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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...

  • Carnal Rhetoricby Lana Cable

    Duke University Press 1995; US$ 79.95

    In recent years, New Historicists have situated the iconoclasm of Milton’s poetry and prose within the context of political, cultural, and philosophical discourses that foreshadow early modernism. In Carnal Rhetoric , Lana Cable carries these investigations further by exploring the iconoclastic impulse in Milton’s works through detailed... 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...

  • 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...

  • An Collins and the Historical Imaginationby W. Scott Howard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The first edited collection of scholarly essays to focus exclusively on An Collins, this volume examines the significance of an important religious and political poet from seventeenth-century England. An Collins and the Historical Imagination celebrates Collins’s writing within her own time and ours through a comprehensive assessment of her poetics,... more...

  • Stylistics and the Teaching of Literatureby H G Widdowson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    First published in 1976. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literatureby Dermot Cavanagh; Alan Gillis; Michelle Keown

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    What does university study of English Literature involve today? How should students read literary texts? Answers to these questions have substantially changed and developed over recent decades, often in response to advances in literary theory. In the light of this and other recent developments, the Edinburgh Introduction provides a new, updated guide... 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...