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  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversionby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 38.95

    The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives ? their behavior, values, and relationship... more...

  • The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literatureby Joseph Abbruscato; Tanya Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... more...

  • The Centre of Thingsby Christopher Harvie

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    An historical and critical work on the role of fiction in British politics, focusing on Disraeli, Galt, Eliot, Trollope, Wells and Cary among others. This witty book is the first treatment of its subject for nearly seventy years. more...

  • Beyond Cyberpunkby Graham J. Murphy; Sherryl Vint

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This book is a collection of essays that considers the continuing cultural relevance of the cyberpunk genre into the new millennium. Cyberpunk is no longer an emergent phenomenon, but in our digital age of CGI-driven entertainment, the information economy, and globalized capital, we have never more been in need of a fiction capable of engaging with... more...

  • Fast Slideby Melanie Jackson

    Orca Book Publishers 2010; US$ 9.95

    Clay Gibson, teen lifeguard, has to solve the mystery of the emptied register. more...

  • The Postnational Fantasyby Masood Ashraf Raja; Jason W. Ellis; Swaralipi Nandi

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    In twelve critical and interdisciplinary essays, this text examines the relationship between the fantastic in novels, movies and video games and real-world debates about nationalism, globalization and cosmopolitanism. Topics covered include science fiction and postcolonialism, issues of ethnicity, nation and transnational discourse. Altogether, these... more...

  • The Aftermathby Sara Michelle

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    From what we’ve calculated, it’s been seven days since The End. We don’t really have a more suitable name for it. There was absolutely no warning. It was three days after Christmas. We were alone and scared. Nobody expected the theories and stories to actually come true. After 2012 passed with no strange activity, the whole idea of the... more...

  • The Mysteries of the Citiesby Stephen Knight

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    A popular crime genre in the nineteenth century, urban mysteries have largely been ignored ever since. This historical and critical text examines the origins of the innovative genre, which grappled with the rise of enormous, anonymous cities, beginning in France in 1842, then spreading rapidly across the continent and to America and Australia. Writers... more...

  • Handbuch für Detektiveby Jedediah Berry; Judith Schwaab

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 18.05

    Hauptbeschreibung Charles Unwin plagt sich als kleiner Angestellter in einer weit verzweigten Detektivagentur ab, deren labyrinthisches Gebäude in einer Stadt aufragt, in der es immer zu regnen scheint. Als der berühmteste Detektiv der Agentur plötzlich vermisst wird, macht man Unwin selbst zum Detektiv, und er muss sich nun um die Aufklärung des... more...

  • Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fictionby Robyn McCallum; Jack D. Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...