The New Oxford Book Of English Prose

Author: John Gross
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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The New Oxford Book Of English Prose from the Author: John Gross. Traces the development of English and American prose from the end of the Middle Ages to the present through the work of its finest writers, from Sir Thomas Malory to Salman Rushdie

The New Oxford Book Of Victorian Verse

Author: Christopher Ricks
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199556318
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The New Oxford Book Of Victorian Verse from the Author: Christopher Ricks. Christopher Ricks's celebrated anthology presents a wonderfully varied collection of Victorian poetry, with 560 poems by 115 authors. The great figures of the period - Tennyson, Browning, Swinburne, and Hopkins - are strongly represented, but light verse and nonsense poetry have not been neglected. With most poems given in their entirety, this is a lively and exciting anthology of Victorian verse selected by an expert in the field.

The New Oxford Book Of Seventeenth Century Verse

Author: Alastair Fowler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199556296
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The New Oxford Book Of Seventeenth Century Verse from the Author: Alastair Fowler. Alistair Fowler's celebrated anthology includes generous selections from the work of all the century's major poets, notably Donne, Jonson, Milton, Drayton, Herbert, Marvell, and Dryden. It strikes a balance between Metaphysical wit and intellect and Jonsonian simplicity, while also accommodating hitherto neglected popular verse. The result is a truer, more Catholic representation of seventeenth-century verse than any previous anthology.

The Oxford Book Of War Poetry

Author: Jon Stallworthy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199554536
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The Oxford Book Of War Poetry from the Author: Jon Stallworthy. There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. The 250 poems included in this acclaimed anthology span centuries of human conflict from David's lament for Saul and Jonathan, and Homer's Iliad, to the finest poems of the First and Second World Wars, and beyond. Reflecting the feelings of poets as diverse as Byron, Hardy, Owen, Sassoon, and Heaney, they reveal a great shift in social awareness fromman's early celebratory `war-songs' to the more recent `anti-war' attitudes of poets responding to `man's inhumanity to man' - and to women and children.

The New Oxford Book Of Literary Anecdotes

Author: John Gross
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191501034
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The New Oxford Book Of Literary Anecdotes from the Author: John Gross. An unrivalled collection of literary gossip and intimate sidelights on the lives of the authors. The dictionary defines an anecdote as 'a short account of an entertaining or interesting incident', and the anecdotes in this collection more than live up to that description. Many of them are funny, often explosively so. Others are touching, outrageous, sinister, inspiring, or downright weird. They show writers in the English-speaking world from Chaucer to the present acting both unpredictably, and deeply in character. The range is wide - this is a book which finds room for Milton and Margaret Atwood, George Eliot and P. G. Wodehouse, Chinua Achebe and Ian Fleming, Brendan Behan and Wittgenstein. It is also a book in which you can find out which great historian's face was once mistaken for a baby's bottom, which film star left a haunting account of Virginia Woolf not long before her death, and what Agatha Christie really thought of Hercule Poirot - a book not just for lovers of literature, but for anyone with a taste for the curiosities of human nature.

The New Oxford Book Of Romantic Period Verse

Author: Jerome J. McGann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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The New Oxford Book Of Romantic Period Verse from the Author: Jerome J. McGann. A selection of poems from major and minor Romantic poets such as William Blake, Ann Yearsley, Robert Burns, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, John Keats and many others

The Oxford Book Of Essays

Author: John Gross
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192840899
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The Oxford Book Of Essays from the Author: John Gross. A collection of English and American essays on a variety of topics by such writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Eliot, Sir Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, and Virginia Woolf.

The Oxford Book Of English Short Stories

Author: A. S. Byatt
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199561605
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The Oxford Book Of English Short Stories from the Author: A. S. Byatt. The Oxford Book of English Short Stories celebrates the excellences of the English short story. The thirty-seven stories featured here are selected from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, by authors ranging from Dickens, Trollope, and Hardy to J. G. Ballard, Angela Carter, and Ian McEwan. They pack together comedy and tragedy, farce and delicacy, elegance and the grotesque, with language as various as the subject-matter.

The Oxford Book Of English Ghost Stories

Author: Michael Cox
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019955630X
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The Oxford Book Of English Ghost Stories from the Author: Michael Cox. The thrill and chill of the ghost story is displayed in all its variety and vitality through this marvellous anthology. Ranging from the early 19th century to the 1960s, the collection reveals the development of the genre, and showcases many of its greatest expositors - from Sir Walter Scott, H. G. Wells, M. R. James, T. H. White, Walter de la Mare, and Elizabeth Bowen in the UK to Edith Wharton in America. Though its heyday coincided with the golden age of Empire in the nineteenth century, the ghost story enjoyed a second flowering between the two World Wars and its popularity is as great as ever.

The Oxford Book Of Caribbean Short Stories

Author: Stewart Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192802293
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The Oxford Book Of Caribbean Short Stories from the Author: Stewart Brown. The Caribbean is the source of one of the richest, most accessible, and yet technically adventurous traditions of contemporary world literature. This collection extends beyond the realm of English-speaking writers, to include stories published in Spanish, French, and Dutch. It brings together contributions from major figures such as V. S. Naipaul, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and work from the exciting new generation of Caribbean writers represented by Edwidge Danticat, and Jamaica Kincaid.