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An Introduction to Sociolinguistics 4E

First published in 1992, Janet Holmes' An Introduction to Sociolinguistics has established itself as the key introductory textbook in the field, and this new fourth edition has been updated and expand..

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Anglo-Saxon World

The Anglo-Saxon period, stretching from the fifth to the late eleventh century, begins with the Roman retreat from the Western world and ends with the Norman takeover of England. Between these epochal..

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Anglo-Saxon World:  An Anthology

Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer, and The Seafarer are among the greatest surviving Anglo-Saxon poems. They, and many other treasures, are included in The Anglo-Saxon..

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Animal's People

Ever since he can remember, Animal has gone on all fours, the catastrophic result of what happened on That Night when, thanks to an American chemical company, the Apocalypse visited his slum. Now not ..

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"In these poems...Sylvia Plath becomes herself, becomes something imaginary, newly, wildly and subtly created." -- From the Introduction by Robert Lowell..

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On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her ..

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Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

"The Autogiography of Alice B. Toklas" is in fact Gertrude Stein's own autobiography, seen through the eyes of her friend, Alice B Toklas. With occasional glimpses into her early life, it describes he..

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

It's the thirtieth anniversary of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, and now DC Comics presents this classic title in a newly redesigned edition! Ten years after an aging Batman retired, Gotham City has sunk de..

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Bedford Glossary of Critical & Literary Terms 3E

This is the third edition of an essential glossary for students, now thoroughly updated and expanded with more than 50 new literary and critical terms. This title offers a comprehensive reference that..

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Black and Blue

The 8th Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling, award-winning author. Rebus is juggling four cases trying to nail one killer - who might just lead back to the infamous Bible John. And he's d..

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Blankets: A Graphic Novel

"Quaint, meditative and sometimes dreamy, blankets will take you straight back to your first kiss."" ""--The Guardian""""""Blankets" is the story of a young man coming of age and finding the confidenc..

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Bloody Chamber

The old fairy stories live again, subtly altered. By the prize-winning author of "Wise Children", "Nights at the Circus", "American Ghosts and Old World Wonders" and "Expletives Deleted". Review: ..

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Bodily Harm

Rennie Wilford, a young jounalist running from her life, takes an assignment to a Caribbean island and tumbles into a world where no one is what they seem. When the burnt-out Yankee Paul (does he smug..

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Bone People, The

Powerful and visionary, Keri Hulme has written the great New Zealand novel of our times. The Bone People is the story of Kerewin, a despairing part-Maori artist who is convinced that her solitary life..

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Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


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Buddha of Suburbia


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Bulibasha is the title given to the King of the Gypsies, and on the East Coast of New Zealand two patriarchs fight to be proclaimed the king. Tamihana is the leader of the great Mahana family of s..

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Butler's Ringlet


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Canterbury Tales : Fifteen Tales and the General Prologue - Norton Critical Editions

The most admired of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales are presented here in the original language but with spelling and annotations for modern readers. Sources and background information are included for the..

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Nothing remained to assure us that the adventure had not been an illusion of a moment but the young lady, who just at that moment opened her eyes...

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Alexis Wright is one of Australia's finest Aboriginal writers. Carpentaria is her second novel, an epic set in the Gulf country of north-western Queensland, from where her people come. The novel's por..

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Casino Royale: James Bond 007

'Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles.' In "Casino Royale", the first of Fleming's 007 adventures, a game of cards is James Bond's only chan..

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Caucasian Chalk Circle, The

Brecht projects an ancient Chinese story onto a realistic setting in Soviet Georgia. In a theme that echoes the Judgment of Solomon, two women argue over the possession of a child; thanks to the unrul..

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Chronicles of the Canongate


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City of Glass

A late-night phone call from a stranger involves Quinn, a mystery writer, in a baffling murder case stranger than his novels...

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Collected Stories : Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield's clear, sparkling and perceptive short stories revolutionized the genre, and this collection represents the whole range of her writing. Moving, resonant, full of light and colour,..

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Complete Persepolis

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips. "Persepolis" is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large a..

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Complete Short Stories


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COMPLICITY n. 1. the fact of being an accomplice, esp. in a criminal act A few spliffs, a spot of mild S&M, phone through the copy for tomorrow's front page, catch up with the latest from your mystery..

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Corrections, The

The winner of the National Book Award, the New York Times No.1 Bestseller and the worldwide literary sensation, 'The Corrections' has established itself as a truly great American novel. The Lamberts -..

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Crying of Lot 49

Suffused with rich satire, chaotic brilliance, verbal turbulence and wild humour, "The Crying of Lot 49" opens as Oedipa Maas discovers that she has been made executrix of a former lover's estate. The..

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Cutting Room

When Rilke, a dissolute auctioneer, comes upon a hidden collection of violent and highly disturbing photographs, he feels compelled to discover more about the deceased owner who coveted them. Soon he ..

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Death at the President's Lodging: Seven Suspects

Inspector Appleby is called to St Anthony's College, where the President has been murdered in his Lodging. Scandal abounds when it becomes clear that the only people with any motive to murder him are ..

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Don Juan

Byron's exuberant masterpiece tells of the adventures of Don Juan, beginning with his illicit love affair at the age of sixteen in his native Spain and his subsequent exile to Italy. Following a drama..

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Dracula (Penguin English Library)

'Alone with the dead! I dare not go out, for I can hear the low howl of the wolf through the broken window'. A chilling masterpiece of the horror genre, "Dracula" also illuminated dark corners of Vict..

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Dream Visions & Other Poems : Norton Critical Editions

Suitable for both beginning and advanced students, Geoffrey Chaucer's four dream visions and selected shorter poems are extensively glossed and accompanied by individual introductions and explanatory ..

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Driver's Seat

Lise has been driven to distraction by working in the same accountants' office for sixteen years. So she leaves everything behind her, transforms herself into a laughing, garishly-dressed temptress an..

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Most people know that Einstein's equation is important but they don't usually know why. This book takes an approach to the equation that concentrates not on the biography of Einstein but on the biogra..

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Ecclesiastical History of the English People

The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731 AD) is Bede's most famous work. As well as providing the authoritative Colgrave translation of the Ecclesiastical History, this edition includes a..

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English Patient

The final curtain is closing on the Second World War, and Hana, a nurse, stays behind in an abandoned Italian villa to tend to her only remaining patient. Rescued by Bedouins from a burning plane, he ..

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English Romantic Poetry : An Anthology

Rich selection of 123 poems by 6 great English Romantic poets: William Blake (24 poems), William Wordsworth (27 poems), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (10 poems), Lord Byron (16 poems), Percy Bysshe Shelley ..

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English Syntax and Argumentation 4E

How can we go about describing the structure of sentences? What do we learn from analysing language in this way? This book examines the nuts and bolts of English syntax in an accessible way. Now in it..

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'O Sir, how much uneasiness must I suffer, to counterbalance one short morning of happiness!' In this comic and sharply incisive satire of excess and affectations, beautiful young Evelina falls victim..

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Fables: Volume 1: Legends in Exile

When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal..

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Faerie Queene : Book One 1

This is part of a series of Spenser's great work in five volumes. Each includes its own general introduction, annotation, note on the text, bibliography, glossary, and an index of characters; Spenser'..

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Father & Son: Oxford World's Classics

'This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs.' Father and Son stands as one of English literature's seminal autobiographies. In it Edmund Go..

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Father and Son

At birth, Edmund Gosse was dedicated to 'the Service of the Lord'. His parents were Plymouth Brethren. After his mother's death, Gosse was brought up in stifling isolation by his father, a marine biol..

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First Language Acquisition

Babies are not born talking, they learn language, starting immediately from birth. How does this process take place? When do children master the skills needed for using language successfully? What sta..

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French Lieutenant's Woman

Of all John Fowles' novels The French Lieutenant's Woman received the most universal acclaim and today holds a very special place in the canon of post-war English literature. From the god-like stance ..

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, wr..

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In this luminous novel about a modern Don Juan, John Berger relates the story of G., a young man forging an energetic sexual career in Europe during the early years of the last century as Europe teete..

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