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What We Think of America

By: Jack, Ian

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Granta Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031427

ISBN: 0903141507

Condition: As New


Post 9/11 24 writers from around the world describe how America has entered non-American lives, and to what effect, for good and bad and both. As new, unread copy. 254 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. View more info

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Old Friends to Keep : Studies of Novels and Novelists

By: Jackson, T. A.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Lawrence & Wishart Ltd: 1950

Seller ID: 044767

Condition: Good


Brief, intellectual analysis, and short biographies, of some of our great authors and their works. Good, internally clean paperback with light signs of shelf life to covers - 119 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Shakespeare's Heroines: Characteristics of Women Moral, Poetical and Historical

By: Jameson, Anna

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, G. Bell & Sons: 1913

Seller ID: 062548

Condition: Good


With a preface to the second edition stating this edition shows many corrections, and some additions which the author hopes may be deemed improvements. Previous owners' names to the ffep and faint sunning to page edges else a good, clean copy - 339 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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A Guide to Welsh Literature : c1990-96 - Volume VI

By: Johnston, Dafydd ( Edited By )

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Cardiff, Wales, University of Wales Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061315

ISBN: 0708314244

Condition: Very Good


Provides a detailed critical introduction to the literature of the Welsh language in the twentieth century. Clean, bright paperback - 308 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Understanding Shakespeare : Julius Caesar

By: Kelly, Timothy John

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1970

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 032143

ISBN: 0719522013

Condition: Very Good


46 page, stapled booklet which debates Shakespeare's peculiarly subtle and even ambiguous play. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations

By: Kemp, Peter (editor)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxfordshire, Oxford University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 046884

ISBN: 0198600569

Condition: Very Good +


Brings together more than 4,000 observations by outstanding practitioners and a host of other commentators as the quotations extend, chronologically, from ancient Egypt to the present-day world of the Internet and multiculturalism. Clean, bright large volume hardback in a d/w protected by a plastic jacket - 479 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Pleasing Myself : From Beowolf to Philip Roth

By: Kermode, Frank

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 2002

Edition: First Penguin Edition

Seller ID: 065354

ISBN: 0140297979

Condition: Very Good


Brings together the very best of Kermode's shorter pieces, on topics ranging from Donne to Yeats to modern art and money. Good, clean paperback with, laid in, a newspaper cutting for the author's obituary. 278 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Introduction to the English Novel : Volume 2

By: Kettle, Arnold

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson University Library: 1972

Edition: Second Edition Reprint

Seller ID: 031931

ISBN: 0090485440

Condition: Good


From Henry James onwards studying a selection of novels from such writers as Huxley, Graham Greene and Henry Green. Previous owner's details inside cover. A good, clean copy - 192 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Master of Middle Earth - The Achievement of J.R.R. Tolkien

By: Kocher, Paul H.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Pimlico: 2002

Seller ID: 053419

ISBN: 0395177014

Condition: Good


Will delight and fascinate all admirers of Tolkien - tracing his principle themes and preoccupations and casting a brilliant light on the topography and inhabitants of Middle-Earth. 247 pages including index. Slight tanning to page edges and darkening to spine and previous owner's details embossed onto front endpaper. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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O'Neill

By: Leech, Clifford

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland, Oliver and Boyd: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016143

Condition: Very Good


Part of the Writers and Critics series. Spine sunned. Internally immaculate. A lovely clean copy. 120 pages including bibliography. View more info

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Books and Authors

By: Lynd, Robert

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1929

Seller ID: 066319

Condition: Very Good


Critical essays on great writers of modern and other times including criticisms of works by Max Beerbohm, Arnold Bennett, H.M. Tomlinson, Herrick, Keats, Charles Lamb and Hawthorne. Very good clean hardback in unclipped jacket which has small loss to head of spine. Previous owner's bookplate to front endpaper. 255 pages + publisher's catalogue. Part of the Traveller's Library series. View more info

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York Notes on William Shakespeare's "Macbeth"

By: Macrae, Alasdair D.F.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Harlow, Essex, Longman: 1997

Seller ID: 021498

ISBN: 0582314046

Condition: Very Good


A study guide to the Scottish play. A good clean copy. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Letts Explore "Lord of the Flies"

By: Martin, Stewart; Mahoney, John

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Letts Educational: 1994

Seller ID: 021496

ISBN: 1857582632

Condition: Very Good


A study guide to the William Golding novel. A good clean copy. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Letts Explore "The Crucible"

By: Martin, Stewart; Mahoney, John

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Letts Educational: 1994

Seller ID: 021497

ISBN: 1857582667

Condition: Near Fine


A study guide to the Arthur Miller play. A good clean copy. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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The Man Who Was Orthodox : A Selection from the Uncollected Writings of G. K. Chesterton

By: Maycock, A. L. ( Arranged and Introducted By )

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Dennis Dobson: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061426

Condition: Very Good


Contains many jewels of Chesterton's characteristic wit and wisdom as Maycock reviews two of his particular aspects, as a journalist and as a Christian apologist. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear and sunning to spine - 191 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Shakespeare and the Artist

By: Merchant, W. Moelwyn

Price: £67.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039291

Condition: Very Good


The first part of the book offers a visual history, age by age, plotting the main trends and observing changes in taste and technique. The second fills out more significant moments in the general history of visual tradition. A very good clean hardback. bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 254 pages with 56 figures + 88 plates. Next post UK dispatch View more info

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Notes on John Steinbeck's The Pearl

By: Methuen

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1966

Seller ID: 044610

Condition: Good


Part of the Study-Aid Series. Clean, 28 page stapled booklet. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Wounded Spirit: A Study of Seven Pillars of Wisdom

By: Meyers, Jeffrey (editor)

Price: £77.50

Publisher: London, Martin Brian & O'Keeffe: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028181

ISBN: 0856161403

Condition: Very Good


Finely analyses the masterpiece's sources and construction and concludes they are more complex than generally recognised. Clean, bright hardback in a price-clipped d/w - 200 pages including an index and an extended bibliography. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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The Sense of Life in the Modern Novel

By: Mizener, Arthur

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, USA, Houghton Mifflin: 1963

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 051830

Condition: Good


Examination of one aspect of the novel. Clean square hardback with previous owner's details to ffep. Lacks a dustjacket - 291 pages including index. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Writers at Home

By: National Trust Studies

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Trefoil Books: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027128

ISBN: 0862940567

Condition: Very Good


Explores the places that famous writers chose to live and work, and how this affected, and is reflected in, their writing. Covers such noted literary figures as George Bernard Shaw, Virginia Wolfe, T.E. Lawrence, Thomas Carlyle and Henry James. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. 184 pages including index. A very good, clean copy in very good unclipped dustjacket. Includes two newspaper cuttings - one entitled Uncle Henry James and All, the other an Obituary of H. Montgomery Hyde. The book also contains a letter which mentions that the recipient of the book was an occupant of Lamb Ho... View more info