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- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.99
"The Duchess of Malfi" was published in 1623, but the date of writing may have been as early as 1611. It is based on a story in Painter's "Palace of Pleasure," translated from the Italian novelist, Bandello; and it is entirely possible that it has a foundation in fact. In any case, it portrays with a terrible vividness one side... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
The Beggar's Opera is the only ballad opera that is still popularly performed today. A ballad opera is a satirical musical, which uses the form of an opera but incorporates popular songs and ballads as well as operatic numbers. The Beggar's Opera satirizes the corruption to be found in all levels of society. Its immense popularity provided... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 7.28
In this concise, accessible, and engaging biography, Pollard rejects the jingoistic approach to one of England's most renowned military heroes. Henry V enjoyed spectacular success against the French, coming tantalisingly close to conquering the vast country and imposing and English dynasty; this in a reign of just nine years, in only seven of which... more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 9.24
Was ist dran an den Geschichten, die nicht nur zu Heldensagen, sondern immer wieder auch zu historischen Romanen und Hollywoodfilmen inspirierten? Beriet sich König Artus wirklich einmütig mit seinen Rittern an der Tafelrunde? Gilt Karl der Große zu Recht als Sachsenschlächter oder stimmt gar die These, dass es ihn nie gegeben hat? In diesem spannenden... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95
At a time when the relevance of literary theory itself is frequently being questioned, Richard Wilson makes a compelling case for French Theory in Shakespeare Studies. Written in two parts, the first half looks at how French theorists such as Bourdieu, Cixous, Deleuze, Derrida and Foucault were themselves shaped by reading Shakespeare; while the second... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1953; US$ 67.50
Answerable Style was first published in 1953. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. By the use of both new and traditional techniques of critical analysis, Arnold Stein presents in this volume of six... more...