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An Apology for the Life of Mr Colley Cibber: a new edition
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World Crime Fiction
At the end of “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” Edgar Allan Poe’s detective Auguste Dupin, the prototype of the analytical detective, offers a disparaging verdict on the Parisian Prefect of Police. The Prefect has “impaired his visi…
Victorian Women Writers and the Other Germany: Cross-Cultural Freedoms and Female Opportunity
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Cambridge book wins World Fantasy Award
Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction by Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn has been named the winner of the Professional…
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