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  • The Fictions of John Fowlesby Pamela Cooper

    University of Ottawa Press 1991; US$ 11.99

    This incisive and skillfully articulated study explores the complex power relationships in John Fowles's fictions, particularly his handling of the pivotal subjects of art and sex. Chapters on The Collector , The Magus , The French Lieutenant's Woman , and The Ebony Tower are included, and a final chapter discusses Daniel Martin , Mantissa... more...

  • The Mercy Seatby Neil LaBute

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 11.90

    Set on September 12, 2001, The Mercy Seat continues Neil LaBute's unflinching fascination with the often-brutal realities of the war between the sexes. In a time of national tragedy, the world changes overnight. A man and a woman explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they had lived just the day before.... more...

  • The Winslow Boyby Terence Rattigan

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    Based on the real-life court case of a young naval cadet unjustly accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order and first staged in 1946, The Winslow Boy has been revived many times since, including at The Old Vic in 2013. Ronnie Winslow is expelled from naval college, having been accused of petty theft. Enraged, his father Arthur engages... more...

  • Coram Boy (NHB Modern Plays)by Jamila Gavin

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A heartbreaking tale of orphans, angels, murder and music - dramatised from the Whitbread Award-winning novel set in 18th-century England. Winner of the Time Out Live Award for Best Play In 18th-century Gloucestershire, the evil Otis Gardner preys on unmarried mothers, promising to take their babies (and their money) to Thomas Coram's hospital... more...

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Deadby Tom Stoppard

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 15.49

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a play which, as it were, takes place in the wings of Hamlet, and finds both humour and poignancy in the situation of the ill-fated attendant lords. The National Theatre production in April 1967 made Tom Stoppard's reputation virtually overnight. Its wit, stagecraft and verbal verve remain as exhilarating... more...

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, New Editionby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 54.00

    Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of the British author, focusing on her famous novel, "Frankenstein." 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...

  • Notes to the Complete Poetical Work of Percy Bysshe Shelleyby Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    A remarkable writer and intellectual in her own right, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley first encountered the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley when she was only a teenager. After fathering three of her children, Shelley drowned during a storm. In this volume of essays and annotations, Mary Shelley provides unique insight into Shelley's body of poetic work. more...

  • The Land Ballotby Fleur Adcock

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Rhino Chasersby Neil Grant

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 16.31

    A story of surf, friendship and the long road to adulthood. ''There is a lot to like about this exciting road novel? Imagine Endless Summer as directed by David Lynch. Grant's vivid description of surfing action is awesome; likewise his ability to describe changing landscapes in a few strokes.''. Australian Bookseller & Publisher more...