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  • ‘Isn't All This Bloody?'by Trevor Royle

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 10.19

    As in the rest of Britain, the outbreak of hostilities in 1914 was met in Scotland with excitement and relief. In the field of literature too, the initial response was positive. Kailyard fiction and the Celtic Twilight were left behind as artless verses, patriotic articles and short stories flooded into print. But as the war progressed things changed... more...

  • Fatherhood, Authority, and British Reading Culture, 1831-1907by Melissa Shields Jenkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In analyzing the evolution of patriarchal authority in nineteenth-century culture, Melissa Shields Jenkins argues that Victorian novelists found new models within non-narrative forms such as conduct books, biography, religious manuals, political speeches and professional writing in the fields of history and science. Jenkins’s book contributes... more...

  • Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North Americaby David Atkinson; Steve Roud

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    In recent years, the assumption that traditional songs originated from a primarily oral tradition has been challenged by research into ‘street literature’. Not only are some traditional singers known to have learned songs from printed sources, but most of the songs were composed by professional writers. This volume engages with the long-running... more...

  • Martyrs and Players in Early Modern Englandby David K. Anderson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Focusing on Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Webster and John Milton, Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England argues that the English tragedians reflected an unease within the culture to acts of religious violence. David Anderson explores a link between the unstable emotional response of society to religious executions in the Tudor-Stuart... more...

  • Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation Englandby Michael Martin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Each of the figures examined in this study -John Dee, John Donne, Sir Kenelm Digby, Henry and Thomas Vaughan, and Jane Lead -is concerned with the ways in which God can be approached or experienced. Michael Martin analyses the ways in which the encounter with God is figured among these early modern writers who inhabit the shared cultural space of poets... more...

  • Female Transgression in Early Modern Britainby Richard Hillman; Pauline Ruberry-Blanc

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Containing wide-ranging reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume presents a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the topic. The contributors illustrate the dynamic relation between fiction and fact that informs literary and socio-historical analysis alike, exploring... more...

  • The Poetic World of Emily Brontėby Laura Inman

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Bringing an unjustifiably marginalized poet out of the shadows, this book presents Emily Brontė?s poetry in a way that enables readers, even those who shy away from poetry, to appreciate her work. She is widely known as a novelist, but she was first and equally a poet. Her poems are varied, lyrical, intriguing, and innovative, yet they are not well... more...

  • Fair Girls and Grey Horsesby Christine Pullein-Thompson; Diana Pullein-Thompson; Josephine Pullein-Thompson

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    ‘Are your twins normal?? Mrs Pullein-Thompson was asked. ‘Good God, I hope not,? she retorted. The twins were Diana and Christine who, with their elder sister, Josephine, wrote more than 150 books, which have sold in their millions around the world. Fifty years after the joint publication of their first book, It Began with Picotee... more...

  • Hell-Bent: Australia's leap into the Great Warby Douglas Newton

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    Most histories of Australia?s Great War rush their readers into the trenches. This history is very different. For the first time, it examines events closely, even hour-by-hour, in both Britain and Australia during the last days of peace in July?August 1914. London?s choice for war was a very close-run thing. At the height of the diplomatic crisis... more...

  • Love Sonnets of Shakespeareby William Shakespeare

    Running Press 2014; US$ 5.95

    William Shakespeare pays tribute to our most beautiful emotion in this timeless collection. In addition to his plays Shakespeare was also well-known for love poetry, “his sugared sonnets among his private friends.? This faux leather bound mini includes introduction, biography, and Shakespeare?s best-known sonnets to read and share with the one you... more...