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Product Description: Sacred Histories is a collection of essays that focuses on the historical subtext of narrative (in Latin and Irish) from medieval Ireland. Contributions engage with this topic across numerous genres, such as hagiography, apocrypha, 'historical tales,' and the literary portrayal of women...read more
By John Carey (editor), Kevin Murray (editor) and Caitriona O Dochartaigh (editor)

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9781846825644 | Four Courts Pr Ltd, November 6, 2015, cover price $74.50 | About this edition: Sacred Histories is a collection of essays that focuses on the historical subtext of narrative (in Latin and Irish) from medieval Ireland.

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By John Carey (editor)

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9781138132269 | 2 revised edition (Routledge, October 7, 2015), cover price $165.00

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Product Description: What awaits us beyond the grave is perhaps the fundamental human mystery. Visionary accounts of the afterlife are attested long before the Common Era, and loomed large in the imaginative universe of early Christianity. The medieval Irish inherited and further transformed this tradition, producing vivid eschatological narratives which had a profound impact throughout Europe as well as being works of remarkable literary and spiritual power in their own right...read more

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9781891271205 | Celtic Studies Pubns, December 8, 2014, cover price $119.95 | About this edition: What awaits us beyond the grave is perhaps the fundamental human mystery.

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Product Description: In 1953, William Golding was a provincial schoolteacher writing books on his breaks, lunch hours and holidays. His work had been rejected by every major publisher—until an editor at Faber and Faber pulled his manuscript off the rejection pile...read more

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9781439187326 | Free Pr, June 1, 2010, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: In 1953, William Golding was a provincial schoolteacher writing books on his breaks, lunch hours and holidays.

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Product Description: Hailed as "exhilarating and suggestive" (Spectator), "thought-provoking and entertaining" (David Lodge, Sunday Times), and "incisive and inspirational" (Guardian), What Good are the Arts? offers a delightfully skeptical look at the nature of art...read more

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9780195305548 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, January 20, 2006, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A lively and stimulating invitation to debate the value of art offers a provocative study that will pique the interest of and inspire any reader who loves painting, music, or literature.

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9780199735976 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 26, 2010, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Hailed as "exhilarating and suggestive" (Spectator), "thought-provoking and entertaining" (David Lodge, Sunday Times), and "incisive and inspirational" (Guardian), What Good are the Arts?

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Product Description: Rachel Waring is deliriously happy. Out of nowhere, a great-aunt leaves her a Georgian mansion in another city—and she sheds her old life without delay. Gone is her dull administrative job, her mousy wardrobe, her downer of a roommate...read more
By John Carey (introduced by)

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9781590173350 | New York Review of Books, January 19, 2010, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Rachel Waring is deliriously happy.

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Product Description: Set in early eighteenth-century Scotland, the novel recounts the corruption of a boy of strict Calvinist parentage by a mysterious stranger under whose influence he commits a series of murders. The stranger assures the boy that no sin can affect the salvation of an elect person...read more
By John Carey (editor)

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9780199555024 | Reissue edition (Oxford Univ Pr, August 3, 2009), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Set in early eighteenth-century Scotland, the novel recounts the corruption of a boy of strict Calvinist parentage by a mysterious stranger under whose influence he commits a series of murders.

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Product Description: This paperback book "The Major Works" is preowned and is in very good condition. It is an Oxford World's Classics revised 2008. The cover has shelf wear. The name of the previous owner is written in the front of the book On the cover page is written a comment as the picture shows...read more
By John Carey (editor) and John Donne (editor)

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9780199537945 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 15, 2009, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: This paperback book "The Major Works" is preowned and is in very good condition.

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Product Description: This is the first book-length study of the origins of the Grail legend to have been undertaken by a specialist in medieval Irish literature. Drawing on a detailed reexamination of the relevant texts in Irish, Welsh, Latin and French, extensive sections of which are presented in new translations, the author argues that the roots of the Grail legend are to be sought in the lost Old Irish manuscript known as the Book of Druimm Snechtai...read more

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9781891271151 | Celtic Studies Pubns, January 30, 2008, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This is the first book-length study of the origins of the Grail legend to have been undertaken by a specialist in medieval Irish literature.

Product Description: This small volume aims to present the main themes of the early Irish church in an accessible manner to the scholar and the uninitiated alike. Carey avoids technical terms and effectively illustrates how the peculiarities and mysteries of Irish Christiantity enriched the rest of Christendom...read more

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9781891271120 | 2 edition (Celtic Studies Pubns, August 15, 2011), cover price $16.50 | About this edition: This small volume aims to present the main themes of the early Irish church in an accessible manner to the scholar and the uninitiated alike.
9781891271038 | Celtic Studies Pubns, January 1, 1999, cover price $12.50 | About this edition: This small volume aims to present the main themes of the early Irish church in an accessible manner to the scholar and the uninitiated alike.

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Product Description: ¿El arte nos hace mejores personas? ¿Tiene mayor valor el arte "elevado" que el de masas? ¿Qué credibilidad poseen los juicios artísticos? A estas y a otras muchas preguntas responde John Carey con grandes dosis de escepticismo y acerada inteligencia...read more

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9788483066911 | Italian edition edition (Debate Editorial, January 30, 2007), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: ¿El arte nos hace mejores personas?

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By John Carey (editor), William V. Dunlap (editor) and R. John Pritchard (editor)

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9781571052667 | Martinus Nijhoff, October 31, 2006, cover price $192.00

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Product Description: This masterly edition contains all of Milton's English poems, with the exception of Paradise Lost, together with translations and texts of all his Latin, Italian and Greek poems. First published in 1968 - and substantially updated in 1996 - John Carey's edition has, with Alastair Fowler's Paradise Lost, established itself as the pre-eminent edition of Milton's poetry, both for the student and the general reader...read more
By John Carey (editor) and John Milton

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9781405832793 | 2 edition (Taylor & Francis, September 30, 2006), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: This masterly edition contains all of Milton's English poems, with the exception of Paradise Lost, together with translations and texts of all his Latin, Italian and Greek poems.

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Product Description: Discover the political and social issues facing The Bahamas through this provocative collection of newspaper columns by John G. F. Carey. Provocative and important, Carey discusses the plight of education, politics and human rights in The Bahamas, and argues for a more active citizenship...read more

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9781419628818 | Createspace Independent Pub, April 25, 2006, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: Discover the political and social issues facing The Bahamas through this provocative collection of newspaper columns by John G.

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9781419632549 | Createspace, April 12, 2006, cover price $12.99

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Product Description: An attractive volume containing 28 substantial studies by John Carey, Maire Herbert, Mairin Ni Dhonnchadha, Maire Ni Mhaonaigh, Sean O Coileain,Donnchadh O Corrain, and other leading Celtic scholars, focusing on the subjects of Celtic Saints, Irish placenames, Irish literature and language of all periods...read more
By John Carey (editor), Maire Herbert (editor), Kevin Murray (editor) and Padraig O Riain (editor)

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9781891271137 | Celtic Studies Pubns, April 30, 2005, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: An attractive volume containing 28 substantial studies by John Carey, Maire Herbert, Mairin Ni Dhonnchadha, Maire Ni Mhaonaigh, Sean O Coileain,Donnchadh O Corrain, and other leading Celtic scholars, focusing on the subjects of Celtic Saints, Irish placenames, Irish literature and language of all periods.

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By John Carey (editor), William V. Dunlap (editor) and R. John Pritchard (editor)

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9781571052650 | Martinus Nijhoff, January 1, 2004, cover price $192.00

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Product Description: A new fourth edition of an invaluable collection of literary sources, all in translation, for Celtic Europe and early Ireland and Wales. The selections are divided into three sections: the first is classical authors on the ancient celts - a huge selection including both the well known Herodotos, Plato, Aristotle, Livy, Diogenes Laertius, and Cicero - and the obscure-Pseudo-Scymnus, Lampridius, Vopsicus, Clement of Alexandria and Ptolemy I...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By John Carey (contributor) and John T. Koch (editor)

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9781891271090, titled "The Celtic Heroic Age: Literary Sources for Ancient Celtic Europe & Early Ireland & Wales" | 4th edition (Celtic Studies Pubns, November 1, 2003), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A new fourth edition of an invaluable collection of literary sources, all in translation, for Celtic Europe and early Ireland and Wales.
9780964244603 | Celtic Studies Pubns, June 1, 1994, cover price $22.50

By John Carey (introduced by), Joyce Crick (trans) and Sigmund Freud

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9780142437445 | Penguin Classics, June 1, 2003, cover price $17.00

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In a varied compilation of essays, the author of Animal Farm and 1984 reflects on a wide range of social, political, and literary issues of his time, in selections that capture his firm belief in social justice, universal freedom and equality, and truth in language, in such pieces as 'My Country Right or Left,' 'Shooting an Elephant,' and 'A Nice Cup of Tea.' 15,000 first printing.
By John Carey (editor) and George Orwell

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9780375415036 | Everymans Library, October 1, 2002, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: In a varied compilation of essays, the author of Animal Farm and 1984 reflects on a wide range of social, political, and literary issues of his time, in selections that capture his firm belief in social justice, universal freedom and equality, and truth in language, in such pieces as 'My Country Right or Left,' 'Shooting an Elephant,' and 'A Nice Cup of Tea.

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