Fiction & Literature (257)

The Complete Works of James Joyce

ISBN: 9781840226775

Author: James Joyce    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

This collection comprises of Joyce's three novels, plus the short story collection Dubliners. Dubliners, about Joyce's native city, is faithful to his country, ...


This collection comprises of Joyce's three novels, plus the short story collection Dubliners. Dubliners, about Joyce's native city, is faithful to his country, seeing it unflinchingly and challenging every precedent and piety in Irish literature. The stories in Dubliners show us truants, seducers, hostesses, corrupt politicians, failing priests, struggling musicians, poets, patriots, and many more simply striving to get by. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man falls between the realism of Dubliners and the symbolism of Ulysses. The novel is a highly autobiographical account of the youth of Stephen Dedalus, who comes to realize that before he can become a true artist, he must rid himself of the stultifying effects of the religion, politics and essential bigotry of his life in late 19th century Ireland. Written with a light touch, it is perhaps the most accessible of Joyce's works. Ulysses is James Joyce's astonishing masterpiece. Scandalously frank, it tells of the events which befall Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus in Dublin on 16 June 1904, during which Bloom's voluptuous wife, Molly, commits adultery.\nInitially deemed obscene in England and the USA, this richly-allusive novel, revolutionary in its modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway. Finnegans Wake is the book of Here Comes Everybody and Anna Livia Plurabelle and their family - their book, but in a curious way the book of us all as well as all our books. Joyce's last great work, it is not comprised of many borrowed styles, like Ulysses, but, rather, formulated as one dense, tongue-twisting soundscape. It also remains the most hilarious, 'obscene', book of innuendos ever to be imagined.


Pages: 1488


Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 56 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2011


$24.99
The selected illustrated works of Charles Dickens: Christmas Books, Ghost Stories and Other Tales

ISBN: 9781840226546

Author: Charles Dickens    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 1408


Publication Date: 01-03-2010


$34.99
The Collected Poems of W.B.Yeats

ISBN: 9781853264542

Author: W. B. Yeats    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: 432


Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 23 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2000


$15.99
The Works of Banjo Paterson

ISBN: 9781853264306

Author: A.B. Paterson    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 288


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 18 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-1995


$15.99
The Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare

ISBN: 9781853264160

Author: William Shakespeare    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: 208


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 11 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-1995


$15.99
The Collected Poems of Robert Burns

ISBN: 9781853264153

Author: Robert Burns    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 c...


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: 672


Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 36 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-1995


$15.99
The Scarlet Letter

ISBN: 9781853260292

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

This book includes an introduction and notes by Henry Claridge, Senior Lecturer, School of English, University of Kent at Canterbury. This is a troubling story ...


This book includes an introduction and notes by Henry Claridge, Senior Lecturer, School of English, University of Kent at Canterbury. This is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt, punishment and expiation, set in the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England. The young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan judges. However, it is not so much her harsh sentence, but the cruelties of slowly exposed guilt as her lover is revealed, that hold the reader enthralled all the way to the book's poignant climax.


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-1992


$7.99
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