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  • Raving at Usurersby Dwight Codr

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 39.50

    In Raving at Usurers, Dwight Codr explores the complex intersection of religion, economics, ethics, and literature in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England. Codr offers an alternative to the orthodox story of secular economic modernity's emergence in this key time and place, locating in early modern anti-usury literature ... more...

  • The Wildness Pleasesby Christopher Thacker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1983. This book charts the growth of Romanticism from the initial reactions to the authoritarian classicism of Louis XIV, through the ?codification? of the Sublime by Burke in the 1750s, to the fascination with mystery, fear and violence which dominated the writing of the late eighteenth century. The origins of the movement are... more...

  • Imagining Medieval Englishby Tim William Machan

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    A wide-ranging study of medieval English from 500 to 1500, exploring forms and ideas about language in a literary and cultural context. more...

  • James Joyce's Worldby Patricia Hutchins

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1957, this book explores what remained of Joyce?s background, not only in Ireland but in those cities abroad where his books were written. With the co-operation of those who knew the author, including his brother, much new material was brought together to shed new light on Joyce?s life, character and methods of writing. The author... more...

  • The Art of John Websterby Ralph Berry

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    The Art of John Webster , first published in 1972, is a study of the three extant plays of Webster known to be solely his work. These plays are seen as attempts to achieve in literature the effects of the baroque, a term which related Webster to the larger developments of European art. Their content is analysed in terms of a consistent opposition... more...

  • Blitzby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99 US$ 0.74

    Peter Ackroyd?s staggering and prodigious capstone accomplishment, London: A Biography , details the history and?perhaps most ardently?the tenor of his hometown with indelible care. From the Iron Age to present day, Ackroyd?s narrative sweeps through the centuries with an effortless immediacy, bringing the city to life. In this selection, the... more...

  • Daniel Defoe and the Bank of Englandby Valerie Hamilton; Martin Parker

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    Why is a novel like a corporation? How is Daniel Defoe connected to the Bank of England? more...

  • "My unwasht Muse"by Norbert Lennartz

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 126.00

    In the 17th century a profound change took place in the depiction of the body and the erotic. Whilst the metaphysics of Donne and Crashaw represented theology under the sign of the erotic and simultaneously theologized the corporeal, the Cavaliers had severed these alliances since the 1620?s. Influenced by the invention of the stage figure,... more...

  • 100 Poemsby Rudyard Kipling; Thomas Pinney

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 14.00

    A selection of the best poems of Rudyard Kipling (1865?1936), including many uncollected and previously unpublished poems. more...

  • Aestheticism and Deconstructionby Jonathan Loesberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.95

    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...