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The Miner

About the Author Natsume Soseki: Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) was a Japanese writer of the Meiji period, who lived in London from 1901-03. His work influenced many later writers, including Haruki M [...]

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The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare: A Tale of Forgery and Folly

In the winter of 1795, a frustrated young writer named William Henry Ireland stood petrified in his father’s study as two of England’s most esteemed scholars interrogated him about a tattered piece of paper t [...]

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Translating Style: The English Modernists and Their Italian Translations

A work of literary criticism, this text provides both an analysis of the literary style of some of the 20th century's leading writers as well as an insight into the art of translation. Tim Parks is a novelist and profess [...]

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Dead White Guys: A Father, His Daughter and the Great Books of the Western World

Review ?Dead White Guys is much more than ?Western Civ for Dummies?: What Burriesci is passionate about is why these books matter, what they have to say to us in the 21st century about life?s per [...]

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Hamlet (New Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

From Library Journal The big H comes to Penguin's great revamped 'Pelican Shakespeare' line. What else do you need to know? Buy it!Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. [...]

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The Comics Journal 298

Review ?Lotsa good interviews in this issue... For me though, the meat of the issue is the wealth of daily Skippy strips by Percy Crosby reproduced in the gallery section.? (Chris Mautner - Robot [...]

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Invisible Ink: A Practical Guide to Building Stories that Resonate

Acclaimed by successful screenwriters and authors, Invisible Ink is a helpful, accessible guide to the essential elements of the best storytelling. Brian McDonald, an award winning screenwriter who has taught his craft a [...]

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Defence Speeches (Oxford World's Classics)

Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: Latin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more [...]

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Love on the Racks: A History of American Romance Comics

About the Author Michelle Nolan has been a newspaper and magazine feature writer for more than 40 years, working with such periodicals as Comics Buyer's Guide and Comic Book Marketplace. She live [...]

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Contemporary Japanese Film

About the Author Mark Schilling set off for Japan in 1975 to immerse himself in the culture, learn the language, and haunt the theaters. He has been there ever since. In 1989 he became a regular [...]

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Million Dollar Movie

From Publishers Weekly This outspoken, splendidly rambling memoir is the great British director's (d. 1990) follow-up to his A Life in the Movies. While the earlier volume discusses the making of [...]

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Striking a Bargain: Work and Industrial Relations in England, 1780-1850

Review 'This is a powerfully revisionist book.'--Rohan McWilliam, Victorian Studies Read more About the Author James A. Jaffe is [...]

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The Coffee House: A Cultural History

Review 'THE COFFEE-HOUSE is everything it should be - careful, intelligent and embodying the spirit of its subject by being written for the digestion of the general public. It contains the perfec [...]

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Never Give In!: Winston Churchill's Speeches (Bloomsbury Revelations)

About the Author Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two occasions, from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951-1955. Celebrated as one of the greatest wartime [...]

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The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper

About the Author Maxim Jakubowski is a novelist and editor. He was born in the United Kingdom and educated in France. Following a career in book publishing, he opened the world-famous Murder One [...]

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The British Market Hall: A Social and Architectural History

The story of British market halls, built to replace traditional outdoor markets in the two centuries after 1750. It investigates the economic, social, cultural and political forces behind their construction, and includes [...]

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The Remarkable World of Frances Barkley, 1769-1845

Review In addition to the personal details revealed, this book sheds light on the politics of exploration and provides a perspective on the new world by an interested visitor and observer. --Wave [...]

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The Homicidal Earl: Life of Lord Cardigan

The 7th Earl of Cardigan, the subject of this biography, is always remembered as the man who led the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava in 1854. A fatal event for so many of his men, it was to rejuvenate C [...]

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Dictionary of American Family Names: 3-Volume Set

Product Description Where did your surname come from? Do you know how many people in the United States share it? What does it tell you about your lineage?From the editor of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Su [...]

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