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  • The Celtic Twilightby W. B. Yeats

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    W.B. Yeats was a towering figure in twentieth-century letters. Though best remembered as a poet and playwright, Yeats was insatiably curious and devoted much of his life to the study of folk literatures. This collection brings together an astounding array of Irish legends, fables, and fairy tales. more...

  • The Days of My Lifeby Margaret Oliphant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Against all odds, Scottish-born writer Margaret Oliphant made a name for herself as a major literary voice in the Victorian era. Through her writing, she was able for a time to provide financial security for a large extended family amidst a series of grave circumstances and unspeakable tragedies. The cleverly structured memoir The Days of My Life tells... more...

  • The Queen of the Airby John Ruskin

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Influential English art and culture critic John Ruskin turns his focus to ancient myth in this compelling volume. Containing the complete texts of three of Ruskin's lectures, the critic's lyrical prose and keen insight shed new light on a number of Greek mythological figures. more...

  • Hereticsby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 3.99

    Renowned as a spiritual thinker and sometimes Christian apologist, intellectual G.K, Chesterton never backed away from difficult or controversial topics. This extended take on the topic of heresy will engage believers and non-believers alike. A rewarding read for those with an interest in religious philosophy. more...

  • The Humour of Homerby Samuel Butler; R. A. Streatfield

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 4.99

    Samuel Butler was regarded as an expert on ancient Greek literature, and several of his translations of texts from the period remain authoritative and continue to be used by scholars and students. This diverse collection brings together a number of essays, sketches, short stories and other pieces that offer a comprehensive introduction to Butler's... more...

  • The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browningby Robert Browning; Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.95

    When Robert Browning first met the ailing Elizabeth Barrett in 1845 it must have seemed to him like something from a gothic novel. All but a prisoner to her strict, disciplinarian father, (who had forbidden all twelve of his children from marrying and disinherited any who disobeyed him), Elizabeth had recently published a book of poems that had made... more...

  • Nothing to Admireby Christopher Yu

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 94.99

    This work argues for the persistence of a central tradition of poetic satire in English that extends from Restoration England to present-day America. The tradition is seen as rooted in the uses of Augustan metaphor to criticize the abuse of social and political power and to promote freedom of mind. more...

  • Works of Alfred Lord Tennysonby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2007; US$ 5.99

    Indulge Yourself with the best classic literature on Your PDA. Navigate easily to any poem from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Table of Contents. List of Works by Genre and Title. List of Works in Alphabetical Order. List of Works in Chronological Order. Alfred Lord Tennyson Biography. Poetry Books :: Poems :: Plays. Poetry Books.... more...

  • Manuscript Poems of A.E. Housmanby Tom Burns Haber

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 67.50

    Poetry lovers everywhere, and devotees of A. E. Housman in particular, will recognize a major literary event in the publication of this volume, for it makes available for the first time some 800 lines of hitherto unpublished poetry by the well-loved autho more...

  • Margaret Ogilvyby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every chapter. ************. On the day I was born we bought six hair-bottomed chairs, and in our little house it was an event, the first great victory in a woman''s long campaign; how they had been laboured for, the pound-... more...