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A Reader's Guide to the Contemporary English Novel

By: Karl, Frederick

Price: $14.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson, 1970

Edition: Fourth Printing

In this study, Frederick R. Karl defines and evaluates the main movements in the English novel beginning with Joyce. Karl devotes separate chapters to the works of C. P. Snow, Samuel Beckett, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Graham Greene, Lawrence Durrell, Elizabeth Bowen and others. Karl also looks at prominent authors & their take on the novel genre eg: Amis, Murdoch, Powell, Spark & more. 304 pristine pp & a whisker under 500g to post. View more info

A SENSE OF PLACE in the New Literatures in English

By: Nightingale Peggy, Edited By

Price: $35.00

Publisher: University of Queensland Press, Australia, 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor

"A Sense of Place reconsiders earlier notions of place in the criticism of New Literatures in English, and also brings together new ideas and offers new insights in a context of "Commitment ot the idea that literature makes no general sense without its specific environment." View more info


By: Coward Noel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Methuen, 1984

Edition: First UK Edition

Very Good condition. The first in a series of three, consisting of ten comedic memoirs of unlikely royal personages, such as Donna Isabella Angelica Y'Bananas. View more info

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American Literature 1919-1932 a Comparitive History

By: McCormick, John

Price: $19.00

Publisher: UK, Routledge & Kegan Pau, 1971

256pp & less than 500g. "This is a brilliant, succinct and penetrating work and should be a standard introduction to the literature and cultural climate of the period. It is a short history of the most important creative period of American literature, which includes such names as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner. The author's account of this period is both critical and historical, and the writers and their work are discussed with ... View more info

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An Anthology of Colonial and Postcolonial Short Fiction

By: Baldwin, Dean & Quinn, Patrick

Price: $80.00

Publisher: USA, Houghton Mifflin, 2007

An Anthology of Colonial and Postcolonial Short Fiction by Baldwin & Quinn is over 500g to post & 925 crisp pp. Part one defines imperialism & colonialism and has a primer on postcolonial theory. Part two has the stories xxxxxx - stories are identified as being from England, Ireland, Canada, the Caribbean, India, Pakistan, Africa, Australia and new Zealand. The stories have intros, footnotes & queries. Here's a summary of the book's intention >> This anthology offers a b... View more info

AUSTRALIAN LITERARY PSEUDONYMS. An Index. With Selected New Zealand References

By: NESBITT, Bruce and HADFIELD, Susan

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Libraries Board of South Australia, 1972

AUSTRALIAN LITERARY PSEUDONYMS. An Index. With Selected New Zealand References by NESBITT, Bruce and HADFIELD, Susan. Less than 500g to post,134 crisp pp. View more info

Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English

By: Ousby, Ian

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press, 1996

owner name inside cover, book clean, tight & white. Derived from the parent Guide to Literature in English, this volume offers in concise form over 4,000 entries on literature in English from cultures throughout the world. Writers and major works from the UK and the USA are represented, as are those from Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, India, and Africa. The coverage is broad - from the classics of English literature to the best of modern writing. Additionally, the Gui... View more info


By: Warner Marina

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Vintage, 1995

Edition: Reprint

Very Good condition. "Entrancing, multi-layered and as wittily subversive as fairy tales themselves, this beautifully illustrated work explores and illuminates the unfolding history of the famous tales, the contexts in which they flourished, and the tellers themselves, from the ancient sibyls and old crones to Angela Carter and Disney." View more info

HEROINES: A Contemporary Anthology of Australian Women Writers

By: Spender Dale, Edited By

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin, Australia, 1991

Edition: First Edition

Very good condition, inscription in front. "An innovative anthology that brings together an unexpected group of writers and reflects the directions of contemporary Australian culture." Includes reflections from 22 Australian women writers. View more info

Letters Between Samuel Butler and Miss Savage

By: N/A

Price: $29.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape, 1935

380pp, spotting to compressed edge & throughout. Butler had known Eliza Savage for many a year before their relations turned from frosty to friendly - both were avid letter keepers & this collection focuses on their correspondence 1871 to 85, the year of her death. Butler based a character on her in The Way of all Flesh. View more info

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Nine winning habits of successful Authors

By: McAlpine, Rachel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NZ, CC Press, 2000

188pp of advice, less than 500g (that's good advice right there > make your book weigh under 500g. Previous owner name. View more info


By: Lurie Alison

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cardinal, London, 1991

"With sparkling logic and originality, Lurie looks at authors who have written with dangerous directness to the young: E. Nesbit with her socialist solutions to the problems in the cabbage patch and Frances Hodgson Burnett with radical views of psychology in The Secret Barden..." Plus many other authors mentioned including Beatrix Potter, James Barrie, Tolkein, Lewis Carroll and T.H. WHITE. View more info


By: Fitzgerald Robert D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Univerisity of Queensland Press, 1976

Edition: First Edition

Robert Fitzgerald's recollections of his family origins in Ireland, his association with Australian literary figures, his time spent in France and his experiences as a surveyor in pre-war Fiji. View more info


By: Stewart Douglas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Australia, 1975

Edition: First Edition

PERSPECTIVES IN AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE "An excellent collection of essays on the work of a wide range of Australian writers and poets by Douglas Stewart, highly regarded poet, playwright, literary critic and editor" Australian writers and poets include Judith Wright, Patrick White, Hugh McCrae, Christina Stead, Kenneth Slessor and Robert D. FitzGerald. View more info

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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 8 from Formalism to Poststructuralism

By: Selden, Raman (ed)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press, 2005

This volume deals with the hotly debated areas of literary theory: those developing in Europe but having their main impact in the Anglo-American world of academic lit studies, whose course they have fundamentally redirected. This engages with the history of the 20th century's most profound and extensive set of cross-cultural movements. 487 clean, white tightly bound pp. View more info