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17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)

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  • John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'by Noam Reisner

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 60.00

    This new guide leads readers through the complexities of the text with detailed commentary on core sections of the poem, as well as a range of interpretative frameworks and contexts. more...

  • Laughing at the Kingby Peter Pindar; Fenella Copplestone

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 20.95

    Reveling in the sycophancy and classist pretensions of England?s courts in the late18thcentury, this ribald collection of satirical verse specializes in lampooning the public and private lives of the decadent British monarchy. Containing the bitingly controversial social commentary of medical man turned political satirist, Dr. John Wolcott, and... more...

  • The Debt to Pleasureby John Adlard; John Wilmot

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99

    Rochester, incontestably the greatest of the Restoration poets and reprobates, is presented in The Debt to Pleasure both in his own words and the words of those who loved or loathed him. The book is a mosaic in which the poet's voice and the voice of his age sound with a startling, ribald, and riotous clarity. more...

  • John Miltonby David Hawkes

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 28.00

    John Milton poet, polemicist, public servant, and author of one of the greatest masterpieces in English literature, Paradise Lost is revered today as a great writer and a proponent of free speech. In his time, however, his ideas far exceeded the orthodoxy of English life; spurred by his conscience and an iron grip on logic, Milton was uncompromising... more...

  • Miltonby Alastair Fowler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the great works of literature, of any time and in any language. Marked by Milton's characteristic erudition it is a work epic both in scale and, notoriously, in ambition. For nearly 350 years it has held generation upon generation of scholars, students and readers in rapt attention and its profound influence can... more...

  • Engaging Vernacular Language and Literature in the Classroomby Shondel Nero; Dohra Ahmad

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • John Drydenby Helen and Kinsley Kinsley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's... more...

  • John Miltonby John T. Shawcross

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's... more...

  • Teaching English Literature 16-19by Carol Atherton; Andrew Green; Gary Snapper

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Teaching English Literature 16 ? 19 is an essential new resource that is suitable for use both as an introductory guide for those new to teaching literature and also as an aid to reflection and renewal for more experienced teachers. Using the central philosophy that students will learn best when actively engaged in discussion and encouraged to apply... more...

  • An Introduction to Pope (Routledge Revivals)by Pat Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In this concise introduction to Pope?s life and work, first published in 1975, the poet?s highly successful career as a man of letters is seen against the background of the Augustan age as a whole. Pat Rogers begins by examining the relationship of the eighteenth-century writer to his audience, and discusses the role of style and versification in... more...