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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Making Oscar Wilde by Michele Mendelssohn
    Making Oscar Wilde (English, Hardback) Michele Mendelssohn

    Packed with new evidence, Making Oscar Wilde tells the untold story of a local Irish eccentric who became a global cultural icon. This must-read book dramatizes Oscar Wilde's remarkable rise in Victorian England and post-Civil War America. Michele Mendelssohn interweaves biography and social history to reveal a life like no other.

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

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

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  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
    Walden (English, Paperback) Henry David Thoreau

    Walden is Thoreau's classic autobiographical account of his experiment in solitary living, his refusal to play by the rules of hard work and the accumulation of wealth, and above all the freedom it gave him to adapt his living to the natural world around him. This new edition traces the sources of Thoreau's reading and thinking and considers the author in the context of his birthplace and sense of...

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  • The Brontes by Juliet Barker
    The Brontes (English, Paperback) Juliet Barker

    * Abacus reissue of Juliet Barker's unrivalled biography of the Bronte sisters, revised for this edition

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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 Anxiety of Influence by Prof. Harold Bloom
    The Anxiety of Influence (English, Paperback) Prof. Harold Bloom

    A study of the Romantic poets and the relation between tradition and the individual artist. For this second edition Bloom offers a new introduction which explains the genesis of his thinking and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism.

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  • Rabelais and His World by Mikhail Bakhtin
    Rabelais and His World (English, Paperback) Mikhail Bakhtin, Helene Iswolsky

    Essential reading for anyone interested in problems of language and text and in cultural interpretation

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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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