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Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
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This provocative biography tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became England's greatest novelist. Focused on the 1830s, it portrays a restless, uncertain Dickens who could not decide on a career path. Through twists and turns, the author traces a double transformation: in reinventing himself Dickens reinvented the form of the novel.

On Nineteen Eighty-Four
D J Taylor
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From the author of the definitive biography of George Orwell, a captivating account of the origin and enduring power of his landmark dystopian novel

Since its publication nearly 70 years ago, George Orwell’s 1984 has been regarded as one of the most influential novels of the modern age. Politicians ...

A poet's Dublin
Eavan Boland
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A Poet s Dublin is an exploration, in images and poems, of the life, sometimes the hidden life, of the city of Dublin. Written over years, the poems seek out shadows and impressions of a powerful, historic city, studying how it forms and alters language, memory, and selfhood. They range from an evocation ...

After Fame: The Epigrams of Martial
Sam Riviere
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Welcome to After Fame - an ambitious and resonant engagement with the epigrams of the Roman poet Martial, which completes the loose trilogy of Sam Riviere's process-derived works.

It was Martial who first used the term 'plagiarism' in its modern sense as a kind of literary theft.

The RHS Book of Flower Poetry and Prose
Charles Elliott
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An RHS curated collection of the finest writing on more than 60 evocative flowers, from anemone to auricala and jasmine to wisteria by poets and authors including Milton and John Clare. Selected by Charles Elliott and featuring illustrations from the world-famous Lindley Library.

Bride of Lammermoor
Sir Walter Scott
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Edgar, the brooding young master of Ravenswood, retains none of his ancestral estates but a crumbling castle. Embittered by the lawsuits that have stripped him of his patrimony and shortened his despairing father's life, he determines to confront Sir William Ashton, the lawyer whose machinations led ...

Dark Night of the Soul
St. John of the Cross
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The great Spanish mystic, St John of the Cross became a Carmelite monk in 1563 and helped in the reformation of the order, enduring persecution and imprisonment for his efforts.
In this work, he addresses several subjects, among them pride, avarice, envy and other human imperfections. It is followed ...

Selected Short Stories
Anthony Trollope
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Popular and prolific, Anthony Trollope wrote 47 novels as well as dozens of short stories that provide fascinating insights into Victorian life, behavior, and morals. A careful observer of people and places, Trollope created realistic, unsentimental depictions of everyday life that offer enduring entertainment ...

Nicholas Nickleby
Charles Dickens
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Originally serialized, Charles Dickens' sprawling third novel ranks among the great comic achievements of the nineteenth century. Populated by unforgettable characters, "Nicholas Nickleby" abounds in the ironic social satire for which its author is justly famed.

Metaphysical Poetry: An Anthology
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Includes such masterpieces as Donne's "Death, Be Not Proud"; Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress"; plus works by George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Richard Crashaw, Francis Quarles, and others. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

T.S. Eliot
Colin MacCabe
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Colin MacCabe's study places T.S. Eliot's poetry in the context of his journeys from philosophy to poetry and from modern scepticism to traditional Christianity, and uses Eliot's life to illuminate his poetry.

The Mystery of Cloomber
Arthur Conan Doyle
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What dark deed from the past haunts Major Heatherstone? Why does he live like a hermit at Cloomber Hall?
Arthur Conan Doyle's Gothic thriller unfolds in his native Scotland, in a remote coastal village surrounded by dreary moors. The creator of Sherlock Holmes combines his skill at weaving tales of ...

Jane Austen
Robert Miles
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In this study, Robert Miles argues that many of the reasons for Austen's construction as an English Cultural icon are to be found in the works' formal qualities, and often in her most innovative techniques.

30-Second Shakespeare: The 50 key aspects of his works, life and legacy, each explained in half a minute
Ros Barber
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30-Second Shakespeare grapples with the world's most famous playwright. From what we know of his life, to the meanings of concepts and themes, and his enduring literary and linguistic legacy.

D. H. Lawrence The Dover Reader
D.H. Lawrence
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Discover the works of the controversial author with the complete text of Sons and Lovers plus an essay, "Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious"; three short stories; and several poems, including "Snake."

Kate Chopin The Dover Reader
Kate Chopin
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Chicago Stories
James Daley
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Tales that take Chicago as their setting and works by writers associated with Chicago include stories by Saul Bellow, George Ade, Stuart Dybek, Richard Wright, Edna Ferber, W. Somerset Maugham, others.

Many Marriages
Sherwood Anderson
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"A time will come when love like a sheet of fire will run through the towns and cities. It will tear walls away. It will destroy ugly houses. It will tear ugly clothes off the bodies of men and women. They will build anew and build beautifully," declares John Webster, a quiet middle-aged businessman ...

What Maisie Knew
Henry James
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Strikingly modern in subject and narrative voice, this 1897 novel centers on a child's view of a bitter divorce. Rather than a gloomy parable of innocence corrupted, it abounds in dark humor.

Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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A compelling tale of sin, guilt, and revenge, The Scarlet Letter is also a story of love and forgiveness. Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 masterpiece unfolds among the rigidly intolerant Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay colony, where Hester Prynne is condemned to wear the scarlet letter as a badge of shame. ...

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