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Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction


Laura Marcus

26 July 2018

Very Short Introductions

Autobiography is one of the most popular of written forms. Laura Marcus defines what autobiographies are, considering their relationship with similar literary forms, and analysing the core themes in autobiographical writing. She also discusses how autobiography offers the most fundamental accounts of what it means to be a self in the world.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Selected Writings


Josie Billington, Philip Davis

01 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 the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861). The edition presents Barrett Browning's most celebrated works alongside lesser-known texts, and includes an Introduction, Chronology, and full commentary notes.

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The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance


H. G. Wells, Matthew Beaumont

12 January 2017

Oxford World's Classics

One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. In this pioneering novella, Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect.

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New Grub Street

Second Edition


George Gissing, Katherine Mullin

22 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

26 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

03 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

03 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

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

Second Edition


J. A. Burrow

07 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

05 February 2004

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