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  • Poetry and the Cromwellian Protectorateby Edward Holberton

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 109.99

    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 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...

  • The Dawn and the Dayby Henry T. Niles

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Religious poetry is a genre that has been around for thousands of years, but in the multi-part epic The Dawn and the Day, lawyer and writer Henry T. Niles adopted a novel approach, attempting to forge a theological and philosophical bridge between two seemingly incompatible belief systems, Christianity and Buddhism. Stirring and thought-provoking,... more...

  • Dorothy Wordsworthby Edmund Lee

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    William Wordsworth is regarded as one of the most significant figures in the Western literary canon -- but his sister, Dorothy, was a skilled poet and diarist in her own right, as well, though she never sought the public acclaim that enveloped her brother's career. This fascinating biography probes the life and work of Dorothy Wordsworth, as well... more...

  • My Discovery of Englandby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian humorist and academic Stephen Leacock had a plethora of opportunities to explore new cultures as he traveled the globe in support of his many popular books, often giving scholarly talks along the way. In this uproarious volume of essays and vignettes, Leacock sets down his impressions of a promotional tour of England. more...

  • Literature and the Growth of British Nationalismby Francesco Crocco

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book explores how British Romantic poetry--the writing, reading, and critical reception of it--reinforced British nationalism in the 19th century, ripening the political processes of nationhood that began with the first Act of Union in 1707. Using archival research on literary collections, criticism and reviews, this study documents the rise of... more...

  • 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...

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, New Editionby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 54.00

    Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of the British author, focusing on her famous novel, "Frankenstein." more...

  • The Queen of the Airby John Ruskin

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Influential English art and culture critic John Ruskin turns his focus to ancient myth in this compelling volume. Containing the complete texts of three of Ruskin's lectures, the critic's lyrical prose and keen insight shed new light on a number of Greek mythological figures. more...

  • Hereticsby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 3.99

    Renowned as a spiritual thinker and sometimes Christian apologist, intellectual G.K, Chesterton never backed away from difficult or controversial topics. This extended take on the topic of heresy will engage believers and non-believers alike. A rewarding read for those with an interest in religious philosophy. more...