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Letters Between Samuel Butler and Miss Savage

By: N/A

Price: $29.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 1935

Seller ID: 008877

Condition: Good-fair


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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Whine Festival

By: N/A

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: whine


What?? Tamworth citizens complain? - surely not - - - unless they're participating in the Annual Whine Festival. Please note the festival runs from Jan 1 until Dec 31. Name the town that doesn't love a good whine festival and we'll think of something for them to whinge about. View more info

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THE WAY TO WRITE FOR CHILDREN

By: Aiken Joan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Elm Treet Books, London: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007913

ISBN: 0241107466

Condition: Very Good


Very Good condition. "Advice on plot construction, character and importance of inessential detail; discusses humour and fantasy and touches on the vexed question of the moral message." 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

Seller ID: 013036

Condition: Very Good


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

The Oxford Literary History of Australia

By: Bennett, Bruce & Strauss, Jennifer

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 013276

Condition: Excellent


The Oxford Literary History of Australia, well over the 500g mark & heading to 500pp. Key Features are: Sixteen leading cultural historians and literary critics from around Australia - Invaluable guide to major writings in all literary genres: poetry, drama, fiction, radio, film, and television - Entries recognise the diversity of Australian writing and its historical and political contexts - Two outstanding chapters on Aboriginal writing - Highly useful chronolo... View more info

THE COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF SHAKESPEARE QUOTATIONS

By: Browning D.C.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New Orchard Editions Ltd. UK: 1986

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 003075

ISBN: 1850790140

Condition: Fine


Unclipped Price, As New Condition, A complete reference to the quotations of Shakespeare, as well as a full index to the key words and salient points of each quotation or extract. View more info

A WITHERED NOSEGAY: THREE COD PIECES

By: Coward Noel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Methuen: 1984

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 006735

ISBN: 0413549607

Condition: Very Good


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

OF PLACES AND POETRY

By: Fitzgerald Robert D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Univerisity of Queensland Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002398

ISBN: 070221003X

Condition: Very Good


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

THE READING GROUP HANDBOOK

By: Jacobsohn Rachel W.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Hyperion New York: 1998

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 008244

ISBN: 0786883243

Condition: Good to Very Good


Everything you need to know to start your own book club. Very well researched and presented View more info

The compassionate satirist: Ben Jonson and his imperfect World

By: Joseph Allen Bryant

Price: $24.00

Publisher: USA, University of Georgia Press: 1972

Seller ID: 009872

Condition: Excellent


The book ooks at Johnston's career & in particular 8 plays. 196 clean white well bound pp, plastic over dj. View more info

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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

Seller ID: 011838

Condition: Excellent


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

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Nine winning habits of successful Authors

By: McAlpine, Rachel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NZ, CC Press: 2000

Seller ID: 013408

Condition: Excellent


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

Seller ID: 013364

Condition: Good


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

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

Seller ID: 013275

Condition: Very Good


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

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

Seller ID: 002251

ISBN: 0702218499

Condition: Very Good


"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

TOLKIEN'S ART; 'A MYTHOLOGY FOR ENGLAND'

By: Nitzsche Jane Chance

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1980

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007605

ISBN: 0333290348

Condition: Very Good


Very Good condition. "Nitzsche discusses not only such classics as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Simarillion, but focuses on Tolkien's minor works as well, tracing in detail the sources and influences- from pagan epic to Christian legend- which formed the foundation of Tolkien's masterpieces, his 'mythology for England'." View more info

Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English

By: Ousby, Ian

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 008741

Condition: Very Good


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

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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

Seller ID: 009173

Condition: Very Good


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

THE BROAD STREAM

By: Stewart Douglas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Australia: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002240

ISBN: 0207131937

Condition: Good


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

TOIL & SPIN: Two Directions in Modern Poetry

By: Wallace-Crabbe Chris

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Hutchinson, Australia: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002217

ISBN: 0091371007

Condition: Very Good


"This book looks at the work of various twentieth-century poets, Australian, American and British, and considers the ways in which some have pressed toward popular, even light, verse and how others have made their way along the tangled paths of modernist experiment" Poets discussed include Thomas Hardy, Banjo Paterson, Bruce Dawe, Ezra Pound, Elizabeth Bishop and Judith Wright. View more info