A Room of One's Own

And Three Guineas
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199642214
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 294
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'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...'In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their role in challenging the drive towards fascism and conflict. In A Room of One's Own she explores centuries of limitations placed on women, as well as celebrating the creativeachievements of the women writers who overcame these obstacles.In this first history of women's writing, she describes the importance of education, financial independence, and equality of opportunity to creative freedom. ThreeGuineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war. A radical articulation of Woolf's pacifist politics, it investigates the causes of gender inequalities and the ways in which women's historic outsider position make them crucial in the prevention of war. Both these works started life as talks to groups of young women, and their engaging wit and informality establish Woolf as one of the twentieth-century's greatest essayists. Their argumentscontinue to reverberate in feminist discourse to this day.

Best Fairy Stories of the World


Author: Marcus Clapham
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509831479
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Fairy tales are the simplest and purest expressions of the collective unconscious and so a study of the world's best fairy stories offers a wealth of insights into the human mind, from a multitude of nations and cultures. Folk tales and fairy stories were originally intended for both adults and children - Grimms' Household Tales, for instance - and this international anthology brings together 'The Frog Who Became an Emperor' from China, 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' from Norway and 'Pinocchio' from Italy, as well as the classic stories of Aesop, Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and Oscar Wilde, among many others. Accompanying artwork by the masters of children's book illustration, including Arthur Rackham, Charles Robinson, Walter Crane and Howard Pyle, will appeal to readers of all ages. Designed to appeal to the booklover, Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound hardback gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509827013
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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In Sherlock Holmes: The Dark Mysteries, Sherlock Holmes expert David Stuart Davies has selected the cases of the great detective that best reflect Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's deep interest in the supernatural. The first is the terrifying novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, followed by nine Gothic adventures: 'The Sussex Vampire', 'The Creeping Man', 'Shoscombe Old Place', 'The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax', 'The Veiled Lodger', 'The Devil's Foot', 'The Blanched Soldier' and 'The Cardboard Box'. All of the stories are accompanied by their original illustrations. With an introduction by the collection's editor, David Stuart Davies. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Bleeding London


Author: Geoff Nicholson
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1590209281
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Three strangers in search of London's heart and soul, mapping out their stories from Acton to Hackney, Chelsea Harbour to Woolwich, in a comic dance of sex and death. Mick is on his way to the Smoke from the provinces. He's got six guys to find with only their names to go on and no more help than the phone book and an A-Z. Stuart is determined to walk each of the capital's roads, streets and alleyways. But what will he do when there's nothing left of his A-Z but blacked out pages? Judy is set on creating her own unique map of each of the metropolis' boroughs…an A-Z of sex in the city.

Ross Poldark


Author: Winston Graham
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 9781909621510
Category:
Page: 472
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Returning from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark comes home to Cornwall and to his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves has become engaged to his cousin. But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home - an act which changes the entire course of his life . . .Ross Poldark is the first novel in Winston Graham's sweeping saga of Cornish life in the eighteenth century. First published in 1945, the 'Poldark' series has twice been adapted for television and has enthralled readers for over seventy years. With an introduction by Liz Fenwick.

A Pound of Paper

Confessions of a Book Addict
Author: John Baxter
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312317263
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 432
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The memoirs of a book collector are comprised of the author's whimsical recollections of his encounters with literary figures and trace his transformation from an Australian bush child to a Parisian penthouse occupant with a personal library worth millions. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Aspects of Bloomsbury

Studies in Modern English Literary and Intellectual History
Author: S. Rosenbaum
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230376231
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 215
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Much of the widespread interest in the Bloomsbury Group over the past quarter-century has been biographical, yet without the Group's works there would be little interest in their lives. The studies in literary and intellectual history and collected in this volume are chiefly concerned with these works. Subjects covered in the eight essays include an analysis of the philosophical assumption of Virginia Woolf's fiction, an assessment of J M Keyne's account of D H Lawrence's reactions to Cambridge, discussions of the literary backgrounds of E M Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own , a consideration of the Woolfs' work as printers and publishers, and a history of Ludwig Wittgenstein's relations with the Bloomsbury Group.

Liberty

Vintage Minis
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473548551
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 128
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Why should one half be free to live, while the other is doomed to watch silently from the sidelines? In this visionary collection, Virginia Woolf leads us on a transformative journey through the liberating powers of the mind. From an exploration of why women were barred from writing and under what conditions they might break free, to the solace derived from haunting London's streets, these essays and stories present Woolf at her most impassioned, rendering the pursuit of liberty one of life's most poetic adventures. Selected from the books A Room of One's Own, The Waves and Street Haunting and Other Essays by Virginia Woolf VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Love by Jeanette Winterson Home by Salman Rushdie Language by Xiaolu Guo Race by Toni Morrison

The Third Man and Other Stories


Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 9781509828050
Category:
Page: 344
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A broad selection of Graham Greene's masterful short stories, including Cold War classic novella, The Third Man.Rollo Martins, a failing novelist, is invited to Vienna by his best friend, Harry Lime. The city he arrives in is unrecognisable - torn apart by the Second World War and shared between the occupying Allies. What's more, Harry is dead, and the circumstances look suspicious... Determined to uncover the truth, Martins must pick through the rubble of this broken city in search of answers. Accompanied here by twelve further stories that exhibit the full range of Greene's masterly storytelling, The Third Man is an atmospheric noir that oozes with suspense. With an introduction by Professor Richard Greene.

Radical Blake

Influence and Afterlife from 1827
Author: S. Dent,J. Whittaker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230287409
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 237
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Blake has maintained an enduring popularity amongst a large and diverse audience as a poet, artist and engraver. There are probably more artists, writers, filmmakers and composers working under the influence of Blake than any other figure from the Romantic era. Radical Blake traces his influence and afterlife across a range of major themes such as Metropolitan Blake, Blake and Nationalism, and Blake and Women.

The Athenaeum


Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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Don Quijote

A New Translation, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra,Burton Raffel,Diana de Armas Wilson
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393972818
Category: Fiction
Page: 861
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The text reprinted here is based on award-winning translator Burton Raffel s masterful translation of Don Quijote, which is consistent, fluid, and modeled closely on the original Spanish."

The Turn of the Screw and Owen Wingrave


Author: Henry James
Publisher: Boxtree
ISBN: 1760782580
Category: Fiction
Page: 216
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Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure. This edition of Henry James’s classic ghost stories features an afterword by bestselling author Kate Mosse OBE. A young governess is employed to look after two orphaned siblings in a grand country house. Isolated and inexperienced, she is at first charmed by the children – but gradually suspects that they may not be as innocent as they seem. She soon begins to see sinister figures at the window, but do they exist solely in her imagination, or are they ghosts intent on a terrible and devastating task? The Turn of the Screw is one of the most famous and eerily equivocal ghost stories ever written. Owen Wingrave is the story of a son in a long line of military heroes who refuses to follow tradition, yet proves his bravery in a haunted room.

The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Best Fairy Tales


Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509831495
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales - with an anarchic twist - but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination. The thirty stories here range from exuberant early works such as 'The Tinderbox' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes' through poignant masterpieces such as 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Little Match Girl' and 'The Ugly Duckling', to more subversive later tales such as 'The Ice Maiden' and 'The Dryad'. Uniquely inventive and vivacious in style and with deep insight into children's points of view, Andersen established a new genre in literature. This is the classic translation by Jean Hersholt and is illustrated by various artists, with an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound hardback gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Poetry of the First World War


Author: Marcus Clapham
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509848797
Category: Poetry
Page: N.A
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The First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts in modern history and produced horrors undreamed of by the young men who cheerfully volunteered for a war that was supposed to be over by Christmas. Whether in the patriotic enthusiasm of Rupert Brooke, the disillusionment of Charles Hamilton Sorley, or the bitter denunciations of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, the war produced an astonishing outpouring of powerful poetry. The major poets are all represented in this beautiful Macmillan Collector’s Library anthology, Poetry of the First World War, alongside many others whose voices are less well known, and their verse is accompanied by contemporary motifs. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This anthology is edited by author and editor Marcus Clapham.

Great Expectations


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ
ISBN: 9781602918122
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 88
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Timeless Classics--designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classics will grab a student's attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience.Pip is headed for an apprenticeship at the blacksmith's forge. Then an anonymous donor appears, and sends Pip to London to live as a gentleman. Pip is sure he knows the identity of his secret benefactor. He couldn't be more surprised when he finds that he's been mistaken all along.

The Wizard of Oz


Author: L. Frank Baum,W. W. Denslow,Ned Halley
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 9781905716524
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
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After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great Wizard in order to return to Kansas.