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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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Nineteen Eighty-Four

£8.99

George Orwell, John Bowen

9780198829195
Paperback
January 2021

Oxford World's Classics

1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), George Orwell's final novel, was completed in difficult conditions shortly before his early death. It is one of the most influential and widely-read novels of the post-war period.

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Animal Farm

£8.99

George Orwell, David Dwan

9780198813736
Paperback
January 2021

Oxford World's Classics

When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality.

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Coming Up for Air

£9.99

George Orwell, Marina MacKay

9780198804819
Paperback
January 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Set at the beginning of the Second World War, Coming Up for Air describes suburban insurance agent George Bowling's return to his birthplace, a sedate Oxfordshire village. This new edition of one of George Orwell's early pre-war works explores the historical and political context of the novel.

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Keep the Aspidistra Flying

£9.99

George Orwell, Benjamin Kohlmann

9780198858317
Paperback
January 2021

Oxford World's Classics

"Money is what God used to be. Good and evil have no meaning any longer except failure and success." Gordon Comstock decides to live in poverty rather than compromise with the 'money god'. Disgusted by society's materialism, he leaves his job in advertising to pursue an ill-fated career as a poet.

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A Clergyman's Daughter

£10.99

George Orwell, Nathan Waddell

9780198848424
Paperback
January 2021

Oxford World's Classics

The most formally experimental of all of George Orwell's novels, A Clergyman's Daughter charts the course of a young woman's voyage out of a small town in East Anglia and her eventual homecoming. This new edition of the novel is the first in over 30 years.

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Burmese Days

£9.99

George Orwell, Rosinka Chaudhuri

9780198853701
Paperback
January 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Based on his experiences as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell's first novel is set during the end days of British colonialism, when Burma is ruled from Delhi as part of British India.

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Homage to Catalonia

£7.99

George Orwell, Lisa Mullen

9780198838418
Paperback
January 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell's account of the Spanish Civil War. It was the last and most mature of Orwell's documentary books.

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Down and Out in Paris and London

£8.99

George Orwell, John Brannigan

9780198835219
Paperback
January 2021

Oxford World's Classics

This new edition of Orwell's 1933 text comes with an authoratative introduction, explanatory notes, and a select bibliography to help first-time readers situate the novel in it's contexts and offer a fresh new re-evaluation of the work to returning readers.

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Selected Essays

£7.99

George Orwell, Stefan Collini

9780198804178
Paperback
January 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Orwell was one of the most celebrated essayists in the English language, and there are quite a few of his essays which are probably better known than any of his other writings apart from Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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The Road to Wigan Pier

£9.99

George Orwell, Selina Todd

9780198850908
Paperback
January 2021

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The Road to Wigan Pier is Orwell's 1937 study of poverty and working-class life in northern England.

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Exiles

£8.99

James Joyce, Keri Walsh

9780198800064
Paperback
December 2020

Oxford World's Classics

James Joyce's only surviving play has divided Joyceans for a century. Illuminating the themes of performance that are so prominent throughout Joyce's fiction, Exiles sees Joyce staking his claim definitively within the European theatrical tradition.

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C. S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

James Como

9780198828242
Paperback
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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Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Laura Marcus

9780199669240
Paperback
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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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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The Liberation of Jerusalem

£12.99

Torquato Tasso, Max Wickert, Mark Davie

9780199535354
Paperback
February 2009

Oxford World's Classics

Tasso's epic poem concerns the capture of Jerusalem by the Crusaders in 1099, and combines the theme of war with romantic and magical tales of love between pagan and Christian. This is the first modern translation that faithfully reflects the sense and verse form of Tasso's hugely infuential masterpiece.

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Miss Julie and Other Plays

£8.99

Johan August Strindberg, Michael Robinson

9780199538041
Paperback
November 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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Don Carlos and Mary Stuart

£10.99

Friedrich Schiller, Hilary Collier Sy-Quia, Peter Oswald, Lesley Sharpe

9780199540747
Paperback
June 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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Indiana

£8.99

George Sand, Sylvia Raphael, Naomi Schor

9780199540488
Paperback
June 2008

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