Charles Dickens, A Very Peculiar History: With No Added by Fiona Macdonald

By Fiona Macdonald

Taking a special examine probably the most acclaimed and best-loved English writers of the 19th century, Charles Dickens, a truly ordinary History asks why, what, the place, how and who the Dickens used to be Charles Dickens? Why did he maintain a puppy raven that pecked at his children's shins? Why did he have a tunnel outfitted lower than the line in entrance of his nation condo? used to be his demise corpse rather carried from his mistress's apartment the place he collapsed to his family members domestic, in order that he may die 'respectably'?

Find out the solutions to those questions or even weirder ones in the course of the publication, which beneficial properties quirky tales and interesting minutiae approximately this singularly advanced guy and consummate artist.

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Poet's Pub (Penguin Classics) by Eric Linklater

By Eric Linklater

A literary Cheers—filled with British appeal and wit

Comprised of an unique sequence of vignettes that happen on the Pelican Pub in Downish, England, Poet's Pub is a humor-filled selection of tales through award winner Eric Linklater—one of the unique titles commissioned via Penguin Classics founder Allen Lane—and back to be had to American readers. When an Oxford poet named Saturday Keith assumes keep an eye on of the Pelican Pub, what he wants so much is the peace and freedom to craft his poems with out being disturbed. this can be the least of what occurs, for the neighborhood watering gap quickly turns into an out-and-out allure for varied eccentric characters starting from uncouth rogues to individuals of academia.

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The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling by Henry Fielding

By Henry Fielding

A foundling of mysterious parentage pointed out by means of Mr Allworthy on his nation property, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the probably unimaginable Sophia Western, the gorgeous daughter of the neighbouring squire – notwithstanding he occasionally succumbs to the charms of the neighborhood ladies. but if his amorous escapades earn the disapproval of his benefactor, Tom is banished to make his personal fortune. Sophia, in the meantime, is set to prevent an prepared marriage to Allworthy's scheming nephew and escapes from her rambunctious father to stick to Tom to London.

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What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe

By Jonathan Coe

What a Carve Up! - a hilarious Eighties political satire through Jonathan Coe
It is the Nineteen Eighties and the Winshaw relatives are becoming richer and crueller via the 12 months:
Newspaper-columnist Hilary will get millions for telling it love it isn't; Henry's turning hospitals into automobile parks; Roddy's promoting artwork in go back for intercourse; down at the farm Dorothy's squeezing each final pound from her farm animals; Thomas is creating a killing at the inventory trade; and Mark is promoting fingers to dictators.
But as soon as their hapless biographer Michael Owen begins investigating the family's path of greed, corruption and immoral doings, the time growing to be ripe for the Winshaws to obtain their comeuppance. . .
This wickedly humorous tackle existence lower than the Thatcher govt used to be the winner of the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize

'A sustained feat of humour, suspense and polemic, packed with twists and ironies' Hilary Mantel, Sunday Times
'A riveting social satire at the chattering and omnipotent higher classes' Time Out
'Big, hilarious, difficult, livid, moving' Guardian
Jonathan Coe's novels are jam-packed with biting social observation, relocating and astute observations of existence and hilarious set items that experience made him some of the most renowned writers of his iteration. His different titles, The unintentional Woman, a marginally of Love, The Rotters' Club (winner of the Everyman Wodehouse prize), The Closed Circle, The poor privateness of Maxwell Sim, The apartment of Sleep (winner of the1998 Prix Médicis Étranger), and The Rain ahead of it Falls, are all to be had in Penguin paperback.

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The Sacred and Profane Love Machine by Iris Murdoch

By Iris Murdoch

Swinging among his spouse and his mistress within the sacred and profane love desktop and among the charms of morality and the excitements of sin, the psychotherapist, Blaise Gavender, occasionally needs he may perhaps divide himself in . as a substitute, he shall we free distress and confusion and—for the spectators at any rate—a morality play, wealthy in reflections upon the paradoxes of human existence and the character of the conflict among sacred and profane love.

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Complete Works of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling

By Rudyard Kipling

* short yet informative introductions to the novels and different works
* photographs of ways the novels first seemed, giving your Kindle a style of the unique texts
* all of the novels and every with their very own contents table
* THE JUNGLE ebook and different well known collections are absolutely illustrated
* the entire brief tales, with very good formatting, and contents tables
* infrequent brief tale collections like ABAFT THE FUNNEL – first time in electronic print
* comprises all of Kipling’s non-fiction conflict writings – spend hours exploring Kipling’s stories of worldwide struggle I – many on hand in no different collection
* EVEN comprises Kipling’s poetry with distinct contents desk – locate that particular poem quickly!
* the infrequent heritage textbook Kipling contributed to for schools
* the totally illustrated battle textual content THE GRAVES OF THE FALLEN which Kipling was once commissioned to jot down through the British Government
* packed choked with pictures when it comes to Kipling’s lifestyles, works, locations and movie adaptations
* boasts a different feedback part, with works via writers akin to G.K. Chesterton, Orwell and Gallienne, studying Kipling’s contribution to literature
* specified BONUS textual content of Kipling’s autobiography - discover the author’s fascinating lifestyles!

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The Wanderer, or Female Difficulties by Frances Burney

By Frances Burney

As a unnamed lady, identified simply because the Wanderer (although later pointed out as Juliet Granville,) flees the Reign of Terror to England, the place she reveals herself alone—friendless and with no means—in a overseas land.

Focusing at the problems girls confronted in gaining the independence, The Wanderer was once a part of a brand new style of literature that grew out of the tumultuous interval following the French Revolution during which authors tested the occasions of the prior via fiction. The final novel to be written by means of Frances Burney, The Wanderer took fourteen years to write down and was once prompted in part by way of the author’s time as an exile in France.

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William Blake: The Critical Heritage by G. E. Bentley Jr.

By G. E. Bentley Jr.

OCR text.

The severe Heritage gathers jointly a wide physique of serious assets on significant figures in literature. each one quantity provides modern responses to a writer's paintings, permitting pupil and researcher to learn the cloth themselves.

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Part I Blake’s Life
1 common comments
2 exterior events
3 Politics
4 Visions
5 Madness
6 ‘He is usually in Paradise’

Part II Writings
7 stories of Malkin’s account of Blake (1806)
8 common comments
9 Poetical Sketches (1783)
10 The e-book of Thel (1789)
11 The French Revolution (1791)
12 Songs of Innocence and of expertise (1789, 1794)
13 the US (1793) and Europe (1794)
14 Descriptive Catalogue (1809)
15 Jerusalem (1804–?20)

Part III Drawings
16 General comments

Part IV Engraved designs
17 General comments
18 Salzmann, parts of Morality (1791)
19 Burger, Leonora (1796)
20 Cumberland, innovations on define (1796)
21 Stuart and Revett, Antiquities of Athens, vol. III, 1794
22 Young, evening techniques (1797)
23 Hayley, Essay on Sculpture (1800)
24 Hayley, Designs to a sequence of Ballads (1802)
25 Hayley, Life...of William Cowper (1803)
26 Hayley, Triumphs of mood (1803)
27 Hoare, educational Correspondence (1804)
28 Hayley, Ballads (1805)
29 Blair, The Grave (1808)
General reviews, 1805–63
General reviews, 1810–26
30 The Prologue and Characters of Chaucer’s Pilgrims (1812)
31 Virgil, Pastorals (1821)
32 Remember Me! (1825, 1826)
33 Illustrations of The publication of activity (1826)
34 Blake’s Illustrations of Dante (?1838)

Part V common essays on Blake
35 B.H.MALKIN, A Father’s Memoirs of his baby, 1806
36 H.C.ROBINSON, ‘William Blake, artist, poet and non secular mystic’, Vaterländisches Museum, translated, 1811
37 Obituary in Literary Gazette, 1827
38 Obituary in Literary Chronicle, 1827
39 ALLAN CUNNINGHAM, ‘William Blake’ in his Lives of... British Painters, 1830
40 ANON., ‘The innovations of William Blake, painter and poet’, London college journal, 1830
41 ANON., ‘The final of the supernaturalists’, Fraser’s journal, 1830
42 FREDERICK TATHAM, ‘Life of Blake’, ?1832

Part VI Forgotten Years: References to William Blake 1831– 62


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Cecilia by Frances Burney

By Frances Burney

While heiress Cecilia Beverley gets an inheritance from her uncle, the Dean, it comes with the stipulation that her destiny husband needs to switch his identify to Beverley. Besieged through suitors basically after her fortune, Cecilia ultimately falls in love with the single son and inheritor of a proud family—one that forestalls him from altering his identify. A social satire, Cecilia is either a love tale and an exam of British upper-class conventions.

Originally released in 1782, Cecilia was once reprinted not less than two times inside of a 12 months of its ebook, and served as a power for the identify of Jane Austen’s masterpiece Pride and Prejudice.

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