Language and Literature

Picture of The Muse in the Bottle: Great Writers on the Joys of Drinking.

The Muse in the Bottle: Great Writers on the Joys of Drinking.

Coulombe, Charles A.

Celebrates the diverse pleasures of drinking, in tales and toasts collected from some of o...

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Picture of Virtual Words: Language from the Edge of Science and Technology.

Virtual Words: Language from the Edge of Science and Technology.

Keats, Jonathon.

In these 28 essays, Keats investigates linguistic innovation that comes with new ideas and...

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Picture of Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a Slang Lexicographer.

Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a Slang Lexicographer.

Green, Jonathon.

He is the world's foremost lexicographer of slang. For 30 years he has collected the langu...

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Picture of Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology.

Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology.

Battistella, Edwin L.

What makes a successful apology? This analyses public apologies of presidents, politicians...

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Picture of Dickens On Theatre.

Dickens On Theatre.

Dickens, Charles et al.

Dickens had a great passion for the theatre and this collection of 9 pieces offers a snaps...

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Picture of Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica).

Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica).

Apollonius of Rhodes.

Tells the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with Med...

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Picture of Birds and Other Plays.

Birds and Other Plays.

Aristophanes.

The plays comprise Lysistrata, Assembly-Women

and Wealth

. His plays are exuber...

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Picture of Promiscuous: 'Portnoy's Complaint' and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness.

Promiscuous: 'Portnoy's Complaint' and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness.

Avishai, Bernard.

A perceptive and exuberant assesment of Philip Roth's notorious novel (yes we remember rea...

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Picture of Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing.

Sankovitch, Nina.

A lovely, elegant book, it explores personal correspondance across many periods of history...

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Picture of The Highland Widow.

The Highland Widow.

Scott, Walter.

Elspat MacTavish's husband was a criminal. Her hopes lie with her son Tavish, but he becom...

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Letters to Pauline.

Stendhal.

Stendhal (Henri Boyle) wrote letters to his sister Pauline instructing her on what she sho...

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Picture of The Story of a Lie.

The Story of a Lie.

Stevenson, Robert Louis.

When eligible Dick Naseby falls for the beautiful Esther Van Tromp he realises he has met ...

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Picture of History of the Rain.

History of the Rain.

Williams, Niall.

Ruth Swain is 19 years old and bed-bound in her attic room beneath the rain. She goes in s...

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