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  • George Eliotby Tim Dolin

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    Novels such as Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss refect Eliot's complex and sometimes contradictory ideas about society, the artist, the role of women, and the interplay of science and religion. Tim Dolin examines Eliot's life and work and the social and intellectual contexts in which they developed. He also explores the ways in which 'George... more...

  • Proust's Englishby Daniel Karlin

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 34.99

    A fascinating study of English words and phrases in A la recherche du temps perdu, dealing both with the social comedy of French 'Anglomania' - characters who yearn to resemble 'un parfait gentleman' or invite each other to 'le five-o'clock tea' - and with Proust's profound understanding of the necessary 'impurity'... more...

  • Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darknessby D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 30.95

    Joseph Conrad?s novella, Heart of Darkness , has fascinated critics and readers alike, engaging them in highly controversial debate as it deals with fundamental issues of good and evil, civilisation, race, love and heroism. This classic tale transcends the boundaries of time and place and has inspired famous film and television adaptations emphasising... more...

  • Wilkie Collinsby Lyn Pykett

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    Wilkie Collins is mainly remembered for his best-selling sensation novel The Woman in White and his detective mystery The Moonstone, both published in the 1860s. However, in a literary career spanning almost forty years he wrote many other works, and Lyn Pykett looks at Collins's long and varied career in relation to the changing circumstances... more...

  • Wer kauft Liebesgötter?by Dietrich Gerhardt

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 119.00

    Dietrich Gerhardt takes as his starting point Goethe?s poem Love Gods in the Market-place that was published in Voss? Muses Almanach in 1796 and later became known under the title Who will buy Gods of Love? , to trace the modern transformations undergone in the pictorial arts, literature and music by the late antique motif of love gods.... more...

  • The Dialect of the Tribeby Margery Sabin

    Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 74.99

    The bold careers of Henry James, D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett--writers with profoundly unsettled cultural identities--spark Margery Sabin's investigation of values carried through inherited forms of speech. The Dialect of the Tribe offers fresh readings of such great novels as The Golden Bowl, Women in Love, Ulysses, and the Beckett... more...

  • The Unsung Artistry of George Orwellby Dr Loraine Saunders

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95

    In a timely and radically new reappraisal of George Orwell's fiction, Loraine Saunders reads Orwell's novels as tales of successful emancipation rather than as fables of failure. Contending that Orwell's artistic achievements have been unjustly overlooked, Saunders brings needed attention to neglected novels such as A Clergyman's Daughter... more...

  • A Defence of Poetryby Percy Bysshe Shelley

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    A brilliant piece of philosophical discussion that displays Shelley's intellect and imagination. The book asserts the “ideal nature and essential value” of poetry and is Shelley’s most important prose work. His arguments are vividly and convincingly presented. more...

  • Literature, Language, and the Rise of the Intellectual Disciplines in Britain, 1680?1820by Robin Valenza

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    A literary account of how the modern divide between the sciences and the humanities emerged in the eighteenth century. more...

  • Virgil Made Englishby Tanya M. Caldwell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    This study traces the steady decline of classical authority in English literature from the mid-seventeenth century and the role of translation in shifting the emphasis away the classical learning. The author focuses on Virgil, once the most revered of poets but also explores the fate of some of his fellow Ancients. more...