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  • The Postfeminist Biopicby Bronwyn Polaschek

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 115.00

    This book contributes to the growing literature on the biopic genre by outlining and exploring the conventions of the postfeminist biopic. It does so by analyzing recent films about the lives of famous women including Sylvia Plath, Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen. more...

  • Frankenstein and Philosophyby Nicolas Michaud

    Open Court 2013; US$ 19.95

    Mary Shelley?s novel Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus sparked into life a fascination with science-gone-awry that refuses to die. From 1818 to present-day Hollywood, the story of Victor Frankenstein and his reanimated, stitched-together corpse has inspired (some would say) the very idea of modern science fiction and countless essays, movies,... more...

  • Reading Lolita in Tehranby Azar Nafisi

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    We all have dreams?things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. This is the story of Azar Nafisi?s dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They... more...

  • The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewisby Alister E. McGrath

    Wiley 2013; US$ 84.95

    Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ death, The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis sees leading Christian thinker Alister McGrath offering a fresh approach to understanding the key themes at the centre of Lewis’ theological work and intellectual development. Brings together a collection of original essays exploring important themes... more...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid

    Indiana University Press 1960; US$ 10.99

    "The Metamorphoses of Ovid offers to the modern world such a key to the literary and religious culture of the ancients that it becomes an important event when at last a good poet comes up with a translation into English verse." ?John Crowe Ransom "... a charming and expert English version, which is right in tone for the Metamorphoses." ?Francis... more...

  • Slide Ruleby Nevil Shute Norway

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.07

    Nevil Shute was a power and a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute's path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and 30s. The inspiration for many... more...

  • The Roman Historyby Cassius Dio; John Carter; Ian Scott-Kilvert

    Penguin Books Ltd 1987; Not Available

    Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome (27 BC-AD 14), brought peace and prosperity to his city after decades of savage civil war. This selection from Cassius Dio's Roman History gives the fullest description of that long struggle and ultimate triumph - detailing the brutal battles and political feuds that led to the collapse of Rome's 400-year-old... more...

  • Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Dramaby Jeremy Lopez

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 47.00

    A survey of the formal conventions of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Montaigneby Ullrich Langer

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00

    This volume explores the range of Montaigne's philosophy and its social and intellectual contexts. more...

  • Critical Perspectives on Harry Potterby Elizabeth E. Heilman

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 45.95

    For over a decade, the Harry Potter books have become ubiquitous early texts for children, and are also a popular choice for many adults. Indeed, an entire generation of children has now grown up in the midst of "Pottermania." But beyond the books, movies, web sites, and more, this significant cultural phenomenon also constitutes a powerful form of... more...