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  • The Bazaar and Other Storiesby Elizabeth Bowen; Allan Hepburn

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 99.99

    A prolific writer of short stories, Elizabeth Bowen claimed towards the end of her life that "a story deals in the not-yet-thought-of but always possible." Covering a range of situations - broken engagements, encounters with ghosts, brushes with crime - these stories demonstrate the virtuosity of technique that characterizes all of Bowen's... more...

  • Selected Essays of John Bergerby John Berger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00

    The writing career of John Berger?poet, storyteller, playwright, and essayist?has yielded some of the most original and compelling examinations of art and life of the past half century. In this essential volume, Geoff Dyer has brought together a rich selection of many of Berger?s seminal essays. Berger?s insights make it impossible to look at a painting,... more...

  • Shaggy Musesby Maureen Adams

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.95

    ?You?ll call this sentimental?perhaps?but then a dog somehow represents the private side of life, the play side,? Virginia Woolf confessed to a friend. And it is this private, playful side, the richness and power of the bond between five great women writers and their dogs, that Maureen Adams celebrates in this deeply engaging book. In Shaggy Muses,... more...

  • Travel Writing 1700-1830by Elizabeth A. Bohls; Ian Duncan

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    By the end of the eighteenth century, British travellers had fanned out to every corner of the world, driven by widely varying motives: scientific curiosity, commerce, colonization, diplomacy, exploration, and tourism. In letters, journals, and books, travellers wrote at first-hand of exotic lands and beautiful scenery, and of encounters with strange... more...

  • The Oxford Shakespeareby William Shakespeare; Stanley Wells; Gary Taylor; William Montgomery

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 29.99

    A compact edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare. It combines impeccable scholarship with beautifully written editorial material and a user-friendly layout of the text. Also included is a foreword, list of contents, general introduction, essay on language, contemporary allusions to Shakespeare, glossary, consolidated bibliography and... more...

  • A Mind Apartby Mark S. Bauer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • Reading the Nation in English Literatureby Elizabeth Sauer; Julia M. Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 38.95

    This volume contains primary materials and introductory essays on the historical, critical and theoretical study of "national literature", focusing on the years 1550 ? 1850 and the impact of ideas of nationhood from this period on contemporary literature and culture. more...

  • Revolutions in Taste, 1773-1818by Fiona Price

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    In her wide-ranging study of women's prose writing during the Romantic period, Fiona Price shows that Joanna Baillie, Anna Letitia Barbauld, Frances Burney, and many others not only shaped and informed the aesthetics of Romanticism but did so by using undervalued genres such as the romance and gothic novel. Price's reassessment of their significance,... more...

  • The Glenbuchat Balladsby David Buchan; James Moreira; Robert Scott

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 60.00

    Sometime in the early nineteenth century, most likely in the year 1818, the Reverend Robert Scott, minister of the parish of Glenbuchat in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, compiled a collection of traditional ballads that until now has not been published. Most of the ballad collections produced during the Scottish Romantic Revival were eventually anthologized... more...

  • Women and Literature in Britain, 1500?1700by Helen Wilcox

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 34.00

    First comprehensive introduction to women's role in, and access to, literary culture in early modern Britain. more...