Literature, Poetry & Plays.
The Forsyte Saga (Wordsworth Classics)
When The Forsyte Saga was shown on television in 1967 it was hugely successful. The nation was gripped by the masterful visual telling of the Forsyte family's troubled story and...
The Golden Bowl (Wordsworth Classics)
About the book: Henry James's last completed novel, The Golden Bowl, is the story of two flawed marriages. The lives and relationships of Maggie Verver and her widowed American millionaire...
The Hour Before Dawn: Poems of love and losing
Abdullah Abu-Sheikh is a 22-year-old award-winning Jordanian entrepreneur. Upon graduating from Dalhousie University in Canada, Abu-Sheikh immersed himself in the business world and became one of the youngest successful leaders...
The Humanist Comedy
by : Alexander Welsh For about three thousand years comedy has applied a welcome humanist perspective to the world’s religious beliefs and practices. From the ancient Greek comedies of Aristophanes,...
The Interpretation of Mycenaean Greek Texts (Oxford University Press academic monograph reprints)
by : L. R. Palmer Intended as an introduction to the information contained in the Linear B texts from Mycenaean sites and addressed to the non-specialist, this book provides a...
The Island of Sheep (Wordsworth Classics)
In this, his final adventure, Buchan's hero Richard Hannay becomes embroiled in one of the most hazardous escapades of his life. Two men are honour bound to help the tormented...
The Jump Artist
by: Austin Ratner A beautifully scrupulous, intricately detailed novel about joy and despair, anti-Semitism and assimilation, and like a great photograph, it seems to miss nothing, and to catch its...
The King's Pardon for Homicide before AD 1307
by : Naomi D. Hurnard This study seeks to explain why the man who committed homicide by misadventure or in self-defence needed a pardon. It examines the working of the...
The Mayor of Casterbridge
N one of the great Victorian novels is more vivid and readable than the Mayor of Casterbridge. Set in the heart of Hardys Wessex, the partly real, partly dream country...
The Novel: An Alternative History, 1600-1800
By: Steven Moore In the acclaimed first volume of his history of the world's most popular literary form, Steven Moore unearthed and told the stories of remarkable works of fiction that...
The Practice of Reading
by : Denis Donoghue This lucid and elegantly written book is a sustained conversation about the nature and importance of literary interpretation. Distinguished critic Denis Donoghue argues that we must...
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Wordsworth Classics)
In the 1920s the eminent French novelist and critic André Gide was given a copy of James Hogg's neglected masterpiece, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, and...
The Prophets, a Poetic Journey from Childhood to Prophecy
by : Fathieh Saudi and Hana Saudi
The Return of the Native (Wordsworth Classics)
THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE was written towards the beginning of Hardy's career as a novelist and can be considered one of his most representative works. In this novel, Hardy's...
The Secret Message of Jules Verne: Decoding His Masonic,
by : Michel Lamy An exploration of how Jules Verne used his writings to encrypt important Masonic and Rosicrucian secrets and sacred symbolism • Investigates Verne’s connections to the prominent secret...
The Shamanic Odyssey: Homer, Tolkien, and the Visionary Experience
by : Robert Tindall Reveals the striking parallels between indigenous cultures of the Americas and the ancient Homeric world as well as Tolkien’s Middle Earth • Explores the shamanic use...
The Shippe of Safegarde (1569) (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies)
by : Barnabe Googe
The Three Hostages (Wordsworth Classics)
Following the end of the First World War Richard Hannay, the hero of John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps, Greenmantle and Mr Standfast, has retired to the Cotswolds with his wife...
The Tragic History of La Pucelle of Domremy, Otherwise Known as the Maid of Orleans
by : Fronton Du Duc (Translation: Richard Hillman)
The Troad: An Archaeological and Topographical Study
The Trumpet Major (Wordsworth Classics)
With an introduction and notes by Charles P.C. Pettit, Thomas Hardy's only historical novel, "The Trumpet Major" is set in Wessex during the Napoleonic Wars. Hardy skilfully immerses us in...
The Virgilian Tradition
by : Michael C. J. Putnam This indispensable anthology gathers texts and translations that cover major aspects of the Virgilian tradition from the Roman poet's own lifetime to the year...
The Vision of Piers the Plowman: In Three Parallel Texts, Together with Richard the Redeless (Volume1))
By : William Langland
The Vision of Piers the Plowman: In Three Parallel Texts, Together with Richard the Redeless (Volume2)
By : William Langland
The Vonnegut Encyclopedia: Revised and updated edition
he authorized, updated, and comprehensive catalogue of characters, themes, phrasing, and imagery found in Kurt Vonnegut's beloved work. Vonnegut's five decades of writing yielded many worlds-worth of people, places, and...
The Wind In The Willows
Far from the fading with time, Kenneth Grahames classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger, and the preposterous Mr Toad (...
The Woodlanders (Wordsworth Classics)
Educated beyond her station, Grace Melbury returns to the woodland village of little Hintock and cannot marry her intended, Giles Winterborne. Her alternative choice proves disastrous, and in a moving...
Tom Jones (Wordsworth Classics)
This book includes an introduction and notes by Doreen Roberts, Rutherford College, University of Kent at Canterbury. "Tom Jones" is widely regarded as one of the first and most influential...
by : Hédi Kaddour and Marilyn Hacker | Apr 24, 2012 Hédi Kaddour’s poetry arises from observation, from situations both ordinary and emblematic—of contemporary life, of human stubbornness, human invention,...
Twenty Years After (Wordsworth Classics)
This title includes an introduction by A. M. de Medeiros, University of Kent at Canterbury. A year after the publication of "The Three Musketeers", Alexandre Dumas produced a sequel worthy...