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  • Daniel Defoeby William Minto; John Morley

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.99

    Learn more about the life and works of the brilliant eighteenth-century spy, novelist, and rabble-rouser Daniel Defoe in this penetrating biography penned by William Minto. Minto, a Scottish professor of logic, offers a keenly insightful take on the influences and events that shaped Defoe's contributions to journalism and literature, which included... more...

  • An Essay on Criticismby Alexander Pope

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Despite its somewhat dry title, this text is not a musty prose dissection of literary criticism. Instead, the piece takes the shape of a long poem in which Pope, at the very peak of his powers, takes merciless aim at many of the best-known writers of his day. The epitome of the subtle but lethal wit Alexander Pope has come to be celebrated for, "An... more...

  • Camelot in Grunewaldby Uwe Pörksen

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 21.58

    Im 1981 gegründeten Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin trafen deutsche und ausländische Intellektuelle zu einem einzigartigen Projekt zusammen. Eine flirrende Atmosphäre. Die Zeit spielte mit. Westberlin lag damals als Insel, von einer Mauer umgeben, mitten in der DDR. Pörksen holt die Jahre zurück, in denen Wörter wie «Elite» und «Exzellenz», die heute... 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...

  • Jonathan Swiftby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    Best known as the author of Gulliver's Travels , Jonathan Swift is one of literature's great satirists. Born and educated in Ireland, Swift became a politician and clergyman in England, where he wrote essays, pamphlets, poems, and fiction that addressed the political issues and social conditions of his time. In Gulliver's Travels , he introduced... more...

  • Gulliver's Travels Study Guideby Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Publishing 2010; US$ 24.95

    Thirty-five reproducible activities per guide reiforce basic reading and comprehension skills while teaching higher-order critical thinking. Also included are teaching suggestions, background notes, summaries, and answer keys. more...