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Literature and Language Studies

Academic and Prescribed Textbooks for Literature and Language Studies from Wits University

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Dune

DUNE is the bestselling science fiction novel of all time, with nearly ten million copies in print. This all-new edition of Dune features wholly reset text and an incredible new cover.
R 212,50 R 250,00

Strange pilgrimages

From the award-winning pen of Achmat Dangor comes a subtle and multi-layered collection of short stories that showcases an unusual and illuminating take on ‘the struggle years’, and how the past impacts on us in a variety of ways.
R 246,47 R 289,96

Oxford School Shakespeare: The Tempest

The Tempest is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
R 70,95

Night

Elie Wiesel was fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. After the war, Wiesel studied in Paris and later became a journalist. During an interview with the distinguished French writer, Francois Mauriac, he was persuaded to write about his experiences in the death camps.
R 182,75 R 215,00

Down second avenue

Down second avenue is Es'kia Mphahlele's autobiography of his South African childhood and his struggle against discrimination.
R 230,00

The Comedy of Errors

For this second edition of The Comedy of Errors, Ros King has revised T. S. Dorsch's renowned text and written a new introduction to the book. She argues that the play cannot be dismissed as a classically-based farcical romp but that it rightly belongs to the critically misunderstood genre of tragi-comedy.
R 180,00

Paradise Lost

In "Paradise Lost", Milton produces a poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time. And yet, in putting Satan and Adam and Eve at the centre of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man.
R 182,75 R 215,00

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Both an insight into James Joyce's life and childhood, this novel is about sexual awakening, religious rebellion and the essential search for voice and meaning that every nascent artist must face in order to fully come into themselves.
R 144,50 R 170,00

Selected Poetry

Living in a revolutionary age, Coleridge's poetry was written in a spirit of moral and emotional inquiry into the absolutes of the human condition. This selection calls attention to the range of Coleridge's work, its autobiographical content, and its development throughout his career.
R 225,25 R 265,00

Sula

A howl of love and rage, playful and funny as well as hard and bitter' New York TimesAs young girls, Nel and Sula shared each other's secrets and dreams in the poor black mid-West of their childhood. Sula is a story of fear - the fear that traps us, justifying itself through perpetual myth and legend.
R 182,75 R 215,00

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.
R 240,00

Houseboy

`It is a better guide to French colonial Africa, and to racism, than any non-fiction account, whether by an African or a Frenchman.' The Times Literary Supplement 'very funny and inexpressibly sad' Punch.
R 226,00