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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2 - The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century (Paperback, 3rd... The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2 - The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Joe Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, Don LePan, …
R1,097 Discovery Miles 10 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the third edition of this volume a considerable number of changes have been made. Excerpts from Thomas Hoby's enormously influential translation of Castiglione's Book of the Courtier are included for the first time. Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke is now represented in the bound book anthology-and selections from Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia are now included as well. The range of selections from Elizabeth I's poems, letters, and speeches has been broadened considerably, as have been done with Spenser's Fairie Queene; Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis has been added; there are now more poems by Lady Mary Wroth and George Herbert; and Anne Locke is now represented in the Sonnets section. Bacon's Essay "On Revenge" has been added-as has Thomas Kyd's influential play of revenge, The Spanish Tragedy. Margaret Cavendish, previously included in volume 3 of the full anthology, will now also be included in this volume; we have added a number of her poems, with an emphasis on those with scientific themes. Several additions have been mad to existing Contexts sections, and an all-new Contexts section, "Ranters, Levellers, and Diggers," has been added. There are many additions the website component as well-including Thomas Deloney's Jack of Newbury (also being published as a stand-alone BABL edition), and excerpts from Thomas Dekker's plague pamphlets.

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Edition, Volume A (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Joseph Black,... The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Edition, Volume A (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, Don LePan, …
R1,844 R1,547 Discovery Miles 15 470 Save R297 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field.The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. The two-volume Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Concise Edition provides an attractive alternative to the full six-volume anthology. Though much more compact, the concise edition nevertheless provides instructors with substantial choice, offering both a strong selection of canonical authors and a sampling of lesser-known works. With an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, accessible and engaging introductions, and full explanatory annotations, the concise edition of this acclaimed Broadview anthology provides focused yet wide-ranging coverage for British literature survey courses. Among the works now included for the first time in the concise edition are Chaucer's The Prioress's Tale; the York Crucifixion play; more poems from Sidney's Astrophil and Stella; an expanded section of writings by Elizabeth I, more poems by Lady Mary Wroth, and an expanded selection of work by Margaret Cavendish. The literatures of Ireland, Gaelic Scotland, and Wales are now much better represented, and a selection of work by Laboring Class Poets is now included. There are also new contextual materials-including a substantial section on "Transatlantic Currents." In the case of several authors and texts (among them The Four Branches of the Mabinogi, Julian of Norwich, Sir Thomas Malory, and Phillis Wheatley), the new edition will incorporate substantial improvements that have been made in the new editions of the period volumes published in recent years. As before, the Concise edition includes a substantial website component, providing instructors with a great degree of flexibility. For the first time, a selection of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales will be available online in facing-column format (with versions in modern English included opposite the original text).

The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry (Paperback, annotated edition): Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel... The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry (Paperback, annotated edition)
Joseph Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, Don LePan, …
R1,410 R1,163 Discovery Miles 11 630 Save R247 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field. The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. Intended for courses that focus on poetry during the Romantic period, this volume includes all the poetry selections from Volume 4 of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, along with a number of works newly edited for this volume. The Age of Romanticism: Poetry maintains the Broadview Anthology of British Literature's characteristic balance of canonical favorites and lesser-known gems, featuring a breadth of poetry from William Blake to Phyllis Wheatley, from Ebenezer Elliott to Felicia Hemans. "Contexts" sections provide valuable background on cultural matters such as "The Natural and the Sublime" and "The Abolition of Slavery," while the companion website offers a wealth of additional resources and primary works. Longer works newly prepared for the bound book include Byron's Manfred and The Giaour, Keats's Hyperion, and substantial selections from Wordsworth's fourteen-book Prelude; authors newly added for this volume include Hannah Cowley, Hannah More, Ann Yearsley, Robert Southey, and Thomas Moore.

Manfred (Paperback): George Gordon Lord Byron Manfred (Paperback)
George Gordon Lord Byron; Edited by Joe Black, Leonard Conolly, Kate Flint, Isobel Grundy, …
R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A quintessential depiction of the Byronic hero, Byron's poetic drama Manfred centers on the interior sufferings of its psychologically tortured title character, who is haunted by the death of his forbidden lover. A radically autonomous figure, Manfred rejects help from other human beings, refuses Christian absolution, and disdains dark supernatural entities far more powerful than he is. Despite (or perhaps in part also because of) scandalous associations between the work and Byron's own tumultuous personal life, it was a considerable success from the start-and soon became far more than merely successful; Manfred exerted a powerful shaping force on the Romantic sensibility for decades after Byron's death. The Broadview Anthology of British Literature edition of Manfred is accompanied by a substantial selection of contextual materials including Byron's original draft of the play's conclusion; influences on the poem, such as Paradise Lost, Goethe's Faust, and Vathek; examples of the Byronic hero from the poet's other writings; a selection of contemporary reviews; and an excerpt from Man-Fred, a dramatic parody in which the protagonist is reimagined as a chimney-sweep.

The Secular Pilgrims of Victorian Fiction - The Novel as Book of Life (Paperback): Barry V Qualls The Secular Pilgrims of Victorian Fiction - The Novel as Book of Life (Paperback)
Barry V Qualls
R930 Discovery Miles 9 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book examines the attempts of four great Victorians to write what amounted to latter-day 'Pilgrim's Progresses'. Writing in and for an age whose spiritual needs and assumptions differed utterly from those of Bunyan, they produced very different kinds of books from his - but books which still owed as much to the puritan tradition of Pilgrim's Progress and Quarles Emblems, of spiritual biography and the typological reading of scripture, as to the secular redefinition of that tradition in the early nineteenth century. Carlyle's Sartor Resartus represents the closest convergence-point of these two sources. In its effort to combine traditional religious language and later Romantic ideas within the doctrine of 'natural supernaturalism', it may be seen as the prototypical Victorian novel - a Pilgrim's Progress whose hero must write his own guidebook, his own book of life. Professor Qualls uses Carlyle as a context for studying the thematic concerns and narrative activities of Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens and George Eliot.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paperback): Robert Louis Stevenson, Barry V Qualls, Susan J. Wolfson The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paperback)
Robert Louis Stevenson, Barry V Qualls, Susan J. Wolfson
R64 R52 Discovery Miles 520 Save R12 (19%) Out of stock

The idea for Robert Louis Stevenson's immortal masterpiece of psychological terror sprang from the deepest recesses of his own subconscious -- a nightmare from which his wife awakened him. He wrote it as a stark yet complex tale whose popularity has endured for more than a century, making the phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" synonymous with man's internal war between good and evil. Brilliantly anticipating modern psychology, Stevenson's story of the kindly scientist who drinks a potion that nightly transforms him into a stunted, evil version of himself is a tale of incomparable suspense and horror.


Washington Square Press' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This edition of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has been prepared by Barry V. Qualls, professor of English at Rutgers University, and Susan J. Wolfson, professor of English at Princeton University. It includes Stevenson's notes, a selection of critical excerpts, suggestions for further reading, and a unique visual essay of period illustrations and photographs.

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