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The Moonstone (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Wilkie Collins
159308322X
August 2005
Paperback
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Classic WWI Aircraft Profiles Volume 1
Cerberus Publishing
1841451010
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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She (Oxford World's Classics)

0192835505


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Book Review
Ayesha is She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, a 2,000-year-old queen who rules a fabled lost city deep in a maze of African caverns. She has the occult wisdom of Isis, the eternal youth and beauty of Aphrodite, and the violent appetite of a lamia. Like A. Conan Doyle's Lost World, She is one of those magnificent Victorian yarns about an expedition to a far-off locale shadowed by magic, mystery, and death.

Tim Stout writes, in Horror: 100 Best Books, "As the plot takes hold one has the fancy that [Ayesha] had always existed, in some dark dimension of the imagination, and that [H. Rider] Haggard was the fortunate author to whom she chose to reveal herself." Haggard did, in fact, write this book in a six-week burst of feverish inspiration: "It came faster than my poor aching hand could set it ...



The Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett : Volume III of The Grove Centenary Editions (Works of Samuel Beckett the Grove Centenary Editions)
Samuel Beckett, et al
0802118194
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Edited by Paul Auster, this four–volume set of Beckett's canon has been designed by award winner Laura Lindgren. Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, the four hardcover volumes have been specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett's works. Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultation with Beckett scholars C. J. Ackerley and S. E. Gontarski.

"I am always deeply puzzled when people say of Beckett, 'Oh, he's so difficult!'–or avant garde, or complex, or . . . ambiguous. It is the profoundest nonsense, for Beckett is perhaps the most naturalistic playwright I know of, as well as the clearest and least obscure. The 'obscurity' resides in the assumption of obscurity. I know that if Beckett's outdoor...


Utopia (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Thomas More
1593082444
May 2005
Paperback
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British Writers Classics
Jay Parini
0684312530
Dec 2002
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Scribner launches a new literature reference source with this volume, accompaniment to its well-established British Writers series. While that series focus on writers, the new one concentrates on works. The firts volume contains extensive essays on 20 literary classics in various genres, selected after researching the curriculum and consulting with professors. Although many of the choices, such as Great Expectations, are unsurprising, others, such as Middlemarch and Tristram Shandy, are not typically given to beginning students of literature, reflecting the fact that the new series is intended for a somewhat advanced audience. An essay of around 20 pages in length is devoted to each classic and enhanced by a chronology of events in the author's life and a select bibliography of primary and secondary...


Vanity Fair (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
William Makepeace Thackeray
1593080719
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
“I think I could be a good woman, if I had five thousand a year,” observes beautiful and clever Becky Sharp, one of the wickedest—and most appealing—women in all of literature. Becky is just one of the many fascinating figures that populate William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel Vanity Fair, a wonderfully satirical panorama of upper-middle-class life and manners in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Scorned for her lack of money and breeding, Becky must use all her wit, charm and considerable sex appeal to escape her drab destiny as a governess. From London’s ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo, the bewitching Becky works her wiles on a gallery of memorable characters, including her lecherous employer, Sir Pitt, his rich sister, Miss Crawley, and...


Seven Pillars of Wisdom : A Triumph
T.E. Lawrence
0385418957
June 1, 1991
Paperback
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Book Review
This is the exciting and highly literate story of the real Lawrence of Arabia, as written by Lawrence himself, who helped unify Arab factions against the occupying Turkish army, circa World War I. Lawrence has a novelist's eye for detail, a poet's command of the language, an adventurer's heart, a soldier's great story, and his memory and intellect are at least as good as all those. Lawrence describes the famous guerrilla raids, and train bombings you know from the movie, but also tells of the Arab people and politics with great penetration. Moreover, he is witty, always aware of the ethical tightrope that the English walked in the Middle East and always willing to include himself in his own withering insight.

Book Description
The monumental work that assured T.E. Lawrence's place...


British Writers Classics
Jay Parini
0684312697
June 2003
Hardcover
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Review
ARBA : "...written in a simple style and the terminology is designed for high school students and college undergraduates, the general reader will also find the volume easy and enjoyable to use."
--ARBA (2004)

Book Description
This title in the Scribner Writers Series covers 19 of the most influential works of British literature in each volume. Written in a clear, jargon-free style by experts in the field, essays cover individual works of British fiction exploring the themes, characterization, use of language and other nuances of these enduring pieces of literature. Volume 2 includes coverage of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway", J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre", Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Grey" and...


The Prince and the Pauper (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Mark Twain
1593082185
December 2004
Paperback
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British Writers Classics 3
Charles Scribners & Sons Publishing
0684313103
Dec 2005
Hardcover
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The Poems, Short Fiction, and Criticism of Samuel Beckett : Volume IV of The Grove Centenary Editions
Samuel Beckett, et al
0802118208
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Edited by Paul Auster, this four–volume hardcover set of Beckett's canon has been designed by award-winner Laura Lindgren. Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, these books are specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett's works. Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultation with Beckett scholars C. J. Ackerley and S. E. Gontarski.

"[Beckett] settled on philosophical comedy as the medium for his uniquely anguished, arrogant, self-doubting, scrupulous temperament. In the popular mind his name is associated with the mysterious Godot who may or may not come but for whom we wait anyhow. In this he seemed to define the mood of an age. But his range is wider than that, and his achievement far greater. Beckett...


British Writers Classics 4
Charles Scribners & Sons Publishing
0684313111
Dec 2005
Hardcover
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Utopia (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Thomas More
1593083696
November 2005
Hardcover
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Under the Greenwood Tree (Oxford World's Classics)
Thomas Hardy, Simon Gatrell
0192835173
July 22, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
This edition presents a critically established text based on comparisons of every revised version. Hardy placed this tale among his Novels of Character and Environment, a group which is held to include his most characteristic work.

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"Under the Greenwood Tree is Thomas Hardy's one and only rural idyll, a startling contrast to his other Wessex tales. In Mellstock, its surrounding farms and woodlands, the story interweaves the lingering courtship of Dick Dewy and sweet Fancy Day with the battle for survival of the old Mellstock String Choir - the last in the county - against the mechanical church organ of the new vicar, the Reverend Maybold. Under the Greenwood Tree appears to be pastoral romance at its most sunlit and good humoured, and has been called the...


Vanity Fair (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
William Makepeace Thackeray
1593083653
September 2005
Hardcover
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The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen (Six Volume Set)
Jane Austen, R. W. Chapman
0192547070
November 17, 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
"R.W. Chapman's fine new edition has, among its other merits, the advantage of waking the Jane Austenite up.... The novels continue to live their own wonderful internal life...freshened and enriched by contact with the life of facts. His illustrations are beyond all praise."--E.M. Forster,
Abinger Harvest. This beautiful set provides the definitive text of Austen's six great comic masterpieces and her minor works (the latter include three high-spirited efforts written at about age fifteen; a charming fragment, The Watsons, which has been thought to be a sketch for Emma; and a
tantalizing fragment, Sanditon, written in the last year of her life). All six volumes feature splendid early 19th-century illustrations as well as Chapman's detailed explanatory notes. Chapman has collated all the editions published in...


British Classics
Stephen Duro
0711968500
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The rich heritage of British music over the ages arranged for intermediate piano solo. Twenty selections include: Rondo From Abdelazer, by Purcell; Trumpet Voluntary, by Clarke; Pomp And Circumstance No. 1, by Elgar; and The Lamb, by Tavener.


The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Unabridged Classics Series)
Howard Pyle
1402725035
October 2005
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
Howard Pyle's 1902 retelling of the English classic captures all the mystery, language, and legend of the early days of King Arthur. Pyle's collection begins with King Arthur's parents and Merlin's prophecy of his birth. It continues through the king's childhood, marriage, and creation of the Round Table. Stuart Langston offers a respectful and entertaining interpretation, with only slight characterization and light dramatization. His mastery of Old English formality transcends its intimidation factor, and the listener soon becomes blissfully unaware of all the "forsooth's" and "foreby's" throughout the text. The old stories take on a fresh vitality under Langston's skillful touch and leave us looking for the next volume. R.P.L. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland,...


Retold British Classics
PLC Editors
0812454626
Aug 1987
Hardcover
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Wide Sargasso Sea: A Novel (Norton Paperback Fiction)
Jean Rhys
0393308804
August 19, 1992
Paperback
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Book Review
In 1966 Jean Rhys reemerged after a long silence with a novel called Wide Sargasso Sea. Rhys had enjoyed minor literary success in the 1920s and '30s with a series of evocative novels featuring women protagonists adrift in Europe, verging on poverty, hoping to be saved by men. By the '40s, however, her work was out of fashion, too sad for a world at war. And Rhys herself was often too sad for the world--she was suicidal, alcoholic, troubled by a vast loneliness. She was also a great writer, despite her powerful self-destructive impulses.

Wide Sargasso Sea is the story of Antoinette Cosway, a Creole heiress who grew up in the West Indies on a decaying plantation. When she comes of age she is married off to an Englishman, and he takes her away from the only place she has known--a house with a garden where "the paths were...



British Film Institute Film Classics
Rob White
1579583288
June 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
In 1982 the British Film Institute (BFI) compiled a list of 360 classic films produced throughout the world from 1914 to 1981. After initiating a project to build an archive of perfect prints of these films, in 1992 the BFI began to publish a series of monographs providing an introduction to each film. Now, the first 50 titles issued in the BFI Film Classics series have been brought together in this compilation. Arranged chronologically by the year of each film's release, the volumes contain 25 essays apiece, beginning with Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920) in volume 1, and ending with Annie Hall (1977) in volume 2. Authored by a variety of well-known writers, including Richard Schickel, Camille Paglia, and Salman Rushdie, the commentaries are individualistic rather than following any set criteria...


The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (Unabridged Classics Series)
Howard Pyle
1402714564
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who, with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a company specializing in design and illustration for theater and performing arts. Their projects often involve research into the visual aspects of historical settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for the illustrations.

Scott created these drawings in scratchboard ­ an engraving medium which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories. Scratchboard is an illustration board with a specifically prepared surface of hard white chalk. A thin layer of black ink is rolled over the surface, and lines are drawn by hand with a sharp knife by scraping through the ink layer to expose...


Lancelot Andrewes : Selected Sermons and Lectures
Lancelot Andrewes, Peter McCullough
0198187742
February 2, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the first annotated critical edition of works of Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626), a writer recognized by literary critics, historians, and theologians as one of the most important figures in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. Peter McCullough, a leading expert on religious writing in the
early modern period, presents fourteen complete sermons and lectures preached by Andrewes across the whole range of his adult career, from Cambridge in the 1580s to the court of James I and VI in the 1620s. Through a radical reassessment of Andrewes's life, influence, and surviving texts, the editor
presents Andrewes as his contemporaries saw, heard, and read him, and as scholars are increasingly recognizing him: one of the most subtle, yet radical critics of mainstream Elizabethan Protestantism, and a literary artist of...


A Little Princess (Classic Starts Series)
Retold by Tania Zamorsky
1402712758
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve--all at an incomparable price.

Poor Sara Crewe. Once upon a time her beloved father pampered and adored her. But ever since he died, leaving her alone and penniless, she's been caught in the cruel clutches of Miss Minchin, the headmistress at the Select Seminary for Young Ladies, where Sara once studied. But no matter how terrible things get, Sara always has her imagination and goodness of heart to carry her through. This timeless tale of a poor orphan has won children's hearts for a century--and...


Six Centuries of Great Poetry
Robert Penn Warren
0440213835
Oct 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Uniquely comprehensive...highly readable...the definitive collection of classic lyric poetry.

From Shakespeare's wise music to Marvell's profundity and wit...from the Romantics' passionate view of man and woman and nature to twentieth-centur poets' confused searching, this outstanding one-volume collection brings us the profound, soul-nourishing experience of great poetry.

Brilliantly selected and arranged by renowned literary masters Robert Penn Warren and Albert Erskine, the poems here reflect the genius of six centuries of poets.  It is the finest anthology of lyric poetry ever published.

"Truth" by Geoffrey Chaucer
"Ophelia's Song" by William Shakespeare
"The Canonization" by John Donne
"To Heaven" by Ben Jonson
"Ode on...


Fifty Classic British Films, 1932-1982
Anthony Slide
0486248607
June 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
200 striking photographs, in-depth commentaries, plot synposes, contemporary reviews, etc. of 50 British classics from yesterday and today. Preface. Text. Alphabetical list of films. Bibliography.


Defining the World : The Extraordinary Story of Dr Johnson's Dictionary
Henry Hitchings
0374113025
October 19, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For the 250th anniversary of Dr. Samuel Johnson's most famous achievement, Hitchings's charming philology-as-biography shows Johnson to be no mere compiler of words but, as he himself put it, "a writer of dictionaries." Authoritative dictionaries for French and Italian were compiled by official academies, but English's first proper dictionary fell to a university dropout and failed provincial schoolmaster turned Grub Street hack—long before he became the Great Cham. The work began as a purely commercial venture at the suggestion of a bookseller-publisher, Johnson labored under less than ideal conditions, assisted only by a group of eclectic and eccentric amanuenses, and burdened by his wife's declining health and his own melancholia. In the end, his four-volume, 20-pound opus defined more than 42,773 common...


Paradise Lost (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
John Milton
1593083645
September 2005
Hardcover
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The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, et al
0393059162
November 30, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Sherlockians and more casual Holmes fans alike will delight in this comprehensive edition of the 56 original short adventures featuring the world's first private consulting detective. Modeling his efforts on William S. Baring-Gould's 1968 Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Klinger (The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library) packs as many extras into these two volumes as a special director's cut DVD: detailed essays on subjects as diverse as the Boer War and the history of rugby, illuminating citations to early drafts of Doyle's original manuscripts,and full discussions of the numerous theories developed over more than a century concerning ambiguities, contradictions and unresolved issues in the stories. Those new to such scholarship will be fascinated by the sophisticated multidisciplined approach, much of it based on close...

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