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  • A Century of Sonnetsby Paula R. Feldman; Daniel Robinson

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 40.99

    A striking reminder that some of the best-known and most well-respected poems of the Romantic era were sonnets, this work traces the sonnet revival in England from its beginning in the hands of Thomas Edwards to its culmination in the poetry of Elizabeth Barret Browning and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. more...

  • Travelling Tinker Man & Other Rhymesby David Essex

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 8.99

    Poems from the heart by a man who has lived?and loved?life to the full. In the 1970s he was a huge pop star, with number one hits like "Rock On" and "Hold Me Tight." In the 1980s and 1990s he became a star of the stage with lead roles in Godspell and Mutiny! Most recently he became a bestseller with his autobiography, Over the Moon . Now comes... more...

  • Sumby Zachariah Wells

    Biblioasis 2015; US$ 17.95

    Zachariah Wells is the author of two collections of poetry ( Unsettled  and  Track & Trace ), a chapbook ( Baffle ) as well as a children's book ( Anything But Hank! , with Rachel Lebowitz). He is also the editor of Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets and The Essential Kenneth Leslie . He lives with his family in Halifax, Nova Scotia. more...

  • Songs of Actionby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    If you have always thought of Arthur Conan Doyle as a hyper-rational one-trick pony, it's time to reevaluate your assumptions. This volume of verse from the beloved creator of Sherlock Holmes adds a starkly different dimension to his literary oeuvre. Linked by martial themes, the poems collected in Songs of Action are stirring and thought-provoking. more...

  • Thomas Mooreby Stephen Gwynn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Irish-born poet and lyricist Thomas Moore arose from a working-class background to make a name for himself as one of the foremost figures in the Gaelic cultural revival that began to take hold in the early nineteenth century. Stephen Gwynn's comprehensive biography of Moore traces his unlikely trajectory from grocer's son to a looming figure... more...

  • The Postcolonial Jane Austenby You-Me Park; Rajeswari Sunder Rajan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 41.95

    This volume offers a unique contribution to both postcolonial studies and Austen scholarship by: * examining the texts to illumine nineteenth century attitudes to colonialism and the expanding Empire * revealing a new range of interpretations of Austen's work, each shaped by the critic's particular context * exploring the ways in which the study... more...

  • King Richard IIIby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Richard III belongs to Shakespeare's folio of King Richard plays, and is the longest of his plays after Hamlet. It is classified variously as a tragedy and a history, showing the reign of Richard III in an unflattering light. The play's length springs in part from its reference to the other Richard plays, with which Shakespeare assumed his... more...

  • Othelloby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Othello, The Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, his wife Desdemona, his lieutenant Cassio, and his trusted advisor Iago. Attesting to its enduring popularity, the play appeared in 7 editions between 1622 and 1705. Because... more...

  • Essays in the Art of Writingby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1905; US$ 6.95

    There is nothing more disenchanting to man than to be shown the springs and mechanism of any art. All our arts and occupations lie wholly on the surface; it is on the surface that we perceive their beauty, fitness, and significance; and to pry below is to be appalled by their emptiness and shocked by the coarseness of the strings and pulleys. In a... more...