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17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)

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  • Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Propertyby Kevin Hart

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 34.00

    A study of the making of the literary legacy and reputation of Samuel Johnson. more...

  • The Life of Daniel Defoeby John Richetti

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    The Life of Daniel Defoe examines the entire range of Defoe’s writing in the context of what is known about his life and opinions. A critical study of the writing of Daniel Defoe. Features extended and detailed commentaries on Defoe’s political and religious journalism, as well as on his narrative fictions. Places emphasis on Defoe’s... more...

  • 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...