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  • The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
    The Time Machine (English, Paperback) H. G. Wells

    When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace.

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  • Once Upon a Time by Marina Warner
    Once Upon a Time (English, Paperback) Marina Warner

    In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner guides us through the rich world of fairy tale, from Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to Snow White and Pan's Labyrinth. Exploring pervasive themes of folklore, myth, the supernatural, imagination, and fantasy, Warner highlights the impact of the genre on human understanding, history, and culture.

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  • The Professor and the Siren by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
    The Professor and the Siren (English, Paperback) Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa

    An NYRB Classics Original...

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  • Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction by Marina Warner
    Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Marina Warner

    Marina Warner guides us through the rich world of fairy tale, from Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to Snow White and Pan's Labyrinth. Exploring pervasive themes of folklore, myth, the supernatural, imagination, and fantasy, Warner highlights the impact of the genre on human understanding, history, and culture.

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  • Consorts of the Caliphs by Shawkat M. Toorawa
    Consorts of the Caliphs (English, Paperback) Shawkat M. Toorawa

    Lyrical biographical sketches of the concubines of ancient Baghdad  Consorts of the Caliphs is a seventh/thirteenth-century compilation ofanecdotes about thirty-eight women who were consorts to those in power, most ofthem concubines of the early Abbasid caliphs and wives of latter-day caliphsand sultans. This slim but illuminating volume is one of the few survivingtexts by the prolific Baghdadi...

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  • The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (Paperback) Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARINA WARNER AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY MERVYN PEAKE Coleridge's celebrated poem was written at the suggestion of William Wordsworth in the early days of their friendship, and published for the first time in 1798.

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  • L'Atalante by Marina Warner
    L'Atalante (English, Paperback) Marina Warner

    L'Atalante is the work of French director Jean Vigo. This text is part of the "BFI Film Classics" series. Each volume in the series presents a personal commentary on the film, together with a brief production history and a detailed filmography, notes and bibliography.

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  • Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds by Marina Warner
    Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds (English, Paperback) Marina Warner

    Myths and tales of metamorphosis, from Leda and the swan to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, command great excitement and pleasure among readers. This book explores stories of transformation, in poetry, fiction, and painting. It shows how ideas about human personality, such as the zombie and the doppelganger, develop in the encounter between cultures.

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  • Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb
    Tales from Shakespeare (English, Paperback) Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb

    A collection of twenty of Shakespeare's stories which begins with "The Tempest", that explores themes of magic, power and reconciliation, and ends with "Pericles", "Prince of Tyre", an exotic play of love, loss and family ties. Each tale is told chronologically and retains much of Shakespeare's lyricism, phrasing and rhythm.

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  • Managing Monsters - Reith Lectures 1994 by Marina Warner
    Managing Monsters - Reith Lectures 1994 (Paperback) Marina Warner

    Marina Warner's 1994 Reith Lectures, in which she offered a definition of myth and its many contemporary faces, exploring the monster, children, mothers, strangers, and the idea of home.

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  • Labyrinth: London s Underground by Will Self
    Labyrinth: London s Underground (English, Hardback) Will Self, Mark Wallinger

    How to capture that breadth in one work of art? How to celebrate a single system while also reflecting the millions of lives that it transports every day? This book explores the historic and mythological significance of the labyrinth.

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  • Consorts of the Caliphs by Shawkat M. Toorawa
    Consorts of the Caliphs (Multiple languages, Hardback) Shawkat M. Toorawa

    Consorts of the Caliphs is a seventh/thirteenth-century compilation of anecdotes about thirty-eight women who were, as the title suggests, consorts to those in power, most of them concubines of the early Abbasid caliphs and wives of latter-day caliphs and sultans. This slim but illuminating volume is one of the few surviving texts by Ibn al-Sa'i (d. 674 H/1276 AD). Ibn al-Sa'i was a prolific...

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  • Phantasmagoria by Marina Warner
    Phantasmagoria (English, Paperback) Marina Warner

    Marina Warner's study of the products of fantasy deepens our understanding of the supernatural in relation to self and society. This surprising story explores the metaphors and media that have been the stock in trade of poets, scientists, magicians, and visionaries, including wax and cloud, smoke and mirrors, ether, ectoplasm, and celluloid.

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  • The Fourth Pig by Naomi Mitchison
    The Fourth Pig (English, Hardback) Naomi Mitchison

    Collection of fairy tales, poems, and ballads.

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  • From The Beast To The Blonde by Marina Warner
    From The Beast To The Blonde (Paperback) Marina Warner

    Entrancing, multi-layered and as wittily subversive as fairy tales themselves, this beautifully illustrated work explores and illuminates the unfolding history of famous fairy tales and the contexts in which they flourished.

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  • Monuments And Maidens by Marina Warner
    Monuments And Maidens (Paperback) Marina Warner

    As her book shows, these stony ladies can be persuaded to yield surprisingly interesting answers' - Lorna Sage, ObserverAn entertaining and enlightening book about the relationship between allegory and female form from one of the great feminists and cultural historians of our time, Marina Warner.

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  • Joan of Arc by Marina Warner
    Joan of Arc (Hardback) Marina Warner

    A fascinating study of the symbolism of Joan of Arc in her own time and ever since in literature, politics, on the stage, and on screen.

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  • Stranger Magic by Marina Warner
    Stranger Magic (Paperback) Marina Warner

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 2012WINNER OF THE TRUMAN CAPOTE AWARD 2013WINNER OF THE SHEIKH ZAYED BOOK AWARD 2013Magic is not simply a matter of the occult arts, but a whole way of thinking, of dreaming the impossible.

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  • Monuments and Maidens by Marina Warner
    Monuments and Maidens (English, Paperback) Marina Warner

    Explores the tradition of personifying liberty, justice, wisdom, charity, and other ideals and desiderata in the female form. This title examines the tension between women's historic and symbolic roles.

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