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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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On Essays: Montaigne to the Present

£20.00

Thomas Karshan, Kathryn Murphy

9780192848611
Paperback
September 2021

Sets out in a new and authoritative way the history of the essay; explains how the essay has come to mean what it does, surveys the widely various incarnations of the form, offers new accounts of major essayists in English, and traces a wide range of significant themes.

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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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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 Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Tod Linafelt

9780195300079
Paperback
March 2016

Very Short Introductions

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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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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Fourth Edition

£11.99

Chris Baldick

9780198715443
Paperback
May 2015

Oxford Quick Reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of even the most complex literary terms from abjection to zeugma. An essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. Recommended web links are available via a companion website.

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Dante: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Peter Hainsworth, David Robey

9780199684779
Paperback
February 2015

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction examines all the major aspects of Dante's work, emphasizing the features that have made him such an important point of reference for modern writers and their readers. Exploring and explaining The Divine Comedy, they also discuss his life and poetry as well as issues of truth, humanity, politics, and religion.

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Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry: Volume 2

Second Edition

£40.99

Cary Nelson

9780199920730
Paperback
August 2014

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Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

William Allan

9780199665457
Paperback
March 2014

Very Short Introductions

William Allan's Very Short Introduction provides a concise and lively guide to the major authors, genres, and periods of classical literature. Drawing upon a wealth of material, he reveals just what makes the 'classics' such masterpieces and why they continue to influence and fascinate today.

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The World of Myth: An Anthology

Second Edition

£16.99

David A. Leeming

9780199316366
Paperback
January 2014

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

Third Edition

£14.99

M.C. Howatson

9780199548552
Paperback
August 2013

Oxford Quick Reference

A unique A-Z reference work of over 3,100 entries spanning the length and breadth of classical literature. It ranges from detailed biographies of authors, overviews of myths and legends, and explanations of literary styles, to topical entries on the wider aspects of classical society, and on the literary works that shed light on them.

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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

£42.99

Julia Mickenberg, Lynne Vallone

9780199938551
Paperback
November 2012

Oxford Handbooks

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The Poetry Handbook

Second Edition

£27.99

John Lennard

9780199265381
Paperback
January 2006

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