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The Origins of Science Fiction

£8.99

Michael Newton

9780198853626
Paperback
February 2024

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

A selection of science-fiction tales from the close of the 'Romantic' period to the end of the First World War. It gathers together classic short stories, from Edgar Allan Poe's playful hoaxes to Gertrude Barrows Bennett's feminist fantasy.

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Jane Austen: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Tom Keymer

9780198725954
Paperback
January 2022

Very Short Introductions

Jane Austen is one of the most widely-read novelists in the English language, and one of very few pre-Victorian writers to have a large popular following. This book situates Austen in the literary and historical context of her time, and combines critical introductions to each of her six major novels with the exploration of key themes of her work.

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The Short Story: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Andrew Kahn

9780198754633
Paperback
December 2021

Very Short Introductions

Drawing on examples from across the globe and throughout history, Andrew Kahn explores the key characteristics of the short story. He shows how its rise was intertwined with international print culture, and discusses the essential techniques within this thriving literary genre, as well as the ways in which it is constantly innovated, even today.

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Kew Gardens and Other Short Fiction

Second Edition

£6.99

Virginia Woolf, Bryony Randall, David Bradshaw

9780198838135
Paperback
November 2021

Essential to Virginia Woolf's development as a novelist, these short stories are among the most interesting and accomplished fictions she wrote.

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Confessions of a Thug

£10.99

Philip Meadows Taylor, Kim A. Wagner

9780198854647
Paperback
November 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Confessions of a Thug was the first dramatic account to expose a European readership to the fantastic world of the murderous Thugs, or highway robbers, who strangled their victims and who have ever since been a stable of Western popular culture

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The Origins of Science Fiction

£16.99

Michael Newton

9780198853619
Hardback
October 2021

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

A selection of science-fiction tales from the close of the 'Romantic' period to the end of the First World War. It gathers together classic short stories, from Edgar Allan Poe's playful hoaxes to Gertrude Barrows Bennett's feminist fantasy.

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James Joyce: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Colin MacCabe

9780192894472
Paperback
October 2021

Very Short Introductions

James Joyce was one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. This book explores his novels and short stories, and analyses the literary traditions and social factors influencing his distinctive complex style. Interweaving Joyce's life and history with his books, it also shows how Joyce celebrated his own experiences in Dublin.

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The Assommoir

Second Edition

£8.99

Émile Zola, Brian Nelson, Robert Lethbridge

9780198828563
Paperback
September 2021

Oxford World's Classics

The seventh novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart cycle, The Assommoir is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris.

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Emma

Fifth Edition

£4.99

Jane Austen, John Mullan

9780198837756
Paperback
September 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Emma is considered by many to be Austen's finest and most representative novel. The story of Emma Woodhouse's matchmaking, and her awakening to the true feelings of others as well as herself, is told with consummate wit and humour.

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Alice through the Looking Glass

£5.99

Lewis Carroll, Zoe Jaques

9780198861508
Paperback
August 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Originally published in 1871, Alice Through the Looking-Glass describes Alice's further adventures. A masterpiece of carefree nonsense for children which embodies layers of satire, mathematical, linguistic, and philosophical jokes.

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Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon: Unfinished Fictions and Other Writings

£6.99

Jane Austen, Kathryn Sutherland

9780198835899
Paperback
June 2021

Oxford World's Classics

The unfinished fictions collected here are the novels and other writing that Jane Austen did not publish, including works such as Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon.

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Horror: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Darryl Jones

9780198755562
Paperback
June 2021

Very Short Introductions

Fear is one of the most primal emotions, and one of the hardest to reason with and dispel. So why do we scare ourselves? Delving into the darkest corners of horror literature, films, and plays, Darryl Jones explores its monsters and its psychological chills, discussing why horror stories disturb us, and how they reflect society's taboos.

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Émile Zola: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Brian Nelson

9780198837565
Paperback
July 2020

Very Short Introductions

Émile Zola occupies a distinctive place in the great tradition of French realist fiction. Brian Nelson introduces this quintessential novelist of modernity, and explores his fascination with change, and the way he opened the novel up to new areas of representation: the realities of working-class life, class relations, and sexuality and the body.

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Green Tea: and Other Weird Stories

£8.99

J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Aaron Worth

9780198835882
Paperback
June 2020

Oxford World's Classics

A landmark edition of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's shorter fiction, the form at which he most excelled

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Genetics and the Literary Imagination

£18.99

Clare Hanson

9780198813347
Paperback
May 2020

Oxford Textual Perspectives

Studying works by Doris Lessing, Ian McEwan, A.S. Byatt, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Jackie Kay, this book explores the impact on literature of the gene-centric model of human nature that entered mainstream culture in the wake of the discovery of the structure of DNA.

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Algernon Charles Swinburne: Selected Writings

£14.99

Francis O'Gorman

9780198858775
Paperback
April 2020

21st-Century Oxford Authors

This volume in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909). This edition presents Swinburne's texts in chronological order, and includes an Introduction and full commentary notes.

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Samuel Johnson: Selected Writings

£19.99

David Womersley

9780198859246
Paperback
February 2020

21st-Century Oxford Authors

This volume in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of Samuel Johnson (1709-1784). This edition presents Johnson's texts in chronological order, and includes an Introduction, Chronology, and full commentary notes.

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Leo Tolstoy: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Liza Knapp

9780198813934
Paperback
May 2019

Very Short Introductions

Leo Tolstoy is one of the greatest novelists ever to have lived, whose books have stood the test of time to remain widely recognised as literary masterpieces today. This Very Short Introduction explores his celebrated novels and nonfiction writings to reveal the core themes and thought at the heart of Tolstoy's work.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas

Second Edition

£8.99

Jules Verne, William Butcher

9780198818649
Paperback
April 2019

Oxford World's Classics

Verne's classic tale of Captain Nemo and the submarine the Nautilus has left a profound mark on the twentieth century. Its themes are universal, its style humorous and grandiose, its construction masterly.

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Charles Dickens: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jenny Hartley

9780198714996
Paperback
February 2019

Very Short Introductions

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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