Series: Lyrics Volume 21817-24PaperbackAlexander Pushkin9781847497321$19.00POETRY Jun 25, 2019
The founding father of modern Russian literature, Alexander Pushkin has exerted – through his novel in verseEugene Onegin, his plays, his short stories and his narrative poetry – a long-lasting influence well beyond the borders of his motherland. A slightly lesser-known, but by no mean less important aspect of his writing is his vast production of shorter verse, a genre at which he excelled and arguably still remains unsurpassed.This volume, part of Alma's series of the complete poetic works of Alexander Pushkin, collects the poems Pushkin wrot... + Read More
Inspired by a box of wooden toy soldiers given as a present to her elder brother Branwell in 1826, Charlotte BrontÃ« created, together with her siblings, a series of tales set in the imaginary realm of Glass Town. In 'The Green Dwarf', against the backdrop of war, the arrogant aristocrat Colonel Percy and the enigmatic Mr Leslie are vying for the affections of the beautiful Lady Emily. Soon, with the rivals both on the front line, and with the scheming Percy hatching a plot that involves themysterious Green Dwarf, Leslie finds himself facing da... + Read More
In an examination of his laudanum addiction and the dreams and visions the drug engendered, Thomas De Quincey lays bare the celestial pleasures and infernal lows of an existence dependent on “subtle and mighty opium”. At once moving and rhapsodic, and suffused with a poetic and lyrical beauty, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater hauntingly evokes frightful scenes and phantasmagorical night-time wanderings, while reality, dream and memory blur and intertwine in a nebulous and protean haze.Published anonymously in The London Magazine, the Confe... + Read More
Jane Tressider has never been afraid of speaking her mind, even if she admits that she may have occasionally given offence by doing so. But as a busy mother of nine children, she cannot let such a small foible get in the way of her job, which is to keep her feckless husband on his toes while ensuring the perfect management not just of her own household but also of that of her married daughters and sons.Since mothers-in-law have always been misunderstood and no one has ever taken up their side of the argument properly, Jane is determined to set ... + Read More
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