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Dracula (The Collector's Library)
Bram Stoker
0760748616
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client's castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck; and a lunatic asylum inmate raves about the imminent arrival of his 'Master'. In the ensuing battle of wits between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries, Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing into questions of identity, sanity and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire." For this completely updated edition, Maurice Hindle has revised his introduction, list of further reading and notes, and added two appendices: Stoker's essay on censorship and his interview with Winston Churchill,...


Imagined Dialogues
Gordana P. Crnkovic
0810117185
Oct 1999
Paperback
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The Coasts of Bohemia: A Czech History
Derek Sayer
069105052X
February 28, 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
In The Winter's Tale, a play of 1610, William Shakespeare gave a coastline to Bohemia, a landlocked country. Three hundred and twenty-eight years later, his compatriot Neville Chamberlain would call a brewing war in Czechoslovakia, as the country was called, "a quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing." As Canadian scholar Sayer writes, knowingly, Bohemia eventually got its coastline, one "guarded by minefields, barbed-wire fences, and tall watchtowers with machine guns," while the West took little notice. The general ignorance of all things Czech would cost Europe dearly, for conflagrations from the Thirty Years War to World War II (and even sparks that might have ignited World War III) have begun in the tiny country known by many names---Czechoslovakia, Bohemia, Moravia....


Dracula
Bram Stoker
0486411095
April 2000
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up?A naive young Englishman travels to Transylvania to do business with a client, Count Dracula. After showing his true and terrifying colors, Dracula boards a ship for England in search of new, fresh blood. Unexplained disasters begin to occur in the streets of London before the mystery and the evil doer are finally put to rest. Told in a series of news reports from eyewitness observers to writers of personal diaries, this has a ring of believability that counterbalances nicely with Dracula's too-macabre-to-be-true exploits. An array of voices from talented actors makes for interesting variety. The generous use of sound effects, from train whistles to creaking doors, adds further atmosphere. Lovers of mysteries and horror will find rousing entertainment in this version of a classic tale.?Carol Katz,...


The Emergence of the English Author : Scripting the Life of the Poet in Early Modern England (Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture)
Kevin Pask, et al
0521481554
August 8, 1996
Hardcover
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Review
'... a theoretically well-informed and valuable study.' Forum for Modern Language Studies
'This eloquently written and informative book will surely come to be regarded as essential reading for all those interested in the development of the concept of poetic authorship in early modern England.' New Theatre Quarterly

Review
"Pask presents a well-written, original, and insightful study....this book is a valuable contribution to the Cambridge series." J.S. Carducci, Choice

"The Emergence of the English Author begins with a postmodern recognition of the author as a construct, examines the implications of this concept through a detailed cultural-historical study of several canonized English Authors, and through this process, raises provocative questions. It will be of interest to...



The Captive Mind (Vintage International)
Czeslaw Milosz
0679728562
August 11, 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
The best known prose work by the winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature examines the moral and intellectual conflicts faced by men and women living under totalitarianism of the left or right.

Language Notes
Text: English, Polish (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A Tomb for Boris Davidovich (Eastern European Literature Series)
Danilo Kis
1564782735
May 2001
Paperback
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Publishers Weekly
"A portrait of a country and a people in turmoil, of how Communism both creates and devours its sons."

Susan Sontag, Partisan Review
"Kis is one of the major writers of the second half of the century. . . . Kis preserves the honor of literature."

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Dracula
Bram Stoker
0316014818
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
First published in 1897, this masterpiece of horror and suspense became an instant bestseller, transcending generation, language and culture to become one of the most perennially popular novels ever written. Now, Dracula is strikingly repackage to include a foreword by Elizabeth Kostova, author of the instant #1 New York Times bestseller The Historian. Bram Stoker has created a horrific and bleak allegorical saga of an eternally cursed being whose malevolent deeds reflect the questions of identity, sanity, morality, sexuality and desire that plagued Victorian society—and continue to plague the modern world.


The Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor : Byzantine and Near Eastern History, AD 284-813
Theophanes the Confessor, et al
0198225687
July 10, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Theophanes the Confessor (d.818) was a Byzantine abbot who fell victim to the Iconoclastic persecution. The Chronicle that goes under his name, written in Greek, is here translated in full for the first time, together with an introduction and commentary. It provides a unique source for the
history of the Byzantine Empire to AD 813, as well as the history of the Persians, Arabs, Bulgarians, and other neighboring peoples.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek


Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia
Bruce Murphy (Editor)
006270110X
October 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
What does it mean to have the voice of a stentor? Where is John o'Groat's House? Ever heard of a beast epic, or the Jindyworobak Movement? And what is the origin of the word "abracadabra"?

The answers lie in this delicious reference that anyone interested in humility should have; just glimpsing it on the shelf reminds one of how very much there is that one does not know. The thousands of entries in Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia cover anything and nearly everything having to do with literature. The book includes biographies of authors, summaries of books and plays, depictions of characters and mythological figures, explications of literary terms and movements, and, well, a whole bunch of other irresistible stuff that is somewhat quirky and utterly engrossing. (For the curious: a stentor's...



CliffsNotes on Conrad's Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer
Daniel Moran
0764585843
June 19, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

In CliffsNotes on The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer, you come to understand how each of these stories deals with the "dark side" of the human character. Heart of Darkness is a journey up the Congo River to where an ivory agent, Kurtz, has succumbed to human weakness and evil, and has disintegrated into a grotesque creature. The Secret Sharer is an allegorical examination of a timid man who struggles to stifle the more physical and dangerous part of himself. Eventually, he resolves this duality and...



Dracula: Authoritative Text Contexts Reviews and Reactions Dramatic and Film Variations Criticism
Bram Stoker
0393970124
January 1997
Textbook Paperback
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Book Review
Dracula is one of the few horror books to be honored by inclusion in the Norton Critical Edition series. (The others are Frankenstein, The Turn of the Screw, Heart of Darkness, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Metamorphosis.) This 100th-anniversary edition includes not only the complete authoritative text of the novel with illuminating footnotes, but also four contextual essays, five reviews from the time of publication, five articles on dramatic and film variations, and seven selections from literary and academic criticism. Nina Auerbach of the University of Pennsylvania (author of Our Vampires, Ourselves) and horror scholar David J. Skal (author of Hollywood Gothic, The Monster Show, and Screams of Reason) are the editors of the volume. Especially...


The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780 (The New Cambridge History of English Literature)
John Richetti (Editor)
0521781442
January 6, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
'The volume is reliable and stimulating. It will have a long life as a work of reference, and is an excellent indication of the current state of the subject.' Forum for Modern Language Studies

Review
"Like the others in this set, this volume provides a comprehensive survey of authors and literary genres by focusing on a narrative account of what a variety of individual scholars regard as the most signifiacnt features of their subjects."
-American Reference Books Annual

"In briefly reflecting on a volume as compendious as this one it is needless to say how much of interest and value it contains that I haven't been able even to allude to. The centurial significance of the Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780, its status as the first of its kind since George Saintsbury...



Dracula
Bram Stoker
0786180404
March 2005
Compact Disc
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Book Description
The Dracula mythology has inspired a vast subculture, but the story has never been better told than by Bram Stoker. His myth is powerful because it allows evil to remain mysterious. The high virtue of Lucy can simply be drained away, like her blood, and scientific skill cannot resist the dreadful potency of the undead. Only the old magic is effective against the Count's appalling power.


Before Orientalism : London's Theatre of the East, 1576-1626 (Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture)
Richmond Barbour, et al
052165047X
October 16, 2003
Hardcover
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Review
'Barbour's narrative is always elegant and his analysis shrewd and erudite. ... The book is liberally illustrated throughout and provides pictorial indices to the construction of the Orient in the imagination. It is a welcome book in the Cambridge series Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture, and it opens up new terrain for orientalist studies that rarely go back further than the eighteenth century.' Journal of Theatre Research International

Review
"Barbour's work is an important contribution to colonial discourse analysis and the (orientalized?) cultural history of the early modern period." Sixteenth Century Journal

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The Cambridge Companion to Spenser (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
Andrew Hadfield (Editor)
0521645700
June 18, 2001
Paperback
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Review
'This valuable compendium of synoptic essays includes well-measured contributions from leading figures in the field: Richard Rambuss, Richard McCabe, Willy Maley and Hadfield himself ... they offer carefully calibrated accounts of the complexity of late Elizabethan Anglo-irish affairs and timely reminders of the need to read literary texts in their own terms. The Companion as a whole gives an excellent sense of Spenser's strange position simultaneously at the very centre and the extreme margin of his culture, with one foot in the court and the other on distant Irish soil.' Times Literary Supplement

Review
"...first-rate...powerful scholarly contributors." Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance

"The introduction and 13 original essays makes this collection one of the most important...



Lotus Sutra
Burton Watson
0231081618
March 1994
Paperback
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From Library Journal
A third-century Mahayana text, this is used and revered in several traditions. It contains the essential teachings of Mahayana, stressing the doctrine of the transcendental nature of the Buddha, the ideal of the Boddhisattva, and the possibility of universal liberation. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Victor Mair
Burton Watson's felicitous rendition of The Lotus Sutra captures superbly well the literary essence of the Chinese text. Considering the manifold complexities and beauties of the work, this is a stunning achievement.

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Dracula (Signet Classic Series)
Bram Stoker
0451523377
October 1997
Mass Market Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up?A naive young Englishman travels to Transylvania to do business with a client, Count Dracula. After showing his true and terrifying colors, Dracula boards a ship for England in search of new, fresh blood. Unexplained disasters begin to occur in the streets of London before the mystery and the evil doer are finally put to rest. Told in a series of news reports from eyewitness observers to writers of personal diaries, this has a ring of believability that counterbalances nicely with Dracula's too-macabre-to-be-true exploits. An array of voices from talented actors makes for interesting variety. The generous use of sound effects, from train whistles to creaking doors, adds further atmosphere. Lovers of mysteries and horror will find rousing entertainment in this version of a classic tale.?Carol Katz,...


Historical Dictionary of Armenia (Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East)
Rouben Paul Adalian
0810843374
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This Dictionary paints a compelling portrait of Armenia and its people. While other works on Armenian history require multiple volumes, this resource captures a vast amount of history in just one. By broadly covering the early history and focusing on more recent events, the author provides readers a way to unravel many of the complexities that arise in the study of this intricate country and its, sometimes confusing, history.


Martyrdom and Literature in Early Modern England
Susannah Brietz Monta
0521844983
April 4, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Monta's wide-ranging study is itself engaging and enlightening." Daniel Boice

"...Susannah Brietz Monta's book, like all the best recent work on the topic, has progressed past anatomizing and hysteria...her study level-headedly accepts that martyrs tended to behave in an exemplary manner, and sets out to ask how and why." Times Literary Supplement, Alison Shell

Book Description
Martyrdom and Literature in Early Modern England is the first literary study to compare how Protestant and Catholic martyrs were represented during the Reformation, the most intense period of religious persecution in English history. Through its focus on martyrs, it argues that Catholic and Protestant texts are produced by dialogue, even competition, with texts across the religious divide, rather than...


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