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The Assommoir

Second Edition

£8.99

Émile Zola, Brian Nelson, Robert Lethbridge

9780198828563
Paperback
30 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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Horror: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Darryl Jones

9780198755562
Paperback
24 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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Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon: Unfinished Fictions and Other Writings

£6.99

Jane Austen, Kathryn Sutherland

9780198835899
Paperback
24 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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Émile Zola: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Brian Nelson

9780198837565
Paperback
23 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
25 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

£20.99

Clare Hanson

9780198813347
Paperback
13 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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Samuel Johnson: Selected Writings

£21.99

David Womersley

9780198859246
Paperback
13 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
24 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
25 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
28 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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C. S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

James Como

9780198828242
Paperback
24 January 2019

Very Short Introductions

The writings of C.S. Lewis have a universal appeal. His Chronicles of Narnia are by far the best known, but he was also a prolific literary scholar, essayist, broadcaster, novelist, poet, and Christian apologist. Following the chronology of Lewis's life, James Como draws out the core themes of his writings, showing how his ideas evolved.

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Thomas Browne: Selected Writings

£17.99

Kevin Killeen

9780198797654
Paperback
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 Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682). The edition introduces students to one of the most brilliant and wide-ranging of writers in Renaissance England and includes an Introduction and full commentary notes.

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The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

£6.99

H. G. Wells, Matthew Beaumont

9780198702672
Paperback
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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Charles Dickens: An Introduction

£10.99

Jenny Hartley

9780198788164
Hardback
27 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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Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale

£8.99

Marina Warner

9780198779858
Paperback
28 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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An Autobiography: and Other Writings

Second Edition

£9.99

Anthony Trollope, Nicholas Shrimpton

9780199675296
Paperback
12 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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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

£9.99

Rainer Maria Rilke, Robert Vilain

9780199646036
Paperback
12 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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Anna Karenina

£8.99

Leo Tolstoy, Rosamund Bartlett

9780198748847
Paperback
14 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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Earth

£10.99

Émile Zola, Brian Nelson, Julie Rose

9780199677870
Paperback
14 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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Sentimental Education

£10.99

Gustave Flaubert, Helen Constantine, Patrick Coleman

9780199686636
Paperback
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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