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English renaissance (1500-1640)

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  • Royal Marriage Secretsby John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    Were the 'Princes in the Tower' illegitimate? Did Henry VIII really have six wives? How virginal was the 'Virgin Queen'? Was James, Duke of Monmouth the heir to the throne, or just one of Charles II's bastards? Did George IV marry a German princess or a Catholic widow? Was Queen Victoria 'Mrs Brown'? These questions are explored in the context of... more...

  • The Tao and the Bardby Phillip DePoy

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    The Tao Te Ching or Book of the Way of Virtue is a touchstone of Eastern philosophy and mysticism. It has been called the wisest book ever written, and its author, Lao Tzu, is known as the Great Archivist. Shakespeare, the Bard, was the West?s greatest writer and even invented human nature, according to some. The Tao and the Bard is the delightful... more...

  • Thomas Wyattby Patricia Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves. more...

  • The Custom of the Countryby John Fletcher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 28.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Challenge of Periodizationby Lawrence Besserman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Marlowe's Ovidby M. L. Stapleton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The first book of its kind, Marlowe’s Ovid explores and analyzes in depth the relationship between the Elegies—Marlowe’s translation of Ovid’s Amores—and Marlowe’s own dramatic and poetic works. Stapleton carefully considers Marlowe’s Elegies in the context of his seven known dramatic works and his epyllion, Hero... more...

  • Tyranny in Shakespeareby Mary Ann McGrail

    Lexington Books 2001; US$ 32.99

    Even the most explicitly political contemporary approaches to Shakespeare have been uninterested by his tyrants as such. But for Shakespeare, rather than a historical curiosity or psychological aberration, tyranny is a perpetual political and human problem. Mary Ann McGrail's recovery of the playwright's perspective challenges the grounds of this modern... more...

  • Spirit, Soul, and Cityby Jan Blits

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 34.99

    Spirit, Soul, and City offers a new reading of Coriolanus, Shakespeare's most political play and the last of his great tragedies. Portraying the founding of the Roman republic and the life and soul of its legendary warrior, Coriolanus, the play brings to light not only the hidden working of Rome's mixed regime but the inherent tragic tensions in the... more...

  • Hamlet & Opheliaby John Marsden

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 7.99

    Coping with the death of his father and reeling from the marriage of his mother to his uncle, Hamlet has an encounter with his father?s ghost, who reveals the truth: he was murderedóby his brother! Urged by his father to seek revenge, Hamlet is wracked with indecision and spirals into depression. It seems that not even his best friend, Horatio, nor... more...

  • Faustby Jef Jacobs; Vincent Laarhoven; Ad van der Logt; Myra Nijhof

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 23.50

    Faust is het nieuwste deel in de AUP-reeks ?Tekst in Context?, waarnaar veel literatuurminnende docenten in het voortgezet onderwijs hebben uitgekeken. Op een uitdagende wijze presenteert dit boek de tradities van een groots literair thema: de Engelse Faust van Christopher Marlowe, de Duitse Historia van Docor Faustus, La Damnation de Faust van Hector... more...