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Most popular Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 books

The most popular Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture
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Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books
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Mrs Gaskell and Me: Two Women, Two Love Stories, Two Centuries Apart
From the author of the beloved Bleaker House, Mrs Gaskell and Me is the story of two very modern women and their two love affairs, separated by a hundred and fifty years.
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Circle of Sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter and Louisa Baldwin
The Macdonald sisters - Alice, Georgiana, Agnes and Louisa - started life among the ranks of the lower-middle classes. But as wives and mothers they made a single family of the poet Rudyard Kipling, the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones, Edward Poynter, and the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin. This title presents Macdonald sisters' story.
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Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense
If we follow him across land and sea - to Italy, Greece and Albania, to The Levant and Egypt and India - and to the borderlands of spirit and self, art and desire, can we see, in the end, if the nonsense makes sense?
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Kipling and War: From 'Tommy' to 'My Boy Jack'
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Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti
This work comprises a collection of the poetic works of 19th century poet Christina Rossetti. Rossetti's inner life dominates her poetry, exploring the themes of loss and unattainable hope across subjects ranging from love to the divine.
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Oscar: A Life
The first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years is the most complete telling of his life and times to date.
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Life and Loves of E. Nesbit: Author of The Railway Children
Fitzsimons's eye-opening biography brings new light to the life and works of famed literary icon E. Nesbit, in whom pragmatism and idealism, tradition and modernity worked side-by-side to create a remarkable writer and woman.
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Sherlock Unlocked: Little-known Facts About the World's Greatest Detective
In Sherlock Unlocked, Daniel Smith looks behind what we think we know about the well-known sleuth and reveals fascinating little-known facts of which every Sherlock aficionado should be aware.
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There's Something About Darcy: The curious appeal of Jane Austen's bewitching hero
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Hedda Gabler
Hedda is an intelligent and ambitious woman, trapped in the stifling environment of a bourgeois 19th-century marriage. When writer Eilert Loevborg, an old flame returns to Hedda's life with a masterpiece that might threaten her husband's career, Hedda decides to take drastic and fatal action.
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Selected Writings on Art and Literature
Discusses works by great painters such as Delacroix and Ingres. This title features writings on Poe, Flaubert and Gautier.
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To See Clearly: Why Ruskin Matters
'To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, religion, all in one' - how the works of John Ruskin can teach us how to see our own world more clearly
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Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text
The most celebrated horror story ever written. The dreadful tale of Victor Frankenstein, a visionary young student of natural philosophy, who discovers the secret of life. In the grip of his obsession he constructs and animates a creature from dead body parts - with catastrophic results.
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Charles Dickens
An exuberant and entertaining biography of Charles Dickens that captures the essence of the great novelist.
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: York Notes Advanced
With detailed analysis of the text, discussions on themes, historical backgrounds and author biographies, York Notes offers students the best insight into the world of English Literature.
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Hartly House, Calcutta: Phebe Gibbes
This novel represents a key document in the literary representation of India and the imperial debate, profoundly challenging pre-existent discourses of colonialism. -- .
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Daily Sherlock Holmes: A Year of Quotes from the Case-Book of the World's Greatest Detective
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Oscar Wilde and his Circle
The National Portrait Gallery's series of compact, fully illustrated, historical guides to literary and artistic personalities and themes. Written by well-known contemporary writers, they use works from the Gallery's Collection to examine the lives, thoughts and relationships within each selected group.
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Kill
'It was the time when the rush for spoils filled a corner of the forest with the yelping of hounds, the cracking of whips, the flaring of torches. The appetites let loose were satisfied at last, shamelessly, amid the sound of crumbling neighbourhoods and fortunes made in six months. The city had become an orgy of gold and women.' The Kill (La Curee) is the second volume in Zola's great cycle of twenty novels, Les Rougon-Macquart, and the first to establish Paris - the capital of modernity - as the centre of Zola's narrative world., Conceived as a representation of the uncontrollable 'appetites' unleashed by the Second Empire (1852-70) and the transformation of the city by Baron Haussmann, the novel combines into a single, powerful vision the twin themes of lust for money and lust for pleasure. The all-pervading promiscuity of the new Paris is reflected in the dissolute and frenetic lives of an unscrupulous property speculator, Saccard, his neurotic wife Renee, and her dandified lover, Saccard's son Maxime. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe., Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of "moby-Dick"
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In Byron's Wake
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Holmes & Watson
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Daily Jane Austen: A Year of Quotes
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Jane Austen, the Secret Radical
An iconoclastic re-evaluation of one English Literature's most celebrated novelists.
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Culture and Anarchy
First published in 1869, Culture and Anarchy debates questions about the nature of culture and society. Arnold asks what good culture can do and how it can best be disseminated. This edition reproduces the first book version and enables readers to appreciate its historical context and its continued importance.
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Mrs Gaskell and Me: Two Women, Two Love Stories, Two Centuries Apart
From the author of the beloved Bleaker House, Mrs Gaskell and Me is the story of two very modern women and their two love affairs, separated by a hundred and fifty years.
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Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr
Tomcat Murr is a loveable animal who has written his own autobiography. But a printer's error causes his story to be accidentally mixed with a book about the composer Johannes Kreisler. As the two versions break off, two different characters emerge from the confusion - Murr, the scholar, carouser and brawler, and the hypochondriac genius Kreisler.
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Brontes
* Abacus reissue of Juliet Barker's unrivalled biography of the Bronte sisters, revised for this edition
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Zofloya: or The Moor
Zofloya
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Critical Reader of the Romantic Grand Tour: Tristes Plaisirs
A collection of writings about the Grand Tour that is original and innovative, straying from the usual path of aristocrats and churches. -- .
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Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre has gripped readers since its 1847 publication. Thousands of readers since then have been drawn by the vigour of Jane's voice and the novel's forceful depiction of childhood injustice, of the restraints placed upon women, and the complexities of both faith and passion.
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Picture of Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray gives his soul for eternal youth. While his portrait changes hideously, reflecting his crimes and corruption, he remains outwardly flawless. This new edition uses the 1891 expanded text and shows how Wilde transformed his many sources.
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Oliver Twist
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Charlotte Bronte Revisited: A view from the 21st century
An indispensable guide for students and literature lovers, and emphatically shows why Charlotte is as relevant today as she ever was.
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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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Sanditon
One of Jane Austen's final uncompleted novels, started in the January the year she died. Perhaps Austen's most original work, stepping away from the mystique of the country estates. This edition includes an introduction, notes and bibliography
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Spies: York Notes Advanced
With detailed analysis of the text, discussions on themes, historical backgrounds and author biographies, York Notes offers students the best insight into the world of English Literature.
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Picture of Dorian Gray: York Notes Advanced
Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, 'York Notes' will help you get right to the heart of the text you're studying, whether it's poetry, a play or a novel.
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Select Short Fiction
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Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense
Where do these human-like animals and birds and these odd adventures - some gentle, some violent, some musical, some wild - come from? In this book the author's many drawings that accompany his verse are almost hyper-real, as if he wants to free the creatures from the page. It depended on patrons and moved in establishment circles.
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News from Nowhere and Other Writings
William Morris was a dreamer with a genius for turning dreams into reality. Self-taught in 13 different crafts, some of them ancient, he became a great European pattern-designer. This volume illustrates the variety of Morris's prose, while focusing on the theme of earthly paradise.
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Prelude: The Four Texts (1798, 1799, 1805, 1850)
An annotated parallel-text edition of Wordsworth's autobiographical poem in blank verse.
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All My Sons: York Notes Advanced
With detailed analysis of the text, discussions on themes, historical backgrounds and author biographies, York Notes offers students the best insight into the world of English Literature.
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Poems
A leader of the twentieth-century Irish nationalist movement, who eventually became one of the Free States's senators, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is also the greatest poet that nation has yet produced.
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Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers
Edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr; this collection comprises work from forty-nine writers arranged into sections of memoir, poetry and essays on feminism, education and the legacy of black women writers. Many of these pieces engage with social movements like abolition, women's suffrage, temperance and civil rights, but the thematic centre is black women's intellect and personal ambition. The diverse selection includes well-known writers like Sojourner Truth, Hannah Crafts and Harriet Jacobs, as well as lesser-known writers like Ella Sheppard, who offers a firsthand account of life in a world-famous singing group., Taken together, these incredible works insist that the writing of black women writers be read, remembered and addressed.
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L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated "Female Byron"
On 15 October 1838, the body of a thirty-six-year-old woman was found in Cape Coast Castle, West Africa, a bottle of Prussic acid in her hand. She was one of the most famous English poets of her day: Letitia Elizabeth Landon, known by her initials 'L.E.L.' What was she doing in Africa?
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Jane Austen's Sanditon: With an Essay by Janet Todd
Innovative essay by leading scholar, examining the Austen phenomenon, with newly edited Sanditon text.
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Trumpet-Major
Anne Garland, who lives with her widowed mother in a mill owned by Miller Loveday, has three suitors. While Festus' aggressive pursuit deters the young woman from considering him as a husband, the indecisive Anne wavers between light-hearted Bob and gentle, steadfast John. This is a tale of love and desire.