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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

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Shakespeare's 'Mirror Up To Nature' with Highlights in Full

By: Norrington, C.A,

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Australia, Privately Printed: 1991

Seller ID: 031870

ISBN: 0646037080

Condition: Very Good


A personal selection of passages from Shakespeare which reveal his genius and deep knowledge of human nature. 81 page stapled booklet. A very good clean copy. View more info

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Critics on Jane Austen

By: O'Neill, Judith (editor)

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, George Allen and Unwin Ltd: 1976

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 031943

ISBN: 0048010103

Condition: Reading Copy


Part of the Readings in Literary Criticism series designed for students of English Literature. A reading copy paperback with some annotation to last few pages. Sunning to page edges and previous owner's details inside cover. 104 pp including bibliography. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Great Comic Scenes from English Literature

By: Oliphant, Lancelot (ed)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Gregg: 1930

Seller ID: 003588

Condition: Near Fine


An anthology of some of the great comic scenes, including The Rude Mechanicals (Midsummer Night's Dream), Touchstone and Jaques (As You Like It), Mr Pepys Mighty Merry (Diary), The Grand Academy of Lagado (Gullivers Travels) etc. Presentation plate on ffep. A clean, bright hardback bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. All edges green. Colour frontis. 258 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Rod, The Root, and The Flower

By: Patmore, Coventry

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061773

Condition: Good


Published just a year before his death, these essays and aphorisms were the final flowering of the author's extraordinary vision. Previous owner's details to the ffep and light sunning to page edges else a clean copy in olive green boards with some wear to the title block to spine - 202 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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York Notes on Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage

By: Pinnington, David

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Harlow, Essex, Longman: 2003

Seller ID: 011045

ISBN: 058277263X

Condition: As New


As new, unread copy. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Responding to Chekhov : The Journey of a Lifetime (SIGNED)

By: Pitcher, Harvey J.

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Cromer, Norfolk, Swallow House Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 052617

ISBN: 0905265084

Condition: Near Fine


The author, who has had a lifelong interest in Chekov, describes his present book as a report on his findings, a kind of debriefing after a long and varied journey as he interprets the man as well as his stories and plays with the major part of the book devoted to discussions of the later stories. Clean bright paperback which is SIGNED by the author to the title page with the inscription ''To my dear friends Leni and Christopher. with every good wish from Harvey Cromer 14.10.2010''. 290 pages including index. View more info

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Anthony Trollope

By: Pollard, Arthur

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051601

ISBN: 0710088116

Condition: Very Good


A survey of Trollope's life and work which offers a real insight into Victorian life. Clean, square hardback in unclipped dustjacket. 208 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Brighton Rock ( Graham Greene )

By: Price, Alan

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Oxford, Basil Blackwell: 1969

Seller ID: 046714

ISBN: 0631979808

Condition: Good


Part of the 'Notes on English Literature' series designed primarily for the school, college, and university student, although it is hoped that it will found helpful to a much larger audience by giving the reader the relevant information necessary for his fuller understanding of the work. Good clean paperback with school stamp inside cover - 107 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Moments and Other Pieces

By: Priestley, J. B.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1966

Seller ID: 043220

Condition: Very Good


Collection of periodical pieces, lectures and talks which delightfully illustrate the breadth of its author's interests and the vigour and zest of his mind. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w - 321 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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William Hazlitt

By: Priestley, J.b.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045881

Condition: Very Good


Part of the Writers and their Work series. A very good clean 38 page booklet. Frontis of William Hazlitt. . An essay on his life and work, plus select bibliography. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Literature and Western Man

By: Priestley, J.B.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Heron Books:

Seller ID: 057550

Condition: Very Good


Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. Blue leatherette boards with gilt lettering. B/W frontis of author. 593 pages. Silk marker. View more info

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Shakespeare:Henry V: A Casebook

By: Quinn, Michael (editor)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Nashville, TN, USA, Aurora Publishers: 1970

Seller ID: 032141

ISBN: 0876950489

Condition: Good


A selection of critical essays, part of the Casebook Series under the general editorship of A.E. Dyson. Previous owner's details to the half-title page else a good, clean copy with light sunning to page edges - 252 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Baconian Myths - Notes on Two Great Englishmen and Their Defamers

By: Rose, Mary

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Stratford, Shakespeare Press:

Seller ID: 048608

Condition: Good


42 page stapled booklet. Divided into three sections - Shakespeare, Bacon and Defamation and Myths. Covers are a little soiled but internally text block is clean. A good copy. View more info

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Literature and Revolution : A Critical Study of the Writer and Communism in the Twentieth Century

By: Rühle, Jürgen; Steinberg, Jean

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Pall Mall Press: 1969

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 051595

ISBN: 026967313X

Condition: Very Good


Studies the lives and writing of nearly a hundred writers who have lived under, been attracted to or even rejected Communism, with sections on the Soviet Union, the German writers and the writers of the Rest of the World. A very good clean hardback in dustwrapper which shows signs of shelfwear/tear and which has faded spine strip. 520 pages including index. View more info

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Literature and the Crime Against Nature From Homer to Hughes

By: Sagar, Keith

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Chaucer Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 055446

ISBN: 1904449476

Condition: Very Good


As new, unread copy in unclipped dustjacket which shows signs of light shelfwear with small tear to top corner. "Demonstrates by close reading of seventeen works of the greatest writers, from Homer to Hughes, that literature has a central contribution to make in our efforts to discover what are the laws of nature and human nature, and to live within them. Next post UK dispatch. View more info