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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.
Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books
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?
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.
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.
Kipling and War: From 'Tommy' to 'My Boy Jack'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charles Dickens
An exuberant and entertaining biography of Charles Dickens that captures the essence of the great novelist.
In Byron's Wake
'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.
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.
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. -- .
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.
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.
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.
Holmes & Watson
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>
Jane Austen, the Secret Radical
An iconoclastic re-evaluation of one English Literature's most celebrated novelists.
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.
Zofloya: or The Moor
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.
William Blake Now: Why He Matters More Than Ever
A short, impassioned argument for why the visionary artist William Blake is important in the twenty-first century
Prelude: The Four Texts (1798, 1799, 1805, 1850)
An annotated parallel-text edition of Wordsworth's autobiographical poem in blank verse.
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.
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.
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.
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. -- .
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.
Oxford Student Texts: Songs of Innocence and Experience
One of a series, this one concentrating on the work by William Blake
Pursuit of the Well-beloved and the Well-beloved
Features two versions of a strange story set in the weird landscape of Portland. This book features a man who is obsessed both with the search for his ideal woman and with sculpting the perfect figure of Aphrodite.
Jane Austen's Sanditon: With an Essay by Janet Todd
Innovative essay by leading scholar, examining the Austen phenomenon, with newly edited Sanditon text.
Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Bringing together a lifetime's work on Lewis Carroll, this work looks at Carroll's puzzles and games of logic and focuses on topics ranging from Alice's influence on the Beat poet, Jack Kerouac to how mercury in hat linings turned hatters mad.
* Abacus reissue of Juliet Barker's unrivalled biography of the Bronte sisters, revised for this edition
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
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.
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.
Select Short Fiction
Literary Trails: Haworth and the Bront s
A walking companion for fans of the Bronte family and the Yorkshire countryside.
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.
War Stories and Poems
A unique anthology of Kipling's war stories and poems, from the frontier wars of empire to the Boer War and the First World War.
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.
Worlds of John Ruskin
An introduction to the life, work and art of one of the most influential and exhilarating writers in English. With 165 illustrations printed in full colour, ranging from private notes to presentation drawings to lecture diagrams - mostly from the collection at the Ruskin Library, and many never before published.
Bronte Sisters: Life, Loss and Literature
An insightful biography, exploring the lives of the three Bronte sisters, trailblazing female writers of the nineteenth century.
First published in 1997, Keats was the first major biography of this tragic hero of Romanticism for some thirty years, and it differs from its predecessors in important respects. Most importantly, Andrew Motion - himself a distinguished poet and former poet laureate - demonstrates how the poems continue to exert their power.
Lifted Veil, and Brother Jacob
The Lifted Veil (1859) is now one of the most widely read and critically discussed of Eliot's works.
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.