Plays, Poems and Short Stories

  • Shakespeare, William / King Richard III

    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...

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  • Henry, O. / 41 Stories

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Shakespeare, William / Measure for Measure

    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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  • Clarke, Arthur C. / Expedition to Earth

    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

    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

    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 5

    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

    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

    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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  • McBratney, Sam / One Voice, Please

    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

    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

    Virgil / The Aeneid

          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 damage it, so we refrain from doing so. If you see a...

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

    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

    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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  • Strindgerg, August / Three Plays

    Strindgerg, August / Three Plays

     The three plays in this volume focus on the tumultuous relationships between men and women, whether they are father and daughter, brother and sister or lovers. Miss Julie is a ruthlessly realistic depiction of an upper class woman's seduction of a...

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  • Shakespeare, William / Henry V

    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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  • Shields, Carol / Collected Stories

    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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  • Berberova, Nina / The Tattered Cloak

    Berberova, Nina / The Tattered Cloak

     Six short novels about men and women who lose their lives of privilege in Russia and live in diminished circumstances in Paris, their days full of nostalgia and longing - for love, salvation or release. Born in 1901, the author left Russia for...

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  • Shields, Carol / Various Miracles

    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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  • Leonard, Hugh / Home Before Night

    Leonard, Hugh / Home Before Night

     Our dog, Jack, was anti-clerical ...but my father clung to the theory that the dog simply detested the colour black...' Hugh Leonard's delightful autobiographical evocation of his Dublin childhood in the thirties and forties is like an Irish 'Cider...

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  • Lurie, Alison / Foreign Affairs

    Lurie, Alison / Foreign Affairs

     WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, unmarried tenured professor, is in London to work on her new book about children's folk rhymes. Despite carrying a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels essentially English and rather looks...

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  • McCormack, Mike / Getting It In The Head

    McCormack, Mike / Getting It In The Head

       A debut collection of short stories, set in various locations which range from New York and the west of Ireland to nameless realms of the imagination. As the distinction between the stories' victors and victims becomes blurred, all roads...

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  • Houston, Pam / Cowboys Are My Weakness

    Houston, Pam / Cowboys Are My Weakness

       Sexy, gutsy and intoxicating, these tales tell of the pleasures of dancing the two-step at the Stockgrowers' Ball, the pity of stalking beautiful beats and, of course sex, love and loss.This stinging-fresh collection opens up new worlds -...

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  • Wilde, Oscar / A Woman of No Importance

    Wilde, Oscar / A Woman of No Importance

    Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of Mrs Arbuthnot's long-concealed secret. A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton's country home, when it is announced that Gerald Arbuthnot has been appointed...

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  • Orton, Joe / Loot

    Orton, Joe / Loot

    A black farce masterpiece, Loot follows the fortunes of two young thieves, Hal and Dennis. Dennis is a hearse driver for an undertaker. They have robbed the bank next door to the funeral parlour and have returned to Hal's home to hide-out with the loot...

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  • Rowley, William / The Witch of Edmonton

    Rowley, William / The Witch of Edmonton

    The Witch of Edmonton has received considerable attention recently both from scholars and critics interested in witchcraft practices and also from the directors in the theatre. The play, based on a sensational witchcraft trial of 1621, presents Mother...

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  • Ahlberg, Allan / Please Mrs Butler

    Ahlberg, Allan / Please Mrs Butler

    Happy 30th birthday, Please Mrs Butler!This witty collection of school poems by Allan Ahlberg, re-jacketed for its 30th anniversary and for a whole new generation of school children to fall in love with, is full of typical classroom events that will be...

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  • Ibsen, Henrik / John Gabriel Borkman

    Ibsen, Henrik / John Gabriel Borkman

    John Gabriel Borkman, wealthy, powerful, revered, sacrificed love for success and was handsomely rewarded. Now, disgraced and destitute after financial scandal and a jail sentence, he paces out each day alone, planning his comeback. Downstairs, his wife,...

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  • Churchill, Caryl / Cloud Nine

    Churchill, Caryl / Cloud Nine

    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 damage it, so we refrain from doing so. If you see a price sticker on a...

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  • Lovecraft, Thaddeus / Rum Humour Rum Humor

    Lovecraft, Thaddeus / Rum Humour Rum Humor

    Urbane, absurd, intelligent, satirical and darkly funny. Lovecraft presents an original voice with hints of Douglas Adams and Woody Allen and to those with a taste for the absurd it is a rare treat. The collection contains some prize-winning pieces and...

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  • Ford, Richard / Women with Men

    Ford, Richard / Women with Men

    This is the story of a group of men and women. As they experience the consolations and complications of relationships with the opposite sex, they confront the obscure difference between privacy and intimacy, and the fine distinction between pleasing...

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  • Jennings, Paul / Undone!

    Jennings, Paul / Undone!

    A collection of eight quirky, bizarre, and very funny short stories.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 damage it,...

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