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17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)

  • John Thelwall: Radical Romantic and Acquitted Felonby Steve Poole

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    John Thelwall was a Romantic and Enlightenment polymath. In 1794 he was tried and acquitted of high treason, earning himself the disdainful soubriquet 'acquitted felon' from Secretary of State for War, William Windham. Later, Thelwall's interests turned to poetry and plays, and was a collaborator and confidant of Wordsworth and Coleridge. more...

  • Charlotte Smith in British Romanticismby Jacqueline Labbe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Charlotte Smith's early sonnets established the genre as a Romantic form; her novels advanced sensibility beyond its reliance on emotional facility; and her blank verse initiated one of the most familiar of Romantic verse forms. This volume draws together the best of current scholarship. more...

  • A Political Biography of Henry Fieldingby J A Downie

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Existing accounts of Fielding's political ideas are insufficiently aware of the structure of politics in the first half of the eighteenth century, and of the ways in which Whig political ideology developed following the Revolution of 1688. This political biography explains and illustrates what 'being a Whig' meant to Fielding. more...

  • A Political Biography of Eliza Haywoodby Kathryn R King

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    While under arrest in 1750 on suspicion of producing a seditious pamphlet Eliza Haywood insisted she ?never wrote any thing in a political way?. This study of the life and works, the first full-length biography of Haywood in nearly a century, takes the measure of her duplicity. more...

  • Ann Yearsley and Hannah More, Patronage and Poetryby Kerri Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This study offers a timely and necessary reassessment of the careers of Ann Yearsley and Hannah More. Making use of newly-discovered letters and poems, Andrews provides a full analysis of the breakdown of the two writers? affiliation and compares it to other labouring-class relationships based on patronage. more...

  • A Political Biography of Samuel Johnsonby Nicholas Hudson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Johnson rose from obscure origins to become a major literary figure of the eighteenth century. Through a detailed survey of his major works and political journalism, Hudson constructs a complex picture of Johnson as a moralist forced to accept the realistic nature of politics during an era of revolutionary transition. more...

  • The Celebrated Hannah Cowleyby Angela Escott

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Hannah Cowley (1743?1809) was a very successful dramatist, and something of an eighteenth-century celebrity. New critical interest in the drama of this period has meant a resurgence of interest in Cowley?s writing and in the performance of her plays. This is the first substantial monograph study to examine Cowley?s life and work. more...

  • Inchbald, Hawthorne and the Romantic Moral Romanceby Ben P Robertson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Explores the connections between British and American Romanticism, focusing on the novels of Elizabeth Inchbald (1753-1821) and Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64). This study argues that Inchbald and Hawthorne are representative of a larger British/American cultural confluence during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. more...

  • Elizabeth Inchbald's Reputationby Ben P Robertson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Through an examination of her complete works and public response to them, Robertson gauges the extent of Inchbald's reputation as the dignified Mrs Inchbald, as well as providing a clear sense of what it meant to be a female Romantic writer. 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...