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Charles Dickens: An Introduction

£10.99

Jenny Hartley

9780198788164
Hardback
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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The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton

£30.00

Gary Taylor, Trish Thomas Henley

9780198703488
Paperback
September 2016

Oxford Handbooks

The 36 new essays in the Handbook discuss Middleton's comedies, tragedies, history plays, masques, pageants, pamphlets, and poetry through a range of critical approaches such as feminism, ecocriticism, and performance studies. Reinterpretations of canonical plays like The Changeling mingle with explorations of recently-identified works.

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Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale

£8.99

Marina Warner

9780198779858
Paperback
July 2016

In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner guides us through the rich world of fairy tale, from Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to Snow White and Pan's Labyrinth. Exploring pervasive themes of folklore, myth, the supernatural, imagination, and fantasy, Warner highlights the impact of the genre on human understanding, history, and culture.

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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

£9.99

Rainer Maria Rilke, Robert Vilain

9780199646036
Paperback
May 2016

Oxford World's Classics

A landmark in the development of the twentieth-century novel, the Notebooks is the story of a young Danish aristocrat , told in a series of notes that explore Malte's life in Paris, childhood memories and reflections in highly crafted poetic prose. A radical departure from literary realism, it is an archetypal confrontation with the modern.

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An Autobiography: and Other Writings

Second Edition

£9.99

Anthony Trollope, Nicholas Shrimpton

9780199675296
Paperback
May 2016

Oxford World's Classics

The only autobiography by a major Victorian novelist, Trollope's account offers a fascinating insight into his literary life and opinions. This edition shows how he exaggerated to create his compelling narrative, and includes other writings to show how subtle and complex his approach to literature really was.

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Earth

£10.99

Émile Zola, Brian Nelson, Julie Rose

9780199677870
Paperback
April 2016

Oxford World's Classics

Zola's novel of peasant life describes the disintegration of the Fouan family when Papa Fouan decides to divide his land between his three children. Greed and violence feed a bitter struggle for supremacy. This new translation captures the novel's blend of brutality and lyricism in its evocation of the inexorable cycle of the natural world.

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Anna Karenina

£8.99

Leo Tolstoy, Rosamund Bartlett

9780198748847
Paperback
April 2016

Oxford World's Classics

One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina is the story of a beautiful woman whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties. This major new translation conveys Tolstoy's precision of meaning and emotional accuracy in an English version that is highly readable and stylistically faithful.

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Sentimental Education

£10.99

Gustave Flaubert, Helen Constantine, Patrick Coleman

9780199686636
Paperback
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

£9.99

Anthony Trollope, Julian Fellowes, Simon Dentith

9780198785637
Paperback
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

£7.99

H. Rider Haggard, Roger Luckhurst

9780198722953
Paperback
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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The Oxford Handbook of John Donne

£30.00

Jeanne Shami, Dennis Flynn, M. Thomas Hester

9780198715573
Paperback
January 2016

Oxford Handbooks

With over fifty newly commissioned essays from leading international scholars, The Oxford Handbook of John Donne links past scholarship with current and future re-definitions to provide a distinctive response to Donne and the significance of his work, and forms an essential contribution to early modern studies.

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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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Jezebel's Daughter

£9.99

Wilkie Collins, Jason David Hall

9780198703211
Paperback
January 2016

Oxford World's Classics

This suspenseful case study in villainy pits the scheming Madame Fontaine against another strong woman, and a former inmate of Bedlam asylum. With its intricate plot and memorable characters, Jezebel's Daughter shares its sensational nature with Collins's major novels. This edition examines the Victorian fascination with criminality.

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Stories and Poems

£12.99

Rudyard Kipling, Daniel Karlin

9780198723431
Paperback
October 2015

Oxford World's Classics

First published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series, this comprehensive selection of Kipling's stories and poems covers the full range of his career. It displays Kipling's comic mastery as well as his bleak insights into human behaviour, from the days of British India to the aftermath of the First World War. With Introduction and full notes.

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The Mill on the Floss

£8.99

George Eliot, Gordon S. Haight, Juliette Atkinson

9780198707530
Paperback
September 2015

Oxford World's Classics

Young Maggie Tulliver is devoted to her brother Tom, but as she grows older and discovers romantic love she comes into conflict with him and her family. She strives to reconcile moral claims and family loyalty with her own desires. Eliot's most autobiographical novel was also her most controversial, and this new edition examines its impact.

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Scenes of Clerical Life

Second Edition

£9.99

George Eliot, Thomas A. Noble, Josie Billington

9780199689606
Paperback
September 2015

Oxford World's Classics

Scenes of Clerical Life consists of three short novellas in which the lives of ordinary men and women in a provincial Midlands town are portrayed with tender sympathy and understanding. Eliot brought a new level of literary realism to her tales of Amos Barton, Mr Gilfil, and Janet Dempster in her first published work of fiction.

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Summer

£7.99

Edith Wharton, Laura Rattray

9780198709985
Paperback
August 2015

Oxford World's Classics

Charity Royall yearns to escape her dull existence in the New England backwater where she lives with her guardian. When her sexual nature is awakened, darker undercurrents in the community threaten her future happiness. The 'hot' counterpart to Ethan Frome, and equally memorable, Summer was regarded by Wharton as one of her best works.

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Vanity Fair

£7.99

William Makepeace Thackeray, Helen Small

9780198727712
Paperback
June 2015

Oxford World's Classics

Set during the Napoleonic wars, Vanity Fair follows Becky Sharp as she cuts a swathe through Regency society. War, money, and national identity are the themes of Thackeray's great satirical novel, as it exposes a world on the make. In Becky, Thackeray created one of the most memorable female characters in Victorian fiction.

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Hobson-Jobson: The Definitive Glossary of British India

£8.99

Henry Yule, A. C. Burnell, Kate Teltscher

9780198718000
Paperback
June 2015

Oxford World's Classics

Hobson-Jobson is a unique lexicon of British India. Part dictionary, part encyclopedia it shows how words of Indian origin entered the English language and offers insight into Victorian views of Asia and the way cultures transform one another. Quirky and entertaining, this selected edition includes a fascinating introduction and notes.

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Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Richard Bradford

9780199658787
Paperback
May 2015

Very Short Introductions

Since the mid-19th century crime fiction has been one of the most popular sub-genres of the novel. In this Very Short Introduction, Richard Bradford explores its origins and the features that define its varied style. He considers its role in popular culture around the world and considers why its classification as 'literature' is still ambiguous.

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