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  • Sailing by Starlightby Alex Capus; John Brownjohn

    Haus Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    Alex Capus, in a riveting adventure story, sets out to prove that Robert Louis Stevenson?s "treasure island" really existed. more...

  • Paradise, Death and Doomsday in Anglo-Saxon Literatureby Ananya Jahanara Kabir

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 37.00

    A 2001 study of 'interim paradise': the temporary abode of souls after death and before Doomsday. more...

  • Protestantism and Drama in Early Modern Englandby Adrian Streete

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    This 2009 book provides a reassessment of the relationship between Reformed theology and early modern literature, with analysis of key writers and thinkers. more...

  • Reading Public Romanticismby Paul Magnuson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Reading Public Romanticism is a significant new example of the linking of esthetics and historical criticism. Here Paul Magnuson locates Romantic poetry within a public discourse that combines politics and esthetics, nationalism and domesticity, sexuality and morality, law and legitimacy. Building on his well-regarded previous work, Magnuson practices... more...

  • The Hero of the Waverley Novelsby Alexander Welsh

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.50

    One of the most influential works on Sir Walter Scott, The Hero of the Waverley Novels is a model for reconstructing ideas common at a given period in time. In this book Alexander Welsh draws upon the entire canon of Scott's fiction to demonstrate its bearing on property and the behavior prescribed for the propertied classes. Analyzing the "passive... more...

  • Aestheticism and Deconstructionby Jonathan Loesberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95

    Considered an exemplar of "Art-for-Art's Sake" in Victorian art and literature, Walter Pater (1839-1894) was co-opted as a standard bearer for the cult of hedonism by Oscar Wilde, and this version of aestheticism has since been used to attack deconstruction. Here Jonathan Loesberg boldly uses Pater's important work on society and culture, Studies... more...

  • Traces of Another Timeby Margaret Scanlan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Is the historical novel the outmoded genre that some people imagine--form inseparable from romanticism, nationalism, and the nineteenth century? In this stimulating volume, Margaret Scanlan answers a convincing "no," as she demonstrates the relevance of historical novels by well-known figures such as Anthony Burgess, John le Carr, Graham Greene, Doris... more...

  • Gender and Romance in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"by Susan Crane

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    In this fresh look at Chaucer's relation to English and French romances of the late Middle Ages, Crane shows that Chaucer's depictions of masculinity and femininity constitute an extensive and sympathetic response to the genre. For Chaucer, she proposes, gender is the defining concern of romance. As the foundational narratives of courtship, romances... more...

  • Thinking Out Loudby Christopher Gauker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    Most contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and linguists think of language as basically a means by which speakers reveal their thoughts to others. Christopher Gauker calls this "the Lockean theory of language," since Locke was one of its early exponents, and he contends that it is fundamentally mistaken. The Lockean theory, he argues, cannot adequately... more...

  • Milton and the Revolutionary Readerby Sharon Achinstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    The English Revolution was a revolution in reading, with over 22,000 pamphlets exploding from the presses between 1640 and 1661. What this phenomenon meant to the political life of the nation is the subject of Sharon Achinsteins book. Considering a wide range of writers, from John Milton, Thomas Hobbes, John Lilburne, John Cleveland, and William Prynne... more...