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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95
Jonathan Swift's moral and political satires astonished his contemporaries and still have the power to disturb, with their compelling images and unsettling turns of argument, and to delight, with their charm and inventive wit. A Preface to Swift examines the complex appeal of this fierce critic of oppression. While thematically arranged, the text... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
This collection of selected writings represents the best of recent critical work on Milton. The essays cover all stages of his career, from the early poems through to the later poems of the Restoration period, especially Paradise Lost . Professor Patterson includes British and American critics such as Michael Wilding, Victoria Kahn, James Grantham... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Max Byrd?s lucidly written and compelling volume aims to provide a scholarly introduction to one of the most puzzling pieces of eighteenth-century literature, and a stimulus to critical thought and discussion. Laurence Sterne ? an eccentric and largely unsuccessful clergyman - was forty-six when he sat down in January of 1759 to being his literary... more...
- Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99
Kiki, Bob and Jumper are best friends with extravagant and idiosyncratic dreams. Kiki wants to dance the tango on Mount Kilimanjaro with a bearded lady, Jumper is in love with a snake called Trix and Bobs an ordinary bloke who might just hold the secret to time travel. Join them for the wild ride. Cut Snake is a comedy about growing up, dying... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 7.99
The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...
- G2 Rights Ltd 2013; US$ 7.99
1001 Top Angling Tips is written by bestselling fishing author and broadcaster John Wilson. This fantastic book is packed with tips on freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, tackle, baits and much more. Illustrated with his own photographs, and superb drawings by Andy Steer, this 208-page hardback book is a perfect gift for anyone interested in angling.... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00
History has not been kind to Hannah More. This once lionized writer and activist -- the most influential female philanthropist of her day -- is now considered by many to be the embodiment of pious morality and reactionary anti-feminism. Largely because of her belief in separate spheres for men and women, More has been vilified by modern-day feminists.... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 1998; US$ 3.99
Even among the promethean literary figures of the early eighteenth century, Swift stood like a colossus. Neither the clarity and vigour of his prose nor the sharpness of his wit has been surpassed. More than any other writer in the English language, he made irony and satire respectable and formidable. This selection of sayings reveals Swift as a stern... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
John Thelwall was a Romantic and Enlightenment polymath. In 1794 he was tried and acquitted of high treason, earning himself the disdainful soubriquet 'acquitted felon' from Secretary of State for War, William Windham. Later, Thelwall's interests turned to poetry and plays, and was a collaborator and confidant of Wordsworth and Coleridge. more...