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  • Mary Elizabeth Braddonby Anne-Marie Beller; Elizabeth Foxwell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 39.95

    An important figure in the development of crime fiction, Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915) wrote more than 80 novels, numerous plays, poems, essays and short stories, and edited two magazines during her 55-year literary career. Her bestselling Lady Audley's Secret secured her reputation as a leading "sensation novelist." Though critics... more...

  • Imagine My Surpriseby Iain Hollingshead

    Aurum Press 2012; US$ 11.65

    The essential humour gift book of the year returns in the anticipated fourth volume of this bestselling series ? guaranteed to provoke laughter and amazement The first volume of unpublished letters to the Daily Telegraph, Am I Alone in Thinking??, not only became a Christmas bestseller but also established the paper?s letter-writers as a uniquely... more...

  • Peter Pan and Other Playsby J. M. Barrie; Peter Hollindale

    Clarendon Press 1995; US$ 8.99

    As well as being the author of the greatest of all children's plays, Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie also wrote sophisticated social comedy and political satire. The Admirable Crichton and What Every Woman Knows are shrewd and entertaining contributions to the politics of class and gender, while Mary Rose is one of the best ghost stories written for the... more...

  • Disraeli.by Edgar Feuchtwanger; Axel Walter

    Duncker & Humblot 2012; US$ 30.34

    Hauptbeschreibung Es war der größte Triumph des Liberalismus im 19. Jahrhundert, dass Benjamin Disraeli auf dem Höhepunkt des britischen Empires Premierminister werden konnte. Der getaufte Sohn eines jüdischen Literaten verbrachte seine Jugend am unteren Rand der vorviktorianischen aristokratischen Gesellschaft und machte durch skandalöse Liebschaften... more...

  • Actio Pauliana und fraudulent conveyances.by Constantin Willems

    Duncker & Humblot 2012; US$ 60.68

    Hauptbeschreibung Das englische Gläubigeranfechtungsrecht (fraudulent conveyances law) beruht auf einem Mosaik aus Gesetzen und Urteilen. Constantin Willems analysiert eine Vielzahl dieser Mosaiksteine und weist nach, dass eine große inhaltliche Nähe zum kontinentalen, in Tradition der römischrechtlichen actio Pauliana stehenden Recht besteht. Insbesondere... more...

  • Syntagma.by Friedrich Müller

    Duncker & Humblot 2012; US$ 72.35

    Hauptbeschreibung Auf diesen Seiten dokumentieren sich eine Arbeit für die Philosophie des Rechts, für die Reflexion der modernen Gesellschaft, die Theorie der Sprache und ein Annähern an das Rätsel der Zeit. Syntagma bringt im Ersten Buch eine Theorie von Rechtsbegriff und Rechtstext, von begründeter Entscheidung statt Dezision. Im Zweiten Buch... more...

  • Krieg und Zivilgesellschaft.by Dierk Spreen; Trutz von Trotha

    Duncker & Humblot 2012; US$ 80.40

    Hauptbeschreibung Krieg und Zivilgesellschaft scheinen zwei unvereinbaren Wirklichkeiten zuzugehören: In der einen herrscht die Unordnung der Gewalt, in der anderen die gewaltfreie Verständigung des bürgerschaftlichen Umgangs miteinander. Dass diese Vereinfachung der Realität oftmals nicht entspricht, ist Thema des vorliegenden Bandes. Unter verschiedenen... more...

  • Reinventing the Sublimeby Steven Vine

    Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 59.99

    Reinventing the Sublime looks at the return of the sublime in postmodernity, and at intimations of a ?post-Romantic? sublime in Romanticism itself. The sublime is explored as a discourse of ?invention? ? taking the Latin meaning of to ?come upon?, ?find?, ?discover? ? that involves an encounter with the new, the unregulated and the surprising. Lyotard... more...

  • In The Wake of the Vital Sparkby Stuart Donald

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    For generations, Neil Munro's comic creation - the motley crew of the Vital Spark under the command of Para Handy - has enthralled readers as they sailed through the coastal and island waters of the West Coast of Scotland. This book is a nostalgic trip down those same waters at the turn of the century. The ships, the people and the places they frequented... more...

  • Blake, Politics, and Historyby George A. Jr. Rosso Jr.; Christopher Z. Hobson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    This anthology of essays charts the work of William Blake - combining traditional and current historicist methods with a plurality of other approaches. While many essays here recuperate a radical Blake opposed to imperialism, slavery, and patriarchy, differences emerge over the nature of Blake's radicalism and his stance on revolution, violence, and... more...