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  • Poetry and the Cromwellian Protectorateby Edward Holberton

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49

    The Cromwellian Protectorate was a period of innovation in poetry and drama, as well as constitutional debate. This new account of the period focuses on key cultural institutions - Parliament, an embassy to Sweden, Oxford University, Cromwell's state funeral - to examine this poetry's relationship with a culture in transformation and crisis. more...

  • The Romantic Poetsby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 45.00

    From William Blake to Samuel Taylor Coleridge and from William Wordsworth to Percy Shelley, this volume provides critical overviews of the poets who defined the English Romantic period. The essays included target seminal works and major figures such as John Keats and offer as well important background and general information on the period and its far-reaching... more...

  • Renaissance Themesby Sukanta Chaudhuri

    Anthem Press India 2009; US$ 99.00

    These essays present a view of English literature and drama in a context of humane literary studies: a critical ambience harking back to the Renaissance. more...

  • How the Writings of William Morris Shaped the Literary Style of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeatsby Eleonora Sasso

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    This text is the first to examine the influence of William Morris on the artistic, literary, and ideological styles of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeats. This book focuses on a selection of Morris’ writings and situates them in the fields of art, culture, and society. Through Roland Barthes’ approach to interpreting text, Sasso demonstrates... more...

  • Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude Get a Lifeby Maureen McCarthy

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 9.08

    A compulsively readable story which has achieved classic status. Three very different girls from the same country town share an inner-city house during their first year out of school. more...

  • Lines of Resistanceby Adrian Grafe; Jessica Stephens

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    Resistance is a key concept for understanding the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, and for approaching the poetry of the period. This collection of 15 critical essays explores how poetry and resistance interact, set against a philosophical, historical and cultural background. In the light of the upheavals of the age, and the changing perception... more...

  • An Almost English Lifeby Miriam Gross

    Short Books 2012; US$ 11.65

    A sparklingly witty memoir, which takes us on a seductive journey from wartime Jerusalem to the heart of Fleet Street, providing a riveting outsider s view of English cultural life. Miriam Gross tells her story in a series of vivid vignettes life as an only child of ambitious parents in Jerusalem; her bohemian school days at the progressive Dartington... more...

  • Inside Outsideby Andrew Riemer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Andrew Riemer's masterful account of the changes in Australian society in the years after World War II, as experienced by the author and his family after leaving Hungary. more...

  • The Life of Charlotte Bronteby Elizabeth Gaskell

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Nineteenth-century novelist Elizabeth Gaskell was inspired to start writing in part through her friendship with Charlotte Bronte. Later, Gaskell took on the project of composing the first serious, full-length biography of Bronte, a work that scholars agree did much to fan the flames of Bronte's then-burgeoning reputation. The Life of Charlotte... more...

  • Legends of King Arthurby Isabel Wyatt

    Floris Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    Enter a world of duels and jousting, where knights battle to protect the honour of fair maidens and defend King Arthur's castle. Knights meet in fellowship at Camelot, and are entertained with feasting and pageantry. Honour and chivalry are valued above all else, and courageous knights fight strange, unearthly foes to prove themselves worthy of a place... more...