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  • Far Awayby Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists. Premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2000. At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals. Far Away ... more...

  • Cloud Nine (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.99

    A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded. First staged by Joint Stock and premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 1979, it has since been staged all over the world. Set in both colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, Cloud... more...

  • Elizabethan Dramaby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 54.00

    Presents critical essays which discuss the writers and literary works of the Elizabethan era, and includes a chronology of the cultural, political, and literary events of the period. more...

  • Lyrical Ballads 1798by William Wordsworth

    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...

  • Aye That Will Be Rightby Harry Morris

    Black & White Publishing 2007; US$ 2.99

    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...

  • Literature and the Internetby Stephanie Browner; Stephen Pulsford; Richard Sears

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Tourism, Land and Landscape in Irelandby K.J. James

    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...

  • Melodramatic Imperial Writingby Neil Hultgren

    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...

  • The Land Ballotby Fleur Adcock

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    A land ballot was the means by which Fleur Adcock's grandparents, immigrants from Manchester during World War I, were able to bid for a piece of native bush on the slopes of Mount Pirongia in the North Island of New Zealand. Their task was to turn this unpromising acreage into a dairy farm. When things didn't work out as they had hoped much of the... more...

  • Literary Biographyby Michael Benton

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62

    Literary Biography: An Introduction illustrates and accounts for the literary genre that merges historical facts with the conventions of narrative while revealing how the biographical context can enrich the study of canonical authors.  Provides up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of issues and controversies in life writing, a rapidly growing... more...