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- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 5.99
If you're a true fan of horror fiction, don't miss scholar Edith Birkhead's classic survey of the origins of the genre, The Tale of Terror. Focusing on the early roots of horror in the Romantic and Victorian eras, this comprehensive study offers compelling insight and analysis of well-known tales and obscure gems alike. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 68.00
At the Borders of Sleep is a unique exploration of the connections between literature and the liminal states between waking and sleeping?from falling asleep and waking up, to drowsiness and insomnia, to states in which sleeping and waking mix. Delving into philosophy as well as literature, Peter Schwenger investigates the threshold between waking... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00
The present volume introduces new considerations on the topic of ?World Literature?. The essays revolve around the question of what, specifically in today's rapidly globalizing world, may be the productive implications of the concept of World Literature, which was first developed in the 18th century and then elaborated on by Goethe. more...
- Running Press 2014; US$ 5.95
Undeniably epic in scale, Tolstoy?s masterpiece has intimidated readers since it was published in 1869—until now. This deluxe mini edition makes this massive yet masterful work accessible to readers, who can get to know the greatest novel ever written in just one sitting. It includes comprehensive summaries of each book of War and Peace along with... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99
Whether you're a new writer struggling to find your way into the story you want to tell or an experienced scribe looking to shake things up with a few novel tips and techniques, Robert Saunders Dowst's The Technique of Fiction Writing can help. Packed with practical guidelines and instructions that are sure to break you out of your rut and... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
This collection of new essays seeks to define the unique qualities of female heroism in literary fantasy from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in the 1950s through the present. Building upon traditional definitions of the hero in myth and folklore as the root genres of modern fantasy, the essays provide a multi-faceted view of an important fantasy... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99
Charlie Brown and his friends are throwing a party to celebrate great inventions! To prepare for the party, everyone in the Peanuts gang is coming up with a favorite “big idea? from history. But Charlie Brown has a problem: he can?t think of any big ideas! Rediscover history?s great inventions?and learn about a very important inventor you?ve never... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.99
In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. She discusses both `high' and `low' fiction, combining discussion of social context with language analysis. Examples are taken from children's tales, romance, horror and science in her language analysis. more...
- Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99
Alexander Fleming was not the first person to discover penicillin. The adorable-looking duck-billed platypus is actually a poisonous killer. We don't really swallow eight spiders a year in our sleep. And a zombie apocalypse could happen. From the extremely popular humour website Cracked.com, these punchy articles, written with its typical irreverent... more...