British Books in Print


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British Books


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Kartography


Author: Kamila Shamsie
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408825996
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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What is the moment, that exact moment when everything changes and the friends you have been, become the lovers you might be? Soul mates from birth Karim and Raheen finish one another's sentences, speak in anagrams and lie spine to spine as children. They are irrevocably bound to one another and to Karachi, Pakistan. It beats in their hearts - violent, polluted, corrupt, vibrant, brave and ultimately, home. However, Raheen is fiercely loyal and naively blinkered and she resents Karim's need to map their city, his need to name its streets and to expand the privileged world they know. When Karim is forced to leave for London their differences of opinion become a painful quarrel. As the years go by they let a barrier of silence build between them until, finally, they are brought together during a dry summer of strikes and ethnic violence and their relationship is poised between strained friendship and fated love. Impassioned and touching, KARTOGRAPHY is a love song to Karachi. In her extraordinary new novel, Kamila Shamsie shows us that whatever happens in the world, we must never forget the complicated war in our own hearts.

The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection: British books, seventeenth through nineteenth centuries


Author: National Gallery of Art (U.S.),Dora Wiebenson,Claire Baines,Robin Middleton
Publisher: George Braziller
ISBN: 9780807614327
Category: Architecture
Page: 392
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Comprised of nearly 750 volumes housed at the National Gallery of Art, the Millard Collection is one of the finest private collections of rare illustrated books and bound series of prints on European architecture, design, and topography. This series catalogues each of these beautiful and influential books, carefully describing and illustrating them.

British Books in Biblical Style


Author: David R. Howlett
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 625
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The author defines rules for composing literary texts exhibited in the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament, reproduced in the Vulgate Latin Bible, and reflected in the Classical and Late Latin prose and verse from the first century BC to the sixth century AD. The transmission of this style to Anglo-Saxon England is illustrated by many Anglo-Latin, Old and Middle English texts from the 7th century to the 12th. By recovering conventions of encoding dates and self-reference the author identifies the origins of texts previously anonymous, including the patron, the poet, the recipient, and the date of presentation of the oldest English epic poem, Beowulf.

Dante's Fame in England

References in Printed British Books, 1477-1640
Author: Jackson Campbell Boswell
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874136050
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 222
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This book is a collection of references and allusions found in printed works published from the beginning of printing in Britain through 1640. Arranged chronologically, these references augment those first gathered by Paget Toynbee in Dante in English Literature (1909) and Britain's Tribute to Dante in Literature and Art (1921), and others since. Indeed, by his systematic study of works in The Short Title Catalogue, Jackson Boswell more than doubles the number of references previously cited.

Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970

The Getting of Bookselling Wisdom
Author: Jason D. Ensor
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783080892
Category: History
Page: 268
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‘Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970’ traces the history of the printed book in Australia, particularly the production and business context that mediated Australia’s literary and cultural ties to Britain for much of the twentieth century. This study focuses on the London operations of one of Australia’s premier book publishers of the twentieth century: Angus & Robertson. The book argues that despite the obvious limitations of a British-dominated market, Australian publishers had room to manoeuvre in it. It questions the ways in which Angus & Robertson replicated, challenged or transformed the often highly criticised commercial practices of British publishers in order to develop an export trade for Australian books in the United Kingdom. This book is the answer to the current void in the literary market for a substantial history of Australia’s largest publisher and its role in the development of Australia’s export book trade.

A Strange Scottish Shore


Author: Juliana Gray
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425277089
Category: FICTION
Page: 464
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Scotland, 1906.A mysterious object discovered inside an ancient castle calls Maximilian Haywood, the new Duke of Olympia, and his fellow researcher Emmeline Truelove north to the remote Orkney Islands. No stranger to the study of anachronisms in archeological digs, Haywood is nevertheless puzzled by the artifact- a suit of clothing that, according to family legend, once belonged to a selkie who rose from the sea in ancient times and married the castle's first laird. But Haywood and Truelove soon discover they're not the only ones interested in the selkie's strange hide, and when their mutual friend Lord Silverton vanishes in the night from an Edinburgh street, the mystery takes a dangerous turn through time that only Haywood's skills and Truelove's bravery can solvea

Books! Books! Books!

Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library
Author: Mick Manning
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763697575
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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Published in Hereford, England, in 2017 by Otter-Barry Books with the subtitle Explore inside the greatest library on earth.

Books and the British Army in the Age of the American Revolution


Author: Ira D. Gruber
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807899402
Category: History
Page: 344
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Historians have long understood that books were important to the British army in defining the duties of its officers, regulating tactics, developing the art of war, and recording the history of campaigns and commanders. Now, in this groundbreaking analysis, Ira D. Gruber identifies which among over nine hundred books on war were considered most important by British officers and how those books might have affected the army from one era to another. By examining the preferences of some forty-two officers who served between the War of the Spanish Succession and the French Revolution, Gruber shows that by the middle of the eighteenth century British officers were discriminating in their choices of books on war and, further, that their emerging preference for Continental books affected their understanding of warfare and their conduct of operations in the American Revolution. In their increasing enthusiasm for books on war, Gruber concludes, British officers were laying the foundation for the nineteenth-century professionalization of their nation's officer corps. Gruber's analysis is enhanced with detailed and comprehensive bibliographies and tables.

A Dictionary of British Place-Names


Author: A. D. Mills
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191578479
Category: Reference
Page: 576
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Over 15,000 A-Z entries covering England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, make this the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of British place names available. From Abbas Combe to Zennor, it gives the meaning and origin of names of counties, towns, and villages, tracing their development from earliest times to the present day. Invaluable for anyone finding out about a local area, lexicographers and local historians alike will be fascinated by what these place-names reveal. The dictionary features an in-depth introductory essay which discusses the chronology and development of British place-names, different types of formation, and sections focusing on Irish, Welsh, and Scottish place-names. It also includes an extensive bibliography for further research, maps of Britain showing old and new boundaries, and provides a Glossary of common elements in place-names. This critically acclaimed dictionary has been described as 'an indispensable travellling companion' (Landscape History), and 'another volume for every local historian's bookshelf' (Local Historian).

How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain


Author: Leah Price
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400842182
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 360
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How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain asks how our culture came to frown on using books for any purpose other than reading. When did the coffee-table book become an object of scorn? Why did law courts forbid witnesses to kiss the Bible? What made Victorian cartoonists mock commuters who hid behind the newspaper, ladies who matched their books' binding to their dress, and servants who reduced newspapers to fish 'n' chips wrap? Shedding new light on novels by Thackeray, Dickens, the Brontës, Trollope, and Collins, as well as the urban sociology of Henry Mayhew, Leah Price also uncovers the lives and afterlives of anonymous religious tracts and household manuals. From knickknacks to wastepaper, books mattered to the Victorians in ways that cannot be explained by their printed content alone. And whether displayed, defaced, exchanged, or discarded, printed matter participated, and still participates, in a range of transactions that stretches far beyond reading. Supplementing close readings with a sensitive reconstruction of how Victorians thought and felt about books, Price offers a new model for integrating literary theory with cultural history. How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain reshapes our understanding of the interplay between words and objects in the nineteenth century and beyond.

British and Foreign State Papers


Author: Great Britain. Foreign Office
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Category: Great Britain
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Books as Weapons

Propaganda, Publishing, and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II
Author: John B. Hench
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801448911
Category: History
Page: 333
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"John B. Hench's invaluable book helps to fill in another piece in the jigsaw of war. It brilliantly assays the high ambitions governments, publishers, and organizations had for the book as a repository and an arrowhead of civilization and education in World War II---and how these were realized." Juliet Gardiner, author of Wartime: Britain 1939-1945 "Hard on the heels of Gls at Normandy Beach arrived crates filled with American books, published expressly for them and for the people they came to liberate. Thus begins this riveting analysis of the overseas expansion of the once-provincial American publishing industry during and following World War II, aided and abetted at all turns by the federal government. Meticulously researched, adroitly conceived, briskly told, Books as Weapons provides an authoritative account of the dissemination of American ideas and values through print as part of its fast-growing, postwar hegemony." Ezra Greenspan, Edwin and Louise Kahn Chair in Humanities, Southern Methodist University, coeditor of Book History "In Books as Weapons, John B. Hench tells of the U.S. effort during World War II to deploy books against an enemy known for burning them. Hench explores the public-private collaboration between officials and publishers who sought to `disintoxicat' occupied Europe by replacing Axis ideology with American values while at the same time paving the way for postwar markets overseas. To counter the Nazi portrayal of Americans as crude and cocky gangsters determined to rule the world, these `books as weapons' aimed to free minds, win friends, and show the United States in `the best possible light' even if it did intend to rule the world" Susan A. Brewer, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, author of Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Phillippines to Iraq "In the four quarters of the globe' sneered Edinburgh Review editor Sydney Smith in 1820, `who reads an American book?' A century and a quarter later, on the eve of their American-led liberation from Nazi occupation and fascist tyranny, millions of Europeans and Asians hungered to d so. Books as Weapons shows us an American book trade just beginning to glimpse a world of shrinking borders and expanding sales, as the United States was ascending to superpower status. John B. Hench's deeply researched account is at once a balanced assessment of public efforts to export American culture and a significant step forward in creating a truly international history of the book." Robert A. Gross, James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor of Early American History, University of Connecticut, coeditor of an Extensive Republic: Print, Culture, and Society in the New Nation, 1790-1840

On Modern British Fiction


Author: Zachary Leader
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199249336
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 319
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A landmark collection of newly commissioned essays on British fiction of the last fifty years by the very best contemporary novelists, critics, and academics, including contributions from Martin Amis, P. N. Furbank, Christopher Hitchens, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel,Patrick Parrinder, Elaine Showalter, James Wood, and Michael Wood. Among the topics discussed are the 'Englishness' of English comic fiction, its political conservatism, fiction and exile, Scottish fiction, the comissioning and editing of modern fiction, reviewing, the adaptation of fiction to television, genre fiction ('Ladlit', science fiction, crime fiction),and fictional form. There are also original essays on individual authors, including Christopher Isherwood, Angus Wilson, Iris Murdoch, Penelope Fitzgerald, V. S. Pritchett, V. S. Naipaul, and Salman Rushdie. A fascinating collection for anyone seriously interested in modern British fiction.

Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping


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Dylan by Schatzberg


Author: Jerry Schatzberg
Publisher: Acc Art Books
ISBN: 9781851498932
Category: Music
Page: 256
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In 1965, photographer Jerry Schatzberg, already well-established in the field due to his fashion and portrait photography for various publications, such as Vogue, Esquire and Life, listened to Bob Dylan for the first time. He had been hearing about the singer for close to three years; two friends were especially dogged and would ask him every time they spoke if he had heard the music yet. Finally, feeling obligated to them for their persistency, he listened and understood immediately why Dylan was inspiring such passionate excitement. Shortly thereafter, Schatzberg was photographing a job in his studio and had some fortuitous company. Famed music journalist Al Aronowitz and disc jockey Scott Ross were discussing Dylan and a recent performance they had seen of his. Half listening to their conversation, he volunteered that he'd like to photograph the singer if given the chance. Dylan's new wife (one of the friends mentioned above) called the following day and gave him an open invitation to the studio where he was currently recording 'Highway 61 Revisited'. Excited and curious, Schatzberg set off the very next day for the studio, exactly six days after the seminal Newport Folk Festival set where Dylan went electric and was collectively booed. Schatzberg received a warm welcome from the singer, who immediately sat him down to listen to what he had been recording that day. Dylan gave him free rein of the studio once he started shooting and the images that emerged from that day make obvious the comfortable and relaxed atmosphere that was already brewing between photographer and subject. Considering Dylan's almost-universal dislike of journalists (and by extension photographers), this was a completely unprecedented situation, one that Schatzberg took seriously. That almost-instant trust and rapport quickly grew into a friendship and they are part of the reason Schatzberg's sittings with Dylan work so successfully and are so important. Dylan is relaxed, he's funny, he takes the props that the photographer gives him and has fun with them - he's obviously not taking himself too seriously. Working and socialising together, Schatzberg would eventually do nine more photo shoots with Dylan from 1965-6, arguably the singer's most creative period, and capture the (now) Nobel laureate during one of the most pivotal moments in music history. Part of their uniqueness is their basic broad range of intimate and public locations: music and photography studios, live performances and street portraits. But more than that, each session (including the one for possibly his greatest album, 'Blonde on Blonde') says something different about Dylan, the man and the musician, and manages to perfectly capture the many facets of one of the most unique, complex and mysterious individuals of all time. SELLING POINTS: * Filmmaker and renowned photographer Jerry Schatzberg's essential iconic photographs of Bob Dylan, including studio portraits, on-stage performances, recording studio outtakes and more (many published for the first time) * The photographer of the cover and liner images of Dylan's acclaimed 1966 album 'Blonde On Blonde' * Widely recognised as the foremost body of images of Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate, from a pinnacle point in his career * Schatzberg's essential images not only stand the test of time, but also have become visually synonymous with one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Dylan by Schatzberg is a comprehensive record of those moments, in photos and memories presented for the first time as a single subject monograph * Includes reprints of seminal interviews, including "A Night with Bob Dylan" by Al Aronowitz, originally published in the New York Herald Tribune in 1965 * Original text/interview with Jerry Schatzberg & Jonathan Lethem 100 colour, 150 b/w images

Black British Literature

Novels of Transformation
Author: Mark Stein
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 081420984X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 243
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In this fascinating book, Mark Stein examines black British literature, centering on a body of work created by British-based writers with African, South Asian, or Caribbean cultural backgrounds. Linking black British literature to the bildungsroman genre, this study examines the transformative potential inscribed in and induced by a heterogeneous body of texts. Capitalizing on their plural cultural attachments, these texts portray and purvey the transformation of post-imperial Britain. Stein locates his wide-ranging analysis in both a historical and a literary context. He argues that a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach is essential to understanding post-colonial culture and society. The book relates black British literature to ongoing debates about cultural diversity, and thereby offers a way of reading a highly popular but as yet relatively uncharted field of cultural production. With the collapse of its empire, with large-scale immigration from former colonies, and with ever-increasing cultural diversity, Britain underwent a fundamental makeover in the second half of the twentieth century. This volume cogently argues that black British literature is not only a commentator on and a reflector of this makeover, but that it is simultaneously an agent that is integral to the processes of cultural and social change. Conceptualizing the novel of transformation, this comprehensive study of British black literature provides a compelling analytic framework for charting these processes.