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Shakespeare and the Afterlife

£16.99

John Garrison

9780198801108
Paperback
October 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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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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Shakespeare's Comedies: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Bart van Es

9780198723356
Paperback
March 2016

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction Bart Van Es analyses Shakespeare's comedic plays, picking out the family resemblances across these works. He considers their shared themes such as confusion and cross dressing, misguided love, twins and substitutions, and explores the bard's verbal artistry and wit.

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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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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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Domestic Manners of the Americans

£9.99

Frances Trollope, Elsie B. Michie

9780199676873
Paperback
May 2014

Oxford World's Classics

Domestic Manners of the Americans is an entertaining, witty, and often scathing account of Trollope's travels in America between 1827 and 1832 and her criticisms of American manners, from vulgarity to the treatment of slaves. One of the most influential travel books of the century, it also speaks to political debates on equality in England.

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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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Selected Poems

£7.99

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, Paul Davis

9780199584321
Paperback
March 2013

Oxford World's Classics

Rochester's scandalous reputation belies the variety and sophistication of his love poems and satires. This new edition, with modern spelling, is the most textually up to date, based not on the unreliable printed editions but on the most authoritative manuscripts. It includes a valuable introduction, helpful notes, and an index of manuscripts.

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Praeterita

£10.99

John Ruskin, Francis O'Gorman

9780192802415
Paperback
May 2012

Oxford World's Classics

Praeterita is the autobiography of John Ruskin (1819-1900), art critic and social commentator and one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century. An elegy for lost places and people, Praeterita recounts Ruskin's childhood, and his travels across Europe with passion and intimacy.

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London Labour and the London Poor

£8.99

Henry Mayhew, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

9780199697571
Paperback
April 2012

Oxford World's Classics

This groundbreaking investigation into the lives of London's underclass was undertaken by Henry Mayhew in the 1850s. His interviews with street traders, beggars, and thieves results in a work as vivid as a Victorian novel. This new selection includes original illustrations and an illluminating introduction and notes.

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The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook

£10.99

Flora Annie Steel, Grace Gardiner, Ralph Crane, Anna Johnston

9780199605767
Paperback
October 2011

Oxford World's Classics

In The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook (1888), Flora Annie Steel and her co-author Grace Gardiner give practical and highly opinionated advice to young memsahibs in India. Covering all aspects of household management from the duties of servants to recipes, the manual sheds fascinating light on the entire imperial experience.

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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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Studies in the History of the Renaissance

New Edition

£8.99

Walter Pater, Matthew Beaumont

9780199535071
Paperback
February 2010

Oxford World's Classics

Studies in the History of the Renaissance is a highly influential defence of aestheticism. Pater redefined the practice of criticism through his readings of some of the paintings, sculptures, and poems of the Renaissance, and shocked contemporaries for sponsoring a hedonistic ethic with his infamous 'Conclusion'.

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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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The Major Works

£10.99

Alfred Tennyson, Adam Roberts

9780199572762
Paperback
August 2009

Oxford World's Classics

This edition, previously published in the Oxford Authors series, includes all Tennyson's classic poems and The Princess, In Memoriam, Maud, Enoch Arden in full, as well as several of the Idylls of the King. It includes letters and extracts from Hallam Tennyson's Memoir of his father.

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