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  • Daniel Defoeby William Minto; John Morley

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.99

    Learn more about the life and works of the brilliant eighteenth-century spy, novelist, and rabble-rouser Daniel Defoe in this penetrating biography penned by William Minto. Minto, a Scottish professor of logic, offers a keenly insightful take on the influences and events that shaped Defoe's contributions to journalism and literature, which included... more...

  • An Essay on Criticismby Alexander Pope

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Despite its somewhat dry title, this text is not a musty prose dissection of literary criticism. Instead, the piece takes the shape of a long poem in which Pope, at the very peak of his powers, takes merciless aim at many of the best-known writers of his day. The epitome of the subtle but lethal wit Alexander Pope has come to be celebrated for, "An... more...

  • Antony and Cleopatraby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 1753; US$ 3.99

    Antony and Cleopatra is a tragic play by Shakespeare, which tells the ill-fated love story between Antony and Cleopatra and the antagonistic role played by Julius Caesar, future Emperor of Rome. "I will tell you. The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed... more...

  • Boswell's Selected Worksby James Boswell

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Boswell's Selected Works is collects three major works, Critical Strictures on the New Tragedy of Elvira, The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, and No Abolition of Slavery. The first is a criticism of David Mallet (David Malloch). The second offers an account of a trip to Scotland with Samuel Johnson. The last is a collection of poems displaying... more...

  • Great Shakespeare Actors: Burbage to Branaghby Stanley Wells

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Great Shakespeare Actors offers a series of essays on great Shakespeare actors from his time to ours, starting by asking whether Shakespeare himself was the first--the answer is No--and continuing with essays on the men and women who have given great stage performances in his plays from Elizabethan times to our own. They include both English and American... more...

  • The Merchant of Veniceby Thomas Wheeler

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1991. Essays here are arranged chronologically within sections: ?The Play as Text?, ?Shylock? and ?The Play in the Theatre.? Collecting previously published important commentaries and scholarly articles, this volume in the Shakespearean Criticism set looks at one of the Bard?s most disturbing plays. These historical critical... more...

  • King Learby Kenneth Muir

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1984. With selections organised chronologically, this collection presents the best writing on one of Shakespeare?s most studied plays. The structure displays the changing responses to the play and includes a wide range of criticism from the likes of Coleridge, Hazlitt, Moulton, Granville-Barker, Orwell, Levin, Stampfer, Gardner... more...

  • Henry IV, Parts I and IIby David Bevington

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1986. This volume points to the rich variety of critical responses to the Henry IV plays and their complexity. It includes selections from characteristic thought of the neoclassical age, character criticism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, historical and new criticism, theatrical interpretation and other pieces by... more...

  • Twelfth Nightby Stanley Wells

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1986. Among the most frequently performed and high admired of Shakespeare?s plays, Twelfth Night is examined here in this collection of writings from well-known essayists and scholars. The chapters present to the modern reader discussions of the play to enhance understanding and study of both the text and performances. Opening... more...

  • Richard IIby Jeanne T. Newlin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1984. The four parts of this collection of articles, from 1601 to the 1970s, look at the historical and political dynamics of the play, the play in the theatre, the psychology of its characters, and its poetry and rhetoric. Bringing together the best that was written about Richard II, this volume represents the collective wisdom... more...