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  • Decade (NHB Modern Plays)by Various

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Two towers. Ten years. Twenty plays. Ten years after 9/11, twenty international writers respond to the defining event of our times. Published here are their individual plays, which woven together formed the basis of Decade , an immersive theatrical production from Headlong theatre company. The writers: Samuel Adamson, Mike Bartlett, Alecky... more...

  • Charged (NHB Modern Plays)by ChloŽ Moss; Winsome Pinnock; Rebecca Prichard; E V Crowe; Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    The heartbreaking truth about the lives of women in the criminal justice system is exposed in these six plays by some of the most exciting and distinctive female voices in British theatre. Commissioned and premiered by Clean Break, a theatre and education company working with women whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system.... more...

  • Victorian Literatureby Victor Shea; William Whitla

    Wiley 2014; US$ 49.95 US$ 43.29

    Victorian Literature is a comprehensive and fully annotated anthology with a flexible design that allows teachers and students to pursue traditional or innovative lines of inquiry – from the canon to its extensions and its contexts.  Represents the period’s major writers of prose, poetry, drama, and more, including Tennyson,... more...

  • Double Feature: Two (NHB Modern Plays)by Prasanna Puwanarajah; Tom Basden

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    Double Feature brings together – in two volumes of paired short plays – four of the most exciting new voices in UK theatre, in their first commissions for the National Theatre. This volume contains: Nightwatchman by Prasanna Puwanarajah There is a War by Tom Basden In Nightwatchman a British Sri Lankan cricketer prepares... more...

  • On Natureby Edward Hoagland

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Annie Dillard observes "The best of Edward Hoagland is the best in the land." Now, in a beautiful new hardcover edition, signed by the author, and including†new material,†comes the†best observations on nature by the finest essayist of our time. more...

  • Nightwatchman (NHB Modern Plays)by Prasanna Puwanarajah

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    A British Sri Lankan cricketer prepares for the innings of her life for England against Sri Lanka at Lord’s. Facing a relentless bowling machine she challenges our preconceptions of politics, sport and national pride as harshly as she challenges her own. 'marvellously incisive' - Independent 'should be compulsory viewing for anyone interested... more...

  • Edgar & Annabel (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    A young couple prepare dinner – but something isn’t right. In a city not so different from our own capital, a group of freedom fighters attempts to stand up to an Orwellian establishment in increasingly perilous circumstances. The story that unfolds brings into question relationships, identities and the nature of reality itself… ... more...

  • Supplement to the Index of Middle English Verseby Rossell Hope Robbins; John L. Cutler

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Rossell Hope Robbins collaborated with Carleton Brown in the publishing of the Index of Middle English Verse in 1943. With John L. Cutler, associate professor of English in the University of Kentucky, he has now compiled a supplement to the Index incorporating those texts published since 1943. At the same time, the two have completely revised... more...

  • But the Irish Sea Betwixt Usby Andrew Murphy

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    At the rise of the Tudor age, England began to form a national identity. With that sense of self came the beginnings of the colonialist notion of the "other"" Ireland, however, proved a most difficult other because it was so closely linked, both culturally and geographically, to England. Ireland's colonial position was especially complex because of... more...

  • The Guardianby John Calhoun Stephens

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 65.00

    In 1713, soon after publication of the Spectator had come to an end, its place on breakfast tables of Queen Anne's London was taken by the Guardian . Richard Steele, continuing in the new paper the blend of learning, wit, and moral instruction that had proved so attractive in the Tatler and Spectator , was the editor and principal writer;... more...