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ORMOND PAPERS : A Journal of Arts and Sciences. Volume 10

By: N/A

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Ormond College, University of Melbourne: 1993

Seller ID: 009821

Condition: Very Good +


xiv, + 205pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has no noticeable damage. The academic journal of Ormond College, Melbourne University, which showcased the best academic work from the college community. Includes essays, articles and literary criticism. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

POSTMODERN CONDITIONS

By: Andrew Milner, et al (Edited by)

Price: $37.60

Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom (and elsewhere), Berg Publishers: 1990

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 009450

ISBN: 0854965912

Condition: Near Fine


xv, + 208pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over trivially bumped spine. Plain buff boards and text-block pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped as spine, else near fine. This collection of essays, edited by Andrew Milner, Philip Thomson and Chris Worth, were originally presented as a series of research seminars organised in 1986-87 by the Centre for General and Comparative Literature at Monash University, Melbourne, Austral... View more info

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1001 BOOKS You Must Read Before You Die

By: Boxall, Peter (General Editor)

Price: $28.20

Publisher: London, Quintet/New Burlington Books: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007547

ISBN: 1845660307

Condition: Very Good +


960pp., over 600 full-colour illustrations of book covers and frontispieces, posters and other contextual images, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft vertical crease to a small section at front of book. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. Preface by Peter Ackroyd. "A comprehensive reference source, chronicling the history of the novel . . . offers concise, critical insight into the books and the writers that have excited the ... View more info

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LITERARY BLASPHEMIES

By: Boyd, Ernest

Price: $28.20

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011781

Condition: Very Good


265pp., plus (iii). Book clean and square. Quarter-cloth hardcover. Complete title label over lightly bumped buckram spine. Plain green boards undamaged. A former owner's details (dated 1928) and old price indentation on ffep., tinted top edge, laid paper, untrimmed foredge and foot, else text-block clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, jagged nips and tears, plus closed tear and several small biopredation spots on front panel and spine. A ser... View more info

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INSIDE NARNIA: A Guide to Exploring the Lion, the Witch And the Wardrobe

By: Brown, Devin

Price: $13.62

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A., Baker Books: 2005

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 005949

ISBN: 0801065992

Condition: Very Good +


255pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper has negligible edgewear only. A riveting analysis of C.S.Lewis' magical world of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which explores symbols, hidden meanings, and many easily missed details . Contents include: Preface, Intro., 17 chapters, plus Reference List. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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CHRISTINA STEAD

By: Brydon, Diana

Price: $22.77

Publisher: Hampshire, England, Macmillan Education: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010537

ISBN: 0333389972

Condition: Very Good +


188pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally surface-scuffed, mild tanning to reverse edges. A stand-alone title in the Macmillan Women Writers series. "This study is the first to provide a feminist reading of the life and work of the Australian-born writer Christina Stead . . . Intensity, sensuality and a refusal to draw boundaries where they would normall... View more info

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WOMAN AND CHINESE MODERNITY: The Politics of Reading Between West and East

By: Chow, Rey

Price: $25.50

Publisher: United States, University of Minnesota Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006074

ISBN: 0816618712

Condition: Very Good +


xvii, + 197pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. Volume 75 in the 'Theory and History of Literature' series. The author brings together "a variety of texts about modern China-from Bertolucci's 'Last Emporer', to popular "Mandarin Duck and Butterfly' stories, to writings by male and female authors of the May Fourth period and after-and organizes them along four critical paths, all of which involve 'wo... View more info

COUNTER-TRADITION: [A Reader in] The Literature of Dissent and Alternatives

By: Delany, Sheila [Edited by]

Price: $11.84

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 1971

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 003583

Condition: Good+


x, + 377pp. Text throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, edges nominally flecked. Monochrome, art-illustrated gloss card wrapper bumped, mildly splayed and edgeworn, with a soft crease and several indentations. With a foreword by Louis Kampf, this anthology presents some alternate and dissident writers, who present a variety of points of view...With an Intro., Biblio., and Index, and a large list of authors including: Amos, Muntzer, Milton, Swift, Pa... View more info

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A VOLTAIRE FOR RUSSIA. A.P. Sumarokov's Journey from Poet-Critic to Russian Philosophe

By: Ewington, Amanda

Price: $68.31

Publisher: Evanston, IL, U.S.A., Northwestern University Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011826

ISBN: 0810126966

Condition: Very Good +


xiii, + 258pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt titles over lightly bumped brown cloth boards and spine. An 'archive' stamp, partially filled out in pencil (date, text printer, cover printer details) on ffep., else text-block unmarked. Barcode sticker on rear board. No dustjacket. This title is a revision of the author's thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Chicago, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, 2001. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Author's Note, Introductio... View more info

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CONRAD : The Moral World of the Novelist (Novelists and their world)

By: Gekoski, R. A

Price: $16.39

Publisher: London, Elek Books: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011971

ISBN: 0236400924

Condition: Good


ix, + 208pp., a medium amount of ball-point pen text underlining and like, margin highlighting (approx. 15 pages - not too distracting). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards nominally bumped on foredge corners. Text-block (other than fore-noted), unmarked. Portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, with some colour-fading on spine, else slight edgewear, and unobtrusive dampstaining on verso. A... View more info

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RECIPES FOR CRIME

By: Greenwood, Kerry, & Pausacker, Jenny

Price: $84.60

Publisher: Ringwood, VIC, Australia, McPhee Gribble: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012060

ISBN: 0869143247

Condition: Very Good +


xiii, + 220pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, lightly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper has a short soft crease, minor indentations. From the rear panel: "In this delightful pastiche, Kerry Greenwood and Jenny Pausacker take nine crime-fiction writers who wrote with flair about food and create a short story in the style of each. Ghosting the pens of Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, among others, they lead their sleuths through g... View more info

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MAKING STORIES : How Eleven Australian Novels Were Written

By: Grenville, Kate and Woolfe, Sue

Price: $54.65

Publisher: St Leonards, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1993

Edition: First Edition, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 011910

ISBN: 1863733167

Condition: Very Good +


xv, + 293pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Michael Killalea) card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "Good writers make writing look easy - but is it? Anyone learning to write should be encouraged by 'Making Stories' - it shows that even our greatest novelists come to their books by a long and uncertain process. 'Making Stories' shows ten acclaimed Australian authors at work, painstakingly constructing their ... View more info

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THE SCIENCE OF JAMES BOND : From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films

By: Gresh, Lois H. And Weinberg, Robert

Price: $14.57

Publisher: New Jersey, U.S.A., John Wiley & Sons: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009774

ISBN: 0471661953

Condition: Very Good


xii, + 212pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Tiny spot to half-title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented. " . . . takes you on a fascinating excursion through the true science that underlies Bond's most fantastic and off-the-wall accoutrements. The authors provide a highly entertaining, informative look at the real-world achievements and brilliant imaginations behind such singular Bond gadgets as the buzz-saw Rolex, the car that tur... View more info

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IDEAS OF THE RESTORATION IN ENGLISH LITERATURE 1660-71

By: Jose, Nicholas

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012623

ISBN: 0674442768

Condition: Very Good +


xvi, + 205pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain burgundy boards nominally shelfworn only. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated (engraving of Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, by D. Loggan), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and bumped only. "The Restoration of Charles II was an event of great moment . . . The impact of the king's return on literature of the 1660s is the subject of this book . . . "... View more info

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LETTERS IN CRITICISM

By: Leavis, F.R.

Price: $16.39

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011744

ISBN: 0701120568

Condition: Very Good +


(viii), 160pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards very lightly corner-bumped on front panel. Faint foxing to textblock head, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small open tear to head of spine, negligible tanning. From the rear panel: "This book is a collection, as complete as it has been possible to make it, of the letters written by Dr. Leavis to newspapers and periodicals over the past forty ... View more info

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DON'T TELL THE GROWN-UPS : Subversive Children's Literature

By: Lurie, Alison

Price: $18.22

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1990

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 011183

ISBN: 0747506035

Condition: Very Good


xv, + 229pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards very good. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Posy Simmonds), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly edge-creased and indented. From the jacket flap: "'Winnie the Pooh' isn't usually thought of as being subversive, nor are 'The Enchanted Castle', 'The Secret Garden', 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', or 'Peter Pan'. Yet these 'safe' classics endure partly because they sati... View more info

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THE LITERARY COMPANION TO FASHION

By: McDowell, Colin

Price: $24.44

Publisher: London, Sinclair-Stevenson: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006946

ISBN: 1856193551

Condition: Very Good


xi, + 452pp., pattern-print endpapers. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over nominally bumped spine. Leaves mildly browned, remainder strip (black felt pen) on foot of textblock. Plain black boards undamaged. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. An anthology on the theme of fashion in literature. "Using letters, journals and memoirs, as well as novels, poetry and plays, covering over 400 years of writing, includi... View more info

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THE ORIGINS OF THE ENGLISH NOVEL. 1600-1740

By: McKeon, Michael

Price: $16.39

Publisher: London, Radius: 1988

Edition: First U.K.

Seller ID: 009659

ISBN: 0091729653

Condition: Very Good


xi, + 529pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Very small penned name to top corner of ffep., else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel, minimal edgewear. "The genesis of the novel, argues Michael McKeon, lies in the great upheavals, of secularization and reform that transformed early modern Europe . . . combines historical analysis and readings of extraordinarily diverse texts to rethink the foundations of the dom... View more info

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PROOF : A Text Response Guide to Jocelyn Moorhouse's Film

By: McRoberts, Richard (Series Editor) and Pope, Marcia

Price: $14.10

Publisher: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, Wizard Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008933

ISBN: 1875739289

Condition: Very Good


48pp. Booklet clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, soft reading crease to front panel, and corner crease to rear. A stand-alone title in the 'Wizard Study Guides' series. Contents include: Profile of the writer/director; The text in perspective, notes on genre, structure and style; Reading a film as text; Actors and acting; camera angles and movement; Framing, editing and sound; What happens? A synopsis of the film; chara... View more info

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ANDROMEDA'S CHAINS : Gender and Interpretation in Victorian Literature and Art

By: Munich, Adrienne Auslander

Price: $11.28

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009660

ISBN: 0231068735

Condition: Very Good +


xii, + 222pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Andromeda', Edward Poynter) card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. " . . . explores the power and the passion with which Victorian male writers and artists gave meaning to the Perseus and Andromeda myth and its medieval analogue, the legend of St. George and the dragon . . . Employing examples from Morris, Browning, Kingsley, Hopkins, Ruskin and Rossetti - ... View more info