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  • The Hobbit Companionby David Day; Lidia Postma

    Pavilion Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun inThe Hobbit andThe Lord of the Rings, master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface. more...

  • Painting Rainby Paula Meehan

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 9.99

    Painting Rain explores an Ireland where uncontrolled development is tearing apart a sustaining ecology. Paula Meehan sifts through the lore and memory available to her: her own journey through life, the small victories and large defeats that shape a world. Hers is an ambitious meditation, from that point where private memory, mythology and ecology... more...

  • The Winslow Boyby Terence Rattigan

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    Based on the real-life court case of a young naval cadet unjustly accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order and first staged in 1946, The Winslow Boy has been revived many times since, including at The Old Vic in 2013. Ronnie Winslow is expelled from naval college, having been accused of petty theft. Enraged, his father Arthur engages... more...

  • Oedipus the Kingby Sophocles; Stephen Berg; Diskin Clay

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 5.99

    In this highly acclaimed translation of Sophocles' Oedipus the King , Stephen Berg (a distinguished poet) and Diskin Clay (an eminent classicist) combine their talents to offer the contemporary reader a dazzling and original version of Sophocles' timeless work. Emphasizing the intensity of the spoken language, they capture the unrelenting power of... more...

  • Northby Seamus Heaney

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 15.49

    In North Seamus Heaney found a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland - its people, history and landscape. Here the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from different parts of the Northern European experience, and the idea of the north allows the poet to contemplate the violence on his home ground in relation to... more...

  • The Hobbit and Philosophyby William Irwin; Gregory Bassham; Eric Bronson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 17.95 US$ 15.99

    A philosophical exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved classic—just in time for the December 2012 release of Peter Jackson's new film adaptation, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-loved fantasy books of all time and the enchanting "prequel" to The Lord of the Rings . With the help of some... more...

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, New Editionby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 54.00

    Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of the British author, focusing on her famous novel, "Frankenstein." more...

  • Lyrical Ballads 1798by William Wordsworth

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    Lyrical Ballads was written under the joint collaboration of Wordsworth and Coleridge. It is believed to mark the foundation of the Romantic Movement in literature. The poets have picturesquely described the beauty of nature in detail. Imagination was a powerful force behind these poems. The poetic pieces profoundly effect and form a relation between... more...

  • Notes to the Complete Poetical Work of Percy Bysshe Shelleyby Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    A remarkable writer and intellectual in her own right, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley first encountered the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley when she was only a teenager. After fathering three of her children, Shelley drowned during a storm. In this volume of essays and annotations, Mary Shelley provides unique insight into Shelley's body of poetic work. more...

  • The Land Ballotby Fleur Adcock

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    A land ballot was the means by which Fleur Adcock's grandparents, immigrants from Manchester during World War I, were able to bid for a piece of native bush on the slopes of Mount Pirongia in the North Island of New Zealand. Their task was to turn this unpromising acreage into a dairy farm. When things didn't work out as they had hoped much of the... more...