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  • An Anthology of Modern French Poetry (1850?1950)by Peter Broome; Graham Chesters

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This anthology is the companion volume to The Appreciation of Modern French Poetry, the aim of which was to give detailed preliminary help with the problems of poetic appreciation. The fourteen poets represented here provide a varied and exciting introduction to what is probably the richest century of French poetry, from 1850 to 1950. Hugo, the colossus... more...

  • The Iliad: A Commentary: Volume 3, Books 9-12by Bryan Hainsworth; G. S. Kirk

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    The third volume in the major six-volume Commentary on Homer's Iliad. more...

  • Ulyssesby James Joyce; Jeri Johnson

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    Ulysses, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, has had a profound influence on modern fiction. In a series of episodes covering the course of a single day, 16 June 1904, the novel traces the movements of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus through the streets of Dublin. Each episode has its own literary style, and the epic journey of Odysseus... more...

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval Englandby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there... Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague? In The Time Traveller's Guide Ian Mortimer's radical... more...

  • Knowing Fearby Jason Colavito

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    Tracing the development of horror entertainment since the late 18th century, this study argues that scientific discovery, technological progress, and knowledge in general have played an unparalleled role in influencing the evolution of horror. Throughout its many subgenres (biological horror, cosmic horror and others) and formats (film, literature,... more...

  • The Power of Mythby Joseph Campbell; Bill Moyers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition   The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell,... more...

  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessingby Hugh Barr Nisbet

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09

    This book sets his life and work of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing in the context of the intellectual, social, and cultural background of eighteenth-century Europe. more...

  • Dreiser's An American Tragedyby Martin Bucco

    Wiley 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    Called one of the best writers on the American scene, Dreiser is also called one of the world's best worst writers, with claims that he is an impurist with nothing but genius. This story, told in gruesome detail and with unswerving realism, recounts the dilemmas and choices of a "loser"; we watch him ascend to temptation, fall in transgression, and... more...

  • Who's Who in the Roman Worldby John Hazel

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 23.95

    Who's Who in the Roman World is a wide-ranging biographical survey of one of the greatest civilizations in history. Covering a period from the 5th century BC to AD 364, this is an authoritative and hugely enjoyable guide to an era which continues to fascinate today. The figures included come from all walks of Roman life and include some of history's... more...

  • Victorian Occultism and the Making of Modern Magicby Alison Butler

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 115.00

    The late Victorian period witnessed the remarkable revival of magical practice and belief. Butler examines the individuals, institutions and literature associated with this revival and demonstrates how Victorian occultism provided an alternative to the tightening camps of science and religion in a social environment that nurtured magical beliefs. more...