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  • Death of a Wine Merchantby David Dickinson

    Soho Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    The scion of the Colvilles, who are wealthy wine merchants, is about to marry the daughter of the even grander Nash family. Immediately after the nuptials, the bridegroom?s uncle Cosmo is found clutching a gun, having apparently killed his own brother. He refuses to give any explanation, even to his solicitor, who retains Lord Francis Powerscourt to... more...

  • Pig of Cold Poisonby Pat Mcintosh

    Soho Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Gil Cunningham is the Archbishop?s questioner?his investigator. Nanty and Danny were rivals for the affection of Agnes, the apothecary?s daughter. Danny dies, apparently of poisoning, after drinking from his friend?s flask. But what was the poison? Is Nanty guilty? Then more murders ensue, and Gil?s wife, Alys, joins the investigation. From the... more...

  • The Duncan Campbell Scott Symposiumby K. P. Stich

    University of Ottawa Press 1980; US$ 9.99

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  • Nightshadeby P. C. Doherty

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    An unscrupulous manor lord has reneged on his promise to hand over a priceless ornate cross stolen from the Templars during the Crusades. Furthermore, he has massacred as heretics fourteen members of a religious order. The King sends Hugh Corbett, devoted emissary of King Edward I to Mistleham in his stead... more...

  • Drama and the Succession to the Crown, 1561-1633by Lisa Hopkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 114.95

    Hopkins argues the succession to the throne was a burning topic not only in the final years of Elizabeth but well into the 1630s, and drama, with its disguised identities and oblique relationship to reality, was a safe way to air it. Hopkins analyzes some of the ways in which plays-from Marlowe's and Shakespeare's to Webster's and Ford's-reflect,... more...

  • The Mythic Fantasy of Robert Holdstockby Donald E. Morse; Kálmán Matolcsy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Robert Holdstock was a prolific writer whose oeuvre included horror, fantasy, mystery and the novelization of films, often published under pseudonyms. These twelve critical essays explore Holdstock's varied output by displaying his works against the backdrop of folk and fairy tales, dissecting their spatiotemporal order, and examining them as psychic... more...

  • 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...

  • James Joyce and the Nineteenth-Century French Novelby Finn Fordham; Rita Sakr

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 38.00

    The essays of this volume show how Joyce’s work engaged with the many upheavals and revolutions within the French nineteenth-century novel and its contexts.  They delve into the complexities of this engagement, tracing its twists and turns, and reemerge with fascinating and rich discoveries. The contributors explore Joyce’s explicit... 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...