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  • Sonnets from the Portugueseby Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 3.99

    Sonnets from the Portuguese is the collection of love poems written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning in the time leading up to her marriage to Robert Browning. Elizabeth hesitated in publishing the poems, as they were so personally revealing, but her husband persuaded her of their high worth. She decided to pass them off as translations, in order to obscure... more...

  • The Ring and the Bookby Robert Browning

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Browning's dramatic poem The Ring and the Book narrates the trial of a Roman for the death of his wife and her parents. He suspected his wife of having an affair with a cleric. The man appeals his sentence, though unsuccessfully. The poem is narrated by many different voices, each adding their version of events to the whole in a series of monologues. more...

  • Childe Harold's Pilgrimageby Lord Byron

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Childe Harold's Pilgrimage was the poem which brought Lord Byron public recognition. He himself disliked the poem, because he felt it revealed too much of himself. In it a young man (called childe after the medieval term for a candidate for knighthood) travels to distant lands to relieve the boredom and weariness brought on by a life of dissipation.... more...

  • Daniel Defoeby William Minto; John Morley

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.99

    Learn more about the life and works of the brilliant eighteenth-century spy, novelist, and rabble-rouser Daniel Defoe in this penetrating biography penned by William Minto. Minto, a Scottish professor of logic, offers a keenly insightful take on the influences and events that shaped Defoe's contributions to journalism and literature, which included... more...

  • An Essay on Criticismby Alexander Pope

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Despite its somewhat dry title, this text is not a musty prose dissection of literary criticism. Instead, the piece takes the shape of a long poem in which Pope, at the very peak of his powers, takes merciless aim at many of the best-known writers of his day. The epitome of the subtle but lethal wit Alexander Pope has come to be celebrated for, "An... more...

  • Antony and Cleopatraby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 1753; US$ 3.99

    Antony and Cleopatra is a tragic play by Shakespeare, which tells the ill-fated love story between Antony and Cleopatra and the antagonistic role played by Julius Caesar, future Emperor of Rome. "I will tell you. The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed... more...

  • Troilus and Criseyde in Modern Verseby Geoffrey Chaucer; Joseph Glaser; Christine Chism

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 11.50

    This fast-moving Modern English version of Chaucer's greatest tragic romance highlights the poem's rapid shifts in register and diction as well as its subtle and elusive characterizations, while preserving the enchanting rhyme-royal stanza of the Middle English original. Christine Chism's Introduction illuminates the work's historical context, poetic... more...

  • Perspektiven des Romans: Raum, Zeit, Gesellschaftby Wolfgang Matzat

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2014; US$ 64.75

    Ein neuer Beitrag zur Theorie des Romans. Das Buch hat die Zielsetzung, grundlegende Aspekte der Romanstruktur mit zentralen thematischen Orientierungen der Gattung zusammenzuführen. Der Leitgedanke besteht darin, dass die der Gattung inhärente Perspektivenstruktur sich in besonderer Weise dazu eignet, die Spannungsrelation von Individuum und Gesellschaft... more...

  • Camelot in Grunewaldby Uwe Pörksen

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 21.59

    Im 1981 gegründeten Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin trafen deutsche und ausländische Intellektuelle zu einem einzigartigen Projekt zusammen. Eine flirrende Atmosphäre. Die Zeit spielte mit. Westberlin lag damals als Insel, von einer Mauer umgeben, mitten in der DDR. Pörksen holt die Jahre zurück, in denen Wörter wie «Elite» und «Exzellenz», die heute... more...

  • Robert Browningby John Woolford; Daniel Karlin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Robert Browning (1812-89) rivals Tennyson as the major Victorian poet with such important works as Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances and Lyrics, Men and Women, Dramatic Personae and the monumental The Ring and the Book . He is known for his development of the dramatic monologue in which he recreated the world of Renaissance Italy, and provided... more...