How Football Began A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born

This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of 60 years, between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and unorganised activity to become the...

Dark Corners

“A spectacularly creepy and macabre tale” (Entertainment Weekly) of blackmail, murders both accidental and opportunistic, and of one life’s fateful...

Unfabling the East The Enlightenment's Encounter with Asia

How Enlightenment Europe rediscovered its identity by measuring itself against the great civilizations of AsiaDuring the long eighteenth century, Europe's travelers, scholars,...

Lord Jim

Jim, the first mate aboard a small steamer named the Patna, travels from port to port in the Pacific Ocean. When the ship hits floating wreckage, Jim and the crew are forced to...

Semiotics: The Basics

This third edition of the best-selling textbook has been fully revised, continuing to provide a concise introduction to the key concepts of semiotics in accessible and jargon-free...

The Psychology of Climate Change

"What explains our attitudes towards the environment? Why do so many climate change initiatives fail? How can we do more to prevent humans damaging the environment?The Psychology...

The Girl Next Door: A Novel

INCLUDES AN EXCERPT OF RENDELL’S FINAL NOVEL, DARK CORNERS From crime legend Ruth Rendell, a psychologically intriguing novel about an old murder that sends shockwaves...

Workers' Tales Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain

A collection of political tales—first published in British workers’ magazines—selected and introduced by acclaimed critic and author Michael RosenIn the late nineteenth and...