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  • A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780547737355
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: March 2012
    Presents a single-volume compilation of the author's previously uncollected short works offering insight into her use of irony, female friendships, and personal passions and is complemented by an introduction that places her works in a context of her life and novels.
  • A Writer's Britain

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500514931
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: September 2009
    Nearly all British poets and novelists have had their roots in a particular region, described with varying degrees of love and intimacy. Some of them consciously identify themselves with this sense of place - Wordsworth with the Lakes, Hardy with Wessex, Crabbe with East Anglia. In others the association is more subtle. In this 'enormously evocative and rewarding anthology of the English genins loci' (In the words of Richard Holmes), Margaret Drabble, herself a star in the literary firmament, explores the part that this feeling for locality and landscape has played, often quite unobtrusively, and shows how pervasively it has fashioned some of the greatest works in the language.
  • Mansfield Park

    By Jane Austen

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451531117
    • Publisher: New Amer Library Classics
    • Published: December 2008
    200th ANNIVERSARY EDITION Mansfield Park is named for the magnificent, idyllic estate that is home to the wealthy Bertram family and that serves as a powerful symbol of English tradition and stability. The novel’s heroine, Fanny Price?a ?poor relation” living with the Bertrams?is acutely conscious of her inferior status and yet she dares to love their son Edmund?from afar. With five marriageable young people on the premises, the peace at Mansfield cannot last. Courtships, entertainments, and intrigues throw the place into turmoil, and Fanny finds herself unwillingly competing with a dazzlingly witty and lovely rival. As Margaret Drabble points out in her incisive Introduction, the house becomes ?full of the energies of discord?sibling rivalry, greed, ambition, illicit sexual passion, and vanity,” and the novel grows ever more engrossing right up to Mansfield’s final scandal and the satisfying conclusion. Unique in its moral design and its brilliant interplay of the forces of tradition and change, Mansfield Park was the first novel of Jane Austen’s maturity, and the first in which the author turned her unerring eye on the concerns of English society at a time of great upheaval. With an Introduction by Margaret Drabble and an Afterword by Julia Quinn
  • Northanger Abbey

    By Jane Austen

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451530844
    • Publisher: New Amer Library Classics
    • Published: February 2008
    Catherine Morland's sentimental illusions about life and love crumble as she enters into adulthood and encounters the politics, pitfalls, and machinations of Bath society.
  • Simonetta Perkins

    By L.P. Hartley

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781843910916
    • Publisher: Hesperus Press
    • Published: June 2004
  • The Dark Flood Rises

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374134952
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: February 2017
  • The Gates of Ivory

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140167191
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 1993
    Liz Headleand receives a package from an old friend containing writing, drawings, and what appear to be finger bones, and soon she is on an adventure, determined to discover what her friend is trying to tell her. Reprint.
  • The Ice Age

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394417905
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: September 1977
    In today's England of collapsing economy and stately homes, social unrest and Oxonian order, a BBC editor, a real-estate shark, a roguish young woman, and a middle-aged ex-actress prepare for crucial changes in their lives and reflect one another's transformations
  • The Millstone

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156006194
    • Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
    • Published: November 1998
    An independent young woman is faced with a difficult choice when she discovers that she is pregnant after her one and only sexual experience
  • The Needle's Eye

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394479668
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: June 1972
    Poverty fails to bring emotional satisfaction to a young heiress who gives away an immense fortune to marry the man she loves
  • The Peppered Moth

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156007191
    • Publisher: Harcourt Inc.
    • Published: April 2002
    Bessie Bawtry earns a Cambridge scholarship in order to escape her small Yorkshire town. Ambitious and eager for a new life, she struggles to free herself from the family she left behind. Nearly a century later, her granddaughter, Faro, journeys to Yorkshire seeking answers to the same questions Bessie faced. Includes a Reading Group Guide. 369p. Pap.
  • The Red Queen: A Transcultural Tragicomedy

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780151011063
    • Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: October 2004
    Barbara Halliwell, on a grant at Oxford, receives an unexpected package--a memoir by a Korean crown princess, written more than two hundred years ago. The Crown Princess Hyegyong recounts in extraordinary detail the ways of the Korean court and confesses the family dramas that left her childless and her husband dead by his own hand. On a trip to Korea she meets Dr. Oo, who helps her explore the inner sanctums and the royal courts and Barbara begins to feel a strong affinity for everything related to the princess. She returns to London and tries to pick up her life after the intense events of the past week. Margaret Drabble is the author of 'The Seven Sisters' and 'The Witch of Exmoor' among others.
  • The Sea Lady

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156034265
    • Publisher: Harvest / Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: 2008
    Traveling separately to Ornemouth, England, a town by the North Sea where they had spent a summer together as children, Humphrey Clark and Ailsa Kelman reassess the course of their individual lives and decisions over the past thirty years of separation, reviewing the successes and failures of their public lives, as well as their secret history, in the process. Reprint.
  • The Witch of Exmoor

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156006040
    • Publisher: Harcourt Brace
    • Published: October 1998
    Frieda, the peculiar matriarch of the Palmer family, makes her family wonder what escapade she will think of next and whether her foreign grandson will inherit all her money or if the sinister atmosphere of Exmoor has caused her to lose her mind
  • You'll Enjoy It When You Get There: The Stories of Elizabeth Taylor

    By Elizabeth Taylor

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590177273
    • Publisher: NYRB Classics
    • Published: September 2014
    AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINALElizabeth Taylor is finally beginning to gain the recognition due to her as one of the best English writers of the postwar period, prized and praised by Sarah Waters and Hilary Mantel, among others. Inheriting Ivy Compton-Burnett’s uncanny sensitivity to the terrifying undercurrents that swirl beneath the apparent calm of respectable family life while showing a deep sympathy of her own for human loneliness, Taylor depicted dislocation with the unflinching presence of mind of Graham Greene. But for Taylor, unlike Greene, dislocation began not in distant climes but right at home. It is in the living room, playroom, and bedroom that Taylor stages her unforgettable dramas of alienation and impossible desire. Taylor’s stories, many of which originally appeared in The New Yorker, are her central achievement. Here are self-improving spinsters and gossiping girls, war orphans and wallflowers, honeymooners and barmaids, mistresses and murderers. Margaret Drabble’s new selection reveals a writer whose wide sympathies and restless curiosity are matched by a steely penetration into the human heart and mind.

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