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- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe (1839) is a remarkable collection by the romantic poet, Shelley, who wrote more than a thousand pages of poetry over his career. It presents the origin and history of each of his writings as well as the intricacies of the poetry that has kept him alive on the modern literary scene. Mary Shelley edited... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 14.38
Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history? The periodic table is one of our crowning scientific achievements, but it's also a treasure trove... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.38
Author, dramatist and satirist, Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852) deeply influenced later Russian literature with his powerful depictions of a society dominated by petty beaurocracy and base corruption. This volume includes both his most admired short fiction and his most famous drama. A biting and frequently hilarious political satire, The Government Inspector... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 32.00
The Book of the Dead is a unique collection of funerary texts from a wide variety of sources, dating from the fifteenth to the fourth century BC. Consisting of spells, prayers and incantations, each section contains the words of power to overcome obstacles in the afterlife. The papyruses were often left in sarcophagi for the dead to use as passports... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 9.58
Orphaned Jane Eyre grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, where she endures loneliness and cruelty, and at a charity school with a harsh regime. This troubled childhood strengthens Jane's natural independence and spirit - which prove necessary when she finds a position as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 12.78
?Nora Ephron can write about anything better than anybody else can write about anything? New York Times A bitingly funny, provocative and revealing look at our foibles, passions and pastimes ? from the much-missed, bestselling author of I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing. From her Academy Award-nominated screenplays... more...
- Atria/Emily Bestler Books 2013; US$ 28.99
In Volume I of this special collectors? edition, visit the first three unforgettable novels by New York Times bestselling author Sister Souljah: The Coldest Winter Ever , Midnight: A Gangster Love Story , and Midnight and the Meaning of Love . THE COLDEST WINTER EVER In The Coldest Winter Ever, internationally known author, activist, and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98
Isaiah Berlin witnessed the excesses of the Russian Revolution as a child, and in becoming one of the key liberal intellects of the last century some of his most important contributions were on the subject of Russia and the concept of freedom. In the ten essays gathered here, Berlin addresses the great Russian minds of the nineteenth century: Herzen,... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99
Using the untimely death of the poet and friend, Sylvia Plath, as a point of departure, Al Alvarez confronts the controversial and often taboo area of human behaviour: suicide. The Savage God explores the cultural attitudes, theories, truths and fallacies surrounding suicide and refracts them through the windows of philosophy, art and literature: following... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.95
A collection of short fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from schooldays to Discworld and the present day. In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world's best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short-form... more...