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            Dragon Lords: The History and Legends of Viking England
             

            Dragon Lords: The History and Legends of Viking England (Hardback)

            By Parker, Eleanor

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            Why did the Vikings sail to England? Were they indiscriminate raiders, motivated solely by bloodlust and plunder? One narrative, the stereotypical one, might have it so. But locked away in the buried history of the British Isles are other, far richer and more nuanced, stories; an...d these hidden tales paint a picture very different from the ferocious pillagers of popular repute. Eleanor Parker here unlocks secrets that point to more complex motivations within the marauding army that in the late ninth century voyaged to the shores of eastern England in its sleek, dragon-prowed longships. Exploring legends from forgotten medieval texts, and across the varied Anglo-Saxon regions, she depicts Vikings who came not just to raid but also to settle personal feuds, intervene in English politics and find a place to call home. Native tales reveal the links to famous Vikings like Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons; Cnut; and Havelok the Dane. Each myth shows how the legacy of the newcomers can still be traced in landscape, place-names and local history. This book uncovers the remarkable degree to which England is Viking to its core.
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            ISBN 9781350124998
            Released NZ 2 May 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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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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            The American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to Pynchon

            The American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to Pynchon (Hardback, Annotated edition)

            By Bloom, Prof. Harold; Edited by Mikics, David

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            America's foremost literary critic celebrates the American pantheon of great writers from Walt Whitman to Ralph Ellison, to Ursula K. LeGuin, Philip Roth, and more.

            ISBN 9781598536409
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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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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            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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            The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984
             

            The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984 (Hardback)

            By Lynskey, Dorian

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            In The Lie Becomes the Truth, Dorian Lynskey charts the life of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four: one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, a perennial bestseller, and a work that remains more relevant than ever in today's tumultuous world.

            ISBN 9781509890736
            Released NZ 13 Jun 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            This Is Shakespeare

            This Is Shakespeare (Hardback)

            By Smith, Emma

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            A genius and prophet whose timeless works encapsulate the human condition like no others. A writer who surpassed his contemporaries in vision, originality and literary mastery. Who wrote like an angel, putting it all so much better than anyone else. Is this Shakespeare? Well, sor...t of. But it doesn't really tell us the whole truth. So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant, deflecting us from investigating the challenges of his inconsistencies and flaws. This electrifying new book thrives on revealing, not resolving, the ambiguities of Shakespeare's plays and their changing topicality. It introduces an intellectually, theatrically and ethically exciting writer who engages with intersectionality as much as with Ovid, with economics as much as poetry: who writes in strikingly modern ways about individual agency, privacy, politics, celebrity and sex. It takes us into a world of politicking and copy-catting, as we watch him emulating the blockbusters of Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd, the Spielberg and Tarantino of their day; flirting with and skirting round the cut-throat issues of succession politics, religious upheaval and technological change. The Shakespeare in this book poses awkward questions rather than offering bland answers, always implicating us in working out what it might mean. This is Shakespeare. And he needs your attention.
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            ISBN 9780241392157
            Released NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Pelican books
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            The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography
             

            The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography (Paperback)

            By Zephaniah, Benjamin

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            The stunning autobiography of the poet, writer, lyricist and activist, Benjamin Zephaniah.

            ISBN 9781471168956
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            How Proust Can Change Your Life

            How Proust Can Change Your Life (Paperback)

            By Botton, Alain de

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            `Dazzling' John Updike

            ISBN 9781509870691
            Released NZ 12 Mar 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series Picador Classic
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            In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny
             

            In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny (Hardback)

            By Dunn, Daisy

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            ISBN 9780008211097
            Released NZ 27 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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