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  • Biographia Literariaby Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1817 work Biographia Literaria is an autobiography in discourse; loosely structured and non-linear, the work is meditative and contains numerous philosophical essays. Initially criticized as the product of Coleridge's opiate-driven descent into illness, more recent critics have given the work far more credit and recognition.... more...

  • Hereticsby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 3.99

    Renowned as a spiritual thinker and sometimes Christian apologist, intellectual G.K, Chesterton never backed away from difficult or controversial topics. This extended take on the topic of heresy will engage believers and non-believers alike. A rewarding read for those with an interest in religious philosophy. more...

  • The Moonstoneby Wilkie Collins; John Sutherland

    Oxford University Press, UK 1999; US$ 8.99

    John Sutherland provides a fascinating introduction to a new edition of what T.S.Eliot called 'the first and greatest of all English detective novels'. - ;'the first and greatest of English detective novels' T.S.Eliot A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house... more...

  • Written Maternal Authority and Eighteenth-Century Education in Britainby Rebecca Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Arguing that the location of idealised maternity for women is in the act of writing educational discourse rather than in the physical performance of the maternal role, Davies plots the formation of a written paradigm of maternal education that associates maternity with educational authority. She examines a wide range of genres by authors that include... more...

  • Die Reise ans Ende der Weltby Karl S. Guthke

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 155.78

    Hauptbeschreibung Von Grenzen geht ein Reiz aus: was liegt daru¨ber hinaus? Wie aber, wenn es sich um die Erfahrung der "letzten Grenze" handelt? Eine Herausforderung an den Menschen, zu erfahren, wer er ist? Die Überraschung, daß das "Ende der Welt" vielleicht ihre Mitte ist? Eine definierende Erfahrung allemal. Oder hat Durs Gru¨nbein recht: es... more...

  • Untersuchung über die Prinzipien der Moralby David Hume

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2003; US$ 10.42

    Hauptbeschreibung Hume selbst hält diese Schrift (1751), die inhaltlich eine Neufassung des 3. Buches des Traktats (Über Moral) darstellt, in seinen autobiographischen Aufzeichnungen für "unvergleichlich viel besser" als alle seine anderen Schriften. Wohl deshalb, weil er hier vollbringt, was dort nur gefordert wurde: die strikte Loslösung der Ethik... more...

  • Romanticism and the Gothicby Michael Gamer

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 38.00

    The first full-length study of the relationship between Romantic and Gothic literature. more...

  • Rituals of Spontaneityby Lori Branch

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 44.95

    In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a newfound love of spontaneity transformed Christian worship and revolutionized the Enlightenment's ''culture of sensibility.'' Rituals of Spontaneity tells the story of how and why spontaneity came to be so revered. Using archival material and works of Bunyan, Shaftesbury, Goldsmith, Smart and Wordsworth,... more...

  • The Woman in Whiteby Wilkie Collins; Matthew Sweet

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 7.95

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • The Body in Swift and Defoeby Carol Houlihan Flynn

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 42.00

    Carol Flynn's challenging approach reviews the cost of being human, the 'expense' of material as opposed to spiritual life in eighteenth-century society, as it is revealed in its literature. more...