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- Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00
Examines the human fascination with sudden events, such as shocks, surprises, love, gods, ghosts, accidents, explosions and revelations. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00
Through one outstanding family, these multidisciplinary essays demonstrate the modernising power of religious Dissent across the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 19.99
When Michael Donaghy died in 2004 - unexpectedly at the tragically young age of 50, of a brain aneurism - the world lost one of its best-loved poets. Michael was not only a brilliant, prize-laden poet and performer of his own work, but a great teacher and inspirer of others. We have been delighted to discover, upon going through his archive, that in... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 17.99
F. R. Leavis was the chief editor of Scrutiny , which between 1932 and 1953 had some claim on being the most influential literary journal in the English-speaking world. The Common Pursuit is a selection of Leavis's essays from Scrutiny , including his robust defence of Milton against T. S. Eliot, his deeply-felt engagement with Shakespeare,... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.40
'One of the most consistently busy of Britain's home industries during the past fifty years has been the manufacture of crime fiction. Some three hundred writers now contribute, more or less regularly, to the satisfaction of the public's appetite for books about murder, theft, fraud, espionage, arson, blackmail and kindred activities. . . This book... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 16.99
The doctor suddenly appeared beside Will, startling him. He was sleek and prosperous, with a dainty goatee. Though he smiled reassuringly, the poet noticed that he kept a safe distance. In a soothing, urbane voice, the physician explained the treatment: stewed prunes to evacuate the bowels; succulent meats to ease digestion; cinnabar and the sweating... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 52.99
In the course of these fifty years we have become a nation of public speakers. Everyone speaks now. We are now more than ever a debating, that is, a Parliamentary people' (The Times, 1873).The Art of Eloquence considers how Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, and Joyce responded to this 'Parliamentary people', and examines the ways in which they... more...