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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...

  • 'Antony and Cleopatra' in Contextby Keith Linley

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1607 would have brought to interpreting ‘Antony and Cleopatra?. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, court corruption, class tensions, the... more...

  • 'The Tempest' in Contextby Keith Linley

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    This engaging book provides detailed in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1611 would have brought to interpreting ‘The Tempest?. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court... more...

  • 'King Lear' in Contextby Keith Linley

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1606 would have brought to interpreting ‘King Lear?. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption,... more...

  • Queer Victorian Familiesby Duc Dau; Shale Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The Victorians elevated the home and heteronormative family life to an almost secular religion. Yet alongside the middle-class domestic ideal were other families, many of which existed in the literature of the time. Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature is chiefly concerned with these atypical or "queer" families. This collection... more...

  • Edward II: With Related Textsby Christopher Marlowe; Stephen J. Lynch

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 11.95

    "This exciting new edition of Edward II is indeed reader friendly. Of particular distinction are the introductory sections which include a thorough account of Marlowe's biography, a fresh critical examination of the play, plus a bibliography for further reading; a wise consideration of the date and text; and extensive annotations, especially helpful... more...

  • 30 Great Myths about the Romanticsby Duncan Wu

    Wiley 2015; US$ 74.95

    “Wu is not a scholar who trades in faddish or modish opinion, and as its title implies, this is by its very nature an exercise in controversy and debate. The book represents a triumph of individual scholarship over what is claimed as often flawed, albeit consensual, critical opinion. Wu’s fluid, readable prose is accessible to all, and... 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...