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Robert Browning: Selected Writings

£14.99

Richard Cronin, Dorothy McMillan

9780198797623
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 Robert Browning (1812-1889). The edition includes the very first poem he published to works written at the end of his life, and includes an Introduction, Chronology, and full commentary notes.

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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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Modern Drama: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

9780199658770
Paperback
February 2016

Very Short Introductions

This book tells the story of modern drama through its seminal, groundbreaking plays and performances, and the artistic diversity that these represent. Exploring the new note of artistic hostility between dramatists and their audience, Shepherd-Barr draws on a range of theories and performances to reveal what makes modern drama "modern".

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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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William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Stanley Wells

9780198718628
Paperback
April 2015

Very Short Introductions

In this new offering from Stanley Wells comes an exploration of one of the world's greatest dramatists: William Shakespeare. Written with enthusiasm and flair, Wells looks at both the world Shakespeare lived in and all of his major works, to show how and why he continues to be so influential and important to society today.

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Theatre: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Marvin Carlson

9780199669820
Paperback
October 2014

Very Short Introductions

Theatre is one of the longest-standing art forms of modern civilization. Taking a global look at how various forms of theatre - including puppetry, dance, and mime - have been interpreted and enjoyed, this Very Short Introduction explores all aspects of the theatre, including its relationship with religion, literature, and its value worldwide.

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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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Little Dorrit

New Edition

£8.99

Charles Dickens, Harvey Peter Sucksmith, Dennis Walder

9780199596485
Paperback
July 2012

Oxford World's Classics

Against a background of government incompetence and financial scandal, Arthur Clennam searches for the key to the affairs of the Dorrit family, prisoners for debt in the Marshalsea. Mixing humour and pathos, irony and satire, Little Dorrit reveals a master of fiction in top form. This new edition includes all of Phiz's original illustrations.

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Phineas Redux

New Edition

£10.99

Anthony Trollope, John Bowen

9780199583485
Paperback
November 2011

Oxford World's Classics

When Phineas Finn returns from Ireland to the parliamentary fray, his political advancement is complicated by his romantic relations with three powerful women; his very life is at stake when he is accused of murder. The fourth of Trollope's Palliser novels, Phineas Redux is a spellbinding achievement, and the first modern 'media' novel.

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Phineas Finn

New Edition

£10.99

Anthony Trollope, Simon Dentith

9780199581436
Paperback
November 2011

Oxford World's Classics

Phineas Finn, the handsome Irishman, is intent on making a career in government. His love life marches hand in hand with his political career, and in both he must decide whether to stay true to his principles. The second ofTrollope's Palliser novels, Phineas Finn paints a vivid picture of some very topical dilemmas.

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The Prime Minister

New Edition

£10.99

Anthony Trollope, Nicholas Shrimpton

9780199587193
Paperback
May 2011

Oxford World's Classics

Plantagenet Palliser's fragile coalition government and troubled marriage is set against the social climbing of the unscrupulous financial speculator Ferdinand Lopez, whose relationship with Emily Wharton generates misery and scandal. Part of the Palliser series, the novel is one of Trollope's most complex.

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The Eustace Diamonds

New Edition

£9.99

Anthony Trollope, Helen Small

9780199587780
Paperback
May 2011

Oxford World's Classics

Lizzie Eustace's determination to hold on to a fabulous diamond necklace entangles her in a web of deceit that involves her cousin and his fiancée in a story that is part sensation fiction, part detective novel, part political satire and part romance. Hugely engaging, the novel is also a highly revealing study of Victorian Britain.

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Selected Poems: with parallel German text

£10.99

Rainer Maria Rilke, Robert Vilain, Susan Ranson, Marielle Sutherland

9780199569410
Paperback
April 2011

Oxford World's Classics

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the leading poets of European Modernism, whose poetry explores themes of death, love, and loss. This bilingual edition fully reflects Rilke's poetic development and includes the full text of the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus in accurate and sensitive new translations.

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The Complete Fairy Tales

£7.99

Charles Perrault, Christopher Betts

9780199585809
Paperback
October 2010

Oxford World's Classics

Perrault's fairy tales in a scintillating new translation, including the less familiar verse tales and with illustrations by Gustave Doré. The introduction explores the imaginative power of the stories and the many interpretations to which they have been subject.

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The Nibelungenlied: The Lay of the Nibelungs

£10.99

Cyril Edwards

9780199238545
Paperback
February 2010

Oxford World's Classics

The Nibelungenlied is the greatest medieval German heroic poem, a revenge saga on an epic scale, which tells how dragon-slayer Sivrit acquires the priceless hoard of the dwarvish Nibelungs, and of the tragic conflict between Kriemhilt and Hagen. This is the first prose translation for over forty years, with full introductory materials.

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Boris Godunov and Other Dramatic Works

£9.99

Alexander Pushkin, James E. Falen, Caryl Emerson

9780199554041
Paperback
August 2009

Oxford World's Classics

James E. Falen's verse translation consists of Boris Godunov, A Scene from Faust, the four Little Tragedies and Rusalka. It is accompanied by a penetrating Introduction by Caryl Emerson on Russia's most cosmopolitan playwright.

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