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  • Der Tagby J. M. Barrie

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 1.99

    This World War I-era play demonstrates that J. M. Barrie's talents as a playwright were much broader than the light fare for which he is best remembered, including Peter Pan. Set amidst a percolating global conflict, a world leader who is faced with a fateful decision weighs his options. more...

  • The Cultural Production of Matthew Arnoldby Antony H. Harrison

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 20.99

    The career of Matthew Arnold as an eminent poet and the preeminent critic of his generation constitutes a remarkable historical spectacle orchestrated by a host of powerful Victorian cultural institutions. The Cultural Production of Matthew Arnold investigates these constructions by situating Arnold?s poetry in a number of contexts that partially... more...

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browningby Rebecca Stott; Simon Avery

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    This volume will provide students with an introduction to the poetry and life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, one of the most popular poets of her day in Britain and America and who has become one of the great icons of Victorianism for the modern age. The authors present a biographical survey, study of her poetry, its critical reception and an assessment... more...

  • The Elementary Sherlock Holmesby Portico

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    To a great mind, nothing is little' Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes has become such an iconic figure that he's almost real. He's on our TV screens, he's in our films and, of course, the books are still as popular as ever. This fascinating little miscellany tells you everything you need to know about this enduringly popular figure, and lots of stuff... more...

  • Blake's Marginsby Hazard Adams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    Known for his prophetic and imaginative works of poetry, painting, and printmaking, William Blake was also a prolific reader and annotator of other writers' works. This is the first work of criticism to consider Blake's annotations in their entirety, and it covers such topics as art, poetry, theology, madness and philosophy, as well as the... more...

  • William Blake: Song of Innocence and of Experienceby William Blake; Richard Holmes; Adam Mars-Jones

    Tate Enterprises Ltd 2014; US$ 15.99

    'Every page is a window open in Heaven … interwoven designs companion the poems, and gold and yellow tints diffuse themselves over the page like summer clouds. The poems [of Song of Innocence ] are the morning song of Blake's genius.' - W.B. Yeats 'Blake sang of the ideal world, of the truth of the intellect, and of the divinity of imagination... more...

  • A New interpretation of Four of William Blake's Minor Prophecies His Use of the "four zoas" as an Organizing Principleby Robert E. Simmons

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95

    This book examines four of Blake's works that use a consistent fourfold imagery and structure based on the four "zoas", or aspects of Albion. Luvah as the zoa of "god" is the state of imgaination in England. Urthona as the zoa of "body" is the physical state of England. Urizen as the zoa of "soul" is the... more...

  • Masks of Conquestby Gauri Viswanathan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    A classic work in postcolonial studies, Masks of Conquest describes the introduction of English studies in India under British rule and its function as an effective form of political control abetting voluntary cultural assimilation. Gauri Viswanathan demonstrates how the literary text functioned as a mirror of the ideal Englishman and became a mask... more...

  • The Symbolism and Sources of Outlanderby Valerie Estelle Frankel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Outlander is much more than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt. The series--and the massive serial novel on which it is based--has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history and fantasy epic.Inspired by the Irish legends of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the prophecies of Brahan... more...

  • Re-reading Poetsby Paul Kameen

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    In Re-reading Poets, Paul Kameen offers a deep reflection on the importance of poets and poetry to the reader. Through his historical, philosophical, scholarly, and personal commentary on select poems, Kameen reveals how these works have helped him form a personal connection to each individual poet. He relates their profound impact not only on... more...