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- 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 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...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99
A mariner stops a man on his way to a wedding. The mariner then relates to the man all the events of a long sea voyage, arousing in his listener feeling of impatience, fear, fascination and bemusement. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was published in the collection Lyrical Ballads (1798), which contributed significantly to the advent of modern poetry... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1817 work Biographia Literaria is an autobiography in discourse; loosely structured and non-linear, the work is meditative and contains numerous philosophical essays. Initially criticized as the product of Coleridge's opiate-driven descent into illness, more recent critics have given the work far more credit and recognition.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
With Great Expectations, Dickens applied his bravura storytelling abilities to a familiar subject for a novelist: a young person's coming of age. Over the course of the novel, Pip struggles to define himself and to make his way through a world populated by escaped convicts, cruel guardians, and the unforgettable Miss Havisham, the jilted bride... more...
- 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...
- ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99
Boswell's Selected Works is collects three major works, Critical Strictures on the New Tragedy of Elvira, The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, and No Abolition of Slavery. The first is a criticism of David Mallet (David Malloch). The second offers an account of a trip to Scotland with Samuel Johnson. The last is a collection of poems displaying... more...