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A Book of English Essays

By Williams, WE

Pelican, 1976. 376pp, less than 5500g. From the back-cover: "One of the most notable and attractive forms of English Literature is the essay. In his introduction to this selection, first made for Pelican in 1942 and now enlarged and reprinted, Sir William Emrys Williams points out that the Essay, ‘has a multitude of forms and manners, and scarcely any rules and regulations.’ Although many of the pieces chosen for this volume are such well-known ones as Charles Lamb’s ‘In Praise of Chimney Sweepers’ or De Quincy’s memorable commentary on an episode in ‘Macbeth’, an endeavour has been made to remind readers that Addison, for example, wrote other and better essays than the few which are usually included in anthologies. Modern writers such as Hilaire Belloc, JB Priestly, Aldous Huxley, Robert Lynd, Ivor Brown, Harold Nicholson. EV Lucas, and VS Pritchett are given a fair share of representation." . Paperback. Good to Very Good/None issued. 18 Cm.


Nine winning habits of successful Authors

By McAlpine, Rachel

NZ: CC Press, 2000. 188pp of advice, less than 500g (that's good advice right there > make your book weigh under 500g. Previous owner name.. Paperback. Excellent/None issued. 23 Cm.


American Literature 1919-1932 a Comparitive History

By McCormick, John

UK: Routledge & Kegan Pau, 1971. 256pp & less than 500g. "This is a brilliant, succinct and penetrating work and should be a standard introduction to the literature and cultural climate of the period. It is a short history of the most important creative period of American literature, which includes such names as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner. The author's account of this period is both critical and historical, and the writers and their work are discussed with proper regard to the social and cultural situation of the so called "lost generation" . Paperback. Good/None issued.


AUSTRALIAN LITERARY PSEUDONYMS. An Index. With Selected New Zealand References

By NESBITT, Bruce and HADFIELD, Susan

Libraries Board of South Australia, 1972. AUSTRALIAN LITERARY PSEUDONYMS. An Index. With Selected New Zealand References by NESBITT, Bruce and HADFIELD, Susan. Less than 500g to post,134 crisp pp.. Paperback. Very Good/None issued. 23 Cm.


The Oxford Literary History of Australia

By Bennett, Bruce & Strauss, Jennifer

Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998. The Oxford Literary History of Australia, well over the 500g mark & heading to 500pp. Key Features are: Sixteen leading cultural historians and literary critics from around Australia - Invaluable guide to major writings in all literary genres: poetry, drama, fiction, radio, film, and television - Entries recognise the diversity of Australian writing and its historical and political contexts - Two outstanding chapters on Aboriginal writing - Highly useful chronology of key lives, publications, and social and political milestones, both Australian and overseas - Comprehensive index of works, individuals, and themes Bennett, Bruce & Strauss, Jennifer Published by Oxford University Press, Melbourne (1998) . Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 21.5cm.


An Anthology of Colonial and Postcolonial Short Fiction

By Baldwin, Dean & Quinn, Patrick

USA: Houghton Mifflin, 2007. An Anthology of Colonial and Postcolonial Short Fiction by Baldwin & Quinn is over 500g to post & 925 crisp pp. Part one defines imperialism & colonialism and has a primer on postcolonial theory. Part two has the stories xxxxxx - stories are identified as being from England, Ireland, Canada, the Caribbean, India, Pakistan, Africa, Australia and new Zealand. The stories have intros, footnotes & queries. Here's a summary of the book's intention >> This anthology offers a balanced approach to colonial and postcolonial literature through a rich tapestry of short stories by both British colonizers and affected indigenous people. Organized by region, the compelling stories reflect the evolution of colonialism from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Readers explore the insights and emotions on both sides of the imperial fence, while learning about the hardships and triumphs of the colonial experience. A thorough pedagogical apparatus includes historical introductions, author headnotes, and reading questions that provide students with tools to approach each selection in an informed manner. The readers come to appreciate how fiction both supported and questioned the basis and results of colonialism.. Softcover. Very Good/None issued. 23 Cm.


A Reader's Guide to the Contemporary English Novel

By Karl, Frederick

UK: Thames & Hudson, 1970. In this study, Frederick R. Karl defines and evaluates the main movements in the English novel beginning with Joyce. Karl devotes separate chapters to the works of C. P. Snow, Samuel Beckett, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Graham Greene, Lawrence Durrell, Elizabeth Bowen and others. Karl also looks at prominent authors & their take on the novel genre eg: Amis, Murdoch, Powell, Spark & more. 304 pristine pp & a whisker under 500g to post.. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 21.5cm.


The compassionate satirist: Ben Jonson and his imperfect World

By Joseph Allen Bryant

USA: University of Georgia Press, 1972. The book ooks at Johnston's career & in particular 8 plays. 196 clean white well bound pp, plastic over dj.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 24 Cm.


The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 8 from Formalism to Poststructuralism

By Selden, Raman (ed)

UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005. This volume deals with the hotly debated areas of literary theory: those developing in Europe but having their main impact in the Anglo-American world of academic lit studies, whose course they have fundamentally redirected. This engages with the history of the 20th century's most profound and extensive set of cross-cultural movements. 487 clean, white tightly bound pp.. Papeback. Very Good/None issued. 22.5cm.


Letters Between Samuel Butler and Miss Savage

UK: Jonathan Cape, 1935. 380pp, spotting to compressed edge & throughout. Butler had known Eliza Savage for many a year before their relations turned from frosty to friendly - both were avid letter keepers & this collection focuses on their correspondence 1871 to 85, the year of her death. Butler based a character on her in The Way of all Flesh.. Hardcover. Good-fair/No Jacket. 21cm.


Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English

By Ousby, Ian

UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996. owner name inside cover, book clean, tight & white. Derived from the parent Guide to Literature in English, this volume offers in concise form over 4,000 entries on literature in English from cultures throughout the world. Writers and major works from the UK and the USA are represented, as are those from Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, India, and Africa. The coverage is broad - from the classics of English literature to the best of modern writing. Additionally, the Guide has a wealth of entries on literary movements, groups or schools in literature and criticism, literary magazines, genres and sub-genres, critical concepts, and rhetorical terminology.. Papeback. Very Good/None Issued. 23.5cm.


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By Jacobsohn Rachel W

Hyperion New York, 1998. Everything you need to know to start your own book club. Very well researched and presented. Revised Edition. Card Cover. Good to Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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By Warner Marina

Vintage, 1995. Very Good condition. "Entrancing, multi-layered and as wittily subversive as fairy tales themselves, this beautifully illustrated work explores and illuminates the unfolding history of the famous tales, the contexts in which they flourished, and the tellers themselves, from the ancient sibyls and old crones to Angela Carter and Disney.". Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



By Aiken Joan

Elm Treet Books, London, 1982. Very Good condition. "Advice on plot construction, character and importance of inessential detail; discusses humour and fantasy and touches on the vexed question of the moral message.". First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



By Nitzsche Jane Chance

Macmillan, 1980. Very Good condition. "Nitzsche discusses not only such classics as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Simarillion, but focuses on Tolkien's minor works as well, tracing in detail the sources and influences- from pagan epic to Christian legend- which formed the foundation of Tolkien's masterpieces, his 'mythology for England'.". First Thus. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



By Wilson Colin

Village Press, 1974. Very Good/Good condition. An overview of Tolkien's popularities in the 1960s, detailing the nature of his work, the social environment in which it flourished, and its influence on literary genre.. Reprint. Pictorial Card Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



By Coward Noel

Methuen, 1984. Very Good condition. The first in a series of three, consisting of ten comedic memoirs of unlikely royal personages, such as Donna Isabella Angelica Y'Bananas.. First UK Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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By Lurie Alison

Cardinal, London, 1991. "With sparkling logic and originality, Lurie looks at authors who have written with dangerous directness to the young: E. Nesbit with her socialist solutions to the problems in the cabbage patch and Frances Hodgson Burnett with radical views of psychology in The Secret Barden..." Plus many other authors mentioned including Beatrix Potter, James Barrie, Tolkein, Lewis Carroll and T.H. WHITE.. Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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By Browning D.C

New Orchard Editions Ltd. UK, 1986. Unclipped Price, As New Condition, A complete reference to the quotations of Shakespeare, as well as a full index to the key words and salient points of each quotation or extract.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


A SENSE OF PLACE in the New Literatures in English
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A SENSE OF PLACE in the New Literatures in English

By Nightingale Peggy, Edited By

University of Queensland Press, Australia, 1986. "A Sense of Place reconsiders earlier notions of place in the criticism of New Literatures in English, and also brings together new ideas and offers new insights in a context of "Commitment ot the idea that literature makes no general sense without its specific environment.". Signed by Editor. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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