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  • WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Skills for Literature and the Unseen Poetry Student's Bookby Paula Adair; Sarah Basham; Rachel Bryant

    Hodder Education Group 2015; US$ 28.78

    Endorsed by WJEC Eduqas. Equip your students with the skills required to analyse and respond to every poem in the WJEC Eduqas Poetry Anthology. - Helps students of all abilities to explore each poem with a step-by-step approach to textual analysis that moves gradually from first impressions to detailed explorations. - Develops the skills students need... more...

  • John Thelwall: Radical Romantic and Acquitted Felonby Steve Poole

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    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...

  • The Weirby Conor McPherson

    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...

  • The Passionate Shepherdess: The Life of Aphra Behnby Maureen Duffy

    Arcadia Books Limited 2013; US$ 2.90

    The barest facts of the life of Aphra Behn are astonishing in themselves. Born in 1640 of comparatively obscure parentage in Kent, she had, by her mid-twenties, travelled to South America, returned to England, been married and widowed. She was sent by Charles II as a spy to Antwerp and became involved in the complex politics of the Anglo-Dutch War;... 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...

  • John Miltonby Richard Bradford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    There is a crying need for an accessible, comprehensive guide to John Milton for the thousands of students who make their way through his poetry every year on literary survey and seventeenth century literature courses. Where many previous guides have dragged their way through Paradise Lost , Richard Bradford brings Milton to life with an overview... 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...