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  • The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll
    The Annotated Alice (English, Paperback) Lewis Carroll, Sir John Tenniel

    Bringing together a lifetime's work on Lewis Carroll, this work looks at Carroll's puzzles and games of logic and focuses on topics ranging from Alice's influence on the Beat poet, Jack Kerouac to how mercury in hat linings turned hatters mad.

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  • Workers' Tales by Michael Rosen
    Workers' Tales (English, Paperback) Michael Rosen

    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, unique tales inspired by traditional literary forms appeared frequently in socialist-leaning British periodicals. Acclaimed critic and author Rosen collects more than 40 of the best and most enduring examples of these stories in one beautiful volume.

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  • The Poems by W. B. Yeats
    The Poems (English, Hardback) W. B. Yeats

    A leader of the twentieth-century Irish nationalist movement, who eventually became one of the Free States's senators, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is also the greatest poet that nation has yet produced.

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  • The Worlds of John Ruskin by Kevin Jackson
    The Worlds of John Ruskin (English, Paperback) Kevin Jackson

    An introduction to the life, work and art of one of the most influential and exhilarating writers in English. With 165 illustrations printed in full colour, ranging from private notes to presentation drawings to lecture diagrams - mostly from the collection at the Ruskin Library, and many never before published.

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  • Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom by Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom (English, Paperback) Oscar Wilde

    Amusing, thought-provoking epigrams, aphorisms, and other jests from the plays, essays, and lively conversation of Oscar Wilde offer a feast of humorous and profound quips. Nearly 400 quotes.

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  • The Penguin Classics Book by Henry Eliot
    The Penguin Classics Book (English, Hardback) Henry Eliot

    **Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year**...

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  • Romantic Outlaws by Charlotte Gordon
    Romantic Outlaws (English, Paperback) Charlotte Gordon

    ***AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4***NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER'A gripping account of the heartbreaks and triumphs of two of history's most formidable female intellectuals, Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.

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  • Collected Poems and Other Verse by Stephane Mallarme
    Collected Poems and Other Verse (English, Paperback) Stephane Mallarme

    Stephane Mallarme was the most radically innovative of nineteenth-century poets. This is the fullest collection of Mallarme's poetry ever published in English, and the only edition in any language that presents his Poesies in the last arrangement known to have been approved by the author. It includes all the prose poems and the unique, unclassifiable Un Coup de des... (A Dice Throw...)

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  • The Kill by Emile Zola
    The Kill (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    The Kill (La Cur?e) is the second volume in Zola's great cycle of twenty novels, Les Rougon-Macquart, and the first to establish Paris - the capital of modernity - as the centre of Zola's narrative world. Conceived as a representation of the uncontrollable 'appetites' unleashed by the Second Empire (1852-70) and the transformation of the city by Baron Haussmann, the novel combines into a single,...

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  • Zofloya by Charlotte Dacre
    Zofloya (English, Paperback) Charlotte Dacre

    `Few venture as thou hast in the alarming paths of sin.' This is the final judgement of Satan on Victoria di Loredani, the heroine of Zofloya, or The Moor (1806), a tale of lust, betrayal, and multiple murder set in Venice in the last days of the fifteenth century. The novel follows Victoria's progress from spoilt daughter of indulgent aristocrats, through a period of abuse and captivity, to a...

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  • The Hedgehog And The Fox by Isaiah Berlin
    The Hedgehog And The Fox (English, Paperback) Isaiah Berlin

    Isaiah Berlin's classic essay on Tolstoy - an exciting new edition with new criticism and a foreword.

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  • The Story of Beatrix Potter by Sarah Gristwood
    The Story of Beatrix Potter (English, Hardback) Sarah Gristwood

    To this day, Beatrix Potter's tales delight children and grown-ups around the world. But few people realise how extraordinary her own story is. Respected biographer Sarah Gristwood discovers a life crisscrossed with contradictions and marked by tragedy, yet one that left a remarkable literary - and environmental - legacy.

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  • L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
    L'Assommoir (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    This is a new translation of the seventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle, L'Assommoir (1877) - the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris. A contemporary bestseller, it outraged conservative critics and launched a passionate debate about the legitimate scope of modern literature.

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  • The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola
    The Belly of Paris (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    Florent Quenu returns to Paris after being unjustly imprisoned and finds the city utterly changed. The great new food market, Les Halles, has been built, and food dominates the political and social life of the capital. The third in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, The Belly of Paris appears in a vibrant new translation.

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  • News from Nowhere and Other Writings by William Morris
    News from Nowhere and Other Writings (English, Paperback) William Morris

    William Morris was a dreamer with a genius for turning dreams into reality. Self-taught in 13 different crafts, some of them ancient, he became a great European pattern-designer. This volume illustrates the variety of Morris's prose, while focusing on the theme of earthly paradise.

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  • Adapting Frankenstein by Dennis R. Cutchins
    Adapting Frankenstein (English, Paperback) Dennis R. Cutchins

    This edited collection explores the afterlife of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in theatre and film, radio, literature and graphics novels, making a substantial contribution to the field of adaptation studies. -- .

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  • The Cause of Humanity and Other Stories by Rudyard Kipling
    The Cause of Humanity and Other Stories (English, Hardback) Rudyard Kipling

    This volume of previously uncollected short stories spanning the life of Rudyard Kipling offers readers some real rarities. Many of the stories are unknown in the West, having been printed only once in India, and some have not been published before.

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  • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings by Thomas De Quincey
    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings (English, Paperback) Thomas De Quincey

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Suspiria de Profundis, and 'The English Mail-Coach' are De Quincey's finest essays in autobiography, published here with three appendices containing a wealth of related manuscript material and a comprehensive introduction and notes.

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  • The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories (English, Paperback) Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman was America's leading feminist intellectual of the early twentieth century. The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories makes available the fullest selection ever printed of her short fiction, featuring the pioneering feminist masterpiece of the title, her stories contemporary with The Yellow Wallpaper, the fiction from her neglected California period (1890-95), and her later...

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  • The Invention of Rare Books by David McKitterick
    The Invention of Rare Books (English, Hardback) David McKitterick

    Explores how the idea of rare books was shaped by collectors, traders and libraries from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Using examples from across Europe, David McKitterick looks at how rare books developed from being desirable objects of largely private interest to become public and even national concerns.

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