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  • The Madness of George IIIby Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    George III's behaviour has often been odd, but now he is deranged, with rumours circulating that he has even addressed an oak tree as the King of Prussia. Doctors are brought in, the government wavers and the Prince Regent manoeuvres himself into power. Alan Bennett's play explores the court of a mad king, and the fearful treatments he was forced... more...

  • Aldous Huxleyby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 54.00

    -- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers. Prophetic and unsparing, Huxley's Brave New World continues to warn us against the dangers... more...

  • Doris Lessingby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    - Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world--from the English medievalists to contemporary writers- Introductory essay by Harold Bloom more...

  • Seasonal Suicide Notesby Roger Lewis

    Short Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    'The most brilliantly funny and genuinely thought-provoking book of the year.' Sunday Times For some years, the biographer Roger Lewis has been entertaining his friends with an annual letter, in which he records details of the joys and frustrations of his life as it is actually lived. Updated with a new section for spring, this 'cult classic', a hilarious... more...

  • Kate O’Brien and the Fiction of Identityby Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    Kate O'Brien's work is now widely considered canonical in the English language, and the author herself an icon for Ireland seeking to reinvent itself. O'Brien's novel Mary Lavelle, banned upon publication in 1936, is a key work of the twentieth century that has suffered from critical neglect despite its wider popularity with readers.... more...

  • Fall from Graceby Ryan Phillips

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2011; US$ 15.99

      "GRACE fights the lump RISING in her throat. For a MOMENT she is LOST in thought, remembering WHAT IT HAS TAKEN to get TO THIS POINT..." Grace Cambridge is a young Black Christian with a new husband, old friends, and a shocking moral dilemma.   A proverbial "cat fight" opens the story and draws you into a... more...

  • Critical Companion to J.R.R. Tolkienby Jay Ruud

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 75.00

    J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the most popular writers of the 20th century. His two most famous works of fiction, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, have sold hundreds of millions of copies and completely transformed modern fantasy fiction. In addition, Tolkien was a celebrated scholar, a professor at Oxford, and the author of the most influential article... more...

  • The Romantic Poetsby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    From William Blake to Samuel Taylor Coleridge and from William Wordsworth to Percy Shelley, this volume provides critical overviews of the poets who defined the English Romantic period. The essays included target seminal works and major figures such as John Keats and offer as well important background and general information on the period and its far-reaching... more...

  • Killing Buzz and Woodyby Scott Tierney

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Pointless conversations: a selection of daft, ridiculous and utterly pointless meanderings from the mind of Scott Tierney. If you’ve ever wanted to know the answers to why Superman is a coward, why Spiderman should technically be deformed, and if Superdog caused the death of Krypton, then these bite-sized comics will reveal all. The discussions... more...

  • Roath, Splott and Adamsdownby Jeff Childs

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    This is an account of three discrete districts of south-east Cardiff and their evolution through 1,000 years of history. From their pre-Norman origins to their emergence as thriving suburbs in the early twentieth century, the volume focuses on manorial society and economy, the growth of population, trade and industrial development, social structure... more...