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Literary history and criticism

  • Mansfield Park: The Illustrated Editionby

    Sourcebooks 2010; US$ 0.99

    This special edition of Mansfield Park includes the famous illustrations by Henry Matthew Brock, originally created in 1898. Brock and his brothers were all successful illustrators of the day and often posed for each other using costumes, props and furniture in their Cambridge studio. Brock’s older brother Charles joined him in illustrating other... more...

  • Poetry and Childhoodby

    Institute of Education Press 2010; US$ 37.95

    The first academic book about the poetry of childhood, this international collection brings together poets including Philip Gross, Andrew Motion and Michael Rosen and distinguished critics to consider key poets writing for children, from John Bunyan to Carol Ann Duffy. Children, poets, parents and teachers describe their responses to poetry. more...

  • English Romantic Poetsby M. H. Abrams

    Oxford University Press 1975; US$ 39.99

    Compiles critical essays on the Romantic Age and the individual works of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. more...

  • Americanizing Britainby Genevieve Abravanel

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 64.99

    How did Great Britain, which entered the twentieth century as a dominant empire, reinvent itself in reaction to its fears and fantasies about the United States? Investigating the anxieties caused by the invasion of American culture-from jazz to Ford motorcars to Hollywood films-during the first half of the twentieth century, Genevieve Abravanel theorizes... more...

  • The Bi-sexuality of Daniel Defoeby Leo Abse

    Karnac Books 2006; US$ 41.95

    Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) is known to many only by his first novel, "Robinson Crusoe", astonishingly written as he approached his sixtieth year. Acknowledged as the first of English novelists, he has also been awarded accolades for being the 'Father of Journalism', the most successful spy in British history, the precursor to contemporary depth psychologists,... more...

  • Milton & Tolerationby Sharon Achinstein; Elizabeth Sauer

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 109.99

    Locating John Milton's works in national and international contexts, and applying a variety of approaches from literary to historical, philosophical, and postcolonial, Milton and Toleration offers a wide-ranging exploration of how Milton's visions of tolerance reveal deeper movements in the history of the imagination. Milton is often enlisted... more...

  • Revising Oral Theoryby Paul Acker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Success Secrets of Sherlock Holmesby David Acord

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle funneled much of his real-life genius-and the brilliance of others around him-into Sherlock Holmes, creating a character greater than the sum of his parts. In this quirky and intriguing look at the traits that made Sherlock Holmes successful, David Acord explores how to unleash our own genius. Not only does Acord give unique... more...

  • Blake's Marginsby Hazard Adams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    Known for his prophetic and imaginative works of poetry, painting, and printmaking, William Blake was also a prolific reader and annotator of other writers' works. This is the first work of criticism to consider Blake's annotations in their entirety, and it covers such topics as art, poetry, theology, madness and philosophy, as well as the... more...

  • William Blake on His Poetry and Paintingby Hazard Adams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00

    Blake was not only a poet, but also a prolific commentator on both his own art and art in general. This is the first text to discuss all of the writings except the annotations to Reynolds' Discourses, covered in a previous volume, Blake's Margins (McFarland, 2009). Topics include his opinions on his predecessors and his contemporaries, his... more...