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The Edinburgh Collection: Traditions of Edinburgh , Peter's Letters to his Kinfolk, Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes

by Robert Chambers, John Gibson Lockhart & R. L. Stevenson

A collection of three classic works depicting Edinburgh in the 19th century. A mix of fiction and non-fiction bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's...


Eight Great Sherlock Holmes Stories

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

These richly atmospheric tales from Victorian London trace the continuing adventures of an ever-popular sleuth: "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-headed League," "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," "The Adventure...


A Book of Burlesque

by Willam Davenport Adams

In the pages that follow, I make no attempt to supply a consecutive and comprehensive history of English stage travestie. This would have been impossible within the limits assigned to me. My object has been...


G. K. Chesterton The Dover Reader

by G.K. Chesterton

One of the twentieth century's most admired and influential authors, G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) created an enduring body of work that encompasses journalism, poetry, plays, history, biography, apologetics,...


Joseph Conrad the Dover Reader

by Joseph Conrad

Fluent from birth in French as well as his native Polish, Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) learned his third language, English, as an adult. And it was in English that he wrote his evocative stories and novels, drawing...


The Bohannon Brothers: Ireland and America, 1857-1865

by Kerry R Keven, Kesra Hoffman & Aogan O' Muircheartaigh

The Bohannon Brothers - Ireland and America, 1857-1865 A timeless historical novel set in Ireland and the United States during the American Civil War era; this unique story plays out through the lives of immigrant...


Celtic Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs & John D. Batten

Originally published in 1892, this beautifully written collection of Celtic fairy tales is bound to enrapture. Filled to the brim with, as Joseph Jacob says, “both the best, and the best known folk-tales of...


Rich's Farewell to Military Profession, 1581

by Barnaby Rich & Thomas Mabry Cranfill

In a long and extraordinary career as captain, courier, privateer, real-estate agent, author, and informer, Barnaby Rich's principal achievement was the present volume-a collection of Elizabethan short stories...


New Letters to the Tatler and Spectator

by Richmond P. Bond

Ninety-six letters to the Tatler and the Spectator, representing what is probably the largest extant body of unpublished material relating directly to the two journals, appeared for the first time in print in...


Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book

by Jessica DeSpain

Jessica DeSpain examines reprints by Charles Dickens, Susan Warner, Fanny Kemble and Walt Whitman to theorize the ongoing transatlantic transformation of texts that took place before adoption of the Chace Act...


British Poets and Secret Societies

by Marie Mulvey-Roberts

A surprisingly large number of English poets have either belonged to a secret society, or been strongly influenced by its tenets. One of the best known examples is Christopher Smart's membership of the Freemasons,...


Wilfred Owen: Selected Poetry and Prose: Selected Poetry and Prose

by Jennifer Breen

First published in 1988, this annotated selection of Wilfred Owen's poetry and prose provides a comprehensive one-volume text of his best work. As well as the war poems, it includes illuminating early pieces...


The Wit and Wisdom of Oscar Wilde

by Oscar Wilde & Bob Blaisdell

This paperback gift edition of the renowned poet and playwright's epigrams and witticisms features hundreds of quips from Wilde's personal letters and conversations as well as his fiction, essays, lectures,...


Cover Stories: Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller: Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller

by Michael Denning

First published in 1987, this title tracks the spy thriller from John Buchanan to Eric Ambler, Ian Fleming and John Le Carré, and shows how these tales of spies, moles, and the secret service tell a history...


From out of the City

by John Kelly

Dublin, some years from now, and the President of the United States has just been assassinated during a state dinner in his honour. The official account has already taken hold but a hawk-eyed octogenarian named...


The Browning Cyclopaedia: A Guide to the Study of the Works of Robert Browning: A Guide to the Study of the Works of Robert Browning

by Edward Berdoe

Robert Browning, the great Victorian poet, is often claimed to be hard to understand, largely on account of the obscurity of his language, the complexity of his thought, and his poetic style. The Browning Cyclopaedia...


Andrew Melville (1545-1622): Writings, Reception, and Reputation

by Roger A. Mason & Steven J. Reid

With the exception of John Knox, no one did more to shape the Scottish Reformation than Andrew Melville. Remembered chiefly as a firebrand defender of radical Presbyterianism and reformer of the Scottish university...


The Appleman and the Poet

by Hubert Butler, Antony Farrell & Fintan O'Toole

The Appleman and the Poet, the fifth volume of Hubert Butler’s essays, completes a thirty-year odyssey embarked upon by The Lilliput Press in 1984. Our flagship author has finally come home, welcomed by Fintan...


Mark Ford: Selected Poems

by Mark Ford

An exuberant, versatile, and complex debut US collection from one of the UK's most respected poets.


Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyond

by Mark Fitzgerald & John O'Flynn

This interdisciplinary volume of essays contemplates whether 'music in Ireland' can be regarded as one interrelated plane of cultural and/or national identity, given the various conceptions and contexts of both...