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    Uncommon Reader: A Life of Edward Garnett

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    Over a career spanning nearly fifty years Edward Garnett - editor, critic and publisher's reader - would become one of the most influential men in twentieth-century British literature.

    Under Fire

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    Follows the fortune of a French battalion during the First World War. This title presents a critique of inequality between ranks, the incomprehension of those who have not experienced battle, and of war itself.

    Understanding Marx, Understanding Modernism

    £26.09 £28.99

    Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs

    £30.59 £33.99

    Ursula Le Guin: The Last Interview : And Other Conversations

    £11.69 £12.99

    Uses of Literature

    £14.39 £15.99

    Utopia and Its Discontents: Plato to Atwood

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    Valperga: or the Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca

    £51.30 £57.00
    Shelley's second novel, focuses on the intricate details of 13th-century Tuscan politics, with a resolute filtering of the bloody heroics of the age through the sensibilities of two women who are destroyed by them. A feminist perspective so conspicuously missing from "Frankenstein" is revealed.

    Vampire in Nineteenth Century English Literature

    £22.46 £24.95
    Traces the vampire's evolution from folklore to twentieth-century popular culture and explains why this creature became such an important metaphor in Victorian England.

    Vampire: A New History

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    Vampirology: The Science of Horror's Most Famous Fiend

    £18.00 £19.99
    Vampirology charts the murky waters of the vampire myth - from stories found in many cultures across the globe to our sympathetic pop-culture renditions today - to investigate how a scientific interpretation may shed light on the fears and phenomena of the vampire myth.

    Victorian Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

    £20.69 £22.99
    Suitable for students and scholars working on the Gothic, Victorian literature and culture and critical theory, this title offers insight into the complex and various Gothic forms of the 19th century. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in their field on a specific topic within the Victorian writing, including science, and gender.

    Victorian Literature

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    Victorian Sensation Fiction

    £23.39 £25.99
    Since the establishment of sensation fiction in the 1860s, key trends have emerged in critical readings of these texts.

    Victorians and Ancient Rome

    £47.00 £95.95
    This study covers the impact on Victorian Britain of the history and literature of Ancient Rome. It shows how scholars and poets, as well as engineers, soldiers, scientists and politicians, gained inspiration from the writing, theory and practice of their Roman predecessors.

    Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

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    In the context of the significant struggles with 'fundamentalisms', media consolidation, and the stifling of dissent, the author's close readings of Woolf's writings focus on their relevance to our political situation.

    Virginia Woolf: Ambivalent Activist

    £20.69 £22.99
    This book includes essays, unpublished sketches, Woolf's social realist 1919 novel Night and Day, and her final, visionary novel Between the Acts. This approach to Woolf's writing takes an integrated view, incorporating her juvenilia and foregrounding Woolf's critically neglected early novels.

    Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past

    £26.99 £29.99
    This is the first book to explore Virginia Woolf's preoccupation with the literary past and its profound impact on the content and structure of her novels.

    Vita and Virginia: The Work and Friendship of V. Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf

    £40.04 £44.49
    An examination of the creative intimacy between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, this work interprets their relationship and their work in the light of their experience as married lesbians. It offers readings of their autobiographical texts and "Orlando".

    Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst: The Creation of a Garden

    £27.00 £30.00
    A lavish hardback celebrating one of Britain's best-loved gardens.

    Voice of the Heart the workings of Mervyn Peakes's Imagination

    £16.65 £18.50
    The works of Mervyn Peake have fascinated readers for several years. His Gormenghast sequence of novels are serialized to great acclaim by the BBC stands. This book traces the recurrent motifs through Peake's works (islands, animals, and loneliness) and explores Peake's play, "The Wit to Woo".

    Voices and Books in the English Renaissance: A New History of Reading

    £79.20 £88.00
    Discusses how literary culture in the Renaissance was fundamentally oral and studies a variety of literary soundscapes, from the schoolroom to the printing house, to explore why and how 'sound' was meaningful to Renaissance writers.


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    Features a story about one man's attempt to live the simple life in the wilderness, and the great, founding text both for the environmental movement and the entire counter-culture.

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