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17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)

  • The Bi-sexuality of Daniel Defoeby Leo Abse

    Karnac Books 2006; US$ 41.95

    Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) is known to many only by his first novel, "Robinson Crusoe", astonishingly written as he approached his sixtieth year. Acknowledged as the first of English novelists, he has also been awarded accolades for being the 'Father of Journalism', the most successful spy in British history, the precursor to contemporary depth psychologists,... more...

  • WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Literature Skills for Literature and the Unseen Poetry Student's Bookby Paula Adair; Sarah Basham; Rachel Bryant

    Hodder Education Group 2015; US$ 28.78

    Endorsed by WJEC Eduqas. Equip your students with the skills required to analyse and respond to every poem in the WJEC Eduqas Poetry Anthology. - Helps students of all abilities to explore each poem with a step-by-step approach to textual analysis that moves gradually from first impressions to detailed explorations. - Develops the skills students need... 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...

  • Milton and the Spiritual Readerby David Ainsworth

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Milton and the Spiritual Reader considers how John Milton?s later works demonstrate the intensive struggle of spiritual reading. Milton presents his own rigorous process of reading in order to instruct his readers how to advance their spiritual knowledge. Recent studies of Milton?s readers neglect this spiritual dimension and focus on politics.... more...

  • An Essay on Criticismby Alexander Pope

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Despite its somewhat dry title, this text is not a musty prose dissection of literary criticism. Instead, the piece takes the shape of a long poem in which Pope, at the very peak of his powers, takes merciless aim at many of the best-known writers of his day. The epitome of the subtle but lethal wit Alexander Pope has come to be celebrated for, "An... more...

  • Toward an Augustan Poeticby Alexander Ward Allison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The almost universal adulation given Edmund Waller in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries -- an adulation which, often as not, attached to his reform of poetry -- has been commonly accepted with little question of the grounds on which it is based. In this essay Alexander Ward Allison presents for the first time a specific analysis... more...

  • Otherworldly John Drydenby Professor Jack M Armistead

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Reminding readers of John Dryden’s persistent use of occult rhetoric, Armistead argues that Dryden’s otherworldliness involves more than Christian apologetics, biblical typology, or intermittent borrowings from the supernatural materials in classical literature. Otherworldly John Dryden engages with a wide range of the writer’s poetry... more...

  • Milton and Republicanismby David Armitage; Armand Himy; Quentin Skinner

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 40.00

    Historians and literary critics offer a comprehensive thematic assessment of Milton's political and literary career. more...

  • Defoe's Moll Flandersby Nancy Levi Arnez

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1969; US$ 5.99

    This is a topsy-turvy story of a woman born in prison who led a life of crime and wantonness. Later in life she straightens herself out, grows rich, and lives an honest and penitent life. more...

  • Swiftby Bruce Arnold

    The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Who was Jonathan Swift? Bruce Arnold's provocative book examines this enigmatic figure in the light of his relationships - with his lover Esther Vanhomrigh ('Vanessa'), his ward Esther Johnston ('Stella'), and his many great male friends: Congreve, Temple, Bolingbroke, Harley, Pope, Addison, Thomas Sheridan, and others. Though often caricatured as... more...