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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
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... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00
Ken Hiltner engages with literary, theoretical, and historic approaches to explore the ideological underpinnings of our current environmental crisis. Focusing on Milton's rejection of dualistic theology, metaphysical philosophy, and early-modern subjectivism, Hiltner argues that Milton anticipates certain essential modern ecological arguments. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 34.00
In Paradise Lost (1667), Milton produced the most magnificent poetic account ever written of the biblical Fall of man. In this wide-ranging study, William Poole analyses the origin, evolution, and contemporary discussion of the Fall, and offers many new insights into the originality and sophistication of Milton's work. more...
- Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 47.95
One of the most popular poets of her time, Charlotte Smith revived the sonnet form in England, influencing Wordsworth and Keats. Equally popular as a novelist, she experimented with many genres, and even her children's books were highly regarded by her contemporaries. Charlotte Smith's letters enlarge... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 25.00
Traditionally known as the first professional woman writer in English, Aphra Behn has now emerged as one of the major figures in Restoration literature. With its full bibliography, detailed chronology and biographical information, this Companion will be an essential tool for the study of this increasingly important writer and thinker. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 27.00
John Dryden was one of the great literary figures of the late seventeenth century. This Companion provides a fresh look at the full range of Dryden's work in the context of his time, and includes a chronology of Dryden's life and times and a guide to further reading. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 103.00
The first study dedicated to the relationship between Alexander Pope and George Berkeley, this book undertakes a comparative reading of their work on the visual environment, economics and providence, challenging current ideas of the relationship between poetry and philosophy in early eighteenth-century Britain. It shows how Berkeley's idea that the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00
This study challenges critical assumptions about the role of religion in shaping women's experiences of authorship. The seventeenth-century Protestant women discussed in this book range across the religio-political and social spectrums yet all display an affinity with modern feminist theologians. more...