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Charles Dickens: An Introduction


Jenny Hartley

October 2016

Jenny Hartley introduces Charles Dickens's life and works, looking at the vitality of his characters and the energy which surges through his writing. Examining the themes running through his books, she considers the institutions which influenced his work (such as the workhouse) and looks at his critique of nineteenth century society.

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New Grub Street

Second Edition


George Gissing, Katherine Mullin

September 2016

Oxford World's Classics

New Grub Street (1891), generally regarded as Gissing's finest novel, is the story of the daily lives and broken dreams of men and women forced to earn a living by the pen. It tells of a group of novelists, journalists, and scholars caught in the literary and cultural crisis that hit Britain in the closing years of the nineteenth century.

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Victorian Fairy Tales


Michael Newton

May 2016

Oxford World's Classics

This anthology brings together 14 of the best Victorian fairy tales, by major period writers as well as specialists in the genre, to show the vibrancy of the form and its ability to reflect our deepest concerns. From whimsy to satire, the stories reveal the preoccupations of the age and celebrate the value of the imagination.

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Sentimental Education


Gustave Flaubert, Helen Constantine, Patrick Coleman

March 2016

Oxford World's Classics

With his first glimpse of Madame Arnoux, Frédéric Moreau is convinced he has found his romantic destiny, but he is caught up in the revolution of 1848 and the attractions of three other women. Flaubert's portrait of an idealist in a disenchanted world influenced later modernists, and is here newly translated.

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Doctor Thorne TV Tie-In with a foreword by Julian Fellowes: The Chronicles of Barsetshire


Anthony Trollope, Julian Fellowes, Simon Dentith

March 2016

Oxford World's Classics

Frank Gresham needs to marry for money if he is to save his impoverished family estate. But he loves the doctor's penniless niece, and faces a terrible dilemma. Doctor Thorne, now adapted for ITV by Julian Fellowes.

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King Solomon's Mines

Second Edition


H. Rider Haggard, Roger Luckhurst

February 2016

Oxford World's Classics

Allan Quatermain leads an expedition in search of a missing man and the fabled King Solomon's mines in deepest Africa. His exciting adventures captivated readers, and this new edition looks at Haggard's own African experiences and colonial attitudes to native tribes and the ravages of the British Empire.

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Shakespeare and Classical Antiquity


Colin Burrow

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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Medieval Writers and their Work: Middle English Literature 1100-1500

Second Edition


J. A. Burrow

February 2008

A fully updated second edition of J. A. Burrow's hugely successful introduction to medieval English literature.

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Women's Voices: Selections from Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Indian Writing in English


Eunice de Souza, Lindsay Pereira

February 2004

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