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  • Court and Country Politics in the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcherby Philip J. Finkelpearl

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 34.00

    The seventeenth-century English collaborative authors Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher were not only the most popular playwrights of their day but also literary figures highly esteemed by the great critics of the age, Jonson and Dryden. Concentrating on the passions of the royalty and high nobility in a courtly atmosphere, their dramas are now usually... more...

  • Fabricating Historyby Barton R. Friedman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    Barton Friedman demonstrates the ways in which English men of letters in the nineteenth century attempted to grasp the dynamics of history and to fashion order, however fragile, out of its apparent chaos. The authors he discusses--Blake, Scott, Hazlitt, Carlyle, Dickens, and Hardy--found in the French Revolution an event more compelling as a paradigm... more...

  • Language and Decadence in the Victorian Fin de Siecleby Linda C. Dowling

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    As Dr. Dowling demonstrates, literary Decadence in this linguistic and cultural context was to reveal itself as a mode of Romanticism demoralized by philology. Decadent writers like Paler and Wilde and Beardslcy sought to preserve a few precious fragments from what they imagined--and paradoxically welcomed--as England's imminent decline and fall.... more...

  • Academy Dictionaries 1600?1800by John Considine

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    A comprehensive account of dictionaries during a key period in their development, when they were compiled in academies across Europe. more...

  • Popular Literature, Authorship and the Occult in Late Victorian Britainby Andrew McCann

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    A study of the representation of the occult in late-Victorian popular fiction, exploring different perceptions of authorship and creativity. more...

  • Graham Greeneby Robert Hoskins

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 120.00

    This study reveals Greene in a dual role as author, one who projects literary experience into his view of life and subsequently projects both his experience and its "literary" interpretation into his fiction. more...

  • The Victorian Novelby Louis James

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    This inspiring survey challenges conventional ways of viewing the Victorian novel. Provides time maps and overviews of historical and social contexts. Considers the relationship between the Victorian novel and historical, religious and bibliographic writing. Features short biographies of over forty Victorian authors, including Wilkie Collins, Charles... more...

  • James Joyce and the Language of Historyby Robert Spoo

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 109.99

    History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. Stephen Dedalus's famous complaint articulates a characteristic modern attitude toward the perceived burden of the past. As Robert Spoo shows in this study, Joyce's creative achievement, from the time of his sojourn in Rome in 1906-07 to the completion of Ulysses in 1922, cannot be understood... more...

  • Perils of the Nightby Eugenia C. DeLamotte

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 109.99

    This book argues that the source of Gothic terror is anxiety about the boundaries of the self: a double fear of separateness and unity that has had a special significance for women writers and readers. Exploring the psychological, religious, and epistemological context of this anxiety, DeLamotte argues that the Gothic vision focuses simultaneously... more...

  • Amnesiac Selvesby Nicholas Dames

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 49.99

    With Joyce, Proust, and Faulkner in mind, we have come to understand the novel as a form with intimate ties to the impulses and processes of memory. This study contends that this common perception is an anachronism that distorts our view of the novel. Based on an investigation of representative novels, Amnesiac Selves shows that the Victorian novel... more...