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Nemo's Almanac A Quiz for Book Lovers by Alan Hollinghurst Nemo's Almanac A Quiz for Book Lovers

You might recognise: 'It was a bright day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.' But what about: 'Time, like an ever-rolling stream' Or even: 'I am soft sift / In an hour-glass-at the wall / Fast, but mined...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Edinburgh Companion to Children's Literature by Clementine Beauvais, Maria Nikolajeva The Edinburgh Companion to Children's Literature
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This collection takes informed and scholarly readers to the utmost frontier of children s literature criticism, from the intricate worlds of children s poetry, picturebooks and video games to the new theoretical constellations of critical plant studies, non-fiction studies and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Janet Frame in Focus Women Analyze the Works of the New Zealand Writer by Josephine A. McQuail Janet Frame in Focus Women Analyze the Works of the New Zealand Writer

The reputation of Janet Frame, modern New Zealand writer, languishes. This volume will bring more recognition to Frame. Among its well-known contributors are Patricia Moran, Suzette A. Henke and Claire Bazin. The collection truly has a global reach, with professors...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Reading Henrik Ibsen A Doll's House by Stephen Siddall Reading Henrik Ibsen A Doll's House

Little Lits are short, sharp introductions to classic works of literature. A study guide to one of Ibsen's most innovative plays.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Reading Paul Scott The Raj Quartet and Staying on by John Lennard Reading Paul Scott The Raj Quartet and Staying on

A study of Scott's stories of British India.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Reading Thomas Hardy Selected Poems by Neil Wenborn Reading Thomas Hardy Selected Poems

This study guide sets Hardy's poetry in the context of his life, times and literary heritage.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Reading T S Eliot Prufrock and the Wasteland by Chris Ackerley Reading T S Eliot Prufrock and the Wasteland

A brief study of Eliot's classic poems.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Reading Mary Shelley Frankenstein by Essaka Joshua Reading Mary Shelley Frankenstein

Little Lits are short, sharp introductions to classic works of literature. A thorough study guide to Mary Shelley's revolutionary novel.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Reading D H Lawrence Selected Short Stories by Andrew Harrison Reading D H Lawrence Selected Short Stories

Little Lits are short, sharp introductions to classic works of literature. This book provides a stimulating and carefully structured introduction to Lawrence's short stories.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Reading Ted Hughes New Selected Poems by Neil Roberts Reading Ted Hughes New Selected Poems

A brilliant new study of Ted Hughes and the influences on his work.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Reading Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent by Prof. Cedric, M.A., Ph.D. Watts Reading Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent
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Little Lits are short, sharp introductions to classic works of literature. This critical and contextual study guide sheds new light on Conrad's topical novel of espionage and terrorism.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

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Thieving Three-Fingered Jack Transatlantic Tales of a Jamaican Outlaw, 1780-2015 by Frances R. Botkin Thieving Three-Fingered Jack Transatlantic Tales of a Jamaican Outlaw, 1780-2015

Starting in 1780, a fugitive slave, known as Three-Fingered Jack , terrorized colonial Jamaica for almost two years. An outlaw, thief, and killer, he was also a freedom fighter. Frances R. Botkin has compiled and analysed the various plays and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/12/2017

Thieving Three-Fingered Jack Transatlantic Tales of a Jamaican Outlaw, 1780-2015 by Frances R. Botkin Thieving Three-Fingered Jack Transatlantic Tales of a Jamaican Outlaw, 1780-2015

Starting in 1780, a fugitive slave, known as Three-Fingered Jack , terrorized colonial Jamaica for almost two years. An outlaw, thief, and killer, he was also a freedom fighter. Frances R. Botkin has compiled and analysed the various plays and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/12/2017

Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction by Ymitri Mathison Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

The contributors to Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction focus on moving beyond stereotypes to examine how Asian American children and adolescents define their unique identities. Chapters focus on primary texts from many ethnicities, such as Chinese, Korean,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

One Foot in the Finite Melville's Realism Reclaimed by K. L. Evans One Foot in the Finite Melville's Realism Reclaimed

Makes the case that Melville's masterpiece Moby-Dick offers a chance to rethink literary realism. Distinguishing between realism as an attempt to hold up a mirror to the natural world and the more nuanced realism associated with the work of Dante,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

Oz Behind the Iron Curtain Aleksandr Volkov and His Magic Land Series by Erika Haber Oz Behind the Iron Curtain Aleksandr Volkov and His Magic Land Series

In 1939, Aleksandr Volkov published Wizard of the Emerald City, a revised version of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Erika Haber demonstrates how the works of both Baum and Volkov evolved from being popular children's literature and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

One Foot in the Finite Melville's Realism Reclaimed by K. L. Evans One Foot in the Finite Melville's Realism Reclaimed

Makes the case that Melville's masterpiece Moby-Dick offers a chance to rethink literary realism. Distinguishing between realism as an attempt to hold up a mirror to the natural world and the more nuanced realism associated with the work of Dante,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Civilizing War Imperial Politics and the Poetics of National Rupture by Nasser Mufti Civilizing War Imperial Politics and the Poetics of National Rupture

Civilizing War traces the historical transformation of civil war from a civil affair into an uncivil crisis. Civil war is today synonymous with the global refugee crisis, often serving as grounds for liberal-humanitarian intervention and nationalist protectionism.In Civilizing War, Nasser...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Civilizing War Imperial Politics and the Poetics of National Rupture by Nasser Mufti Civilizing War Imperial Politics and the Poetics of National Rupture

Nasser Mufti's Civilizing War offers comparative readings of literature, criticism, historiography, and social analysis from Britain's Anglophone empire. In insightful analyses of writings as diverse as those by Carlyle, Engels, Disraeli, Doyle, Kipling, Conrad, Naipaul, Gordimer, and Ondaatje, Mufti shows...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

Resistance Reimagined Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival by Regis M. Fox Resistance Reimagined Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Looking closely at nineteenth-century texts and twentieth-century novels written by African American women about antebellum America, Resistance Reimagined highlights examples of black women's activism within a society that spoke so much of freedom but granted it so selectively.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/12/2017

The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction by Robert (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) Eaglestone The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction
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The study of contemporary fiction has been growing in popularity for many years, whether via its consistent place in the news and popular culture, the rapid expansion of creative writing and contemporary literature programs at University level, or new scholarly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2018

Whitman & Dickinson A Colloquy by Eric Athenot Whitman & Dickinson A Colloquy

Whitman & Dickinson is the first collection to bring together original essays by European and North American scholars directly linking the poetry and ideas of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. The essays present intersections between these great figures across several...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

Where the New World Is Literature about the U.S. South at Global Scales by Martyn Bone Where the New World Is Literature about the U.S. South at Global Scales

Assesses how fiction published since 1980 has resituated the US South globally and how earlier twentieth-century writing already had done so in ways traditional southern literary studies tended to ignore. Martyn Bone argues that this body of fiction has challenged...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2018

Twenty-First Century Feminisms in Children's and Adolescent Literature by Roberta Seelinger Trites Twenty-First Century Feminisms in Children's and Adolescent Literature

Over twenty years after the publication of her groundbreaking work, Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children's Novels, Roberta Seelinger Trites returns to analyse how literature for the young still provides one outlet in which feminists can offer girls an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2018

Lyrical Strategies The Poetics of the Twentieth-Century American Novel by Katie Owens-Murphy Lyrical Strategies The Poetics of the Twentieth-Century American Novel

Advances the highly original idea that not all literary fiction should be read as a novel. In it, Katie Owens-Murphy identifies a prominent type of American novel well suited to the reading methods of lyric poetry and lyric frameworks of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

Lyrical Strategies The Poetics of the Twentieth-Century American Novel by Katie Owens-Murphy Lyrical Strategies The Poetics of the Twentieth-Century American Novel

Advances the highly original idea that not all literary fiction should be read as a novel. In it, Katie Owens-Murphy identifies a prominent type of American novel well suited to the reading methods of lyric poetry and lyric frameworks of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2018

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A Green and Pagan Land Myth, Magic and Landscape in British Film and Television by David Huckvale A Green and Pagan Land Myth, Magic and Landscape in British Film and Television

British literature often refers to pagan and classical themes through richly detailed landscapes that suggest more than a mere backdrop of physical features. This volume analyses the evocative language and aesthetics of landscapes in literature, film, television and music, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

The Novel Cure An A to Z of Literary Remedies by Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin The Novel Cure An A to Z of Literary Remedies
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A warm, wise guide to prescribe you a literary remedy for any of life's ailments
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

A Far, Far Better Thing to Do A Lit Lover's Activity Book by Joelle Herr A Far, Far Better Thing to Do A Lit Lover's Activity Book

A must-have for literature lovers and book nerds, A Far, Far Better Thing to Do combines the fun of trivia and puzzle books with the sensibilities of the classics, from Shakespeare to Jane Austen, in 65 clever, creative activities for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Textual Silence Unreadability and the Holocaust by Jessica Lang Textual Silence Unreadability and the Holocaust

There are thousands of books that represent the Holocaust, but can, and should, the act of reading these works convey the events of genocide to those who did not experience it? Literary scholar Jessica Lang asserts that language itself is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

The New Woman Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory by Emma Heaney The New Woman Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory

Emma Heaney's The New Woman: Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory traces the evolution of the trans feminine as an allegorical figure from its origins in the late nineteenth century to contemporary Queer Theory.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Textual Silence Unreadability and the Holocaust by Jessica Lang Textual Silence Unreadability and the Holocaust

There are thousands of books that represent the Holocaust, but can, and should, the act of reading these works convey the events of genocide to those who did not experience it? Literary scholar Jessica Lang asserts that language itself is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

Mujeres en transito Viaje, identidad y escritura en Sudamerica (1830-1910) by Vanesa Miseres Mujeres en transito Viaje, identidad y escritura en Sudamerica (1830-1910)

Examines in detail the insightful accounts by four prominent female writers who travelled to and from Latin America in the 19th century: the French-Peruvian socialist and activist Flora Tristan (1803-1844), the Argentines Juana Manuela Gorriti (1819-1892) and Eduarda Mansilla (1838-1892),...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

The New Woman Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory by Emma Heaney The New Woman Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory

Emma Heaney's The New Woman: Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory traces the evolution of the trans feminine as an allegorical figure from its origins in the late nineteenth century to contemporary Queer Theory.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

The Story Upon a Hill The Puritan Myth in Contemporary American Fiction by Christopher Leise The Story Upon a Hill The Puritan Myth in Contemporary American Fiction

In this provocative and thought-provoking volume, Christopher Leise sheds new light on modern American novelists who question not only the assumption that Puritans founded New England - and, by extension, American identity - but also whether Puritanism ever existed in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

Funny Thing About Murder Modes of Humor in Crime Fiction and Films by David Geherin Funny Thing About Murder Modes of Humor in Crime Fiction and Films

Focusing on crime fiction, film and television that artfully combine comedy and misdeed, this comprehensive study explores the reasons why writers and filmmakers inject humour into their work and identifies the various comic techniques they use. The author covers both...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/07/2017

TLS - Jane Austen by TLS - Jane Austen


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2017

Appropriating Theory Angel Rama's Critical Work by Jose Eduardo Gonzalez Appropriating Theory Angel Rama's Critical Work

Angel Rama (1926-1983) is a major figure in Latin American literary and cultural studies. In this book, Jose Eduardo Gonzalez focuses on Rama's response to and appropriation of European critics like Benjamin, Adorno, and Lukacs. Gonzalez argues that Rama realized...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Writing Alberta Building on a Literary Identity by George Melnyk Writing Alberta Building on a Literary Identity

Alberta writing has a long tradition. In this volume Melnyk and Coates continue the project of scholarly analysis of Alberta literature that they began with Wild Words: Essays on Alberta Literature (2009). They argue that the essays in their new...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2017

Le Chastoiement d'un Pere a Son Fils A Critical Edition by Petrus Alphonsi Le Chastoiement d'un Pere a Son Fils A Critical Edition

A critical edition of an adaptation of the Discipline Clericalis, the first western collection of eastern apologues, written between 1105 and 1110 by Petrus Alphonsi. The literary and social impact of this work was profound; we find adaptations of its...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

Le Rommant de Guy de Warwik et de Herolt d'Ardenne by D. J. Conlon Le Rommant de Guy de Warwik et de Herolt d'Ardenne

D.J. Conlon examines Guy of Warwick,, a popular thirteenth century Saxon legend adapted into Anglo-French prose in the fourteenth century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

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