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  • A Preface to Swiftby Keith Crook

    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...

  • John Miltonby Annabel M. Patterson

    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...

  • 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 Life of Daniel Defoeby John Richetti

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    The Life of Daniel Defoe examines the entire range of Defoe’s writing in the context of what is known about his life and opinions. Features extended and detailed commentaries on Defoe’s political, religious, moral, and economic journalism, as well as on all of his narrative fictions, including Robinson Crusoe Places emphasis on Defoe’s... more...

  • Paradise Lostby John Milton

    Joshua James Press 2006; US$ 4.95

    Milton?s epic poem of the 17th century was originally published in 1667, and considered by many scholars to be one of the greatest poems of the English language. The poem concerns the biblical story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. more...

  • Aphra Behnby Kate Aughterson

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 89.95

    Provides students with an approachable analysis of Behn's dramaturgical abilities, showing how she uses comic and dramatic conventions to radical ends. Aughterson shows how Behn forces her audience to engage with issues of gender and sexuality, whilst continuing to write witty and accessible plays. more...

  • How to Begin Studying English Literatureby Nicholas Marsh

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2001; US$ 50.00

    This fully revised and expanded third edition offers practical help and guidance. It shows the reader how to approach novels, plays and poems, and includes chapters on themes, characters, structure, style, irony and analysis. more...

  • Henry Fielding At Workby Lance Bertelsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 123.00

    As a writer, businessman and magistrate, Henry Fielding was in a singular position to textualize eighteenth-century English cultural conditions and materially to author the text of his society. Not only did he extol employment, he co-owned an employment agency. Not only did he commit fictional criminals to paper, he committed actual criminals to prison.... more...

  • Glossary of John Dryden’s Critical Termsby H. James Jensen

    University of Minnesota Press 1969; US$ 60.00

    Although John Dryden is, as Samuel Johnson described him, the father of modern criticism, his critical writings are difficult for twentieth-century readers to understand and appreciate. Part of the problem lies in the fact that many of the critical terms more...

  • The Relapse and Other Playsby John Vanbrugh; Brean Hammond

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 8.99

    This edition contains five comedies on the theme of marital disharmony by the foremost Restoration playwright John Vanbrugh (1664-1726). In addition to the The Relapse it includes The Provoked Wife, The Confederacy, A Journey to London, and The Country House. Published in the Oxford English Drama series, it has modernized texts, a critical introduction,... more...