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  • A Concise Companion to Miltonby Angelica Duran

    Wiley 2016; US$ 47.95

    With brevity, depth, and accessibility, this book helps readers to appreciate the works of John Milton, and to understand the great influence they have had on literature and other disciplines. Presents new and authoritative essays by internationally respected Milton scholars Explains how and why Milton?s works established their central place... more...

  • John Thelwall: Radical Romantic and Acquitted Felonby Steve Poole

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    John Thelwall was a Romantic and Enlightenment polymath. In 1794 he was tried and acquitted of high treason, earning himself the disdainful soubriquet 'acquitted felon' from Secretary of State for War, William Windham. Later, Thelwall's interests turned to poetry and plays, and was a collaborator and confidant of Wordsworth and Coleridge. more...

  • Wilkie Collins's American Tour, 1873-4by Susan R Hanes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    In the autumn of 1873, Wilkie Collins followed the example of fellow literary celebrities Dickens and Thackeray, and began a six-month reading tour of America. This book places this tour within the American lyceum movement of the later nineteenth century. more...

  • Ann Yearsley and Hannah More, Patronage and Poetryby Kerri Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This study offers a timely and necessary reassessment of the careers of Ann Yearsley and Hannah More. Making use of newly-discovered letters and poems, Andrews provides a full analysis of the breakdown of the two writers? affiliation and compares it to other labouring-class relationships based on patronage. more...

  • The New Man, Masculinity and Marriage in the Victorian Novelby Tara MacDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    By tracing the rise of the New Man alongside novelistic changes in the representations of marriage, MacDonald shows how this figure encouraged Victorian writers to reassess masculine behaviour and to re-imagine the marriage plot in light of wider social changes. She finds examples in novels by Dickens, Anne Brontė, George Eliot and George Gissing. more...

  • William Godwin and the Theatreby David O'Shaughnessy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    William Godwin is one of the most important figures of the Romantic period. He wrote four plays at the end of the 18th/beginning of the 19th centuries. This book has two main objectives: to provide the first comprehensive discussion of these four plays, and to consider the notion of theatricality in relation to Godwin?s political project. more...

  • Jane Austen's Civilized Womenby Enit Karafili Steiner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Jane Austen?s six complete novels and her juvenilia are examined in the context of civil society and gender. Steiner?s study uses a variety of contexts to appraise Austen?s work: Scottish Enlightenment theories of societal development, early-Romantic discourses on gender roles, modern sociological theories on the civilizing process. more...

  • A Political Biography of Samuel Johnsonby Nicholas Hudson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Johnson rose from obscure origins to become a major literary figure of the eighteenth century. Through a detailed survey of his major works and political journalism, Hudson constructs a complex picture of Johnson as a moralist forced to accept the realistic nature of politics during an era of revolutionary transition. more...

  • Romantic Marginalityby Alex Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This is the first critical study of Romantic-era annotation or marginalia ? footnotes, endnotes, glossaries ? which formed a vital site of literary interaction. more...

  • Art and Womanhood in Fin-de-Siecle Writingby Catherine Delyfer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Lucas Malet is one of a number of forgotten female writers whose work bridges the gap between George Eliot and Virginia Woolf. Malet?s writing was intrinsically linked to her passion for art. This is the first book-length study of Malet?s novels. more...