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- The Floating Press 1906; US$ 3.99
Sonnets from the Portuguese is the collection of love poems written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning in the time leading up to her marriage to Robert Browning. Elizabeth hesitated in publishing the poems, as they were so personally revealing, but her husband persuaded her of their high worth. She decided to pass them off as translations, in order to obscure... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Browning's dramatic poem The Ring and the Book narrates the trial of a Roman for the death of his wife and her parents. He suspected his wife of having an affair with a cleric. The man appeals his sentence, though unsuccessfully. The poem is narrated by many different voices, each adding their version of events to the whole in a series of monologues. more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage was the poem which brought Lord Byron public recognition. He himself disliked the poem, because he felt it revealed too much of himself. In it a young man (called childe after the medieval term for a candidate for knighthood) travels to distant lands to relieve the boredom and weariness brought on by a life of dissipation.... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote An Enemy of the People in 1882 as a response to the public outrage over his play Ghosts . Part comedy, part serious drama, the play looks at Dr. Thomas Stockmann's struggle to uphold the truth in the face of intolerance and willful ignorance, as his entire community turns against him. Branded an "Enemy... more...
- Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 21.95
Foran's book is IT: the definitive, detailed, intimate portrait of Mordecai Richler, the lion of Canadian literature, and the turbulent, changing times that nurtured him. It is also an extraordinary love story that lasted half a century. The first major biography with access to family letters and archives. Mordecai Richler was an outsized and outrageous... more...
- The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.99
Learn more about the life and works of the brilliant eighteenth-century spy, novelist, and rabble-rouser Daniel Defoe in this penetrating biography penned by William Minto. Minto, a Scottish professor of logic, offers a keenly insightful take on the influences and events that shaped Defoe's contributions to journalism and literature, which included... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99
Despite its somewhat dry title, this text is not a musty prose dissection of literary criticism. Instead, the piece takes the shape of a long poem in which Pope, at the very peak of his powers, takes merciless aim at many of the best-known writers of his day. The epitome of the subtle but lethal wit Alexander Pope has come to be celebrated for, "An... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
Dive into the back story behind renowned British novelist Anthony Trollope's rise to literary fame and glory. This autobiography offers a movingly detailed portrait of Trollope's childhood, his early career missteps (including a stint as a postal worker), and his blossoming literary interests and ambitions. more...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 1753; US$ 3.99
Antony and Cleopatra is a tragic play by Shakespeare, which tells the ill-fated love story between Antony and Cleopatra and the antagonistic role played by Julius Caesar, future Emperor of Rome. "I will tell you. The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed... more...