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  • From a College Windowby Arthur Christopher Benson

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Throughout his life, poet and essayist Arthur Christopher Benson also worked as an educator and school administrator. This collection of essays presents Benson's views on topics ranging from art to the aging process, filtered through the lens of someone who is actively engaged in the difficult but rewarding work of educating a nation's youth. more...

  • Essaysby Arthur Christopher Benson

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    British writer and educator Arthur Christopher Benson possessed a wide-ranging intellect and published prodigiously throughout his entire life. This eclectic selection of his most popular essays runs the gamut from literature to philosophy, with some discussion of pedagogy and educational theory along the way. more...

  • Escape and Other Essaysby Arthur Christopher Benson

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though he struggled with crippling mental illness for much of his adult life, English poet and essayist Arthur Christopher Benson still managed to produce a vast body of work spanning a number of genres. This collection of critical articles, observations and vignettes touches on a variety of topics, many of which address the question of the role of... more...

  • Margaret Ogilvyby J. M. Barrie

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In Margaret Ogilvy, author J. M. Barrie (today best remembered for his enduring children's classic Peter Pan) presents a loving, detailed portrait of his mother. As a child, Margaret had been forced to become the "woman of the house" when she was only eight years old, filling in as the household manager after her own mother's death.... 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...

  • Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bellby Charlotte Bronte; Emily Bronte; Anne Bronte

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Fans of the Bronte sisters should add this remarkable volume of poetry to their must-read list. Initially released in 1846, this volume was the first work published by any of the sisters. In order to protect their identities and avoid the condescension often directed at female writers during the period, the Bronte sisters used gender-neutral pen names.... more...

  • George Eliotby Mathilde Blind

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Mary Ann Evans, the British writer who worked under the male pen name George Eliot, was a fascinating literary figure and one of the most influential novelists of the Victorian period. This biography from Mathilde Blind delves into Eliot's life and work, presenting a compelling, well-rounded account. more...

  • The Glory of Arthurby Jeffrey John Dixon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Starting with William Blake's lost painting The Ancient Britons, this book shows how the visionary artist and poet reworked the Matter of Britain--the corpus of legends presenting an alternative history of Britain--into his own mythology. He thus adds to a tradition of Arthurian epic begun by Layamon in the 13th century and continued by Edmund... more...

  • Eighteenth-Century Poetryby David Fairer; Christine Gerrard

    Wiley 2014; US$ 47.95

    Currently the definitive text in the field and now available in an expanded third edition, Eighteenth-Century Poetry presents the rich diversity of English poetry from 1700-1800 in authoritative texts and with full scholarly annotation. Balanced to reflect current interests and “favorites” (including prominent poets like Finch, Swift,... more...

  • English Poetry of the Seventeenth Centuryby George Parfitt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Provides a comprehensive and entertaining account of the vitality and variety of achievement in seventeenth-century English poetry. Revised and up-dated throughout, Dr Parfitt has added new material on poets as varied as Marvell and Traherne. There is also a completely new chapter on women poets of the seventeenth century which considers the significant... more...