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- 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...
- 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literary event in the publication of this volume, for it makes available for the first time some 800 lines of hitherto unpublished poetry by the well-loved autho more...
- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 16.95
During his years as Poet Laureate, Robert Hass revived a popular 19th-century tradition: including poetry in our daily newspapers. “Poet?s Choice? went on to appear as a nationally syndicated column across the country from 1997 to 2000. The column, which featured poems relevant to current headlines, serves as a symbol of the continuing importance... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 45.00
Calling Jane Austen's Emma "charming," Harold Bloom states, "Austen is not writing a tragedy of the will...but a great comedy of the will." He goes on to say that Austen's heroines have firmly defined selves, each molded with an individuality that suggests the author's potential for creating endless diversity in her... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
The poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, including his classic work The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, takes its place among the most accomplished verse written in the English language. His critical writings have proved just as influential, giving voice to a prophetic vision of compelling authenticity. This new edition offers a selection of contemporary... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00
From Blake to Coleridge, and Wordsworth to Shelley, this volume provides a critical overview on the poets who defined the English Romantic period. Specific topics such as the forms and characteristics of English Romantic poetry are addressed. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Admired by his generation for giving a voice to their doubts, beliefs, and clouded hopes, Tennyson was one of the leading British poets of mid- to late 19th century and is respected today for the skill and delicacy with which he crafted his greatest works, including In Memoriam A.H.H., Idylls of the King, and "The Charge of the Light Brigade."... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2002; US$ 8.99
These two journals provide a unique picture of daily life with Wordsworth, his friendship with Coleridge, and the composition of his poems. They also offer wonderfully vivid descriptions of the landscape and people of Grasmere and Alfoxden in Somerset, which inspired Wordsworth and have enchanted generations of readers. This edition includes full explanatory... more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 8.99
In The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes we read the last twelve stories Conan Doyle was to write about Holmes and Watson. They reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written, and he can be seen to take advantage of new, more open conventions in fiction. Suicide as a murder weapon and homosexual incest are some of the psychological... more...