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  • Encounters in the Victorian Pressby Laurel Brake; Professor Julie F. Codell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    Encounters in the Victorian Periodical Press focuses on the unique characteristic of the Victorian periodical press - its development of encounters between and among readers, editors, and authors. Encounters promoted dialogue among diverse publics, differing by class, gender, professional and political interests, and ethnicity. Through encounters,... more...

  • The Importance of Being Earnestby Oscar Wilde

    Joshua James Press 1895; US$ 3.95

    Wilde’s classic comedy of manners, first performed in 1895, is regarded by many critics and scholars as being the wittiest play in the English language. Set in England during the Victorian era, the play focuses on Jack and Algernon, two young men in love with girls both determined to marry someone named Earnest. This play explores the nature... more...

  • Patriarchy and Incest from Shakespeare to Joyceby Jane M. Ford

    UPF 1998; US$ 59.95

    ''A highly satisfying book that will be of great interest both to psychoanalytic critics and to students of the English novel. . . . By taking the theme of father-daughter incest as a guiding thread, Jane Ford traces a pattern of indisputable importance in the works of Shakespeare and major English novelists. more...

  • Studying Poetryby B. Spurr

    Macmillan Education UK 2006; US$ 35.26

    This engaging introduction to poetry covers the entire tradition of poetry in English, providing close readings of interesting and varied texts. In this updated second edition, coverage has been expanded to cover medieval poetry and to give more weight to literary theory and women poets, while a new chapter focuses on key contemporary poets. more...

  • Lady Caroline Lambby Paul Douglass

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 27.00

    A vivid portrait of the life and times of a scatty, outrageous, self- destructive, and appealing woman, who out-emoted any heroine of Regency Romance, and actually snagged Byron. more...

  • Works of Alfred Lord Tennysonby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2007; US$ 5.99

    Indulge Yourself with the best classic literature on Your PDA. Navigate easily to any poem from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Table of Contents. List of Works by Genre and Title. List of Works in Alphabetical Order. List of Works in Chronological Order. Alfred Lord Tennyson Biography. Poetry Books :: Poems :: Plays. Poetry Books.... more...

  • The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmesby Andrew Lycett

    Free Press 2007; US$ 32.99

    Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's name is recognized the world over, for decades the man himself has been overshadowed by his better understood creation, Sherlock Holmes, who has become one of literature's most enduring characters. Based on thousands of previously unavailable documents, Andrew Lycett, author of the critically acclaimed biography Dylan... more...

  • Browning’s Beginningsby Herbert F. Tucker

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 67.50

    Browning’s Beginnings offers a fresh approach to the poet who, among major Victorians, has proved at once the most congenial and most inscrutable to modern readers. Drawing on recent developments in literary theory and in the criticism of romantic poetry, more...

  • Sentimental Tommyby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every chapter. ************.  The celebrated Tommy first comes into view on a dirty London stair, and he was in sexless garments, which were all he had, and he was five, and so though we are looking at him, we must do it sideways,... more...

  • Essays in the Art of Writingby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1905; US$ 6.95 US$ 6.05

    There is nothing more disenchanting to man than to be shown the springs and mechanism of any art. All our arts and occupations lie wholly on the surface; it is on the surface that we perceive their beauty, fitness, and significance; and to pry below is to be appalled by their emptiness and shocked by the coarseness of the strings and pulleys. In a... more...