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17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)

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  • David Garrick and the Development of English Comedyby Alan Swanson

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95

    David Garrick was an assiduous reader and collector of older English, and to some extent French plays and we can see him looking backwards, searching out and buying extant play collections offered for sale. Some of these plays he remodeled and imitated for his company. Looking forward, beyond him, we can see that his work was in turn admired, read,... 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 Miltonby John T. Shawcross

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Teaching English Literature 16-19by Carol Atherton; Andrew Green; Gary Snapper

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Teaching English Literature 16 ? 19 is an essential new resource that is suitable for use both as an introductory guide for those new to teaching literature and also as an aid to reflection and renewal for more experienced teachers. Using the central philosophy that students will learn best when actively engaged in discussion and encouraged to apply... more...

  • Milton's Paradise Lostby Leland Ryken

    Crossway 2013; US$ 3.99

    Guides readers through the paramount epic in the English language, Milton’s Paradise Lost , and showcases Milton’s understanding of crime and punishment in the events of creation, the fall, and redemption. Part of the Christian Guides to the Classics series. more...

  • Place-making for the Imaginationby Marion Harney

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95

    Drawing together landscape, architecture and literature, Strawberry Hill, the celebrated eighteenth-century ‘Gothic’ villa and garden beside the River Thames, is an autobiographical site, where we can read the story of its creator, Horace Walpole. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the Gothic villa and associated landscape to be inspired... more...

  • Regaining Paradise Lostby Thomas N. Corns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Paradise Lost is not merely the masterpiece of John Milton (1608-74) but a turning point in style and form, which had a profound influence on the poetry of the following century. Divided into two parts, this major survey begins by discussing the revolutionary characteristics of Paradise Lost in the context of contemporary literary norms and examines... more...

  • Blazing Starby Alexander Larman

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    He was 'THE WICKEDEST MAN ALIVE'. He went to Oxford University at the age of 12 He slept with his first prostitute at 13 He was an alcoholic by 14 He was imprisoned in the Tower at 18 He was acclaimed a war hero at 19 He died of syphilis at the age of 33 He was English history's first celebrity. He was John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester:... more...

  • Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress"by Leland Ryken

    Crossway 2014; US$ 4.99

    Leads readers through Bunyan’s classic Christian allegory, The Pilgrim’s Progress , offering insights into the nature of faith, the reality of temptation, and the glory of salvation. Part of the Christian Guides to the Classics series. more...

  • The Poems of John Dryden, Volume 5by Paul Hammond; David Hopkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 271.95

    This volume completes the five-volume Longman Annotated Poets Edition of the poems of John Dryden, the major poet of Restoration England.  It provides a modernized text along with full explanatory annotation.  The poems include Dryden's spirited translation from Ovid, Homer, Chaucer, and Boccaccio. This volume presents, in newly-edited texts and... more...