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  • Wednesday to Comeby Renée; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    In Wednesday To Come Renée takes four women of four generations in a single family and looks at how they cope with the Great Depression of the 1930's. Working class women, says Renée, have been invisible for too long - not because they are inarticulate but because they are unrecorded. 'I am interested in writing good roles for women, about women we... more...

  • Daughters of Heavenby Michelanne Forster; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    On June 22, 1954 in a secluded part of Victoria Park in Christchurch, Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker battered Pauline's mother to death. The infamous murder, also depicted in the Peter Jackson movie Heavenly Creatures, arose from the passionate friendship of the two girls. more...

  • Daniel in the Lions' Denby Brendan Powell Smith

    Sky Pony Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    Daniel has been ordered, along with the other subjects of King Darius?s Persian Empire, to pray to no other god or man but the king for a whole month. But Daniel continues to pray to God, ignoring the official edict and making King Darius quite mad. Determined to see Daniel pay for not following his new rule, the king has him thrown into a den of... more...

  • Arthurian Drama: An Anthologyby Alan Lupack

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This anthology reproduces six plays based on stories of King Arthur from a variety of periods. Originally published in 1991, it offers a comprehensive discussion of Arthurian Drama in introduction and also provides an appendix listing printed scripts in English that address Arthurian legend. more...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid

    Indiana University Press 1960; US$ 10.99

    "The Metamorphoses of Ovid offers to the modern world such a key to the literary and religious culture of the ancients that it becomes an important event when at last a good poet comes up with a translation into English verse." ?John Crowe Ransom "... a charming and expert English version, which is right in tone for the Metamorphoses." ?Francis... more...

  • Dante?s Inferno, The Indiana Critical Editionby Dante Alighieri; Mark Musa

    Indiana University Press 1995; US$ 18.99

    This new critical edition, including Mark Musa?s classic translation, provides students with a clear, readable verse translation accompanied by ten innovative interpretations of Dante?s masterpiece. more...

  • The Poets' Cornerby John Lithgow

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems. The wide variety of carefully selected poems in... more...

  • English Mystery Playsby none; Peter Happe

    Penguin Books Ltd 1975; Not Available

    Humour, pathos and suffering, and the culminating drama of the Crucifixion and Resurrection, give these plays a wonderful immediacy. Their action was conceived on a cosmic scale and all the enthusiasm and vitality of their writing is retained to this day. The energies of whole communities, notably at Chester, York and Wakefield, were devoted to their... more...

  • A Mind Apartby Mark S. Bauer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 17.99

    Preface. Introduction. Poems. Thomas Hoccleve (1368/9-c.1426). from "Hoccleve Remembers His Madness". from "Anxious Thought". Charles d'Orleans (1394-1465). I am Forsaken. Farewell this World. William Dunbar (1460-1520). In Winter. Alexander Barclay (1475-1552). from "Ship of Fools". Anonymous (published 1500). A Song... more...

  • Critics of Capitalismby Elisabeth Jay; Richard Jay

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 52.00

    By the start of the Victorian period the school of British economists acknowledging Adam Smith as its master was in the ascendancy. 'Political Economy', a catch-all title which ignored the diversity of viewpoints to be found amongst the discipline's leading proponents, became associated in the popular mind with moral and political forces held to be... more...