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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...
- Birlinn 2015; US$ 10.19
This edition, first published in 2000 to mark the 250th anniversary of Fergusson?s birth, and revised in 2007, contains all his poems in Scots, a selection of poems in English, an introductory essay, revised orthography, substantial footnotes, eight illustrations and a comprehensive glossary. Acknowledged as a crucial influence on Burns, Robert Fergusson... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 5.82
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...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 37.84
The dramatic representation of maritime spaces, characters and plots in Restoration and early eighteenth-century English theatres served as a crucial discursive negotiation of a burgeoning empire. This study focuses on ?staging the sea? in a period of growing maritime, commercial and colonial activity, a time when the prominence of the sea and shipping... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 1998; US$ 3.49
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... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99
Richly exploited comic situations, effervescent wit, and intricate plots combine to make Sheridan's work among the best of all English comedy. This edition includes his most famous plays, The Rivals, The School for Scandal, and The Critic, and two lesser known musical plays, The Duenna and A Trip to Scarborough. A fine introduction and notes on... more...
- 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 Brownes time, and for the special student of the period provides a more extended ex 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...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99
The spellbinding, beautifully observed hit from the master of suspenseful realism; combining superbly chilling tales of the supernatural with the hilarious banter of a small community in the heart of rural Ireland. A bar in a remote part of Ireland. The local lads are swapping spooky stories to impress a young woman recently moved to the area from... more...