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X Marks the Spot: Women Writers Map the Empire for British Children, 1790-1895

by Megan A. Norcia Ohio University Press (March 30, 2010)

During the nineteenth century, geography primers shaped the worldviews of Britain's ruling classes and laid the foundation for an increasingly globalized world. Written by middle-class women who mapped the world...


Modernism and the Women's Popular Romance in Britain, 1885-1925

by Martin Hipsky Ohio University Press (October 15, 2011)

Today's mass-market romances have their precursors in late Victorian popular novels written by and for women. In Modernism and the Women's Popular Romance Martin Hipsky scrutinizes some of the best-selling British...


Mark Ford: Selected Poems

by Mark Ford Coffee House Press (March 10, 2014)

An exuberant, versatile, and complex debut US collection from one of the UK's most respected poets.


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 3

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume III includes Parts V and VI of the original set — ballads...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 1

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (October 03, 2012)

This classic 19th-century survey offers absolute fidelity to original texts as well as invaluable commentary by Francis James Child. Volume 1 includes Parts I and II of the original set — ballads 1-53.


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 4

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume IV includes Parts VII and VIII of the original set — ballads...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 2

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume II includes Parts III & IV of the original set — ballads...


A Shakespearian Grammar: An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Differences Between Elizabethan and Modern English

by E. A. Abbott Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Finest guide to the peculiarities of Elizabethan syntax, grammar, and prosody addresses every idiomatic usage found in Shakespeare's works. Each of more than 500 classifications is illustrated with quotes, all...


The Essential Anatomy of Melancholy

by Robert Burton Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

One of the richest books in the English language, this systematized medical treatise on morbid mental states also features a compendium of memorable utterances on the human condition, compiled from classical,...


The Flying Inn

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (January 30, 2013)

Hilarious romp in which pub owner Humphrey Hump and friend take to the road in a donkey cart filled with rum and cheese, inveighing against Prohibition and other "oppressive forms of modernity."


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 5

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

This 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentaries. Includes Parts IX and X of the original set — ballads 266-305 — plus indexes, glossary....


Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite

by Anthony Trollope Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Incisive, unconventional psychological study of a conflict between a wealthy baronet, his idealistic daughter, and their scapegrace cousin. "Probes into a subtle contrasts between aooearance and reality." —...


Ulysses

by James Joyce & Enda Duffy Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Loosely based on the Odyssey, this landmark of modern literature follows ordinary Dubliners through an entire day in 1904. Captivating experimental techniques range from interior monologues to exuberant wordplay...


Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary, Vol. 1

by Alexander Schmidt Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Volume 1 of massive work by a leading Shakespeare scholar and lexicographer, a standard in the field, provides full definitions, locations, and shades of meaning in every word in Shakespeare's plays and poems....


The Ball and the Cross

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (August 07, 2013)

Chesterton's second novel chronicles a hot dispute between two Scotsmen, a Roman Catholic, and an atheist, whose fanatically held opinions inspire a host of comic adventures. Introduction by Martin Gardner.


Great Irish Short Stories

by Evan Bates Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Features 13 captivating tales, from the early Irish prose fiction of Maria Edgeworth and William Carleton to the 20th-century works of William Butler Yeats, James Stephens, James Joyce, Seumas O'Kelly, and Liam...


The Moon and Sixpence

by W. Somerset Maugham Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

Shedding harsh light on an artist's ego, Maugham reveals the lengths to which one man will go to focus on his art. Written in 1919, the tale remains controversial even today.


Great English Short Stories

by Paul Negri Dover Publications (August 23, 2012)

First-rate selections include Hardy's "The Fiddler of the Reels," James' "Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad," Dickens' "The Haunted Hotel," and tales by Saki, Kipling, Lawrence, Trollope, Stevenson,...


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

by Jessie L. Weston Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

This interpretation by a distinguished scholar of one of English medieval literature's gems translates Middle English poetry into modern prose for a retelling that both preserves the spirit of the original and...


Rights of Man

by Thomas Paine Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Highly influential statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism helped pave the way for social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, other...


Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Amusing, thought-provoking epigrams, aphorisms, and other jests from the plays, essays, and lively conversation of Oscar Wilde offer a feast of humorous and profound quips. Nearly 400 quotes.


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Mill's eloquent 1859 treatise asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty in a democratic society. Enduringly influential study.


Utopia

by Thomas More Dover Publications (February 01, 2012)

16th-century classic by English ecclesiastic and scholar envisioned a tolerant, patriarchal island kingdom free of private property, violence, bloodshed and vice. Forerunner of many later attempts.


Renaissance Shakespeare: Shakespeare Renaissances: Proceedings of the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress

by Martin Procházka, Andreas Höfele, Hanna Scolnicov & Michael Dobson University of Delaware Press (December 12, 2013)

Selected contributions to the most prestigious international event in Shakespeare studies, the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress (2011), represent major trends in the field in historical and present-day contexts....


Women, Gender, and Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Essays in Memory of Betty Rizzo

by Temma Berg & Sonia Kane Lehigh University Press (October 03, 2013)

This edited collection, a tribute to eighteenth-century scholar Betty Rizzo, builds on her important work on epistolarity, print culture, and women’s relationships in life and literature. Treating topics ranging...


Shakespearean Educations: Power, Citizenship, and Performance

by Mimi Godfrey, Coppélia Kahn, Heather S. Nathans & Denise Albanese University of Delaware Press (February 07, 2011)

Shakespearean Educations expands the notion of 'education' beyond the classroom to literary clubs, private salons, public lectures, libraries, primers, and theatrical performance. This collection challenges...


George MacDonald

by C. S. Lewis HarperOne (June 09, 2009)

C. S. Lewis said everything he wrote was influenced by George MacDonald. According to Lewis, there is "hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continuously close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself."...


Thirteen Stories by Fitz-James O'Brien: The Realm of the Mind

by Wayne R. Kime University of Delaware Press (May 18, 2012)

Designed to appeal to both general and specialist readers, this volume presents a group of works by O’Brien (1828-1862), an early innovator in the short story form, that explore one of his special interests–the...


London Fictions

by Andrew Whitehead & Jerry White Five Leaves Publications (April 15, 2013)

London Fictions is a book about London, real and imagined. Two dozen contemporary writers, from Cathi Unsworth to Courttia Newland, reflect on some of the novelists and the novels that have helped define the...


Landscape to Light

by Neil Gunn, Alistair McCleery & Dairmid Gunn Whittles Publishing (November 06, 2012)

Although Neil M. Gunn is well-known as one of Scotland's foremost writers of the 20th century, he is less well-known as a perceptive and meditative essayist who wrote on a variety of. In this collection the...


Half-Light

by Neil Gunn Whittles Publishing (November 06, 2012)

Neil M. Gunn is celebrated as one of Scotland’s foremost novelists of the 20th century. Less well known is that he was also a perceptive and meditative essayist and accomplished writer of short stories. Most...


Belief in Ourselves

by Neil Gunn Whittles Publishing (November 06, 2012)

Neil M Gunn (1892 – 1973), one of Scotland’s most distinguished and highly regarded novelists of the 20th century, was a prolific writer. While he is best known for his fictional work Gunn was also a perceptive...


The Lady on the Drawingroom Floor

by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge & Heather Braun Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 22, 2018)

The Lady on the Drawingroom Floor with Selected Poetry and Prose, by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, seeks to reclaim Coleridge’s reputation as a novelist, poet, critic, and educator by featuring familiar works...


Agatha Christie

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Agatha Christie in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Few writers have ever shaped a...


Jane Austen

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Jane Austen in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

During her lifetime, Jane Austen lived...


Oscar Wilde

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (January 03, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Oscar Wilde in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Oscar Wilde was one of the best-known...


Belfast Confetti

by Ciaran Carson Gallery Books (April 12, 2018)

‘a marvellous work of art, part verse, part prose, part haiku, part beautifully controlled long, loose lines. It is about Belfast past and present and is full of surprises, savage and witty, human and extravagant....


Jane Austen and Masculinity

by Michael Kramp, Zack Snider, Jan Fergus & Miriam Hart et al. Bucknell University Press (December 22, 2017)

Jane Austen and Masculinity is an eclectic collection of contemporary scholarship addressing the representation of men and masculinity in the fiction and popular adaptations of Austen. This anthology includes...


Ferenji

by Helena Mulkerns 451 Editions (November 04, 2017)

Ferenji and other stories by Helena Mulkerns, is published by Doire Press, an award-winning literary publishing house in Galway, Ireland.  This debut from the author is a themed short fiction collection set...


The Nigger of the "Narcissus"

by Joseph Conrad Dover Publications (February 17, 2016)

When a black sailor with tuberculosis boards the Narcissus, the shadow of death falls across the ship and the lingering gloom brings out both the best and the worst in the crew. The harsh endurance test of survival...


Ink, Stink Bait, Revenge, and Queen Elizabeth

by Steven W. May & Arthur F. Marotti Cornell University Press (December 19, 2014)

In Ink, Stink Bait, Revenge, and Queen Elizabeth, Steven W. May and Arthur F. Marotti present a recently discovered “household book” from sixteenth-century England. Its main scribe, John Hanson, was a yeoman...


Early House

by Justin Quinn Gallery Books (December 20, 2016)

'Whether in short lyri or in the longer pieces Quinn's lyricism, subtlety of thought and precision of expression are a constant pleasure.' - James Harpur, Southword 'So here's the world again . . .' begins the...


The Rooms

by Peter Sirr Gallery Books (December 20, 2016)

'The mapmaker downed his tools. I've caught it: every alley, every street . . . the city fixed and framed. Now I want everything else . . .' The Rooms cements Peter Sirr's connection with the things around us...


The Celtic Twilight: With linked Table of Contents

by W. B. Yeats SMK Books (June 10, 2015)

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and dramatist. As one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature, he was a pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments. He was a driving force...


Poetic Remaking

by George Bornstein Penn State University Press (October 01, 1990)

This volume offers a coherent view of post-romantic poetic development through selective examples both of individual poems and of poetic influence. Bornstein focuses most centrally on Browning in the Victorian...


Books and Religious Devotion

by Allan F. Westphall Penn State University Press (September 10, 2014)

In Books and Religious Devotion, Allan Westphall presents a study of the book-collecting habits and annotation practices of Thomas Connary, an Irish immigrant farmer who lived in New Hampshire in the latter...


I Saw Water

by Ithell Colquhoun, Richard Shillitoe & Mark S. Morrisson Penn State University Press (October 27, 2014)

Ithell Colquhoun (1906–1988) is remembered today as a surrealist artist, writer, and occultist. Although her paintings hang in a number of public collections and her gothic novel Goose of Hermogenes (1961)...


Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases

by Anonymous Dancing Unicorn Books (December 21, 2016)

This contains the Scottish Psalter and Scripture Paraphrases, the primary hymnal of the Church of Scotland up through the 19th century. The Church of Scotland is a Presbyterian church, decisively shaped by the...


Dracula by Bram Stoker (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (November 08, 2016)

Unlock the more straightforward side of Dracula with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

This engaging summary presents an analysis of Dracula by Bram Stoker, which tells the nail-biting story of...


A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 11, 2016)

In this clear and detailed reading guide, we’ve done all the hard work for you!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a light-hearted comedy centred on two couples whose romantic lives go awry due to a mischievous...