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  • The Importance of Being Earnestby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    The Importance of Being Earnest is the last play Oscar Wilde ever wrote, and remains his most enduringly popular. It makes fun of social graces in the late Victorian era. Two seemingly unrelated parties are thrown into ridiculous entanglement when their fake identities, maintained in order to escape social responsibilities, grow ever more complicated... more...

  • The Sister Fidelma Mysteriesby Edward J. Rielly; David Robert Wooten

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    This is a collection of new essays on Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma novels, which feature Sister Fidelma's attempts to solve a wide range of crimes, often murders that occur under especially mysterious conditions. The novels, set mainly in 7th century Ireland, also include a great deal of history, which is not surprising given that the author... more...

  • Woolf's Mrs. Dallowayby Gary Carey

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2003; US$ 5.99

    A seemingly routine day is taken apart moment by moment and thought by thought, revealing an influence on Ms. Woolf by Freud and James Joyce. As a society woman makes her way through her day, events, people, and memories intrude, and the web of life that holds this one woman reveals the depths of existence. more...

  • Selected Poems And Four Playsby M.l. Rosenthal; William Butler Yeats

    Scribner 2011; US$ 18.00

    Since its first appearance in 1962, M. L. Rosenthal's classic selection of Yeats's poems and plays has attracted hundreds of thousands of readers. This newly revised edition includes 211 poems and 4 plays. It adds The Words Upon the Window-Pane, one of Yeats's most startling dramatic works in its realistic use of a seance as the setting for an eerily... more...

  • E.M. Forster's Modernismby Dr David Medalie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 165.00

    E.M.Forster's Modernism is the first detailed and comprehensive investigation into Forster's relationship to Modernism. A fresh and original study, it situates Forster's fiction within a range of early twentieth-century contexts: socio-political, generic and aesthetic. It advances the argument that Forster's fiction embodies an important strand within... more...

  • Victorian Biographyby David Amigoni

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This book rethinks Victorian biography and some of its major practitioners from the perspectives of Bakhtinian and Foucauldian discourse theory. A re-reading of the writings of Thomas Carlyle, particularly "Sartor Resartus" and Oliver Cromwell's "Letters and Speeches", provides the basis for the central argument of the book: that the biographical... more...

  • English Drama Since 1940by David Ian Rabey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    English Drama Since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation of the ideal of renewal.  This book introduces the period and its discourse whilst redefining them, to give proper consideration to developments... more...

  • Uncle Vanyaby Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Uncle Vanya is one of Anton Checkov's four major plays. It was first performed in 1900, the year after its publication, under direction by the celebrated Konstantin Stanislavski. The text reworks an earlier play by Checkov, The Wood Demon . Critics have attempted to follow Checkov's method and artistic development by tracking the changes he... more...

  • Joyby John Galsworthy

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 6.95

    Joy: A Play on the Letter I, in Three Acts is a play by the Nobel Prize winning English writer John Galsworthy (1867 - 1933), best known for The Forsyte Saga and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter . more...

  • Essays and Lecturesby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) is remembered best for his sharp wit, his comedic plays and for his contribution to aestheticism and decadence. In this collection of essays, however, Wilde writes predominantly on socialism, anarchy and libertarianism. He believed in these passionately and was influenced among others by William Morris and John Ruskin. more...