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  • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings
    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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  • Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice (English, Paperback) Jane Austen

    The Norton Critical Edition of Pride and Prejudice has been revised to reflect the most current scholarly approaches to Austen's most widely read novel.

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

    Historian Sarah Gristwood follows Potter from her constricted Victorian childhood to the success and tragedy of the years 1901-13, when she published nearly all her major books yet was denied love by the death of her fiance. Finally, she traces the last 30 years of Potter's life, when she abandoned books to become a working farmer and pioneer of the conservation movement in the early days of the...

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  • Gothic
    Gothic (English, Paperback) Fred Botting

    This enduringly popular book has become a classic in the expanding and increasingly popular field of Gothic Studies. This long awaited new edition contains a new chapter on ?Contemporary Gothic', an expanded section on American Gothic and more discussion of the gothic in women's film and writing throughout the book. It is also updated in relation to media and technology with further discussion of...

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  • Romanticism - an Anthology 4E
    Romanticism - an Anthology 4E (English, Paperback) Duncan Wu

    Contains complete texts of a wide range of Romantic works, including Blake's "Songs of Innocence and of Experience", "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and Urizen"; Wordsworth and Coleridge's "Lyrical Ballads" (1798); Wordsworth's "Two-Part Prelude"; early and revised versions of Coleridge's "The Eolian Harp", and "The Ancient Mariner".

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  • Research Methods for English Studies
    Research Methods for English Studies (English, Paperback) Gabriele Griffin

    A guide to research methods for final-year undergraduates, postgraduates taking Masters degrees and PhDs students of 19th- and 20th-century Literary Studies. Each chapter centres on one particular method, offering both advice on how to utilise it and exploring some of the methodological issues that are involved in the use of the particular method.

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  • The Anatomy of Blackness
    The Anatomy of Blackness (English, Paperback) Andrew S. Curran

    Penetrating and comprehensive, The Anatomy of Blackness shows that, far from being a monolithic idea, eighteenth-century Africanist discourse emerged out of a vigorous, varied dialogue that involved missionaries, slavers, colonists, naturalists, anatomists, philosophers, and Africans themselves.

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  • The Kill
    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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  • An Image of Africa/ The Trouble with Nigeria
    An Image of Africa/ The Trouble with Nigeria (Paperback) Chinua Achebe

    Asserts the author's belief in Joseph Conrad as a 'bloody racist' and his conviction that Conrad's novel "Heart of Darkness" only serves to perpetuate damaging stereotypes of black people. This title includes "The Trouble with Nigeria", the author's searing outpouring of his frustrations with his country.

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  • The Coquette and The Boarding School
    The Coquette and The Boarding School (English, Paperback) Hannah Webster Foster

    Hannah Webster Foster's two major Early American works with a wealth of primary materials are now available in a Norton Critical Edition.

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  • The Lost Thread
    The Lost Thread (English, Paperback) Jacques Ranciere

    In The Lost Thread, Rancière debunks the notion of Flaubert, Baudelaire, Conrad, Woolf and Keats as reactionary producers of bourgeois mythologies, and instead foregrounds the egalitarian and democratic impulses of modernist literature. Contrary to the canonical interpretation of the relation between modernism and capitalism via the commodification of everyday life, Rancière proposes a radical...

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  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens (English, Hardback) Jenny Hartley

    Jenny Hartley introduces Charles Dickens's life and works, looking at the vitality of his characters and the energy which surges through his writing. Examining the themes running through his books, she considers the institutions which influenced his work (such as the workhouse) and looks at his critique of nineteenth century society.

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  • Victorian Animal Dreams
    Victorian Animal Dreams (English, Paperback) Martin A. Danahay

    The Victorian period witnessed the beginning of a debate on the status of animals that continues today. This volume explicitly acknowledges the way twenty-first-century deliberations about animal rights and the fact of past and prospective animal extinction haunt the discussion of the Victorians' obsession with animals. Combining close attention to historical detail with a sophisticated analytical...

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  • On the Sofa with Jane Austen
    On the Sofa with Jane Austen (English, Hardback) Maggie Lane

    A collection of essays that first appeared in the Regency World magazine. It celebrates the quirkiest corners and cleverest contrivances of Jane Austen's art. It features twenty-one topics ranging from coiffure to crime, from gossip to grandmothers.

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  • The Belly of Paris
    The Belly of Paris (Multiple languages, 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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  • Alice in Space
    Alice in Space (English, Hardback) Gillian Beer

    Lewis Carroll conceived his Alice books during a time (the 1860s) of intense intellectual upheaval, as new scientific, linguistic, educational, and mathematical ideas flourished around his Oxford home and far beyond. This book by the distinguished scholar Gillian Beer reveals the zest and freedom with which Carroll played across those ideas in Alice'sAdventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. In a series of lively chapters that mirror the picaresque nature of Alice's travels, Beer brings to the surface much contextual knowledge that has been mislaid over time and places the Alice books in apposition to other works and inquiries contemporary with Carroll. The topics Beer addresses include time, games, mathematics and arguments about space, puns,Punch, philosophical dialogue, taxonomies and classification, naming and the question of Alice's identity, growing and eating, dreaming, and issues of justice. Writing with a combination of learning and lightness, Beer reminds us that the Alice books are essentially about curiosity, its risks and pleasures, and they have an extraordinary capacity to spark curiosity in us too.

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  • Collected Poems and Other Verse
    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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  • Zofloya
    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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  • John Keats
    John Keats (English, Hardback) John Keats

    Features a contemporary poet who selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the author offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature.

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  • Pere Goriot
    Pere Goriot (English, Paperback) Honore de Balzac

    This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin....

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