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  • Twelfth Nightby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Another case of mistaken identity from the king of the plot twist, Twelfth Night tells the tale of the beautiful young Viola who is separated from her twin brother, Sebastian, when their ship is lost at sea. Believing Sebastian to be dead Viol poses as a man and enters service with the Duke Orisino. When Olivia, the woman that Orisino loves, falls... more...

  • Shakespeare's Humanismby Robin Headlam Wells

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    This book argues that the idea of a universal human nature was as important to Shakespeare as it was to every other Renaissance writer. more...

  • A Mind Apartby Mark S. Bauer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 17.99

    Preface. Introduction. Poems. Thomas Hoccleve (1368/9-c.1426). from "Hoccleve Remembers His Madness". from "Anxious Thought". Charles d'Orleans (1394-1465). I am Forsaken. Farewell this World. William Dunbar (1460-1520). In Winter. Alexander Barclay (1475-1552). from "Ship of Fools". Anonymous (published 1500). A Song... 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...

  • Romanticism and Animal Rightsby David Perkins

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    Shows how English Romantic writing took up issues of what we now call animal rights. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedyby Alexander Leggatt

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    An accessible, wide-ranging and informed introduction to Shakespeare's comedies, dark comedies and romances, first published in 2001. more...

  • Julius Caesarby William Shakespeare

    Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 4.95

    Shakespeare's timeless tragedy of conspiracy and betrayal tells the story of the murder of Julius Caesar and the gruesome aftermath as Rome descends into a violent mob. This edition includes: An overview of Shakespeare's life, canon, and dramaturgy An introduction to the play by Barbara Rosen and William Rosen of the University of Connecticut Selections... more...

  • Songs of Actionby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    If you have always thought of Arthur Conan Doyle as a hyper-rational one-trick pony, it's time to reevaluate your assumptions. This volume of verse from the beloved creator of Sherlock Holmes adds a starkly different dimension to his literary oeuvre. Linked by martial themes, the poems collected in Songs of Action are stirring and thought-provoking. more...

  • Thomas Mooreby Stephen Gwynn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Irish-born poet and lyricist Thomas Moore arose from a working-class background to make a name for himself as one of the foremost figures in the Gaelic cultural revival that began to take hold in the early nineteenth century. Stephen Gwynn's comprehensive biography of Moore traces his unlikely trajectory from grocer's son to a looming figure... more...

  • New Poetries VIby Michael Schmidt; Helen Tookey

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 18.94

    ‘With this, the sixth New Poetries,? write the editors, ‘the anthology series comes of age. It is twenty-one years since New Poetries I set the pattern, introducing new and relatively new writers, among them Sophie Hannah, Vona Groarke and Miles Champion, three poets so different that their art had to go into the plural.? And there it has stayed:... more...