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The Romantic Moderns : English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper
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The Romantic Moderns : English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John PiperWinner of the 2010 Guardian First Book Award: a groundbreaking reassessment of English cultural life in the thirties and forties.
In the 1930s and 1940s, while the battles for modern art and modern society were being fought in Paris and Spain, it seemed to some a betrayal that John Betjeman and John Piper were in love with a provincial world of old churches and tea shops.
 
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Research Methods in Language Learning
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Research Methods in Language LearningResearch Methods in Language LearningThis introduction to research methods is designed to help students of applied linguistics, education researchers, classroom teachers, and teachers in training understand and critique published studies in the field of language learning. The book is highly accessible and does not assume specialist or technical knowledge. It presents a balanced and objective view of a range of methods including formal experiments, introspective methods (diaries, logs, journals, and stimulated recall), interaction and transcript analysis, ethnography, and case studies. Other topics covered are elicitation techniques, program evaluation, and action research.

 
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5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature 2018
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5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature 2018Get ready to ace your AP English Literature Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide
5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature 2018 Elite Student Edition introduces an effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and latest exam. You'll get online help, six full-length practice tests (three in the book and three online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, and important information on how the exam is scored.
 
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A is for Arsenic : the Poisons of Agatha Christie
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A is for Arsenic : the Poisons of Agatha ChristiePeople are fascinated by murder. The popularity of murder mystery books, TV series, and even board games shows that there is an appetite for death, and the more unusual or macabre the method, the better. With gunshots or stabbings the cause of death is obvious, but poisons are inherently more mysterious. How are some compounds so deadly in such tiny amounts?
Agatha Christie used poison to kill her characters more often than any other crime fiction writer. The poison was a central part of the novel, and her choice of deadly substances was far from random; the chemical and physiological characteristics of each poison provide vital clues to the discovery of the murderer. 
 
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GRE Math Prep Course
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GRE Math Prep CourseComprehensive Prep for the New GRE Math. Fully revised for the new test.
Every year, students pay $1,000 and more to test prep companies to prepare for the math section of the GRE. Now you can get the same preparation in a book.Although the GRE math section is difficult, it is very learnable. GRE Math Prep Course presents a thorough analysis of GRE math and introduces numerous analytic techniques that will help you immensely, not only on the GRE but in graduate school as well.
 
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Who Was Edgar Allan Poe?
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Who Was Edgar Allan Poe?Filled with broken hearts and black ravens, Edgar Allan Poe’s ghastly tales have delighted readers for centuries. Born in Boston in 1809, Poe was orphaned at age two. He was soon adopted by a Virginia family who worked as tombstone merchants. In 1827 he enlisted in the Army and subsequently failed out of West Point. His first published story, The Raven, was a huge success, but his joy was overshadowed by the death of his wife. Poe devoted his life to writing and his tragic life often inspired his work.
 
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Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature
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Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World LiteratureIn a globalizing age, studying American literature in isolation from the rest of the world seems less and less justified. But is the conceptual box of the nation dispensable? And what would American literature look like without it?Leading scholars take up this debate in Shades of the Planet, beginning not with the United States as center, but with the world as circumference.
 
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