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  • The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories by Arthur Machen
    The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories (English, Hardback) Arthur Machen

    Arthur Machen is a significant figure in supernatural and horror literature, in the genre of 'weird fiction'. This collection brings together his best horror tales with a full contextual introduction and which helps to illuminate Machen's place in the literary and cultural milieu of 1890s Britain.

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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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  • In Byron's Wake by Miranda Seymour
    In Byron's Wake (Hardback) Miranda Seymour

    BYRON'S WAKE The Extraordinary Story of Lord Byron's Wife and Daughter: Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace The only legitimate daughter of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was to become a pioneer of the computer revolution. This masterful new biography is a portrait of two remarkable women, Ada and her mother Annabella, haunted by the mercurial spirit of the notorious poet.

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  • The Poems by W. B. Yeats
    The Poems (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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  • Blake by Peter Ackroyd
    Blake (Paperback) Peter Ackroyd

    Poet, painter, engraver and visionary, Blake's was a radical spirit fired by genius. Yet his life has remained an enigma.In this magnificent biography Peter Ackroyd discloses the true nature of William Blake's life and art.

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  • The Hedgehog And The Fox by Isaiah Berlin
    The Hedgehog And The Fox (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 Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories by Jack London
    The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories (English, Paperback) Jack London

    Of all Jack London's fictions none have been so popular as his dog stories. In addition to The Call of the Wild, the epic tale of a Californian dog's adventures during the Klondike gold rush, this edition includes White Fang, and five famous short stories - 'Batard', 'Moon-Face', 'Brown Wolf', 'That Spot', and 'To Build a Fire'.

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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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  • William and Dorothy Wordsworth by Lucy Newlyn
    William and Dorothy Wordsworth (English, Paperback) Lucy Newlyn

    William and Dorothy Wordsworth is the first literary biography of the Wordsworths' creative collaboration. Using poems, letters, journals, memoirs, and biographies, it plots the intertwined lives of the Wordsworth siblings and their writing.

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  • Dickinson by Helen Vendler
    Dickinson (English, Paperback) Helen Vendler

    Seamus Heaney, Denis Donoghue, William Pritchard, Harold Bloom, and many others have praised the author as one of the most attentive readers of poetry. In this title, she turns her illuminating skills as a critic to 150 selected poems of Emily Dickinson. She serves as a guide, considering the stylistic and imaginative features of the poems.

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  • The Bronte Sisters: Life, Loss and Literature by Catherine Rayner
    The Bronte Sisters: Life, Loss and Literature (English, Paperback) Catherine Rayner

    An insightful biography, exploring the lives of the three Bronte sisters, trailblazing female writers of the nineteenth century.

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  • The Cambridge Companion to 'Dracula' by Roger Luckhurst
    The Cambridge Companion to 'Dracula' (English, Paperback) Roger Luckhurst

    A new collection of essays that offers exciting new critical approaches to the most famous vampire in literature and film.

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  • Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas De Quincey
    Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Paperback) Thomas De Quincey

    Describes the surreal hallucinations, insomnia and nightmarish visions, the author experienced while consuming daily large amounts of laudanum. This book presents an account of the pleasures and pains of opium that forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction.

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  • Cultivating Belief by Sebastian Lecourt
    Cultivating Belief (English, Hardback) Sebastian Lecourt

    This book explores how a group of Victorian literary writers - including George Eliot, Walter Pater, and Matthew Arnold - became interested in the emerging anthropology of religion, which sought to explain religion not in terms of doctrines or beliefs but as a function of race or ethnicity.

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  • The Making of Jane Austen by Devoney Looser
    The Making of Jane Austen (English, Hardback) Devoney Looser

    Whether you're a devoted Janeite or simply Jane-curious, The Making of Jane Austen will have you thinking about how a literary icon is made, transformed, and handed down from generation to generation.

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  • An Image of Africa/ The Trouble with Nigeria by Chinua Achebe
    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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  • Portrait of a Novel by Michael Gorra
    Portrait of a Novel (English, Paperback) Michael Gorra

    "...literary criticism at its most lucid and engaging, as it shows James embarking on his great work and displays Gorra, filled with enthusiasm and insight, as the book's most ideal and intelligent reader." Colm Toibin, Books of the Year 2012, The Guardian

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  • Study and Revise for AS/A-level: Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Mark Asquith
    Study and Revise for AS/A-level: Tess of the D'Urbervilles (English, Paperback) Mark Asquith, Luke McBratney

    Enable students to achieve their best grade in AS/A-level English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise Tess of the D'Urbervilles throughout the course.

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  • Black Roads by Robert Smart
    Black Roads (English, Paperback) Robert Smart

    Black Roads traces the impact of the Famine on Irish literature from William Carlton's The Black Prophet (from which the title is taken) to more contemporary work by authors

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  • Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
    Hedda Gabler (English, Paperback) Henrik Ibsen

    Hedda is an intelligent and ambitious woman, trapped in the stifling environment of a bourgeois 19th-century marriage. When writer Eilert Loevborg, an old flame returns to Hedda's life with a masterpiece that might threaten her husband's career, Hedda decides to take drastic and fatal action.

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