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19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900

  • Memorializing Animals during the Romantic Periodby Chase Pielak

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    In his study of the presence of animals in early nineteenth-century works by Charles and Mary Lamb, John Clare, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Lord Byron, Chase Pielak observes that images of dead and deadly animals coincided with questions about what constitutes human life and its boundaries. He argues that each author uses language... more...

  • Studies in Medievalism XXIVby Karl Fugelso; Vincent Ferré; Alicia C. Montoya

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the middle ages. more...

  • Between Riversby Leni Dipple

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 7.99

    In this volume, Leni Dipple explores how poetry might be represented in a range of contexts, cutting across cultures and languages. An esoteric collection designed for the serious reader of poetry, Between Rivers forms a simultaneously intricate and epic narrative inspired by the epistolary of Dipple?s grandfather and the work of Rainer Maria Rilke.... more...

  • Like Parchment in the Fireby Prasanta Chakravarty

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book examines the literary, religious, and political aspects of the radical movements and various sects of the English Civil War. Featuring a chapter on John Milton, this book also addresses the legal problems that engaged the early modern radical reformers, the issue of radical religion as a negotiating tool and the limits of radical liberal... more...

  • Literature and the Idea of Luxury in Early Modern Englandby Alison V. Scott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Exploring the idea of luxury in relation to a series of neighbouring but distinct concepts including avarice, licentiousness, indulgence, vitality, abundance and waste, this study combines intellectual and cultural historical methods to trace discontinuities in the conceptual development of extravagance in seventeenth-century England. Scott traces... more...

  • The Culture of Equity in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Britain and Americaby Mark Fortier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Extending the chronological and cultural scope of Fortier’s book on equity, which focuses on early modern England, this interdisciplinary study draws on politics, religion, law, literature, and philosophy to argue that equity continued to be a key word throughout the Restoration and 18th century in Britain and America. Fortier asserts that equity... more...

  • Darke Hierogliphicksby Stanton J. Linden

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The literary influence of alchemy and hermeticism in the work of most medieval and early modern authors has been overlooked. Stanton Linden now provides the first comprehensive examination of this influence on English literature from the late Middle Ages through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Drawing extensively on alchemical allusions as... more...

  • Records of Woman, with Other Poemsby Felicia Hemans

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Felicia Hemans (1793-1835), one of the most influential and widely-read poets of the nineteenth century, wrote Records of Woman in 1828 at the height of her long career. In the series, which includes nineteen poems about exemplary lives, Hemans explores what it means to be a woman, challenging traditional beliefs while at the same time reinforcing... more...

  • Dickens's Great Expectationsby Jerome Meckier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Dickens scholar Jerome Meckier's acclaimed Hidden Rivalries in Victorian Fiction examined fierce literary competition between leading novelists who tried to establish their credentials as realists by rewriting Dickens's novels. Here, Meckier argues that in Great Expectations , Dickens not only updated David Copperfield but also rewrote novels... more...

  • Fantasy, Forgery, and the Byron Legendby James Soderholm

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Byron was -- to echo Wordsworth -- half-perceived and half-created. He would have affirmed Jean Baudrillard's observation that "to seduce is to die to reality and reconstitute oneself as illusion." But among the readers he seduced, in person and in poetry, were women possessed of vivid imaginations who collaborated with him in fashioning his legend.... more...