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Literary history and criticism

  • War, the Hero and the Willby Jane L. Bownas

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Thomas Hardy?s The Dynasts and Leo Tolstoy?s War and Peace are both works that defy association with a particular genre and might seem to have little else in common apart from being set in the same period of history. This study argues that there are important similarities between these two works and examines the close correspondence between Hardy?s... more...

  • Literature and Moral Economy in the Early Modern Atlanticby Dr Hillary Eklund

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Grounded in the literary history of early modern England, this study explores the intersection of cultural attitudes and material practices that shape the acquisition, circulation, and consumption of resources at the turn of the seventeenth century. Considering a formally diverse and ideologically rich array of texts from the period - including drama,... more...

  • Western Windsby Edward Chitham

    The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78

    The Irish heritage of the Brontë family has long been overlooked, partly because both Charlotte and her father Patrick did their very best to ensure that this was the case and because of the determined effort at the end of the nineteenth century to keep the Brontës as Yorkshire regional novelists. Yet their ideas and attitudes, and perhaps even their... more...

  • Romeo and Julietby John F. Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1993. Presenting excerpts and articles on the themes and characters from the most famous story of young lovers, this collection brings together scholarship relating to the language, performance, and impact of the play. Ordered in three parts, the chapters cover analysis, reviews and interpretation from a wide ranging array... more...

  • Travelling Tinker Man & Other Rhymesby David Essex

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 8.99

    Poems from the heart by a man who has lived?and loved?life to the full. In the 1970s he was a huge pop star, with number one hits like "Rock On" and "Hold Me Tight." In the 1980s and 1990s he became a star of the stage with lead roles in Godspell and Mutiny! Most recently he became a bestseller with his autobiography, Over the Moon . Now comes... more...

  • Marrying the Ugly Millionaireby Sophie Hannah

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 18.94

    Sophie Hannah is one of Britain?s best-loved poets, a disarmingly witty, sharp-eyed chronicler of everyday life and its peculiarities. Her writing ranges across poetry, short fiction, children?s literature, works of translation, and edited anthologies, including the 2014 The Poetry of Sex. She is also an internationally bestselling author of psychological... more...

  • Cruising Alongby Christian Lamb

    Bene Factum Publishing 2015; US$ 8.99

    A charming and witty personal memoir of one woman's sea-faring adventures over the course of 80 years Sea cruises are embedded in Christian Lamb's DNA. Having an insatiable spirit of adventure and also a highly inquisitive mind most of her trips were for a distinct purpose rather than just lying hedonistically on a deckchair in the sun. Sometimes... more...

  • William Stanley as Shakespeareby John M. Rollett

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Presenting striking new evidence, this book shows that "William Shakespeare" was the pen name of William Stanley, son of the Earl of Derby. Born in 1561, he was educated at Oxford, travelled for three years abroad, and studied law in London, mixing with poets and playwrights. In 1592 Spenser recorded that Stanley had written several plays.... more...

  • Shakespeareby Hans-Dieter Gelfert

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.40

    William Shakespeare ist der wohl größte englische Dichter. Hans-Dieter Gelfert gibt in diesem Buch eine Einführung in Leben und Werk. Er skizziert das gesellschaftliche Bewußtsein der Shakespearezeit und die Grundthemen des Gesamtwerks, interpretiert die wichtigsten Werke und deutet sie vor dem Hintergrund des elisabethanischen Weltbildes und der anbrechenden... more...

  • Bluestockings Now!by Professor Deborah Heller; Professor Jack Lynch; Professor Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together top specialists in the field, this edited volume challenges the theory that the eighteenth-century British intellectual women known as the Bluestockings were an isolated phenomenon spanning the period from the 1750s through the 1790s. On the contrary, the contributors suggest, the Bluestockings can be conceptualized as belonging... more...