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  • The Railway Children (NHB Modern Plays)by E. Nesbitt; Mike Kenny

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Mike Kenny's imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's much-loved children's classic. Famously filmed, this story of a prosperous Edwardian family - mother and three children - forced into near-penury in the rural north of England captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight. As Mike Kenny says of... more...

  • The Haunting (NHB Modern Plays)by Charles Dickens; Hugh Janes

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A spine-chilling play by Hugh Janes, based on several original ghost stories by Charles Dickens. In an ancient, crumbling mansion, sheltering from the howling winds that tear across the surrounding desolate moorland, two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change both of their lives. When a young book dealer, David Filde,... more...

  • Overspill (NHB Modern Plays)by Ali Taylor

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A poetic, explosive thriller about teenagers on a night out that ends in violence. Winner of Metamorphosis 2008. In Bromley every Friday night, same time and place, Potts, Baron and Finch get ready for their weekly dose of booze, birds and burgers. But their night out takes a dramatic and terrifying twist when an explosion rocks the town centre,... 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...

  • Versuch einer neuen Theorie des menschlichen Vorstellungsvermögensby Karl L Reinhold; Ernst-Otto Onnasch

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2012; US$ 77.68

    Hauptbeschreibung Karl Leonhard Reinhold (1757-1823) trifft mit seinen populären "Briefen über die Kantische Philosophie" (1786-1787) haarscharf den Nerv der Zeit und setzt damit die kritische Philosophie Kants für ein breiteres Publikum auf die philosophische Agenda. Der Versuch einer neuen Theorie des menschlichen Vorstellungsvermögens (1789) ist... more...

  • Juliaby Traute Petersen

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2011; US$ 9.06

    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...

  • Miss Louby Mervyn Morris

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 11.99

    The career of Louise Bennett ('Miss Lou') is an essential component in any reckoning of Jamaican culture. This book offers a brief account of her life (1919-2006): a story of challenges and blessings, of a journey towards national and international acclaim. It draws on a variety of sources, including interviews, archives, academic theses, documentary... more...

  • Martyrs and Players in Early Modern Englandby David K. Anderson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Focusing on Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Webster and John Milton, Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England argues that the English tragedians reflected an unease within the culture to acts of religious violence. David Anderson explores a link between the unstable emotional response of society to religious executions in the Tudor-Stuart... 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...