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  • 'All the World's a Stage'by Charlene Bunnell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book examines the often tragic and nearly always disabling metaphor of the theatrum mundi , world-as-stage, as it plays itself out in the characters of Mary Shelley's novels. more...

  • 'Counterfeiting' Shakespeareby Brian Vickers

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 56.00 US$ 45.92

    Vickers examines authorship claims for two poems, finding neither to be the work of Shakespeare. more...

  • '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...

  • 'Michael Field'by Marion Thain

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    Marion Thain recounts the development of this fascinating poetic persona, created by two female writers. more...

  • "Paradise Lost" and the Rhetoric of Literary Formsby Barbara Kiefer Lewalski

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00 US$ 43.20

    This comprehensive study interprets Paradise Lost as a rhetoric of literary forms, by attending to the broad spectrum of literary genres, modes, and exemplary works Milton incorporates within that poem. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...

  • 'The Tempest' and Its Travelsby Peter Hulme; William H. Sherman

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 24.95

    One of Shakespeare?s final plays, The Tempest is often considered a jewel in the canon of English literature. Mythic, impassioned characters dictate the action, all of which takes place on a moody, windswept island far from the shores of Great Britain. 'The Tempest' and Its Travels considers the rich legacy of this play?s productions abroad.... more...

  • 'Tis Pity She's A Whoreby John Ford; Simon Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 40.95

    The last decade has seen a revival of interest in John Ford and especially 'Tis Pity She's a Whore , his tragedy of religious scepticism, incestuous love, and revenge. This text in particular has provided a focus for scholarship as well as being the subject of a number of major theatrical productions. Simon Barker guides the reader through the full... more...

  • 'What May Words Say . . . ?'by Inge Leimberg

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2011; US$ 82.99

    'What may words say_?' contains a comprehensive and in many respects unconventional interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. The play's development of ideas is unfolded in a literary analysis that focuses on the poet's words in their philological, historical, and philosophical contexts. more...

  • The '98 Readerby Padraic O' Farrell

    The Lilliput Press 1998; US$ 4.36

    Seventeen ninety-eight saw French and American revolutionary ideals converge with popular rebellion in Ireland. The rebellion ended in bloody failure, but 1798 was kept alive in folk memory by a nascent literature added to by succeeding generations of nationalists and cultural revivalists. This wide-ranging gathering of prose, poetry and song mirrors... more...

  • The 'Improper' Feminineby Lyn Pykett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    The women's sensation novel of the 1860s and the New Woman fiction of the 1890s were two major examples of a perceived feminine invasion of fiction which caused a critical furore in their day. Both genres, with their shocking, `fast' heroines, fired the popular imagination by putting female sexuality on the literary agenda and undermining the `proper... more...