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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Milton's Good Godby Dennis Richard Danielson

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 38.00

    Milton's Good God is an interdisciplinary study, which will lead the student of literature to a deeper appreciation of Paradise Lost. more...

  • An Annotated Edition of Joshua Barnes’ The Academie, or, The Cambridge Dunnsby Joshua Barnes; Alan Swanson

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 149.95

    An annotated edition of Joshua Barnes The Academie, or The Cambridge Dunns, with a new essay on the place of Barnes in 17th English Theatre. Swanson examines the bawdy and dark satire of the Cambridge playwright Joshua Barnes whose play savages the university and town. Barnes’ annotated version of this play sheds new light on English satire and... more...

  • Milton: Poemsby John Milton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.50

    The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Milton contains selections from Milton's work, including sonnets, occasional poems, portions of Comus, Samson Agonistes , as well as Books I--XII of Paradise Lost . more...

  • The Debt to Pleasureby John Wilmott (Earl of Rochester); John Adlard

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51

    Rochester, incontestably the greatest of the Restoration poets and reprobates, is presented in The Debt to Pleasure both in his own words and the words of those who loved or loathed him. The book is a mosaic in which the poet's voice and the voice of his age sound with a startling, ribald and riotous clarity. As John Evelyn recalls: 'Mr Andrew Marvell... more...

  • The Criticism of Henry Fielding (Routledge Revivals)by Ioan Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1970, this selection of Fielding?s criticism is an important contribution to our understanding of Fielding and his age. It directs considerable light upon Fielding?s own critical views, with regard both to his own works and to eighteenth century life and literature at large. more...

  • Laughing at the Kingby Peter Pindar; Fenella Copplestone

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 20.95

    Reveling in the sycophancy and classist pretensions of England?s courts in the late 18th century, this ribald collection of satirical verse specializes in lampooning the public and private lives of the decadent British monarchy. Containing the bitingly controversial social commentary of medical man turned political satirist, Dr. John Wolcott, and... more...

  • Milton and the Rabbisby Jeffrey Shoulson

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 32.99

    Taking as its starting point the long-standing characterization of Milton as a "Hebraic" writer, Milton and the Rabbis probes the limits of the relationship between the seventeenth-century English poet and polemicist and his Jewish antecedents. Shoulson's analysis moves back and forth between Milton's writings and Jewish writings of the first five... more...