem; her bohemian school days at the progressive Dartington... more...

  • Inside Outsideby Andrew Riemer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Andrew Riemer's masterful account of the changes in Australian society in the years after World War II, as experienced by the author and his family after leaving Hungary. more...