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  • The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVIIby John Dryden; Samuel H. Monk; A.E. Wallace Maurer

    University of California Press 1972; US$ 68.00

    This collection of prose writing from the pen of Dryden dates from 1668 to 1691, and contains work that the editors describe as "a sampler of Dryden as biographer-historian, political commentator, religious controversialist, literary polemicist, literary theorist, and practical critic. Among the works contained here is his "Essay of Dramatick Poesie." more...

  • The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVIIIby John Dryden; Prof. Alan Roper; Vinton A. Dearing

    University of California Press 1975; US$ 85.00

    This volume contains Dryden's 1684 translation of Louis Maimbourg's "The History of the League," a work relating to the religious wars of France in the preceding century, and which Dryden used as a commentary on the religious persecutions of his own time in England. more...

  • Milton's Good Godby Dennis Richard Danielson

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 40.00

    Milton's Good God is an interdisciplinary study, which will lead the student of literature to a deeper appreciation of Paradise Lost. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Jonathan Swiftby Christopher Fox

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    This 2003 Companion explores crucial dimensions of Swift's life and works. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnsonby Greg Clingham

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 28.00

    This Companion, first published in 1997, provides an introduction to the works and life of one of the key figures in English literary history. more...

  • Laughing at the Kingby Peter Pindar

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 18.89

    Peter Pindar (1738-1819), the pen name of John Wolcot, dared to ridicule the foibles, corruptions and misdemeanours of King George III and those in power in his kingdom. His satire was merciless, but Wolcot survived accusations of treason, protected by his wit and readership. His admirers included Lord Nelson and the Prince Regent himself; to Robert... more...

  • The Debt to Pleasureby John Wilmott (Earl of Rochester); John Adlard

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51

    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. As John Evelyn recalls: 'Mr Andrew Marvell... more...

  • Exactly My Own Lengthby Olivia McCannon

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51

    Olivia McCannon?s first collection explores life on the edge of possibility: in one moment the familiar is blown open, we plunge into the unknown. A chance meeting seals a lifetime; a girl leaps from a window, away from safety – ‘she wanted to see what can happen?. From families improvising a living space in Cairo?s City of the Dead, to a veteran... 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...

  • 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 late 18th century, 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...