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  • War, the Hero and the Willby Jane L. Bownas

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Thomas Hardy?s The Dynasts and Leo Tolstoy?s War and Peace are both works that defy association with a particular genre and might seem to have little else in common apart from being set in the same period of history. This study argues that there are important similarities between these two works and examines the close correspondence between Hardy?s... more...

  • Literature and Moral Economy in the Early Modern Atlanticby Dr Hillary Eklund

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Grounded in the literary history of early modern England, this study explores the intersection of cultural attitudes and material practices that shape the acquisition, circulation, and consumption of resources at the turn of the seventeenth century. Considering a formally diverse and ideologically rich array of texts from the period - including drama,... more...

  • Western Windsby Edward Chitham

    The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78

    The Irish heritage of the Brontë family has long been overlooked, partly because both Charlotte and her father Patrick did their very best to ensure that this was the case and because of the determined effort at the end of the nineteenth century to keep the Brontës as Yorkshire regional novelists. Yet their ideas and attitudes, and perhaps even their... more...

  • Romeo and Julietby John F. Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1993. Presenting excerpts and articles on the themes and characters from the most famous story of young lovers, this collection brings together scholarship relating to the language, performance, and impact of the play. Ordered in three parts, the chapters cover analysis, reviews and interpretation from a wide ranging array... more...

  • William Stanley as Shakespeareby John M. Rollett

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Presenting striking new evidence, this book shows that "William Shakespeare" was the pen name of William Stanley, son of the Earl of Derby. Born in 1561, he was educated at Oxford, travelled for three years abroad, and studied law in London, mixing with poets and playwrights. In 1592 Spenser recorded that Stanley had written several plays.... more...

  • Shakespeareby Hans-Dieter Gelfert

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.40

    William Shakespeare ist der wohl größte englische Dichter. Hans-Dieter Gelfert gibt in diesem Buch eine Einführung in Leben und Werk. Er skizziert das gesellschaftliche Bewußtsein der Shakespearezeit und die Grundthemen des Gesamtwerks, interpretiert die wichtigsten Werke und deutet sie vor dem Hintergrund des elisabethanischen Weltbildes und der anbrechenden... more...

  • A History of Modernist Literatureby Andrzej Gasiorek

    Wiley 2015; US$ 123.95

    A History of Modernist Literature offers a critical overview of modernism in England between the late 1890s and the late 1930s, focusing on the writers, texts, and movements that were especially significant in the development of modernism during these years. A stimulating and coherent account of literary modernism in England which emphasizes... 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...

  • Macbethby Samuel Schoenbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1991. Collecting together commentary and critique on ?the Scottish play?, this book showcases varied discussions of the text and the theatrical productions. From Samuel Johnson?s brief 1765 comment to the editor?s own piece on the Porter?s scene, the texts included here are popular important accounts of thoughts and scholarship... 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...