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  • The Art of John Websterby Ralph Berry

    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...

  • Avalon, 66° Nordby Matthias Egeler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Egeler has produced the first scholarly treatise about the mythical kingdoms of Ódáinsakr und Glæsisvelir that fully examines the relevant materials and places them in the larger context of religious and literary history. He shows that these two mythical otherworldly realms in Old West Norse tradition represent the northern reception of... more...

  • Blitzby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99 US$ 0.74

    Peter Ackroyd?s staggering and prodigious capstone accomplishment, London: A Biography , details the history and?perhaps most ardently?the tenor of his hometown with indelible care. From the Iron Age to present day, Ackroyd?s narrative sweeps through the centuries with an effortless immediacy, bringing the city to life. In this selection, the... more...

  • Bodily Pain in Romantic Literatureby Jeremy Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    When writers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries explored the implications of organic and emotional sensitivity, the pain of the body gave rise to unsettling but irresistible questions. Urged on by some of their most deeply felt preoccupations ? and in the case of figures like Coleridge and P. B. Shelley, by their own experiences... more...

  • The Brother-Sister Culture in Nineteenth-Century Literatureby Valerie Sanders

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 175.00

    This book argues that brother-sister relationships, idealized by the Romantics, intensified in nineteenth-century English domestic culture, and is a neglected key to understanding Victorian gender relations. Attracted by the apparent purity of the sibling bond, novelists and poets also acknowledged its innate ambivalence and instability, through conflicting... more...

  • Bruders Hüter / Bruders Mörderby Susanne Hartwig; Isabella Treskow

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 140.00

    Is the figure of the intellectual still relevant in and for society in the late 20th and the beginning of the 21st century? The essays of this book from various disciplines explore this question based on the use of the term violence from a perspective of English Studies, German Studies, history and sociology. The focus is on the period... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Danteby Rachel Jacoff

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    A fully updated 2007 edition of this useful and accessible coursebook on Dante's works, context and reception history. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Medieval French Literatureby Simon Gaunt; Sarah Kay

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, this is a wide-ranging overview of the rich tradition of medieval French literature. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Petrarchby Albert Russell Ascoli; Unn Falkeid

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    An account of the life and works of Petrarch, scholar and poet, and his influence on European literature and culture. more...

  • Charles Lamb, Elia and the London Magazineby Simon P Hull

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The inherent 'metropolitanism' of writing for a Romantic-era periodical is here explored through the Elia articles that Charles Lamb wrote for the London Magazine. more...