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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
The nonsensical poem The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in Eight Fits) was written by Lewis Carroll in 1874 and published in 1876. Describing "with infinite humor the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature", the work borrows in-part from Carroll's Jabberwocky in Through the Looking-Glass . more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
I have often been asked how I first came to be a regular opium-eater, and have suffered, very unjustly, in the opinion of my acquaintance from being reputed to have brought upon myself all the sufferings which I shall have to record, by a long course of indulgence in this practice purely for the sake of creating an artificial state of pleasurable excitement.... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Today, Lewis Carroll is best remembered as a writer of juvenile fiction responsible for such timeless works as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. However, Carroll was also a poet who wove dark visions and supernatural themes into his substantial body of work. Much of the verse collected in Phantasmagoria and Other Poems... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Mary Ann Evans, the British writer who worked under the male pen name George Eliot, was a fascinating literary figure and one of the most influential novelists of the Victorian period. This biography from Mathilde Blind delves into Eliot's life and work, presenting a compelling, well-rounded account. more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99
Take a look at the entertainment landscape today -- the most popular books, movies, and television shows all revolve around murder and its dissection by brilliant investigators. Renowned British essayist Thomas de Quincey stumbled on this truth early in the nineteenth century, prompting him to pen the satirical piece "On Murder Considered as One... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99
Maggies Visit to Oxford and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll is a collection of poems for children. Like his other works, most of the poems are set in fantasy lands. The collection includes poems such as Maggie's Visit to Oxford, Christmas Greetings, The Valley of the Shadow of Death, Faces in the Fire, The Dream of Fame, and Facts. more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 91.58
Ob das Mittelalter zur Ironie fähig war, wurde zwar bislang vielfach bezweifelt, lässt sich aber mit einer Fülle eindrucksvoller Belege nachweisen. In interdisziplinärem Ansatz rekonstruie¬ren die Autoren die dem Mittelalter aus der antiken Rhetorik und Hermeneutik bekannten Ironiekonzepte und die vielfältige praktische Verwendung der Ironie in der... more...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 23.66
Hauptbeschreibung 'Phantasmatic Knowledge' investigates changing anthropological visions as they were negotiated in late Victorian and early twentieth century literature. It starts from the assumption that in nineteenth century scientific discourse, a human being can only be accepted as fully human if it is visually perceived as human. One of the... more...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 41.64
This collection of essays contributes to the socio-institutional study of literary culture by looking at how writers, artists, and scholars in the United States assert their intellectual authority at various moments within the shifting cultural marketplace between 1790 and 1900. What do we mean when we speak of intellectual authority? How does the... more...