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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.
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).
For the third edition of this volume a number of changes have been made. Author entries for James Macpherson and Thomas Moore have been added to the bound book, as have additional poems by Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Charlotte Smith, Robert Burns, Joanna Baillie, Mary Robinson, Felicia Hemans, Lord Byron, John Clare, and several others. Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience is now included in its entirety, as is Coleridge's On the Slave Trade. Also new to the anthology are Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent, selections from Mary Wollstonecraft's Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, and Lord Byron's The Giaour. The third edition also features a new Contexts section on the Gothic, including selections by Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, and many others. There are several additions to the website component as well-including a Contexts section on disability and a Contexts section on religion in the Romantic period. Other notable additions to the website include Sir Walter Scott's Two Drovers, Byron's Manfred, and new author entries for Hannah More, Robert Southey, Jane Cave, Emma Lyon, Leigh Hunt, and Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan.
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.
New to the second edition of volume two of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature is a revised translation of Thomas More's Utopia, prepared by William P. Weaver of Baylor University. Other additions include a number of sonnets from Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella and a selection of poems by Isabella Whitney. Milton's Samson Agonistes is now included, and four books from Paradise Lost are now included in their entirety. With this volume as with the others, material continues to be added on an ongoing basis to the website component of the anthology. Of the ten general editors, Joseph Black and Anne Lake Prescott have focused on volume 2 particularly; they are professors at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and at Barnard College, respectively.
This volume is ideally suited for use as a companion volume in survey courses where the instructor has decided against using a large anthology. It provides an overview of British literature in its social and historical context from the age of Romanticism through to the twentieth century and beyond. It traces literary developments in all genres, and touches as well on key developments in the history of the language and the history of print culture. It also provides essential historical background for those unfamiliar with the unfolding of British political, social, economic, and cultural history during these periods. Included are a wide variety of illustrations, 24 of which are color plates. The material for British Literature: A Historical Overview has been drawn from the general introductions to the six volumes of the acclaimed Broadview Anthology of British Literature. A Historical Overview, Volume A is also available; this covers the medieval period through the eighteenth century.
These volumes provide an overview of British literature in its social and historical context from the Anglo-Saxon period through to the twenty-first century. They trace literary developments and touch on key developments in the history of the language of print culture. Additionally, they provide essential background for those unfamiliar with the unfolding of British political, social, economic, and cultural history during each of the six periods into which the study of British literature is commonly divided. The material for British Literature: A Historical Overview has been drawn from the general introductions to the six volumes of the acclaimed Broadview Anthology of British Literature.
New to the second edition of volume four of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature are works of short fiction by Mary Shelley ("The Mortal Immortal"), James Hogg ("The Expedition to Hell") and Matthew "Monk" Lewis ("The Anaconda"). Thomas Paine appears in the anthology for the first time, and Sir Walter Scott is now included in the bound book rather than the website component; a Scott short story ("The Eve of St. John") has been added. Other additions include Blake's "The Song of Liberty," several poems by Anna Letitia Barbauld, and "Contexts" sections of background materials on "The Natural, The Beautiful, and the Sublime" and "The Industrial Revolution.
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 Shaw Festival -- the only theatre in the world specialising in the works of Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries. Located in the picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, it is the second largest classical repertory theatre in North America, producing works written both in and about the period of George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) -- plays that speak to the beginning of the modern world and beyond. This comprehensive record of each production charts the growth of the company from its inaugural season of two plays presented over four weekends in the summer of 1962, to its seven-month, ten-play season in 2007. The Record illustrates the breadth and scope of the company's work from the plays of Shaw and his contemporaries, to undiscovered gems, American classics, and musicals. For the first time it also catalogues plays from the newly expanded mandate which now includes contemporary plays written about the period of Shaw's life-time. A must have for fans and scholars alike.
'Not bloody likely' Ever since Pygmalion opened in London in April 1914 it has proved a very controversial play, from the (then) shocking language, to arguments about its correct ending. Critical interpretations have been similarly disputatious, encompassing views of the transformation of the impoverished Eliza Doolittle by phonetics expert Henry Higgins as either a story of economic and social liberation, or an example of the perpetuation of male control and self-interest. With subsequent film and musical adaptations and many stage revivals, Pygmalion remains one of Shaw's most engaging, provocative, and accessible plays. This new edition of Pygmalion includes Shaw's definitive text, with both Preface and Sequel, and provides the most comprehensive scholarly treatment of the play to date, containing: * a substantial introduction with biographical information on Shaw * detailed discussion of the genesis and sources of the play * varying interpretations, and a lengthy international stage history. * textual notes on each page explaining language, allusions, and staging * Appendices with Shaw's discarded scenes for the play, the British Censor's 1914 report, and texts of all stage and film endings of Pygmalion.
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