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  • The Lady in the Vanby Alan Bennett

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 4.67

    In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett's garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in... more...

  • The Importance of Being Earnestby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    The Importance of Being Earnest is the last play Oscar Wilde ever wrote, and remains his most enduringly popular. It makes fun of social graces in the late Victorian era. Two seemingly unrelated parties are thrown into ridiculous entanglement when their fake identities, maintained in order to escape social responsibilities, grow ever more complicated... more...

  • Bullby Mike Bartlett

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 13.11

    <div><p>A razor-sharp, acid-tongued new play by Mike Bartlett, one of the UK's most exciting and inventive young writers.</p> <p>Two jobs. Three candidates. This would be a really bad time to have a stain on your shirt...</p> <p><I>Bull</I> opened at Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield, in February 2013... more...

  • Conor McPherson Plays: One (NHB Modern Plays)by Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 18.94

    Four plays from the author of The Weir , with a foreword by the author. The plays in this volume three monologues and a three-hander were all written while Conor McPherson was in his twenties. This Lime Tree Bower A poignant and gripping tale told through three interlinking monologues. Winner of a Thames TV Award, a Guinness/National Theatre... more...

  • Laraby Bernardine Evaristo

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Lara is a powerful semi-autobiographical novel-in-verse based on Bernardine Evaristo's own childhood and family history. The eponymous Lara is a mixed-race girl raised in Woolwich, a white suburb of London, during the 60s and 70s. Her father, Taiwo, is Nigerian, and her mother, Ellen, is white British. They marry in the 1950s, in spite of fierce opposition... more...

  • Oedipus the Kingby Sophocles; Stephen Berg; Diskin Clay

    Oxford University Press, USA 1978; US$ 5.99

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the sense of poetry evident in the originals.... more...

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

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    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...

  • Adonaisby Percy Bysshe Shelley; William Michael Rossetti

    The Floating Press 1821; US$ 3.99

    Adonais represents the height of artistic achievement for nineteenth-century Romantic poetry. Percy Bysshe Shelley's book-length elegy in the pastoral style mourns the loss of fellow poet John Keats in 495 remarkably accomplished lines. Shelley himself regarded "Adonais" as the best of his work, and the poem is a must-read for fans of... more...

  • Autobiography of Anthony Trollopeby Anthony Trollope

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Dive into the back story behind renowned British novelist Anthony Trollope's rise to literary fame and glory. This autobiography offers a movingly detailed portrait of Trollope's childhood, his early career missteps (including a stint as a postal worker), and his blossoming literary interests and ambitions. more...

  • The Ballad of Reading Gaolby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    In 1895, Oscar Wilde was sentenced to two years of hard labor as punishment for having engaged in homosexual acts. While serving out his sentence at Reading Gaol in Berkshire, Wilde witnessed the execution by hanging of a young soldier who had murdered his wife by slashing her throat. Profoundly shaken by the execution and the crime that preceded it,... more...