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 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 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 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: 9780192141637
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The Oxford Book Of English Ghost Stories from the Author: Michael Cox. A collection of forty-two stories, written between 1829 and 1968, by such authors as Walter Scott, M.R. James, Bram Stoker, Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, and T.H. White

Margaret Atwood

Author: Shannon Hengen
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810866683
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Margaret Atwood from the Author: Shannon Hengen. Authors Shannon Hengen and Ashley Thomson have assembled a reference guide that covers all of the works written by the acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood since 1988, including her novels Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, and the 2000 Booker Prize winner, The Blind Assassin. Rather than just including Atwood's books, this guide includes all of Atwood's works, including articles, short stories, letters, and individual poetry. Adaptations of Atwood's works are also included, as are some of her more public quotations. Secondary entries (i.e. interviews, scholarly resources, and reviews) are first sorted by type, and then arranged alphabetically by author, to allow greater ease of navigation. The individual chapters are organized chronologically, with each subdivided into seven categories: Atwood's Works, Adaptations, Quotations, Interviews, Scholarly Resources, Reviews of Atwood's Works, and Reviews of Adaptations of Atwood's Works. The book also includes a chapter entitled 'Atwood on the Web,' as well as extensive author and subject indexes. This new bibliography significantly enhances access to Atwood material, a feature that will be welcomed by university, public, and school librarians. Margaret Atwood: A Reference Guide 1988-2005 will appeal not only to Atwood scholars, but to students and fans of one of Canada's greatest writers.

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 Humorous Prose

Author: Frank Muir
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192803795
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The Oxford Book Of Humorous Prose from the Author: Frank Muir. In this magisterial collection, Frank Muir guides the reader on a journey of discovery and delight through five centuries of humorous prose in the English language.Starting in London with William Caxton and a Preface written and printed in 1477, and ending with P. G. Wodehouse whose last novel was published in 1977, the route is meandering: from England to Ireland and Scotland, back to England again, on to America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. There areexamples chosen from humorous fiction, letters, and journalism written by over 200 authors and ranging from medieval jests to the New Yorker and Beachcomber; from Thomas Nashe and Tom Brown's galloping bawdy to Jane Austen and on to Garrison Keillor and Arthur Marshall; from the jokes in SamuelJohnson's Dictionary to Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim and his hangover. The great humorous writers such as Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and P. G. Wodehouse are given a kind of mini-anthology of their own so that the range and versatility of their work can be appreciated.The extracts are embedded in a commentary that sets the writers in their historical context with items of contemporary gossip and anecdotal biography.As tour leader of this enjoyable enterprise, there could be no one better than Frank Muir to entertain, inform, and above all amuse the reader in his own distinctive fashion.

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.