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  • Essaysby Arthur Christopher Benson

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    British writer and educator Arthur Christopher Benson possessed a wide-ranging intellect and published prodigiously throughout his entire life. This eclectic selection of his most popular essays runs the gamut from literature to philosophy, with some discussion of pedagogy and educational theory along the way. more...

  • Escape and Other Essaysby Arthur Christopher Benson

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though he struggled with crippling mental illness for much of his adult life, English poet and essayist Arthur Christopher Benson still managed to produce a vast body of work spanning a number of genres. This collection of critical articles, observations and vignettes touches on a variety of topics, many of which address the question of the role of... more...

  • Margaret Ogilvyby J. M. Barrie

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In Margaret Ogilvy, author J. M. Barrie (today best remembered for his enduring children's classic Peter Pan) presents a loving, detailed portrait of his mother. As a child, Margaret had been forced to become the "woman of the house" when she was only eight years old, filling in as the household manager after her own mother's death.... more...

  • Essaysby Francis Bacon

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    It is virtually impossible to overstate the impact of Francis Bacon's work on modern society. As the creator of the scientific method, he paved the way for thousands of important discoveries. In this interesting volume of essays, Bacon takes on topics ranging from travel to family life, offering his unique viewpoint and nuggets of philosophical... more...

  • The Glory of Arthurby Jeffrey John Dixon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Starting with William Blake's lost painting The Ancient Britons, this book shows how the visionary artist and poet reworked the Matter of Britain--the corpus of legends presenting an alternative history of Britain--into his own mythology. He thus adds to a tradition of Arthurian epic begun by Layamon in the 13th century and continued by Edmund... more...

  • The Merry Wives of Windsorby Evelyn Gajowski; Phyllis Rackin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The Merry Wives of Windsor is a much neglected comedy by Shakespeare. Initially popular, it was subsequently dismissed and marginalised as one of his weakest plays. However, recent developments in feminist, ecocritical and new historicist criticism have led to a revival of interest, and this collection of 17 essays by top Shakespeare scholars sheds... more...

  • Donne's Religious Writingby P. M. Oliver

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This, the first book to focus solely on Donne's religious writing, also places his work in a literary context and attempts to reach a more realistic assessment of its originality than has been possible hitherto. The prose works that are examined in detail include the controversial treatises Bianthanatos and Pseudo-Martyr , the satirical Ignatius... more...

  • An Introduction to The Gawain-Poetby Ad Putter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The late 14th century produced a crop of brilliant writers: Chaucer, Langland and Gower. Their achievement was rivalled only by a series of four works generally agreed to have been written by a single northern author, known as the Gawain-Poet. This book introduces the reader to the Gawain-poet's four surviving works: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight... more...

  • Edmund Spenserby Andrew Hadfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This collection represents some of the best recent critical writing on Edmund Spenser, a major Renaissance English poet. The essays cover the whole of Spensers work, from early literary experiments such as The Shepeardes Calenda r, to his unfinished crowning work, The Fairie Queene . The introduction provides an overview of critical responses to Spenser,... 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...