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  • A Doll's Houseby Henrik Ibsen

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2009; US$ 2.99

    Nora Helmer, the naive and pretty wife of Torvald, has no opinions or talents of her own in male-dominated 19th-Century Norwegian society. Their life is comfortable and respectable, and their ideals are conventional. But when Torvald was ill, Nora borrowed money from her father's bank with a forged signature and did not tell her husband. She is... more...

  • Wer kauft Liebesgötter?by Dietrich Gerhardt

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 126.00

    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...

  • Proust's Englishby Daniel Karlin

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 41.99

    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' of all languages and artistic creation.... more...

  • Wilkie Collins (Authors in Context)by Lyn Pykett

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 9.99

    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 of... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tracing the Aesthetic Principle in Conrad's Novelsby Yael Levin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book offers a post-structuralist inspired explication of Conrad's literary vision and its defining feature, the aesthetic principle. more...

  • Modernism, Media, and Propagandaby Mark Wollaeger

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    Though often defined as having opposite aims, means, and effects, modernism and modern propaganda developed at the same time and influenced each other in surprising ways. The professional propagandist emerged as one kind of information specialist, the modernist writer as another. Britain was particularly important to this double history. By secretly... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

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