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Travel Writing: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Tim Youngs

9780198794110
Paperback
April 2023

Very Short Introductions

Travel writing goes back thousands of years and is found in many cultures. Tim Youngs examines its various forms, including diaries, letters, adventure narratives, and blogs, and outlines their uses. He shows how in describing places and their journeys to them, travel writers also reveal something of their own values and preoccupations.

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Japanese Literature: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Alan Tansman

9780199765256
Paperback
May 2022

Very Short Introductions

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The Yijing: A Guide

£16.99

Joseph A. Adler

9780190072469
Paperback
March 2022

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Elegies of Chu

£12.99

Nicholas Williams

9780198818311
Paperback
February 2022

Oxford World's Classics

This anthology, Elegies of Chu, will provide readers with an understanding of Chinese literature, examining its evolution from free-spirited, mythico-religious songs to the more formal, polished style of the Han court.

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The Analects: A Guide

£16.99

Erin M. Cline

9780190863128
Paperback
January 2022

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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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The Marquise de Gange

£8.99

The Marquis de Sade, Will McMorran

9780198848288
Paperback
October 2021

Oxford World's Classics

Loosely based on one of the most notorious crimes of the seventeenth century, The Marquise de Gange by The Marquis de Sade is a neglected classic. Although a departure from his earlier pornographic and libertine works, the novel reads with the same subversive tension of an author plotting against virtue in his distress.

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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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Jewish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Ilan Stavans

9780190076979
Paperback
July 2021

Very Short Introductions

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The Essential Mòzǐ: Ethical, Political, and Dialectical Writings

£12.99

Mo Zi, Chris Fraser

9780198848103
Paperback
June 2020

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An abridged translation of the influential classical Chinese text Mòzi covering the ethical and political writings and the dialectical texts.

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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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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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Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Ben Hutchinson

9780198807278
Paperback
March 2018

Very Short Introductions

Considering literature comparatively can help readers realize how much can be learned by looking beyond the horizon of their own cultures, discovering not only more about other literatures, but also about their own. Ben Hutchinson offers a history of comparative literature, placing it at the heart of literary criticism.

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Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Sean Teuton

9780199944521
Paperback
January 2018

Very Short Introductions

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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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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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Selected Poems: with parallel French text

£9.99

Guillaume Apollinaire, Martin Sorrell

9780199687596
Paperback
November 2015

Oxford World's Classics

Apollinaire is the most significant French poet of early modernism and the only great First World War poet from France. He coined the word 'surrealism' and was at the forefront of literary and artistic experimentalism. This new selection covers the full range of his career in facing-page translations, with some pictorial calligrams.

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories

£8.99

Leo Tolstoy, Nicolas Pasternak Slater, Andrew Kahn

9780199669882
Paperback
January 2015

Oxford World's Classics

In these six late stories Tolstoy explores human relationships and moral choices, raising profound questions about life in gripping fictional form. 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' is an existential masterpiece, a harrowing tale of the final illness and death of a bourgeois lawyer. Newly translated, and with a wide-ranging Introduction.

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Selected Poems

£9.99

Paul Verlaine, Martin Sorrell

9780199554010
Paperback
February 2009

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The Lives of the Artists

£9.99

Giorgio Vasari, Julia Conaway Bondanella, Peter Bondanella

9780199537198
Paperback
August 2008

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