Описание: Since the mid-19th century crime fiction has been one of the most popular sub-genres of the novel. In this Very Short Introduction, Richard Bradford explores its origins and the features that define its varied style. He considers its role in popular culture around the world and considers why its classification as `literature` is still ambiguous.
Автор: Baker S. Peter, Mannur A Anita, Koneva P Svetlana, Название: Introduction to Old English ISBN: 0631234543 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780631234548 Издательство: Wiley Цена: 2639 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: This innovative introduction to the Old English language focuses on what students need to know in order to engage with Old English literary and historical texts. Designed for a new generation, the book assumes no expertise in traditional grammar or in other languages. An opening chapter reviews basic grammar for those who need to be brought up to speed.
'Quick Start' sections begin the major chapters, allowing students to learn the basics of Old English quickly. 'Minitexts' accompanying most chapters give students practice in reading the language, while a detailed introduction to poetic meter and style helps them to read poetry. The book as a whole contains more than 200 illustrative quotations, fourteen Old English readings including 'The Wanderer', 'The Dream of the Rood' and 'Judith', and a comprehensive glossary.
Supplementary readings and exercises are available at the 'Old English Aerobics' website - http: //www .engl.virginia.edu/OE/OEA/ - which complements the text.
Автор: Eagleton Terry, Fitzpatrick M John, Mcaninch W Jac Название: English Novel: An Introduction ISBN: 1405117079 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405117074 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3821 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents a wide-ranging and humorous introduction to the English novel from Daniel Defoe to the present day. This book distils the essentials of the theory of the novel. It covers the works of major authors, including Henry Fielding, Samuel Richardson, Laurence Sterne, Walter Scott, Jane Austen, the Brontes, Charles Dickens and George Eliot.
Автор: John G. Peters Название: The Cambridge Introduction to Joseph Conrad ISBN: 0521548675 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521548670 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2903 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An essential book for students of the twentieth-century novel and of modernism, this introduction is aimed at students studying Conrad for the first time. John G. Peters explains how the key themes of travel and conflict are explored in the major works, Nostromo, Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness.
Автор: Loehlin Название: The Cambridge Introduction to Chekhov ISBN: 0521706882 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521706889 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2639 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: One of the greatest modern writers, Chekhov was an influential figure in both fiction and drama. Beginning with an engaging account of Chekhov`s life and cultural context in nineteenth-century Russia, this Introduction includes detailed analyses of his short stories and plays and demonstrates what makes Chekhov so important and unique.
Описание: Introduction to Medieval Europe 300-1500 provides a comprehensive survey of this complex and varied formative period of European history. Covering themes as diverse as barbarian migrations, the impact of Christianization, the formation of nations and states, the emergence of an expansionist commercial economy, the growth of cities, the Crusades, the effects of plague, and the intellectual and cultural life of the Middle Ages, the book explores the driving forces behind the formation of medieval society and the directions in which it developed and changed. In doing this, the authors cover a wide geographic expanse, including Western interactions with the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic World.
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