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  • Anthology of Classical Mythby Stephen M. Trzaskoma; R. Scott Smith; Stephen Brunet; Thomas G. Palaima

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 18.95

    This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks. In addition to the complete texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony , this collection provides generous selections from over 50 texts... more...

  • The Prisoner's Wifeby asha bandele

    Scribner 2010; US$ 13.95

    As a favor for a friend, a bright and talented young woman volunteered to read her poetry to a group of prisoners during a Black History Month program. It was an encounter that would alter her life forever, because it was there, in the prison, that she would meet Rashid, the man who was to become her friend, her confidant, her husband, her lover, her... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Margaret Atwoodby Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 19.00

    An engaging overview for students and readers of Atwood's life, works, contexts and reception. more...

  • Achebe's Things Fall Apartby John Chua; Suzanne Pavlos

    Wiley 2011; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Things Fall Apart, you explore the ground-breaking... more...

  • Poems to Friendsby Venantius Fortunatus; Joseph Pucci

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.95

    Owing to the rich storehouse of information it contains, the poetry of Venantius Fortunatus (c. 535?600) has long been mined as a historical source for Merovingian society, a focus that overshadows an appreciation of the poems? literary value. This volume, offering free-verse translations of Fortunatus? personal poetry, remains faithful to the historical... more...

  • Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, and Translation in the Middle Agesby Rita Copeland

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 32.00

    This is the first book to consider the rise of translation as part of a broader history of critical discourses from classical Rome to the late Middle Ages. more...

  • The Witches: Plays for Childrenby David Wood; Roald Dahl

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.78

    Fun-to-perform plays for the classroom. A collection of seven short playlets following the story of Roald Dahl's book in sequence. Some are for three or four actors and a couple are ideal for performance by a whole class. Full of humour, excitement and magic and true to the spirit of Dahl's work. Similar in format to The Twits and The BFG:... more...

  • Shakespeareby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    DK Eyewitness Shakespeare is a spectacular and informative guide to one of history's most well known playwrights. Amazing photographs offer your child a unique "eyewitness" view of William Shakespeare. Did you know special effects were used in Shakespeare's plays including devils and ghosts that came up through trapdoors in the stage? Let your... more...

  • No. 44, The Mysterious Strangerby Mark Twain; William M. Gibson

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    This is the only authoritative text of this late novel. It reproduces the manuscript which Mark Twain wrote last, and the only one he finished or called the "The Mysterious Stranger." Albert Bigelow Paine's edition of the same name has been shown to be a textual fraud. more...

  • Inventing Englishby Seth Lerer

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    Why is there such a striking difference between English spelling and English pronunciation? How did our seemingly relatively simple grammar rules develop? What are the origins of regional dialect, literary language, and everyday speech, and what do they have to do with you? Seth Lerer's Inventing English is a masterful, engaging history of the... more...