The William Makepeace Thackeray Library

Author: Richard Pearson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315471639
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First published in 1996, The William Makepeace Thackeray Library is a collection of works written by and about the novelist. This sixth volume contains the work of Lewis Melville, one of the most productive biographers and critics of Thackeray at the turn of the 20th century. Richard Pearson’s helpful introduction not only provides additional information on the biographer himself, but also analyses the text and tracks its development over time. This book will be of interest to those studying Thackeray and nineteenth-century literature.

The Other House

Author: Henry James
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9780940322325
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"Three women seek to secure the affections of one man, while he, in turn, tries to satisfy them all."--Cover.

Cultivating Political And Public Identity

Author: Rodney Barker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526114585
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Public and political life can no longer be seen as simply the pursuit of material gain or even as the struggle for enough food and shelter by which to live. The interests which people pursue are shaped by the identities which they both inherit and cultivate. In generating identities,everything is important, from clothing to cuisine, from architecture to language, and to understand why and how people associate in groups and communities, and why they compete and conflict with each other, every aspect of identity has to be taken seriously. Whatever secrets may remain in people'sminds or souls, who they are socially is what they say, what they eat, and how they live.This book is ideal reading for students, lecturers, and the general reader interested in the importance of identity in public life, and in the inherent political momentum in identity cultivation to both equality and inequality simultaneously

Dolly Dialogues

Author: Anthony Hope
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 1421831236
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There's ingratitude for you! Miss Dolly Foster exclaimed suddenly. "Where!" I asked, rousing myself from meditation. She pointed to a young man who had just passed where we sat. He was dressed very smartly, and was walking with a lady attired in the height of the fashion. "I made that man," said Dolly, "and now he cuts me dead before the whole of the Row! It's atrocious. Why, but for me, do you suppose he'd be at this moment engaged to three thousand a year and-and the plainest girl in London?" "Not that," I pleaded; "think of-" "Well, very plain anyhow. I was quite ready to bow to him. I almost did." "In fact you did?" "I didn't. I declare I didn't." "Oh, well, you didn't then. It only looked like it."

The Art Of Fiction

Author: David Lodge
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448137799
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In this entertaining and enlightening collection David Lodge considers the art of fiction under a wide range of headings, drawing on writers as diverse as Henry James, Martin Amis, Jane Austen and James Joyce. Looking at ideas such as the Intrusive Author, Suspense, the Epistolary Novel, Magic Realism and Symbolism, and illustrating each topic with a passage taken from a classic or modern novel, David Lodge makes the richness and variety of British and American fiction accessible to the general reader. He provides essential reading for students, aspiring writers and anyone who wants to understand how fiction works.

Leonardo S Mountain Of Clams

Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409000389
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Stephen Jay Gould's writing remains the modern standard by which popular science writing is judged. Ever since the last 1970s, his monthly essay in Natural History and his full-length books have bridged the yawning gap between science and the wider culture. This fascinating new collection of essays contains some of Gould's bestw riting on a variety of subjects ranging from Leonardo da Vinci and Martin Luther to fossils and the history of science. As always, these essays brillantly display his gift for colloquial and vivid explanation, and include fascinating oddities from the natural world and the printed word.

Crotchet Castle

Author: Thomas Love Peacock
Publisher: Castrovilli Giuseppe
ISBN:
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A satirical romance, concerning young Mr Crotchet's unfortunate love affairs with Mrs Touchandgo and Lady Clarinda during an extended house-party.

Clouds Above The Hill

Author: Shiba Ryōtarō
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135083800
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Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Best-selling author Shiba Ryōtarō devoted an entire decade of his life to this extraordinary blockbuster, which features Japan's emerging onto the world stage by the early years of the twentieth century. In Volume II, Meiji Japan is on a collision course with Russia, as Russian troops stationed in Manchuria ignore repeated calls to withdraw. Admiral Tōgō leads a blockade and subsequent skirmish at the strategically vital and heavily fortified Port Arthur, whilst Yoshifuru’s cavalry in Manchuria maneuvers for position as it approaches the Russian Army lines. The two armies clash at the battle of Liaoyang, where Japan seals a victory which shocks the world. Anyone curious as to how the "tiny, rising nation of Japan" was able to fight so fiercely for its survival should look no further. Clouds above the Hill is an exciting, human portrait of a modernizing nation that goes to war and thereby stakes its very existence on a desperate bid for glory in East Asia.

The Eighteen Nineties

Author: Holbrook Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781911204923
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This remains the classic and sparkling survey of the great awakening of culture in the 1890s. Indeed, it is a book almost as well-known as many of the works of art, literature and people it describes and evaluates. It is quite unambiguously the standard work on the raffish, scandalous, tempestuous 'yellow nineties' of Wilde, Beardsley, Beerbohm and the rest.