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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Vom Menschenby Alexander Pope; Wolfgang Breidert; Wolfgang Breidert; Eberhard Breidert

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2013; US$ 34.15

    Das Lehrgedicht über den Menschen von Alexander Pope (1688-1744) gilt als eines der herausragenden literarischen Zeugnisse seiner Zeit. Bald nach seinem Erscheinen 1733/1734 in viele Sprachen übersetzt, spiegelt es den moralphilosophischen Optimismus der frühen Aufklärung wider. Diese Ausgabe enthält den englischen Originaltext samt Angabe von Textvarianten... more...

  • The Poems of Dryden: Volume 4by Paul Hammond; David Hopkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 280.00

    Volume Four covers poems published between 1693 and 1696, principally Dryden's translations from Juvenal and Persius, and those from Ovid and Homer included in the miscellany Examen Poeticum (1693). This new edition represents the most informative and accessible edition of Dryden's poetry, incorporating extensive new research and providing an invaluable... more...

  • Samuel Richardson: A Man of Lettersby Carol Houlihan Flynn

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.95

    Adding a lively voice to Richardsonian studies, Carol Houlihan Flynn traces the complex workings of a major literary imagination. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press.... more...

  • Divided Fictionsby Kristina Straub

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Today Fanny Burney's venture into authorship would not be questionable. She was, after all, a daughter of a celebrated musician, and the Burney family was know to the circle of Samuel Johnson and Hester Thrale. Yet as Kristina Straub ably shows, the public recognition which followed the publication of her first novel placed Fanny Burney in a situation... more...