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  • A George Herbert Companion (Routledge Revivals)by Robert H. Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1995, this title provides the reader with a compendium of useful information for any reader of George Herbert to have at hand. It includes key biographical information, situates the poetry in its historical and cultural context, and, where appropriate, explains theological concepts and traditions which have a direct bearing on the... 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...

  • 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...

  • In Praise of Povertyby Mona Scheuermann

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    In her own time and in ours, Hannah More (1745-1833) has been seen as a benefactress of the poor, writing and working selflessly to their benefit. Mona Scheuermann argues, however, that More's agenda was not simply to help the poor but to control them, for the upper classes in late eighteenth-century England were terrified that the poor would rise... more...

  • Inchbald, Hawthorne and the Romantic Moral Romanceby Ben P Robertson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Explores the connections between British and American Romanticism, focusing on the novels of Elizabeth Inchbald (1753-1821) and Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64). This study argues that Inchbald and Hawthorne are representative of a larger British/American cultural confluence during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. more...

  • An Introduction to Pope (Routledge Revivals)by Pat Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    In this concise introduction to Pope?s life and work, first published in 1975, the poet?s highly successful career as a man of letters is seen against the background of the Augustan age as a whole. Pat Rogers begins by examining the relationship of the eighteenth-century writer to his audience, and discusses the role of style and versification in... more...

  • John Drydenby Helen and Kinsley Kinsley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's... more...

  • John Gay and the London Theatreby Calhoun Winton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Beggar's Opera , often referred to today as the first musical comedy, was the most popular dramatic piece of the eighteenth century -- and is the work that John Gay (1685-1732) is best remembered for having written. That association of popular music and satiric lyrics has proved to be continuingly attractive, and variations on the Opera have... more...

  • John Miltonby Richard Bradford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    There is a crying need for an accessible, comprehensive guide to John Milton for the thousands of students who make their way through his poetry every year on literary survey and seventeenth century literature courses. Where many previous guides have dragged their way through Paradise Lost , Richard Bradford brings Milton to life with an overview... 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...