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  • The Hunting of the Snarkby Lewis Carroll

    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...

  • Confessions of an English Opium-Eaterby Thomas De Quincey

    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...

  • Phantasmagoriaby Lewis Carroll

    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...

  • On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Artsby Thomas de Quincey

    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...

  • Ver-BINDINGby Edith Smit

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 10.50

    Over deze relatiemedia cq customer media gaat mijn inaugurele rede "Ver-BINDING". Centraal staat de rol die customer media spelen bij het opbouwen en het verstevigen van relaties tussen mensen en organisaties. more...

  • Maggie's Visit to Oxford and Other Poemsby Lewis Carroll

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Maggie’s 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...

  • The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmesby Arthur Conan Doyle; W. W. Robson

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 8.99

    In The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes we read the last twelve stories Conan Doyle was to write about Holmes and Watson. They reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written, and he can be seen to take advantage of new, more open conventions in fiction. Suicide as a murder weapon and homosexual incest are some of the psychological... more...

  • Selected Lettersby Charlotte Brontë; Margaret Smith; Janet Gezari

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    Dangerous as lucifer matches.'That was how Arthur Nicholls, Charlotte Bront--euml--;'s husband for the last nine months of her life, described her letters. Full of acute observations, pithy character sketches, and passionate convictions, the letters are our most direct source of information about the lives of the Bront--euml--;s and our closest... more...

  • Silas Marnerby George Eliot; Terence Cave

    Oxford University Press, UK 1996; US$ 6.99

    Falsely accused, cut off from his past, Silas the weaver is reduced to a spider-like existence, endlessly weaving his web and hoarding his gold. Meanwhile, Godfrey Cass, son of the squire, contracts a secret marriage. While the village celebrates Christma more...

  • Ironie im Mittelalterby Gerd Althoff; Christel Meier

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 37.02

    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...