The World of Paperbacks
Among new titles from OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS we have the paperback edition of Austin Woolrych's Britain in Revolution 1625-1660 ([pounds sterling]14.99) which was highly praised on its hardback publication. It covers an extraordinary period in British history and is a model of historical writing. Also from OUP is a paperback edition of The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization ([pounds sterling]20.00) edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth. With over 600 entries from over 300 scholars the volume contains the 'essential material' from the third edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary. The numerous illustrations add enormously to an extremely valuable reference book for anyone interested in the politics, literature and civilisation of the ancient world. A second reference work centred on the Classical period is The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion ([pounds sterling]8.99) edited by Simon Price and Emily Kearns. With some 1600 entries this gives users a very accessible introduction to the religion of the ancient world in all its bizarre splendour. Also from OUP we have two new titles in the World's Classics' series: Jane Austen: Selected Letters ([pounds sterling]7.99) edited and introduced …
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Publication information: Article title: The World of Paperbacks. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Contemporary Review. Volume: 286. Issue: 1668 Publication date: January 2005. Page number: 55+. © 1999 Contemporary Review Company Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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