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  • George Eliot and Moneyby Dermot Coleman

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    Examines George Eliot's understanding of money and economics within the context of the ethics of economics in nineteenth-century England. more...

  • The Hidden Jane Austenby John Wiltshire

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Reveals Austen's unique ability to penetrate the hidden inner motives of her characters through compelling new readings of her novels. more...

  • Narrating the Crusadesby Lee Manion

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    First study to demonstrate how English literature continued to engage with crusading from medieval romances right through to Shakespeare. more...

  • Nineteenth-Century British Literature Then and Nowby Simon Dentith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Examining works by Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, William Morris and John Ruskin, Dentith uses the notion of hindsight to approach issues of interpretation and historicity. It is possible, Dentith argues, to read historical literature with an awareness of the historical context and of the difference between the past and the present... more...

  • Staging England in the Elizabethan History Playby Ralf Hertel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Applying current political theory on nationhood and methods established by recent performance studies, this study sheds new light on the role the public theatre played in the rise of English national identity around 1600. It situates selected history plays in the context of non-fictional texts - historiographies, chorographies and political treatises... more...

  • Otherworldly John Drydenby Jack M. Armistead

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Reminding readers of John Dryden’s persistent use of occult rhetoric, Armistead argues that Dryden’s otherworldliness involves more than Christian apologetics, biblical typology, or intermittent borrowings from the supernatural materials in classical literature. Otherworldly John Dryden engages with a wide range of the writer’s poetry... more...

  • Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanismby Dirk Wiemann; Gaby Mahlberg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism takes stock of developments in the scholarship of seventeenth-century English republicanism by looking at the movements that have shaped the field over the decades: the linguistic turn, the cultural turn and the religious turn. The contributors to this volume have brought these approaches together... more...

  • English Vernacular Minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut, circa 990 - circa 1035by Peter A. Stokes

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A new, distinct script, English vernacular minuscule, emerged in the 990s, used for writing in Old English. It appeared at a time of great political and social upheaval, with Danish incursions and conquest, continuing monastic reform, and an explosion of writing and copying in the vernacular. The writings in which it is used have rarely, however, been... more...

  • T.S. Eliotby G. Douglas Atkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    By comparing and contrasting the pre-conversion and the post-conversion poetics and poetic practices of T.S. Eliot, this book elucidates the responsibilities and opportunities for a poet who is also Christian. This book is the second in a trilogy which includes T.S. Eliot, Lancelot Andrewes, and the Word . more...

  • Llên yr Uchelwyrby Dafydd Johnston

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    Gwaith Beirdd yr Uchelwyr yn y bedwaredd ganrif ar ddeg a’r bymthegfed oedd uchafbwynt traddodiad barddol Cymraeg yr Oesoedd Canol. Dyma ailargraffiad y gyfrol gyntaf i gynnig darlun cynhwysfawr ac awdurdodol o lenyddiaeth y cyfnod hwnnw yn ei holl agweddau. Rhoddir ystyriaeth fanwl i rai o gewri’r cywydd megis Dafydd ap Gwilym, Iolo Goch,... more...