Language and Literature

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Little Women.

Alcott, Louisa May.

For over a hundred years, no four young ladies have delighted more people, touched more he...

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Vathek.

Beckford, William.

A strange Gothic novel in which a haughty, effeminate caliph who is persuaded by his mothe...

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Picture of Rupert Brooke: The Poetical Works.

Rupert Brooke: The Poetical Works.

Brooke, Rupert.

A title in Faber and Faber's 'Poets of the Great War' series, this edition was edited and ...

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A Chance Acquaintance.

Chadwick, Charles.

Two misfits are drawn together after meeting by chance on a bus. Stan is a convicted murde...

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Picture of The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale.

The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale.

Conrad, Joseph.

Includes an excellent introduction by John Lyon. First published in 1907 it is set in Lond...

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Words, Words, Words.

Crystal, David.

We love

this celebration of what we say and how we say it. Prof Crystal takes us on ...

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Picture of A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts.

A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts.

Faulks, Sebastian.

The acclaimed author of Birdsong connects five stories and five unforgettable lives linked...

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The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams AND An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews.

Fielding, Henry.

Joseph Andrews is a footman in the employ of Lady Booby who dismisses him for refusing her...

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The First World War in Poetry.

Rory Kinnear reads these famous poems by poets young and old, who chronicled their experie...

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Madame Bovary: Provincial Manners.

Flaubert, Gustave.

Emma Bovary is unhappily married to a kind, non-intellectual village doctor. She is sentim...

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Movers and Shakers: A Chronology of Words That Shaped Our Age.

Ayto, John.

For each decade from 1900 on an introductory essay identifies the main historical, cultura...

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Cousin Phillis and Other Stories.

Gaskell, Elizabeth and Glen, Heather and Glen, Heather.

Five of these stories were written for Dickens’s periodical, Household Words

. They t...

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Jude the Obscure.

Hardy, Thomas.

Hardy's portrait of Jude, the rural stonemason with intellectual aspirations, an idealist ...

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Danton's Death: Leonce and Lena: Woyzeck.

Buchner, Georg.

The German writer died in 1837 aged only 23. These translations of his three works for the...

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O Pioneers!

Cather, Willa.

Alexandra Bergson is an astute, independent young woman whose passion for the Nebraska pra...

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Picture of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922: Volume 1.

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922: Volume 1.

Hemingway, Ernest et al.

These chart his youth, his experience in WW1 and his arrival in Paris. He was a fascinatin...

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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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Robert Graves: Selected Poems.

Longley, Michael (ed.).

The English poet, novelist, and critic wrote wonderful poetry – lucid, dryly humorous vers...

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Civil War.

Lucan.

The epic poem by the Roman poet and prose writer on the civil war between Caesar and Pompe...

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The Mill on the Floss.

Eliot, George.

Maggie Tulliver and her brother Tom spend a turbulent childhood at Dorlcote Mill, on the F...

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First Words.

Messerli, Douglas.

Those who enjoy reading poetry will leap upon this little book with joy. Messerli's poetry...

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The Thursday Night Letters: A Stamp in the Wrong Hands...

Munroe, P.K.

A collection of his letters to the long-suffering companies to which he has pitched ideas ...

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Words of the World: A Global History of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Ogilvie, Sarah.

Most people think of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as a distinctly British product. ...

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The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women.

O'Regan, Marie (ed.).

A collection of stories, old and new, which deal with ghostly children, visitations by dep...

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