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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95
Doris Lessing's contemporary gothic horror story?centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human?probes society's unwillingness to recognize its own brutality.Harriet and David Lovatt, parents of four children, have created an idyll of domestic bliss in defiance of the social trends of late 1960s England. While around them crime and unrest... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99
Based on the real-life court case of a young naval cadet unjustly accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order and first staged in 1946, The Winslow Boy has been revived many times since, including at The Old Vic in 2013. Ronnie Winslow is expelled from naval college, having been accused of petty theft. Enraged, his father Arthur engages... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 18.99
Yemen, 1935. Jama is a "market boy," a half-feral child scavenging with his friends in the dusty streets of a great seaport. For Jama, life is a thrilling carnival, at least when he can fill his belly. When his mother?alternately raging and loving?dies young, she leaves him only an amulet stuffed with one hundred rupees. Jama decides to spend her... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
Lyrical Ballads was written under the joint collaboration of Wordsworth and Coleridge. It is believed to mark the foundation of the Romantic Movement in literature. The poets have picturesquely described the beauty of nature in detail. Imagination was a powerful force behind these poems. The poetic pieces profoundly effect and form a relation between... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2007; US$ 1.88
The hilarious adventures recalled by ex-polis Harry Morris, the self-appointed Chief Constable of funny stories, continue with the publication of his fifth book, Aye, That Will Be Right!. Since his retirement from Strathclyde Police, Harry has realised his dream of bringing to life in print his own sense of humour and that of his colleagues. Whether... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
This study, exploring a broad range of evocative Irish travel writing from 1850 to 1914, much of it highly entertaining and heavily laced with irony and humour, draws out interplays between tourism, travel literature and commodifications of culture. It focuses on the importance of informal tourist economies, illicit dimensions of tourism, national... more...
- Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 47.99
Melodrama is often seen as a blunt aesthetic tool tainted by its reliance on improbable situations, moral binaries, and overwhelming emotion, features that made it a likely ingredient of British imperial propaganda during the late nineteenth century. Yet, through its impact on many late-Victorian genres outside of the theater, melodrama developed... more...