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  • The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browningby Robert Browning; Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.95

    When Robert Browning first met the ailing Elizabeth Barrett in 1845 it must have seemed to him like something from a gothic novel. All but a prisoner to her strict, disciplinarian father, (who had forbidden all twelve of his children from marrying and disinherited any who disobeyed him), Elizabeth had recently published a book of poems that had made... more...

  • Elizabethan Grotesque (Routledge Revivals)by Neil Rhodes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The comic grotesque is a powerful element in a great deal of Elizabethan literature, but one which has attracted scant critical attention. In this study, first published in 1980, Neil Rhodes examines the nature of the grotesque in late sixteenth-century culture, and shows the part it played in the development of new styles of comic prose and drama... more...

  • Women Writers and Poetic Identityby Margaret Homans

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 34.00

    How does the consciousness of being a woman affect the workings of the poetic imagination? With this question Margaret Homans introduces her study of three nineteenth-century women poets and their response to a literary tradition that defines the poet as male. Her answer suggests why there were so few great women poets in an age when most of the great... more...

  • Wordsworth's Historical Imagination (Routledge Revivals)by David Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Traditionally, Wordsworth?s greatness is founded on his identity as the poet of nature and solitude. The Wordsworthian imagination is seen as an essentially private faculty, its very existence premised on the absence of other people. In this title, first published in 1987, David Simpson challenges this established view of Wordsworth, arguing that... more...

  • Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor Bookby Lindsay Ann Reid

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on the postclassical discourses that Ovid’s poetry stimulated, this study explores how Ovid’s English protégés - including Isabella Whitney, William Shakespeare and Michael Drayton - replicated and expanded upon the Roman poet’s distinctive and frequently remarked ‘bookishness’ in their own adaptations of... more...

  • Nothing to Admireby Christopher Yu

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 94.99

    This work argues for the persistence of a central tradition of poetic satire in English that extends from Restoration England to present-day America. The tradition is seen as rooted in the uses of Augustan metaphor to criticize the abuse of social and political power and to promote freedom of mind. more...

  • Works of Alfred Lord Tennysonby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2007; US$ 5.99

    Indulge Yourself with the best classic literature on Your PDA. Navigate easily to any poem from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Table of Contents. List of Works by Genre and Title. List of Works in Alphabetical Order. List of Works in Chronological Order. Alfred Lord Tennyson Biography. Poetry Books :: Poems :: Plays. Poetry Books.... more...

  • Manuscript Poems of A.E. Housmanby Tom Burns Haber

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 67.50

    Poetry lovers everywhere, and devotees of A. E. Housman in particular, will recognize a major literary event in the publication of this volume, for it makes available for the first time some 800 lines of hitherto unpublished poetry by the well-loved autho more...

  • Margaret Ogilvyby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every chapter. ************. On the day I was born we bought six hair-bottomed chairs, and in our little house it was an event, the first great victory in a woman''s long campaign; how they had been laboured for, the pound-... more...

  • Tommy and Grizelby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography and illustrations. This booktable of contents linked to every chapter and illustration. ************. O.P. Pym, the colossal Pym, that vast and rolling figure, who never knew what he was to write about until he dipped grandly, an author in such demand that on the foggy... more...