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1 The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life (Hardback)

by John Carey

Format: Hardback 384 pages
Published: 20/03/2014

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Best known for his provocative take on cultural issues in The Intellectuals and the Masses and What Good Are the Arts?, the author describes the... Read more

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2 Dreams of the Good Life: The Life of Flora Thompson and the Creation of Lark Rise to Candleford (Hardback)

by Richard Mabey

Format: Hardback 240 pages
Published: 06/03/2014

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Revealing how a formidable imagination can arise from the humblest of beginnings, this title paints a poignant, unforgettable portrait of a... Read more

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3 Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of the Great Gatsby (Paperback)

by Sarah Churchwell

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 06/03/2014

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4 The Fun Stuff and Other Essays (Paperback)

by James Wood

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 06/02/2014

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In twenty-three dispatches - that range over such crucial writers as Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy, and Edmund Wilson, the author offers a look at the... Read more

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5 After Lermontov: Translations from the Bicentenary (Paperback)

by Peter France, Mikhail Lermontov, Robyn Marsack

Format: Paperback 240 pages
Published: 30/04/2014

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Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) is best known to Anglophone readers as the author of A Hero of Our Time, whereas among Russian readers his poetry is... Read more

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6 Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation (Paperback)

by Andrew Lycett

Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 10/04/2014

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A biography that brings to life one of England's greatest writers against the backdrop of Victorian London and all its complexities. Read more

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7 Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert (Paperback)

by John Drury

Format: Paperback 416 pages
Published: 03/04/2014

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8 Shakespeare and Me: 38 Great Writers, Actors and Directors on What the Bard Means to Them - and Us (Hardback)

by Susannah Carson, Harold Bloom

Format: Hardback 528 pages
Published: 03/04/2014

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With original work from Ralph Fiennes, James Franco, Dame Margaret Drabble, Isabel Allende and Sir Ben Kingsley, among others Read more

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9 Metamorphoses - Clothbound Classics (Hardback)

by Ovid, David Raeburn

Format: Hardback 768 pages
Published: 03/04/2014

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10 Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)

by William Allan

Format: Paperback 160 pages
Published: 27/03/2014

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William Allan's Very Short Introduction provides a concise and lively guide to the major authors, genres, and periods of classical literature.... Read more

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