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  • Blazing Starby Alexander Larman

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    He was 'THE WICKEDEST MAN ALIVE'. He went to Oxford University at the age of 12 He slept with his first prostitute at 13 He was an alcoholic by 14 He was imprisoned in the Tower at 18 He was acclaimed a war hero at 19 He died of syphilis at the age of 33 He was English history's first celebrity. He was John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester:... more...

  • Shakespeare's History Playsby Robert Watt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Shakespeare's history plays are central to his dramatic achievement. In recent years they have become more widely studied than ever, stimulating intensely contested interpretations, due to their relevance to central contemporary issues such as English, national identities and gender roles. Interpretations of the history plays have been transformed... more...

  • Pope, Homer, and Manlinessby Carolyn D. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    The author here reassesses the concept of ?masculinity?, and argues that it cannot be seen as an absolute standard, but only as the product of perpetual conflict between competing and unstable models. The argument is sustained by a close reading of the problematic conflict between gendered values in eighteenth-century classical learning. Pope?s... more...

  • Vernaculars in the Classroomby Shondel Nero; Dohra Ahmad

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book draws on applied linguistics and literary studies to offer concrete means of engaging with vernacular language and literature in secondary and college classrooms. The authors embrace a language-as-resource orientation, countering the popular narrative of vernaculars as problems in schools. The book is divided into two parts, with the first... more...

  • Speaking the Speechby Giles Block; Mark Rylance

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Why does Shakespeare write in the way he does? And how can actors and directors get the most out of his incomparable plays? In Speaking the Speech , Giles Block – ‘Master of the Words? at Shakespeare?s Globe – sets out to answer these two simple questions. The result is the most authoritative, most comprehensive book yet written on speaking Shakespeare?s... more...

  • Shakespeare's Mature Tragediesby Bernard McElroy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    Despite their diversity in tone and subject matter, Shakespeare's four mature tragedies-- Hamlet , Othello , King Lear , and Macbeth --all have an essential experience in common. Bernard McElroy defines this experience as the collapse of the subjective world of the tragic hero. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses... more...

  • Ben Jonson and the Roman Frame of Mindby Katharine Eisaman Maus

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Katharine Maus explores the biographical reasons for Jonson's preference for particular Latin authors; the effects of Roman moral and psychological paradigms on his methods of characterization and generic choices; the connection between his critical theory and artistic practice; and the impact of Roman social theory on his portrayal of communities... more...

  • The Antifraternal Tradition in Medieval Literatureby Penn R. Szittya

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    This book is a history of a medieval literary tradition that grew out of opposition to the mendicant fraternal orders. Penn R. Szittya argues that the widespread attacks on the friars in late medieval poetry, especially in Ricardian England, drew on an established tradition that originated in the polemical theology, eschatology, and Biblical exegesis... more...

  • Language and Logos in Boswell's "Life of Johnson"by William C. Dowling

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this deconstructionist interpretation of a major eighteenth-century work, William Dowling analyzes Boswell's Life of Johnson as a paradigm of antithetical structure in narrative, and develops a grammar of discontinuity" for interpreting other texts as well. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Milton and the Science of the Saintsby Georgia B. Christopher

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    In the most sweeping claim yet made for Milton's puritanism, Georgia B. Christopher holds that the great poet assimilated classical literature through Reformation categories, not humanist ones. Examining Milton's major works against the beliefs of Luther and Calvin, she shows how his poetry reflects their view of Scripture, the extra-literary properties... more...