Block of Books
  •  
  • WOMAN IN WHITE
    WOMAN IN WHITE
    COLLINS WILKIE
    ISBN: 9780141439617
    Title: WOMAN IN WHITE
    Author: COLLINS WILKIE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter is drawn into the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his 'charming' friend Count Fosco, who has a taste for white mice, vanilla bonbons and poison. Pursuing questions of identity and insanity along the paths and corridors of English country houses and the madhouse, The Woman in White is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism. Matthew Sweet's introduction explores the phenomenon of Victorian 'sensation' fiction, and discusses Wilkie Collin's biographical and societal influences.

    Included in this edition are appendices on theatrical adaptations of the novel ands its serialisation history.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • WOMEN IN LOVE
    WOMEN IN LOVE
    LAWRENCE D H
    ISBN: 9780141441542
    Title: WOMEN IN LOVE
    Author: LAWRENCE D H
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Women in Love is widely regarded as D. H. Lawrence's greatest novel.

    The novel continues where The Rainbow left off with the third generation of Brangwens- Ursula Brangwen, now a teacher at Beldover, a mining town in the Midlands, and her sister Gudrun, who has returned from art school in London.

    The focus of the novel is primarily on their relationships, Ursula's with Rupert Birkin, a school inspector, though he gives that up, and Gudrun's with Gerald Crich, an industrialist, and later with a sculptor, Loerke.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WORKS AND DAYS
    WORKS AND DAYS
    HESIOD
    ISBN: 9780141197524
    Title: WORKS AND DAYS
    Author: HESIOD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A new verse translation of one of the foundational ancient Greek works by the award-winning poet Alicia Stallings.

    The ancient Greeks revered Hesiod, believing he had beaten Homer in a singing contest and that after his dead body was thrown to sea, it was brought back by dolphins. His Works and Days is one of the most important early works of Greek poetry. Ostensibly written by the poet to chide his lazy brother, it recounts the story of Pandora's box and humanity's decline since the Golden Age, and can be read as a celebration of rural life and a hymn to work.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • WRITINGS FROM ANCIENT EGYPT
    WRITINGS FROM ANCIENT EGYPT
    WILKINSON TOBY
    ISBN: 9780141395951
    Title: WRITINGS FROM ANCIENT EGYPT
    Author: WILKINSON TOBY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In ancient Egypt, words had magical power. Inscribed on tombs and temple walls, coffins and statues, or inked onto papyri, hieroglyphs give us a unique insight into the life of the Egyptian mind.

    'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered'

    In ancient Egypt, words had magical power. Inscribed on tombs and temple walls, coffins and statues, or inked onto papyri, hieroglyphs give us a unique insight into the life of the Egyptian mind. For this remarkable new collection, Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson has freshly translated a rich and diverse range of ancient Egyptian writings into modern English, including tales of shipwreck and wonder, first-hand accounts of battles and natural disasters, obelisk inscriptions, mortuary spells, funeral hymns, songs, satires and advice on life from a pharaoh to his son. Spanning over two millennia, with many pieces appearing in a general anthology for the first time, this is the essential guide to a complex, sophisticated culture.

    Translated with an introduction by Toby Wilkinson

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WUTHERING HEIGHTS
    WUTHERING HEIGHTS
    BRONTE EMILY
    ISBN: 9780141439556
    Title: WUTHERING HEIGHTS
    Author: BRONTE EMILY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before- of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is now visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past. In this edition, a new preface by Lucasta Miller, author of The Bronte Myth, looks at the ways in which the novel has been interpreted, from Charlotte Bronte onwards. This compliments Pauline Nestor's introduction, which discusses changing critical receptions of the novel, as well as Emily Bronte's influences and background.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • YEARS
    YEARS
    WOOLF VIRGINIA
    ISBN: 9780241372074
    Title: YEARS
    Author: WOOLF VIRGINIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Years is the story of three generations of the Pargiter family - their intimacies and estrangements, anxieties and triumphs - mapped out against the bustling rhythms of London's streets during the first decades of the twentieth century. A work of fluid and dazzling lucidity, The Years eschews a simple line of development in favour of a varied and constantly changing style, emphasises the radical discontinuity of personal experiences and historical events. Virginia Woolf's penultimate novel celebrates the resilience of the individual self and, in her dazzlingly fluid and distinctive voice, she confidently paints a broad canvas across time, generation and class.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
Page: 1 .. 16 17 18 19 20