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  • 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 Barry Spurr

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2006; US$ 79.95

    Covering the tradition of poetry in English, this book provides sensitive close readings of varied texts, models for discussion, historical, social and biographical context, suggestions for essays, and a glossary of literary terms. The author tackles head on the difficulties students often face when reading poetry and offers practical advice. 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

    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...

  • The Importance of Being Earnestby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    The Importance of Being Earnest is the last play Oscar Wilde ever wrote, and remains his most enduringly popular. It makes fun of social graces in the late Victorian era. Two seemingly unrelated parties are thrown into ridiculous entanglement when their fake identities, maintained in order to escape social responsibilities, grow ever more complicated... more...

  • The Soul of Man under Socialismby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.95

    The Soul of Man under Socialism is an 1891 essay by Oscar Wilde. Wilde puts forth the argument that within a capitalist system "the majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism - are forced, indeed, so to spoil them" - that the necessity of solving the problems that capitalism creates draws away the talent... more...