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  • My Discovery of Englandby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian humorist and academic Stephen Leacock had a plethora of opportunities to explore new cultures as he traveled the globe in support of his many popular books, often giving scholarly talks along the way. In this uproarious volume of essays and vignettes, Leacock sets down his impressions of a promotional tour of England. more...

  • Shakespeare's America, America's Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals)by Michael D. Bristol

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1990, this title explores the nature of the interaction between Shakespeare and American culture. Shakespeare stands at the center of an elaborate institutional reality, closely tied to both cultural and ideological production. His plays, Michael Bristol asserts, help to constitute a primary affirmative theme of much American culture... more...

  • The Arthur of the Italiansby Regina Psaki; Gloria Allaire

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 130.00

    The Arthurian legend in medieval and Renaissance Italy is the focus of this new collaborative history. more...

  • The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browningby Robert Browning; Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.95

    When Robert Browning first met the ailing Elizabeth Barrett in 1845 it must have seemed to him like something from a gothic novel. All but a prisoner to her strict, disciplinarian father, (who had forbidden all twelve of his children from marrying and disinherited any who disobeyed him), Elizabeth had recently published a book of poems that had made... more...

  • Essays on Life, Art and Scienceby Samuel Butler; R. A. Streatfield

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99

    Recognized as a top-notch scholar with widely ranging interests and an encyclopedic knowledge of an array of academic disciplines, Samuel Butler contributed meaningfully to late nineteenth-century research in a number of fields. This volume collects some of his most important lectures and essays, a number of which have since been enshrined as important... more...

  • Hereticsby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 3.99

    Renowned as a spiritual thinker and sometimes Christian apologist, intellectual G.K, Chesterton never backed away from difficult or controversial topics. This extended take on the topic of heresy will engage believers and non-believers alike. A rewarding read for those with an interest in religious philosophy. more...

  • The Humour of Homerby Samuel Butler; R. A. Streatfield

    The Floating Press 1913; US$ 4.99

    Samuel Butler was regarded as an expert on ancient Greek literature, and several of his translations of texts from the period remain authoritative and continue to be used by scholars and students. This diverse collection brings together a number of essays, sketches, short stories and other pieces that offer a comprehensive introduction to Butler's... more...

  • Artus ohne Tafelrundeby Kay Peter Jankrift

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 9.25

    Was ist dran an den Geschichten, die nicht nur zu Heldensagen, sondern immer wieder auch zu historischen Romanen und Hollywoodfilmen inspirierten? Beriet sich König Artus wirklich einmütig mit seinen Rittern an der Tafelrunde? Gilt Karl der Große zu Recht als Sachsenschlächter oder stimmt gar die These, dass es ihn nie gegeben hat? In diesem spannenden... more...

  • On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Artsby Thomas de Quincey

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Take a look at the entertainment landscape today -- the most popular books, movies, and television shows all revolve around murder and its dissection by brilliant investigators. Renowned British essayist Thomas de Quincey stumbled on this truth early in the nineteenth century, prompting him to pen the satirical piece "On Murder Considered as One... more...

  • Chaucer and Arrayby Laura F. Hodges

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    The use Chaucer made of costume rhetoric, and its function within his works, are examined here for the first time. The study explores Chaucer's knowledge of the conventional imagery of medieval literary genres, especially medieval romances and fabliaux , and his manipulation of rhetorical conventions through variations and omissions. In particular,... more...