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  • Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grassby Walt Whitman; David S. Reynolds

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    This Anniversary Edition captures the typeface, design and layout of the original edition supervised by Whitman himself. Today's readers get a sense of the "ur-text" of Leaves of Grass , the first version of this historic volume, before Whitman made many revisions of both format and style. The volume also boasts an afterword by Whitman authority David... more...

  • Victorian Renovations of the Novelby Suzanne Keen

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    Original study of narrative technique in Victorian fiction from Charlotte Brontë to H. G. Wells. more...

  • The Elder Eddaby Andy Orchard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.40

    Compiled by an unknown scribe in Iceland around 1270, and based on sources dating back centuries earlier, these mythological and heroic poems tell of gods and mortals from an ancient era: the giant-slaying Thor, the doomed Völsung family, the Hel-ride of Brynhild and the cruelty of Atli the Hun. Eclectic, incomplete and fragmented, these verses nevertheless... more...

  • The Complete English Poemsby John Donne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.40

    No poet has been more wilfully contradictory than John Donne, whose works forge unforgettable connections between extremes of passion and mental energy. From satire to tender elegy, from sacred devotion to lust, he conveys an astonishing range of emotions and poetic moods. Constant in his work, however, is an intensity of feeling and expression and... more...

  • Arthurian Romancesby Chretien Troyes; Carleton Carroll; William Kibler

    Penguin Books Ltd 1991; US$ 14.65

    Taking the legends surrounding King Arthur and weaving in new psychological elements of personal desire and courtly manner, Chrétien de Troyes fashioned a new form of medieval Romance. The Knight of the Cart is the first telling of the adulterous relationship between Lancelot and Arthur's Queen Guinevere, and in The Knight with the Lion Yvain neglects... more...

  • Leaves of Grass, 1860by Walt Whitman; Jason Stacy

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    In May 1860, Walt Whitman published a third edition of Leaves of Grass. His timing was compelling. Printed during a period of regional, ideological, and political divisions, written by a poet intimately concerned with the idea of a United States as ?essentially the greatest poem,? this new edition was Whitman?s last best hope for national salvation.... more...

  • Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffyby Sylvia Plath

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 12.39

    Sylvia Plath was, for both English and American poetry, one of the defining voices of twentieth-century, and one of the most appealing: few other poets have introduced as many new readers to poetry. Though she published just one collection in her lifetime, The Colossus , and a novel, The Bell Jar , it was following her death in 1963 that her work... more...

  • More for Helen of Troyby Simon Mundy

    Seren 2013; US$ 10.99

    More for Helen of Troy, Simon Mundy's new collection of poems from Seren, is suffused with the atmosphere of the landscapes that inspire him, the lush countryside of Powys, and a number of islands all over the world:Genada, Jamaica, Shetland, Italy. It is also deeply involved with many questions of desire: for the ideal of a beautiful woman, as 'Mermaid';... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Natural Worldby Tom MacFaul

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book explores the rich range of meanings that Shakespeare finds in the natural world, enabling new readings of his works. more...

  • Birthday Lettersby Ted Hughes

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters are addressed, with just two exceptions, to Sylvia Plath, the American poet to whom he was married. They were written over a period of more than twenty-five years, the first a few years after her suicide in 1963, and represent Ted Hughes's only account of his relationship with Plath and of the psychological drama that... more...