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Literary history and criticism

  • Written Maternal Authority and Eighteenth-Century Education in Britainby Rebecca Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Arguing that the location of idealised maternity for women is in the act of writing educational discourse rather than in the physical performance of the maternal role, Davies plots the formation of a written paradigm of maternal education that associates maternity with educational authority. She examines a wide range of genres by authors that include... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Versification of English Drama, 1561-1642by Marina Tarlinskaja

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Surveying the development and varieties of blank verse in the English playhouses, this book is a natural history of iambic pentameter in English. Marina Tarlinskaja’s statistical analysis of versification focuses on Shakespeare, but places his work in the literary context of the times. Her results offer new ways to think about the dating of plays,... more...

  • God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendishby Brandie R. Siegfried; Lisa T. Sarasohn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Only recently have scholars begun to note Cavendish’s references to ‘God,’ ‘spirits,’ and the ‘rational soul,’ and little has been published in this regard. This volume addresses that scarcity by taking up the theological threads woven into Cavendish’s ideas about Nature, matter, magic, governance, and social... more...

  • The Little World of Liz Climoby Liz Climo

    Running Press 2014; US$ 14.00

    Artist Liz Climo has charmed her fans with her comic world of whimsical animal characters, where everyone from grizzly bears, dinosaurs, rabbits, and anteaters grapple with everyday life with wit and humor. Through her comics, we discover that an armadillo can dress for Halloween, a dinosaur can be a loving parent ... and a rhino can squeeze orange... more...

  • Shelleyby Michael O'Neil

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    Attacked by T.S. Eliot and F.R. Leavis, Shelley's poetry has, over the last few decades, enjoyed a revival of critical interest. His radical politics and arrestingly original poetic strategies have been studied from a variety of perspectives - formalist, deconstructionist, new historicist, feminist and others. Of all the Romantics, Shelly has benefited... 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...

  • The Merry Wives of Windsorby Evelyn Gajowski; Phyllis Rackin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The Merry Wives of Windsor is a much neglected comedy by Shakespeare. Initially popular, it was subsequently dismissed and marginalised as one of his weakest plays. However, recent developments in feminist, ecocritical and new historicist criticism have led to a revival of interest, and this collection of 17 essays by top Shakespeare scholars sheds... more...

  • Publishing Business in Eighteenth-Century Englandby James Raven

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Many more people encountered newspapers, business press products or jobbing print than the glamorous books of the Enlightenment. This book looks at the way in which print effected a business revolution. more...

  • Robert Browningby John Woolford; Daniel Karlin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Robert Browning (1812-89) rivals Tennyson as the major Victorian poet with such important works as Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances and Lyrics, Men and Women, Dramatic Personae and the monumental The Ring and the Book . He is known for his development of the dramatic monologue in which he recreated the world of Renaissance Italy, and provided... more...

  • A Preface to Shelleyby Patricia Hodgart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    This volume discusses the life and work of Percy Bysshe Shelley in the social and political context of the world and time in which he lived. more...