Fiction & Literature (231)

The Collector's Book of Westerns

ISBN: 9781840226492

Author: Rosemary Gray    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Once they had settled the eastern seaboard, the founding fathers of the great North American continent encouraged others to follow them to the land of opportuni...


Once they had settled the eastern seaboard, the founding fathers of the great North American continent encouraged others to follow them to the land of opportunity. So the refugees, the poor and the oppressed, the adventurous and the foolhardy packed their all, they left the old-world shadows and set out with their hopes and dreams. Millions headed West to realise those dreams in a vast land that stretched from the wide open spaces of Texas to the frozen wastes of the Yukon, and their courage, endurance and tenacity, their hardships, disasters and triumphs became an inexhaustible source of inspiration for writers, artists and moviemakers. Here is a taste, from some of the greatest classic writers, of the compelling body of literature that immortalised ranchers and cowpunchers, trappers and prospectors, gamblers and lawmen - a whole gallery of pioneering heroes and villains on horseback and in waggons and stagecoaches, in romanticising the white man's conquest of the Indian territories and his attempts to tame the untracked wilderness beyond.


Pages: 1408


Dimensions: 127 x 197 x 56 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2010


$24.99
The Collected Poems of William Wordsworth

ISBN: 9781853264016

Author: William Wordsworth    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

The Wordsworth Poetry Library comprises the works of the greatest English-speaking poets, as well as many lesser-known poets. Each collection has a specially co...


The Wordsworth Poetry Library comprises the works of the greatest English-speaking poets, as well as many lesser-known poets. Each collection has a specially commissioned introduction.


Pages: 928


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 51 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-1994


$15.99
The Island of Sheep

ISBN: 9781853262760

Author: John Buchan    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

In this, his final adventure, Buchan's hero Richard Hannay becomes embroiled in one of the most hazardous escapades of his life. Two men are honour bound to hel...


In this, his final adventure, Buchan's hero Richard Hannay becomes embroiled in one of the most hazardous escapades of his life. Two men are honour bound to help the tormented Valdemar Haraldsen, and a third decides to mastermind the whole affair out of a sheer love of adventure and a dislike of villains.


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-1995


$7.99
Sense and Sensibility

ISBN: 9781853260162

Author: Jane Austen    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 272


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 15 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-1992


$7.99
Ulysses

ISBN: 9781840226355

Author: James Joyce    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 736


Dimensions: 127 x 197 x 56 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2010


$7.99
Romeo and Juliet

ISBN: 9781840224337

Author: William Shakespeare    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Love, sex and death are the components of Shakespeare's classic story of the love of two young people which reaches across the barriers of family and convention...


Love, sex and death are the components of Shakespeare's classic story of the love of two young people which reaches across the barriers of family and convention. It encompasses great love, high drama, low comedy and a tragic ending. Romeo and Juliet is a pure tragedy of youth told in verse that is both youthful and intense. The loveliness and the music of the poetry make believable the otherwise commonplace afflictions of blighted love.


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 10 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2000


$7.99
Washington Square

ISBN: 9781840224276

Author: Henry James    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Washington Square marks the culmination of James's apprentice period as a novelist. With sharply focused attention upon just four principal characters, James pr...


Washington Square marks the culmination of James's apprentice period as a novelist. With sharply focused attention upon just four principal characters, James provides an acute analysis of middle-class manners and behaviour in the New York of the 1870s, a period of great change in the life of the city. This change is explored through the device of setting the novel's action during the 1840s, similarly a period of considerable turbulence as the United States experienced the onset of rapid commercial and industrial expansion. Through the relationships between Austin Sloper, a celebrated physician, his sister Lavinia Penniman, his daughter Catherine, and Catherine's suitor. Morris Townsend, James observes the contemporary scene as a site of competing styles and performances where authentic expression cannot be articulated or is subject to suppression.


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2001


$7.99
The Plays of Oscar Wilde

ISBN: 9781840224184

Author: Oscar Wilde    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 480


Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 28 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2000


$7.99
A Child's Garden of Verses

ISBN: 9781853261411

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

The highest standards in editing and production have been applied to the Wordsworth Children's Classics, while the low price makes them affordable for everyone...


The highest standards in editing and production have been applied to the Wordsworth Children's Classics, while the low price makes them affordable for everyone. Wordsworth's list covers a range of the best-loved stories for children, from nursery tales, classic fables, and fairy tales to stories that will appeal to older children and adults alike. Many of these volumes have contemporary illustrations, and while they are ideal for shared family reading, their attractive format will also encourage children to read for themselves. Like all Wordsworth Editions, these children's books represent unbeatable value.


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 5 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-1995


$7.99
How to Win the Nobel Prize in Literature

ISBN: 9781843913740

Author: David Carter   

With humour, wit and insight David Carter provides an account of the mixed fortunes of the Nobel Prize in Literature, together with tongue-in-cheek guidelines f...


With humour, wit and insight David Carter provides an account of the mixed fortunes of the Nobel Prize in Literature, together with tongue-in-cheek guidelines for the would-be laureate.
There are acclaimed writers - James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain - who never won the Nobel Prize - and others, less well-known, such as Henryk Sienkiewicz, Paul Heyse and Wladyslaw Reymont, who did. What do you have to do to impress, or be snubbed by the Nobel Committee? Using the device of a set of guidelines for the would-be laureate, the book explores many of the unusual and controversial decisions made by the committee over the years. The reader can discover the many quirky considerations that hopeful writers must bear in mind. Certain factors always help, such as 'being a man', and 'having your work translated into Swedish'. Presenting interesting quotes from the presentation and acceptance speeches and from other sources in the writers' works, David Carter provides answers to some intriguing questions, such as: why did some writers refuse to accept the prize, and why were others rejected? Is there evidence for political, ideological and geographical bias in the selection? Why was it sometimes awarded to two writers and sometimes not at all? What does it actually take to win?


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Publication Date: 20-09-2012


$34.99
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