Literary reference works

    Books That Changed History: From the Art of War to Anne Frank\'s Diary

    By DK

    Hardback £14.46

    Featuring a foreword by James Naughtie. Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning treasury. Books That Changed History is a unique...

    Mujeres en transito

    By Vanesa Miseres

    Paperback £68.91

    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, and the Peruvian Clorinda Matto de Turner 1852-1909.

    Fashioned Texts and Painted Books

    By Erin Edgington

    Paperback £66.58

    Examines the folding fan's multiple roles in fin-de-siecle and early twentieth-century French literature. Focusing on the fan's identity as a symbol of feminine sexuality, as a collectible art object, and, especially, as an alternative book form well suited to the reception of poetic texts, the study highlights the fan's suitability...

    Edinburgh Companion to the First World War and the Arts

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    This authoritative reference work examines literary and artistic responses to the war's upheavals across a wide range of media and genres, from poetry to pamphlets, sculpture to television documentary, and requiems to war reporting.

    Dublin: Renaissance City of Literature

    Hardback £74.46

    Dublin: Renaissance city of literature interrogates the notion of a literary 'renaissance' in Dublin. Through detailed case studies of print and literature in Renaissance Dublin, the volume covers innovative new ground, including quantitative analysis of print production in Ireland, unique insight into the city's literary communities and considerations of literary...

    Rooms of One's Own

    By Adrian Mourby

    Hardback £10.25

    Visit the historic places where great works of literature were written

    Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

    By Mike Ripley

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £14.46

    An entertaining history of British thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed, in which award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley reveals that, though Britain may have lost an empire, her thrillers helped save the world. With a foreword by Lee Child.

    Literature in Context

    Hardback £77.68

    Henry David Thoreau in Context provides original research on Thoreau's influences, the topics he explored, the intellectual currents he was inspired by, and how he has been received since his death, making it a valuable resource to students, teachers, scholars, and general readers.

    Discovering Dylan Thomas

    By John Goodby

    Paperback Save £1.29 = £23.70

    A guide to the notebook poems and published poems of Dylan Thomas, drawing on his newly-discovered fifth notebook and other previously unpublished material.

    Legion Of Regrettable Supervillains

    By Jon Morris

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £14.45

    Meet the lesser of all evils!

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