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  • 100 Books that Changed the World, Hardcover
    A chronological survey of the world's most influential books. An exceptional collection of groundbreaking books - from scriptures that founded religion and scientific treatises that challenged beliefs, to novels that kick-started literary genres. NUME CARTE: 100 Books that Changed the World, Hardcov..
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  • 100 Greatest Literary Detectives, Hardcover
    A selection of the most interesting or notable fictional sleuths, chosen for their cultural importance, novelty or aesthetic quality. Insightful entries on such figures as Maigret, Holmes, Lord Peter Wimsey and Easy Rawlins. NUME CARTE: 100 Greatest Literary Detectives, HardcoverISBN: 1442278226PRET..
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  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Paperback
    A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the best fiction from around the world. This new update for 2012 includes 150 new images of original book covers and a complete list of major literary prize winners. Features more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels..
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  • 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, Paperback
    An intimate history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year that changed not only his fortunes but the course of literature. Brings the news, intrigue and flavour of the times together with wonderful detail about how Shakespeare worked as an actor, businessman and playwright, to create a..
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  • 52 Ways Of Looking At A Poem, Paperback
    Padel takes fifty-two of the poems discussed in her }Independent on Sunday{ column and suggests several ways for readers to enjoy them - for both new and seasoned verse enthusiasts. NUME CARTE: 52 Ways Of Looking At A Poem, PaperbackISBN: 0099429152PRET EDITURA: 83.99AUTOR(i): Ruth PadelEDITURA: Vin..
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  • A Book Lover's Diary, Hardcover
    ``I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.`` -- Oscar Wilde A Book Lover's Diary is a journal for noting personal discoveries from the books read and recording the books on a wish list. A Book Lover's Diary is a welcome companion during fo..
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  • A Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz, Paperback
    Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip franchise, the most successful of all time, forever changed the industry. For more than half a century, the endearing, witty insights brought to life by Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and Lucy have caused newspaper readers and television viewers across the glob..
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  • A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse, Paperback
    A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse contains the Old English texts of all the major short poems, such as 'The Battle of Maldon', 'The Dream of the Rood', 'The Wanderer' and 'The Seafarer', as well as a generous representation of the many important fragments, riddles and gnomic verses that survive from the..
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  • A History of Children's Books in 100 Books, Hardcover
    A History of Children's Books in 100 Books takes a global perspective and traces the development of the genre from ancient stories, such as Aesop's Fables and the Indian Panchatantra, through the Puritan primers of the 17th century to the Harry Potter series and books as technology. Taking the app..
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  • A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X, Paperback
    A Lie of Reinvention is a response to Manning Marable s biography of Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention. Marable s book was controversially acclaimed by some as his magna opus. At the same time, it was denounced and debated by others as a worthless read full of conjecture, errors, and without any new ..
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  • A Little Book on Form: An Exploration Into the Formal Imagination of Poetry, Paperback
    From the former U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner, an illuminating dissection of poetic form for students, enthusiasts, and newcomers alikeA Little Book on Form brilliantly synthesizes Hass's formidable gifts as both a poet and essayist. In it he takes up the central ..
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  • A Short History of Fantasy, Paperback
    Some of the earliest books ever written, including ``The Epic of Gilgamesh`` and the ``Odyssey,`` deal with monsters, marvels, extraordinary voyages, and magic, and this genre, known as fantasy, remained an essential part of European literature through the rise of the modern realist novel. Tracing t..
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  • A Whaler's Dictionary, Paperback
    Taking both form and inspiration from Ishmael s abandoned ``Cetalogical Dictionary,`` this highly original work muses on myth, representation, language, nature, consciousness, notions of spiritual quest, and other elements of Melville s masterpiece. From ``Accuracy`` to ``Wound,`` ``Adam`` to ``Void..
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  • About Poems: And How Poems are Not About, Paperback
    Includes seven lectures on contemporary poetry from one of Britain's leading poets. NUME CARTE: About Poems: And How Poems are Not About, PaperbackISBN: 1780373457PRET EDITURA: 75.99AUTOR(i): Anne StevensonEDITURA: Bloodaxe BooksCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Martie 2017DATA PUBLICARE: 2017..
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  • Accrington Pals, Paperback
    A poignant and harrowing play set in the early years of the First World War, as the country's jingoistic optimism starts to wane. NUME CARTE: Accrington Pals, PaperbackISBN: 1408137100PRET EDITURA: 62.99AUTOR(i): Peter WhelanEDITURA: Bloomsbury Publishing PLCCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Ianuarie ..
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  • Acting Companies and their Plays in Shakespeare's London, Paperback
    A comprehensive survey of the key acting companies of the early modern period offering a new perspective on how their demands affected the sort of plays being written. NUME CARTE: Acting Companies and their Plays in Shakespeare's London, PaperbackISBN: 1408146630PRET EDITURA: 136.99AUTOR(i): Siobhan..
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  • Adaptation and Appropriation, Paperback
    2nd edition. NUME CARTE: Adaptation and Appropriation, PaperbackISBN: 1138828998PRET EDITURA: 102.99AUTOR(i): Julie SandersEDITURA: Taylor and FrancisCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Noiembrie 2015DATA PUBLICARE: 2015FORMAT: 197x130x15..
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  • After Kathy Acker, Paperback
    The first authorised biography of punk writer Kathy Acker from the author of the bestselling }I Love Dick{. NUME CARTE: After Kathy Acker, PaperbackISBN: 0141986654PRET EDITURA: 75.99AUTOR(i): Chris KrausEDITURA: Penguin Books LtdCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Aprilie 2018DATA PUBLICARE: 2018FORMAT..
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  • Against, Paperback
    Published to coincide with a major world premier at the Almeida Theatre in London, this is a gripping new play from the American playwright. NUME CARTE: Against, PaperbackISBN: 1350045985PRET EDITURA: 62.99AUTOR(i): Christopher ShinnEDITURA: Bloomsbury Publishing PLCCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: A..
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  • Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making, Paperback
    Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks is the fascinating exploration of the contents of Agatha Christie's long hidden notebooks, including illustrations, analyses, and two previously unpublished Hercule Poirot short stories. Not only will Christie's legions of ardent fans find a treasure chest of new m..
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  • Agatha Christie: A Life in Theatre, Paperback
    Trade paperback. Lifting the lid on Agatha Agatha Christie's career as a stage writer, Green offers a revealing examination of how the Queen of Crime became the world's most successful and popular female playwright, with details of never-before-published scripts and stories. NUME CARTE: Agatha Chris..
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  • Age of Chaucer, Paperback
    Literary, historical and social contexts. NUME CARTE: Age of Chaucer, PaperbackISBN: 052152993XPRET EDITURA: 43.99AUTOR(i): Valerie AllenEDITURA: Cambridge University PressCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Ianuarie 2004DATA PUBLICARE: 2004FORMAT: 229x152x7..
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  • Airportness: The Nature of Flight, Paperback
    Airportness takes the reader on a single day's journey through all the routines and stages of an ordinary flight. From curbside to baggage, and pondering the minutes and hours of sitting in between, Christopher Schaberg contemplates the mundane world of commercial aviation to discover ``the nature o..
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  • Alan Bennett: Keeping On Keeping On, Audio
    Alan Bennett reads the latest published instalment of his diaries, as included in his new book, }Keeping On Keeping On{. Unabridged. 2 CDs. Run time: 2hrs 20mins. NUME CARTE: Alan Bennett: Keeping On Keeping On, AudioISBN: 1785297015PRET EDITURA: 100.99AUTOR(i): Alan BennettEDITURA: BBC AudiobooksCO..
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  • Alice in Brexitland, Hardcover
    Beautifully illustrated, this is a satirical retelling of }Alice In Wonderland{ following Brexit - with Trump as Humpty Dumpty, Nigel Farage as the Cheshire Cat and Theresa May as the Queen of Heartlessness. NUME CARTE: Alice in Brexitland, HardcoverISBN: 1785036963PRET EDITURA: 60.99AUTOR(i): Lucie..
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  • Alienation and Freedom, Hardcover
    The first English translation of the only remaining unpublished work by 20th century writer and philosopher Franz Fanon. NUME CARTE: Alienation and Freedom, HardcoverISBN: 1474250211PRET EDITURA: 113.99AUTOR(i): Frantz FanonEDITURA: Bloomsbury AcademicCOPERTA: CartonataDATA APARITIEI: Aprilie 2018DA..
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  • Alone of All Her Sex, Paperback
    New edition of Marina Warner's fascinating study of the cult of the Virgin Mary, with a new preface. Generously illustrated. NUME CARTE: Alone of All Her Sex, PaperbackISBN: 0198718780PRET EDITURA: 119.99AUTOR(i): Marina WarnerEDITURA: Oxford University PressCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Martie 20..
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  • Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium, Hardcover
    The Egypt that so enticed and enchanted intrepid archaeologist-sleuth Amelia Peabody in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a place of wonder, mystery, danger, and the lure of antiquity. Now, with this monumental volume of Egyptian culture, history, and esoterica, readers will be a..
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  • American Niceness: A Cultural History, Hardcover
    The cliche of the Ugly American--loud, vulgar, materialistic, chauvinistic--still expresses what people around the world dislike about their Yankee counterparts. Carrie Tirado Bramen recovers the history of a very different national archetype--the nice American--which has been central to ideas of U...
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  • An Irish Literature Reader: Poetry, Prose, Drama, Paperback
    In a volume that has become a standard text in Irish studies, editors Maureen O'Rourke Murphy and James MacKillop survey thirteen centuries of Irish literature, including old Irish epic and lyric poetry, Irish folksongs and a selection of nineteenth-century prose and poetry. For each author the edit..
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  • And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017, Paperback
    Upper Peninsula literature has traditionally been suppressed or minimized in Michigan anthologies and Michigan literature as a whole. Even the Upper Peninsula itself has been omitted from maps, creating a people and a place that have become in many ways ``ungeographic.`` These people and this place ..
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  • Anna Karenina Fix, Paperback
    The teachable moments and life guidance abundant throughout the great Russian novels are drawn attention to in this funny and fascinating book from the regular }Guardian{ and }The Pool{ contributor. NUME CARTE: Anna Karenina Fix, PaperbackISBN: 0241981271PRET EDITURA: 75.99AUTOR(i): Viv GroskopEDITU..
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  • Anna Karenina, Hardcover
    At its simplest, Anna Karenina is a love story. It is a portrait of a beautiful and intelligent woman whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties - to her marriage and to the network of relationships and moral values that bind the society around her. The love affair of A..
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  • Annotated Alice, Paperback
    An entertaining edition of }Alice's Adventures In Wonderland{ and }Through The Looking Glass{ that seeks to answer questions such as where did the Cheshire Cat get its grin? With line illustrations by John Tenniel. NUME CARTE: Annotated Alice, PaperbackISBN: 0140289291PRET EDITURA: 83.99AUTOR(i): Le..
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  • Anthony Powell, Hardcover
    Providing a fascinating insight into the world of early 20th century literary London, Spurling paints an intriguing portrait of the master novelist and well-connected socialite - Anthony Powell. NUME CARTE: Anthony Powell, HardcoverISBN: 0241143837PRET EDITURA: 189.99AUTOR(i): Hilary SpurlingEDITURA..
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  • Anthropocene Reading: Literary History in Geologic Times, Paperback
    Few terms have garnered more attention recently in the sciences, humanities, and public sphere than the Anthropocene, the proposed epoch in which a human ``signature`` appears in the lithostratigraphic record. Anthropocene Reading considers the implications of this concept for literary history and c..
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  • Antonin Artaud: Terminal Curses, Paperback
    Explores the newly-revealed set of 406 notebooks which Artaud used in the final years of his life in Paris. NUME CARTE: Antonin Artaud: Terminal Curses, PaperbackISBN: 0979984769PRET EDITURA: 68.99AUTOR(i): Stephen BarberEDITURA: University of Chicago PressCOPERTA: BrosataFORMAT: 229 x 155 x 10..
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  • Antony & Cleopatra (No Fear Shakespeare), Paperback
    Read Shakespeare in all its brilliance and actually understand what it means. Each No Fear Shakespeare contains the complete text of the original play, a line-by-line translation, a complete list of characters, and plenty of helpful commentary.No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Anton..
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  • Appointment in Arezzo, Hardcover
    Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Muriel Spark's birth in 2018, it contains entertaining anecdotes from her life and information from never-before-seen primary material. NUME CARTE: Appointment in Arezzo, HardcoverISBN: 1846973759PRET EDITURA: 98.99AUTOR(i): Alan TaylorEDITURA: Pol..
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  • Approaches to Teaching the Story of the Stone (Dream of the Red Chamber), Paperback
    The Story of the Stone (or Dream of the Red Chamber), a Chinese novel by Cao Xueqin and continued by Gao E, tells of an amazing garden, of a young man's choice between two beautiful women, of his journey toward enlightenment, and of the moral and financial decline of a powerful family. Published in ..
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  • Arden Introduction to Reading Shakespeare, Paperback
    A handbook for undergraduates looking for a suitable approach to close reading Shakespeare, broken down into seven chapters with each focusing on a single unit of dramatic composition. NUME CARTE: Arden Introduction to Reading Shakespeare, PaperbackISBN: 1472581024PRET EDITURA: 96.99AUTOR(i): ***EDI..
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  • Art of Love, Paperback
    A new edition of the classic poetry book, translated by Tom Payne and introduced by Hephzibah Anderson. Includes both }Ars Amatoria{ and the }Remedia Amoris{. Perfect for Valentine's Day. NUME CARTE: Art of Love, PaperbackISBN: 0099518821PRET EDITURA: 45.99AUTOR(i): OvidEDITURA: VintageCOPERTA: Bros..
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  • Art of Reading, Hardcover
    A tribute to the powers of reading, one of our most undervalued skills. Explains how we can read better, alongside some of the greatest readers, such as Borges, Plato and Woolf. It's an ideal gift for any avid reader. NUME CARTE: Art of Reading, HardcoverISBN: 1911344188PRET EDITURA: 75.99AUTOR(i): ..
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  • Aspects of the Novel, Paperback
    A collection of literary lectures by E.M. Forster, published in 1927, freely examining elements that all English-language novels have in common. NUME CARTE: Aspects of the Novel, PaperbackISBN: 0141441690PRET EDITURA: 75.99AUTOR(i): E M ForsterEDITURA: Penguin Books LtdCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI..
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  • Asterix Omnibus 9: Asterix and the Great Divide, Asterix and the Black Gold, Asterix and Son, Paperback
    This special collector's edition features books 25 to 27 in one fabulous volume, in paperback for the first time. In ASTERIX AND THE GREAT DIVIDE, can Asterix, Obelix and Getafix ensure a happy ending for star-crossed lovers Melodrama and Histrionix, whose fathers are rival chieftains? Watch out for..
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  • Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Paperback
    A new guide to Margaret Atwood's contemporary classic, covering all aspects of the novel. NUME CARTE: Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, PaperbackISBN: 0826426018PRET EDITURA: 90.99AUTOR(i): Gina WiskerEDITURA: Bloomsbury AcademicCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Mai 2010DATA PUBLICARE: 2010FORMAT: 222x150..
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  • Becoming Dickens, Paperback
    Rightly rejecting familiar accounts of Charles Dickens's life, Douglas-Fairhurst's biography shows us the forlorn and driven young Dickens who tried his hand at the law, journalism and acting before finally committing to a career as a writer. A ' revealing and groundbreaking study, which succeeds b..
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  • Beginning Theory, Paperback
    4th edition. An updated guide to those beginning to study literary and cultural theory, with expanded chapters and an overview of the subject. NUME CARTE: Beginning Theory, PaperbackISBN: 1526121794PRET EDITURA: 67.99AUTOR(i): Peter BarryEDITURA: Manchester University PressCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARI..
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