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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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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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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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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

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Heroic Imagination : The Creative Genius of Europe from Waterloo (1815) to the Revolution of 1848

By: Ewen, Frederic

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, New York University Press: 2004

Seller ID: 026480

ISBN: 0814722253

Condition: Near Fine


Vividly depicts the 'new' world of the early nineteenth century, and the assemblage of genius that produced a body of art that has become the unforgettable property of all ages. Shows slightest signs of storage. Still in shrink wrap. Next post dispatch from GB. View more info

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A Commentary and Questionairre on a Midsummer Night;'s Dream

By: Gestetner, J.M.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons: 1934

Seller ID: 058118

Condition: Very Good


32 page stapled booklet. No 30 in the series prepared to guide students of English Literature to a fuller appreciation of the works to which they are studying. View more info

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The Rough Guide to The Da Vinci Code

By: Haag, Michael and Veronica

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Rough Guides Ltd: 2004

Seller ID: 057419

ISBN: 1843535173

Condition: As New


An unauthorised guide - 256 pages including index. Whatever you think of Dan Brown's novel, this Rough Guide has the key to understanding its wider background. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Sidetracks - Explorations of a Romantic Biographer

By: Holmes, Richard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 2000

Seller ID: 064405

ISBN: 0002555786

Condition: Very Good


Personal casebook of Holmes's biographical methods. Very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. 420 pages. Slight tanning to page edges. Prompt dispatch. 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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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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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

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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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Rough Guide to "Lord of the Rings", The

By: Simpson, Paul; Bushell, Michaela; Roddis, Helen

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Rough Guides Ltd: 2003

Seller ID: 015317

ISBN: 1843532751

Condition: As New


Everything you ever wanted to know about Middle Earth. Clean, bright, unread paperback - 304 pages. Next post 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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Darkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip Pullman

By: Tucker, Nicholas

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Duxford, Cambridgeshire, Wizard Books: 2003

Seller ID: 050483

ISBN: 1840464828

Condition: As New


A useful guide to the world of Pullman's fiction. 207 pages. As new, unread copy. View more info

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An Edmund Wilson Celebration

By: Wain, John; Wilson, Edmund

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Oxford, Phaidon: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035179

ISBN: 0714818453

Condition: Very Good


12 essays by contributors including David Flusser, Andrew Harvey and Clive James each look at one aspect of Edmund Wilson's life and work and explore his breadth and diversity. A very good clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. 182 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Cambridge History of English Literature Volume VIII The Age of Dryden

By: Ward, Sir. A.W. & Waller, A.R.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge at the University Press: 1934

Edition: Cheap Edition

Seller ID: 044771

Condition: Good


Contents include:- Dryden, Samuel Butler, Political and Ecclesiastical Satire, The Early Quakers, The Restoration Drama I, II & III, The Court Poets, The prosody of the Seventeenth Century, Memoir and Letter Writers Il Evelyn and Pepys etc. A good clean hardback which has faded spine. Slight creasing to endpapers along fore edge. Text block is clean, binding square and tight. 390 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info