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  • Hedda Gabler
    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
    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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  • What Maisie Knew
    What Maisie Knew (English, Paperback) Henry James

    The child of violently divorced parents, Maisie Farange opens her eyes on a distinctly modern world. Mothers and fathers keep changing their partners and names, while she herself becomes the pretext for all sorts of adult sexual intrigue. The novel traces the course of her education and ends with the death of her childhood. It is one of James's finest studies of lost innocence.

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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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  • The Annotated Alice
    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 Hedgehog And The Fox
    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 Brontes
    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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  • Corinne
    Corinne (English, Paperback) Madame De Stael

    Corrine, or Italy, is both the story of a love affair between Oswald, Lord Nelvil, and a beautiful poetess, and an homage to the landscape, literature and art of Italy. Stael, the subject of recent feminist rediscovery, weaves discreet political allusion into her romance, and upon its publication Napoleon renewed her order of exile. Sylvia Raphel's new translation preserves the natural character...

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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 Belly of Paris
    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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  • The Cambridge Companion to 'Dracula'
    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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  • The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tact
    Tact (English, Hardback) David Russell

    The social practice of tact was an invention of the nineteenth century, a period when Britain was witnessing unprecedented urbanization, industrialization, and population growth. In an era when more and more people lived more closely than ever before with people they knew less and less about, tact was a new mode of feeling one's way with others in complex modern conditions. In this book, David...

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  • The Madwoman in the Attic
    The Madwoman in the Attic (English, Paperback) Sandra M. Gilbert, Susan Kamholtz Gubar

    In this work of feminist literary criticism the authors explore the works of many major 19th-century women writers. They chart a tangible desire expressed for freedom from the restraints of a confining patriarchal society and trace a distinctive female literary tradition.

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  • Teenage Writings
    Teenage Writings (English, Paperback) Jane Austen

    The young Jane Austen was a precocious reader, devouring pulp fiction and classic literature, both of which she soon began to imitate and parody. Three volumes of her vivacious teenage writing survive. Devices and themes which appear subtly in her later fiction run riot here: drunkenness, brawling, sexual misdemeanour, theft, and even murder.

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  • News from Nowhere and Other Writings
    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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  • 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 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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