Doyle Arthur — Tales of Unease, 2000 год

30 июля, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Tales of Unease - Doyle Arthur

Wordsworth / Classics
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This book is selected and with an introduction by David Stuart Davies. In these twilight excursions, Doyle’s vivid imagination for the strange, the grotesque and the frightening is given full rein. We move from the mysteries of Egypt and the strange powers granted by The Ring of Thoth to the isolated ghostlands of the Arctic in «The Captain of the Polestar»; we encounter a monstrous creature in «The Terror of Blue John Cap» and the beings that live above our head in «The Brazilian Cat and The Leather Funnel»; and we shudder at the thing in the next room in «Lot 249».

ISBN: 1-84022-406-1
мягкая обложка, 208 стр.
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Bram Stoker — Dracula, 1993 год

23 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Dracula - Bram Stoker

Wordsworth / Wordsworth Classics
‘There he lay looking as if youth had been half-renewed, for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron-grey, the cheeks were fuller, and the white skin seemed ruby-red underneath; the mouth was redder than ever, for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood, which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck. Even the deep, burning eyes seemed set amongst the swollen flesh, for the lids and pouches underneath were bloated. It seemed as if the whole awful creature were simply gorged with blood; he lay like a filthy leech, exhausted with his repletion.’

ISBN: 9781853260865
мягкая обложка, 352 стр.
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Ned Halley — Dictionary of Drink, 2000 год

22 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Dictionary of Drink - Ned Halley

Wordsworth / Wordsworth Reference
What is a slack-ma-girdle? Or a submarino? How did White Horse whisky get its name? Or Old Bawdy barley wine? How do you make a really dry martini? Or beer? Or champagne?
The answers to these enquiries and thousands of others are revealed in this unique guide to every kind of alcohol, compiled by dedicated drinker and collector of little histories, Ned Halley, who is an award-winning writer on beer, a nationally syndicated wine columnist and author of numerous books on drink.
In a straightforward A to Z format, The Wordsworth Dictionary of Drink identifies thousands of individual brewers, distillers and winemakers, as well as the names of their products. The dictionary aims to be of real, practical help in locating beers and ciders, wines and spirits of every hue to their maker and place of origin.
Here, too, are descriptive terms used on labels, along with the less-formal words used by producers and purveyors to promote their products in the market place. Origins, from village breweries to entire wine-producing regions, are located by nation, province and district. In many cases, there is a mention of when a producer or product was established, perhaps a word about the founder or a brief explanation of a curious-sounding brand name.
The book is laced with historical anecdotes, a thousand cocktail recipes, essys on topics from the Guiness dynasty to the principles of brewing, from the discovery of distilling to the history of exise duty — and illustrated with hundreds of drink labels from all around the world.

ISBN: 9781840223026
мягкая обложка, 654 стр.
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G.H Miller — The Wordsworth Dictionary of Dreams, 2001 год

20 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Dreams - G.H Miller

Wordsworth / Wordsworth Reference
Dreams have variously inspired and haunted kings, poets, inventors, artists, musicians, statesmen and others since the dawn of recorded experience. Gustavus Hindman Miller’s Dictionary of Dreams first appeared in 1909, ten years after Sigmund Freud’s pioneering work The Interpretation of Dreams, and is therefore an historical work on dream analysis first published at the time of a quantum leap in human consciousness.
10,000 entries cover Bananas to Cauliflowers, Measles to Mustard and Virgins to Zebras.

ISBN: 9781853263255
мягкая обложка, 640 стр.
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Austen Jane — Persuasion, 2004 год

20 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Persuasion - Austen Jane

Wordsworth / Classics
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What does persuasion mean — a firm belief, or the action of persuading someone to think something else? Anne Elliot is one of Austen’s quietest heroines, but also one of the strongest and the most open to change. She lives at the time of the Napoleonic wars, a time of accident, adventure, the making of new fortunes and alliances.
A woman of no importance, she manoeuvres in her restricted circumstances as her long-time love Captain Wentworth did in the wars. Even though she is nearly thirty, well past the sell-by bloom of youth, Austen makes her win out for herself and for others like herself, in a regenerated society.

ISBN: 1-85326-056-8
мягкая обложка, 190 стр.
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Jane Austen — Mansfield Park, 1992 год

20 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen

Wordsworth / Wordsworth Classics
Adultery is not a typical Jane Austen theme, but when it disturbs the relatively peaceful household at Mansfield Park, it has quite unexpected results.
The diffident and much put-upon heroine Fanny Price has to struggle to cope with the results, re-examining her own feelings while enduring the cheerful amorality, old-fashioned indifference and priggish disapproval of those around her.

ISBN: 9781853260322
мягкая обложка, 368 стр.
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Charlotte Bronte — Jane Eyre, 1992 год

19 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

Wordsworth / Wordsworth Classics
Jane Eyre ranks as one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction. Although the poor but plucky heroine is outwardly of plain appearance, she possesses an indomitable spirit, a sharp wit and great courage. She is forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian, a harsh employer and a rigid social order. All of which circumscribe her life and position when she becomes governess to the daughter of the mysterious, sardonic and attractive Mr Rochester.
However, there is great kindness and warmth in this epic love story, which is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Yorkshire moors.

ISBN: 9781853260209
мягкая обложка, 448 стр.
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Rudyard Kipling — The Best Short Stories, 1998 год

12 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
The Best Short Stories - Rudyard Kipling

Wordsworth / Wordsworth Classics
This is a fascinating selection of Kipling’s most famous short stories, bringing together the very best of his work. Life’s Handicap reflects his experiences of India, and contains two horror stories which permeate the collection with an air of haunted destinies.
Delusions and obsessions, past lives and the slums of London in 1890 are the diverse topics featured in Many Inventions. While Traffics and Discoveries is Kipling’s well-loved story about a polo pony.

ISBN: 9781853261794
мягкая обложка, 224 стр.
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D.H. Lawrence — Lady Chatterley’s Lover, 2005 год

11 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence

Wordsworth / Wordsworth Classics
With its four-letter words and its explicit descriptions of sexual intercourse, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is the novel with which D.H. Lawrence is most often associated.
First published privately in Florence in 1928, it only became a world-wide best-seller after Penguin Books had successfully resisted an attempt by the British Director of Public Prosecutions to prevent them offering an unexpurgated edition to the general public. The famous ‘trial of Lady Chatterley’ heralded the sexual revolution of the coming decades and signalled the defeat of Establishment prudery.
Yet Lawrence himself was hardly a liberationist and the conservativism of many aspects of his novel would later lay it open to attacks from the political avant-garde and from feminists. The story of how the wife of Sir Clifford Chatterley responds when her husband returns from the war paralysed from the waist down, and of the tender love which then develops between her and her husband’s gamekeeper, is a complex one open to a variety of conflicting interpretations.
This edition of the novel offers an occasion for a new generation of readers to discover what all the fuss was about; to appraise Lawrence’s bitter indictment of modern industrial society, and to ask themselves what lessons there might be for the 21st century in his intense exploration of the complicated relations between love and sex.

ISBN: 9781840224887
мягкая обложка, 288 стр.
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Martin Manser — Dictionary of English Spelling, 2005 год

11 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Dictionary of English Spelling - Martin Manser

Wordsworth / Wordsworth Reference
«The Wordsworth Dictionary of English Spelling» is the only spelling dictionary to give concise meanings throughout, and the only full-size spelling dictionary to have boxed features on spelling rules. Quicker, clearer, and easier to use than a conventional dictionary, it includes the latest additions to the English language (for instance, new words such as helpline, karaoke, synergy and teleworking). It is also comprehensive — featuring 50,000 spellings at a glance; informative — with concise meanings given throughout, and helpful, with 175 panels showing spelling rules and tips

ISBN: 9781840223149
мягкая обложка, 512 стр.
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