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  • Thomas Chatterton and Romantic Cultureby Nick Groom

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 168.00

    Thomas Chatterton was a poet, forger, and adolescent suicide, and the debate over his work was a pivotal episode in the history of eighteenth-century literature. It ultimately established Chatterton as the inspiration for Romantic poets like Blake, Coleridge, and Keats. This book is a major collection of diverse new essays by scholars, critics, and... more...

  • A Milton Chronologyby Gordon Campbell

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 176.00

    In this chronology Gordon Campbell brings his unique command of manuscripts associated with John Milton to the first synthesis of the Milton documents attempted in forty years. Many manuscripts that have been lost to view have been rediscovered, and some manuscripts that have never been seen by students of Milton are recorded here for the first time.... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnsonby Greg Clingham

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 29.00

    A unique introduction and guide to the works and life of one of the key figures in English literary history. more...

  • The Debt to Pleasureby John Adlard; John Wilmot

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99

    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. more...

  • Exactly My Own Lengthby Olivia McCannon

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51

    Olivia McCannon?s first collection explores life on the edge of possibility: in one moment the familiar is blown open, we plunge into the unknown. A chance meeting seals a lifetime; a girl leaps from a window, away from safety ? ?she wanted to see what can happen?. From families improvising a living space in Cairo?s City of the Dead, to a veteran... more...

  • The Works of Thomas Traherne Vby Jan Ross

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 130.00

    This volume in the definitive edition of Thomas Traherne contains his best-known works, Centuries of Meditations and Select Meditations. more...

  • The Complete Poetry of John Miltonby John Milton; John T. Shawcross

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    The first complete annotated edition of Milton's poetry available in a one-volume paperback. The text is established from original sources, with collations of all known manuscripts, chronology and verbal variants recorded. Works in Latin, Greek and Italian are included with new literal translations. more...

  • 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$ 44.95

    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 student and researcher to read the material themselves. more...

  • John Miltonby John T. Shawcross

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    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 student and researcher to read the material themselves. more...