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- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 105.00
From the star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet to Othello's misguided murder of Desdemona to the betrayal of King Lear by his daughters, family life is central to Shakespeare's dramas. This book helps students learn about family life in Shakespeare's England and in his plays. The book begins with an overview of the roots of Renaissance... more...
- The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.99
Learn more about the life and works of the brilliant eighteenth-century spy, novelist, and rabble-rouser Daniel Defoe in this penetrating biography penned by William Minto. Minto, a Scottish professor of logic, offers a keenly insightful take on the influences and events that shaped Defoe's contributions to journalism and literature, which included... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 45.00
Calling Jane Austen's Emma "charming," Harold Bloom states, "Austen is not writing a tragedy of the will...but a great comedy of the will." He goes on to say that Austen's heroines have firmly defined selves, each molded with an individuality that suggests the author's potential for creating endless diversity in her... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 50.00
First performed in May 1611, The Winter's Tale is a play about reconciliation, atonement, and the healing effects of time. Leontes, a paranoid tyrant, suffers from his own rash behavior and jealous delusions. When his long-lost daughter returns and the statue of his dead wife magically comes back to life, order is restored, the family is reunited,... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00
Human ageing is always subject to cultural interpretation. The continuous process of maturing and decline thus only becomes recognisable and significant with the idea of life stages. Here, topoi such as those of the simple child or the wise grey head as habitual patterns of understanding and thought reveal the social and cultural knowledge... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Presents critical essays on Shakespeare's comedy of fairies, lovers, and amateur actors in the woods outside Athens. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
The poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, including his classic work The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, takes its place among the most accomplished verse written in the English language. His critical writings have proved just as influential, giving voice to a prophetic vision of compelling authenticity. This new edition offers a selection of contemporary... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 60.00
In Shakespeare's powerful drama of destiny and revenge, "Hamlet", the troubled prince of Denmark, must overcome his own self-doubt and avenge the murder of his father. Contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on "Hamlet", as well as a biography on Shakespeare. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00
From Blake to Coleridge, and Wordsworth to Shelley, this volume provides a critical overview on the poets who defined the English Romantic period. Specific topics such as the forms and characteristics of English Romantic poetry are addressed. more...