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  • Fabulous Orientsby Ros Ballaster

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 44.99

    The first book-length study of the oriental tale in England since 1908, Fabulous Orients is an original work of criticism which illustrates the centrality of narratives of and from the eastern territories of Turkey, Persia, China, and India in the formation of the novel and constructions of western identity in a culture on the threshold of empire.... more...

  • Four Restoration Libertine Playsby Deborah Payne Fisk

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    These four plays in the Oxford English Drama series capture the range of responses to the fashionable and daring libertine movement in the second half of the seventeenth century. A Fond Husband and Friendship in Fashion are lesser-known comic gems of the Restoration stage; The Man of Mode is Etherege's masterpiece, and The Libertine is Shadwell's... more...

  • English Literature and Ancient Languagesby Kenneth Haynes

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 49.99

    While the influence of Greek and Roman literature on British literature has been extensively surveyed, the role of those ancient languages themselves within modern British literature has only begun to be studied. This book is a study of the literary representation and dramatization of English in contact with Greek and Latin. - ;Literature in English... more...

  • The Cultural Uses of the Caesars on the English Renaissance Stageby Lisa Hopkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    Caesarian power was a crucial context in the Renaissance, as rulers in Europe, Russia and Turkey all sought to appropriate Caesarian imagery and authority, but it has been surprisingly little explored in scholarship. Analyzing plays by Shakespeare as well as other early modern dramatists, Lisa Hopkins explores the way in which the stories of the Caesars... more...

  • Americans in British Literature, 1770-1832by Christopher Flynn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    Christopher Flynn's timely book systematically examines for the first time how British writers portrayed America and Americans in the decades immediately following the revolutionary war. In sentimental novels of the 1780s and 1790s, prose and poetry by Wollstonecraft, Southey, Coleridge, and Wordsworth; and novels and travel accounts by Smollett,... more...

  • Women Writers and the Edinburgh Enlightenmentby Pamela Perkins

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 86.00

    This volume provides an overview of women writers in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Edinburgh literary world. Its main focus is on the careers of three women – Elizabeth Hamilton, Anne Grant, and Christian Isobel Johnstone – who were b more...

  • Literature, Identity and the English Channelby Dominic Rainsford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 128.00

    This book concerns the significance of the English Channel in British and French literature from the 1780s onwards: a timely subject given the intense debates in progress about the actual and desired relationships between Britain and mainland Europe. The book addresses contemporary authors who use the Channel as a focus for cultural comment, comparing... more...

  • Something We Have That They Don'tby Steve & Mark Clark & Ford

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Something We Have That They Don?t presents a variety of essays on the relationship between British and American poetry since 1925. The essays collected here all explore some aspect of the rich and complex history of Anglo-American poetic relations of the last seventy years. Since the dawn of Modernism poets either side of the Atlantic have frequently... more...

  • Reading the Animal in the Literature of the British Rajby Shefali Rajamannar; Kincaid R. James

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Discusses the production and circulation of animal narratives in colonial India in order to investigate the constructs of animals played into a variety of forms of otheringthat took placein England during its imperial venture. more...

  • Americanizing Britainby Genevieve Abravanel

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 64.99

    How did Great Britain, which entered the twentieth century as a dominant empire, reinvent itself in reaction to its fears and fantasies about the United States? Investigating the anxieties caused by the invasion of American culture-from jazz to Ford motorcars to Hollywood films-during the first half of the twentieth century, Genevieve Abravanel theorizes... more...