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17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)

  • John Miltonby Annabel M. Patterson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This collection of selected writings represents the best of recent critical work on Milton. The essays cover all stages of his career, from the early poems through to the later poems of the Restoration period, especially Paradise Lost . Professor Patterson includes British and American critics such as Michael Wilding, Victoria Kahn, James Grantham... more...

  • Language and Logos in Boswell's "Life of Johnson"by William C. Dowling

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this deconstructionist interpretation of a major eighteenth-century work, William Dowling analyzes Boswell's Life of Johnson as a paradigm of antithetical structure in narrative, and develops a grammar of discontinuity" for interpreting other texts as well. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Milton and the Science of the Saintsby Georgia B. Christopher

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    In the most sweeping claim yet made for Milton's puritanism, Georgia B. Christopher holds that the great poet assimilated classical literature through Reformation categories, not humanist ones. Examining Milton's major works against the beliefs of Luther and Calvin, she shows how his poetry reflects their view of Scripture, the extra-literary properties... more...

  • "Paradise Lost" and the Rhetoric of Literary Formsby Barbara Kiefer Lewalski

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.95

    This comprehensive study interprets Paradise Lost as a rhetoric of literary forms, by attending to the broad spectrum of literary genres, modes, and exemplary works Milton incorporates within that poem. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... 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...

  • 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...

  • Vernaculars in the Classroomby Shondel Nero; Dohra Ahmad

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book draws on applied linguistics and literary studies to offer concrete means of engaging with vernacular language and literature in secondary and college classrooms. The authors embrace a language-as-resource orientation, countering the popular narrative of vernaculars as problems in schools. The book is divided into two parts, with the first... more...

  • Pope, Homer, and Manlinessby Carolyn D. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    The author here reassesses the concept of ?masculinity?, and argues that it cannot be seen as an absolute standard, but only as the product of perpetual conflict between competing and unstable models. The argument is sustained by a close reading of the problematic conflict between gendered values in eighteenth-century classical learning. Pope?s... 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...

  • The Poems of John Dryden: Volume Fourby 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...