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  • Tragedy: A Very Short Introductionby Adrian Poole

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 7.99

    What do we mean by 'tragedy' now? When we turn on the news, does a report of the latest atrocity have any connection with Sophocles and Shakespeare? Addressing questions about belief, blame, revenge, pain, witnessing and ending, this book demonstrates the enduring significance of attempts to understand terrible suffering. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to English Novelistsby Adrian Poole

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    A survey of the most important British novelists of the past 250 years, for students of British fiction. more...

  • Victorian Shakespeareby Dr Gail Marshall; Dr Adrian Poole

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 138.00

    What did the Victorians think of Shakespeare? The twelve essays gathered here offer some answers, through close examination of works by leading nineteenth-century novelists, poets and critics including Dickens, Trollope, Eliot, Tennyson, Browning and Ruskin. Shakespeare provided the Victorians with ways of thinking about the authority of the past,... more...

  • The Americanby Henry James; Adrian Poole

    OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 8.99

    A wealthy American man of business descends on Europe in search of a wife to make his fortune complete. His bid for Claire de Cintré hand receives an icy welcome from the heads of her aristocratic family. Can they stomach his manners for the sake of his dollars? Out of this classic collision between the old world and the new, James weaves a fable... more...

  • Our Mutual Friendby Charles Dickens; Adrian Poole

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.09

    Penguin Classics e-books give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens's novels, including all the original illustrations, useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens's life and notes that fill in the background to the book. Our Mutual Friend centres... more...

  • Henry IV Part Twoby William Shakespeare; Adrian Poole

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.09

    Angered by the loss of his son in battle, the Earl of Northumberland supports another rebellion against King Henry IV, bringing the country to the brink of civil war. Sick and weary, the old King sends out his forces, including the unruly Sir John Falstaff, to meet the rebels. But as the conflict grows, he must also confront a more personal problem... more...

  • What Maisie Knewby Henry James; Adrian Poole

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 6.99

    The child of violently divorced parents, Maisie Farange opens her eyes on a distinctly modern world. Mothers and fathers keep changing their partners and names, while she herself becomes the pretext for all sorts of adult sexual intrigue.The novel traces the course of her education and ends with the death of her childhood. It is one of James's finest... more...

  • The Aspern Papers and Other Storiesby Henry James; Adrian Poole

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    An unscrupulous critic, determined to get his hands on the private papers of a great poet, finds himself duelling with the grim old lady who was once the poet's mistress and muse. Aspern's lost world of beauty and romance still seems to hand in the glamorous air of Venice, but the price of admission turns out to involve another party, the old... more...

  • The Aspern Papers and Other Storiesby Henry James; Adrian Poole

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99

    As well as 'The Aspern Papers', this selection includes 'The Death of the Lion', 'The Figure in the Carpet', and 'The Birthplace'. All four stories concern the figure of the artist and the cult of celebrity. This new edition includes extracts from James's Prefaces and Notebooks that shed light on the genesis of the stories. more...

  • Daisy Miller and An International Episodeby Henry James; Adrian Poole

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99

    A unique edition of James's two complementary tales, 'Daisy Miller' and 'An International Episode', in which the young American girl irrupts into European society. This edition includes introduction and notes by Adrian Poole, and an Appendix on stage and screen versions of 'Daisy Miller'. more...