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  • Rousseau, Robespierre and English Romanticismby Gregory Dart

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 42.00

    Re-examines Rousseau's influence on French Revolution and English Romanticism, through the mediating figure of Robespierre. more...

  • Gender, Race, and the Writing of Empireby Paula M. Krebs

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 38.00

    An examination of the impact of ideas of race and gender on late Victorian imperialism. more...

  • The Routledge Anthology of Cross-Gendered Verseby Alan Parker; Mark Willhardt

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    Both male and female poets cross the gender line: men assume a female voice and women a male voice. The Routledge Anthology of Cross-Gendered Verse is a fascinating collection of such poems, beginning in the age of Chaucer and working its way through to the present day. Together these poems offer a unique collection of masks, personae and voices,... more...

  • Shaggy Musesby Maureen Adams

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.95

    ?You?ll call this sentimental?perhaps?but then a dog somehow represents the private side of life, the play side,? Virginia Woolf confessed to a friend. And it is this private, playful side, the richness and power of the bond between five great women writers and their dogs, that Maureen Adams celebrates in this deeply engaging book. In Shaggy Muses,... more...

  • Travel Writing 1700-1830by Elizabeth A. Bohls; Ian Duncan

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    By the end of the eighteenth century, British travellers had fanned out to every corner of the world, driven by widely varying motives: scientific curiosity, commerce, colonization, diplomacy, exploration, and tourism. In letters, journals, and books, travellers wrote at first-hand of exotic lands and beautiful scenery, and of encounters with strange... more...

  • Revolutions in Taste, 1773-1818by Fiona Price

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    In her wide-ranging study of women's prose writing during the Romantic period, Fiona Price shows that Joanna Baillie, Anna Letitia Barbauld, Frances Burney, and many others not only shaped and informed the aesthetics of Romanticism but did so by using undervalued genres such as the romance and gothic novel. Price's reassessment of their significance,... more...

  • Reading the Nation in English Literatureby Elizabeth Sauer; Julia M. Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 38.95

    This volume contains primary materials and introductory essays on the historical, critical and theoretical study of "national literature", focusing on the years 1550 ? 1850 and the impact of ideas of nationhood from this period on contemporary literature and culture. The book is helpfully divided into three comprehensive parts. Part One contains... more...

  • The Glenbuchat Balladsby David Buchan; James Moreira; Robert Scott

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 60.00

    Sometime in the early nineteenth century, most likely in the year 1818, the Reverend Robert Scott, minister of the parish of Glenbuchat in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, compiled a collection of traditional ballads that until now has not been published. Most of the ballad collections produced during the Scottish Romantic Revival were eventually anthologized... more...

  • Women and Literature in Britain, 1500?1700by Helen Wilcox

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 34.00

    First comprehensive introduction to women's role in, and access to, literary culture in early modern Britain. more...

  • Flora Poeticaby Sarah Maguire

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.62

    This beautiful anthology brings together over 250 poems about flowers, plants and trees from eight centuries of writing in English, creating a rich bouquet of intriguing juxtapositions. Fourteenth-century lyrics sit next to poems of the twenty-first century; celebrations of plants native to the English soil share the volume with more exotic plant... more...