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- The Floating Press 1922; US$ 3.99
This play by prolific British author W. Somerset Maugham delves deeper into several subjects that preoccupied Maugham throughout his literary career: the way that our external environment can shape our personalities and choices, and the usually negative consequences that arise from the intermingling of two divergent cultural traditions. In the play,... more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 22.87
Rom im Jahre 2 v. Chr.: Julia, die Tochter des mächtigen Kaisers Augustus, erlebt einen Sturz, wie er tiefer nicht sein könnte. Gerade noch schwelgte sie in unvorstellbarem Luxus, war umgeben von Freunden und Liebhabern, im nächsten Moment findet sie sich von allen verlassen auf einer unwirtlichen Insel im Mittelmeer wieder. Ihr Vater, der eine Verschwörung... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
W.B. Yeats was a towering figure in twentieth-century letters. Though best remembered as a poet and playwright, Yeats was insatiably curious and devoted much of his life to the study of folk literatures. This collection brings together an astounding array of Irish legends, fables, and fairy tales. 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...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Today, the name H. G. Wells is synonymous with the genre of science fiction, and Wells is best remembered as the creator of masterpieces such as The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and The Island of Doctor Moreau. However, the prolific thinker and writer worked in many genres, and he was regarded as an important voice in social and political thought... 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...
- Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05
?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...