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Literary history and criticism

  • 'All the World's a Stage'by Charlene Bunnell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the often tragic and nearly always disabling metaphor of the theatrum mundi , world-as-stage, as it plays itself out in the characters of Mary Shelley's novels. more...

  • 'Counterfeiting' Shakespeareby Brian Vickers

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 56.00 US$ 45.92

    Vickers examines authorship claims for two poems, finding neither to be the work of Shakespeare. more...

  • 'Michael Field'by Marion Thain

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    Marion Thain recounts the development of this fascinating poetic persona, created by two female writers. more...

  • "Paradise Lost" and the Rhetoric of Literary Formsby Barbara Kiefer Lewalski

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00 US$ 43.20

    This comprehensive study interprets Paradise Lost as a rhetoric of literary forms, by attending to the broad spectrum of literary genres, modes, and exemplary works Milton incorporates within that poem. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...

  • 'The Tempest' and Its Travelsby Peter Hulme; William H. Sherman

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 24.95

    One of Shakespeare?s final plays, The Tempest is often considered a jewel in the canon of English literature. Mythic, impassioned characters dictate the action, all of which takes place on a moody, windswept island far from the shores of Great Britain. 'The Tempest' and Its Travels considers the rich legacy of this play?s productions abroad.... more...

  • 'What May Words Say . . . ?'by Inge Leimberg

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2011; US$ 82.99

    'What may words say_?' contains a comprehensive and in many respects unconventional interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. The play's development of ideas is unfolded in a literary analysis that focuses on the poet's words in their philological, historical, and philosophical contexts. more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Charles Dickensby Jack Goldstein; Isabella Reese

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that Charles Dickens owned a pet raven that inspired Edgar Allan Poe to write his famous poem? With his incredible ability for character names, can you imagine what he once called himself when performing a magic show for some friends? What unusual item was used to make his letter opener? This fascinating book contains over one hundred... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Jane Austenby Jack Goldstein; Isabella Reese

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that when some of Jane Austen’s lesser-known work was sent to publishers in 2007 under a pseudonym it was rejected? Do you know in which radio sitcom she was once portrayed as a foul-mouthed and violent inhabitant of hell who even the devil was scared of? And what have zombies got to do with Pride and Prejudice? This fascinating book... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about William Shakespeareby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know Shakespeare introduced thousands of words into the English language, amongst them alligator, eyeball and swagger? Do you know what unusual item he left to his wife in his will? Have you heard of the conspiracy theory that suggests Shakespeare didn’t write the plays we attribute to him today? This fascinating book contains over one... more...

  • 101 Things You Didn't Know About Jane Austenby Patrice Hannon

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.16

    You've read Emma. You own Pride & Prejudice. You love Sense and Sensibility. But do you know all there is to know about Jane Austen? Find answers to questions such as: Who was the Irishman who stole her heart? Why was their affair doomed? Which Austen heroine most resembled Jane? Who were the real Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy? Why did Jane never... more...