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  • Idris Elbaby Nadia Cohen

    John Blake 2014; US$ 14.99

    The first biography of the riveting actor who came to fame in The Wire He's the ruthlessly ingenious drug lord "Stringer" Bell in The Wire , the obsessive Detective Chief Inspector in Luther , and the star of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom . Idris Elba inhabits each role as if he were born to play it, and approaches each performance as if... 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...

  • 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...

  • A Preface to Wordsworthby John Purkis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Probably the most famous of the Romantic poets, William Wordsworth worked with and influenced many of the leading poets of the age. This excellent introduction to his life and works sets his writing firmly in the context of his times. John Purkis provides an outline of Wordsworth's life and cultural background and their effect on his work, and examines... more...

  • A Preface to Greeneby M.A. Ph.D. (Professor) Cedric Watts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Lively, informed and thorough, this survey of the life and works of Graham Greene opens with a biographical account setting the writer in context of his times and describing and exploring the influences, tensions and contradictions that occur throughout his work. The second half of the book devotes itself to the 'art of Greene' discussing his writing... more...

  • English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789by David Fairer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    In recent years the canon of eighteenth-century poetry has greatly expanded to include women poets, labouring-class and provincial poets, and many previously unheard voices. Fairer?s book takes up the challenge this ought to pose to our traditional understanding of the subject. This book seeks to question some of the structures, categories, and... more...

  • Language and Relationship in Wordsworth's Writingby Michael Baron

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    William Wordsworth (1770-1850) needs little introduction as the central figure in Romantic poetry and a crucial influence in the development of poetry generally. This broad-ranging survey redefines the variety of his writing by showing how it incorporates contemporary concepts of language difference and the ways in which popular and serious literature... more...

  • The Infernal Desires of Angela Carterby Joseph Bristow; Lynn Broughton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Drawing on many aspects of contemporary feminist theory, this lively collection of essays assesses Angela Carter's polemical fictions of desire. Carter, renowned for her irreverent wit, was one of the most gifted, subversive, and stylish British writers to emerge in the 1960s. more...

  • Never So Good (NHB Modern Plays)by Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A fascinating portrait of Harold Macmillan in an epic play about the decline of British fortunes in the middle of the twentieth century. Set against a back-drop of fading Empire, war, the Suez crisis, vintage champagne, adultery and vicious Tory politics at the Ritz, Never So Good paints the portrait of a brilliant, witty but complex man, at... more...

  • The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (NHB Modern Plays)by Robert Tressell; Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Passionate, highly entertaining and gloriously funny - Robert Tressell?s classic pre-First World War account of the working lives of a group of housepainters and decorators is vividly adapted by Howard Brenton. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists recounts the little daily successes and the disasters of a group of working-class men, living under... more...