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New Bath Guide: Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Annick Cossic

Paperback, 27/11/2009, £66.10
£59.49
Aims at widening perspective on eighteenth century by examining work of a minor poet and challenges conventional assumptions about scope of minor poetry. In this title, the introduction, notes and appendices throw light on a once famous text and make extensive use of little-known material such as significant parts of the author's correspondence.

Whatever Happened to Margo?

Paperback, 15/03/2018, £9.99
£8.99

More Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Paperback, 05/10/2017, £17.99
£16.19
The follow-up to the phenomenal international bestseller, Letters of Note

Pirates, Traitors, and Apostates: Renegade Identities in Early Modern English Writing

Hardback, 09/01/2018, £43.99
£39.59
Examining tales of notorious figures in Renaissance England, Laurie Ellinghausen sheds new light on the construction of the early modern renegade and its depiction in English prose, poetry, and drama during a period of capitalist expansion.

Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers

Hardback, 26/04/2018, £14.99
£13.49
An ingenious and hilarious novel masquerading as sixteen short biographies of Australian literary figures, who are all entirely made up

In Byron's Wake

Hardback, 22/03/2018, £25.00
£22.50
BYRON'S WAKEThe Extraordinary Story of Lord Byron's Wife and Daughter:Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace The only legitimate daughter of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was to become a pioneer of the computer revolution. This masterful new biography is a portrait of two remarkable women, Ada and her mother Annabella, haunted by the mercurial spirit of the notorious poet.

100 Books that Changed the World

Hardback, 19/03/2018, £14.99
£13.49
A chronological survey of the world's most influential books.

Fantastic

Paperback, £15.95
£14.36

Rooms of One's Own: 50 Places That Made Literary History

Paperback, 05/04/2018, £8.99
£8.09
Visit the historic places where great works of literature were written

Feminism and Women's Writing: An Introduction

Paperback, 31/03/2018, £14.99
£13.49
This book introduces you clearly and succinctly to the ways in which feminist ideas have transformed the form and content of British women's fiction and non-fiction writing.

Self & I

Hardback, 26/03/2018, £14.99
£13.49
A unique, remarkable and hilarious portrait of one of our most talked-about and controversial literary figures

Literature Review: A Step-by-Step Guide for Students

Hardback, 23/07/2012, £72.00
£64.80
The complete guide to doing a literature search and review also contains a wealth of features to calm students overwhelmed at the prospect of doing their dissertation or thesis

Reading Material in Early Modern England: Print, Gender, and Literacy

Paperback, 19/03/2009, £33.99
£30.59
Reading Material in Early Modern England rediscovers the practices and representations of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English readers.

Worldmaking Spenser: Explorations in the Early Modern Age

Paperback, 30/07/2014, £34.00
£30.60
Reexamines the role of Spenser's work in English history and highlights the richness and complexity of his understanding of place. The volume centres on the idea that complex and allusive literary works such as The Faerie Queene must be read in the context of the cultural, literary, political, economic, and ideological forces at play in the highly allegorical poem.

Literary Landscapes and the Idea of England, 700-1400

Hardback, 21/09/2006, £60.00
£54.00
Pastoral and locus amoenus traditions in Medieval English literature, and the early mythologisation of English landscape, space and identity through pastoral topoi.

Manderley Forever: The Life of Daphne du Maurier

Paperback, 03/05/2018, £12.99
£11.69
An enthralling biography of Daphne du Maurier, the legendary author of novels including Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel.

Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640

Paperback, 18/08/2016, £30.00
£27.00
The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640 is the only available overview of early modern English prose writing. It considers the range and variety of the substance and types of English prose, and also analyses the forms and styles of writing adopted in the early modern period.

Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis

Hardback, 24/03/2016, £71.99
£64.79
Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis focuses attention to how the residents of smaller cities, provincial districts, rural settings, and colonial outposts have produced, disseminated, and read print materials.

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth

Hardback, 01/06/2018, £40.00
£36.00
This richly illustrated book explores the huge creative endeavour behind Tolkien's enduring popularity. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 images of his manuscripts, drawings, maps and letters, the book traces the creative process behind his most famous literary works and reproduces personal photographs and private papers.

Novel: An Alternative History: Beginnings to 1600

Hardback, 03/06/2010, £30.00
£21.00
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the novel did not originate in 18th-century England, nor even with Don Quixote, but is coeval with civilization itself. After an introduction, in which the author defends innovative, demanding novelists against their conservative critics, this book relaxes into a world tour of the premodern novel.

Susan Hill: the essential guide

Paperback, 04/09/2003, £5.99
£5.39
A guide to the works of Susan Hill for teachers and students. This work offers an in-depth interview with Susan Hill, relating specifically to the texts under discussion. It deals with Hill's themes, genre and narrative technique.

Hesse: The Wanderer and His Shadow

Hardback, 30/11/2018, £31.95
£28.76
Against Nazi dictatorship,the disillusionment of Weimar, and Christian austerity, Hermann Hesse's stories inspired a nonconformist yearning for universal values to supplant fanaticism in all its guises. He reenters our world through Gunnar Decker's biography-a champion of spiritual searching in the face of mass culture and the disenchanted life.

Inventing Edward Lear

Hardback, 22/02/2019, £23.95
£21.56
Edward Lear-the father of nonsense-wrote some of the best-loved poems in English. He was also admired as a naturalist, landscape painter, travel writer, and composer. Awkward but funny, absurdly sympathetic, Lear invented himself as a Victorian character. Sara Lodge offers a moving account of one of the era's most influential creative figures.

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

Hardback, 21/08/2018, £19.99
£17.00
Rediscover the beloved classic Little Women and its lasting power as it celebrates its 150th anniversary.

How to Write A Short Story (And Think About It)

Paperback, 27/07/2017, £19.99
£17.99
Whether you are a student or an experienced author, this book will teach you how to write short stories - and reflect on the creative processes involved.

Devotion

Paperback, 04/09/2018, £6.99
£6.29
From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, a rare and generous look into the creative process

Inadvertent

Hardback, 02/10/2018, £12.99
£11.69
The second book in the Why I Write series provides generous insight into the creative process of the award-winning Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard

Vampire: A New History

Hardback, 02/10/2018, £16.99
£15.29
An authoritative new history of the vampire, two hundred years after it first appeared on the literary scene

Fatal Englishman: Three Short Lives

Paperback, 30/01/1997, £10.99
£9.89
In the last months of his 29-year life, he fought a ravening opium addiction to succeed in claiming a place in history of English painting. He begged to be allowed to return to flying, and died mysteriously in a night training operation, aged 23.

Cambridge Introductions to Literature: The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative

Paperback, 07/04/2008, £22.99
£20.69
This thoroughly revised second edition of this widely used textbook takes recent developments in the field into account, and includes two new chapters. Organised to be used throughout a narrative studies course, it includes many textbook features, examples and suggestions for further reading.

Making Oscar Wilde

Hardback, 07/05/2018, £20.00
£18.00
Packed with new evidence, Making Oscar Wilde tells the untold story of a local Irish eccentric who became a global cultural icon. This must-read book dramatizes Oscar Wilde's remarkable rise in Victorian England and post-Civil War America. Michele Mendelssohn interweaves biography and social history to reveal a life like no other.

Who Is Dracula's Father?: And Other Puzzles in Bram Stoker's Gothic Masterpiece

Paperback, 04/10/2018, £8.99
£8.09
Acclaimed critic John Sutherland gets his teeth into the literary puzzles of the greatest-ever Gothic novel

Frankenstein's Brain: Puzzles and Conundrums in Mary Shelley's Monstrous Masterpiece

Hardback, 04/10/2018, £9.99
£8.99
Literary sleuth John Sutherland takes a quirky journey through the lesser-known byways of Mary Shelley's masterpiece.

Snooty Bookshop: Fifty Literary Postcards

23/10/2018, £12.98
£11.68
A hilarious collection of fifty postcards celebrating multi-award-winning cartoonist Tom Gauld's iconic Guardian comics - the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere

If the War Goes On . . .: Reflections on War and Politics

Paperback, 01/11/2018, £9.99
£8.99
A collection of essays on the absurdity of war, from the Nobel Prize laureate

Signs & Wonders: Essays on Literature and Culture

Paperback, 07/10/2004, £12.99
£10.00
Since the early 1970s, Marina Warner has been one of the most challenging, subtle and profound commentators on the culture of past and present, unravelling our webs of images, ideas and beliefs, and making new and provocative connections.

Literary Life Revisited

Hardback, 26/10/2016, £18.99
£16.00
First published in 2003, Literary Life became an instant classic as readers (and writers) delighted in watching Posy Simmonds skewer the pains and pretensions of the writer's (and reader's) calling with her inimitable flair for witty satire and sharp social observation.

Reading and Rebellion: An Anthology of Radical Writing for Children 1900-1960

Hardback, 12/10/2018, £25.00
£22.50
This new anthology of radical writings for children from the first half of the twentieth century contains a wide selection of the kinds of materials that left-wing and progressive parents would have wanted their children to read, and which children understood as part of their initiation into a politically radical class.

In Praise of Disobedience: The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings

Hardback, 13/11/2018, £14.99
£13.49
Works of Wilde's annus mirabilis of 1891 in one volume, with an introduction by renowned British playwright.

Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale

Paperback, 22/06/2016, £8.99
£7.00
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.

Origins of Dislike

Hardback, 12/07/2018, £25.00
£20.00
In this wonderfully rich and diverse collection of essays, Amit Chaudhuri explores the way in which writers understand and promote their own work in antithesis to writers and movements that have gone before. The book particularly illuminates new ways of thinking about Western and non-Western traditions, prejudices, and preconceptions.

What Good are the Arts?

Paperback, 01/06/2006, £11.99
£10.79
From one of the country's most eminent reviewers and academics, a delightfully sceptical and devastatingly intelligent assessment of the true value of art.

Penguin Classics Book

Hardback, 01/11/2018, £30.00
£27.00

David Foster Wallace Reader

Paperback, 04/10/2018, £12.99
£11.69
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