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  • Beyond the Northlands
    Beyond the Northlands (English, Hardback) Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

    A trip to the furthest edgelands of the Viking world via the drama of the Old Norse sagas - from the Arctic Circle to Constantinople, north America to Kievan Rus.

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  • The Art of Memoir
    The Art of Memoir (English, Paperback) Mary Karr

    Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr's The Liars' Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well....

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  • The Conspiracy Against the Human Race
    The Conspiracy Against the Human Race (English, Paperback) Thomas Ligotti

    2010 Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction. ...

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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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  • Snape
    Snape (Paperback) Lorrie Kim $20.02
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  • A Jar of Wild Flowers
    A Jar of Wild Flowers (English, Paperback) Amarjit Chandan

    The first collection of essays dedicated to examining the work of John Berger, with cross-cultural contributions from an array of international names.

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  • A Secret Vice
    A Secret Vice (Hardback) J. R. R. Tolkien

    First ever critical study of Tolkien's little-known essay, which reveals how language invention shaped the creation of Middle-earth and beyond, to George R R Martin's Game of Thrones.

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  • Weatherland
    Weatherland (Paperback) Alexandra Harris

    An account English weather, which is at the very heart of English life and culture, as it is experienced physically, emotionally and spiritually. It catches the distinct voices of compelling individuals: 'Bloody cold', says Jonathan Swift in the 'slobbery' January of 1713; Percy Shelley wants to become a cloud and John Ruskin wants to bottle one.

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  • The Weird and the Eerie
    The Weird and the Eerie (English, Paperback) Fisher

    What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? In this new essay, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to these two modes. The Weird and the Eerie are closely related but distinct modes, each possessing its own distinct properties.  Both have often been associated with Horror, yet this emphasis overlooks the aching fascination that such...

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  • The Italian
    The Italian (English, Paperback) Ann Radcliffe

    The Italian (1797) is a gripping tale of love and betrayal, abduction and assassination, and incarceration by the Inquisition. Radcliffe's last and most unnerving novel exemplifies her definition of 'terror' writing, combining Romantic and Gothic elements and influencing countless later writers.

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  • Lust & Wonder
    Lust & Wonder (Paperback) Augusten Burroughs

    In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he's had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out.

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  • The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 4, 1966-1989
    The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 4, 1966-1989 (English, Hardback) Samuel Beckett

    This final volume in the acclaimed edition of The Letters of Samuel Beckett covers the last twenty-four years of Beckett's life and work.

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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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  • The Tree
    The Tree (Hardback) John Fowles

    As lyrical and precise as Fowles' novels, The Tree is a provocative meditation on the connection between the natural world and human creativity, and also a rejection of the idea that nature should be tamed for human purpose.

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  • Selected Essays
    Selected Essays (Paperback) Virginia Woolf

    This selection brings together thirty of Woolf's best essays across a wide range of subjects including writing and reading, the role and reputation of women writers, the art of biography, and the London scene. They are enchanting in their own right, and indispensable to an understanding of this great writer.

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  • Autumn Journal
    Autumn Journal (Paperback) Louis MacNeice

    A testament of living through the thirties by a young writer. It presents a record of the author's emotional and intellectual experience during those months, the trivia of everyday living set against the events of the world outside, the settlement in Munich and slow defeat in Spain.

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  • Ammonites and Leaping Fish
    Ammonites and Leaping Fish (English, Paperback) Penelope Lively

    Features meditations on what it is like to be old as well as on how memory shapes us.

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  • Geek Sublime
    Geek Sublime (Paperback) Vikram Chandra

    Looks at the connection between the two worlds of art and technology. This book explores such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the male machismo of geeks, the striking presence of an 'Indian Mafia' in Silicon Valley, and the writings of Abhinavagupta, the 10th-11th century Kashmiri thinker.

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  • Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda
    Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda (Paperback) F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald

    Through his alcoholism and her mental illness, his career highs (and lows) and her institutional confinement, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's devotion to each other endured for more than twenty-two years. This book presents a collection of correspondence between Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

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