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- 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...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 21.72
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$ 29.15
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...
- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.99
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Newsweek /The Daily Beast ? The Huffington Post ? Kansas City Star ? Time Out New York ? Kirkus Reviews This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut?s fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority of them never before... more...
- Wilderness Press 2012; US$ 13.95
The Wisdom of John Muir marries the best aspects of a Muir anthology with the best aspects of a Muir biography. The fact that it is neither, and yet it is both, distinguishes this book from the many extant books on John Muir. Building on her lifelong passion for the work and philosophy of John Muir, author Anne Rowthorn has created this entirely... more...
- Melville House 2013; US$ 16.00
Mary MacLane?s I Await the Devil?s Coming is a shocking, brave and intellectually challenging diary of a 19-year-old girl living in Butte, Montana in 1902. Written in potent, raw prose that propelled the author to celebrity upon publication, the book has become almost completely forgotten. In the early 20th century, MacLane?s name was synonymous... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94
Philip Larkin met Monica Jones at University College Leicester in autumn 1946, when they were both twenty-four; he was the newly-appointed assistant librarian and she was an English lecturer. In 1950 Larkin moved to Belfast, and thence to Hull, while Monica remained in Leicester, becoming by turns his correspondent, lover and closest confidante,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 12.99
?[A] civilized discourse between two cultivated and sophisticated men. . . . It?s a pleasure to be in their company.? ?Michael Dirda, The Washington Post After a meeting at an Australian literary festival brought them together in 2008, novelists Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee began exchanging letters on a regular basis with the hope they might... more...