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      A Brief Guide to Jeeves and Wooster.

      Provides a concise biography of P.G. Wodehouse and outlines of the 35 short stories and 11 novels where Jeeves and Wooster appear. There is also commentary on the many adaptions for stage and screen including the impeccable 1990s TV series starring...

      Was: $24.95
      Now: $12.95
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      A Village Dilemma.

      Her stories of the goings-on in the village of Turnham Malpas have won a wide, affectionate following. An unwelcome person arrives on Stocks Day, the annual celebration of the village's deliverance from the plague. He is Bryn Fields, who once was the...

      Was: $20.95
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      All Things Herriot: James Herriot and His Peaceable Kingdom.

      What is it about Herriot's books that gives them such universal appeal? The English professor-author dissects the five memoir books to find their literary quality, depiction of the times, and their morality and themes. This is also a detailed biography...

      Was: $24.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Annie Proulx's The Shipping News: A Reader's Guide.

      Provides an analysis of Proulx's work and a deconstruction of the novel. Perfect for reading and study groups and students of literature. Each of the titles in the Reader's Guide series gives a thorough analysis and summary of how the novel was first...

      Was: $14.95
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      Barthes and the Empire of Signs.

      Publisher Description Barthes and the Empire of Signs follows him in exploring the nature of 'representation' itself. Is it possible to reconcile appearance and reality? Or imaginative recreation and fact? How do we understand the meaning of the world...

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      Bloom's BioCritiques: John Steinbeck.

      The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962, he wrote such classics as The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, and East of Eden. Literary scholar Harold Bloom offers a comprehensive and critical analysis that includes a biography of...

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      Bloom's Modern Critical Views: Dante Alighieri.

      One of the most learned men of his time, Dante Alighieri has emerged as the defining literary figure of the Middle Ages. His epic poem, The Divine Comedy, with its themes of justice, redemption, and divine love, remains one of the most revered and...

      Was: $40.00
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      Bluebeard's Chamber: Guilt and Confession in Thomas Mann.

      Publisher Description This text mounts a forensic challenge to this consensus - Mann was remarkably open about his sexual orientation, which he saw as no reason for guilt. But sexuality in Mann's work is inextricably bound up with an eruption of...

      Was: $49.95
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      C.S.Lewis and Narnia for Dummies.

      Explores the life and works of Lewis and the fantasy world he created, the meaning behind Narnia in particular the influence of Lewis's deeply committed Christian beliefs. There is also lots of information on Lewis's other novels and fantasies. ...

      Was: $29.95
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      Caleb's Crossing.

      An insightful novel inspired by the true story of the first Native American graduate of Harvard College. Bethia Mayfield, who narrates the story, is the daughter of a Calvinist minister in Martha's Vineyard in the 1660s. She falls in love with Caleb, a...

      Was: $29.95
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      Changing Rapture: Emily Dickinson's Poetic Development.

      A scholarly look at the poet, which identifies major phases in Dickinson's development. Barnstone identifies Dickinson's struggle against the Calvinist tradition in which she was raised, and her growing involvement with Transcendentalism as markers in...

      Was: $89.95
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      Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and the Novel.

      Traces the significance of the fast-driving stagecoach network that was used by ordinary passengers before the railways became the norm. It focuses on journeys in Dickens's novels and stories. An innovative and scholarly work, published by OUP. ...

      Was: $34.95
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      Charles Dickens.

      Renowned for his appearances on stage and in feature films Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love etc., Callow's biography focuses intently on Dickens readings and theatrical performances maintaining not only that the theatre influenced the...

      Was: $21.95
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      Cheese, Pears, and History in a Proverb.

      This is a fine example of the historian Montinari's studies of what food means and what purpose it serves as he straddles written and oral traditions and economic and social relations. He traces the evolution of attitudes to cheese, that simple nomadic...

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      Columbia Critical Guides: Herman Melville, Moby Dick.

      Assembles extracts from essays, reviews and articles which take various views about this great novel. It starts with extracts from Melville's own letters and essays. Then there are early reviews of Moby Dick that set the scene for later critical...

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