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  • The Feast of St. Friendby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    If the hustle and bustle and toxic consumerism of the holiday season has tarnished your enthusiasm, British author Arnold Bennett's essay collection The Feast of St. Friend is just the restorative balm you need. In a series of thoughtful meditations, Bennett reflects on the true meaning of Christmas and its deep spiritual significance. more...

  • Intentionsby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 4.99

    Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful playwrights of the Victorian era. He was also a notorious supporter of the decadence and aesthetic movements, eventually jailed for having a young male lover. His name remains a by-word for social commentary by sharp wit. Intentions is a collection of critical essays by Wilde including The Critic as artist,... 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...

  • Lady Windermere's Fanby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    Lady Windermere's Fan: A Play About a Good Woman is a play by Oscar Wilde, who uses his sharp wit to satirize Victorian ideals about marriage. Lady Windemere suspects her husband of infidelity and retaliates by taking a lover. Her husband's suspected lover follows her, begging her to return to Lord Windemere. The lover sacrifices her own reputation... more...

  • Notes on Life and Lettersby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1921; US$ 3.99

    Polish-born author Joseph Conrad is best known as one of the finest prose stylists ever to have written in English. In addition to producing such masterpieces as Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, Conrad also wrote prodigiously in his private life, producing a large body of correspondence. This fascinating collection brings together a large volume of... more...

  • A Personal Recordby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 3.99

    A Personal Record is writer Joseph Conrad's autobiography. The writing is lyrical and atmospheric and commonly believed to be somewhat embellished. It does, however, give great insight into his Polish childhood, his sailing adventures and his aspirations in the eyes of the British public. It also documents the process of writing Almayer's Folly... more...

  • Salomeby Oscar Wilde; Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    Salome is a tragic play written by Oscar Wilde, which tells the biblical story of Salome. Salome dances the Dance of the Seven Veils so well that she receives a boon from her stepfather Herod Antipas. Much to his dismay and her mother's delight she requests the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter. Though John is a favorite of Herod and... more...

  • Some Reminiscencesby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    One of the unifying themes that runs through Joseph Conrad's work is the problem of perception: two people can witness the same event and come away with completely diverging impressions of what occurred. Given his preoccupation with perception, it comes as no surprise that Some Reminiscences, the closest thing to a memoir that Conrad ever published,... more...

  • The Soul of Man under Socialismby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.95

    The Soul of Man under Socialism is an 1891 essay by Oscar Wilde. Wilde puts forth the argument that within a capitalist system "the majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism - are forced, indeed, so to spoil them" - that the necessity of solving the problems that capitalism creates draws away the talent... 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...