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  • Regaining Paradise Lostby Thomas N. Corns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Paradise Lost is not merely the masterpiece of John Milton (1608-74) but a turning point in style and form, which had a profound influence on the poetry of the following century. Divided into two parts, this major survey begins by discussing the revolutionary characteristics of Paradise Lost in the context of contemporary literary norms and examines... more...

  • Blazing Starby Alexander Larman

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    He was 'THE WICKEDEST MAN ALIVE'. He went to Oxford University at the age of 12 He slept with his first prostitute at 13 He was an alcoholic by 14 He was imprisoned in the Tower at 18 He was acclaimed a war hero at 19 He died of syphilis at the age of 33 He was English history's first celebrity. He was John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester:... more...

  • Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress"by Leland Ryken

    Crossway 2014; US$ 4.99

    Leads readers through Bunyan’s classic Christian allegory, The Pilgrim’s Progress , offering insights into the nature of faith, the reality of temptation, and the glory of salvation. Part of the Christian Guides to the Classics series. more...

  • Vom Menschenby Alexander Pope; Wolfgang Breidert; Wolfgang Breidert; Eberhard Breidert

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2013; US$ 25.77

    Das Lehrgedicht über den Menschen von Alexander Pope (1688-1744) gilt als eines der herausragenden literarischen Zeugnisse seiner Zeit. Bald nach seinem Erscheinen 1733/1734 in viele Sprachen übersetzt, spiegelt es den moralphilosophischen Optimismus der frühen Aufklärung wider. Diese Ausgabe enthält den englischen Originaltext samt Angabe von Textvarianten... more...

  • The Poems of John Dryden: Volume Fiveby Paul Hammond; David Hopkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 271.95

    This volume completes the five-volume Longman Annotated Poets Edition of the poems of John Dryden, the major poet of Restoration England.  It provides a modernized text along with full explanatory annotation.  The poems include Dryden's spirited translation from Ovid, Homer, Chaucer, and Boccaccio. This volume presents, in newly-edited texts and... 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...

  • Robinson Crusoe (Routledge Revivals)by Pat Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1979, this title presents the basic facts and the background information needed by a modern reader of Robinson Crusoe , as well as a careful exploration of the structure and style of the work itself. Pat Rogers pays particular attention to the book?s composition and publishing history, the critical history surrounding it from 1719... more...

  • A George Herbert Companion (Routledge Revivals)by Robert H. Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1995, this title provides the reader with a compendium of useful information for any reader of George Herbert to have at hand. It includes key biographical information, situates the poetry in its historical and cultural context, and, where appropriate, explains theological concepts and traditions which have a direct bearing on the... more...

  • An Andrew Marvell Companion (Routledge Revivals)by Robert H. Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1998, this title provides for the reader of the renowned metaphysical poet and politician a valuable reference and resource volume. It is a compendium of useful information for any reader of Andrew Marvell, including crucial biographical material, historical contextualisation, and details about his life?s work. The intention throughout... more...

  • The Poems of John Dryden: Volume Fourby Paul Hammond; David Hopkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 280.00

    Volume Four covers poems published between 1693 and 1696, principally Dryden's translations from Juvenal and Persius, and those from Ovid and Homer included in the miscellany Examen Poeticum (1693). This new edition represents the most informative and accessible edition of Dryden's poetry, incorporating extensive new research and providing an invaluable... more...