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  • 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...

  • John Miltonby David Hawkes

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 28.00

    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

    Saddleback Publishing 2010; US$ 12.95

    Timeless Classics--designed for the sturggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classic novels will grab a students attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience, bringing each book to 88 pages. 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

    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

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

  • Tobias Smollett in the Enlightenmentby Richard J. Jones

    Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 79.99

    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...