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The most popular Literary reference works books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Game of Thrones: A Guide to Westeros and Beyond: The Only Official Guide to the Complete HBO TV Series
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Penguin Book Quiz: From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses - The Perfect Gift!
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Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books
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Secret Life of Books: Why They Mean More Than Words
A beautiful gift book that will change the way you see books for ever
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
As close to an autobiography as Stephen King has yet written and a brilliant guide for the aspiring writer, selected by both Val McDermid and Jeremy Vine as one of their top books.
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Be More Jane: Bring out Your Inner Austen to Meet Life's Challenges
Follow the wise words of one of the world's best-loved authors to lead a happier life.
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Feel Free: Essays
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John Ruskin: An Idiosyncratic Dictionary Encompassing his Passions, his Delusions and his Prophecies
Published to coincide withthe bi-centenary of Ruskin's birth, John Ruskin: An IdiosyncraticDictionary Encompassing his Passions, his Delusions and his Prophecies provides an accessible way into the worldof Ruskin and his writing.
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Gothic Science: The Era of Ingenuity and the Making of Frankenstein
This book offers an insight into the world of science in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century Europe, through the prism of the seminal science fiction novel.
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Quotation Bank: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
An English Literature GCSE 9-1 Study and Revision Guide, providing key quotations with accompanying interpretations, literary techniques, analysis and revision activities. No clutter. No confusion. Just the key ingredients for exam success.
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Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
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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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (SparkNotes Literature Guide)
When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this title offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols, a review quiz and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing.
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Little Library Year: Recipes and reading to suit each season
Kate Young returns with a book about eating and reading through the seasons.
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In Search of Lost Books: The forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes
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Book of Book Lists: A Bibliophile's Compendium
This is a book of book lists. From Bin Laden's bookshelf to the books most frequently left in hotels, from prisoners' favourite books to MPs' most borrowed books, these lists are proof that a person's bookcase tells you everything you need to know about them, and sometimes more besides.
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Jacob's Room is Full of Books: A Year of Reading
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - BRAND NEW HARDCOVER
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Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-Earth
* TOLKIEN * Now a major motion picture * Acclaimed as `the best book about Tolkien', this award-winning biography explores J.R.R. Tolkien's wartime experiences and their impact on his life and his writing of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings.
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Books That Changed History: From the Art of War to Anne Frank's Diary
Featuring a foreword by James Naughtie.Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning treasury.<br> <br> Books That Changed History is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern day. Chronological chapters show the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made.,<br> <br> Discover incredible coverage of history's most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare's First Folio, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin's first ever paperbacks. From Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species to Louis Braille's conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world famous books that have had the biggest impact on history. Every book is presented with breathtaking photography and fascinating biographies of those who created them.,<br> <br> Books That Changed History gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books.
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On Color
A brilliant and bold look at the role of color in our lives
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Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction
Weird fiction wouldn t exist without the women who created it. Meet the female authors who defied convention to craft some of literature s strangest tales. And find out why their own stories are equally intriguing.
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Sherlock Holmes
Brimming with strange and amusing facts,Sherlock Holmes from Rydon Publishing explores this timelesscharacter and the continuation of impact it has had on audiences today.
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Shelf Life: Writers on Books and Reading
The many facets of book-mania are pondered and celebrated with both sincerity and irreverence in this lively selection of essays, poems, lectures and commentaries ranging from the 16th to the 20th century.
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Golden Age of Science Fiction: A Journey into Space with 1950s Radio, TV, Films, Comics and Books
A personal account of science fiction in the 1950s and why, for the author as well as many others, the decade marked the golden age of the genre.
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In Search of Lost Books: The forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes
"In search of lost books was first published as Storie di libri perduti in Italy 2016"--Title page verso.
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Hooded Gunman: An Illustrated History of Collins Crime Club
A lavish full-colour celebration of the 2000 books by more than 250 authors published by the iconic Crime Club between 1930 and 1994.
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Handmaid's Tale: York Notes for A-level
Get everything you need to achieve your full potential at English Literature A Level or AS with York Notes Study Guides, now updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5.
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Rooms of One's Own: 50 Places That Made Literary History
Visit the historic places where great works of literature were written
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Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books
This book tells the story of crime fiction published during the first half of the twentieth century. The diversity of this much-loved genre is breathtaking, and so much greater than many critics have suggested.
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Playing Jane Austen: Parlour Plays for Drawing-Room Performance
Playing Jane includes 7 scenes for the reader to perform, adapted from Austen's novels with accompanying stage directions and advice on the correct silks and muslins to wear, you too can learn how to play Jane.
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Writers: Their Lives and Works
Bookworms and literature lovers will delve into this compendium full of over 100 biographies of the world's greatest writers including Jane Austen, William Shakespeare and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.<br><br> Each author, playwright and poet's profile is accompanied by a stunning portrait and a critical evaluation of their key ideas, themes and techniques.<br><br> From the Middle Ages through to contemporary writers, this book offers a captivating insight into the lives, loves and influences of a number of extraordinary writers.
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J.R.R. Tolkien
Brimming with strange and amusing facts, Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R Tolkien explores all aspects of the incredible Tolkien phenomenon.
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Selling the Story: Transaction and Narrative Value in Balzac, Dostoevsky, and Zola
Every writer is a player in the marketplace for literature. Jonathan Paine locates the economics ingrained within the stories themselves, showing how the business of literature affects even storytelling devices such as genre, plot, and repetition. In this new model of criticism, the text is a record of its author's sales pitch.
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Doll's House: York Notes for A-level
Get everything you need to achieve your full potential at English Literature A Level or AS with York Notes Study Guides, now updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5.
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Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in the Middle Ages
A fascinating exploration of the Middle Ages through the lives of Geoffrey Chaucer's pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales.
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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
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Penguin Classics Book
<p>The Penguin Classics Book is a reader's companion to the largest library of classic literature in the world.</p><p>Spanning 4,000 years from the legends of Ancient Mesopotamia to the poetry of the First World War, with Greek tragedies, Icelandic sagas, Japanese epics and much more in between, it encompasses 500 authors and 1,200 books, bringing these to life with lively descriptions, literary connections and beautiful cover designs.</p><p>Publisher: Penguin Books<br />ISBN: 9780241320853</p>
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Decorating a Room of One's Own:: Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary Notables
Wickedly funny interviews with fictional literary characters about their homes and dwellings using the language of contemporary interior design reportage
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles: York Notes for A-level
Get everything you need to achieve your full potential at English Literature A Level or AS with York Notes Study Guides, now updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5.
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Literary Trails: Haworth and the Bront s
A walking companion for fans of the Bronte family and the Yorkshire countryside.
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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
A fully updated edition of the essential literature reference book, featuring reviews of the bestselling and most acclaimed novels of all time, along with more than 500 colour images of original book jackets.
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Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory
Gives definitions of technical terms (hamartia, iamb, zeugma) and critical jargon (aporia, binary opposition, intertextuality). This book explores literary movements (neoclassism, romanticism, vorticism) and schools of literary theory. It covers genres (elegy, fabliau, pastoral) and literary forms (haiku, ottava rima, sonnet).
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London: An Illustrated Literary Companion
A fascinating literary overview of London through the centuries.
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Quotation Bank: Lord of the Flies
Lord Of The Flies - English Literature GCSE 9-1 Study and Revision Guide, providing key quotations with accompanying interpretations, literary techniques, analysis and revision activities. No clutter. No confusion. Just the key ingredients for exam success.
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Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to Her Books
A librarian's laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.
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Macbeth SparkNotes Literature Guide
When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this book offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing.
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Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angeles
Few writers are as inextricably linked with a city as Raymond Chandler and Los Angeles. The neon-lit streets, mobbed-up joints and seedy rooming houses portrayed in his fiction were real places, familiar to Angelenos of the time, and in some cases recognisable today. This is a guide to the world of Raymond Chandler and his noble alter-ego, the private detective Philip Marlowe. It mixes locations from the books, the films and Chandler's personal life. There's the crummy dive where Moose Malloy went looking for Velma; the actual lounge where Marlowe and Terry Lennox ordered gimlets; the top-floor suite where oil executive Chandler got his priceless education in how a dirty, sun-drenched city really operated. This is the Los Angeles that Raymond Chandler carried in his heart. And now, you can too.
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Dark Powers of Tolkien
An in-depth and illustrated guide to Tolkien's dark powers.
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Pride and Prejudice SparkNotes Literature Guide
When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this book offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing.
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London Review of Books: An Incomplete History
Over four decades, the London Review of Books has grown into Europe's leading literary magazine, publishing book reviews and essays - interspersed with letters, poems, and stories - every fortnight.
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Fall at Home: New and Collected Aphorisms
Aphorisms have been described as 'the obscure hinterland between poetry and prose' (New Yorker) - short pithy statements that capture the essence of the human condition in all its shades.