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The Oxford Book of Death

Author: D. J. Enright

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199556520

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 351

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The inescapable reality of death has given rise to much of literature's most profound and moving work. D. J. Enright's wonderfully eclectic selection presents the words of poet and novelist, scientist and philosopher, mystic and sceptic. And alongside these 'professional' writers, he allows the voices of ordinary people to be heard; for this is a subject on which there are no real experts and wisdom lies in many unexpected places.

The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales

Author: Chris Baldick

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199561537

Category: Fiction

Page: 533

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A fresh contemporary look for the first anthology to trace the strength and diversity of Gothic fiction from its origins in the eighteenth century, with authors as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Hardy, Jorge Luis Borges, and Angela Carter.

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199216819

Category: Science

Page: 419

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An anthology of diverse and inspiring pieces to browse and to treasure. It shows the many of the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as in the laboratory.

The Oxford Book of the American South

Testimony, Memory, and Fiction

Author: Edward L. Ayers,Bradley C. Mittendorf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195124936

Category: History

Page: 597

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Gathers short stories, journalism, and excerpts from novels, diaries, and memoirs by Southern authors

The Early Oxford Schools

Author: Trevor Henry Aston,J. I. Catto

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199510115

Category: Education

Page: 684

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Drawing on extensive original research as well as the centuries-old tradition of study of the rich source material, this eight-volume History will be altogether comprehensive. Each volume brings together the work of leading scholars in the history of every university discipline, and of its social, institutional, and political development.

The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes

Author: John Gross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199543410

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 385

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An unrivalled collection of literary gossip and intimate sidelights on the lives of the authors. The dictionary defines an anecdote as 'a short account of an entertaining or interesting incident', and the anecdotes in this collection more than live up to that description. Many of them are funny, often explosively so. Others are touching, outrageous, sinister, inspiring, or downright weird. They show writers in the English-speaking world from Chaucer to the present acting both unpredictably, and deeply in character. The range is wide - this is a book which finds room for Milton and Margaret Atwood, George Eliot and P. G. Wodehouse, Chinua Achebe and Ian Fleming, Brendan Behan and Wittgenstein. It is also a book in which you can find out which great historian's face was once mistaken for a baby's bottom, which film star left a haunting account of Virginia Woolf not long before her death, and what Agatha Christie really thought of Hercule Poirot - a book not just for lovers ofliterature, but for anyone with a taste for the curiosities of human nature.

The Oxford Book of Days

Author: Bonnie J. Blackburn,Leofranc Holford-Strevens

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 584

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Offers information on the seasons, months, and days of the year, arranged by date and covering the history, folklore, and literature of cultures throughout the world.

The Oxford Book of Aging

Author: Thomas R. Cole

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Aging in literature.

Page: 419

View: 6128

Illuminating the pleasures, pains, dreams, and triumphs of aging, an abundance of writings from a variety of perspectives includes Mozart's letter to his dying father, Mark Twain's sardonic formula for reaching seventy, and thoughts from Huang Ti, an ancient Chinese physician. UP.

The Oxford Book of Women's Writing in the United States

Author: Linda Wagner-Martin,Cathy N. Davidson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195132458

Category: Fiction

Page: 596

View: 6671

Expertly annotated short stories, poems, essays, plays, speeches, experimental writing, erotica, diaries, and correspondence by almost one hundred women of every age and ethnic background from the past four centuries offer a panorama of women's lives and concerns. UP.

The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-Century Verse

Author: Alastair Fowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199556296

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 831

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Alistair Fowler's celebrated anthology includes generous selections from the work of all the century's major poets, notably Donne, Jonson, Milton, Drayton, Herbert, Marvell, and Dryden. It strikes a balance between Metaphysical wit and intellect and Jonsonian simplicity, while also accommodating hitherto neglected popular verse. The result is a truer, more Catholic representation of seventeenth-century verse than any previous anthology.

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

Author: Catherine McIlwaine

Publisher: Bodleian Library

ISBN: 9781851244973


Page: 416

View: 926

The Oxford Book of Prayer

Author: George Appleton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199561230

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

View: 4716

An attractive reissue of the late Bishop George Appleton's celebrated selection of over 1,100 prayers from many centuries and many traditions, including Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Iranian, Shinto, Classical Greek and Latin, native American, and Bahá'í. Includes a subject index as well as an index of authors and sources.


Author: Jan Morris

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192801364

Category: History

Page: 282

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'Surely no one has ever celebrated any city with such fluent, persuasive and utterly charming prose as Jan Morris celebrates Oxford here.' -Scotsman


Author: Edward Thomas,Lucy Newlyn

Publisher: Signal Books

ISBN: 9781902669854

Category: Oxford (England)

Page: 227

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A critical edition of Edward Thomas'1903 account of Oxford.

The History and Antiquities of the University of Oxford

In Two Books

Author: Anthony à Wood

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Oxford Book of Aphorisms

Author: John Gross

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780192804563

Category: Reference

Page: 383

View: 1028

Gathers witty quotations about nature, religion, fear, hope, fame, wealth, politics, marriage, happiness, knowledge, language, and death


An Architectural Guide

Author: Geoffrey Tyack

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198174233

Category: Architecture

Page: 370

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A guide to Oxford architecture from the eleventh century to the present which focuses on buildings that exist today, and places them in their historical context. It is written for non-specialists as well as experts, visitors as well as residents. Arranged chronologically and copiously illustrated throughout, it is the only book of its kind.

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

Author: Andrew F. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195307968

Category: Cooking

Page: 693

View: 5767

A panoramic history of the culinary traditions, culture, and evolution of American food and drink features nearly one thousand entries, essays, and articles on such topics as fast food, celebrity chefs, regional and ethnic cuisine, social and cultural food history, food science, and more, along with hundreds of photographs and lists of food museums, Web sites, festivals, and organizations.

The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Author: T H Aston

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198229742

Category: Education

Page: 936

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This is the first study of how one of the world's major universities has responded to the formidable challenges offered by the twentieth century. It is a generously illustrated and scholarly book which contributes significantly to the history of ideas and culture in twentieth-century Britain. It presents the reader with a rich cornucopia of insight into many aspects of British life and a valuable assessment of Oxford's influence in the world sphere. Contributors: Paul Addison, Giles Barber, Michael Brock, Valentine Cunningham, Robert Currie, J.G. Darwin, R.A. Denniston, J.P.D. Dunbabin, Daniel I. Greenstein, A.H. Halsey, Jose Harris, Brian Harrison, Janet Howarth, Diane Kay, J.B. Morrell, John Prest, John Roche, Keith Thomas, F.M. Turner, Charles Webster, D.J. Wenden, Christopher White, Richard Whiting, J.M. Winter

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