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  • John Miltonby Richard Bradford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    Richard Bradford provides an overview of Milton's life, contexts, work and the relationship between these, and of the main critical issues surrounding his work. 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$ 117.00

    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...

  • Paradise Lostby John Milton; Philip Pullman

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 18.99

    Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. Milton's influence has been felt by many writers since, none more so in recent times than the novelist Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials.His... more...

  • Boswell's Life of Johnsonby James Boswell

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    Published in 1791, Boswell’s Life of Johnson exposes one of the most gigantic figures of English literature with unparalleled closeness and originality. He succeeded in portraying Johnson’s life through lively conversations with Johnson that reflected his abundant humor and deep insight. This work details Johnson’s prolific years in... more...

  • The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVIIby John Dryden; Samuel H. Monk; A.E. Wallace Maurer

    University of California Press 1972; US$ 68.00

    This collection of prose writing from the pen of Dryden dates from 1668 to 1691, and contains work that the editors describe as "a sampler of Dryden as biographer-historian, political commentator, religious controversialist, literary polemicist, literary theorist, and practical critic. Among the works contained here is his "Essay of Dramatick Poesie." more...