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- Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 37.00
Through one outstanding family, these multidisciplinary essays demonstrate the modernising power of religious Dissent across the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 20.41
F. R. Leavis was the chief editor of Scrutiny , which between 1932 and 1953 had some claim on being the most influential literary journal in the English-speaking world. The Common Pursuit is a selection of Leavis's essays from Scrutiny , including his robust defence of Milton against T. S. Eliot, his deeply-felt engagement with Shakespeare,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 52.99
Matthew Bevis examines the relations between public speaking and literary expression in the lives and work of Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, and Joyce. Paying close attention to the procedures, languages, and styles of oratory reported in the newspapers and Hansard, Bevis offers a new understanding of novels and poetry in relation to the public sphere in... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 11.19
The doctor suddenly appeared beside Will, startling him. He was sleek and prosperous, with a dainty goatee. Though he smiled reassuringly, the poet noticed that he kept a safe distance. In a soothing, urbane voice, the physician explained the treatment: stewed prunes to evacuate the bowels; succulent meats to ease digestion; cinnabar and the sweating... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.41
'One of the most consistently busy of Britain's home industries during the past fifty years has been the manufacture of crime fiction. Some three hundred writers now contribute, more or less regularly, to the satisfaction of the public's appetite for books about murder, theft, fraud, espionage, arson, blackmail and kindred activities. . . This book... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 54.00
Professor Pinney is editing the whole body of surviving letters by Macaulay, giving accurate texts and textual and explanatory notes. more...
- University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 39.95
It is now two and a half centuries since Jean-Jacques Rousseau first wrote so evocatively of natural man in Social Contract and of experiential education in Emile . His emphasis on the early years as a crucial part of life drove the Romantic reconceptualization of childhood?the idea that children have a special knowledge of nature, politics, and... more...