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  • 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...

  • John Armstrong's The Art of Preserving Healthby Adam Budd

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    Adam Budd's critical edition presents John Armstrong's poem The Art of Preserving Health (1744) and other key sources of the eighteenth-century cult of sensibility. It also includes a comprehensive introduction and explanatory notes, clarifying Armstrong's classical, medical, and social references. Readers will come away convinced of the... more...

  • John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'by Noam Reisner

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 60.00

    This new guide leads readers through the complexities of the text with detailed commentary on core sections of the poem, as well as a range of interpretative frameworks and contexts. 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...

  • Works of John Dryden, Volume XVIIIby John Dryden; Prof. Alan Roper; Vinton A. Dearing

    University of California Press 1975; US$ 85.00

    This volume contains Dryden's 1684 translation of Louis Maimbourg's "The History of the League," a work relating to the religious wars of France in the preceding century, and which Dryden used as a commentary on the religious persecutions of his own time in England. 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...

  • Samuel Johnson’s Attitude Toward Islamby Ghazi Q. Nassir

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    This study is the first to juxtapose pre-existing texts with Samuel Johnson’s portrayal of the Orient, particularly Islam and Arab culture. Nassir asserts that Johnson’s observations of Islam in both his writings and conversations prove that he did not look at it objectively and was highly biased against Islam and Arab culture in his assessment.... more...