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Literary history and criticism

  • Politics Otherwiseby

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 55.00

    The book is comprised of essays that utilize Shakespeare as a productive window into topics of contemporary social and political relevance. Its interdisciplinary qualities make the book relevant for students of political studies, literature, philosophy, cultural studies, and history. more...

  • Jean Donneau de Visé et la querelle de Sophonisbe. Écrits contre l'abbé d'Aubignacby

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 54.89

    Ce travail est la première édition critique des trois Défenses de Jean Donneau de Visé où le jeune écrivain se pose en ardent défenseur de Pierre Corneille contre les quatre dissertations de l?abbé d?Aubignac. La Défense de la Sophonisbe et la Défense du Sertorius, dont quelques exemplaires des éditions originales sont conservés à la BnF, sont reproduits... more...

  • Middle Englishby

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 74.99

    This volume energizes issues of research in Middle English studies by eschewing an emphasis on what 'we know' and instead addressing the most challenging areas of unfixed opinion and unsettled debate. Although major authors such as Chaucer and Langland are richly represented, many little-known and neglected texts are considered as well. more...

  • Thomas Middleton: The Collected Worksby

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 49.99

    Thomas Middleton is one of the few playwrights in English whose range and brilliance comes close to Shakespeare's. This handsome edition makes all Middleton's work accessible in a single volume, for the first time. It will generate excitement and controversy among all readers of Shakespeare and the English classics. more...

  • 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...

  • Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Cultureby

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 249.99

    Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture is a comprehensive companion to The Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, providing detailed introductions to and full editorial apparatus for the works themselves as well as a wealth of information about Middleton's historical and literary context. more...

  • English Romantic Poetsby M. H. Abrams

    Oxford University Press 1975; US$ 39.99

    This highly acclaimed volume contains thirty essays by such leading literary critics as A.O. Lovejoy, Lionel Trilling, C.S. Lewis, F.R. Leavis, Northrop Frye, Harold Bloom, Geoffrey Hartman, Jonathan Wordsworth, and Jack Stillinger. Covering the major poems by each of the important Romantic poets, the contributors present many significant perspectives... more...

  • Americanizing Britainby Genevieve Abravanel

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Americanizing Britain anatomizes the various ways British writers responded to the ever-increasing influence of U.S. culture on England and the rest of the world. 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

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 124.99

    Fifteen leading Milton scholars examine the idea of toleration in Milton's poetry and prose. Looking at how Milton himself imagined tolerance and locating his works in their literary, historical, and philosophical context, the essays address central issues including violence, heresy, church polity, liberalism, libertinism, natural law, equity, imperialism,... more...