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Flush (Paperback): Virginia Woolf Flush (Paperback)
Virginia Woolf; Edited by Kate Flint
R208 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R41 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'I lay in the garden and red the Browning love letters, and the figure of their dog made me laugh so I couldn't resist making him a Life.' Throughout her career, Woolf invokes the animal world both directly and metaphorically. She started to write a biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel after finishing The Waves, tracing the life of the spaniel from his country origins, his puppyhood spent with the writer Mary Mitford, through his sheltered existence with Elizabeth Barrett in her sick room, and later travels in Florence. But Flush is much more than a playful writer's holiday. As well as offering an exploration of a life of the senses free from the tyranny of words, Flush can be read as an allegorical testimony to the inscrutable, discarded, unrepresentable lives of the Victorian women poets, who were barely discussed or read in the 1930s. From a quite literally low point of view, Woolf explores class and gender in Victorian London, with gently mocking humour. Charming yet also radical, Flush is a work of sensuous imagination, an apparently light text that opens up a range of questions concerning difference which are woven through the whole of Woolf's writing. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Jacob's Room (Paperback): Virginia Woolf Jacob's Room (Paperback)
Virginia Woolf; Edited by Kate Flint
R160 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R12 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel. It is a portrait of a young man, who is both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war. Jacob's life is traced from the time he is a small boy playing on the beach, through his years in Cambridge, then in artistic London, and finally making a trip to Greece, but this is no orthodox Bildungsroman. Jacob is presented in glimpses, in fragments, as Woolf breaks down traditional ways of representing character and experience.
The novel's composition coincided with the consolidation of Woolf's interest in feminism, and she criticizes the privilege thoughtless smugness of patriarchy, "the other side," "the men in clubs and Cabinets." Her stylistic innovations are conscious attempts to realize and develop women's writing and the novel dramatizes her interest in the ways both language and social environments shape differently the lives of men and women.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Diary of a Nobody (Paperback): George And Weedon Grossmith The Diary of a Nobody (Paperback)
George And Weedon Grossmith; Edited by Kate Flint
R183 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R34 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

`Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see - because I do not happen to be a `Somebody' - why my diary should not be interesting.' The Diary of a Nobody (1892) created a cultural icon, an English archetype. Anxious, accident-prone, occasionally waspish, Charles Pooter has come to be seen as the epitome of English suburban life. His diary chronicles encounters with difficult tradesmen, the delights of home improvements, small parties, minor embarrassments, and problems with his troublesome son. The suburban world he inhabits is hilariously and painfully familiar in its small-mindedness and its essential decency. Both celebration and critique, The Diary of a Nobody has often been imitated, but never bettered. This edition features Weedon Grossmith's hilarious illustrations and is complemented by an enjoyable introduction discussing the book's social background and suburban fiction as a genre. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2 - The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century (Paperback, 3rd... The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2 - The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Joe Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, Don LePan, …
R1,097 Discovery Miles 10 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the third edition of this volume a considerable number of changes have been made. Excerpts from Thomas Hoby's enormously influential translation of Castiglione's Book of the Courtier are included for the first time. Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke is now represented in the bound book anthology-and selections from Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia are now included as well. The range of selections from Elizabeth I's poems, letters, and speeches has been broadened considerably, as have been done with Spenser's Fairie Queene; Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis has been added; there are now more poems by Lady Mary Wroth and George Herbert; and Anne Locke is now represented in the Sonnets section. Bacon's Essay "On Revenge" has been added-as has Thomas Kyd's influential play of revenge, The Spanish Tragedy. Margaret Cavendish, previously included in volume 3 of the full anthology, will now also be included in this volume; we have added a number of her poems, with an emphasis on those with scientific themes. Several additions have been mad to existing Contexts sections, and an all-new Contexts section, "Ranters, Levellers, and Diggers," has been added. There are many additions the website component as well-including Thomas Deloney's Jack of Newbury (also being published as a stand-alone BABL edition), and excerpts from Thomas Dekker's plague pamphlets.

The Rainbow (Paperback): D. H Lawrence The Rainbow (Paperback)
D. H Lawrence; Edited by Kate Flint
R185 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R14 (8%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

To be oneself was a supreme, gleaming triumph of infinity This is the insight that flashes upon Ursula as she struggles to assert her individuality and to stand separate from her family and her surroundings on the brink of womanhood and the modern world. In The Rainbow (1915) Lawrence challenged the customary limitations of language and convention to carry into the structure of his prose the fascination with boundaries and space that characterize the entire novel. Condemned and suppressed on its first publication for its open treatment of sexuality and its `unpatriotic' spirit, the novel chronicles the lives of three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than 60 years, setting them against the emergence of modern England. The central figure of ursula becomes the focus of Lawrence's examination of relationships and the conflicts they bring, and the inextricable mingling of the physical and the spiritual. Suffused with biblical imagery, The Rainbow addresses searching human issues in a setting of precise and vivid detail. In her introduction to this edition Kate Flint illuminates Lawrence's aims and achievements against the background of the burgeoning century. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Flash! - Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination (Hardcover): Kate Flint Flash! - Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination (Hardcover)
Kate Flint
R693 R536 Discovery Miles 5 360 Save R157 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Flash! presents a fascinating cultural history of flash photography, from its mid-nineteenth century beginnings to the present day. All photography requires light, but the light of flash photography is quite distinctive: artificial, sudden, shocking, intrusive, and extraordinarily bright. Associated with revelation and wonder, it has been linked to the sublimity of lightning. Yet it has also been reviled: it's inseparable from anxieties about intrusion and violence, it creates a visual disturbance, and its effects are often harsh and create exaggerated contrasts. Flash! explores flash's power to reveal shocking social conditions, its impact on the representation of race, its illumination of what would otherwise remain hidden in darkness, and its capacity to put on display the most mundane corners of everyday life. It looks at flash's distinct aesthetics, examines how paparazzi chase celebrities, how flash is intimately linked to crime, how flash has been used to light up - and interrupt - countless family gatherings, how flash can 'stop time' allowing one to photograph rapidly moving objects or freeze in a strobe, and it considers the biggest flash of all, the atomic bomb. Examining the work of professionals and amateurs, news hounds and art photographers, photographers of crime and of wildlife, the volume builds a picture of flash's place in popular culture, and its role in literature and film. Generously illustrated throughout, Flash! brings out the central role of this medium to the history of photography and challenges some commonly held ideas about the nature of photography itself.

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Edition, Volume A (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Joseph Black,... The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Edition, Volume A (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, Don LePan, …
R1,844 R1,547 Discovery Miles 15 470 Save R297 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field.The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. The two-volume Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Concise Edition provides an attractive alternative to the full six-volume anthology. Though much more compact, the concise edition nevertheless provides instructors with substantial choice, offering both a strong selection of canonical authors and a sampling of lesser-known works. With an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, accessible and engaging introductions, and full explanatory annotations, the concise edition of this acclaimed Broadview anthology provides focused yet wide-ranging coverage for British literature survey courses. Among the works now included for the first time in the concise edition are Chaucer's The Prioress's Tale; the York Crucifixion play; more poems from Sidney's Astrophil and Stella; an expanded section of writings by Elizabeth I, more poems by Lady Mary Wroth, and an expanded selection of work by Margaret Cavendish. The literatures of Ireland, Gaelic Scotland, and Wales are now much better represented, and a selection of work by Laboring Class Poets is now included. There are also new contextual materials-including a substantial section on "Transatlantic Currents." In the case of several authors and texts (among them The Four Branches of the Mabinogi, Julian of Norwich, Sir Thomas Malory, and Phillis Wheatley), the new edition will incorporate substantial improvements that have been made in the new editions of the period volumes published in recent years. As before, the Concise edition includes a substantial website component, providing instructors with a great degree of flexibility. For the first time, a selection of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales will be available online in facing-column format (with versions in modern English included opposite the original text).

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 4 - The Age of Romanticism (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Joseph Black,... The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 4 - The Age of Romanticism (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, Roy Liuzza, …
R1,118 R1,026 Discovery Miles 10 260 Save R92 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the third edition of this volume a number of changes have been made. Author entries for James Macpherson and Thomas Moore have been added to the bound book, as have additional poems by Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Charlotte Smith, Robert Burns, Joanna Baillie, Mary Robinson, Felicia Hemans, Lord Byron, John Clare, and several others. Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience is now included in its entirety, as is Coleridge's On the Slave Trade. Also new to the anthology are Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent, selections from Mary Wollstonecraft's Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, and Lord Byron's The Giaour. The third edition also features a new Contexts section on the Gothic, including selections by Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, and many others. There are several additions to the website component as well-including a Contexts section on disability and a Contexts section on religion in the Romantic period. Other notable additions to the website include Sir Walter Scott's Two Drovers, Byron's Manfred, and new author entries for Hannah More, Robert Southey, Jane Cave, Emma Lyon, Leigh Hunt, and Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan.

Hard Times (Paperback, Revised): Charles Dickens Hard Times (Paperback, Revised)
Charles Dickens; Introduction by Kate Flint; Notes by Kate Flint
R191 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

‘Now, what I want is, Facts.  Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts.  Facts alone are wanted in life.  Plant nothing else, and root out everything else.’

Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and ‘bully of humanity’ Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes cross with those of free-spirited circus girl Sissy Jupe and victimized weaver Stephen Blackpool, Gradgrind is eventually forced to recognize the value of the human heart in an age of materialism and machinery.  

This edition of Hard Times is based on the text of the first volume publication of 1854. Kate Flint’s introduction sheds light on the frequently overlooked character interplay in Dickens’s great critique of Victorian industrial society.

The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry (Paperback, annotated edition): Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel... The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry (Paperback, annotated edition)
Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, Don LePan, …
R1,410 R1,163 Discovery Miles 11 630 Save R247 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field. The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. Intended for courses that focus on poetry during the Romantic period, this volume includes all the poetry selections from Volume 4 of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, along with a number of works newly edited for this volume. The Age of Romanticism: Poetry maintains the Broadview Anthology of British Literature's characteristic balance of canonical favorites and lesser-known gems, featuring a breadth of poetry from William Blake to Phyllis Wheatley, from Ebenezer Elliott to Felicia Hemans. "Contexts" sections provide valuable background on cultural matters such as "The Natural and the Sublime" and "The Abolition of Slavery," while the companion website offers a wealth of additional resources and primary works. Longer works newly prepared for the bound book include Byron's Manfred and The Giaour, Keats's Hyperion, and substantial selections from Wordsworth's fourteen-book Prelude; authors newly added for this volume include Hannah Cowley, Hannah More, Ann Yearsley, Robert Southey, and Thomas Moore.

The Waves (Paperback): Virginia Woolf The Waves (Paperback)
Virginia Woolf; Edited by Kate Flint; Introduction by Kate Flint; Notes by Kate Flint 1
R246 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R68 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Clear, bright, burnished ... the moods that it expresses are a true kind of poetry' The New York Times Tracing the lives of a group of friends, The Waves follows their development from childhood to middle age. While social events, individual achievements and disappointments form its narrative, the novel is most remarkable for the rich poetic language that expresses the inner life of its characters: their aspirations, their triumphs and regrets, their awareness of unity and isolation, and their questioning of the meaning of life itself. Perhaps more than any of Woolf's novels, The Waves conveys the endless complexities of human experience. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Kate Flint

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2 - The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century (Paperback, 2nd... The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2 - The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, Roy Liuzza
R1,323 R1,160 Discovery Miles 11 600 Save R163 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

New to the second edition of volume two of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature is a revised translation of Thomas More's Utopia, prepared by William P. Weaver of Baylor University. Other additions include a number of sonnets from Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella and a selection of poems by Isabella Whitney. Milton's Samson Agonistes is now included, and four books from Paradise Lost are now included in their entirety. With this volume as with the others, material continues to be added on an ongoing basis to the website component of the anthology. Of the ten general editors, Joseph Black and Anne Lake Prescott have focused on volume 2 particularly; they are professors at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and at Barnard College, respectively.

British Literature - An Historical Overview, Volume B (Paperback): Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy,... British Literature - An Historical Overview, Volume B (Paperback)
Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, Don LePan, …
R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume is ideally suited for use as a companion volume in survey courses where the instructor has decided against using a large anthology. It provides an overview of British literature in its social and historical context from the age of Romanticism through to the twentieth century and beyond. It traces literary developments in all genres, and touches as well on key developments in the history of the language and the history of print culture. It also provides essential historical background for those unfamiliar with the unfolding of British political, social, economic, and cultural history during these periods. Included are a wide variety of illustrations, 24 of which are color plates. The material for British Literature: A Historical Overview has been drawn from the general introductions to the six volumes of the acclaimed Broadview Anthology of British Literature. A Historical Overview, Volume A is also available; this covers the medieval period through the eighteenth century.

The Cambridge History of Victorian Literature (Paperback): Kate Flint The Cambridge History of Victorian Literature (Paperback)
Kate Flint
R1,195 Discovery Miles 11 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collaborative History aims to become the standard work on Victorian literature for the twenty-first century. Well-known scholars introduce readers to their particular fields, discuss influential critical debates and offer illuminating contextual detail to situate authors and works in their wider cultural and historical contexts. Sections on publishing and readership and a chronological survey of major literary developments between 1837 and 1901, are followed by essays on topics including sexuality, sensation, cityscapes, melodrama, epic and economics. Victorian writing is placed in its complex relation to the Empire, Europe and America, as well as to Britain's component nations. The final chapters consider how Victorian literature, and the period as a whole, influenced twentieth-century writers. Original, lucid and stimulating, each chapter is an important contribution to Victorian literary studies. Together, the contributors create an engaging discussion of the ways in which the Victorians saw themselves and of how their influence has persisted.

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Concise Volume B - The Age of Romanticism - The Victorian Era - The Twentieth... The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Concise Volume B - The Age of Romanticism - The Victorian Era - The Twentieth Century and Beyond (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Joseph Black, Leonard Connolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, Don LePan, …
R1,692 Discovery Miles 16 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology features an extraordinarily wide-ranging canon, with close attention paid throughout to issues such as race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It offers a fuller range of contextual materials than any competing anthology, including extensive illustrations throughout each volume. The introductions to authors and periods are superb and comprehensive, and annotations provide the information students need without interfering with their interpretation of the text. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field. In addition to the full six-volume anthology, the Broadview Anthology is available in two condensed forms: a two-volume Concise edition (about 3600 pages total) and a single-volume Compact version (2100 pages). All versions of the anthology are accompanied by an extensive website component that includes hundreds of additional readings and other interactive material. The website content has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and can be accessed using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. Features New to the Third Edition - New longer texts including Dickens's performance reading of "David Copperfield," Gaskell's The Manchester Marriage, Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Beckett's Endgame - New short selections from longer works including Eliot's Middlemarch, Shelley's Frankenstein, Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh, and Tennyson's In Memoriam A.H.H. - New bound-book author entries for Dorothy Wordsworth, John Clare, Emily Bronte, Thomas de Quincey, Walter Pater, Isaac Rosenberg, Tomson Highway, Derek Walcott, Jeanette Winterson, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - New selections representing "Literary Currents in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in the Long Nineteenth Century" - New "Contexts" section on "Gothic Literature" including materials by Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, and Jane Austen - "Literature, Politics, and Cultural Identity" section includes numerous new authors and pieces, including work by Sorely MacLean, James Kelman, Gillian Clarke, Kamau Brathwaite, Kim Moore, and Warsan Shire

Elizabeth Gaskell (Paperback): Kate Flint Elizabeth Gaskell (Paperback)
Kate Flint
R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The new series of Writers and Their Work continues a tradition of innovative critical studies introducing writers and their contexts to a wide range of readers. Drawing upon the most recent thinking in English studies, each book considers biographical material, examines recent criticism, includes a detailed bibliography, and offers a concise but challenging reappraisal of a writer's major work. This original study of Elizabeth Gaskell places the woman and her writings within the full Victorian context. Recent critical appraisal has focused both on her role as a novelist of industrial England, and on her awareness of the position of women and the problems of the woman writer in that society. Kate Flint's perceptive book shows that for Elizabeth Gaskell the condition of women was inseparable from the broader issues of social change. Books such as Mary Barton, Cranford, North and South and Wives and Daughters continually analyse and interrogate questions of power, authority and the expression and transmission of human values, and challenge many widely-held preconceptions of the age. Dr Flint shows how recent feminist criticism and theories of narrative work together to illuminate the radical and experimental nature of Mrs Gaskell's fiction.

British Literature - An Historical Overview, Volume A (Paperback): Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy,... British Literature - An Historical Overview, Volume A (Paperback)
Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, Don LePan, …
R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

These volumes provide an overview of British literature in its social and historical context from the Anglo-Saxon period through to the twenty-first century. They trace literary developments and touch on key developments in the history of the language of print culture. Additionally, they provide essential background for those unfamiliar with the unfolding of British political, social, economic, and cultural history during each of the six periods into which the study of British literature is commonly divided. The material for British Literature: A Historical Overview has been drawn from the general introductions to the six volumes of the acclaimed Broadview Anthology of British Literature.

The Waves (Paperback, New Ed): Virginia Woolf The Waves (Paperback, New Ed)
Virginia Woolf; Edited by Kate Flint; Introduction by Kate Flint; Notes by Kate Flint 2
R188 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R29 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Waves, more than any of Virginia Woolf's novels, conveys the complexities of human experience. Tracing the lives of a group of friends, The Waves follows their development from childhood to youth and middle age.

While social events, individual achievements and disappointments form its narrative, the novel is most remarkable for the rich poetic language that conveys the inner life of its characters: their aspirations, their triumphs and regrets, their awareness of unity and isolation. Separately and together, they query the relationship of past to present, and the meaning of life itself.

The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930 (Paperback): Kate Flint The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930 (Paperback)
Kate Flint
R962 Discovery Miles 9 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book takes a fascinating look at the iconic figure of the Native American in the British cultural imagination from the Revolutionary War to the early twentieth century, and examining how Native Americans regarded the British, as well as how they challenged their own cultural image in Britain during this period. Kate Flint shows how the image of the Indian was used in English literature and culture for a host of ideological purposes, and she reveals its crucial role as symbol, cultural myth, and stereotype that helped to define British identity and its attitude toward the colonial world. Through close readings of writers such as Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, and D. H. Lawrence, Flint traces how the figure of the Indian was received, represented, and transformed in British fiction and poetry, travelogues, sketches, and journalism, as well as theater, paintings, and cinema. She describes the experiences of the Ojibwa and Ioway who toured Britain with George Catlin in the 1840s; the testimonies of the Indians in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show; and the performances and polemics of the Iroquois poet Pauline Johnson in London. Flint explores transatlantic conceptions of race, the role of gender in writings by and about Indians, and the complex political and economic relationships between Britain and America. The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930 argues that native perspectives are essential to our understanding of transatlantic relations in this period and the development of transnational modernity.

Manfred (Paperback): George Gordon Lord Byron Manfred (Paperback)
George Gordon Lord Byron; Edited by Joe Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, …
R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A quintessential depiction of the Byronic hero, Byron's poetic drama Manfred centers on the interior sufferings of its psychologically tortured title character, who is haunted by the death of his forbidden lover. A radically autonomous figure, Manfred rejects help from other human beings, refuses Christian absolution, and disdains dark supernatural entities far more powerful than he is. Despite (or perhaps in part also because of) scandalous associations between the work and Byron's own tumultuous personal life, it was a considerable success from the start-and soon became far more than merely successful; Manfred exerted a powerful shaping force on the Romantic sensibility for decades after Byron's death. The Broadview Anthology of British Literature edition of Manfred is accompanied by a substantial selection of contextual materials including Byron's original draft of the play's conclusion; influences on the poem, such as Paradise Lost, Goethe's Faust, and Vathek; examples of the Byronic hero from the poet's other writings; a selection of contemporary reviews; and an excerpt from Man-Fred, a dramatic parody in which the protagonist is reimagined as a chimney-sweep.

Pictures from Italy (Paperback, Revised): Charles Dickens Pictures from Italy (Paperback, Revised)
Charles Dickens; Introduction by Kate Flint; Notes by Kate Flint
R310 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R58 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

After Martin Chuzzlewit was published in 1844, Dickens deliberately took a break from novels to travel in Italy for almost a year.

Bored by many traditional tourist sites and repelled by the greed and empty rituals of the Catholic church, Dickens is far more attracted by urban desolation, the colourful life of the streets and visible signs of the nation's richly textured past. He is especially drawn to the costumes, cross-dressing and sheer exuberant energy of the Roman carnival. Although seldom overtly political, Pictures from Italy often touches on the corruption and cruelty of Italian history, the grinding poverty and a sense of continuing oppression lurking just below the surface. A thrilling travelogue which is also deeply revealing about its author's current anxieties and concerns, this neglected work deserves a secure place among the masterpieces of Dickens's maturity.

The Victorians and the Visual Imagination (Paperback): Kate Flint The Victorians and the Visual Imagination (Paperback)
Kate Flint
R1,102 Discovery Miles 11 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Victorians and the Visual Imagination is an exciting and innovative exploration of the Victorians' attitudes towards sight. Tantalized by physiologists who proved the unreliability of the eye, intrigued by the role of subjectivity within vision, and provoked by new technologies of spectatorship, the Victorians were also imaginatively stirred by the sense of a world which lay just out of human sight. This interdisciplinary study draws on writers as diverse as George Eliot, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Rudyard Kipling as well as Pre-Raphaelite and realist painters including Millais, Burne-Jones, William Powell Frith and Whistler, and a host of Victorian scientists, cultural commentators and art critics. Its topics include blindness, the location of memory, hallucination, dust, and the importance of the horizon - a dazzling eclectic range of subjects linked together by the operations of the eye and brain.

Hard Times (Hardcover): Charles Dickens Hard Times (Hardcover)
Charles Dickens; Introduction by Kate Flint
R404 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and 'bully of humanity' Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes cross with those of free-spirited circus girl Sissy Jupe and victimized weaver Stephen Blackpool, Gradgrind is eventually forced to recognize the value of the human heart in an age of materialism and machinery.

The New Cambridge History of English Literature 7 Volume Hardback Set (Hardcover): Clare A. Lees, James Chandler, Kate Flint,... The New Cambridge History of English Literature 7 Volume Hardback Set (Hardcover)
Clare A. Lees, James Chandler, Kate Flint, David Loewenstein, Janel Mueller, …
R21,898 Discovery Miles 218 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The New Cambridge History of English Literature is a set of reference works designed to offer a broad synthesis and contextual survey of the history of English literature throughout the major periods of its development, from the end of the Roman empire to the twentieth century. The organisation of each volume reflects the particular characteristics of the period covered, with a general commitment to provide an accessible narrative history. The histories are designed to accommodate the range of insights and fresh perspectives brought by new approaches to the subject, without losing sight of the need for essential exposition and information. Each volume includes a chronology, extensive primary and secondary bibliographies, and a full index.

The Cambridge History of Victorian Literature (Hardcover, New title): Kate Flint The Cambridge History of Victorian Literature (Hardcover, New title)
Kate Flint
R3,929 Discovery Miles 39 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This collaborative History aims to become the standard work on Victorian literature for the twenty-first century. Well-known scholars introduce readers to their particular fields, discuss influential critical debates and offer illuminating contextual detail to situate authors and works in their wider cultural and historical contexts. Sections on publishing and readership and a chronological survey of major literary developments between 1837 and 1901, are followed by essays on topics including sexuality, sensation, cityscapes, melodrama, epic and economics. Victorian writing is placed in its complex relation to the Empire, Europe and America, as well as to Britain's component nations. The final chapters consider how Victorian literature, and the period as a whole, influenced twentieth-century writers. Original, lucid and stimulating, each chapter is an important contribution to Victorian literary studies. Together, the contributors create an engaging discussion of the ways in which the Victorians saw themselves and of how their influence has persisted.

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