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  • Islam and Early Modern English Literatureby Benedict S. Robinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    This book traces the process through which authors like Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton adapted, rewrote, or resisted romance, mapping a world in which new cross-cultural contacts and religious conflicts demanded a rethinking of some of the most fundamental terms of early modern identity. more...

  • Four Restoration Libertine Playsby Deborah Payne Fisk

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    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...

  • Americans in British Literature, 1770?1832by Professor Christopher Flynn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    American independence was inevitable by 1780, but British writers spent the several decades following the American Revolution transforming their former colonists into something other than estranged British subjects. Christopher Flynn's engaging and timely book systematically examines for the first time the ways in which British writers depicted America... more...

  • Three Shrew Playsby Barry Gaines; Margaret Maurer

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.95

    This annotated collection of three early modern English plays allows readers to explore the relationship between Shakespeare's Shrew and two closely related plays of the same genre, the earlier of which, the anonymous The Taming of a Shrew (whether inspired by Shakespeare's play or vice-versa), once enjoyed a level of popularity that likely surpassed... more...

  • Women Writers and the Edinburgh Enlightenment.by Pam 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 both successful and influential in their own day, although they have tended to be overlooked in later... more...

  • Literature, Identity and the English Channelby Dominic Rainsford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 134.00

    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...

  • English Mystery Playsby Peter Happe

    Penguin Books Ltd 1975; US$ 21.14

    Humour, pathos and suffering, and the culminating drama of the Crucifixion and Resurrection, give these plays a wonderful immediacy. Their action was conceived on a cosmic scale and all the enthusiasm and vitality of their writing is retained to this day. The energies of whole communities, notably at Chester, York and Wakefield, were devoted to their... 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$ 100.00

    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 2012; US$ 28.99 US$ 24.93

    Americanizing Britain anatomizes the various ways British writers responded to the ever-increasing influence of U.S. culture on England and the rest of the world. more...