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Vol. 20 No. 17 · 3 September 1998

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Vol. 20 No. 17 · 3 September 1998

Ross McKibbin

Third Way, Old Hat

Letters

Herman Reichenbach, Andrew Hillier, Eleanor Fishman, Thomas Laqueur, Michael Ward

Ben Pimlott

Crosland’s Future: Opportunity and Outcome by David Reisman. Macmillan, 237 pp., £47.50, October 1997, 0 333 65963 5

Susan Eilenberg

Wordsworth and the Victorians by Stephen Gill. Oxford, 300 pp., £25, April 1998, 0 19 811965 8
The Five-Book Prelude by William Wordsworth, edited by Duncan Wu. Blackwell, 214 pp., £40, April 1997, 0 631 20548 9

Linda Colley

The Gentleman’s Daughter: Women’s Lives in Victorian England by Amanda Vickery. Yale, 436 pp., £19.95, May 1998, 0 300 07531 6

Ian Gilmour

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman. HarperCollins, 320 pp., £19.99, May 1998, 0 00 255668 5
Aristocratic Women and Political Society in Victorian Britain by K.D. Reynolds. Oxford, 268 pp., £35, April 1998, 0 19 820727 1
Lady Byron and Earl Shilton by David Herbert. Hinckley Museum, 128 pp., £7.50, March 1998, 0 9521471 3 0

Lorna Sage

All around Atlantis by Deborah Eisenberg. Granta, 232 pp., £8.99, March 1998, 1 86207 161 6

Michael Wood

Cuba Libre by Elmore Leonard. Viking, 352 pp., £16.99, May 1998, 0 670 87988 6
Havana Dreams by Wendy Gimbel. Knopf, 234 pp., $24, June 1998, 0 679 43053 9

Edmund White

Pleasured by Philip Hensher. Chatto, 304 pp., £14.99, August 1998, 0 7011 6728 9

Nuruddin Farah

Country Cousins

Michael Gilsenan

Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples by V.S. Naipaul. Little, Brown, 448 pp., £20, May 1998, 0 316 64361 0

Richard Jenkyns

Lucretius: ‘On the Nature of the Universe’ translated by Ronald Melville. Oxford, 275 pp., £45, November 1998, 0 19 815097 0

Simon Goldhill

Magic in the Ancient World by Fritz Graf. Harvard, 318 pp., £23.50, February 1998, 0 674 54151 0

John Kinsella

Poem: ‘Rich Soil, the Mechanism: A Farm Is Sold’

Robert Irwin

Kahlil Gibran: Man and Poet by Suheil Bushrui and Joe Jenkins. One World, 372 pp., £18.99, August 1998, 1 85168 177 9
Prophet: The Life and Times of Kahlil Gibran by Robin Waterfield. Allen Lane, 366 pp., £20, August 1998, 0 7139 9209 3

Andy Beckett

Scepticism Inc. by Bo Fowler. Cape, 247 pp., £9.99, April 1998, 0 224 05124 5

Peter Lipton

How Nature Works: The Science of Self-Organised Criticality by Per Bak. Oxford, 212 pp., £18.99, June 1997, 0 19 850164 1

Gerald Hammond

Diary: Taiwan and China

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