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xlviii, 967 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
'I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year.' Becky Sharp is sharp, calculating, and determined to succeed. Craving wealth and a position in society, she charms, hoodwinks, manipulates everyone she meets, rising in the world as she attaches herself to a succession of rich men. Becky's fortunes are contrasted with those of her best friend Amelia, who has none of Becky's wit and vitality but whose gentle-heartedness attracts the devotion of the loyal Dobbin. Set during the Napoleonic wars, Vanity Fair follows Becky as she cuts a swathe through Regency society. Thackeray paints a panoramic portrait of the age, with war, money and national identity his great subjects. The battle for social success is as fierce as the battle of Waterloo, and its casualties as stricken. The satire is at once biting and profound, sparing none in a clear-eyed exposure of a world on the make. Thackeray's scepticism of human motives borders on cynicism yet Vanity Fair is among the funniest novels of the Victorian age. This new edition includes all Thackeray's original illustrations. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198727712 20160618
Green Library
ENGLISH-126B-01
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xlv, 332 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Introduction -- Note on the Text -- Select Bibliography -- A Chronology of Thomas De Quincey -- Confessions of an English Opium-Eater -- Suspiria de Profundis -- The English Mail-Coach -- Appendix A. Manuscript and Other Material relating to Confessions of an English Opium-Eater -- Appendix B. Manuscript Material relating to Suspiria de Profundis -- Appendix C: Manuscript and Other Material relating to 'The English Mail-Coach' -- Explanatory Notes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199600618 20160612
'I took it: - and in an hour, oh! Heavens! what a revulsion! what an upheaving, from its lowest depths, of the inner spirit! what an apocalypse of the world within me!' Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821) launched a fascination with drug use and abuse that has continued from his day to ours. In the Confessions De Quincey invents recreational drug taking, but he also details both the lurid nightmares that beset him in the depths of his addiction as well as his humiliatingly futile attempts to renounce the drug. Suspiria de Profundis centres on the deep afflictions of De Quincey's childhood, and examines the powerful and often paradoxical relationship between drugs and human creativity. In 'The English Mail-Coach', the tragedies of De Quincey's past are played out with horrifying repetitiveness against a backdrop of Britain as a Protestant and an imperial power. This edition presents De Quincey's finest essays in impassioned autobiography, together with three appendices that are highlighted by a wealth of manuscript material related to the three main texts. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199600618 20160612
Green Library
ENGLISH-126B-01

3. Wuthering Heights [1939]

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1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
The acclaimed masterpiece based on Emily Brontë's novel. Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon star as Heathcliff and Cathy whose tortured love affair is doomed to a tragic end.
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ENGLISH-126B-01

4. Dracula [1897]

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x, 420 p. ; 22 cm.
The acclaimed "Couture Classics" with cover designs by Ruben Toledo have become collector's items in the worlds of literature, fashion, design, and popular culture. Now, Toledo's signature style graces the covers of three new Deluxe Editions of gothic literature greats - "Jane Eyre", "Dracula", and "The Picture of Dorian Gray" - capturing the haunting beauty, sensual horror, and decadence of these iconic tales. These are the perfect additions to the first set of "Couture Classics": "Wuthering Heights", "Pride and Prejudice", and "The Scarlet Letter".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780143106166 20160607
Green Library
ENGLISH-126B-01
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1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a chance meeting that years later leads the boy to tragedy, mystery and wealth.
Media & Microtext Center
ENGLISH-126B-01
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1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Buñuel transforms Bronte's Yorkshire moors into a Mexican hacienda, and Heathcliff and Cathy become Alejandro and Catarina (Katy), who engage in a passionate, doomed love affair with a power that obliterates all convention and transcends even death.
Media & Microtext Center
ENGLISH-126B-01
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1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Still as smart and charming as ever, Clueless gets a fresh, sassy makeover for this new 'Whatever!' Collector's Edition. Alicia Silverstone sparkles as Cher, the matchmaking 15-year-old Beverly Hills High schooler who has shopping and boys on her mind.
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ENGLISH-126B-01

8. Great expectations [2003]

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xxviii, 514 p. : map ; 20 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Dickens chronology
  • Further reading
  • Note on the text
  • Map: Kent in the early nineteenth century
  • Great expectations: Volume I
  • Volume II
  • Volume III
  • Notes
  • Ending as originally conceived
  • Dickens's working notes
  • Running heads added in 1867-8.
'It was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me' A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor -- these form a series of events that change the orphaned Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting late novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his 'great expectations'. This definitive edition uses the text from the first published edition of 1861. It includes a map of Kent in the early nineteenth century, and appendices on Dickens's original ending and his working notes, giving readers an illuminating glimpse into the mind of a great novelist at work.
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Green Library
ENGLISH-126B-01
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1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
An adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic novel about two mismatched lovers and the terrible vengeance one takes on the people he blames for tearing them apart.
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ENGLISH-126B-01

10. Adam Bede [2001]

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clviii, 526 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- Descriptive List of Editions-- ADAM BEDE-- Commentary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198125952 20160528
The Clarendon edition of Adam Bede (1859) is the first critical edition of the work that established George Eliot's reputation. Its extensive textual apparatus lists manuscript and first edition variants from the copy-text, which is the corrected eighth edition of 1861 - her last revision of the book. The introduction locates the genesis of the novel in Eliot's family history, her travels, and her reading of literature and biography, and describes the composition process, including her debate with the publisher John Blackwood about the suitability of the subject-matter for a family audience, as both author and publisher anticipated its appearing initially in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. Using Blackwood's publication ledgers, it also establishes the details of the eleven complete or nearly complete resettings of the novel in Eliot's lifetime; and examines the author's revisions to a manuscript that is popularly, but erroneously, thought to have been little altered, giving detailed attention to the dialect in the context of more than 900 variants between manuscript and first edition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198125952 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-126B-01
Video
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a chance meeting that years later leads the boy to tragedy, mystery and wealth.
Media & Microtext Center
ENGLISH-126B-01

12. New Grub Street [1998]

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xxvii, 540 p. ; 20 cm.
The story of the daily lives and broken dreams of men and women forced to earn a living by the pen. It tells of a group of novelists, journalists, and scholars caught in the literary and cultural crisis that hit Britain in the closing years of the 19th century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780192836588 20160528
New Grub Street (1891), generally regarded as Gissing's finest novel, is the story of the daily lives and broken dreams of men and women forced to earn a living by the pen. With vivid realism it tells of a group of novelists, journalists, and scholars caught in the literary and cultural crisis that hit Britain in the closing years of the nineteenth century, as universal education, popular journalism, and mass communication began to leave their mark on the life of intellectuals. Projecting a strong sense of the London in which his characters struggle, Gissing also illuminates 'the valley of the shadow of books', where the spirit of alienation that created modernism was already stirring.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199538294 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-126B-01
Video
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
A tortured love affair ends between Heathcliff and Cathy when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar. Heathcliff's savage retaliation upon the woman he loves explodes in a stunning climax.
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ENGLISH-126B-01

14. Bleak house [1996]

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xxvii, 945 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
"Bleak House", Dickens' most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780192829856 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-126B-01
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xx, 252 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Thrawn Janet
  • The body snatcher
  • The merry men
  • Markheim
  • The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The misadventures of John Nicholson
  • The tale of Tod Lapraik (from Catriona)
  • The bottle imp.
The story of Dr Jekyll, a good man who dedicates his life to helping others, but who also uses a powerful potion to create another version of himself, Mr Hyde, to do his wicked deeds for him.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780460871976 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-126B-01
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xxxi, 508 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"London Labour and the London Poor" originated in a series of newspaper articles written by the great journalist Henry Mayhew between 1849 and 1850. A dozen years later, it had grown into the fullest picture we have of labouring people in the world's greatest city in the nineteenth century - a four volume account of the hopes, customs, grievances and habits of the working-classes that allows them to tell their own stories. Combining practicality with compassion, Mayhew worked unencumbered by political theory and strove solely to report on the lives of the London poor, their occupations and trades. This selection shows how well he succeeded. From costermongers to ex-convicts, from chimney-sweeps to vagrants, the underprivileged of London are uniquely brought to life - their plight expressed through a startling blend of first person accounts, Mayhew's perceptions, and sharp statistics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140432411 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-126B-01
Video
1 videocassette (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
A bitter, cold-hearted former servant, newly rich, returns to disrupt the life of his true love, now married to another.
Media & Microtext Center
ENGLISH-126B-01
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329 p. illus.
Green Library
ENGLISH-126B-01
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405 p. illus. 22 cm.
  • A changed man.--The waiting supper.--Alicia's diary.--The grave by the handpost.--Enter a dragoon.--A tryst at an ancient earthwork.--What the shepherd saw.--A committee-man of ʻThe terror.̓--Master John Horseleigh, knight.--The duke's reappearance.--A mere interlude.--The romantic adventures of a milkmaid.
Green Library
ENGLISH-126B-01