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  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge, New Editionby Harold Bloom

    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...

  • Hamletby Harold Bloom

    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...

  • Much Ado About Nothingby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    Presents essays written from the seventeenth through the early twenty-first centuries that offer an analysis and critique of "Much Ado about Nothing," and includes a summary of the play and excerpts of key passages. more...

  • Alterstopoiby Dorothee Elm; Thorsten Fitzon; Kathrin Liess; Sandra Linden

    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...

  • English Romantic Poetryby Infobase Publishing

    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...

  • Henry Vby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    The wild and undisciplined young man known as Prince Hal in the two-part Henry IV plays matures into a courageous and deft leader. Based on the life of its title monarch, Henry V chronicles the events surrounding the battle of Agincourt in 1415, part of the Hundred Years' War. This invaluable new study guide contains a selection of the finest criticism... more...

  • Romeo and Julietby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Edited and introduced by Yale University professor and distinguished literary critic Harold Bloom, Bloom's Guides are comprehensive study guides for both students and adults. Emphasizing summary and analysis, these volumes are designed to provide the necessary materials with which readers can gain a better understanding of the most widely read... more...

  • Richard IIIby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    Equal parts tragedy and history play, Richard III chronicles the rise and short reign of its diabolical title character. Of this masterful creation, esteemed critic Harold Bloom has written, "The manipulative, highly self-conscious, obsessed hero-villain moves himself from being the passive sufferer of his own moral and/or physical deformity to... more...

  • The Comedy of Errorsby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    In the Shakespearean play that most closely resembles farce, two sets of identical twins, each separated for years, arrive in Ephesus and leave a trail of confusion and mistaken identity in their wake. While evoking one of Shakespeare's recurring themes---the restorative power of love--- this early work contains some of the playwright's developing... more...

  • Alfred, Lord Tennysonby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Admired by his generation for giving a voice to their doubts, beliefs, and clouded hopes, Tennyson was one of the leading British poets of mid- to late 19th century and is respected today for the skill and delicacy with which he crafted his greatest works, including In Memoriam A.H.H., Idylls of the King, and "The Charge of the Light Brigade."... more...