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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Swift's Politicsby Ian Higgins

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 42.00

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

  • Swift's Parodyby Robert Phiddian

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 42.00

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

  • Milton and Republicanismby David Armitage; Armand Himy; Quentin Skinner

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

    Historians and literary critics offer a comprehensive thematic assessment of Milton's political and literary career. 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...

  • The Country Wife and Other Playsby William Wycherley; Peter Dixon

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 9.99

    Wycherley's four comedies are admired for their satirical wit, farcical humour, vivid characterization, and social criticism.Love in a Wood, a lively comedy of intrigue, established him as a brilliant new dramatist.The Gentleman Dancing-Master, in contras more...

  • Laughing at the Kingby Peter Pindar

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 18.89

    Peter Pindar (1738-1819), the pen name of John Wolcot, dared to ridicule the foibles, corruptions and misdemeanours of King George III and those in power in his kingdom. His satire was merciless, but Wolcot survived accusations of treason, protected by his wit and readership. His admirers included Lord Nelson and the Prince Regent himself; to Robert... more...