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17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)

  • Antiformalist, Unrevolutionary, Illiberal Miltonby William Walker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Citing Milton's major prose works from the civil war through to the Restoration, Walker reveals a Milton who is antiformalist in his constitutional thought, unrevolutionary in his general socio-political outlook, and markedly illiberal on a wide range of social, religious and political issues. Walker's book is thus a highly provocative challenge... more...

  • The Roverby Aphra Behn

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 5.82

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • The Living Milton (Routledge Revivals)by Sir Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Various aspects of Milton are explored in this collection of essays by scholars whose reputations were, at the time of publication in 1960, perhaps largely based on their writings on more modern subjects. This had the advantage of demonstrating that Milton as a poet is "alive" and that other attempts to represent him as irrelevant to the interests... more...

  • Swift (Routledge Revivals)by W. A. Speck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1969, this title examines the works of Jonathan Swift from both a literary and an historical perspective. W. A. Speck first presents Swift in his historical context, analysing in particular the interplay between his religious and political views. Light is thrown on the early pamphlets as well as on A Tale of a Tub and Gulliver?s... more...

  • God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendishby Brandie R. Siegfried; Lisa T. Sarasohn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Only recently have scholars begun to note Cavendish’s references to ‘God,’ ‘spirits,’ and the ‘rational soul,’ and little has been published in this regard. This volume addresses that scarcity by taking up the theological threads woven into Cavendish’s ideas about Nature, matter, magic, governance, and social... more...

  • Marvellby Annabel Patterson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Marvell: The Writer in Public Life is substantially revised from Professor Patterson's well received 1978 study, including a new introduction and new chapter on Marvell and secret history. This important study provides an up to date perspective on a writer still thought of merely as the author of lyric and pastoral poems. It looks at both Marvell's... more...

  • Popeby Brean Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This collection of essays represents some of the best critical thinking on Pope in recent years. Professor Hammond examines the main issues in the debate, in particular why Pope's writing has been so resistant to modern methodologies, such as deconstruction. The essays focus on particular poems or themes and exemplify different theoretical perspectives,... more...

  • Camelot in Grunewaldby Uwe Pörksen

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 20.74

    Im 1981 gegründeten Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin trafen deutsche und ausländische Intellektuelle zu einem einzigartigen Projekt zusammen. Eine flirrende Atmosphäre. Die Zeit spielte mit. Westberlin lag damals als Insel, von einer Mauer umgeben, mitten in der DDR. Pörksen holt die Jahre zurück, in denen Wörter wie «Elite» und «Exzellenz», die heute... more...

  • Tristram Shandyby Max Byrd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Max Byrd?s lucidly written and compelling volume aims to provide a scholarly introduction to one of the most puzzling pieces of eighteenth-century literature, and a stimulus to critical thought and discussion. Laurence Sterne ? an eccentric and largely unsuccessful clergyman - was forty-six when he sat down in January of 1759 to being his literary... more...

  • Cut Snakeby Amelia Evans; Dan Giovannoni

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Kiki, Bob and Jumper are best friends with extravagant and idiosyncratic dreams. Kiki wants to dance the tango on Mount Kilimanjaro with a bearded lady, Jumper is in love with a snake called Trix and Bob’s an ordinary bloke who might just hold the secret to time travel. Join them for the wild ride. Cut Snake is a comedy about growing up, dying... more...