From the brilliant mind that brought us The Invention of Murder and The Victorian House comes yet another example of what social historians are for. Managing to capture the very sounds and smell, and of course fog, of Victorian London, Flanders breaths new life into the term “Dickensian.” Why this period captures, irritates, and haunts us is given the full attention and wit of the author. The age of Victoria changed the world map, created the form of the novel and even challenged the understanding of what it meant to be human. From the street boy to the richest old lady, Flanders explores the lives of those living amongst this era of invention and power.

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ISBN: 9781250040213
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - July 15th, 2014

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ISBN: 9781250068262
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 14th, 2015

Why another edition of Beowulf? Why another posthumous publication from the Tolkien estate? Because it is wonderful. By wonderful, I mean literally filled with wonder. Tolkien’s scholarly interest in the roots of British lore serve him well in grounding his wonderful imagination as he brings to life a Beowulf both lyric and brutal. This is a Beowulf wandering amongst an untamed wilderness, contemplating the difference between himself and the monsters around him. Enjoy the master of epic storytelling awakening one of the earliest written stories of man versus the monster in himself.

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary Cover Image
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 22nd, 2014

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Masterfully embodying a fictional version of the life of Margaret Mead and her second and third husbands, Euphoria shows King at her most skilled as a novelist, revealing the usually bottled emotions of humans as their most primitive desires violently tear through social veneers. A slim volume, this book depicts the heart of an academic discipline, three characters, and the echos of a broken generation within its pages. The Sepik River of the 1930s is reflected in King’s writing: almost physically brutal and yet heartbreakingly rich, transporting you to an older world seen through fresh eyes.

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ISBN: 9780802122551
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - June 3rd, 2014

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ISBN: 9780802123701
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Published: Grove Press - April 14th, 2015

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