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- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 111.00
As a writer, businessman and magistrate, Henry Fielding was in a singular position to textualize eighteenth-century English cultural conditions and materially to author the text of his society. Not only did he extol employment, he co-owned an employment agency. Not only did he commit fictional criminals to paper, he committed actual criminals to prison.... more...
- Pickering & Chatto Publishers 2005; US$ 99.00
This volume engages with the radical political career of Daniel Defoe, as journalist, polemicist, political theorist and secret agent, and radically rethinks it, examining the critical integration of biography with bibliography, re-examining several key texts, and reshaping the modern biographical figure of the author. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1969; US$ 60.00
Although John Dryden is, as Samuel Johnson described him, the father of modern criticism, his critical writings are difficult for twentieth-century readers to understand and appreciate. Part of the problem lies in the fact that many of the critical terms more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 8.99
This edition contains five comedies on the theme of marital disharmony by the foremost Restoration playwright John Vanbrugh (1664-1726). In addition to the The Relapse it includes The Provoked Wife, The Confederacy, A Journey to London, and The Country House. Published in the Oxford English Drama series, it has modernized texts, a critical introduction,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 18.99
Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. Milton's influence has been felt by many writers since, none more so in recent times than the novelist Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials.His... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99
Published in 1791, Boswells Life of Johnson exposes one of the most gigantic figures of English literature with unparalleled closeness and originality. He succeeded in portraying Johnsons life through lively conversations with Johnson that reflected his abundant humor and deep insight. This work details Johnsons prolific years in... more...
- University of California Press 1972; US$ 68.00
This collection of prose writing from the pen of Dryden dates from 1668 to 1691, and contains work that the editors describe as "a sampler of Dryden as biographer-historian, political commentator, religious controversialist, literary polemicist, literary theorist, and practical critic. Among the works contained here is his "Essay of Dramatick Poesie." more...
- Counterpoint 2010; US$ 28.00
John Milton ? poet, polemicist, public servant, and author of one of the greatest masterpieces in English literature, Paradise Lost ? is revered today as a great writer and a proponent of free speech. In his time, however, his ideas far exceeded the orthodoxy of English life; spurred by his conscience and an iron grip on logic, Milton was uncompromising... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 95.00
What does university study of English Literature involve today? How should students read literary texts? Answers to these questions have substantially changed and developed over recent decades, often in response to advances in literary theory. In the light of this and other recent developments, the Edinburgh Introduction provides a new, updated guide... more...