Category: British Literature

  • Sense and Sensibility (Oxford World's Classics) by Jane Austen

    By Jane Austen

    Contributor note: With an advent by way of Margaret Anne Doody. Notes by way of Claire Lamont
    Publish 12 months note: First released in 1811

    • certainly one of Austen's 5 significant novels in a revised and up to date edition.
    • the traditional Chapman/Kinsley textual content in a newly set typeface supplies a extra beautiful appearance.
    • the recent notes are fuller and supply extra beneficiant contextualization of social conduct and Austen's language.
    • New chronology and bibliography supply up to date assets for additional reading.
    • New appendices on social rank and dancing.
    • keeps Margaret Doody's nonetheless severely applauded introduction.

    New to this edition
    • thoroughly rewritten and accelerated notes.
    • New and extended chronology.
    • New, up-to-date and multiplied bibliography.
    • New appendices on social rank and dancing.

    "Pray, pray be composed," cried Elinor, "and don't betray what you are feeling to each physique current. probably he has no longer saw you yet."

    For Elinor Dashwood, good and delicate, and her romantic, impetuous more youthful sister Marianne, the chance of marrying the lads they love looks distant. In an international governed by way of cash and self-interest, the Dashwood sisters have neither fortune nor connections. involved for others and for social proprieties, Elinor is ill-equipped to compete with self-centred fortune-hunters like Lucy Steele, while Marianne's dependable trust within the fact of her personal emotions makes her extra dangerously liable to the designs of unscrupulous men.

    Through her heroines' parallel reviews of affection, loss, and desire, Jane Austen deals a strong research of the ways that women's lives have been formed through the claustrophobic society during which they'd to outlive.
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  • The 'Invisible Hand' and British Fiction, 1818-1860: Adam by Eleanor Courtemanche

    By Eleanor Courtemanche

    The "invisible hand," Adam Smith’s metaphor for the morality of capitalism, is explored during this textual content as being way more refined and complicated than is generally understood, with many British realist fiction writers (Austen, Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot) having absorbed his version of ironic causality in advanced societies and became it to their very own reasons.
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  • The Portable William Blake: Selected and Arranged with an by William Blake, Alfred Kazin

    By William Blake, Alfred Kazin

    A be aware from the uploader

    This is the publication model of a 1976 variation, which used to be a reprint of the 1946 version released through The Viking Press, New York.

    The copyright web page monitors an eISBN, declining to say its e-book date.

    About the book

    The moveable Blake includes the airtight genius's most vital works: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience of their entirety; choices from his “prophetic books”—including The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Visions of the Daughters of Abion, America, The e-book of Urizen, and The 4 Zoas—and from different works of poetry and prose, in addition to the full drawings for The ebook of Job.
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  • Howards End (HarperPerennial Classics) by E. M. Forster

    By E. M. Forster


    "Only Connect," Forster's key aphorism, informs this novel approximately an English nation residence, Howards finish, and its effect at the lives of the rich and materialistic Wilcoxes; the classy, idealistic Schlegel sisters; and the bad financial institution clerk Leonard Bast. Bringing jointly humans from various sessions and international locations when it comes to sympathetic perception and knowing, Howards finish eloquently addresses the query "Who shall inherit England?"

    Howards End, released in 1910, issues the relationships that enhance among the inventive, life-loving Schlegel kin -- Margaret, Helen, and their brother Tibby -- and the doubtless cool, pragmatic Wilcoxes -- Henry and Ruth and their kids Charles, Paul, and Evie.

    Margaret unearths a soulmate in Ruth, who prior to she dies publicizes in a observe that her family's state residence, Howards finish, should still visit Margaret. Her survivors decide to forget about her needs, yet after marrying Henry, Margaret finally does come to possess the home.
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  • Journals and Letters: Burney, Frances by Peter Sabor, Frances Burney

    By Peter Sabor, Frances Burney

    Written in the course of a seventy-year interval, from 1768 to 1839, Frances Burney's letters and journals supply a distinct perception into her existence and instances. exceptional through their outstanding diversity and diversity, they list Burney's event of English court docket existence and later, in France, the ultimate levels of the Napoleonic Wars. From the self-centered and irreverent writings of a precocious younger lady to the extra sober reflections of a mature girl, this assortment demonstrates Burney's really good skill to catch the altering instances round her and create brilliantly candid pictures of these she encountered throughout the process her eventful life.

    This version comprises an informative advent, in addition to a chronology, chosen analyzing record, index, and whole contextual annotations. The models of the texts during this assortment are in response to the manuscripts or revealed resources that Burney herself authorized.
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  • Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

    By Deborah Levy

    Shortlisted for the 2012 guy BOOKER PRIZE.

    Swimming Home is a subversive page-turner, a cruel stare upon the insidious damage that melancholy could have on it appears sturdy, well-turned-out humans. Set in a summer season villa, the tale is tautly dependent, happening over a unmarried week during which a bunch of lovely, fallacious travelers within the French Riviera come unfastened on the seams. Deborah Levy's writing combines linguistic virtuosity, technical brilliance and a powerful experience of what it capability to be alive. Swimming Home represents a brand new path for an incredible author. during this e-book, the wildness and the risk are the entire extra robust for resting simply underneath the skin. With its deep psychology, biting humour and deceptively gentle floor, it wears its darkness frivolously.
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  • The Monk (Modern Library Classics) by Matthew Lewis

    By Matthew Lewis

    Whilst Matthew Lewis’s The Monk was once released in 1796, readers have been surprised by way of this gripping and bad novel. Lewis’s tale, which drove the home of Commons—of which he was once a member—to deem him licentious and perverse, follows the abbot Ambrosio as he's tempted right into a global of incest, homicide, and torture by means of a tender woman who has hid herself in his monastery disguised as a boy. As Ambrosio spirals into hell, the reader encounters an array of haunting characters: the blameless virgin, the Bleeding Nun, the Wandering Jew, an evil prioress, and Lucifer himself.

    This glossy Library Paperback vintage, set from the unexpurgated first variation of 1796, brings to a brand new iteration of readers a undying vintage of gothic fiction that has stimulated writers from Byron and Emily Brontë to Poe and Hawthorne.
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  • Formalist Criticism and Reader-Response Theory by Kenneth Womack, Todd F. Davis

    By Kenneth Womack, Todd F. Davis

    This necessary advisor deals an obtainable creation to 2 very important events within the heritage of twentieth century literary concept. A complementary textual content to the Palgrave quantity Postmodern Narrative conception by means of Mark Currie, this new identify addresses a bunch of theoretical matters, in addition to every one field's significant figures and interpretive modes. As with different books within the Transitions sequence, Formalist feedback and Reader-Response concept comprises readings of a number widely-studied texts, together with Joseph Conrad's middle of Darkness, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, and F. Scott Fitzgerald's the nice Gatsby, between others.
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