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19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900

  • 'All the World's a Stage'by Charlene Bunnell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the often tragic and nearly always disabling metaphor of the theatrum mundi , world-as-stage, as it plays itself out in the characters of Mary Shelley's novels. more...

  • 'Michael Field'by Marion Thain

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 33.00 US$ 27.06

    Marion Thain recounts the development of this fascinating poetic persona, created by two female writers. more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Charles Dickensby Jack Goldstein; Isabella Reese

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that Charles Dickens owned a pet raven that inspired Edgar Allan Poe to write his famous poem? With his incredible ability for character names, can you imagine what he once called himself when performing a magic show for some friends? What unusual item was used to make his letter opener? This fascinating book contains over one hundred... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Jane Austenby Jack Goldstein; Isabella Reese

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that when some of Jane Austen’s lesser-known work was sent to publishers in 2007 under a pseudonym it was rejected? Do you know in which radio sitcom she was once portrayed as a foul-mouthed and violent inhabitant of hell who even the devil was scared of? And what have zombies got to do with Pride and Prejudice? This fascinating book... more...

  • 101 Things You Didn't Know About Jane Austenby Patrice Hannon

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.16

    You've read Emma. You own Pride & Prejudice. You love Sense and Sensibility. But do you know all there is to know about Jane Austen? Find answers to questions such as: Who was the Irishman who stole her heart? Why was their affair doomed? Which Austen heroine most resembled Jane? Who were the real Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy? Why did Jane never... more...

  • 30 Great Myths about the Romanticsby Duncan Wu

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Brimming with the fascinating eccentricities of a complex and confusing movement whose influences continue to resonate deeply, 30 Great Myths About the Romantics adds great clarity to what we know – or think we know – about one of the most important periods in literary history. Explores the various misconceptions commonly associated... more...

  • Actions and Objects from Hobbes to Richardsonby Jonathan Kramnick

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Actions and Objects, which treats the literature and philosophy of action during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, engages key past and current debates about consciousness, materialism, and mental causation. more...

  • Adapting the Arthurian Legends for Childrenby Barbara Tepa Lupack

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 112.00

    For centuries, the Arthurian legends have fascinated and inspired countless writers, artists, and readers, many of whom first became acquainted with the story as youngsters. From the numerous retellings of Malory and versions of Tennyson for young people to the host of illustrated volumes to which the Arthurian Revival gave rise. From the Arthurian... more...

  • Adonaisby Percy Bysshe Shelley; William Michael Rossetti

    The Floating Press 1821; US$ 3.99

    Adonais represents the height of artistic achievement for nineteenth-century Romantic poetry. Percy Bysshe Shelley's book-length elegy in the pastoral style mourns the loss of fellow poet John Keats in 495 remarkably accomplished lines. Shelley himself regarded "Adonais" as the best of his work, and the poem is a must-read for fans of... more...

  • Adventures in Realismby Matthew Beaumont

    Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95 US$ 105.69

    Adventures in Realism offers an accessible introduction to realism as it has evolved since the 19th century. Though focused on literature and literary theory, the significance of technology and the visual arts is also addressed. Comprises 16 newly-commissioned essays written by a distinguished group of contributors, including Slavoj Zizek... more...