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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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 Love, Sex, Death and Words: Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature.

Love, Sex, Death and Words: Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature.

Sutherland, John and Fender, Stephen.

Arranged by days of the year, book-lovers everywhere can enjoy bits and pieces from litera...

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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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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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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 Homer: The Odyssey: Translated With an Introduction and Notes.

Homer: The Odyssey: Translated With an Introduction and Notes.

Mitchell, Stephen.

It is the original hero's journey, an epic voyage into the unknown. This marvellous transl...

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Picture of Letters to Pauline.

Letters to Pauline.

Stendhal.

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

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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 Crusoe: Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox and the Creation of a Myth.

Crusoe: Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox and the Creation of a Myth.

Frank, Katherine.

Tells the story of Robert Knox, the man who was Crusoe and of Daniel Defoe, the man who wr...

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Picture of The Cambridge Companion to Narrative.

The Cambridge Companion to Narrative.

Herman, David.

The many contributors provide an accessible introduction to key ideas about narrative, and...

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Picture of Studying English Literature: A Practical Guide.

Studying English Literature: A Practical Guide.

Young, Tory.

Aimed at the undergraduate, it explains the history of literary criticism and advises on h...

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