Literature & Fiction
The Complete Illustrated Lewis Carroll
As well as the complete Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (with John Tenniel's original illustrations) and The Hunting of the Snark, this edition contains the whole bewildering range of Carroll's verses, puzzles, 'phantasmagoria' and stories, plus a miscellany of letters and prose pieces on topics that include women students, vivisection and dining-room etiquette.
The Charleston Bulletin Supplements
The Sussex farmhouse of Charleston was home to the painter Vanessa Bell and her family, and a regular haunt of their Bloomsbury Group friends. In 1923, her sons Quentin and Julian founded a family newspaper to record the comings and goings there. Who better, then, to write for it than their aunt Virginia? Charming, gossipy, irreverent and funny, her contributions are transcribed here for the first time, along with some 40 of Quentin's illustrations.
A Bibliography 1997–2013
This is the first definitive bibliography of JK Rowling's work, from the beloved Harry Potter series to the adult fiction published under her own name and the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Compiled with the co-operation of Rowling herself, her agent and key publishing figures, it provides details of each English-language edition published in the UK and the USA. Including fascinating extracts from correspondence and archives, the book sheds new light on the author's career – and dispels many rumours.
Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric
We all use language to persuade other people, but some can do it more effectively than others. In this book, law professor Ward Farnsworth has produced a masterclass in eloquence, with passages drawn from some of the greatest writers and speakers of the English language. Organizing hundreds of these examples according to the devices they illustrate, from simple repetition to anticipating objections, he shows how to apply the powerful principles of classical rhetoric, one of the most ancient academic disciplines.
So Idle a Rogue
The Life and Death of Lord Rochester
Rake, libertine, satirist and poetic genius, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester was one of the brightest luminaries at the court of Charles II. A man of extraordinary contradictions, he was notorious for the obscenity of his amorous verses yet also wrote some of the most moving and lyrical love poetry in the language. This biography reveals the truth beneath the brilliant facade of an unhappy, immensely talented man who eventually wanted no part of the world, or himself.
Initials and Pseudonyms: A Dictionary of Literary Disguises (1888)
Two volumes (First and Second series)
Compiled by an ex-Havard librarian and covering the period from the beginning of the 18th century to 1885, when the First Series was completed, this dictionary, with its supplementary volume, contains some 18,500 American and English initials and pseudonyms and important European soubriquets in Part I, answering to around 12,800 real names (Part II). The dictionary incorporates an earlier, unpublished work by Albert Fray and retains his detailed article on the letters of 'Junius'. Facsimile reprint. No jackets.
This first full biography of Leonard Woolf (1880–1969) goes beyond his familiar role as husband of Virginia and member of the Bloomsbury set. Glendinning explores the many posts he filled during his long life, including colonial administrator, publisher, political writer and journal editor, and provides a full and lively portrait of a highly intelligent and complex man, who made significant contributions to the intellectual debates of his day.
Modernism and Democracy
Literary Culture 1900-1930
The emergence of Anglo-American modernist literature coincided with that of the mass democratic state, yet writers such as Yeats, Eliot and Pound were notoriously hostile towards modern democracy. Focusing on poetry, Potter reassesses the relationship between modernism and democracy by analysing the reactions of a wide range by writers, including women such as Gertrude Stein, HD and Mina Loy, and argues that the widespread scepticism about mass democracy was central to the work of modernist women writers.
The Uncollected Henry James
Newly Discovered Stories
At the beginning of his career, Henry James published a large number of stories in magazines such as the Newport Mercury and The Knickerbocker, either anonymously or under noms de plume. Horowitz has established James's authorship of the 24 stories collected here, which range in date from 1852 to 1869 and display the development of the literary and philosophical framework of the Master's later prose.
The Making of Restoration Poetry
Paul Hammond explores the complex ways in which authors, publishers and readers contributed to the making of Restoration poetry. The essays in Part I deal with aspects of Restoration poetic culture including the poetic canon, censorship, anonymity, intertextuality, classical translation and representations of Charles II; Part II deals with individual poets: the circulation of Dryden's poetry; Richard Flecknoe's Mac Flecknoe; the variant texts of Marvell's To His Coy Mistress; and Rochester and his editors. No jacket.
The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works
Series I: Printed Writings, 1550-1640: Part 2, Volume Three
This volume (3rd) presents three works by Lady Eleanor Davies (1590-1652), whose prophetic treatises frequently landed her in jail and finally in Bedlam. The works are: Warning to the Dragon, All the kings of the earth shall prayse thee and Woe to the House. No jacket.