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- Hesperus Press 2014; US$ 10.99
Journey through the subject of melancholia in an easily accessible volume touching on topics from love and sex to religion and geography Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy is one of the great but unclassifiable prose works in English literature: diverting, delightfully rambling, and filled with recondite learning and peculiar facts and speculations.... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95
New historical facts are brought to light by this distinguished professor of Chaucer studies. Those familiar with the poet will be engaged and delighted by this critical investigation of the Canterbury Tales. Professor Boyd, a specialist in Middle English, brings a new level of understanding to the work by revealing important aspects of the Middle... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
First published in 1990, this title provides a compendium of useful information for any reader of Donne to have at hand: crucial biographical material, historical contextualisation, and details about his life?s work. The intention throughout is to enhance understanding and appreciation, without being exhaustive. The major portion of the volume, in... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
Spanning Chaucer's working life, these four poems build on the medieval convention of 'love visions' - poems inspired by dreams, woven into rich allegories about the rituals and emotions of courtly love. In The Book of the Duchess, the most traditional of the four, the dreamer meets a widower who has loved and lost the perfect lady, and The House of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95
Probably the most famous of the Metaphysical poets, John Donne worked with and influenced many of the leading poets of the age. This excellent introduction to his life and works sets his writing firmly in the context of his times. 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...
- 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...