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   -Literary Criticism

The Illustrated Bede, John Marsden
The Illustrated Bede
John Marsden
30.00 AUD

The Rainbow, D. H. Lawrence
The Rainbow
D. H. Lawrence
13.50 AUD

The Last Chronicle of Barset, Anthony Trollope
The Last Chronicle of Barset
Anthony Trollope
8.00 AUD

Candide, Zadig and Selected Stories, Voltaire
Candide, Zadig and Selected Stories
13.00 AUD

Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy's Son, Mark Colvin
Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy's Son
Mark Colvin
13.00 AUD

Treasury of World Masterpieces: Charles Dickens; Nicholas Nickleby; Hard Times; A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
Treasury of World Masterpieces: Charles Dickens; Nicholas Nickleby; Hard Times; A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
15.00 AUD

Dante: The Divine Comedy, Dante ; [Clive James Translated]
Dante: The Divine Comedy
Dante ; [Clive James Translated]
9.00 AUD

Events and Embroideries, E. V. Lucas
Events and Embroideries
E. V. Lucas
17.00 AUD


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THE TRAVELLING ENTERTAINER And Other Stories ( West Coast Writing 10 ), 0Jolley, Elizabeth (introduced and Edited By Caroline Lurie)
1 0Jolley, Elizabeth (introduced and Edited By Caroline Lurie) THE TRAVELLING ENTERTAINER And Other Stories ( West Coast Writing 10 )
FACP GHE0022205 Western Australia 1979 First Edition 0909144214 / 9780909144210 Soft Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket PB, pictorial card covers, VG/--, 181pp. Light rubbing to edges and corners of covers, inside has white-out to top ffep. Ten stories by an acute observer of everyday life. Water stain mark to top of front cover and first few pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0909144214. ISBN/EAN: 9780909144210. Inventory No: GHE0022205. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
Chaucer - Canterbury Tales, A.C. Cawley [Editor]
2 A.C. Cawley [Editor] Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
Dent 237063 London 1984 Reprint 0460113070 / 9780460113076 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Inspired by Boccaccio's "Decameron", and framed as a storytelling competition between a group of pilgrims, Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" is one of the greatest works of English literature, translated from the Middle English with an introduction by Nevill Coghill in "Penguin Classics". In "The Canterbury Tales" Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, "The Canterbury Tales" offers us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of Medieval England. Nevill Coghill's masterly and vivid English verse translation is rendered with consummate skill to retain all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer's fourteenth-century Middle English. Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, courtier and diplomat, best known as the author of "The Canterbury Tales". Chaucer is credited as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language. The first poet to have been buried in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey, his other works include "The House of Fame", "Troilus and Criseyde" and "The Book of the Duchess". If you enjoyed "The Canterbury Tales", you might like Boccaccio's "Decameron" 612 pages. Pages browned. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0460113070. ISBN/EAN: 9780460113076. Inventory No: 237063. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
The German Novel of Today, A.W. Bettex
3 A.W. Bettex The German Novel of Today
Bowes and Bowes 225821 Cambridge 1939 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 46 pages. Tanning due to age. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature::Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 225821. Hardcover 
Price: 14.93 AUD
Cry, The Beloved Country, Alan Paton
4 Alan Paton Cry, The Beloved Country
Penguin Books 241271 London 1964 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Cry the Beloved Country is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its contemporaneity, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man. 239 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 241271. Paperback 
Price: 9.00 AUD
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
5 Aldous Huxley Brave New World
Flamingo 240875 Great Britain 1994 0006545793 / 9780006545798 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Far in the future, the World Controllers have finally created the ideal society. In laboratories worldwide, genetic science has brought the human race to perfection. From the Alpha-Plus mandarin class to the Epsilon-Minus Semi-Morons, designed to perform menial tasks, man is bred and educated to be blissfully content with his pre-destined role. But, in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre, Bernard Marx is unhappy. Harbouring an unnatural desire for solitude, feeling only distaste for the endless pleasures of compulsory promiscuity, Bernard has an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress… 237 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0006545793. ISBN/EAN: 9780006545798. Inventory No: 240875. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD
August 1914, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
6 Alexander Solzhenitsyn August 1914
Penguin Books 238443 Great Britain 1985 Reprint 014003739X / 9780140037395 Softcover Very Good Condition Very Good Translated by Michael Glenny. In his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World War and the ill-fated Russian offensive into East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn has written what Nina Krushcheva, in The Nation, calls "a dramatically new interpretation of Russian history." The assassination of tsarist prime minister Pyotr Stolypin, a crucial event in the years leading up to the Revolution of 1917, is reconstructed from the alienating viewpoints of historical witnesses. The sole voice of reason among the advisers to Tsar Nikolai II, Stolypin died at the hands of the anarchist Mordko Bogrov, and with him perished Russia's last hope for reform. Translated by H.T. Willetts. August 1914 is the first volume of Solzhenitsyn's epic, The Red Wheel; the second is November 1916. Each of the subsequent volumes will concentrate on another critical moment or "knot," in the history of the Revolution. Translated by H.T. Willetts. Map endpapers. 645 pages. Literature Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; United States; History; History. ISBN: 014003739X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140037395. Inventory No: 238443. Paperback 
Price: 11.94 AUD
The Three Musketeers [Macdonald Illusrtated Classics 15], Alexandre Dumas
7 Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers [Macdonald Illusrtated Classics 15]
Macdonald 235681 London 1950 Hardcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Hookway Cowles Translated by William Robson. One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written. The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d'Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King's Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of the Cardinal Richelieu and the honor of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of 17th-century France are vividly played out in the background. But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal's spy: Milady, one of literature's most memorable female villains. 700 pages. Illustrator: Hookway Cowles. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 235681. Hardcover 
Price: 14.93 AUD
Troilus and Cressida, Alice Walker - Editor
8 Alice Walker - Editor Troilus and Cressida
Cambridge Univ. Press 242941 Great Britain 1969 0521095034 / 9780521095037 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 254 pages. Text has been underlined and notations in margins in pencil in places. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0521095034. ISBN/EAN: 9780521095037. Inventory No: 242941. Paperback 
Price: 8.00 AUD
TWO SPANISH PICARESQUE NOVELS: Lazarillo De Tormes & The Swindler, Alpert, Michael (translated from the Spanish by)
9 Alpert, Michael (translated from the Spanish by) TWO SPANISH PICARESQUE NOVELS: Lazarillo De Tormes & The Swindler
Penguin Books GHE0005765 London 1969 0140442111 / 9780140442113 Soft Cover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket later prtg PB ed, pictorial card wraps, G+/--, 214pp. Set in Spain in 16th & 17th centuries, potagonists as rascally figures. Light rubbing to edges and small creases to corners of covers, inside has light age tanning to edges of txt block, else square, clean and tight with no other markings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140442111. ISBN/EAN: 9780140442113. Inventory No: GHE0005765. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
The Death of Literature, Alvin Kernan
10 Alvin Kernan The Death of Literature
Yale University Press 227800 USA 1990 0300052383 / 9780300052381 Softcover Very Good Condition Literature has passed through a crisis of confidence in recent decades-a radical questioning of its traditional values and its importance to humanity. In this witty and eloquent book, a distinguished professor of humanities looks at some of the agents that have contributed to literature's demise and ponders whether its vitality can be restored in the changing circumstances of late twentieth-century culture. Other critics, such as E. D. Hirsch and Allan Bloom, have also explored the growing cultural illiteracy of modern society. Alvin Kernan probes deeper, relating the death of literature to potent forces in our postindustrial world-most obviously, the technological revolution that is rapidly transforming a print to an electronic culture, replacing the authority of the written word with the authority of television, film, and computer screens. The turn taken by literary criticism itself, in deconstructing traditional literature and declaring it void of meaning in itself, and in focusing on what are described as its ideological biases against women and nonwhites, has speeded the disintegration. Recent legal debates about copyright, plagiarism, and political patronage of the arts have exposed the greed and self-interest at work under the old romantic images of the imaginative creative artist and the work of art as a perfect, unchanging icon. Kernan describes a number of the crossroads where literature and society have met and literature has failed to stand up. He discusses the high comedy of the obscenity trial in England against Lady Chatterley's Lover, in which the British literary establishment vainly tried to define literature. He takes alarmed looks at such agents of literary disintegration as schools where children who watch television eight hours a day can't read, decisions about who chooses and defines the words included in dictionaries, faculty fights about the establishment of new departments and categories of study, and courtrooms where criminals try to profit from bestselling books about their crimes. According to Kernan, traditional literature is ceasing to be legitimate or useful in these changed social surroundings. What is needed, he says, if it is any longer possible in electronic culture, is a conception of literature that fits in some positive way with the new ethos of post-industrialism, plausibly claiming a place of importance both to individual lives and to society as a whole for the best kind of writing. 230 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature::Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0300052383. ISBN/EAN: 9780300052381. Inventory No: 227800. Paperback 
Price: 12.44 AUD
Gift From The Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh
11 Anne Morrow Lindbergh Gift From The Sea
Vintage Books 233539 USA 1991 0679732411 / 9780679732419 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket In this inimitable, beloved classic?graceful, lucid and lyrical?Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore, Lindbergh?s musings on the shape of a woman?s life bring new understanding to both men and women at any stage of life. A mother of five, an acclaimed writer and a pioneering aviator, Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye on the trappings of modernity that threaten to overwhelm us: the time-saving gadgets that complicate rather than simplify, the multiple commitments that take us from our families. And by recording her thoughts during a brief escape from everyday demands, she helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity within their own lives. With great wisdom and insight Lindbergh describes the shifting shapes of relationships and marriage, presenting a vision of life as it is lived in an enduring and evolving partnership. A groundbreaking, best-selling work when it was originally published in 1955, Gift from the Sea continues to be discovered by new generations of readers. With a new introduction by Lindbergh?s daughter Reeve, this fiftieth-anniversary edition will give those who are revisiting the book and those who are coming upon it for the first time fresh insight into the life of this remarkable woman. The sea and the beach are elements that have been woven throughout Anne Morrow Lindbergh?s life. She spent her childhood summers with her family on a Maine island. After her marriage to Charles Lindbergh in 1929, she accompanied him on his survey flights around the North Atlantic to launch the first transoceanic airlines. The Lindberghs eventually established a permanent home on the Connecticut coast, where they lived quietly, wrote books and raised their family. After the children left home for lives of their own, the Lindberghs traveled extensively to Africa and the Pacific for environmental research. For several years they lived on the island of Maui in Hawaii, where Charles Lindbergh died in 1974. Anne Morrow Lindbergh spent her final years in her Connecticut home, continuing her writing projects and enjoying visits from her children and grand-children. She died on February 7, 2001, at the age of ninety-four. Reeve Lindbergh is the author of many books for both adults and children, including the memoirs Under a Wing and No More Words. 138 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0679732411. ISBN/EAN: 9780679732419. Inventory No: 233539. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
William Shakespeare: His Life and Work, Anthony Holden
12 Anthony Holden William Shakespeare: His Life and Work
Abacus 235201 Great Britain 2000 0349112401 / 9780349112404 Softcover Good Condition Who was William Shakespeare? How did the 'rude groom' from Stratford grow up to be the greatest poet the world has known? Not for a generation, since the late Anthony Burgess's SHAKESPEARE (1970), has there been anything approaching a popular, mainstream biography of the greatest and most celebrated writer. Yet Shakespeare's life was as colourful, varied and dramatic as his works: the Warwickshire country boy who 'disappeared' for seven years before fetching up in London as an apprentice actor...whose fellow players could scarcely keep up with the plays he turned out for them...who rapidly became a favourite at the court of Elizabeth I...and returned to Stratford a prosperous 'gentleman', proud to realise his father's dream of a family coat of arms, before his death at 52.Anthony Holden brilliantly interleaves the poets own words with the known facts to breathe new life into a story never before told in such absorbing detail. 'The perfect blend of erudition and accessibility' - the Daily Telegraph's verdict on Holden's life of Tchaikovsky - applies equally to his revealing, very human portrait of Shakespeare. Fading to edges. 367 pages. Tanning to pages. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Literature. ISBN: 0349112401. ISBN/EAN: 9780349112404. Inventory No: 235201. Paperback 
Price: 13.43 AUD
Doctor Thorne, Anthony Trollope
13 Anthony Trollope Doctor Thorne
J. M. Dent 242796 London 1925 Reprint Hardcover Good Condition Red boards. Rear spine lifting and webbing visible. 506 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 242796. Hardcover 
Price: 15.00 AUD
The Last Chronicle of Barset, Anthony Trollope
14 Anthony Trollope The Last Chronicle of Barset
Wordsworth Classics 242615 1994 1853262315 / 9781853262319 Softcover Very Good Condition The central drama of the book is that of Mr.Crawley, the curate of Hogglestock who, falsely accused of theft, suffers bitterly with his family. This deceptively simple plot, though, is given a twist, and the character of Mr. Crawley is more ambigious than would at first appear. It is he himself who seems to bring about the most of his suffering, and the portrait of his man--gloomy brooding, and proud, moving relentlessly from one humiliation to another--achieves tragic dimensions. 712 pages. Complete and Unabridged. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 1853262315. ISBN/EAN: 9781853262319. Inventory No: 242615. Paperback 
Price: 8.00 AUD
The Pallisers - Phineas Finn, Anthony Trollope
15 Anthony Trollope The Pallisers - Phineas Finn
Panther 230072 Great Britain 1973 0586025278 / 9780586025277 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket In "Phineas Finn," the second of the Palliser novels, Trollope balances the rival demands of public and private life, entangling political ambitions with the experiences of love. Phineas Finn, an irresistible but penniless young Irish barrister, enters Parliament and comes to London, leaving behind him an Irish sweetheart, Mary Flood-Jones. In London, Phineas wins friends on all sides and is admitted to high society. However, he also falls more-or-less in love, first with politically-minded Lady Laura Standish and then with Violet Effingham and finally with wealthy widow Madame Max Goesler. This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love. 623 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0586025278. ISBN/EAN: 9780586025277. Inventory No: 230072. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
The Golden Ass, Apuleius
16 Apuleius The Golden Ass
Penguin Books 237175 London 1951 Softcover Good Condition Translated by Robert Graves. The Golden Ass is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel - the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived in its entirety. It tells the story of Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic result in his transformation into an ass. After suffering a series of trials and humiliations, he is ultimately transformed back into human shape by the kindness of the Goddess Isis. Blending romantic adventure, fable, and religious testament, The Golden Ass is one of the truly seminal books of European literature, of intrinsic interest as a novel in its own right, and one of the earliest examples of the picaresque. 298 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 237175. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
The Birds, Aristophanes [Translated by Gilbert Murray]
17 Aristophanes [Translated by Gilbert Murray] The Birds
George Allen & Unwin 234248 London 1966 Third Impression Softcover Good Condition 125 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Previous owners name on inside cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 234248. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
Lysistrata [Penguin 60's Classics], Aristophanes [Trtanslated by Alan h. Sommerstein]
18 Aristophanes [Trtanslated by Alan h. Sommerstein] Lysistrata [Penguin 60's Classics]
Penguin Books 240248 Great Britain 1995 0146001664 / 9780146001666 Softcover Good Condition Small Octavo The most famous, bawdy satire of Ancient Greece. The women of Greece are weary of the extended war between Athens and Sparta. Led by Lysistrata, they decide to take control of the situation by capturing the Acropolis, seat of Athenian wealth, and by going on a sex strike. There is to be no more love-making until peace has been established. Suffering severely, the men agree to a peaceful settlement, with their wives and with their enemies. Size: Small Octavo. 87 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0146001664. ISBN/EAN: 9780146001666. Inventory No: 240248. Paperback 
Price: 7.00 AUD
LITERARY HOUSES: Ten Famous Houses in Fiction, Ashe, Rosalind
19 Ashe, Rosalind LITERARY HOUSES: Ten Famous Houses in Fiction
Paper Tiger / Dragon's world GHE0004934 UK 1982 First Edition 0905895649 / 9780905895642 Softcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Various 10 houses, Rebecca, Great Expectations, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The House of the Seven Gables, The Great Gatsby, Dracula, Northanger Abbey, Jane Eyre, Howards End, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Ten old houses, ten mysteries, in pictures and words. Turn the page and you open a door. 140 pages. Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0905895649. ISBN/EAN: 9780905895642. Inventory No: GHE0004934. Paperback 
Price: 24.88 AUD
A Short History Of English Literature, B. Ivor Evans
20 B. Ivor Evans A Short History Of English Literature
Pelican / Penguin Books 000143 England 1953 Reprint Paperback Good No Dust Jacket Pelican Books No. A72. 236 pages. Previous owners name on half title page and name crossed out on top corner of inside cover. First published 1940. Browning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 000143. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD
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