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  • 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...

  • The Linguistic Momentby Joseph Hillis Miller

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 58.50

    This series of readings, explores the functioning of moments in poems when the medium--language--becomes an issue. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback... more...

  • Women Writers and Poetic Identityby Margaret Homans

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 34.00

    How does the consciousness of being a woman affect the workings of the poetic imagination? With this question Margaret Homans introduces her study of three nineteenth-century women poets and their response to a literary tradition that defines the poet as male. Her answer suggests why there were so few great women poets in an age when most of the great... more...

  • Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor Bookby Lindsay Ann Reid

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on the postclassical discourses that Ovid’s poetry stimulated, this study explores how Ovid’s English protégés - including Isabella Whitney, William Shakespeare and Michael Drayton - replicated and expanded upon the Roman poet’s distinctive and frequently remarked ‘bookishness’ in their own adaptations of... 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...

  • 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 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...