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- 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...
- Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 29.99
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...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 15.99
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...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.99
One of Sir Walter Scott's most celebrated and accessible works, The Lay of the Last Minstrel was a huge publishing phenomenon when it first appeared in 1802, with six editions appearing in three years years and sales of 27,000 in a decade. Its impact on Border tourism was vast, as countless people, moved by Scott's evocative description of the moonlit... more...
- Seren 2013; US$ 14.99
In 1997 Hilary Menos and her family left Camden for a farmhouse in rural Devon. Over the next ten years, with her husband and three young sons, she transformed fifteen scrubby acres into a hundred acre organic farm. They kept Red Devon cattle and Wiltshire Horn sheep, made bacon and ham, grew vegetables. In 2009, with the organic market in decline,... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2013; US$ 9.99
Les Dawson (1931-1993) was a popular English comedian who had a fantastically successful career across radio and television. His shows included the eponymous The Dawson Watch, The Les Dawson Show and Dawson's Weekly, as well as - of course - the quiz show Blankety Blank. He was included in The Comedian's Comedian, a 2005 Channel 4 documentary, which... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 23.90
- Die unmittelbare Begegnung mit der Epoche: Umgang mit Originalen, Verstehen und Missverstehen frühneuzeitlicher Dokumente - Der vermittelte Zugang zur Epoche: Epochenbegriff und Epochengrenzen, Forschungs- und Wirkungsgeschichte - Der frühneuzeitliche Literaturbegriff: Text und Intertextualität, Rhetorik und Schreibpraxis, Autor und Medien, Gattungen... more...
- New Amsterdam Books 2000; US$ 23.99
In A Woman of Passion , Julia Briggs chronicles the life of author Edith Nesbit who is credited with being the first modern writer for children and the creator of the children's adventure story. Nesbit recorded her life with varying degrees of honesty in verse and prose, and while she seldom wrote entirely openly of her own experiences, she seldom... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
Long overshadowed by her more widely read and reprinted son Anthony, Frances Trollope is almost exclusively remembered for her travel writing and especially for the notoriously controversial Domestic Manners of the Americans . Her impressively prolific career as a writer, however, covered and transgressed several genres, and spanned the early 1830s... more...