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  • She Stoops to Conquerby Oliver Goldsmith

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.50

    She Stoops to Conquer was first performed in 1773, and remains popular today. Written by Irish playwright Oliver Goldsmith, it is a comedy of errors spanning the events of one night. more...

  • The School for Scandalby Richard Brinsley Sheridan

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.50

    The School for Scandal debuted at Drury Lane Theater in London in 1777. The play is still popular and regularly performed today. It is a comedy of manners about "the deceptive nature of appearances, the fickleness of reputation, [and] the often disreputable guises behind which goodness and honesty can conceal itself." more...

  • The Way of the Worldby William Congreve

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.95

    The Way of the World premiered in England in 1700, and is considered on of the best Restoration comedies written. The play follows two lovers, their quest to marry, and the myriad characters and relationships which stand in their way. more...

  • The Beggar's Operaby John Gay

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    The Beggar's Opera is the only ballad opera that is still popularly performed today. A ballad opera is a satirical musical, which uses the form of an opera but incorporates popular songs and ballads as well as operatic numbers. The Beggar's Opera satirizes the corruption to be found in all levels of society. Its immense popularity provided... 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...

  • The Country Wife and Other Playsby William Wycherley; Peter Dixon

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 9.99

    Wycherley's four comedies are admired for their satirical wit, farcical humour, vivid characterization, and social criticism.Love in a Wood, a lively comedy of intrigue, established him as a brilliant new dramatist.The Gentleman Dancing-Master, in contras more...

  • "Paradise Lost" and the Rhetoric of Literary Formsby Barbara Kiefer Lewalski

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.95

    This comprehensive study interprets Paradise Lost as a rhetoric of literary forms, by attending to the broad spectrum of literary genres, modes, and exemplary works Milton incorporates within that poem. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Jonathan Swiftby Christopher Fox

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 26.00

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

  • Sir Thomas Browneby William P. Dunn

    University of Minnesota Press 1950; US$ 67.50

    This original and perceptive study of the writings of the great seventeenth-century author of Religio Medici offers the general reader a view of the intellectual world of Browne’s time, and for the special student of the period provides a more extended ex more...

  • Answerable Styleby Arnold Stein

    University of Minnesota Press 1953; US$ 67.50

    Answerable Style was first published in 1953. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. By the use of both new and traditional techniques of critical analysis, Arnold Stein presents in this volume of six... more...