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1. The waves [2015]

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lii, 190 p. ; 20 cm.
'I, who would wish to feel close over me the protective waves of the ordinary, catch with the tail of my eye some far horizon.' Intensely visionary yet absorbed with the everyday; experimental, daring and challenging, The Waves is regarded by many as Virginia Woolf's greatest achievement. It follows a set of six friends from childhood to middle age as they experience the world around them and explore who they are and what it means to be alive. As the contours of their lives are revealed, a unique novel is slowly unveiled. Enfolded within Woolf's lyrical and mysterious language, the mundane takes on a startling new significance while distant pasts are no less in play than the clamorous sounds and kaleidoscopic sights of the modern city. Yet precisely where the alluringly enigmatic pages of The Waves are leading, and what deeper meanings are held within its undulant chapters and shimmering interludes, are questions that have never ceased to enthral readers and critics alike. In this new edition David Bradshaw considers the spellbinding oddness and originality of The Waves, helping the reader to negotiate a way though this most poetic and haunting of novels. 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)9780199642922 20160618
Green Library
ENGLISH-161-01, ENGLISH-161-01

2. Roxana [2009]

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417 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Roxana (1724), Defoe's last and darkest novel, is the autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. Its narrator tells the story of her own "wicked" life as the mistress of rich and powerful men. Endowed with many seductive skills, she is herself seduced: by money, by dreams of rank, and by the illusion that she can escape her own past. This edition uses the rare first edition text, with a new Introduction, detailed Notes, textual history and a map of contemporary London.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781551118079 20160604
Green Library
ENGLISH-161-01, ENGLISH-161-01

3. The known world [2003]

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388 p. ; 24 cm.
When a plantation proprietor and former slave--now possessing slaves of his own--dies, his household falls apart in the wake of a slave rebellion and corrupt underpaid patrollers who enable free black people to be sold into slavery.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780060557546 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-161-01, ENGLISH-161-01

4. Copenhagen [1998]

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116 p. ; 20 cm.
In 1941 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a strange trip to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. They were old friends and close colleagues, and they had revolutionised atomic physics in the 1920s with their work together on quantum mechanics and the uncertainty principle. But now the world had changed, and the two men were on opposite sides in a world war. The meeting was fraught with danger and embarrassment, and ended in disaster. Why the German physicist Heisenberg went to Copenhagen in 1942 and what he wanted to say to the Danish physicist Bohr are questions which have exercised historians of nuclear physics ever since. In Michael Frayn's new play Heisenberg meets Bohr and his wife Margrethe once again to look for the answers, and to work out, just as they had once worked out the internal functioning of the atom, how we can ever know why we do what we do. 'Michael Frayn's tremendous new play is a piece of history, an intellectual thriller, a psychological investigation and a moral tribunal in full session.' Sunday Times.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780413724908 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-161-01, ENGLISH-161-01

5. Frankenstein [1818]

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xxviii, 267 p. ; 20 cm.
Frankenstein is the fable of the scientist who creates a man-monster. The dire and terrfying consequences of giving it life are beyond his imagination, as the creature inflicts murder on the human race.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780460875288 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-161-01, ENGLISH-161-01

6. The fire next time [1963]

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120 p. 21 cm.
Green Library
ENGLISH-161-01, ENGLISH-161-01
Book
541 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
ENGLISH-161-01, ENGLISH-161-01