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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...

  • Die Germanophilenby Lucian Boia

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 62.32

    In der rumänischen Geschichtsschreibung hält sich bis heute ein Mythos: Zu Beginn des Ersten Weltkrieges hätten die Rumänen ? bis auf wenige Ausnahmen unter den Politikern ? einhellig das ?nationale Ideal? vertreten; man sei in den Krieg gegen Österreich-Ungarn eingetreten, um sich mit Transsilvanien vereinigen zu können. Die Presse und andere Dokumente... 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...

  • British Romanticism and the Reception of Italian Old Master Art, 1793-1840by Maureen McCue

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Offering cultural, historical and literary readings of the responses to Italian Old Master art by early nineteenth-century writers, McCue illuminates the important role these artworks played in shaping the themes that are central to our understanding of Romanticism. She argues that they informed the writing of Romantic period authors, enabling them... 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...

  • British Women Writers and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1785-1835by Kathryn S. Freeman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Tracing the literary relationship between British women and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Kathryn Freeman argues that women writers, distinct from their male counterparts, interrogated Orientalist distortions of India through the lens of gender. Her study invites us to rethink the Romantic paradigm of canonical writers as replicators of Orientalists’... more...

  • Die Reise ans Ende der Weltby Karl S. Guthke

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 152.79

    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$ 10.37

    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...