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- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.38
Spike Milligan's legendary war memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a fascinating portrait of the formative years of this towering comic genius, most famous as writer and star of The Goon Show. They have sold over 4.5 million copies since they first appeared. 'The most irreverent, hilarious... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 24.00
This volume is a unique overview of two centuries of short stories from Britain and other English-speaking countries. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 23.98
Isaac Bashevis Singer's work explores humanity in all of its guises. This collection of forty-seven short stories, selected by Singer himself from across the whole of his career, brings together the best of his writing. From the supernatural 'Taibele and Her Demon' to the poignant 'The Unseen', and from gentle humour in 'Gimpel the Fool' to tragedy... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.99
This is the fullest collection of La Rochefoucauld's writings ever published in English, and includes the first complete translation of the Miscellaneous Reflections. A table of alternative maxim numbers and an index of topics help the reader to locate any maxim quickly. - ;'Our virtues are, most often, only vices in disguise.'. Deceptively... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00
Here is the remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo ? a stunning feat of historical sleuthing that brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers . The real-life protagonist of The Black Count , General Alex Dumas, is a man almost unknown today yet with a story... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 27.50
The most prominent woman in Renaissance Florence, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici (1425-1482) lived during her city's golden age. Wife of Piero de' Medici and mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Tornabuoni exerted considerable influence on Florence's political and social affairs. She was also, as this volume illustrates, a gifted and prolific poet.... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 22.50
Providing a compact literary history of the twentieth century in England, Cities of Affluence and Anger studies the problematic terms of national identity during England's transition from an imperial power to its integration in the global cultural marketplace. While the countryside had been the dominant symbol of Englishness throughout the... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00
Muñoz Pérez revela la importancia de las mujeres en la política y cultura de la corte española en tiempos de Olivares. Muñoz Pérez examines the importance of women in political and cultural life at the Spanish court through the case of Teresa Valle, spiritual counsellor of Olivares. more...