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  • The Mind of the Bookby Alastair Fowler

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 39.99

    Alastair Fowler presents a fascinating study of title-pages printed in England from the early modern era to the nineteenth century, exploring their place in the History of the Book for the first time. He illuminates key features of title-page design and presents 16 illustrations of significant title-pages with commentaries, from Chaucer to Dickens. more...

  • Christina Stead's The Man Who Loved Children: Bookmarkedby Paula Bomer

    Ig Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    Paula Bomer takes on Christina Stead's The Man Who Loved Children in the third title in the Bookmarked series. more...

  • Tennyson and Mid-Victorian Publishingby Jim Cheshire

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 84.91

    This book examines how Tennyson?s career was mediated, organised and directed by the publishing industry. Founded on neglected archival material, it examines the scale and distribution of Tennyson?s book sales in Britain and America, the commercial logic of publishing poetry, and how illustrated gift books and visual culture both promoted and interrogated... more...

  • Remaking Romanticismby Casie LeGette

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.91

    This book shows that the publishers and editors of the radical press deployed Romantic-era texts for their own political ends?and for their largely working-class readership?long after those works? original publication. It examines how the literature of the British Romantic period was excerpted and reprinted in radical political papers in Britain... more...

  • Books for Livingby Will Schwalbe

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 21.99

    From the author of the best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club , an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. 'I'm on a search and have been all my life: to find books to help me make sense of the world, to help me become a better person, to help me get my head around... more...

  • Avant-Folk: Small Press Poetry Networks from 1950 to the Presentby Ross Hair

    Liverpool University Press 2017; US$ 89.99

    A critical study of the intersection of folk and avant-garde poetics in transatlantic small press poetry networks from the 1950s up to the present. more...

  • English Lit 101by Brian Boone

    Adams Media 2017; US$ 15.99 US$ 11.99

    A guide to the greats in British literature! From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Charles Dickens' Tiny Tim to Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy and Shakespeare's Juliet, British authors have created some of the most compelling characters in all of literature. But too often, textbooks reduce these vibrant voices to boring summaries that would put even an... more...

  • American Lit 101by Brianne Keith

    Adams Media 2017; US$ 15.99 US$ 11.99

    From poetry to fiction to essays, American Lit 101 leaves no page unturned! Edgar Allan Poe. Willa Cather. Henry David Thoreau. Mark Twain. The list of important American writers goes on and on. These voices played a vital role in shaping the scope of American literature, and the United States itself. But too often, textbooks reduce this storied... more...

  • Books for Livingby Will Schwalbe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 25.95

    From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain... more...

  • Le Père Goriot d'Honoré de Balzac (Les Fiches de Lecture d'Universalis)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 3.99

    Limité jusqu'alors à quelques manifestations ponctuelles, le procédé du retour des personnages d'un roman à un autre devient, à partir du Père Goriot , un des ressorts de la création balzacienne. more...