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- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
With Great Expectations, Dickens applied his bravura storytelling abilities to a familiar subject for a novelist: a young person's coming of age. Over the course of the novel, Pip struggles to define himself and to make his way through a world populated by escaped convicts, cruel guardians, and the unforgettable Miss Havisham, the jilted bride... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 57.00
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...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 18.99
Small Beneath the Sky is a tender, unsparing portrait of a family. It is also a book about place. Growing up in a small prairie city, where the local heroes were hockey players and curlers, Lorna Crozier never once dreamed of becoming a writer. Nonetheless, the grace, wisdom, and wit of her poetry have won her international acclaim. In this... 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...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 60.00
Paradise is commonly imagined as a place of departure or arrival, beginning and closure, permanent inhabitation of which, however much desired, is illusory. This makes it the dream of the traveller, the explorer, the migrant ? hence, a trope recurrent in postcolonial writing, which is so centrally concerned with questions of displacement and belonging. Projections... more...