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  • The Thread of Goldby Arthur Christopher Benson

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    If you're looking for a dose of comfort and inspiration, immerse yourself in this collection of gorgeously lyrical essays from Arthur Christopher Benson. Based around the idea that love is the "thread of gold" that ties together every moment of our lives, these sketches and observations are a wellspring of spiritual rejuvenation. more...

  • Joyous Gardby Arthur Christopher Benson

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    If you're interested in the prospect of a more serene, enjoyable life but can't abide the relentlessly chipper pablum passed off as self-help these days, A. C. Benson's essay collection Joyous Gard may be just what you need. Adopting a decidedly measured, thoughtful tone, the essays in this volume offer both philosophical ponderings and... more...

  • Quantitative Analysis of Poetic Textsby Ioan-Iovitz Popescu; Mihaiela Lupea; Doina Tatar; Gabriel Altmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The book presents methods for the objective analysis of poetic language. Common objects of literary studies such as rhythm, semantic explications, interpretation and personal impressions are avoided. Only those properties of poetic texts are taken into account that could be quantified. For all methods both statistical tests, theoretical... more...

  • Quotable Shakespeareby Max Morris

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 6.99

    Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have immortal longings in me.  ?Cleopatra, Antony and Cleopatra Truth has a quiet breast.  ?Thomas Mowbray, Richard III Marriage is a matter of more worth Than to be dealt in by attorneyship.  ?Earl of Suffolk, Henry VI, Part I This entertaining collection gathers together William Shakespeare's wisest and... 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...

  • The Sonnets and Narrative Poemsby William Shakespeare

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 20.00

      If William Shakespeare had never written a single play, if his reputation rested entirely upon the substantial and sterling body of nondramatic verse he left behind, he would still hold the position he does in the hierarchy of world literature. The strikingly modern sonnets?intimate, baroque, and expansive at once; the invigorating narratives drawn... more...

  • Essays on Life, Art and Scienceby Samuel Butler; R. A. Streatfield

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99

    Recognized as a top-notch scholar with widely ranging interests and an encyclopedic knowledge of an array of academic disciplines, Samuel Butler contributed meaningfully to late nineteenth-century research in a number of fields. This volume collects some of his most important lectures and essays, a number of which have since been enshrined as important... 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...

  • Artus ohne Tafelrundeby Kay Peter Jankrift

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 15.25

    Was ist dran an den Geschichten, die nicht nur zu Heldensagen, sondern immer wieder auch zu historischen Romanen und Hollywoodfilmen inspirierten? Beriet sich König Artus wirklich einmütig mit seinen Rittern an der Tafelrunde? Gilt Karl der Große zu Recht als Sachsenschlächter oder stimmt gar die These, dass es ihn nie gegeben hat? In diesem spannenden... more...