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The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth-Century Korea

by JaHyun Kim Haboush

Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, form one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed...


Simon Gray: Plays 4: Common Pursuit; Holy Terror; After Pilkington; Old Flames; They Never Slept

by Simon Gray

'Sharp, funny and clever . . . What a pleasure to re-encounter a play that combines unabashed intelligence and zinging wit with a rare generosity of spirit.'

Daily Telegraph on The Common Pursuit

'Gray's stature...


Rebecca Lenkiewicz: Plays 1: The Night Season; Shoreditch Madonna; Her Naked Skin; The Painter

by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

The Night Season

'The Night Season is unusual; no politics, no issues, no history - just a bold attempt to grapple with the messy nature of living. It's also delightfully, rudely funny.' Financial Times

'Look...


The Accents of Persuasion: Charlotte Brontë's Novels

by Robert Bernard

First published in 1966, Robert Bernard Martin's The Accents of Persuasion is a consummate critical study of Charlotte Brontë's four novels: The Professor, Jane Eyre, Shirley and Villette.

'The bare facts are...


Leaving

by Vaclav Havel

Chancellor Rieger is leaving office. But does leaving office necessarily mean that he, his mistress and his extended family have to leave the state villa, which has been their home for years?

While his former...


Virgil: Aeneid IV

by Virgil & Keith Maclennan

In Book IV of Virgil's "Aeneid", one of the most studied books of that epic poem, Dido, queen of Carthage, is inflamed by love for Aeneas. The goddesses Juno and Venus plot to unite them, and their 'marriage'...


Theorising Performance: Greek Drama, Cultural History and Critical Practice

by Bloomsbury Publishing

This exciting collection constitutes the first analysis of the modern performance of ancient Greek drama from a theoretical perspective. The last three decades have seen a remarkable revival of the performance...


Discover Life Through the Ages: A Carnegie Activity Book

by Laura C. Beattie

An engrossing mix of games, brainteasers, and stories makes learning the basics of natural science and history fun.


The Distant Mirror: Reflections on Young Adult Historical Fiction

by Joanne Brown & St. Nancy Clair

Young adult historical fiction brings the past alive through stories of adventure, suspense, and mystery. The genre is both complex and controversial, encompassing novels that range from romance and fantasy...


Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers: From Charlotte Temple to The Da Vinci Code

by Sarah Churchwell & Thomas Ruys Smith

A unique survey and interpretive history, spanning 200 years, of the American bestseller.


Reading Theory Now: An ABC of Good Reading with J. Hillis Miller

by Eamonn Dunne

Reading Theory Now explores movements in critical thinking through a host of radical theorists, and channels those movements through the work of one of the most influential proponents of critical interpretation...


Thomas Mann in English: A Study in Literary Translation

by David Horton

Thomas Mann owes his place in world literature to the dissemination of his works through translation. Indeed, it was the monumental success of the original English translations that earned him the title of 'the...


Borges, between History and Eternity

by Hernan Diaz

Considers the intersection of aesthetics, politics and metaphysics in Borges's texts, and analyzes their interaction with the North American canon.


Image in Outline: Reading Lou Andreas-Salom¿

by Gisela Brinker-Gabler

A exploration of Lou Andreas-Salom�'s critical and creative transformation of modern thought


Lyric Encounters: Essays on American Poetry From Lazarus and Frost to Ortiz Cofer and Alexie

by Daniel Morris

A new survey of twentieth-century U.S. poetry that places a special emphasis on poets who have put lyric poetry in dialogue with other forms of creative expression, including modern art, the novel, jazz, memoir,...


The Fiction of Autobiography: Reading and Writing Identity

by Micaela Maftei

Writing autobiography is a complicated, often fraught activity for both writer and reader. We can find many recent examples of the way such writing calls into question the author's truthfulness or their authority...


Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

by Jennie Chapman

It is the not-too-distant future, and the rapture has occurred. Every born-again Christian on the planet has, without prior warning, been snatched from the earth to meet Christ in the heavens, while all those...


Women in Print: Writing Women and Women's Magazines from the Restoration to the Accession of Victoria

by Alison Adburgham

'This book should be regarded as rescue work. It salvages from pre-Victorian periodicals from the limbo of forgotten publications, and exhumes from long undisturbed sources a curious collection of women who,...


The Little Magazines: A Study of Six Editors

by Ian Hamilton

'There have been large magazines with tiny circulations and there have been diminutive sheets which have reached thousands of readers. But all 'little magazines' have been small in one or another of these ways,...


Against Oblivion: Some Lives of the Twentieth-Century Poets

by Ian Hamilton

"Ian Hamilton's last book, published posthumously in 2002, is a typically brilliant revisiting of the concept of Samuel Johnson's classic Lives of the English Poets, wherein Hamilton considers 45 deceased poets...