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- Random House 2012; US$ 15.98
'Wodehouse said letters make "a wonderful oblique form for an autobiography," and Sophie Ratcliffe's expertly edited collection amply proves the point.' Spectator One of the funniest and most admired writers of the twentieth century, P. G. Wodehouse always shied away from the idea of a biography. A quiet, retiring man, he expressed himself... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 40.91
In August 1800, George Bass returned to England after five years in the British colony of New South Wales. Gifted, ambitious, and impatient with the limitations of a naval career, he took leave from the navy to purchase a ship of his own and organize a commercial venture to Sydney. He also met Elizabeth Waterhouse, and fell very much in love. For... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; Not Available
Though he died more than forty years ago, James Thurber remains one of America's greatest and most enduring humorists, and his books -- for both adults and children -- remain as popular as ever. In this comprehensive collection of his letters -- the majority of which have never before been published -- we find unsuspected insights into his life and... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 14.99
Rilke's prayerful responses to the french master's beseeching art For a long time nothing, and then suddenly one has the right eyes. Virtually every day in the fall of 1907, Rainer Maria Rilke returned to a Paris gallery to view a Cezanne exhibition. Nearly as frequently, he wrote dense and joyful letters to his wife, Clara Westhoff, expressing... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 19.08
From the private papers of Anne Boleyn and Jane Austen to those of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, 'Love Letters of Great Women' collects together some of the most romantic letters in history. As a companion to 'Love Letters of Great Men', this anthology gives the other side of the story: the secret hopes and lives... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 43.74
In the period covered by this richly detailed collection, which brings the poet to the age of forty, T.S. Eliot was to set a new course for his life and work. Forsaking the Unitarianism of his American forebears, he was received into the Church of England and naturalised as a British citizen - a radical and public alteration of the intellectual... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 28.78
'My dear Noel, I don't know what to write to you so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits whose names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter.' So begins Beatrix Potter's most celebrated letter, in which she tells for the first time the story that was destined to make her name famous all over the world, The Tale of Peter Rabbit.... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 29.17
Private faces in public places Are wiser and nicer Than public faces in private places. W.H. Auden, dedication to Stephen Spender, 1932 Stephen Spender wrote almost a million words of journal entries between his September Journal in 1939 and his death in 1995. In choosing from these voluminous journals for the new edition, the... more...