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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  • 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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  • Cleese, John / Complete Fawlty Towers

     The complete text of the scripts, from the 12 programmes which made up the TV comedy series, "Fawlty Towers". The scripts of the programmes that turned Basil and Sybil, Polly, the Major and the hapless Manuel into international cult figures, are...

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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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  • 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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  • Gilchrist, Ellen / Victory Over Japan

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 / A Doll's House ( Drama)

    Nora Helmer, wife to Torvald and mother of three children, appears to enjoy living the life of a pampered, indulged child. But as her economic dependence becomes brutally clear, Nora's acceptance of the status quo undergoes a profound change. To the...

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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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  • Sweeney, Matthew / Emergency Kit

     Emergency Kit is an anthology with many differences. It is, to begin with, a book which gives prominence to poems rather than to the poets who wrote them. It is truly international, bringing together poems not just from these islands but from many...

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  • Doyle, Roddy / Bullfighting

     Bullfighting moves from classrooms to graveyards, local pubs to bullrings; featuring an array of men at their working day and at rest, taking stock and reliving past glories. Each is concerned with loss in different ways - of their place in the...

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  • McBratney, Sam / One Voice, Please

     A collection of short stories, fables and moral tales from around the world. "One voice, please" shouts the innkeeper. "One voice only, please." And so begins a marvellous journey through the oral storytelling tradition. Containing over fifty short...

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  • McCann, Colum / Thirteen Ways of Looking

     A story in this collection has been longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG short story awardAs it was, it was like being set down in the best of poems, carried into a cold landscape, blindfolded, turned around, unblindfolded, forced, then, to invent...

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  • Virgil / The Aeneid

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  • Shakespeare, William / King Henry IV: Pt.1

     This edition of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 uses a variety of approaches to Shakespeare, including historical and cultural studies approaches. Shakespeare's text is accompanied by an intriguing collection of thematically arranged historical and...

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  • Shakespeare, William / King Henry IV: Pt.2

       Part of The New Penguin Shakespeare which offers a complete edition of the plays and poems by Shakespeare. Each volume has been prepared from the original texts and includes an introduction, a commentary and a short account of the textual...

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  • Shakespeare, William / Henry V

     Shakespeare's immutable history of Henry's victory over the French at Agincourt and the subsequent peace between the two nations is also a study of war and kingship. From a wild youth, Henry comes to embody all of the kingly virtues: courage,...

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  • Marlowe, Christopher / The Complete Plays

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  • Shields, Carol / Collected Stories

     For the first time all of Carol Shields' remarkable short stories - some previously unpublished - are gathered together in one volume. `Carol Shields' stories have given me happiness, not just pleasure' Alice Munro In the Collected...

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  • Cohen, Leonard / Book of Longing

     Book of Longing is Leonard Cohen's astonishing new collection of poems, the first since Book of Mercy was published nearly three decades ago.Leonard Cohen made his name as a poet before he came to worldwide attention as a singer and songwriter...

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  • Shields, Carol / Various Miracles

     A collection of short stories by the author of "The Stone Diaries", runner-up for the Booker Prize in 1993. The stories are all concerned with moments when ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances: wild coincidences, declarations of love,...

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  • O'Brien, Edna / Saints and Sinners

     A woman walks the streets of Manhattan and contemplates with exquisite longing the precarious affair she has embarked on, amidst the grandeur and cacophony of the cityscape; a young Irish girl and her mother are thrilled to be invited to visit the...

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