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  • The Humour of Homerby Samuel Butler; R. A. Streatfield

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 4.99

    Samuel Butler was regarded as an expert on ancient Greek literature, and several of his translations of texts from the period remain authoritative and continue to be used by scholars and students. This diverse collection brings together a number of essays, sketches, short stories and other pieces that offer a comprehensive introduction to Butler's... more...

  • Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetryby Joshua Eckhardt

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 109.99

    This book reappraises the work of early-seventeenth-century collectors of English Renaissance poetry in manuscript. The verse miscellanies, or poetry anthologies, of these collectors have long attracted the attention of literary editors looking for texts by individual, major authors, and they have more recently interested historians for their poems... more...

  • On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Artsby Thomas de Quincey

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Take a look at the entertainment landscape today -- the most popular books, movies, and television shows all revolve around murder and its dissection by brilliant investigators. Renowned British essayist Thomas de Quincey stumbled on this truth early in the nineteenth century, prompting him to pen the satirical piece "On Murder Considered as One... more...

  • The Celtic Twilightby W. B. Yeats

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    W.B. Yeats was a towering figure in twentieth-century letters. Though best remembered as a poet and playwright, Yeats was insatiably curious and devoted much of his life to the study of folk literatures. This collection brings together an astounding array of Irish legends, fables, and fairy tales. more...

  • The Days of My Lifeby Margaret Oliphant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Against all odds, Scottish-born writer Margaret Oliphant made a name for herself as a major literary voice in the Victorian era. Through her writing, she was able for a time to provide financial security for a large extended family amidst a series of grave circumstances and unspeakable tragedies. The cleverly structured memoir The Days of My Life tells... more...

  • An Englishman Looks at the Worldby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Today, the name H. G. Wells is synonymous with the genre of science fiction, and Wells is best remembered as the creator of masterpieces such as The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and The Island of Doctor Moreau. However, the prolific thinker and writer worked in many genres, and he was regarded as an important voice in social and political thought... more...

  • The Marriage of Heaven and Hellby William Blake

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    William Blake can rightly be described as one of the most important Romantic poets, but he is set apart from the likes of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats by his mysticism and radical social and religious beliefs. Following in the tradition of poetic geniuses such as Dante and Milton, Blake's remarkable collection The Marriage of... more...

  • Griezelig gewoonby Agnes Andeweg

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 42.25

    Hedendaagse Nederlandse auteurs putten naar hartenlust uit het repertoire van de 'gothic novel'. In dit boek analyseert Agnes Andeweg zes gotieke romans van auteurs als Frans Kellendonk, Gerard Reve, Thomas Rosenboom en Renate Dorrestein. Deze romans laten zich lezen als een commentaar op de moderniseringen van de Nederlandse samenleving in... more...

  • The Epistolary Momentby William C. Dowling

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The eighteenth-century verse epistle, argues William Dowling, was an attempt to solve in literary terms the dilemma of solipsism as raised by Locke and Hume. The focus of The Epistolary Moment is on internal audience in poetry--the audience "inside" the poem, created by its discourse and belonging to its world--as this divides in epistolary poetry... more...

  • Romanticism and the Forms of Ruinby Thomas McFarland

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 59.00

    Despite their hopeful aspirations to wholeness in life and spirit, Thomas McFarland contends, the Romantics were ruins amidst ruins," fragments of human existence in a disintegrating world. Focusing on Wordsworth and Coleridge, Professor McFarland shows how this was true not only for each of these Romantics in particular but also for Romanticism in... more...