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Loomba, Ania.: Colonialism/Postcolonialism (2nd edition).
London: Routledge, 2009 (2005). Paperback. 263pp. Near Fine condition. Slight shelf-wear to corners. No underlining or annotations. Published 2009. Reprint of the 2005 second edition, including a revised Introduction and a new 16-page Conclusion. Part of the Critical Idiom series. (Book ref. 8766) £7.00
D.W. Jefferson, Richard Hoggart and Robin Skelton, eds.: The Northern Miscellany of Literary Criticism.
Manchester,1953. Paperback. 96pp. The first issue of a literary magazine that had been planned as an annual publication. Good condition. A splash of tea/coffee to the back cover, some shelf-wear to edges and creasing to spine. No underlining or annotations. Contents: 'Dramatic Irony in Shakespeare' by John Holloway, 'The Loss of Paradise' by William Empson, 'Gracian, Tesauro, and the Nature of Metaphysical Wit' by S.L. Bethell, 'Rational Irrationality: "She dwelt among the untrodden ways"' by F.W. Bateson, 'Christianity and the Common Pursuit' by Walter Stein, "Wuthering Heights: a Matter of Method" by Owen E. Holloway, "Henry James and the Fantasticated Conceit: The Sacred Fount' and 'Professor Heller in the Waste Lane' by D.HJ. Enright. (Book ref. 8779) £15.00
Butler, Samuel (edited by John Wilders and Hugh de Quehen).: Hudibras Parts 1 and 2 and Selected Other Writings.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973. Paperback. 316pp. Good condition. Shelf-wear to covers. No underlining or annotations. (Book ref. 8710) £12.00
Webb, Timothy.: English Romantic Hellenism 1700-1824.
Manchester University Press, 1982. Hardback. 253pp. Very Good book in Very Good dustwrapper with slight fading along spine - not the lettering. Not price-clipped. No underlining or annotations. Anthology (Book ref. 8699) £15.00
Rudd, Gillian.: The Complete Critical Guide to Geoffrey Chaucer.
London: Routledge, 2001. Paperback. 200pp. Previous owner's name to corner of first page, otherwise looks near new. No underlining or annotations. (Book ref. 8688) £5.00
Jameson, Fredric.: The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act.
London: Methuen (University Paperback), 1986. Paperback reprint. 305pp. Very Good condition. No underlining or annotations. (Book ref. 8656) £7.00
Freeman, Gillian.: The Undergrowth of Literature.
London: Nelson, 1968. Hardback. 196pp. Very Good book in Very good dustwrapper with a 5mm tear book. Not price-clipped. No underlining or annotations. "A woman's-eye view of . . . publications devoted to sexual fantasy in the English-speaking world". (Book ref. 4347) £4.00
Winny, James.: The Master-Mistress: A Study of Shakespeare's Sonnets.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1968. Hardback. 216pp. First edition. Ex-library with the usual faults. Otherwise a Good book in Very Good dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. A few pages have pencil marks to margins. (Book ref. 4601) £4.00
Winchcombe, Anna.: Thomas Hardy: A Wayfarer.
Dorchester: Dorset County Library and The Thomas Hardy Society, 1978. Paperback. 44pp. First edition. Very Good. Slight shelf-wear to corners. Slight marking to covers. Illustarted with b/w photographs. (Book ref. 5665) £4.00
Walter de la Mare.: Rupert Brooke and the Intellectual Imagination.
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Limited, 1919. Small hardback. 41pp. First edition. Very Good book with slight foxing to pages, in Good dustwrapper - a paper cover (like tracing paper) with wear and tear to edges. (Book ref. 8184) £8.00
Walker, David.: André Gide. ('Modern Novelists' series).
London: Macmillan, 1990. Hardback. 214pp. First edition. Fine book in near Fine dustwrapper with a 5mm tear. No underlining or annotations. (Book ref. 8509) £7.00
Sternberger, Dolf.: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 1729 / 1979.
Bonn-Bad Godesberg: Inter Nationes, 1978. Paperback with french wrappers. 45pp. First edition. Very Good condition. An essay by Sternberger, interspersed with extracts from two works by Lessing: "The Education of the Human Race" and "Laokoon". Includes five pages of Testimonials from Schlegel, Schiller (both Frederich), Heinrich Heine, Franz Mehring, Thomas Mann, Hans Meyer and Hannah Arendt. Also a Chronological Table and Bibliographical Information. Published for the 250th anniversary of the birth of an influential German poet and critic, himself greatly influenced by Shakespeare. (Book ref. 8356) £5.00
Shakespeare, William. (edited by Arthur Humphreys).: Julius Caesar.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984. Hardback. 251pp. First edition. Fine book in near Fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Includes an 83 page introduction, Editorial Principles, and two appendices. (Book ref. 8505) £10.00
Shakespeare, William (edited by H.J. Oliver).: The Taming of the Shrew. (The Oxford Shakespeare).
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1982. Hardback. 248pp. First edition. Fine book in near Fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. A text freshly edited from the First Folio. Includes a 75 page introduction, Editorial Principles, Abbreviations and References, and two appendices. (Book ref. 8502) £10.00
Shakespeare, William (edited by Eugene M. Waith).: Titus Andronicus. (The Oxford Shakespeare).
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984. Hardback. 226pp. First edition. Fine book in near Fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. includes a 70 page introduction with chapters about the text, authorship, The Peacham Drawing, Sources, performance, reception and interpretation; and 7 appendices (Book ref. 8504) £10.00
Shakespeare, William (edited by A.R. Braunmuller).: King John. (The Oxford Shakespeare).
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. Hardback. 303pp. First edition. Fine book in Very Good dustwrapper with two tears, the largest just over 1cm. Not price-clipped. includes a critical introduction, Editorial Procedures, Five appendices and other chapters about the text , history and stage history. (Book ref. 8503) £10.00
Saintsbury, George.: Elizabethan Literature.
London: Macmilan, 1928. Hardback. 472pp. No dustwrapper. Good condition. Shelf-wear. Foxing to page edges. No underlining or annotations. (Book ref. 4576) £4.00
Ronald Watkins and Jeremy Lemmon.: The Poet's Method.
London: David & Charles, 1974. Hardback. 207pp. First edition. Near Fine book with slightly bumped spine ends and small mark to board edge; in Fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. No underlining or annotations.The book deals with various aspects of 'the poet's method' in Shakespeare's plays. Part of the " In Shakespeare's Playhouse" series. (Book ref. 3405) £4.00
Ricks, Christopher, ed.: Poems and Critics: An anthology of poetry and criticism from Shakespeare to Hardy.
London: Collins, 1966. Hardback. 224pp. First edition. Very Good / no dustwrapper. (Book ref. 8362) £4.00
Rennison, Nick.: Contemporary British Novelists.
London: Routledge, 2005. First paperback edition. 195pp. Felt tip mark to page edges, otherwise looks near new. No underlining or annotations. A collection of review essays about the life and work of fifty novelists. (Book ref. 6103) £5.00