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Letters Between Samuel Butler and Miss Savage

By: N/A

Price: $29.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 1935

Seller ID: 008877


380pp, spotting to compressed edge & throughout. Butler had known Eliza Savage for many a year before their relations turned from frosty to friendly - both were avid letter keepers & this collection focuses on their correspondence 1871 to 85, the year of her death. Butler based a character on her in The Way of all Flesh. View more info

THE WAY TO WRITE FOR CHILDREN

By: Aiken Joan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Elm Treet Books, London: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007913


Very Good condition. "Advice on plot construction, character and importance of inessential detail; discusses humour and fantasy and touches on the vexed question of the moral message." View more info

ENGLISH-MAORI DICTIONARY

By: Biggs Bruce

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New Zealand, A.H. & A.W. REED: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 008273


Internally clean white pages, boards stained. English - Maori Dictionary . Includes notes on grammar, and pronunciation. View more info

THE COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF SHAKESPEARE QUOTATIONS

By: Browning D.C.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New Orchard Editions Ltd. UK: 1986

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 003075


Unclipped Price, As New Condition, A complete reference to the quotations of Shakespeare, as well as a full index to the key words and salient points of each quotation or extract. View more info

A WITHERED NOSEGAY: THREE COD PIECES

By: Coward Noel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Methuen: 1984

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 006735


Very Good condition. The first in a series of three, consisting of ten comedic memoirs of unlikely royal personages, such as Donna Isabella Angelica Y'Bananas. View more info

A STUDY OF LITERATURE; For Readers and Critics

By: Daiches David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch, London:

Seller ID: 002242


Name in front, some study notes in pencil, a few numbers written on back of dust jacket. View more info

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The Outline Of Literature

By: Drinkwater, John (ed) & Shipp, Horace (rev)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: UK, George Newnes: 1966

Seller ID: 011769


872pp, approx 1.5kg to post The Outline Of Literature, edited by John Drinkwater and revised by Horace Shipp. Covers the history of literature from the earliest times (in overview) through to World War II with some less detailed overviews of 50's authors added in by Shipp. Quite in-depth and covers European and American authors as well as giving an overview of Greek and Roman works. Chapters on; *THE FIRST BOOK IN THE WORLD *HOMER *THE BIBLE *SACRED BOOKS OF THE EAST*GR... View more info

OF PLACES AND POETRY

By: Fitzgerald Robert D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Univerisity of Queensland Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002398


Robert Fitzgerald's recollections of his family origins in Ireland, his association with Australian literary figures, his time spent in France and his experiences as a surveyor in pre-war Fiji. View more info

THE READING GROUP HANDBOOK

By: Jacobsohn Rachel W.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Hyperion New York: 1998

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 008244


Everything you need to know to start your own book club. Very well researched and presented View more info

The compassionate satirist: Ben Jonson and his imperfect World

By: Joseph Allen Bryant

Price: $24.00

Publisher: USA, University of Georgia Press: 1972

Seller ID: 009872


The book ooks at Johnston's career & in particular 8 plays. 196 clean white well bound pp, plastic over dj. View more info

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A Reader's Guide to the Contemporary English Novel

By: Karl, Frederick

Price: $14.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson: 1970

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 011838


In this study, Frederick R. Karl defines and evaluates the main movements in the English novel beginning with Joyce. Karl devotes separate chapters to the works of C. P. Snow, Samuel Beckett, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Graham Greene, Lawrence Durrell, Elizabeth Bowen and others. Karl also looks at prominent authors & their take on the novel genre eg: Amis, Murdoch, Powell, Spark & more. 304 pristine pp & a whisker under 500g to post. View more info

NOT IN FRONT OF THE GROWN-UPS

By: Lurie Alison

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cardinal, London: 1991

Seller ID: 004126


"With sparkling logic and originality, Lurie looks at authors who have written with dangerous directness to the young: E. Nesbit with her socialist solutions to the problems in the cabbage patch and Frances Hodgson Burnett with radical views of psychology in The Secret Barden..." Plus many other authors mentioned including Beatrix Potter, James Barrie, Tolkein, Lewis Carroll and T.H. WHITE. View more info

A SENSE OF PLACE in the New Literatures in English

By: Nightingale Peggy, Edited By

Price: $35.00

Publisher: University of Queensland Press, Australia: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 002251


"A Sense of Place reconsiders earlier notions of place in the criticism of New Literatures in English, and also brings together new ideas and offers new insights in a context of "Commitment ot the idea that literature makes no general sense without its specific environment." View more info

JOURNAL OF A WIFE: The Early Diary of Abais Nin 1923-1927

By: Nin Anais

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Quartet Books, London: 1986

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001914


"This is a moving, heartbreaking, yet exhilarating self-portrait of a woman's life in a period of painful growth". Publishers Weekly , owner stamp in front. View more info

TOLKIEN'S ART; 'A MYTHOLOGY FOR ENGLAND'

By: Nitzsche Jane Chance

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1980

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007605


Very Good condition. "Nitzsche discusses not only such classics as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Simarillion, but focuses on Tolkien's minor works as well, tracing in detail the sources and influences- from pagan epic to Christian legend- which formed the foundation of Tolkien's masterpieces, his 'mythology for England'." View more info

Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English

By: Ousby, Ian

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 008741


owner name inside cover, book clean, tight & white. Derived from the parent Guide to Literature in English, this volume offers in concise form over 4,000 entries on literature in English from cultures throughout the world. Writers and major works from the UK and the USA are represented, as are those from Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, India, and Africa. The coverage is broad - from the classics of English literature to the best of modern writing. Additionally, the Gui... View more info

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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 8 from Formalism to Poststructuralism

By: Selden, Raman (ed)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press: 2005

Seller ID: 009173


This volume deals with the hotly debated areas of literary theory: those developing in Europe but having their main impact in the Anglo-American world of academic lit studies, whose course they have fundamentally redirected. This engages with the history of the 20th century's most profound and extensive set of cross-cultural movements. 487 clean, white tightly bound pp. View more info

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

By: Shakespear, Edited By Lever J.W.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Methuen, London: 1965

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 002252


"In the conviction that the First Folio of Measure for Measure was printed from a transcript of Shakespear's own draft of the play, without any significant alteration by other hands, Dr. Lever has based his edition on that text. The Apendices contain a selection of representative source material, including the first recorded account of the "Corrupt Magistrate" story in a letter written from Vienna in 1547." View more info

HEROINES: A Contemporary Anthology of Australian Women Writers

By: Spender Dale, Edited By

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin, Australia: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003163


Very good condition, inscription in front. "An innovative anthology that brings together an unexpected group of writers and reflects the directions of contemporary Australian culture." Includes reflections from 22 Australian women writers. View more info

THE BROAD STREAM

By: Stewart Douglas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Australia: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002240


PERSPECTIVES IN AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE "An excellent collection of essays on the work of a wide range of Australian writers and poets by Douglas Stewart, highly regarded poet, playwright, literary critic and editor" Australian writers and poets include Judith Wright, Patrick White, Hugh McCrae, Christina Stead, Kenneth Slessor and Robert D. FitzGerald. View more info