Literature History & Criticism

    Irish Political Writings after 1725

    By Jonathan Swift

    Hardback £59.98

    The first fully annotated, contextualised, and textually authoritative edition of Swift's Irish prose writings from 1726 to 1738.

    Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Edition,

    Paperback Save £0.74 = £63.21

    In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. The two-volume Concise Edition provides an attractive alternative to the full six-volume anthology. It provides instructors with substantial choice, offering both a strong selection of canonical authors and a sampling...

    Bannermen Tales Zidishu

    By Elena Suet-Ying Chiu

    Hardback £29.42

    Bannermen Tales is the first book in English to offer a comprehensive study of zidishu-a popular storytelling genre created by the Manchus in early eighteenth-century Beijing. With original translations, musical score, and numerous illustrations of hand-copied and printed texts, this study opens a new window into Qing literature.

    Together Still

    By Yves Bonnefoy

    Hardback £12.85

    The international community of letters mourns the recent death of Yves Bonnefoy, universally acclaimed as one of France's greatest poets of the last half-century. A prolific author, he was often considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize and published a dozen major collections of poetry in verse and prose, several...

    Coryat's Crudities

    By Thomas Coryate

    Paperback £15.17

    The early seventeenth-century traveler Thomas Coryate's five-month tour of Western Europe culminated in Coryats Crudities, one of the strangest travelogues published in early modern England. This edition abridges Crudities' more than 900 pages to a manageable size, focusing on episodes most likely to be of interest to students.

    Backing into the Spotlight

    By Michael Whitehall

    Hardback £13.85

    Michael Whitehall, witty agent father of Britain's most popular young comedian, Jack Whitehall, writes his long-awaited memoir.

    Bergeners

    By Tomas Espedal

    Hardback £16.05

    Bergeners is a love letter to a writer's hometown. The book opens in New York City at the swanky Standard Hotel and closes in Berlin at Askanischer Hof, a hotel that has seen better days. But between these two global metropolises we find Bergen, Norway its streets and buildings and...

    At the Burning Abyss

    By Franz Fuhmann

    Hardback £17.65

    At the Burning Abyss is Franz Fuhmann's magnum opus a gripping and profoundly personal encounter with the great expressionist poet Georg Trakl. It is a taking stock of two troubled lives, a turbulent century, and the liberating power of poetry. Picking up where his last book, The Jew Car, left...

    Jane Austen: The Chawton Letters

    Hardback £11.45

    The thirteen letters collected by Jane Austen's House Museum, in Chawton, give us intimate glimpses into her life in Bath and Chawton and on visits to London, many details finding echoes in her fiction. Brought together in this book, these artefacts make a delightful modern-day keepsake of correspondence from one...

    Manderley Forever

    Hardback £13.85

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