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British writers : classics

Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2003-
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents biographical essays of the authors and long critical essays of their famous literature works.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Parini
ISBN: 0684312530 9780684312538
OCLC Number: 54323767
Description: volumes ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. Alchemist (Ben Jonson) / Alexandra Gillespie --
Arcadia (Tom Stoppard) / Fred Bilson --
Canterbury tales (Geoffrey Chaucer) / N.S. Thompson --
Emma (Jane Austen) / Sandie Byrne --
Great expectations (Charles Dickens) / Peter Scupham --
Gulliver's travels (Jonathan Swift) / Christopher MacLachlan --
Heart of darkness (Joseph Conrad) / Cates Baldridge --
Holy sonnets (John Donne) / James E. Berg --
Importance of being Earnest (Oscar Wilde) / Sandie Byrne --
Kim (Rudyard Kipling) / Peter Scupham --
Man and superman (George Bernard Shaw) / John A. Bertolini --
Middlemarch (George Eliot) / Deanna Kreisel --
Portrait of the artist as a young man (James Joyce) / Caitriona O'Reilly --
Prelude (William Wordsworth) / Patrick Vincent --
Rape of the lock (Alexander Pope) / Tom Jones --
Return of the native (Thomas Hardy) / Phillip Mallett --
Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson) / Claire Harman --
Tristram Shandy (Laurence Sterne) / Scott MacKenzie --
Utopia (Thomas More) / Dan Brayton --
Wuthering heights (Emily Bronte) / Sandie Byrne. v. 2. Bleak house (Charles Dickens) / Neil Powell --
Copenhagen (Michael Frayn) / Fred Bilson --
Crow (Ted Hughes) / James Knapton --Daniel Deronda (George Eliot) / Clare Connors --
Don Juan (Lord Byron) / Peter Filkins --
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) / Lewis Robinson --
Hesperides (Robert Herrick) / Thomas D'Evelyn --
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) / Sandie Byrne --
The Lord of the rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) / Paul Bibire --
The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy) / Neil Powell --
Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf) / Peter Filkins --
The picture of Dorian Grey (Oscar Wilde) / Thomas Wright --
Plain tales from the hills (Rudyard Kipling) / Philip Mallett --
Possession (A.S. Byatt) / Amy Edwards --
The ring and the book (Robert Browning) / N.S. Thompson --
Things fall apart (Chinua Achebe) / Gareth Cornwell --Vanity fair (William Makepeace Thackery) / Sandie Byrne --
Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett) / Sophie Ratcliffe --
Waterland (Graham Swift) / Joseph Dewey.
Responsibility: edited by Jay Parini.

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This volume presents biographical essays of the authors and long critical essays of their famous literature works.

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