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English Drama - Collections

  • Jean Donneau de Visé et la querelle de Sophonisbe. Écrits contre l'abbé d'Aubignacby Bernard J. Bourque

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 65.37

    Ce travail est la première édition critique des trois Défenses de Jean Donneau de Visé où le jeune écrivain se pose en ardent défenseur de Pierre Corneille contre les quatre dissertations de l?abbé d?Aubignac. La Défense de la Sophonisbe et la Défense du Sertorius, dont quelques exemplaires des éditions originales sont conservés à la BnF, sont reproduits... more...

  • Wednesday to Comeby Renée; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    In Wednesday To Come Renée takes four women of four generations in a single family and looks at how they cope with the Great Depression of the 1930's. Working class women, says Renée, have been invisible for too long - not because they are inarticulate but because they are unrecorded. 'I am interested in writing good roles for women, about women we... more...

  • Daughters of Heavenby Michelanne Forster; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    On June 22, 1954 in a secluded part of Victoria Park in Christchurch, Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker battered Pauline's mother to death. The infamous murder, also depicted in the Peter Jackson movie Heavenly Creatures, arose from the passionate friendship of the two girls. more...

  • Konfliktfelder der Diaspora und die Löwengrubeby Dominik Helms

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00

    Daniel in the Lion?s Den: the Septuagint and the Hebrew Bible each bear witness to the idiosyncratic transmission of Daniel 6 in different cultural areas. Using comparative narrative analysis, the present study shows the specific profile of each text and their divergent classification in literary history. The analysis develops new perspectives for... more...

  • East is Eastby Ayub Khan-Din

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 13.11

    The play that gave birth to the smash-hit film - a wonderful comedy about growing up in multiracial Salford. The six Khan children, entangled in arranged marriages and bell-bottoms, are trying to find their way growing up in 1970s Salford. They are all caught between their Pakistani father's insistence on Asian traditions, their English mother's... more...

  • Modern Antiquesby Barrett Kalter

    Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 79.99

    Modern Antiques argues that the reinvention of the past was fundamental to the development of modernity in England during the long eighteenth century. Bringing together the fields of literary criticism, historiography, material culture studies, and book history, Kalter offers new interpretations of Dryden, Gray, and Walpole, showing how these... more...

  • The Abbotsford Mysteriesby Sykes Patricia

    Spinifex Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    The convent is the setting of these poems where the ghosts of girls and nuns inhabit an orphaned childhood, a subterranean geography that braids religion, mystery and memory. more...

  • Three Shrew Playsby Barry Gaines; Margaret Maurer

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.95

    This annotated collection of three early modern English plays allows readers to explore the relationship between Shakespeare's Shrew and two closely related plays of the same genre, the earlier of which, the anonymous The Taming of a Shrew (whether inspired by Shakespeare's play or vice-versa), once enjoyed a level of popularity that likely surpassed... more...

  • Premodern Placesby David Wallace

    Wiley 2008; US$ 140.95

    This book recovers places appearing in the mental mapping of medieval and Renaissance writers, from Chaucer to Aphra Behn. A highly original work, which recovers the places that figure powerfully in premodern imagining. Recreates places that appear in the works of Langland, Chaucer, Dante, Petrarch, Spenser, Shakespeare, Aphra Behn, and many... more...

  • Restoration Comedyby David Womersley; Duncan Wu

    Wiley 2008; US$ 113.95

    The two plays presented in full in this volume – Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World – illustrate the evolution of Restoration comedy between 1675 and 1700. Includes full texts of Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World . Demonstrates how Restoration comedy evolved between... more...