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A Guide Through Narnia

By: Sammons, Martha C.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1979

Seller ID: 036402

ISBN: 0340248009

Condition: Very Good


A companion guide to the Narnia chronicles which provides summaries of the history and geography of Narnia; studies of particular characters; an appreciation of the role and nature of Aslan; an analysis of the Christian concepts in Narnia. Clean, unread paperback though previous owner's name to front endpaper and tanning to page edges. View more info

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Hemingway

By: Sanderson, Stewart

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland, Oliver and Boyd: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 016144

Condition: Very Good


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

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Exploring Harry Potter

By: Schafer, Elizabeth D.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Ebury Press: 2000

Seller ID: 035842

ISBN: 0091879302

Condition: Near Fine


Offers background, ideas, questions and bibliographies that can be used by parents, teachers and readers to encourage critical thinking and to explore the layers and meanings within the novels. As new, unread copy of this large format paperback which shows signs of slight shelfwear only. 479 pages. View more info

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Chine, ou, Le pouvoir dans l'├ętendue

By: Segalen, Victor

Price: £57.50

Publisher: London, Taranman: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064423

ISBN: 0906499003

Condition: Near Fine


TEXT IN FRENCH apart from the introduction by Jane Brenton which is in English. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 135 pages. Clean, bright large format softcover in stiff card wrappers. No 92 of a limited edition of 520 printed at Skelton Press. View more info

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Henry James : Selected Literary Criticism

By: Shapira, Morris (edited by)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann Educational Books: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050020

Condition: Very Good


Prefaced with a note on 'James as Critic' by F.R. Leavis. A collection of 23 essays with discussion ranging far and wide over the great novelists of James's lifetime, from Balzac to D.H. Lawrence. Some faint sunning to page edges else a clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w protected in a plastic sleeve - 349 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Land of Narnia

By: Sibley, Brian

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins Lions: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036518

ISBN: 0006735916

Condition: Very Good


Explores the imaginative world of C.S. Lewis. Unread paperback with light signs of storage - 96 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Return of the Native

By: Simpson, Kathryn

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Harlow, Essex, Longman: 2000

Seller ID: 021834

ISBN: 0582424542

Condition: Good


Ex library copy with usual markings. Part of the York Notes Advanced series. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Essays and Studies By members of the English Association Vol XXV 1939

By: Simpson, Percy (collected by)

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036526

Condition: Very Good


Essays include Houseman:1939 by H.W. Garrod; The Language of the Kingis Quair by Sir W.A. Craigie; Sir Walter Raleigh's Farewell Letter to his wife in 1603: a question of its authenticity by Agnes M.C. Latham; Eighteenth-Century Poetic Diction by Geoffrey Tillotson; Realism in English Poetry by V. de Sola Pinto and Curiosities in a Medieval Manuscript by C.L. Wrenn. A very good clean hardback copy bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 115 pages. New College Oxford stamp to front endpaper and bookplate to front pastedown. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Shakespeare Criticism - A Selection

By: Smith, D. Nichol (introduction by)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford /Oxford University Press: 1934

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 059328

Condition: Very Good


Blue boards with gilt lettering to slightly faded spine. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Part of the Worlds Classics series. 416 pages. A very good clean copy in square, tight binding. Includes essays by Ben Johnson, John Milton, Thomas Fuller, John Dryden, Richard Steele, Samuel Johnson etc View more info

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The Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland, 1800-1990

By: Snell, K. D. M. ( Edited By )

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambrdige University Press: 2008

Edition: Re-issue

Seller ID: 055821

ISBN: 0521093430

Condition: As New


Interdisciplinary collection of essays from leading literary critics, historians and cultural geographers which addresses the regional novel in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Unread paperback - 300 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

By: Spear, Hilda D.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxfordshire, Macmillan Education: 1985

Seller ID: 021840

ISBN: 0333372867

Condition: Good


A well-cared for second-hand copy of this study guide whose pages are yellowing with age. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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D.H. Lawrence : A Collection of Critical Essays

By: Spilka, Mark (Editor)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA, Prentice-Hall Inc.: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032290

Condition: Good


Part of the Twentieth Century Views series which aims to present the best in contemporary critical opinion on major authors, providing a twentieth century perspective on their changing status in an era of profound revaluation. Good, clean copy with some rubbing to covers - 182 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

By: Stone, Brian (translator)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Penguin: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 039979

ISBN: 0140440925

Condition: Very Good


Masterpiece of medieval alliterative poetry. A very good clean copy which is tanning to page margins. . 144 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

By: Stringer, Jenn (editor)

Price: £32.50

Publisher: Oxford, Oxfordshire, Oxford University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 022435

ISBN: 0192122711

Condition: Near Fine


A unique new reference book on English-language writers and writing throughout the last century, in all major genres and from all around the world - from Joseph Conrad to Will Self, Virginia Woolf to David Mamet, Ezra Pound to Peter Carey, James Joyce to Amy Tan. With an introduction by John Sutherland. Clean, bright copy - 751 pages including appendix of literary prizes. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Life of King Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare

By: Stuart, Dorothy Margaret and Davenport E. V. ( Editors )

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co: 1935

Seller ID: 030343

Condition: Reading Copy


Part of the Scholar's Library series. Good, clean copy in green boards showing some wear and bubbling. One page has small tear. A very good reading copy - 158 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes

By: Sutherland, James (Editor)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Futura: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013957

Condition: Very Good


500pp. "A unique literary anthology." Prompt dispatch. View more info

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English Literature of the Late Seventeenth Century

By: Sutherland, James (Editor)

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 044103

Condition: Good


Part VI of The Oxford History of English Literature Series edited by Bonomy Dobree and Norman Davis. Good, clean ex-library copy, with the usual markings, in an unclipped d/w protected in a plastic jacket - 589 pages including index. Large volume hardback dealing with the likes of Dryden, Bunyan, Halifax, Locke, Boyle, Newton etc. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Battle of the Books

By: Swift, Jonathon

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1886

Seller ID: 005282

Condition: Reading Copy


Part of the Cassell's National Library series. Small tear to base of spine where it meets the front cover. Wraps are soiled. Generally clean and bright but with a small amount of pencil annotation. Edited by Professor Henry Morley - 192 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Critical Occasions - SIGNED COPY

By: Symons, Julian

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065358

Condition: Good


SIGNED on the front endpaper with the inscription 'For Mr & Mrs Retallach with kind regards, Julian Symons'. Square tight hardback with faded spine strip. No jacket. 213 pages. A collection of literary articles many of which first appeared in the Times Literary Supplement. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Aspects of Literary Theory and Practice : 1550-1870

By: Thomas, P. G.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Heath Cranton Limited: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 052928

Condition: Good


Offers a general survey of the chief themes and features of medieval romance to those who have made no serious study of the subject but are sufficiently interested to desire a systematic survey. Previous owner's name to ffep and some light sunning to page edges else a clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing slight shelfwear & tear and now protected in a plastic jacket - 210 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info