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- The History Press 2013; US$ 11.65
Here are the five earliest ballads of 'Robyn Hode', retold in vivid modern prose. They still constitute the best version of the famous English outlaw - fast and violent, earthy and satirical, dangerous, sinister, mysterious and revolutionary. The king is always referred to as 'Edward our comely king', pointing to the reign of Edward I, when a Robert... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11
Who was Robin Hood? Throughout history the figures of the hooded man of Sherwood forest and his band of outlaws have transfixed readers and viewers; but where does the myth come from? The story appeared out of the legend of the Green man but found its location during the reign of Richard II, the Lionheart, who was away from England fighting in the... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 59.95
The book analyzes various writings by poets and cultural critics on the topic of being an intellectual. Figures like Pope, Sidney, Milton, Eliot, and even contemporaries like Christopher Hitchens are covered. The first few deal with what poetry is, and the latter more up to date essays try to explain intellectual life in modern times. Present-day readers... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 149.95
This revised edition of A History of Old English Literature draws extensively on the latest scholarship to have evolved over the last decade. The text incorporates additional material throughout, including two new chapters on Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and incidental and marginal texts. This revised edition responds to the renewed historicism in... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00
It has long been thought that John Gower was probably a lawyer before turning to poetry, and this study reveals his active engagement with contemporary legal debates, and aspects of criminal law. The author argues that the 'Confessio Amantis' in particular demonstrates Gower's uncertainty about how to reconcile the ideal of a just law with... more...
- Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 27.95
Donne, Castiglione, and the Poetry of CourtlinessPeter DeSa Wiggins The influence of The Book of the Courtier on the work of John Donne. John Donne has been described as a "poet of ambition," who used his poems as agents in his quest for preferment among the elites of Elizabethan and... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2000; US$ 5.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Join Chaucer's band of pilgrims on their journey in CliffsNotes on The... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work,enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95
Offering a critique of Foucault and the literary studies that have been influenced by him, Simon During takes in Foucault's studies of `transgressive' writing from Sade and Artaud to the French `new novelists' of the 1960s. more...
- Taylor and Francis 1992; US$ 35.95
The first feminist edition of these two tales. Wynne-Davies addresses the social and cultural context of the poems' production in a critical commentary to the texts. Also includes a line by line gloss and a historical introduction. more...