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Uncovering the history of the tattoo in classic fiction for the first time, this original selection depicts the tattoo as a catalyst for scandal in society, as a symbol for an unknowable supernatural force, and as transcendent living art merging the spirits of a tattooer and his or her living canvas. Featuring previously hidden works from the pages of rare literary magazines such as The Starfish Tattoo alongside such classics of the genre as Tanizaki's The Tattooer and Saki's The Background, this exploration of the tattoo in fiction is guaranteed to leave an indelible impression.
This beautiful collector's edition brings together Dickens' heartwarming seasonal tales of Christmas. As well as his famous tale A Christmas Carol, the collection also contains lesser known treasures such as The Chimes, The Haunted Man and The Cricket on the Hearth. Contains original illustrations by John Leech, Tenniel and others.
A mini deluxe box set that brings back 3 of our classic Christmas mini books that have been out of print with new handsome POB covers for this special slipcase edition: The Night Before Christmas, by Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Christian BirminghamThe Nutcracker, from the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, illustrated by Don DailyA Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Christian Birmingham
Lewis Carroll's beloved classic stories are reimagined in this deluxe illustrated gift edition from the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise, MinaLima-designed with stunning full color artwork and several interactive features. Originally published in 1865, Lewis Carroll's exquisite Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass have remained revered classics for generations. The story of Alice, an inquisitive heroine who falls through a rabbit hole and into a whimsical world, has captured the hearts of readers of all ages. Perhaps the most popular female character in English literature, Alice is accompanied on her journey of trials and tribulations by the frantic White Rabbit, the demented and terrifying Queen of Hearts, the intriguing Mad Hatter, and many other eccentric characters. Lewis Carroll's beloved companion stories Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are reinvented on one volume by the talented design firm MinaLima, whose fey drawings of some of Western literature's most famous characters will delight and enthrall, In addition, they have created interactive features exclusive to this edition, including: Alice with extendable legs and arms The rabbit's house which opens to reveal a giant Alice The Cheshire cat with a pull tab that removes the cat and leaves the cat's grin A flamingo croquet club that swings to hit the hedgehog A removable map of the Looking Glass world This keepsake illustrated edition-the sixth book in Harper Design's series of illustrated children's classics-will be treasured by for years to come.
Edith Ayrton Zangwill's 1924 novel The Call is widely regarded as one of the most important suffrage novels of the early 20th century. Including authoritative notes and commentary throughout, this is the first comprehensive scholarly edition of the novel. The Call tells the story of a young chemist, Ursula Winfield, who comes of age in the years before the start of the First World War. Confronted by the gross injustices faced by women and the working class in early 20th-century Britain, she is drawn inexorably and with increasing militancy into the suffragette movement. The story charts the conflict between her political commitments and her personal life as the Great War approaches. Alongside the definitive text of the novel, this edition also includes contextual historical documents - from contemporary reviews of the novel to newspaper coverage of the suffragette movement - and critical chapters by leading scholars exploring the world of the novel.
In this classic Victorian Bildungsroman, David Copperfield makes his way through life, from his happy Suffolk childhood and his subsequent adventures in London, where he is dispatched by his unsympathetic stepfather, through to his first steps as a writer and his search for love and happiness. Along the way he encounters a vast array of characters - among them, some of Dickens's most memorable ones - such as the eccentric aunt Betsey Trotwood, the deluded optimist Wilkins Micawber and the obsequious villain Uriah Heep. Much admired by Freud and Dostoevsky, and cited by Dickens as the favourite among his own novels, this heavily autobiographical work marks the transition from his early picaresque novels to his more profound later works. A frequent subject of adaptations and always ranking highly among readers' favourite classics, David Copperfield is as fresh and entertaining today as it was when it was first published over a hundred and fifty years ago.
When the young nobleman Des Grieux lays eyes on the beautiful and charming Manon Lescaut, he immediately falls in love with her, and they elope to Paris, incurring the wrath of his family and forfeiting his inheritance. However, he struggles to satisfy her taste for luxury, frittering away the little he has left, and his domestic bliss finally disintegrates when he finds out that Manon has betrayed him for a rich lover. Although causing scandal on its initial publication in 1731 and subsequently being banned, Manon Lescaut proved very popular with eighteenth-century readers, and remains one of literature's finest and most evocative depictions of obsessive love.