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  • Shakespeare's Humanismby Robin Headlam Wells

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    This book argues that the idea of a universal human nature was as important to Shakespeare as it was to every other Renaissance writer. more...

  • Reading Shakespeare Historicallyby Lisa Jardine

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    Reading Shakespeare Historically is a passionate, provocative book by one of the most renowned and popular Renaissance scholars writing today. Charting ten years of critical development, these challenging, witty essays shed new light on Renaissance studies. It also raises intriguing questions about how the culture and history of the past illuminates... more...

  • The Wheel of Fireby G. Wilson Knight

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 137.00

    Originally published in 1930, this classic of modern Shakespeare criticism proves both enlightening and innovative. Standing head and shoulders above all other Shakespearean interpretations, Wheel of Fire is the masterwork of the brilliant English scholar G. Wilson Knight. Founding a new and influential school of Shakespearean criticism, Wheel of... more...

  • A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, 1by Richard Dutton; Jean E. Howard

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 49.95

    This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism. Brings together new essays from a mixture of younger and more established scholars from around the world - Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.... more...

  • John Miltonby Richard Bradford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    There is a crying need for an accessible, comprehensive guide to John Milton for the thousands of students who make their way through his poetry every year on literary survey and seventeenth century literature courses. Where many previous guides have dragged their way through Paradise Lost , Richard Bradford brings Milton to life with an overview... more...

  • Defining Literary Criticismby Carol Atherton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    Outlining the controversies that have surrounded the academic discipline of English Literature since its institutionalization in the late nineteenth century, this important book draws on a range of archival sources. It addresses issues that are central to the identity of academic English - how the subject came into existence, and what makes it a specialist... more...

  • Sweet Swan of Avonby Robin Williams

    Pearson Education 2006; US$ 21.99

    It is long overdue that someone took a closer look at the brilliant Mary Sidney. I have a suspicion that Mary Sidney?s life, and especially her dedication to the English language after her brother?s death, may throw important light on the mysterious authorship of the Shakespeare plays and poems. ? Mark Rylance Actor; Artistic Director of... more...

  • Political Theologies in Shakespeare's Englandby Professor Debora Shuger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 45.00

    Shuger's study of Measure to Measure offers a sweeping reinterpretation of English political thought in the aftermath of the Reformation, one that focuses not on the tension between Crown and Parliament but on the relation of the sacred to the state. more...

  • Sacred Biographyby Thomas J. Heffernan

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 38.00

    Modern historiography dismisses the medieval lives of saints about whom little was really known as "pious fiction". This study demonstrates that to characterize the genre as fiction is to misunderstand the intentions of medieval authors, who were neither credulous nor blinded by piety. more...

  • Paradise Lostby John Milton

    Joshua James Press 2006; US$ 4.95

    Milton?s epic poem of the 17th century was originally published in 1667, and considered by many scholars to be one of the greatest poems of the English language. The poem concerns the biblical story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. more...