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            Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense

            Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            By Uglow, Jenny

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            If we follow him across land and sea - to Italy, Greece and Albania, to The Levant and Egypt and India - and to the borderlands of spirit and self, art and desire, can we see, in the end, if the nonsense makes sense?

            ISBN 9780571269556
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books

            Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books (Hardback)

            By Pollard, Clare

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            What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery? Why is death in picture books so often represented by being eaten? We've read Green Eggs and Ham, laughed at Mr Tickle and whetted our appetites with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.... But what lies behind the picture books that make up our childhood? Fierce Bad Rabbits takes us on an eye-opening journey on a pea-green boat through the history of picture books. From Edward Lear through to Beatrix Potter and contemporary picture books like Stick Man, Clare Pollard shines a light on some of our best-loved childhood stories, their histories and what they really mean. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think. Sparkling with wit, magic and nostalgia, Fierce Bad Rabbits weaves in tales from Clare's own childhood, and her re-readings as a parent, with fascinating facts and theories about the authors behind the books. Introducing you to new treasures while bringing your childhood favourites to vivid life, it will make you see even stories you've read a hundred times afresh.
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            ISBN 9780241354780
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Oscar: A Life

            Oscar: A Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sturgis, Matthew

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            The first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years is the most complete telling of his life and times to date.

            ISBN 9781788545983
            Released NZ 4 Nov 2019
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

            The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture (Hardback)

            By Figes, Orlando

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            The Europeans is both a highly original, panoramic account of how in the 19th century huge aesthetic, economic, technological and legal changes created, for the first time, a genuinely pan-European culture - and an intimate story of a great singer, Pauline Viardot, a great writer..., Ivan Turgenev, and a great connoisseur, Pauline's husband Louis. Their passionate, ambitious lives caught up an astonishing array of writers, composers and painters all trying to navigate through an ever more prosperous, demanding and international culture. This culture--through trains, telegraphs and printing--allowed artists of all kinds to create a precarious but real living, shuttling back and forth, from the British Isles to Imperial Russia. The Europeans is Orlando Figes' masterpiece. Surprising, beautifully written, it describes huge events through intimate details, little-known stories and through the lens of Turgenev and the Viardots' touching, strange love triangle. Events which we now see as central to European high culture are made completely fresh, allowing the reader to revel in the sheer precariousness with which the great salons, premiers and bestsellers came into existence.
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            ISBN 9780241004890
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            The French Revolution

            The French Revolution (Paperback)

            By Carlyle, Thomas; Edited by Sorensen, David R.; Kinser, Brent E.; Engel, Mark

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            Thomas Carlyle's history of the French Revolution, originally published in 1837, opens with the death of Louis XV in 1774 and ends in 1795 when Bonaparte quelled the insurrection of the Vendemiaire. It is a work of great narrative and descriptive power that was itself meant to be... revolutionary.
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            ISBN 9780198815594
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Oxford World's Classics
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            Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion

            Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion (Hardback)

            By Davidson, Hilary

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            A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated examination of dress, clothing, fashion, and sewing in the Regency seen through the lens of Jane Austen's life and writings

            ISBN 9780300218725
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples
              

            Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Driscoll, Kerry

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            Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples is the first book-length study of the writer's evolving views regarding the aboriginal inhabitants of North America and the Southern Hemisphere, and his deeply conflicted representations of them in fiction, newspaper sketc...hes, and speeches. Using a wide range of archival materials-including previously unexamined marginalia in books from Clemens's personal library-Driscoll charts the development of the writer's ethnocentric attitudes about Indians and savagery in relation to the various geographic and social milieus of communities he inhabited at key periods in his life, from antebellum Hannibal, Missouri, and the Sierra Nevada mining camps of the 1860s to the progressive urban enclave of Hartford's Nook Farm. The book also examines the impact of Clemens's 1895-96 world lecture tour, when he traveled to Australia and New Zealand and learned firsthand about the dispossession and mistreatment of native peoples under British colonial rule. This groundbreaking work of cultural studies offers fresh readings of canonical texts such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Roughing It, and Following the Equator, as well as a number of Twain's shorter works.
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            ISBN 9780520310742
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2019
            Publisher University of California Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Pride and Prejudice
             

            Pride and Prejudice (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Austen, Jane; Edited by Kinsley, James

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            With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out. Pride encounters prejudice, upward-mobility confronts social disdain, and quick-wittedness challenges sagacity, as misconceptions and hast...y judgements lead to heartache and scandal.
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            ISBN 9780198826736
            Released NZ 12 Dec 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Series Oxford World's Classics
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            Monsters: The passion and loss that created Frankenstein
             

            Monsters: The passion and loss that created Frankenstein (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dogar, Sharon

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            1814: Mary Godwin, the sixteen-year-old daughter of radical socialist and feminist writers, runs away with a dangerously charming young poet - Percy Bysshe Shelley.

            ISBN 9781783448036
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher Andersen Press Ltd
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Moral Economies of American Authorship: Reputation, Scandal, and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace

            The Moral Economies of American Authorship: Reputation, Scandal, and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ryan, Susan M.

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            The Moral Economies of American Authorship argues that the moral character of authors became a kind of literary property within mid-nineteenth-century America's expanding print marketplace, shaping the construction, promotion, and reception of texts as well as of literary reputat...ions.
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            ISBN 9780190067847
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Series Oxford Studies in American Literary History
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