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Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Quentin Skinner

9780198837572
Paperback
July 2019

Very Short Introductions

Quentin Skinner introduces Niccolò Machiavelli, Florentine diplomat, politician, and the writer known for that most infamous Early Modern work, The Prince. He explores Machiavelli's theory of princely virtù, tracing its roots in ancient historians and moralists, and considering its influence on contemporary politics.

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Reading: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Belinda Jack

9780198820581
Paperback
April 2019

Very Short Introductions

Reading can inform, inspire, emancipate, and motivate us. Down the centuries, it has brought huge educational and social benefits. It can also unleash subversion, and its spread has been accompanied by censorship and control. Belinda Jack explores the global development and impact of reading - from ancient texts to digital texts today.

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Shakespeare and the Afterlife

£16.99

John S. Garrison

9780198801108
Paperback
November 2018

Oxford Shakespeare Topics

Shakespeare and the Afterlife is the first book to focus on discussions of what happens after death within the author's body of work.

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Thomas Browne: Selected Writings

£14.99

Kevin Killeen

9780198797654
Paperback
February 2018

21st Century Oxford Authors

This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682). The edition introduces students to one of the most brilliant and wide-ranging of writers in Renaissance England and includes an Introduction and full commentary notes.

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John Donne: Selected Writings

£14.99

Janel Mueller

9780198797647
Paperback
February 2018

21st Century Oxford Authors

This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of John Donne (1572-1631). The edition presents Donne's texts in chronological order, and includes an Introduction, Chronology, and full commentary notes.

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The Reader in the Book: A Study of Spaces and Traces

£18.99

Stephen Orgel

9780198737551
Paperback
November 2017

Oxford Textual Perspectives

The Reader in the Book examines the history, archaeology, and sociology of the use of margins and other blank spaces in early modern books to shed light on reading practices, how books were read, and what early modern readerse wanted texts to tell them.

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Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Jonathan F. S. Post

9780198717577
Paperback
September 2017

Very Short Introductions

Jonathan Post introduces all of Shakespeare's poetry, including the sonnets and his great narrative poems, and explores themes of love and lust in these works. He also considers the debates surrounding their disputed authorship, and the impact these poems had, from contemporary readers right up to today.

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The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition: The Complete Works

£35.00

William Shakespeare, Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, Gabriel Egan

9780198749721
Paperback
August 2017

A completely new modern-spelling edition of all of Shakespeare's plays and poems, edited afresh from the original texts. With extensive introductions and on-page notes, it gives students and theatre-lovers the very best resources to understand and enjoy Shakespeare's works.

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Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Stanley Wells

9780198785293
Paperback
April 2017

Very Short Introductions

Shakespeare's tragedies contain an astonishing variety of suffering, from suicides and murders to dismemberments and grief. Stanley Wells considers how the bard's tragic plays drew on the literary and theatrical conventions of his time. Discussing the individual plays, he also explores why tragedy is regarded as a fit subject for entertainment.

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The Oxford Anthology of Tudor Drama

£31.99

Greg Walker

9780198728139
Paperback
April 2016

The first comprehensive anthology of English drama in the long Tudor century, The Oxford Anthology of Tudor Drama contains sixteen of the most important plays from the long Tudor century (1485-1603) newly edited in accessible modern spelling.

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The Natural History of Selborne

£8.99

Gilbert White, Anne Secord

9780198737759
Paperback
February 2016

Oxford World's Classics

The Natural History of Selborne (1789)is written as a series of letters, which describe with wit and precision the flora and fauna White observes in his Hampshire parish. A classic of nature writing, this edition includes contemporary illustrations, a contextualizing introduction, and an appendix of readers' responses over 200 years.

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The Compleat Angler

£8.99

Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton, Marjorie Swann

9780198745464
Paperback
February 2016

Oxford World's Classics

The Compleat Angler is the most famous work in the literature of sport and a unique celebration of the English countryside. This new edition highlights its celebration of natural history, the environment, conservation, and the power of friendship.

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The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama

£30.00

Thomas Betteridge, Greg Walker

9780198715566
Paperback
January 2016

Oxford Handbooks

This is the first comprehensive study of Tudor drama that sees the long 16th century from the accession of Henry Tudor to the death of Elizabeth as a whole, taking in the numinous drama of the 'Mystery Plays' and the early work of Shakespeare. It is an invaluable account of current scholarship and an introduction to the complexity of Tudor drama.

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The Monk

New Edition

£8.99

Matthew Lewis, Nick Groom

9780198704454
Paperback
January 2016

Oxford World's Classics

The Monk (1796) is a masterpiece of Gothic fiction and the first horror novel in English literature. It tells of the pious monk Ambrosio's descent into depravity, his passion leading to rape, blasphemy, black magic, incest, and murder. Its sensational story also reflects the terrors of the French Revolution.

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The Poetic Edda

Second Edition

£9.99

Carolyne Larrington

9780199675340
Paperback
September 2014

Oxford World's Classics

A fully revised translation of the great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda, containing the narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods. Gods, giants, and human heroes populate the poems. This edition includes three new poems.

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Three Plays: Six Characters in Search of an Author, Henry IV, The Mountain Giants

£8.99

Luigi Pirandello, Anthony Mortimer

9780199641192
Paperback
April 2014

Oxford World's Classics

Pirandello is a seminal figure in modern drama. This is the only one-volume edition of his two most famous plays, Six Characters in Search of an Author and Henry IV, and his last unfinished masterpiece The Mountain Giants, in lively and performable new translations that remain faithful to the letter and spirit of the originals.

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The Visible Text: Textual Production and Reproduction from Beowulf to Maus

£21.49

Thomas A. Bredehoft

9780199603152
Paperback
January 2014

Oxford Textual Perspectives

The Visible Text offers an innovative new vision of literary history and the history of the book from Beowulf to present day graphic novels.

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Shakespeare and the Eighteenth Century

£18.99

Michael Caines

9780199642373
Paperback
October 2013

Oxford Shakespeare Topics

This book considers the impact of the eighteenth century on Shakespeare, and vice versa. It describes how actors, critics, painters, and Enlightenment philosophers read and responded to Shakespeare's plays and poems, and how those plays and poems changed their lives.

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Shakespeare and Classical Antiquity

£18.99

Colin Burrow

9780199684793
Paperback
September 2013

Oxford Shakespeare Topics

Shakespeare and Classical Antiquity explains the nature and extent of Shakspeare's classical learning, exploring why Ben Jonson was wrong to claim that he had 'small Latin and less Greek'. It examines Shakespeare's relationship to classical texts and how this relationship changed in the course of his career.

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The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

£33.49

Frederick Burwick

9780199644179
Paperback
February 2012

Oxford Handbooks

A comprehensive survey of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's writings as a poet and literary critic, as a philosopher and lecturer, as a commentator on religion and politics. Provides 37 specially written contributions by an international team of experts providing the most advanced scholarship in each area.

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