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

    University of California Press 1972; US$ 68.00 US$ 54.40

    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...

  • An Essay on Criticismby Alexander Pope

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Despite its somewhat dry title, this text is not a musty prose dissection of literary criticism. Instead, the piece takes the shape of a long poem in which Pope, at the very peak of his powers, takes merciless aim at many of the best-known writers of his day. The epitome of the subtle but lethal wit Alexander Pope has come to be celebrated for, "An... more...

  • John Miltonby David Hawkes

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 27.99

    John Milton poet, polemicist, public servant, and author of one of the greatest masterpieces in English literature, Paradise Lost is revered today as a great writer and a proponent of free speech. In his time, however, his ideas far exceeded the orthodoxy of English life; spurred by his conscience and an iron grip on logic, Milton was uncompromising... more...

  • Robinson Crusoeby Daniel Defoe; Stephen Feinstein

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Timeless Classics--designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classics will grab a student's attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience.Shipwrecked! A young Englishman finds himself stranded on a small island in the middle... more...

  • Gulliver's Travels Study Guide CDby

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    Thirty-five reproducible activities per guide reinforce basic reading and comprehension skills while teaching high-order critical thinking. Also included are teaching suggestions, background notes, summaries, and answer keys. The guide is digital; simply print the activities you need for each lesson. Timeless Classics--designed for the struggling reader... more...

  • Robinson Crusoeby Daniel Defoe

    Random House 2010; US$ 4.99

    Robinson Crusoe runs away from home to join the navy. After a series of adventures at sea, he is shipwrecked in a devastating storm, and finds himself alone on a remote desert island. He remains there many years, building a life for himself in solitude, until the day he discovers another man's footprint in the sand... more...

  • Swift's Parodyby Robert Phiddian

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    An exploration of parody in Swift's early prose, and in textual and cultural developments in Swift's Britain. more...

  • Swift's Politicsby Ian Higgins

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A contextual reassessment of Swift's political writing concentrating on A Tale of a Tub and Gulliver's Travels. more...

  • The School for Scandal and Other Playsby Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Michael Cordner

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    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 Sheridan's... more...

  • Tobias Smollett in the Enlightenmentby Richard J. Jones

    Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 82.99

    Tobias Smollett (1721-71) is best known today as a novelist. In the eighteenth-century, he was regarded as a historian and critic. In this book, Richard J. Jones explores the diversity of Smollett's journalistic and literary writings and establishes new connections between Smollett's work and writers of the Scottish Enlightenment. The book takes as... more...