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  • The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVIIby John Dryden; Samuel H. Monk; A.E. Wallace Maurer

    University of California Press 1972; US$ 89.95

    This collection of prose writing from the pen of Dryden dates from 1668 to 1691, and contains work that the editors describe as "a sampler of Dryden as biographer-historian, political commentator, religious controversialist, literary polemicist, literary theorist, and practical critic. Among the works contained here is his "Essay of Dramatick Poesie." more...

  • Double Agentsby Clare Lees; Gillian Overing

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    First printed in 2001 by the University of Pennsylvania Press, this book has been out of print for several years and is highly sought after by researchers in the field of Medieval cultural studies. Double Agents was the first book length study of women in Anglo-Saxon written culture that took on board the insights of contemporary critical theory, especially... more...

  • William Shakespeare's Julius Caesarby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    "Julius Caesar" is one of Shakespeare's most majestic works. Set in the tumultuous days of ancient Rome, the play is renowned for its memorable characters and political intrigue. Examining the Bard's "Julius Caesar, this work features an introductory essay, a bibliography, a chronology and an index. more...

  • William Shakespeare: Historiesby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    Shakespeare's vibrant history plays spring to life with all the drama of the feuds, rivalries, and epic battles on which they were based. This title covers the Bard's history plays and also includes a chronology, bibliography, index and introductory essay by renowned Shakespearean scholar Harold Bloom. more...

  • William Shakespeare: Tragediesby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    William Shakespeare is defined by his tragedies. This title includes full-length critical essays that take up the Bard's tragic dramas, offering perspectives on the fated lives of King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony, and Cleopatra, and the many other vibrantly flawed personages he introduced to the world stage. more...

  • An Essay on Criticismby Alexander Pope

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    Despite its somewhat dry title, this text is not a musty prose dissection of literary criticism. Instead, the piece takes the shape of a long poem in which Pope, at the very peak of his powers, takes merciless aim at many of the best-known writers of his day. The epitome of the subtle but lethal wit Alexander Pope has come to be celebrated for, "An... more...

  • Women in the Age of Shakespeareby Theresa D. Kemp

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 65.00

    Like the other entries in this fascinating series, Women in the Age of Shakespeare shows the influence of the world William Shakespeare lived in on the worlds he created for the stage, this time by focusing on women in the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras in general and in ShakespeareÕs works in particular.||Women in the Age of Shakespeare explores... more...

  • Othello - William Shakespeareby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The most striking difference between Othello and Shakespeare's other tragedies is its more intimate scale. Since the work focuses on personal rather than public life, Othello's private descent into jealous obsession plays out in the domestic sphere and is rendered all the more chilling for it. This invaluable reference guide to one of Shakespeare's... more...

  • John Miltonby David Hawkes

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 27.99

    John Milton poet, polemicist, public servant, and author of one of the greatest masterpieces in English literature, Paradise Lost is revered today as a great writer and a proponent of free speech. In his time, however, his ideas far exceeded the orthodoxy of English life; spurred by his conscience and an iron grip on logic, Milton was uncompromising... more...

  • The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeareby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations, a series of more than 100 volumes, presents the best current criticism on the most widely read and studied poems, novels, and dramas of the Western world, from Oedipus Rex and The Iliad to such modern and contemporary works as William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury and Don DeLillo's White Noise. Each volume... more...