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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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  • 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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  • Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler
    Dream Story (English, Paperback) Arthur Schnitzler

    A novella that tells how through a simple sexual admission a husband and wife ware driven apart into rival worlds of erotic revenge.

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  • Dostoevsky by Dr. Rowan Williams
    Dostoevsky (Paperback) Dr. Rowan Williams

    There is an unresolved tension in Dostoevsky's novels - a tension between believing and not believing in the existence of God. This book enables us to consider the nature of God in the 21st Century through the lens of Dostoevsky's novels.

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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 Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays by Oscar Wilde
    The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (English, Paperback) Oscar Wilde

    Offers newly edited texts of five of the British playwright's works, including the great farcial comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest."

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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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  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Pride and Prejudice (English, Paperback) Jane Austen

    Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. In this new edition Fiona Stafford considers the artistry with which Jane Austen creates her best-known story.

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

    Gordon has reunited mother and daughter through biography, beautifully weaving their narratives for the first time.' Amanda ForemanEnglish feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and author Mary Shelley were mother and daughter, yet these two extraordinary women never knew one another.

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  • Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti by Christina G. Rossetti
    Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti (English, Paperback) Christina G. Rossetti

    This work comprises a collection of the poetic works of 19th century poet Christina Rossetti. Rossetti's inner life dominates her poetry, exploring the themes of loss and unattainable hope across subjects ranging from love to the divine.

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  • Modernism by Vassiliki Kolocotroni
    Modernism (Paperback) Vassiliki Kolocotroni

    This anthology is a guide to the Modernist movement in literature providing students, researchers and teachers of Modernism with a comprehensive documentary resource. Covering a wide range of intellectual concerns of the period 1850-1940 in Britain, Europe and America the anthology brings together contemporary essays, reviews, articles and manifestos of the political and aesthetic avant-garde.

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  • The Odd Women by George Gissing
    The Odd Women (English, Paperback) George Gissing

    A novel of social realism, The Odd Women reflects the major sexual and cultural issues of the late nineteenth century. Unlike the "New Woman" novels of the era which challenged the idea that the unmarried woman was superfluous, Gissing satirizes that image and portrays women as "odd" and marginal in relation to an ideal. Set in a grimy, fog-ridden London, Gissing's "odd" women range from the...

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  • Arthur Rimbaud by Seth Whidden
    Arthur Rimbaud (English, Paperback) Seth Whidden

    Before he had turned 21, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) upended the house of French poetry and left it in shambles. What makes Rimbaud's poetry important, argues Seth Whidden, is part of what makes his life so compelling: rebellion, audacity, creativity and exploration.

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  • The Oxford Companion to the Brontes by Christine Alexander
    The Oxford Companion to the Brontes (English, Hardback) Christine Alexander, Margaret Smith

    This Companion brings together a wealth of information about the perennially fascinating lives and writings of the Bronte sisters. In addition, wide-ranging articles enable the reader to see them in their literary and social context, and to trace their enduring influence on the work of other writers.

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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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  • John Clare by John Clare
    John Clare (English, Hardback) John Clare

    In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past.

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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 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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