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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Through close readings of individual serials and books Sarah Dewis examines the significant contributions John and Jane Webb Loudon made to the gardening press and democratic discourse. Vilified during their lifetimes by some sections of the press, they were innovatory in emphasizing the value of scientific knowledge and the acquisition of taste. Their... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 7.28
There's something about Jane… Jane Austen lived only just into her forties, never married, never had children, lived all her life in the south of England and rarely strayed far from the genteel and orthodox social circle into which she was born. She completed only six novels, and achieved little fame in her lifetime. Yet 200 years after her death,... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Charles Dickens' life was staggeringly busy and various. This new miscellany will give readers a chance to get to know the man and his work through his work and its major themes. With carefully chosen quotations from the novels but also from his sketches and journalism, discover what Dickens had to say about the big issues like Crime, the Family,... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 17.00
As a young writer with neither profession nor money, William Wordsworth committed himself to a career as a poet, embracing what he believed was his destiny. But even the ?giant Wordsworth,? as his friend and collaborator Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him, had his doubts. In Myself and Some Other Being , Daniel Robinson presents a young Wordsworth,... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 198.50
The Victorian period was a time of rapid cultural change, which resulted in a huge and varied literary output. A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture offers experienced guidance to the literature of nineteenth-century Britain and its social and historical context. This revised and expanded edition comprises contributions from over 30... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00
Turning to the potent idea of political theology to recover the strange mix of political and religious thinking during the Renaissance, this bracing study reveals in the works of Shakespeare and his sources the figure of the citizen-saint, who represents at once divine messenger and civil servant, both norm and exception. Embodied by such diverse... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 165.00
This study defines the relationship between humanism and liberalism by comparing the two Victorian figures who were most concerned with the preservation of humanistic values in a free and democratic society: Matthew Arnold and John Stuart Mill. The book sets apart Arnold and Mill from their contemporaries and points out their similarities to one another... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014; US$ 12.95
A collection of quips and quotes from some of the greatest writers ever, on the subject that has inspired so much of their work–love. All around the world, every second of the day, people are falling in love. It has been the subject of books and songs for centuries, with many great writers, past and present, having something to say on the matter—from... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00
This book explores the relationship between Dickens?s novels and the financial system. Elements of Dickens?s work form a critique of financial capitalism. This critique is rooted in the difference between use-value and exchange-value, and in the difference between productive circulations and mere accumulation. In a money-based society, exchange-value... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Against all odds, Scottish-born writer Margaret Oliphant made a name for herself as a major literary voice in the Victorian era. Through her writing, she was able for a time to provide financial security for a large extended family amidst a series of grave circumstances and unspeakable tragedies. The cleverly structured memoir The Days of My Life tells... more...