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The Mediaevalism of Lawrence of Arabia

By: Allen, M.D.

Price: £37.50

Publisher: University Park, PA, Pennsylvania State University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027170

ISBN: 0271006730

Condition: Very Good


"Deals with Lawrence's lifelong interest in the medieval world, especially medieval literature, and its considerable influence on his view of himself and of the Arabs with whom he fought in an archaic theatre of war, and hence his own literary production. " Clean, crisp copy in archival protected dustjacket. Slight bumping to edges of boards. No other discernible faults. 220 pages including index. A most attractive copy of this now hard-to-find title. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Essays and Studies 1988 Matthew Arnold 1988: A Centennial Review

By: Allott, Miriam (editor)

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1988

Seller ID: 042313

ISBN: 0719545625

Condition: Good


Essays examining modern views of Arnold as a poet, cultural theorist, and educator. A good clean hardback in laminated board. 129 pages. Tanning to page edges, else a good clean copy. View more info

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A Writer's Notebook

By: Anon

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Malvern, The Tantivy Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025484

Condition: Good


Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 253 pages + publisher's adverts. Spine ends worn. Boards have some markings/surface scratches. Edges untrimmed. Text block clean. Binding square and tight. A good, clean copy of this book whose print run was limited to 1000 copies. View more info

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Emma York Notes

By: Austen, Jane

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Harlow, Essex, Pearson Education: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029983

ISBN: 0582329132

Condition: Reading Copy


With a note by Sarah Rowbotham. Contains some highlighting in yellow marker. Part of the York Note Advanced series. A good working copy written for the specific needs of advanced level and undergraduate students. 120 pages. Reliable next post dispatch. View more info

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Heroes Twilight : A Study of the Literature of the Great War

By: Bergonzi, Bernard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co Ltd: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061319

Condition: Good


Major work of criticism which serves as a brilliant and fascinating study of the literary repercussions of the First World War. The first full-length survey which provides the finest available account of the changing attitudes to the war, as reflected in the poetry, autobiography and fiction of victims and survivors alike. Some spotting to page edges else a clean, square copy in a price-clipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 235 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Byron I. Lyric and Romance

By: Blackstone, Bernard

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Longman: 1970

Seller ID: 032145

ISBN: 0582012155

Condition: Very Good


Part of the Writers and their Work series No 215. 59 pages. Frontis of Byron. A very good clean copy. View more info

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The French Revolution in Two Volumes (Vols I & II)

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1937

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 058491

Condition: Very Good


Very good clean hardbacks which have slightly faded spine (Vol II more faded that Vol I). Vol I 351 pages + publisher's catalogue. Vol II 399 pages + catalogue) Numbers 31 & 32 in the Everyman's Library series. 2 vols View more info

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Chaucer

By: Chesterton, G. K.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1965

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 045003

Condition: Good


One of the most outstanding books on Chaucer ever written. A good clean secondhand paperback. Slight crease to edge of first page and slight lean to spine. 302 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Eight for Immortality

By: Church, Richard

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065399

Condition: Good


Studies on W.H. Davies, Walter de la Mare, Robert Frost, The Later Yeats, Edmund Blunden, V. Sackville-West, T.S. Eliot, and Robert Graves. Good clean hardback in dustjacket which has areas of loss to spine. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. 113 pages. 8 b/w plates. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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George Bernard Shaw - an Appreciation and Interpretation -SIGNED COPY

By: Clarke, Winifred

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Altrincham, Cheshire, John Sherratt and Son: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 050560

Condition: Very Good


Square, tight hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which has darkened to spine. SIGNED by the author across her photograph on the frontis with the inscription - "Love and Remembrance Wynn" Essay which is a culmination of the author's talks on Shaw's works undertaken during the mid 1930's. View more info

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Iris Murdoch: A Life - The Authorized Biography

By: Conradi, Peter

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065681

ISBN: 0002571234

Condition: Very Good


Authoritative yet highly readable biography of the British novelist and philosopher. Very good clean hardback in unclipped dustjacket. Slightest tanning to page edges. 706 pages including index. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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John Fowles [Contemporary Writers]

By: Conradi, Peter

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1982

Seller ID: 050250

ISBN: 0416322506

Condition: Good


Comprehensive study of Fowles' work in which Conradi relates his work to his life, his ideas and his place in contemporary English fiction - and illuminating his use of literary genres. A good clean paperback which has sunned a little to cream covers and has tanning to pages. 109 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Literary Situation

By: Cowley, Malcolm

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1955

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 026806

Condition: Good


A good, clean copy in internally repaired jacket. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. 259 pages including index. View more info

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The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World

By: Creasy, Sir Edward

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co: 1937

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 058493

Condition: Very Good


Provides a critical analysis of events leading up to each battle, plus the battle's progress, with move and counter-move, strategy and tactics adopted by each commander and how these plus the factors of courage and determination led to the eventual victory or defeat. Very good clean hardback which has slightly faded spine. 434 pages + publisher's catalogue. Number 300 in the Everyman's Library series. View more info

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The Common Writer: Life in Nineteenth-Century Grub Street

By: Cross, Nigel

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Cambridge University Press: 1988

Seller ID: 062899

ISBN: 0521357217

Condition: Very Good


Fascinating study concerned with Victorian writing rather than with Victorian literature, which examines authorship and the development of publishing and journalism during the nineteenth century. Very good clean paperback. Previous owner's name inside front cover. Tanning to page edges. 265 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The World of Tolkien: Mythological Sources of the "Lord of the Rings"

By: Day, David

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Mitchell Beazley: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058988

ISBN: 1840006897

Condition: Near Fine


A comprehensive guide to Tolkien's mythological, historical literary, linguistic and creative sources for Lord of the Rings. Includes all the main creatures, peoples. places and events in Middle Earth. Clean, crisp copy in unclipped dustjacket. 184 pages including index. View more info

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Readings on J. R. R. Tolkien

By: De Koster, Katie (editor)

Price: £17.50

Publisher: San Diego, CA, U.S.A., Greenhaven Press: 2000

Seller ID: 036201

ISBN: 0737702443

Condition: Near Fine


An in-depth biography and selection of essays taken from a wide variety of sources, about Tolkien and his work. As new, unread copy which shows signs of slight storage only. 176 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Critical Times: The History of the "Times Literary Supplement"

By: Derwent, May

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Glasgow, Scotland, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054116

ISBN: 0007114494

Condition: Very Good


Dramatic and entertaining history of one of the great literary journals of the world from the papers first appearance in 1902 to its role as the voice of contemporary thought. Clean, bright copy in unclipped jacket which has repaired tear to rear cover. . 606pp. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature

By: Drabble, Margaret (editor)

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 2000

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 026094

ISBN: 0198661304

Condition: Near Fine


Clean, crisp copy in unmarked card covers which appears unused. xi + 1172 pages. The classic guide to English literature. View more info

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature

By: Drabble, Margaret (editor)

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Oxford, Oxfordshire, Oxford University Press, Incorporated: 1996

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 027148

ISBN: 0198662211

Condition: Near Fine


Revised and updated. 1171 pages including index. Reference guide to English literary culture. A very nice copy. View more info