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19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900

  • The Importance of Being Earnestby Oscar Wilde

    McClelland & Stewart 2014; US$ 1.99

    A clever farce poking fun at the complex set of social conventions that defined upper-class England at the time, the play tells the story of Jack and Algernon and the antics that ensue as they seek romance while also trying to avoid the cumbersome demands of their class. To this end, they both adopt the alias Ernest, causing no end of confusion. Despite... more...

  • Puzzles and Epiphanies (Routledge Revivals)by Sir Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1962, is a collection of twenty-four essays written by Frank Kermode between 1958 and early 1961, and are all concerned with criticism and fiction. Puzzles and Epiphanies: Essays and Reviews 1958-1961 includes essays on the works of James Joyce, William Golding, E. M. Forster, and J. D. Salinger, amongst many others.... more...

  • Voice Terminal Echo (Routledge Revivals)by Jonathan Goldberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1986, this title examines a set of English Renaissance texts by Shakespeare, Spenser, Herbert, Marvell and Milton, within the theoretic framework of postmodern thought. Following an opening chapter that argues for the value of this conjunction as a way of understanding literary history, subsequent chapters draw upon Jacques Derrida?s... more...

  • English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789by David Fairer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    In recent years the canon of eighteenth-century poetry has greatly expanded to include women poets, labouring-class and provincial poets, and many previously unheard voices. Fairer?s book takes up the challenge this ought to pose to our traditional understanding of the subject. This book seeks to question some of the structures, categories, and... more...

  • Language and Relationship in Wordsworth's Writingby Michael Baron

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    William Wordsworth (1770-1850) needs little introduction as the central figure in Romantic poetry and a crucial influence in the development of poetry generally. This broad-ranging survey redefines the variety of his writing by showing how it incorporates contemporary concepts of language difference and the ways in which popular and serious literature... more...

  • The Essence of the Brontėsby Muriel Spark

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 19.99

    First published in 1993, this book brings together Muriel Spark?s writings on the Brontė sisters, including a selection of their letters and a selection of Emily Brontė?s poems. Perceptively but unsentimentally, Spark considers the Brontės? lives and works, including their generally disastrous attempts at teaching, and reflects on her own fascination,... more...

  • Lupa and Lambby Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    This collection of imagist poems combines mythology, archaeology, and translation. Susan Hawthorne draws on the history and prehistory of Rome and its neighbors to explore how the past is remembered. Under the guidance of Curatrix, Director of the Musęum Matricum, and Latin poet, Sulpicia, travelers Diana and Agnese are led through the mythic archives... more...

  • Written Maternal Authority and Eighteenth-Century Education in Britainby Rebecca Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Arguing that the location of idealised maternity for women is in the act of writing educational discourse rather than in the physical performance of the maternal role, Davies plots the formation of a written paradigm of maternal education that associates maternity with educational authority. She examines a wide range of genres by authors that include... more...

  • A Preface to Wordsworthby John Purkis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Probably the most famous of the Romantic poets, William Wordsworth worked with and influenced many of the leading poets of the age. This excellent introduction to his life and works sets his writing firmly in the context of his times. John Purkis provides an outline of Wordsworth's life and cultural background and their effect on his work, and examines... more...

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browningby Simon Avery; Rebecca Stott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    This volume will provide students with an introduction to the poetry and life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, one of the most popular poets of her day in Britain and America and who has become one of the great icons of Victorianism for the modern age. The authors present a biographical survey, study of her poetry, its critical reception and an assessment... more...