Plays, Poems and Short Stories

  • Kundera, Milan / Farewell Waltz

     Klima, a celebrated jazz trumpeter, receives a phone call announcing that a young nurse with whom he spent a brief night at a fertility spa is pregnant. She has decided he is the father. And so begins a comedy which, during five madcap days,...

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  • Etherege, George / The Man of Mode

       This edition highlights the very varied critical interpretations to which this rich but episodic comedy has been subject, and makes a case for it as a psychologically astute and brilliantly executed comedy of courtship rituals. Detailed...

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  • Gibran, Kahill / The Prophet

     .The Prophet, an international besteller and translated into over fifty languages, is the best-known and best-loved of Kahil Gibran's many spiritual and religious writings. Inspired largely by the beauty and timelessness of nature, The Prophet,...

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  • Rushdie, Salman / Home

     Salman Rushdie, a self-described `emigrant from one place and a newcomer in two', explores the true meaning of home. Writing with insight, passion and humour, he looks at what it means to belong, whether roots are real and homelands imaginary, what...

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  • Runyon, Damon / Guys and Dolls

     A collection of short stories by Damon Runyon.      All of our books are second hand, and while you may not get the exact copy shown in the picture, all of our books are in very good condition. Removing stickers from a book may...

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  • Gibran, Kahlil / The Prophet

     The Prophet represents the acme of Kahlil Gibran's achievement. Writing in English, Gibran adopted the tone and cadence of King James I's Bible, fusing his personalised Christian philosophy with a spirit and oriental wisdom that derives from the...

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  • Kerrigan, Justin / Human Traffic

     This tells the story of five friends out on a Friday-night "bender".      All of our books are second hand, and while you may not get the exact copy shown in the picture, all of our books are in very good condition. Removing stickers...

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  • Shakespeare, William / Twelfth Night

     Separated from her twin brother Sebastian after a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a boy to serve the Duke of Illyria. Wooing a countess on his behalf, she is stunned to find herself the object of his beloved's affections. With the arrival of...

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  • Donovan, Gerard / Country of the Grand

     A young man driving across Ireland with his wife asks her how long she would wait before being with another man if he died. A man is trapped, hidden, in a small changing room by the sea on Galway Bay, as he listens to his friends discuss his wife's...

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  • Gilchrist, Ellen / Victory Over Japan

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  • Yeats, W. B. / The Poems

     Part of the Everyman series which has been re-set with wide margins and easy-to-read type and includes a themed introduction, chronology of the life and times of the author, plot summary and selected criticism.      All of our books...

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  • McNamee, John / The Trophy & New Writings

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  • Medbh, Maighread / Tenant

     Tenant is a narrative sequence, following the fictional O'Sullivan family through the traumatic famine years, 1845 to 1849. The main character is Rena, whose personal journey through the period represents the shock, struggle, devastation and...

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  • Shaw, Bernard / John Bull's Other Island

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  • Lessing, Doris / The Black Madonna

     William and Grace share what seems to them an ideal marriage. Both in their 50s, neither has any reason to believe that their relationship could be threatened. But when he meets the beautiful Bonnie, William begins to think the unthinkable. ...

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  • Patterson, James / The Trial : BookShots

     James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. `I'm not on trial. San Francisco is.' Detective Lindsay Boxer has finally managed to capture the drug cartel boss who has been tormenting her for months. And now...

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  • Keegan, Claire / Walk the Blue Fields

     A long-haired woman moves into the priest's house and sets fire to his furniture. That Christmas, the electricity goes out. A forester mortgages his land and goes off to a seaside town looking for a wife. He finds a woman eating alone in the hotel...

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  • Ledwidge, Francis / Complete Poems

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  • Rushdie, Salman / Step Across This Line

     The subjects of Salman Rushdie's collection of non-fiction range from The Wizard of Oz, U2, India and Indian writing, the death of Princess Diana, and football, to twentieth-century writers including Angela Carter, Arthur Miller, Edward Said, J. M...

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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey / The Portable Chaucer

     In the fourteenth century Geoffrey Chaucer, who served three kings as a customs official and special envoy, virtually invented English poetry. He did so by wedding the language of common speech to metrical verse, creating a medium that could...

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  • Blank, Jessica / The Exonerated

     What does it truly mean to be exonerated? The dictionary says it is to be proclaimed innocent after having been convicted of a crime. But what effect does it have on a person - a soul, a life - to have one's freedom and self-respect stripped away...

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  • Shakespeare, William / King Richard III

     This play charts the rise and fall of a Machiavellian villain who, by scheming and by infanticide, claws his way to the throne of England. It contains a mixture of poetry and politics, tragedy and sardonic wit.      All of our books...

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  • Henry, O. / 41 Stories

     The Master of Irony Readers the world over recognize O. Henry as the best short story writer of the early twentieth century. Widely known as a master of irony, O. Henry also displays here dazzling wordplay and a wry combination of pathos and humor...

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  • Chekhov, Anton / Plays

     The dramatic works of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) present the actions of ordinary people. He avoids any explicit political treatment, but the depth and subtlety of his art has generated a wealth of interpretation. His representation of human...

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  • Golden, Frank / The Interior Act

     The Interior Act is a movement from terror to a kind of interior peace, interspersed with praise, obsession, memory, rant, death, and love. Unusual in a poetry collection, Golden explores at length the fracturing actions and memories of an imagined...

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  • Ibsen, Henrik / Doll's House

     This investigation of religion by greatest psychoanalyst of the twentieth-century explores the role faith can take in the life of man, what it can mean to us and why as a species we are inclined towards it. Throughout history, some books have...

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  • Lahiri, Jhumpa / Interpreter of Maladies

     Pulitzer-winning, scintillating studies in yearning and exile from a Bengali Bostonian woman of immense promise.A couple exchange unprecedented confessions during nightly blackouts in their Boston apartment as they struggle to cope with a...

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  • Shakespeare, William / Measure for Measure

     The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays.This edition of...

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  • Wilde, Oscar / Lady Windermere's Fan

     Beautiful, aristocratic, an adored wife and young mother, Lady Windermere is 'a fascinating puritan' whose severe moral code leads her to the brink of social suicide. The only one who can save her is the mysterious Mrs Erlynne whose scandalous...

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  • Clarke, Arthur C. / Expedition to Earth

     A collection of Arthur C. Clarke's short stories with a new preface by the author. The last story in the volume, "The Sentinel", was the basis for the film, "2001: A Space Odyssey".      All of our books are second hand, and while...

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  • Jarvie, Gordon / Great Golf Stories

     This collection contains stories about golf. It includes E.C. Bentley's detective story, "The Sweet Shot", as well as stories by P.G. Wodehouse and Stephen Leacock. Also featured is a tale by A.G. Macdonell taken from "England Their England", and...

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  • Park, David / Oranges from Spain

     David Park has lived and worked for most of his life in Belfast,and ORANGES FROMSPAIN is his first collection of stories.It is not surprising,then,that this collection reflects some of the anguish of that city,and some of its preoccupationsThese...

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  • Cookson, Paul / The Works

     THE WORKS contains every kind of poem you will ever need for the Literacy Hour but it is also a book packed with brilliant poems that will delight any reader.It's got chants, action verses, riddles, tongue twisters, shape poems, puns, acrostics,...

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  • Cookson, Paul / The Works 5

     A big fat book containing a whole alphabet of poets. It features 250 poems, each by a different poet - some very much alive and some not, some very well-known indeed and some not - all arranged alphabetically by poet. It has lots of new poems in it...

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  • Marsh, Linda / The Book of Limericks

     While no collection of limericks can claim to be 'complete', The Wordsworth Book of Limericks contains an astonishing collection of over 1,800 verses - all of them comical, and a great number so far from cleanliness as to verge on the obscene. This...

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