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17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)

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  • The Roverby Aphra Behn

    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...

  • John Wilson's 1001 Top Angling Tipsby John Wilson

    G2 Rights Ltd 2013; US$ 5.82

    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 World Of Hannah Moreby Patricia Demers

    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...

  • The Sayings of Jonathan Swiftby Jonathan Swift

    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...

  • 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$ 129.95

    "Richetti conscientiously explains the political controversies that possessed Defoe … When he reaches his chapters on Defoe’s novels you get the eloquent condensation of his expertise."  London Review of Books “Richetti reminds us why so many of Defoe’s works are still worth reading … [ The Life of Daniel Defoe... 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...