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EVERYMAN'S LATEST RELEASES

We begin 2018 with Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres, introduced by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, and a volume of Angela Carter's greatest works, The Bloody Chamber, Wise Children, and Fireworks. Sun Tzu's The Art of War, written 2,500 years ago and a bestseller for the last century, is published in a brilliant new translation by Peter Harris, with a foreword by General Petraeus showing why it is still studied in military academies all over the world.

We commemorate the Armistice of 1918 with two of the great prose works to come out of the Great War, Robert Graves' Goodbye to All That and Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front in the recent translation by Brian Murdoch, with introductions by Miranda Seymour and Professor Norman Stone.

In Autumn we publish Alexander von Humboldt's Writings, selected and introducted by Andrea Wulf, who biography of Humboldt is now being translated into twenty-four languages and has already sold more than 300,000 copies. Dr Kate Loveman's Pepys, selected from the Latham and Matthew's edition (1970–83), the only reliable and uncensored transcription of the diarist's shorthand, fills up the need for a good one-volume edition (700 pages), with up-to-date notes and scholarship.

Pope's Poems, selected by Professor Claude Rawson, with the William Kent engravings from the first edition of the Dunciad, and Poems of Rome, an anthology for literary tourists actual and virtual, are the latest editions to our popular Pocket Poets series.

 

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    Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Metres

    Edited by Annie Finch and Alexandra Oliver
     

    This comprehensive and joyous celebration of metrical verse brings together some of the best rhythmic lines in literature.
     
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     An unjustly neglected classic, this sweeping 1904 novel is a Modernist masterpiece and arguably 'the great Danish novel' – but is only newly available in English.

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    Alexander Pope (1688-1744) was not only the greatest poet of his age but also one of the greatest English satirists of all time. This pocket anthology is an excellent introduction to his verse.

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     The hypnotic charm of Venice has seduced writer after writer through the ages. Nine stories dazzlingly reflect this literary love affair. A gorgeously jacketed hardcover anthology.

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    The Prince and Betty

    P G Wodehouse
     

    A classic musical comedy plot turned into a novel, The Prince and Betty is the story of a man who gives up everything for his girl.
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     Two centuries of short stories by twenty-five titans of Russian literature, from Pushkin and Gogol to Tatyana Tolstaya and Svetlana Alexievich, in the beautifully designed Pocket Classics series.

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     A beautiful hardback anthology of poems from across the ages inspired by the City of Light.

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     'America was never innocent.'

    Thus begins the Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy. It's James Ellroy's pop history of the 1960s, his window-peeper's view of government misconduct, his dirty trickster's take on the great events of an incendiary era. It's a tour de force of the American idiom, and an acknowledged masterpiece.

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    Sunset at Blandings

    P G Wodehouse
     

    In Wodehouse's final novel, unfinished at his death, the author returns to his favourite part of England.
    There may be trouble in the air, but at Blandings Castle it is always summer, and the powers of darkness are always ultimately defeated.
     
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    A hardcover selection of the darkly witty, whimsical and macabre short stories by an acknowledged master of the form.

     
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    The Art of War

    Sun Tzu

    translated by Peter Harris with a Foreword by General Petraeus

    The ancient Chinese military classic that is widely admired today by both military and business strategists - in a new translation by Peter Harris, with new notes and selected traditional commentary. Foreword by General (US Army) David Petraeus.

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     The story of an irrepressible orphan girl in the Swiss Alps, written in 1880–81, has long been one of the most loved and best-selling children's classics in the world.

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    This is James Ellroy's pop history of the 1960s, his window-peeper's view of government misconduct, his dirty trickster's take on the great events of an incendiary era. It's a tour de force of the American idiom, and an acknowledged masterpiece.

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    Here in one volume is James Ellroy's epic re-imagining of the dark underside of postwar Los Angeles. A groundbreaking work of American crime fiction.

     
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     Pepys's diary gives vivid descriptions of spectacular events, but much of the richness of the diary lies in the details it provides about the minor dramas of daily life. While Pepys was keen to hear the King's views, he was also ready to talk with a soldier, a housekeeper, or a child rag-picker. He records with searing frankness his tumultuous personal and professional life: the pleasures and frustrations of his marriage, together with his infidelities, his ambitions, and his power schemes. All of this was set down in shorthand, to protect it from prying eyes. The result is a lively, often astonishing, diary and an unrivalled account of life in seventeenth-century London.

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     From Li Bai's 'Bring in the Ale' to Ted Kooser's 'Beer Bottle'; from Robert Burns's' John Barleycorn' to Carol Ann Duffy's 'John Barleycorn' (no, you are not seeing double), the poems collected here attest to humankind's long and joyous (mostly) relationship with the world's most popular alcoholic beverage. A surprising number of authors, and perhaps some surprising authors, have added their tributes to the brew. Here, to name but a few, we find Charles Baudelaire, John Betjamen, William Blake, Bertolt Brecht, Raymond Carver, Amy Clampitt, Emily Dickinson, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Graves, Langston Hughes, Eric Idle, E. Nesbit, Flann O'Brien, Frank O'Hara, Sylvia Plath, Arthur RImbaud, Rumi and Hank Williams, all rather less than sober. Unsurprisingly, 'Anon.' is widely represented, in particularly exuberant spirits. There are recipes, and hangovers (inevitably); there's a hymn to Ninkasi, ancient Sumerian goddess of beer, Prohibition protest songs and old English drinking catches; there is philosophy (of a sort), and consolation. Whether pulling up at the celestial bar in Keats's 'Mermaid Tavern' or at the grittier, jazzier one in Carl Sandburg's 'Honky Tonk in Cleveland, Ohio', lovers of beer and poetry are sure to find something to celebrate in these pages.

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    Louder and Funnier

    P G Wodehouse
     

    In these articles first produced for magazines and substantially rewritten for book publication, Wodehouse reveals his enduring brilliance as a comic writer of topical essays.
     
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EVERYMAN'S BOOK OF THE MONTH

THE ART OF WAR
Written by Sun Tzu

Written over two thousand years ago, The Art of War contains penetrating insights into the nature of power, inter-state rivalry, realpolitik and military success, relevant to any age.

Book Of The Month
Sun Tzu
THE ART OF WAR

Translated by Peter Harris, with a Foreword by General David H. Petraeus
ISBN: 978 1 84159 385 2
Price: £12.99