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The Jane Austen Rules

(Available October 14, 2014)
The Jane Austen Rules
Written by Sinead Murphy
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612193823
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The Jane Austen Rules
A Classic Guide to Modern Love
Written by Sinead Murphy


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
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What Would Jane Do?

What’s a strong, independent-minded woman supposed to do in a world of insipid dating guides? Sinéad Murphy responds by asking: Who has more time-tested secrets than Jane Austen, whose novels continue to captivate us almost two hundred years later?

Whether you can recite paragraphs from Pride and Prejudice or... Read more >
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The Jane Austen Rules
A Classic Guide to Modern Love
Written by Sinead Murphy


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $15.95

What Would Jane Do?

What’s a strong, independent-minded woman supposed to do in a world of insipid dating guides? Sinéad Murphy responds by asking: Who has more time-tested secrets than Jane Austen, whose novels continue to captivate us almost two hundred years later?

Whether you can recite paragraphs from Pride and Prejudice or... Read more >
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The War Against Cliche
Essays and Reviews 1971-2000
Written by Martin Amis


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2014
Price: $14.99

Is there anything that Martin Amis can’t write about? In this virtuosic, career-spanning collection he takes on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English football, Jane Austen and Penthouse Forum, William Burroughs and Hillary Clinton. But above all, Amis is concerned with literature, and with the deadly cliches–not only of... Read more >
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Stay, Illusion!
Stay, Illusion!
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster
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ISBN: 9780307950482
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The Hamlet Doctrine
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
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The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the Ghost haunts him. Arguably, no literary work, not even the Bible, is more familiar to us than Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Everyone knows at least six words from the play; often people know many more. Yet the play—Shakespeare’s longest—is more than “passing strange” and... Read more >
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My Life in Middlemarch
My Life in Middlemarch
Written by Rebecca Mead
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307984760
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My Life in Middlemarch

Written by Rebecca Mead


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $25.00

A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories.

Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when... Read more >
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My Life in Middlemarch
Written by Rebecca Mead
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My Life in Middlemarch

Written by Rebecca Mead


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $12.99

A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--Middlemarch--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories.

Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when... Read more >
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Stay, Illusion!
Stay, Illusion!
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307907615
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Stay, Illusion!
The Hamlet Doctrine
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $25.00

The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the ghost haunts Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane. Arguably, no literary work is more familiar to us. Everyone knows at least six words from Hamlet, and most people know many more. Yet the play—Shakespeare’s longest—is more than “passing strange,” and it becomes even more complex...

Read more >
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Stay, Illusion!
Stay, Illusion!
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster
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ISBN: 9780307907622
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Stay, Illusion!
The Hamlet Doctrine
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $11.99

The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the ghost haunts Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane. Arguably, no literary work is more familiar to us. Everyone knows at least six words from Hamlet, and most people know many more. Yet the play—Shakespeare’s longest—is more than “passing strange,” and it becomes even more complex...

Read more >
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The Anchor Book of Sixteenth Century Verse
The Anchor Book of Sixteenth Century Verse
Edited by Richard D. Sylvester
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ISBN: 9780307826374
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The Anchor Book of Sixteenth Century Verse

Edited by Richard D. Sylvester


Format: eBook, 648 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $16.99

This comprehensive anthology contains selections from the work of twenty-five poets of the sixteenth century. Employing the original, rather than normalized, texts, the volume includes complete, non-excerpted poems by John Skelton, Philip Sidney and others. The selections - which include such works as 'The Steele Glass'. Richard S. Sylvester examines the... Read more >
Walter Pater
Walter Pater
Written by Denis Donoghue
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ISBN: 9780307831576
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Walter Pater
Lover of Strange Souls
Written by Denis Donoghue


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

A TWENTIETH-CENTURY intellectual of the first rank presents the case for the nineteenth-century aesthetician whose elegant subversions delivered us to modernism. Walter Pater (1839-1894) was an obscure Oxford don until 1873, when his first book, The Renaissance, exposed his argument favoring sensation over though and, in doing so, ignited a hard... Read more >
The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Written by Les Standiford
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ISBN: 9780307405791
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The Man Who Invented Christmas
How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
Written by Les Standiford


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $14.99

As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how one writer and one book revived the signal holiday of the Western world.

Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher... Read more >
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Soul of the Age
Soul of the Age
Written by Jonathan Bate
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ISBN: 9780812971811
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Soul of the Age
A Biography of the Mind of William Shakespeare
Written by Jonathan Bate


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $18.00

“One man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”

In this illuminating, innovative biography, Jonathan Bate, one of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, has found a fascinating new way to tell the story of the great dramatist. Using the Bard’s own immortal list of a man’s seven ages in... Read more >
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yes I said yes I will Yes.
yes I said yes I will Yes.
Edited by Nola Tully
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ISBN: 9780307549914
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yes I said yes I will Yes.
A Celebration of James Joyce, Ulysses, and 100 Years of Bloomsday
Edited by Nola Tully


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: May 19, 2010
Price: $11.99

On the fictional morning of June 16, 1904—Bloomsday, as it has come to be known—Mr. Leopold Bloom set out from his home at 7 Eccles Street and began his day’s journey through Dublin life in the pages of James Joyce’s novel of the century, Ulysses. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday... Read more >
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Soul of the Age
Soul of the Age
Written by Jonathan Bate
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ISBN: 9781588367815
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Soul of the Age
A Biography of the Mind of William Shakespeare
Written by Jonathan Bate


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $13.99

“One man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”

In this illuminating, innovative biography, Jonathan Bate, one of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, has found a fascinating new way to tell the story of the great dramatist. Using the Bard’s own immortal list of a man’s seven ages in... Read more >
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Fables of Aggression
Fables of Aggression
Written by Fredric Jameson
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ISBN: 9781844672790
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Fables of Aggression
Wyndham Lewis, the Modernist as Fascist
Written by Fredric Jameson


Format: Trade Paperback, 190 pages
On Sale: August 17, 2008
Price: $34.95

The novels of Wyndham Lewis have generally been associated with the work of the great modernists—Joyce, Pound, Eliot, Yeats—who were his sometime friends and collaborators. Lewis’s originality, however, can only be fully grasped when it is understood that, unlike those writers, he was essentially a political novelist.

In this now classic study... Read more >
Shakespeare & Co.
Shakespeare & Co.
Written by Stanley Wells
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ISBN: 9780307280534
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Shakespeare & Co.
Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, John Fletcher and the Other Players in His Story
Written by Stanley Wells


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2008
Price: $17.00

From the dean of Shakespeare studies comes a lively, entertaining work of biography that firmly locates Shakespeare within the hectic, exilarating world in which he lived and worked.Theatre in Shakespeare's day was a growth industry. Everyone knew everyone else, and they all sought to learn, borrow, or steal from one another... Read more >
Albion
Albion
Written by Peter Ackroyd
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ISBN: 9780307424655
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Albion
The Origins of the English Imagination
Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $15.99

With his characteristic enthusiasm and erudition, Peter Ackroyd follows his acclaimed London: A Biography with an inspired look into the heart and the history of the English imagination. To tell the story of its evolution, Ackroyd ranges across literature and painting, philosophy and science, architecture and music, from Anglo-Saxon times to... Read more >
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Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett
Written by Pascale Casanova, Translated by Gregory Elliott, Introduction by Terry Eagleton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844671120
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Samuel Beckett
Anatomy of a Literary Revolution
Written by Pascale Casanova
Translated by Gregory Elliott
Introduction by Terry Eagleton


Format: Hardcover, 119 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2007
Price: $23.95

In this fascinating new exploration of Samuel Beckett’s work, Pascale Casanova argues that Beckett’s reputation rests on a pervasive misreading of his oeuvre, which neglects entirely the literary revolution he instigated. Reintroducing the historical into the heart of this body of work, Casanova provides an arresting portrait of Beckett as radically... Read more >
Albion
Albion
Written by Peter Ackroyd
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ISBN: 9780385497732
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Albion
The Origins of the English Imagination
Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $19.95

With his characteristic enthusiasm and erudition, Peter Ackroyd follows his acclaimed London: A Biography with an inspired look into the heart and the history of the English imagination. To tell the story of its evolution, Ackroyd ranges across literature and painting, philosophy and science, architecture and music, from Anglo-Saxon times to... Read more >
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