Language and Literature

Picture of I Dare Say: Inside Stories of the World's Most Powerful Speeches.

I Dare Say: Inside Stories of the World's Most Powerful Speeches.

Addis, Ferdie.

These speeches were made by 'priests, poets, peasants, slaves, soldiers, dictators, prime ...

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The Best of Foxtrot.

Amend, Bill.

These two volumes come in a slipcase and they showcase the cartoon strips Amend is most pr...

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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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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 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 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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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 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 Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction.

Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction.

Kidder, Tracy and Todd, Richard.

Explores the non-fiction forms of narratives, essays and memoirs, drawing candidly and com...

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The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.

McCall Smith, Alexander.

Wayward daughters; missing husbands; philandering partners; curious conmen; if you've got ...

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Picture of Across the Hellespont: A Literary Guide to Turkey.

Across the Hellespont: A Literary Guide to Turkey.

Stoneman, Richard.

Turkey has been an alluring and sometimes challenging destination for westerners throughou...

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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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Picture of The Mammoth Book of Black Magic.

The Mammoth Book of Black Magic.

Ashley, Mike (ed.).

Stories of sorcerers and wizards have kept us fascinated for thousands of years. Each of t...

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Secret Language.

Blake, Barry J.

Takes the reader on fascinating excursions down obscure byways of language. It begins with...

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Picture of Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language.

Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language.

Crystal, David.

Britain's leading linguistic investigator examines the legacy of the language of the King ...

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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 A Sentimental Education: The Story of a Young Man.

A Sentimental Education: The Story of a Young Man.

Flaubert, Gustave.

Frédéric Moreau is an egotistical and ambitious young man who comes to Paris from the prov...

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English Hours.

James, Henry.

First published in 1905 it is one of his most-loved works of travel. It is a now-classic p...

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Paper Towns.

Green, John.

The author writes young adult fiction and won the Printz Award for his first novel. Here h...

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The Wives of Los Alamos.

Nesbit, Tarashea.

Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London and C...

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Close Call.

Rimington, Stella.

The author was the Director-General of MI5, so her writing has a certain authenticity. Her...

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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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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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