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Avem Occidere Mimicam: To Kill A Mockingbird Translated into Latin

Avem Occidere Mimicam: To Kill A Mockingbird Translated into Latin

Harper Lee

$29.99
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Already translated into over 40 languages, this is the first translation of To Kill A Mockingbird into Latin. Andrew Wilson has made the translation suitable for students at any level of proficiency.

While respecting Harper Lee's style, Wilson keeps to the requirements of the Cambridge Latin Course (which is used across the world).

Uniquely, this is a book that can be sold globally (after all, Latin is widely studied in non-English speaking countries as well). It is the perfect gift book for all lovers of literature.
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Virgil Aeneid XI: A Selection

Virgil Aeneid XI: A Selection

Ashley Carter

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This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 3) prescription of Aeneid Book XI, lines 1-224, and the A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Aeneid Book XI, lines 498-521, 532-596, 648-689, and 725-835, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level.

In Book XI Pallas, the warrior son of Evander who was killed by Turnus, is buried, amid the mourning of his father and the Trojans. After a truce to collect and bury the dead on both sides, fighting resumes, during which the warrior-maiden Camilla battles bravely for the Latins before being killed. The events of the book take up just four days: Pallas' funeral occupies the first; the second and third are devoted (briefly) to the truce and burials; the fourth, taking up the second half of the book, is concerned with Camilla's aristeia, in which she is likened to an Amazon.

Resources are available on the Companion Website www.bloomsbury.com/ocr-editions-2019-2021
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Tacitus Histories I: A Selection

Tacitus Histories I: A Selection

Benedict Gravell  ,  Ellen O'Gorman

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This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Histories Book I sections 4 (finis Neronis ...) to 7, 12-14, 17-23 and 26, and the A-Level (Group 2) prescription of Histories Book I sections 27-36, 39-44 and 49, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level.

Histories I starts in AD 69, during the civil war after the death of Nero. Tacitus describes the unstable conditions in the Roman Empire, as different generals are elevated by their soldiers to the position of emperor. In the prescribed selection, rebellion and violence break out in the city of Rome, as the Praetorian Guard of the emperor Galba transfer their support to a controversial younger man, Otho. Tacitus vividly portrays the elderly Galba's attempts to maintain order and discipline as power slips from his grasp, while Otho inspires the disorderly soldiers, keeping control only with difficulty over this volatile group of men.

Resources are available on the Companion Website www.bloomsbury.com/ocr-editions-2019-2021
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Cicero Philippic II: A Selection

Cicero Philippic II: A Selection

Christopher Tanfield

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This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Cicero's Philippic II sections 44-50 (... viri tui similis esses) and 78 (C. Caesari ex Hispania redeunti...)-92, and the A-Level (Group 2) prescription of sections 100-119, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level.

It is 44 BC. Following Caesar's assassination, his supporters are looking for a new leader. Caesar's deputy, Antony, and the 18-year-old Octavian, the future Augustus, are vying with each other to fill the role; each seems more concerned with personal power than the good of Rome. Cicero returns to the city to try to save it with the one weapon at his disposal: his oratory.

In this speech, the longest of the Philippics (so-called after a series of speeches made against Philip of Macedon), Cicero starts by defending his own career and then - the part we read - demolishes Antony's. A masterpiece of invective, it ensures Antony's bitter hostility and Cicero's eventual elimination.

Resources are available on the Companion Website www.bloomsbury.com/ocr-editions-2019-2021
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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

Paul Theroux

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The Sunday Times bestseller Paul Theroux collects a rich feast of his writing and essays - from travel to personal memoir - published all together here for the first time Drawing together a fascinating body of writing from over 14 years of work, Figures in a Landscape ranges from profiles of cultural icons (Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Taylor, Robin Williams) to intimate personal remembrances; from thrilling adventures in Africa to literary writings from Theroux's rich and expansive personal reading. Collectively these pieces offer a fascinating portrait of the author himself, his extraordinary life, restless and ever-curious mind.
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Commentaries, Volume 3: Books V-VII

Commentaries, Volume 3: Books V-VII

Pius II ,  Margaret Meserve

$57.99
The Renaissance popes were among the most enlightened and generous patrons of arts and letters in the Europe of their day. The diaries of Pius II give us an intimate glimpse of the life and thought of one of the greatest of the Renaissance popes. Pius II (1405-1464) began life as Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini in a small town near Siena and became a famous Latin poet and diplomat. Originally an opponent of the papacy as well as something of a libertine, Aeneas eventually reconciled himself with the Roman church and became a priest, then a cardinal. Finally he was elected Pope Pius II (1458) and dedicated his pontificate to organizing a pan-European crusade against the Ottoman Empire. Pius's Commentaries, the only autobiography ever written by a pope, was composed in elegant humanistic Latin modeled on Caesar and Cicero. This edition contains a fresh Latin text based on the last manuscript written in Pius's lifetime and an updated and corrected version of the 1937 translation by Florence Alden Gragg.
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A Writer's Handbook: Developing Writing Skills for University Students

A Writer's Handbook: Developing Writing Skills for University Students

Leslie E. Casson ,  Susan Korba

$27.99
Written collaboratively by writing instructors at the Queen's University Writing Centre, A Writer's Handbook is a compact yet thorough guide to academic writing for a North American audience. This clear and concise handbook outlines strategies both for thinking assignments through and for writing them well. The fourth edition is revised and updated throughout and reflects changes to MLA style for 2016.
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A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry

A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry

Grace Paley

$31.95
A Grace Paley Reader compiles a selection of Paley's writing across genres, showcasing her breadth of work as well as her extraordinary insight and brilliant economy of words.

"A writer like Paley," writes George Saunders, "comes along and brightens language up again, takes it aside and gives it a pep talk, sends it back renewed, so it can do its job, which is to wake us up." Best known for her inimitable short stories, Grace Paley was also an enormously talented essayist and poet, as well as a fierce activist. She was a tireless member of the antiwar movement, the civil rights movement, the tenants' rights movement, the anti-nuclear-power movement, and the Women's Pentagon Action, among other causes, and proved herself to be a passionate citizen of each of her communities-New York City and rural Vermont.
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100 Books that Changed the World

100 Books that Changed the World

Scott Christianson ,  Colin Salter

$27.99
Many books have become classics, must-reads or overnight publishing sensations, but how many can genuinely claim to have changed the way we see and think?

In 100 Books that Changed the World, prize-winning author Scott Christianson brings together an exceptional collection of truly groundbreaking books - from scriptures that founded religions, to scientific treatises that challenged beliefs, to novels that kick-started literary genres. This elegantly designed book offers a sweeping, chronological survey of the most important books from around the globe, from the earliest illuminated manuscripts to the age of the ebook publication.

Entries include:

Iliad and Odyssey, Homer (750 BC), Gutenberg Bible (1450s), The Qur'an (AD 609-632), On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, Nicolaus Copernicus (1543), Shakespeare's First Folio (1623), Philosophae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton (1687), Samuel Johnson's Dictionary (1755), The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith (1776), The Vindication of the Rights of Women, Mary Wollstonecraft (1792), The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (1848), Roget's Thesaurus (1852), On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin (1859), The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud (1899), Lady Chatterley's Lover, D.H. Lawrence (1928), The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank (1947), Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung (1964), A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking (1988).
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Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

Ted Scheinman

$19.99
The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood summers eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. Determined to leave his mother's world behind, he nonetheless found himself in grad school organizing the first ever UNC-Chapel Hill Jane Austen Summer Camp, a weekend-long event that sits somewhere between an academic conference and superfan extravaganza.

While the long tradition of Austen devotees includes the likes of Henry James and E. M. Forster, it is at the conferences and reenactments where Janeism truly lives. In Camp Austen, Scheinman tells the story of his indoctrination into this enthusiastic world and his struggle to shake his mother's influence while navigating hasty theatrical adaptations, undaunted scholars in cravats, and unseemly petticoat fittings.

In a haze of morning crumpets and restrictive tights, Scheinman delivers a hilarious and poignant survey of one of the most enduring and passionate literary coteries in history. Combining clandestine journalism with frank memoir, academic savvy with insider knowledge, Camp Austen is perhaps the most comprehensive study of Austen that can also be read in a single sitting. Brimming with stockings, culinary etiquette, and scandalous dance partners, this is summer camp like you've never seen it before.
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On Quiet

On Quiet

Nikki Gemmell

$14.99
International bestselling author Nikki Gemmell writes on the power of quiet in today's shouty world.

Quiet comes as a shock in these troubled times.

Quietism means 'devotional contemplation and abandonment of the will a a calm acceptance of things as they are'. Gemmell makes the case for why quiet is steadily gaining ground in this noisy age- Why we need it now more than ever. How to glean quiet, hold on to it, and work within it.
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Jane on the Brain - Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane Austen

Jane on the Brain - Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane Austen

Wendy Jones

$39.95
An Austen scholar and therapist reveals Jane Austen's intuitive ability to imbue her characters with hallmarks of social intelligence-and how these beloved works of literature can further illuminate the mind-brain connection.

Why is Jane Austen so phenomenally popular? Why do we read Pride and Prejudice again and again? Why do we delight in Emma's mischievous schemes? Why do we care that Anne Elliot of Persuasion suffers?

We care because it is our biological destiny to be interested in people and their stories-the human brain is a social brain. And Austen's characters are so believable, that for many of us, they are not just imaginary beings, but friends whom we know and love. And thanks to Austen's ability to capture the breadth and depth of human psychology so thoroughly, we feel that she empathizes with us, her readers.

Humans have a profound need for empathy, to know that we are not alone with our joys and sorrows. And then there is attachment, denial, narcissism, and of course, love, to name a few. We see ourselves and others reflected in Austen's work.

Social intelligence is one of the most highly developed human traits when compared with other animals How did is evolve? Why is it so valuable? Wendy Jones explores the many facets of social intelligence and juxtaposes them with the Austen cannon.

Brilliantly original and insightful, this fusion of psychology, neuroscience, and literature provides a heightened understanding of one of our most beloved cultural institutions-and our own minds.
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The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius

The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius

George Orwell

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George Orwell's moving reflections on the English character and his passionate belief in the need for political change.

The Lion and the Unicorn was written in London during the worst period of the blitz. It is vintage Orwell, a dynamic outline of his belief in socialism, patriotism and an English revolution. His fullest political statement, it has been described as 'one of the most moving and incisive portraits of the English character' and is as relevant now as it ever has been.
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The Bronte Sisters: Life, Loss and Literature

The Bronte Sisters: Life, Loss and Literature

Catherine Rayner

$65.99
Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall...these fictional masterpieces are all recognised as landmarks of English Literature. Still inspirational and challenging to readers today, upon release in the mid-nineteenth century they caused a veritable sensation, chiefly due to their subject matter and unconventional styles. But the greatest sensation of all came when these books were revealed to be the creations of women.

This is the story of those women and of the forces that shaped them into trailblazing writers. From early childhood, literature and the world of books held the attention and sparked the fertile imaginations of the emotionally intense and fascinating Bronte siblings.

Beset by tragedy, three outlets existed for their grief and their creative talents; they escaped into books, into the wild moorlands surrounding their home and into their own rich inner lives and an intricate play-world born out of their collective imaginations. In this new study, Catherine Rayner offers a full and fascinating exploration of the formative years of these bright children, taking us on a journey from their earliest years to their tragically early deaths.

The Bronte girls grew into women who were unafraid to write themselves into territories previously only visited by male authors. In addition, they tackled all the taboo subjects of their time; divorce, child abuse, bigamy, domestic violence, class, female depression and mental illness. Nothing was beyond their scope and it is especially for this ability and determination to speak for women, the marginalised and the disadvantaged that they are remembered and celebrated today, two hundred years after their births in the quiet Yorkshire village of Haworth.

This timely release offers a fresh perspective on a fascinating family and a unique trio of talented and trailblazing sisters whose books will doubtless continue to haunt and inspire for generations to come.
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The Glugs of Gosh

The Glugs of Gosh

C. J. Dennis

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The perfect collector's item - a beautiful facsimile edition of C. J. Dennis's satire, published by Angus & Robertson during World War One as a gift from home to the soldier in the trenches.

This book of satirical verse about the inhabitants of 'Gosh' was the work C. J. Dennis considered his best. It is a sly take-down of the kings, politicians, judges and the elite of Gosh, who demonstrate all too well the frailties and petty preoccupations of humanity as Dennis saw it. Like Dennis's other books, 1917 Pocket Edition was illustrated by Hal Gye.

This historically important facsimile edition, published to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, has been minted from one of eight extremely rare books of poetry originally published by Angus & Robertson as Pocket Editions for the Trenches - designed as little reminders of home for soldiers to slip into a pocket and carry through the fighting. It features original layout, illustrations, advertising and blurbs, as well as the special 'Trench' dust jacket that wraps around the regular jacket, missing on nearly all of the rare extant original editions.
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The Moods of Ginger Mick

The Moods of Ginger Mick

C. J. Dennis

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The perfect collector's item - a beautiful facsimile edition of C. J. Dennis's classic tribute to the Australian digger published by Angus & Robertson during World War One as a gift from home to the soldier in the trenches.

The Moods of Ginger Mick was C. J. Dennis's follow-up to his phenomenally successful The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke. In Dennis's signature vernacular, it tells the story of Mick, a likeable rogue and friend of Bill (the Sentimental Bloke). Answering the call to arms for King and Country, Mick leaves behind his love, Rose, to go to the battlefields of Gallipoli. Dennis's verse is full ofhumour and pathos and truly captures the spirit of the era.

This edition, published to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, has been minted from one of eight extremely rare books of verse originally published by Angus & Robertson as little reminders of home for soldiers to slip into a pocket and carry through the fighting. It features original layout, illustrations by Hal Gye, advertising and blurbs, as well as the special 'Trench' dust jacket that wraps around the regular jacket, missing on nearly all of the rare extant original editions.
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The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke

The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke

C. J. Dennis

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The perfect collector's item - a beautiful facsimile edition of C. J. Dennis's classic tribute to the larrikin, published by Angus & Robertson during World War One as a gift from home to the soldier in the trenches. In the rough Australian vernacular that became his signature style, C. J. Dennis tells the story of the courtship and marriage of larrikin Bill and the lively Doreen. The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke was Dennis's most successful and popular book of verse. In its various editions it has sold nearly 300,000 copies and has been made into a silent film, a sound film, a stage play and a musical. The 1916 Pocket Edition had an initial print run of 10,000 copies. This edition, published to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, has been minted from one of eight extremely rare books of verse originally published by Angus & Robertson as little reminders of home for soldiers to slip into a pocket and carry through the fighting. It features original layout, illustrations by Hal Gye, advertising and blurbs, as well as a dust jacket missing on nearly all of the rare extant original editions.
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Digger Smith

Digger Smith

C. J. Dennis

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The perfect collector's item - a beautiful facsimile edition of C. J. Dennis's classic tribute to the returned digger, published by Angus & Robertson during World War One as a gift from home to the soldier in the trenches.

One of C. J. Dennis's most poignant books of verse, Digger Smith recalls a singing soldier from The Moods of Ginger Mick, who returns from Gallipoli to become the country neighbour of Doreen and the Bloke (The Sentimental Bloke). In true Dennis style it is told with wisdom, humour and pathos.

This edition, published to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, has been minted from one of eight extremely rare books of verse originally published by Angus & Robertson as little reminders of home for soldiers to slip into a pocket and carry through the fighting. It features original layout, illustrations by Hal Gye, advertising and blurbs, as well as the special 'Trench' dust jacket that wraps around the regular jacket, missing on nearly all of the rare extant original editions.
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The Australian and Other Verses

The Australian and Other Verses

Will H. Ogilvie

$19.99
The perfect collector's item - a beautiful facsimile edition of Will Ogilvie's poetry published by Angus & Robertson during World War One as a gift from home to the soldier in the trenches. Poet and horseman Will Ogilvie retained his affection for Australia and Australians long after he returned to his native Scotland. His most famous poem, 'The Australian', commemorates the courage shown by Australian soldiers at Gallipoli, and bears the immortal epigraph: 'The bravest thing God ever made'.

This edition, published to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, has been minted from one of eight extremely rare books of verse originally published by Angus & Robertson as little reminders of home for soldiers to slip into a pocket and carry through the fighting. It features original layout, illustrations by Hal Gye, advertising and blurbs, as well as the special 'Trench' dust jacket that wraps around the regular jacket, missing on nearly all rare extant original editions.
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Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses

Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses

A. B. Paterson

$19.99
The perfect collector's item - a beautiful facsimile edition of A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson's classic ballads, published by Angus & Robertson during World War One as a gift from home to the soldier in the trenches.

Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses, with illustrations by Lionel Lindsay, was published in 1917, when Banjo Paterson was himself was on active service in the Middle East. It includes poems such as 'Saltbush Bill on the Patriarchs' (for some biblical wisdom), 'The Wisdom of Hafiz' (some advice to take to the races), and one of Paterson's most famous ballads, 'Waltzing Matilda'.

This edition, published to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, has been minted from one of eight extremely rare books of verse originally published by Angus & Robertson as little reminders of home for soldiers to slip into a pocket and carry through the fighting. It features original layout, illustrations, advertising and blurbs, as well as the special 'Trench' dust jacket that wraps around the regular jacket, missing on nearly all of the rare extant original editions.
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The Man From Snowy River and Other Verses

The Man From Snowy River and Other Verses

A. B. Paterson

$19.99
The Man From Snowy River, published in 1917 while Banjo Paterson was on active duty in the Middle East, includes his arguably most famous ballad. Some of the verses, as a note from Paterson points out, had never been published prior to the Pocket Edition edition, which made it an especially exciting publishing event for a war-shocked public.

This historically important facsimile edition, published to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, has been minted from one of eight extremely rare books of poetry originally published by Angus & Robertson as Pocket Editions for the Trenches - designed as little reminders of home for soldiers to slip into a pocket and carry through the fighting int he trenches. It features original layout, illustrations by Norman Lindsay, advertising and blurbs, as well as a dust jacket, which is missing from nearly all of the extremely rare extant original editions.
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Rio Grande and Other Verses

Rio Grande and Other Verses

A. B. Paterson

$19.99
The perfect collector's item - a beautiful facsimile edition of A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson's classic ballads, published by Angus & Robertson during World War One as a gift from home to the soldier in the trenches. Rio Grande and Other Verses was published in 1917, when Banjo Paterson was himself was on active service in the Middle East. It includes poems such as 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle', 'The Road to Gundagai' and 'Song of the Federation', and features illustrations by Hal Gye. This edition, published to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, has been minted from one of eight extremely rare books of verse originally published by Angus & Robertson as little reminders of home for soldiers to slip into a pocket and carry through the fighting. It features original layout, illustrations, advertising and blurbs, as well as the special 'Trench' dust jacket that wraps around the regular jacket, missing on nearly all of the rare extant original editions.
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Bloom

Bloom

Beau Taplin

$24.99
This is your renewal. This is your regrowth ... You may come into this softly or bristling with thorns, beneath the light of the sun or the moon and the stars, so long as you always remember it is never too late to return to the root of your heart and begin again.

Broken hearts, false starts, new beginnings: nothing lost. The philosophy of Beau Taplin - and the beauty of his words and books - has made him of one of Australia's most internationally recognised voices on love and life, and a social-media sensations. This collection was first published in 2016 and has already sold more than 10,000 copies. Now available through retailers in Australia for the first time.
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Collected Poems 1909-1962

Collected Poems 1909-1962

T. S. Eliot

$39.99
No one book has done more to define modern poetry than T. S. Eliot's Collected Poems 1909-1962. The pinnacle of a lifetime's curation by Eliot himself, it was first published in 1936, and then revised to form the present edition of the text, published in 1963. But throughout its many printings, discrepancies, authorial revisions and printers' errors have introduced anomalies that have served to undermine the authority of the edition.

Now, following years of careful scholarship and preparation for The Poems of T. S. Eliot by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue, a reliable text has been established that enables a corrected and newly reset edition of Eliot's Collected Poems to be presented for the very first time.
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Anecdotal Evidence

Anecdotal Evidence

Wendy Cope

$24.99
In her first collection of new poetry since 2011's acclaimed Family Values, Wendy Cope celebrates 'the half-forgotten stories of our lives' with compassion, wisdom and wit. Cope continues to be the most generous of authors, sharing her experience of childhood and marriage and writing poignantly about the passing of time. In several of the poems she reimagines Shakespeare in unorthodox fashion; in others she offers heartfelt tributes to friends and to public figures including Eric Morecambe and John Cage.

Anecdotal Evidence demonstrates the formal brilliance and empathetic insight which have delighted readers for years, and shows why Wendy Cope is one of our best-loved poets.
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The World's Most Treasured Love Poems

The World's Most Treasured Love Poems

Suheil Bushrui

$19.99
This beautiful collection of love poems gathers together thousands of years of timeless verse from around the world.

From Shakespeare to Rossetti, traditional English classics sit alongside the works of Eastern writers such as Ibn 'Arabi and Rumi, as well as lesser known gems from the indigenous peoples of Africa, Australasia, and the Americas.

Exploring the many facets of love - desire, devotion, delirium, joy, and sorrow - this uniquely diverse volume offers us wisdom from across the ages and reminds us of the bonds we all share.
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Planting Gardens in Graves: Volume One

Planting Gardens in Graves: Volume One

R. H. Sin

$29.99
r.h. Sin returns with a force in Planting Gardens in Graves: a powerful collection of poetry that hones in on the themes dearest to his readers. This original volume celebrates connection, mourns heartbreak, and above all, empowers its readers to seek the love they deserve.
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The Penguin Book of Haiku

The Penguin Book of Haiku

Adam L. Kern

$24.99
The first Penguin anthology of Japanese haiku, in vivid new translations by Adam L. Kern.

Now a global poetry, the haiku was originally a Japanese verse form that flourished from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Although renowned for its brevity, usually running over three lines in seventeen syllables, and by its use of natural imagery to make Zen-like observations about reality, in fact the haiku is much more: it can be erotic, funny, crude and mischievous. Presenting over a thousand exemplars in vivid and engaging translations, this anthology offers an illuminating introduction to this widely celebrated, if misunderstood, art form.

Adam L. Kern's new translations are accompanied here by the original Japanese and short commentaries on the poems, as well as an introduction and illustrations from the period.
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Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book

Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book

Emma Smith

$22.95
This is a biography of a book: the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays printed in 1623 and known as the First Folio. It begins with the story of its first purchaser in London in December 1623, and goes on to explore the ways people have interacted with this iconic book over the four hundred years of its history.

Throughout the stress is on what we can learn from individual copies now spread around the world about their eventful lives. From ink blots to pet paws, from annotations to wineglass rings, First Folios teem with evidence of its place in different contexts with different priorities. This study offers new ways to understand Shakespeare's reception and the history of the book. Unlike previous scholarly investigations of the First Folio, it is not concerned with the discussions of how the book came into being, the provenance of its texts, or the technicalities of its production.  Instead, it reanimates, in narrative style, the histories of this book, paying close attention to the details of individual copies now located around the world - their bindings, marginalia, general condition, sales history, and location - to discuss five major themes: owning, reading, decoding, performing, and perfecting.

This is a history of the book that consolidated Shakespeare's posthumous reputation: a reception history and a study of interactions between owners, readers, forgers, collectors, actors, scholars, booksellers, and the book through which we understand and recognise Shakespeare.
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Russian Emigre Short Stories from Bunin to Yanovsky

Russian Emigre Short Stories from Bunin to Yanovsky

Bryan Karetnyk

$19.99
Fleeing Russia amid the chaos of the Russian Revolution and subsequent Civil War, many writers went on to settle in Paris, Berlin and elsewhere and forged new lives in exile. Much of their subsequent work, published in Russian-language magazines and books, is entirely unknown in the West and has only been recently discovered in Russia itself. As well as including stories by the most famous emigre writers, Vladimir Nabokov and Ivan Bunin, this collection introduces many lesser known voices: Yuri Felzen, known as 'the Russian Proust', Nadezhda Teffi, the hugely popular and funny story writer, and Georgy Ivanov, whose work of poetic prose 'The Atom Explodes' is a brilliant, haunting response to the upheaval and trauma of emigration. Exploring themes of displacement, nostalgia, loss and new beginnings, this anthology will transform the Anglophone world's understanding of Russian emigre writing in the twentieth century.
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The Penguin Book of English Song: Seven Centuries of Poetry from Chaucer to Auden

The Penguin Book of English Song: Seven Centuries of Poetry from Chaucer to Auden

Richard Stokes

$29.99
Poetry and music have been associated with each other from the very beginning. The Penguin Book of English Song draws together a great variety of English poetry (including Irish, Scots and Welsh writers) that has reached a wider audience through the magic of music. Richard Stokes's rich anthology of verse stretches from the fourteenth century to the twentieth, collecting poems that have inspired musical settings by one hundred English poets, along with a treasure trove of illuminating notes and marginalia about their lives, work and, often, their approach to music.

Stokes gathers together in a single volume a huge amount of information about English song that will assist musicians in performing these works, and enlighten all those enthusiasts who delight in the fusion of words and music that has produced countless moments of incandescent magic.
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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas ,  Lawrence Ellsworth

$38.95
In March of 1844, the Parisian paper The Century began publishing installments of a new tale by France's favorite author, Alexandre Dumas. Week after week readers thrilled to the adventures of the brave and clever d'Artagnan and his loyal comrades. Collected for book publication at the end of that year, and quickly translated into a dozen languages, The Three Musketeers was a worldwide sensation-nowhere more so than in the United States. Citizens of the brash new republic recognized kindred spirits in the bold musketeers, and the book and its sequels found an eager American readership.

The novel's fast-moving story is set in the royal court of Louis XIII, where the swaggering King's Musketeers square off against their rivals: the crimson-clad Guards of the dreaded Cardinal Richelieu. The Red Duke rules France with an iron hand in the name of King Louis-and of Queen Anne, who dares a secret love affair with France's enemy, England's Duke of Buckingham. Into this royal intrigue leaps the brash d'Artagnan, a young swordsman from the provinces determined to find fame and fortune in Paris. Bold and clever, in no time the youth finds himself up to his Gascon neck in adventure, while earning the enduring friendship of the greatest comrades in literature, the Three Musketeers: noble Athos, sly Aramis, and the giant, good-hearted Porthos.

Now from Lawrence Ellsworth, acclaimed translator of The Red Sphinx, comes a new rendition of The Three Musketeers for a new century, one that captures anew the excitement, humor, and spirit of Alexandre Dumas's greatest novel of historical adventure. Whether you're meeting the musketeers for the first time or discovering them all over again, it's all for one, one for all, in this timeless tale of honor and glory, the flash of dark eyes, and the clash of bright steel.
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Jules Verne: The Essential Collection

Jules Verne: The Essential Collection

Jules Verne ,  Allen Grove

$45.00
This superb collection of classic science fiction features the best of Jules Verne's epic adventure stories, including Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Around the World in Eighty Days (1873), and The Mysterious Island (1875).

Often called the 'father of science fiction', Verne was a masterful storyteller and visionary, anticipating such technological marvels as the submarine and skyscraper. For nearly 150 years, his unusual characters, outlandish plots, and vivid descriptions have captivated readers, and now they are available - complete and unabridged - in this gorgeous slipcase edition.
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Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (Signature Classics)

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (Signature Classics)

Worth Press

$24.99
This stylish new series of the best-loved classics by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are sure to appeal to all book lovers. From students to adults, to those of us who enjoy rereading our favourite classics and to the newest enthusiasts who have been introduced to these classics through film and TV, there is always something more to discover in these books and the new designs will make them even more irresistible. With their fine attention to detail - including cloth covers, gold foil detail, coloured edges and illustrated endpapers - these volumes will make a highly collectable addition to everyone's bookshelves.
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Edgar Allan Poe - Tales of The Grotesque & Arabesque

Edgar Allan Poe - Tales of The Grotesque & Arabesque

Worth Press

$24.99
This stylish new series of the best-loved classics by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are sure to appeal to all book lovers. From students to adults, to those of us who enjoy rereading our favourite classics and to the newest enthusiasts who have been introduced to these classics through film and TV, there is always something more to discover in these books and the new designs will make them even more irresistible. With their fine attention to detail - including cloth covers, gold foil detail, coloured edges and illustrated endpapers - these volumes will make a highly collectable addition to everyone's bookshelves.
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Jane Austen - Pride & Prejudice (Signature Classics)

Jane Austen - Pride & Prejudice (Signature Classics)

Worth Press

$24.99
This stylish new series of the best-loved classics by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are sure to appeal to all book lovers. From students to adults, to those of us who enjoy rereading our favourite classics and to the newest enthusiasts who have been introduced to these classics through film and TV, there is always something more to discover in these books and the new designs will make them even more irresistible. With their fine attention to detail - including cloth covers, gold foil detail, coloured edges and illustrated endpapers - these volumes will make a highly collectable addition to everyone'sbookshelves.
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Jane Austen - Sense & Sensibility (Signature Classics)

Jane Austen - Sense & Sensibility (Signature Classics)

Worth Press

$24.99
This stylish new series of the best-loved classics by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are sure to appeal to all book lovers. From students to adults, to those of us who enjoy rereading our favourite classics and to the newest enthusiasts who have been introduced to these classics through film and TV, there is always something more to discover in these books and the new designs will make them even more irresistible. With their fine attention to detail - including cloth covers, gold foil detail, coloured edges and illustrated endpapers - these volumes will make a highly collectable addition to everyone's bookshelves.
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Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre (Signature Classics)

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre (Signature Classics)

Worth Press

$24.99
This stylish new series of the best-loved classics by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are sure to appeal to all book lovers. From students to adults, to those of us who enjoy rereading our favourite classics and to the newest enthusiasts who have been introduced to these classics through film and TV, there is always something more to discover in these books and the new designs will make them even more irresistible. With their fine attention to detail - including cloth covers, gold foil detail, coloured edges and illustrated endpapers - these volumes will make a highly collectable addition to everyone's bookshelves.
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Edgar Allan Poe - Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Signature Classics)

Edgar Allan Poe - Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Signature Classics)

Worth Press

$24.99
This stylish new series of the best-loved classics by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are sure to appeal to all book lovers. From students to adults, to those of us who enjoy rereading our favourite classics and to the newest enthusiasts who have been introduced to these classics through film and TV, there is always something more to discover in these books and the new designs will make them even more irresistible. With their fine attention to detail - including cloth covers, gold foil detail, coloured edges and illustrated endpapers - these volumes will make a highly collectable addition to everyone's bookshelves.
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The Red Sphinx - A Sequel to The Three Musketeers

The Red Sphinx - A Sequel to The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas ,  Lawrence Ellsworth

$26.95
In 1844, Alexandre Dumas published The Three Musketeers, a novel so famous and still so popular today that it scarcely needs introduction. Shortly thereafter he wrote a sequel, Twenty Years After, that resumed the adventures of his swashbuckling heroes.

Later, toward the end of his career, Dumas wrote The Red Sphinx, another direct sequel to The Three Musketeers that begins, not twenty years later, but a mere twenty days afterward. The Red Sphinx picks up right where the The Three Musketeers left off, continuing the stories of Cardinal Richelieu, Queen Anne, and King Louis XIII-and introducing a charming new hero, the Comte de Moret, a real historical figure from the period. A young cavalier newly arrived in Paris, Moret is an illegitimate son of the former king, and thus half-brother to King Louis. The French Court seethes with intrigue as king, queen, and cardinal all vie for power, and young Moret soon finds himself up to his handsome neck in conspiracy, danger-and passionate romance!

Dumas wrote seventy-five chapters of The Red Sphinx, all for serial publication, but he never quite finished it, and so the novel languished for almost a century before its first book publication in France in 1946. While Dumas never completed the book, he had earlier written a separate novella, The Dove, that recounted the final adventures of Moret and Cardinal Richelieu.

Now for the first time, in one cohesive narrative, The Red Sphinx and The Dove make a complete and satisfying storyline-a rip-roaring novel of historical adventure, heretofore unknown to English-language readers, by the great Alexandre Dumas, king of the swashbucklers.
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Marriage: Vintage Minis

Marriage: Vintage Minis

Jane Austen

$7.99
Why do we set so much store by marriage? Jane Austen was fascinated by this question, subjecting it to her forensic eye and wonderfully ironic wit again and again. Here are stolen glances and nervous advances, meddling parents and self-important cousins, society whisperings and the fluttering hearts of young lovers. All of them have their own views and expectations of marriage, and Austen's are the wisest of all.

Selected from the novels Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion by Jane Austen.

VINTAGE MINIS- GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human
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The Eternal Husband

The Eternal Husband

Fyodor Dostoevsky ,  Hugh Aplin

$13.99
During a stifling St Petersburg summer, the rich landowner Velchaninov is haunted by the figure of a man he keeps glimpsing in the street. When he receives a surprise visit from him late at night, he realizes he is an old friend, Trusotsky, whose late wife, Natalya, was his secret lover. As the two men renew their acquaintance, Velchaninov becomes aware that Trusotsky's child is, in fact, his own daughter. From then on, the destinies of the two old friends become intertwined as they engage - at turns repelled and attracted by each other - in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that will lead to a final dramatic confrontation.

Compelling, gripping, darkly humorous, The Eternal Husband - composed by the author at the peak of his writing powers, between The Idiot and Devils, and described by Dostoevsky's biographer Joseph Frank as a small masterpiece - shows Dostoevsky at his best as a ruthless dissector of the quirks and foibles of the human character.
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The Art of Sinking in Poetry

The Art of Sinking in Poetry

Alexander Pope

$24.95  $21.95
Written in 1727, The Art of Sinking in Poetry was one of Alexander Pope's contributions to the literary output of the legendary Scriblerus club - a circle of writers dedicated to mocking what they perceived as a culture of mediocrity and false learning prevalent in the arts and sciences of their day. Taking the form of an ironic guide to writing bad verse, Pope's tongue-in-cheek essay is wickedly funny in its lampooning of various pompous poetasters, as well as being essential reading for any budding writer wishing to avoid sinking to the unintentionally ridiculous, and instead reach for the sublime.
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Lyrics: Volume 1 (1813-17)

Lyrics: Volume 1 (1813-17)

Alexander Pushkin

$19.99
The founding father of modern Russian literature, Alexander Pushkin has exerted - through his novel in verse Eugene Onegin, his plays, his short stories and his narrative poetry - a long-lasting influence well beyond the borders of his motherland. A slightly lesser-known, but by no mean less important aspect of his writing is his vast production of shorter verse, a genre at which he excelled and arguably still remains unsurpassed.

This volume, part of Alma's series of the complete poetic works of Alexander Pushkin, collects the poems Pushkin wrote while still a young student at the mperial Lyceum in Tsarkoe Selo and includes such early gems as `The Tear', `The Singer' and `Note on a Hospital Wall', each presented in a verse translation opposite the original Russian text. Enriched with notes, pictures and an appendix on Pushkin's life and works, this will be essential reading for anyone wishing to delve deeper into the Russian bard's genius.
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Not Without Laughter

Not Without Laughter

Langston Hughes ,  Angela Flournoy

$27.99
When first published in 1930, Not Without Laughter established Langston Hughes as not only a brilliant poet and leading light of the Harlem Renaissance but also a gifted novelist.

In telling the story of Sandy Rogers, a young African American boy in small-town Kansas, and of his family - his mother, Annjee, a housekeeper for a wealthy white family; his irresponsible father, Jimboy, who plays the guitar and travels the country in search of employment; his strong-willed grandmother Hager, who clings to her faith; his Aunt Tempy, who marries a rich man; and his Aunt Harriet, who struggles to make it as a blues singer - Hughes gives the longings and lineaments of black life in the early twentieth century an important place in the history of racially divided America.
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Autobiography

Autobiography

John Stuart Mill ,  Mark Philp

$20.95
An autobiography of John Stuart Mill a prolific journalist, brilliant logician, philosopher, liberal MP, and a pioneer of women's suffrage whose remarkable educational feats caused him a severe mental crisis in his thirties. Born in London in 1806, a child of precocious intelligence, he was systematically educated by his father James Mill to follow in his footsteps as the champion of utilitarian philosophy. He was fluent in Greek at three. By the age of 20 he was champion of the younger philosophical radicals, but shortly afterwards he suffered the first of many mental crises. The author also wrote On Liberty , Utilitarianism , and The Subjection of Women . The editor was General Editor of the 25 volume Collected Works of John Stuart Mill .
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His Excellency Eugene Rougon

His Excellency Eugene Rougon

Emile Zola ,  Brian Nelson

$20.95
His Excellency Eugene Rougon (1876) is the sixth novel in Zola's twenty-volume Rougon-Macquart cycle. A political novel set in the corridors of power and in the upper echelons of French Second Empire society, including the Imperial court, it focuses on the fluctuating fortunes of the authoritarian Eugene Rougon, the "vice-Emperor." But it is more than just a chronicle. It plunges the reader into the essential dynamics of the political: the rivalries, the scheming, the jockeying for position, the ups and downs, the play of interests, the lobbying and gossip, the patronage and string-pulling, the bribery and blackmail, and, especially, the manipulation of language for political purposes. The novel's themes - especially its treatment of political discourse - have remarkable contemporary resonance. His Excellency Eugene Rougon is about politics everywhere.
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Gothic Tales

Gothic Tales

Arthur Conan Doyle ,  Darryl Jones

$20.95
'There was a rumour, too, that he was a devil-worshipper, or something of that sort, and also that he had the evil eye...'

Arthur Conan Doyle was the greatest genre writer Britain has ever produced. Throughout a long writing career, he drew on his own medical background, his travels, and his increasing interest in spiritualism and the occult to produce a spectacular array of Gothic Tales. Many of Doyle's writings are recognised as the very greatest tales of terror. They range from hauntings in the polar wasteland to evil surgeons and malevolent jungle landscapes. This collection brings together over thirty of Conan Doyle's best Gothic Tales. Darryl Jones's introduction discusses the contradictions in Conan Doyle's very public life - as a medical doctor who became obsessed with the spirit world, or a British imperialist drawn to support Irish Home Rule - and shows the ways in which these found articulation in that most anxious of all literary forms, the Gothic.
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Jigsaw: Gustav Klimt: The Kiss (1000 Piece)

Jigsaw: Gustav Klimt: The Kiss (1000 Piece)

Flame Tree

$34.99
Part of an exciting series of sturdy, square-box 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from Flame Tree, featuring powerful and popular works of art.

This new jigsaw will satisfy your need for a challenge, with Gustav Klimt's The Kiss.
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Jigsaw: Gustav Klimt: Three Ages of Women (1000 Piece)

Jigsaw: Gustav Klimt: Three Ages of Women (1000 Piece)

Flame Tree

$34.99
Part of an exciting series of sturdy, square-box 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles from Flame Tree, featuring powerful and popular works of art.

This new jigsaw will satisfy your need for a challenge, with Gustav Klimt's Three Ages of Women.
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Write Smart, Write Happy: How to Become a More Productive, Resilient and Successful Writer

Write Smart, Write Happy: How to Become a More Productive, Resilient and Successful Writer

Cheryl St. John

$32.99
From bestselling author Cheryl St. John, this book is a writer's guidebook to getting past the obstacles that prevent writing success. From teaching positive self-talk and nurturing a positive attitude, to effectively managing your time and prioritizing your writing life, St. John helps writers overcome setbacks and pave the way for a successful writing career.

This book moves beyond the writing process and presents an in-depth exploration of the writing life. With personal anecdotes and advice, St. John challenges writers to tackle what holds them back--self-doubt, fear of rejection, envy, lack of motivation, procrastination and more--and reclaim their writing lives.
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Your First Novel: Revised and Expanded Edition

Your First Novel: Revised and Expanded Edition

Ann Rittenberg ,  Laura Whitcomb ,  Camille Goldin

$34.99
Equal parts writing craft and publishing savvy, this book presents indispensable information for the aspiring novelist alongside new considerations for a rapidly changing marketplace, including self-publishing strategies, online communities for writers, marketing and publicity options, ebook sales and more.

This book is split into two equal parts. Part I is devoted to crafting the novel: from getting started to fleshing out the story, making it vivid and incorporating revisions. Part II gives an in-depth view of the business of publishing: from becoming an agented author to becoming a published author and beyond.
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FLASH!: Writing the Very Short Story

FLASH!: Writing the Very Short Story

John Dufresne

$22.95
The history of fiction has been dominated by the novel and the short story. But now a brave new genre has emerged: very brief fiction. FLASH! identifies the qualities that make for excellent flash fiction, demystifies the writing process and guides writers by exercise and example through the world of the very short story. John Dufresne's characteristic warmth, wit and humour remind writers of the joy in the creative process, making this a perfect guide for any writer interested in trying a new form.
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