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  • Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890?2011by John Marx

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 80.00

    Explores how literary fiction has imagined the ideal state, from Conrad and Forster to Ondaatje and Ghosh. more...

  • The Common Pursuitby F. R. Leavis

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Shakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Coughby MD John J. Ross

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • The Letters of Thomas Babington MacAulay: Volume 1, 1807?February 1831by Thomas MacAulay; Thomas Pinney

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 52.00

    Professor Pinney is editing the whole body of surviving letters by Macaulay, giving accurate texts and textual and explanatory notes. more...

  • Snobbery With Violenceby Colin Watson

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 16.99

    '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...

  • Time of Beauty, Time of Fearby James Holt McGavran

    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...

  • The Art of Eloquenceby Matthew Bevis

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 52.99

    This book examines the relations between public speaking and literary expression in the lives and work of Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, and Joyce. Matthew Bevis considers the procedures, languages, and styles of oratory reported in the newspapers and Hansard, and offers a new understanding of literature in relation to the public sphere. more...

  • Romanticism and Childhoodby Ann Wierda Rowland

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    Explores how emerging ideas of infancy and childhood gave Romantic writers and readers new ways of understanding history and literature. more...

  • The Bruceby John Barbour

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 19.13

    Edited and introduced by A.A.M. Duncan.A! Fredome is a noble thingFredome mays man to haiff likingFredome all solace to man giffisHe levys at es that frely levysThese are some of the most famous lines in Scottish literature. They were written c.1375 by John Barbour, Archdeacon of Aberdeen, as a celebration of the Age of Chivalry ? an age of bravery,... more...

  • London Writingby Merlin Coverley

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 5.99

    What do writers such as Charles Dickens and Peter Ackroyd, Iain Sinclair and Robert Louis Stevenson have in common? The answer lies in the use these authors make of London as a fictional setting. Yet in these works and in those of other London writers the city is much more than merely a backdrop, instead becoming a character in its own right and creating... more...