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  • 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...

  • King Learby Kenneth Muir

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1984. With selections organised chronologically, this collection presents the best writing on one of Shakespeare?s most studied plays. The structure displays the changing responses to the play and includes a wide range of criticism from the likes of Coleridge, Hazlitt, Moulton, Granville-Barker, Orwell, Levin, Stampfer, Gardner... more...

  • Twelfth Nightby Stanley Wells

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1986. Among the most frequently performed and high admired of Shakespeare?s plays, Twelfth Night is examined here in this collection of writings from well-known essayists and scholars. The chapters present to the modern reader discussions of the play to enhance understanding and study of both the text and performances. Opening... more...

  • Richard IIby Jeanne T. Newlin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1984. The four parts of this collection of articles, from 1601 to the 1970s, look at the historical and political dynamics of the play, the play in the theatre, the psychology of its characters, and its poetry and rhetoric. Bringing together the best that was written about Richard II, this volume represents the collective wisdom... more...

  • Titus Andronicusby Philip C. Kolin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 170.00

    Originally published in 1995. In three parts ? introduction, criticism and reviews ? this volume examines the goriest of Shakespeare?s works. The editor?s exhaustive introduction runs through the pattern of changing scholarship and commentary, introducing the key interests in the play, from its authorship to its language, rhetoric and performance.... more...

  • King John and Henry VIIIby Frances A. Shirley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1988. Arranged by play, the essays presented here focus first on production and then on a range of other issues such as characters, imagery, textual problems and themes. Both plays were more popular in earlier centuries and most later essayists focused on small issues rather than view the plays in wider perspective. More recent... more...

  • The Merchant of Veniceby Thomas Wheeler

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    Originally published in 1991. Essays here are arranged chronologically within sections: ?The Play as Text?, ?Shylock? and ?The Play in the Theatre.? Collecting previously published important commentaries and scholarly articles, this volume in the Shakespearean Criticism set looks at one of the Bard?s most disturbing plays. These historical critical... more...

  • Henry IV, Parts I and IIby David Bevington

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1986. This volume points to the rich variety of critical responses to the Henry IV plays and their complexity. It includes selections from characteristic thought of the neoclassical age, character criticism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, historical and new criticism, theatrical interpretation and other pieces by... 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...