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English renaissance (1500-1640)

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  • The Alchemistby Ben Jonson

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.95

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge said of Ben Jonson's The Alchemist that it had one out of the three most perfect plots in literature. This play, with its sharp portrayal of human folly, is considered by many to be Jonson's best comedy. First performed 1610, its popularity has endured to this day. more...

  • The Duchess of Malfiby John Webster

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.99

    "The Duchess of Malfi" was published in 1623, but the date of writing may have been as early as 1611. It is based on a story in Painter's "Palace of Pleasure," translated from the Italian novelist, Bandello; and it is entirely possible that it has a foundation in fact. In any case, it portrays with a terrible vividness one side... more...

  • Shakespeare's Sonnetsby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    The Sonnets compiles 154 Sonnets written by Shakespeare on all manner of themes from love and fidelity to politics and lineage. Many of the sonnets - in particular the first 17, commonly called the procreation sonnets - were commissioned, a fact which calls a simple, romantic reading into question. more...

  • Antony and Cleopatraby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 1753; US$ 3.99

    Antony and Cleopatra is a tragic play by Shakespeare, which tells the ill-fated love story between Antony and Cleopatra and the antagonistic role played by Julius Caesar, future Emperor of Rome. "I will tell you. The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed... more...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Shakespeare's Romancesby Suanna H Davis

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well have fascinated scholars for centuries for, among other aspects, the ways they resist an obvious genre classification. While these stories of love and familial recognition bear elements of romantic conflict, Shakespeare integrated aspects of the comedic and tragic... more...

  • 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...

  • Donne's Religious Writingby P. M. Oliver

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This, the first book to focus solely on Donne's religious writing, also places his work in a literary context and attempts to reach a more realistic assessment of its originality than has been possible hitherto. The prose works that are examined in detail include the controversial treatises Bianthanatos and Pseudo-Martyr , the satirical Ignatius... more...

  • Edmund Spenserby Andrew Hadfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This collection represents some of the best recent critical writing on Edmund Spenser, a major Renaissance English poet. The essays cover the whole of Spensers work, from early literary experiments such as The Shepeardes Calenda r, to his unfinished crowning work, The Fairie Queene . The introduction provides an overview of critical responses to Spenser,... more...

  • The Merry Wives of Windsorby Evelyn Gajowski; Phyllis Rackin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The Merry Wives of Windsor is a much neglected comedy by Shakespeare. Initially popular, it was subsequently dismissed and marginalised as one of his weakest plays. However, recent developments in feminist, ecocritical and new historicist criticism have led to a revival of interest, and this collection of 17 essays by top Shakespeare scholars sheds... more...

  • Henry V - The Quarto (Sos)by William Shakespeare; Graham Holderness; Bryan Loughrey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    One of a series on Shakespeare's original texts, including facsimile pages, this version of "Henry V" is claimed to be, in some ways, the most authentic version of the play that we have. Included are an introduction, notes, and a theoretical, historical and contextual critique. The original text - or First Quarto - of "Henry V", published in 1600,... more...