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- ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 3.99
The Jungle Book (1894) is a collection of fantasy animal stories by Rudyard Kipling. The tales involve Mowgli, an Indian child lost in the jungles. Mowgli is adopted by a tribe of wolves and is brought up according to the jungle laws by various animal mentors such as the black panther and the bear. He is fed the jungle diet. When he comes back to his... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99
Originally published in 1667 in ten books, "Paradise Lost" is an epic poem in blank verse written by John Milton; it was republished in 1674 after being divided into twelve books. Milton has presented his version of the disobedience and subsequent expulsion of man from the Garden of Eden. It is an attempt to understand the heavenly proceedings... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99
Boswell's Selected Works is collects three major works, Critical Strictures on the New Tragedy of Elvira, The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, and No Abolition of Slavery. The first is a criticism of David Mallet (David Malloch). The second offers an account of a trip to Scotland with Samuel Johnson. The last is a collection of poems displaying... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99
The pieces in Wilkie Collins's My Miscellanies were first published in Household Words and All the Year Round. The collection includes Memoirs of an Adopted Son, the tale of an audacious mugger and the myth of his paranormal birth and demise. The Poisoned Meal is a true story about Marie-Francoise who is wrongly charged with murder. A Queen's... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well have fascinated scholars for centuries for, among other aspects, the ways they resist an obvious genre classification. While these stories of love and familial recognition bear elements of romantic conflict, Shakespeare integrated aspects of the comedic and tragic... more...
- The Floating Press 1821; US$ 3.99
Adonais represents the height of artistic achievement for nineteenth-century Romantic poetry. Percy Bysshe Shelley's book-length elegy in the pastoral style mourns the loss of fellow poet John Keats in 495 remarkably accomplished lines. Shelley himself regarded "Adonais" as the best of his work, and the poem is a must-read for fans of... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 188.00
In the twentieth century, literature was under threat. Not only was there the challenge of new forms of oral and visual culture. Even literary education and literary criticism could sometimes actually distance novels, poems and plays from their potential audience. This is the trend which Roger D. Sell now seeks to reverse. Arguing that literature can... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 41.95
Combining original historical research with literary analysis, Adam Barrows takes a provocative look at the creation of world standard time in 1884 and rethinks the significance of this remarkable moment in modernism for both the processes of imperialism and for modern literature. As representatives from twenty-four nations argued over adopting the... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2001; US$ 10.99
This collection of essays on the writing of Robertson Davies addresses the basic problems in reading his work by looking at the topics of doubling, disguise, irony, paradox, and dwelling in "gaps" or spaces "in between." The essays present new insights on a broad range of topics in Davies' oeuvre and represent one of the first major discussions devoted... more...