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- Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 89.99
This is a book of original essays on aspects of the Gaelic literary tradition and related traditions, with a focus on early and medieval Ireland, by some of the world?s preeminent scholars. Topics include heroic legend, law and language, and poetry and poetics; genres covered include saga literature, law-texts, annals, bardic poetry (some of it edited... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 110.00
Charlotte Dacre?s debut novel Confessions of the Nun of St Omer (1805) was a bestseller in its day, launching the career of a woman who would go on to become one of the nineteenth century?s most notorious female novelists. The work tells the story of the wilful Cazire, who recounts her passionate and destructive youthful adventures from the convent... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Addressing the Victorian obsession with the sordid materiality of modern life, this book studies dirt in nineteenth-century English literature and the Victorian cultural imagination. Dirt litters Victorian writing ? industrial novels, literature about the city, slum fiction, bluebooks, and the reports of sanitary reformers. It seems to be "matter... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Delaware Press 2016; US$ 69.99
This book examines the concern with narrativity and self-construction in Defoe?s first-person fictional narratives. Arguing that recent materialist approaches to Defoe are insufficiently attentive to the dominant preoccupations of his fictional oeuvre, which center on issues of moral accountability and self-definition, it addresses the need to examine... more...