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  • The Common Pursuitby F. R. Leavis

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 20.40

    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...

  • The Art of Eloquenceby Matthew Bevis

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 49.99

    In the course of these fifty years we have become a nation of public speakers. Everyone speaks now. We are now more than ever a debating, that is, a Parliamentary people' (The Times, 1873).The Art of Eloquence considers how Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, and Joyce responded to this 'Parliamentary people', and examines the ways in which they... 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...

  • Snobbery With Violenceby Colin Watson

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.40

    '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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1974; US$ 48.00

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

  • Romanticism and Childhoodby Ann Wierda Rowland

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 76.00

    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 thing Fredome mays man to haiff liking Fredome all solace to man giffis He levys at es that frely levys These 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... more...

  • London Writingby Merlin Coverley

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 5.08

    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...

  • Modernism, Imperialism and the Historical Senseby Paul Stasi

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 80.00

    This book provides a re-reading of canonical modernism, connecting it to imperialism without conflating it with imperialist practices. more...