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- OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 9.99
Wilkie Collins is mainly remembered for his best-selling sensation novel The Woman in White and his detective mystery The Moonstone, both published in the 1860s. However, in a literary career spanning almost forty years he wrote many other works, and Lyn Pykett looks at Collins's long and varied career in relation to the changing circumstances of... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
A brilliant piece of philosophical discussion that displays Shelley's intellect and imagination. The book asserts the ideal nature and essential value of poetry and is Shelleys most important prose work. His arguments are vividly and convincingly presented. more...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85
Though often defined as having opposite aims, means, and effects, modernism and modern propaganda developed at the same time and influenced each other in surprising ways. The professional propagandist emerged as one kind of information specialist, the modernist writer as another. Britain was particularly important to this double history. By secretly... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 37.00
A literary account of how the modern divide between the sciences and the humanities emerged in the eighteenth century. more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 103.13
In the 17th century a profound change took place in the depiction of the body and the erotic. Whilst the metaphysics of Donne and Crashaw represented theology under the sign of the erotic and simultaneously theologized the corporeal, the Cavaliers had severed these alliances since the 1620?s. Influenced by the invention of the stage figure,... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 52.00
This study centres on the fiction of the New Zealand writer Yvonne du Fresne, the descendant of Danish and Danish-Huguenot families who emigrated to New Zealand in the late-nineteenth century and settled in the Manawatu area. It explores how memories of the past haunt generations of immigrants, and how issues of language, politics, and social norms... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 25.00
This book explores a common concern among Victorian writers about the power of one person thinking about another. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 90.00
The Romantics valued nature, spontaneity, visionary experience, powerful feeling, and the artist's individual response to the experience of life. Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism provides a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to the Romantic movement, including such great writers as William Wordsworth, John Keats, and Mary Shelley. Entries in this new... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.68
Man Walks Into A Bar is a one-stop shop for anyone who likes to hear and tell jokes. The jokes are ordered thematically - wives, husbands, doctors, lawyers, the French, the Germans, jokes about nuns, jokes about monkeys, the lot. There are also regular panels which group jokes by type too - Essex girls, changing a lightbulb etc. Our material will... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.09
In 2009 Dr Samuel Johnson made a surprise re-emergence from eighteenth century retirement and began Twittering. It proved the perfect vehicle for his acerbic, aphoristic wit and he has quickly become the darling of the site. The Guardian calls him the 'greatest' thing on Twitter and the Telegraph dubs him its 'star'. Our gouty man of letters... more...