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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 43 No. 20

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A groundbreaking biography of Milton's formative years that provides a new account of the poet's political radicalizationJohn Milton (1608-1674) has a unique claim on literary and intellectual history as the author of both Paradise Lost,…

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'An invaluable primer to some of the underlying tensions behind contemporary political debate' Financial Times'There is almost no issue of public interest which does not derive from taxes or end up with taxes' Alexis de TocquevilleIt has…

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How abolitionist businesses marshaled intense moral outrage over slavery to shape a new ethics of international commerce."East India Sugar Not Made By Slaves." With these words on a sugar bowl, consumers of the early nineteenth century…

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Aristophanes's satirical masterpieces, immensely popular with the Athenian public, were frequently crude, even obscene. His plays revealed to his contemporaries, and now teach us today, that when those in power act obscenely, patriotic…

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Uplifting and engaging, this story recounts the life and career of a rebellious 20th-century British artistBorn into a large, musical, and bohemian family in London, the British artist John Craxton (1922–2009) has been described as a…

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Towards the end of 1974, a stranger arrived in the small town of Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. He could often be found sitting at the bar in the Napier Tavern, drinking lager and smoking Gauloises while flicking through the…

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THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB SELECTIONThe breathtaking new novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Overstory.'Heart-rending'…

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Set in a historical moment of moral crisis, Crossroads – the first instalment of the trilogy A Key to All Mythologies – is the stunning foundation of a sweeping investigation of human mythologies, as the…

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Translated by Tanya LeslieTaking the form of random journal entries over the course of seven years, Exteriors concentrates on the ephemeral encounters that take place just on the periphery of a person’s lived…

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