Preface Books

  • A Preface to H G Wells book cover

    A Preface to H G Wells

    1st Edition

    By John R. Hammond

    John Hammond offers an introduction to the life and work of H G Wells which is of interest and value to both the student and the general reader.  Although Wells is studied at undergradute level there is no introductory text available as yet, instead students can only consult full…

    Paperback – 2001-02-02
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  • A Preface to James Joyce: Second Edition book cover

    A Preface to James Joyce

    Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Sydney Bolt

    This new edition includes material on Joyce's distinctive view of femininity and a greatly expanded treatment of Finnegan's Wake. The first section outlines the biographical and cultural background, the second offers a detailed critical survey of three major works, including Ulysses and Portrait of…

    Paperback – 2000-09-18
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  • A Preface to Conrad: Second Edition book cover

    A Preface to Conrad

    Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Cedric, M.A. Ph.D. (Professor) Watts

    Widely recommended, this guide to Conrad offers a vivid and incisive account of his life and literary career, and gives detailed attention to the contexts, themes, problems and paradoxes of his works.  …

    Paperback – 2000-09-01
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  • A Preface to Hardy: Second Edition book cover

    A Preface to Hardy

    Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Merryn Williams

    A Preface to Hardy remains the best introduction to one of the most important and popular writers in English literature. The first section concentrates on Hardy the man and outlines the intellectual and cultural context in which he lived. The author then moves on to examine a wide range of Hardy's…

    Paperback – 2000-08-22
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  • A Preface to Jane Austen: Revised Edition book cover

    A Preface to Jane Austen

    Revised Edition, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Gillie

    Jane Austen's satirical classical novels have made a lasting contribution to English literature and first gave the novel its distinctly modern character with the treatment of ordinary people in everyday life. Her works, such as Pride and Prejudice, Emma andMansfield Park, remain as popular today as…

    Paperback – 2000-08-18
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  • A Preface to Greene book cover

    A Preface to Greene

    1st Edition

    By Cedric, M.A. Ph.D. (Professor) Watts

    Lively, informed and thorough, this survey of the life and works of Graham Greene opens with a biographical account setting the writer in context of his times and describing and exploring the influences, tensions and contradictions that occur throughout his work. The second half of the book devotes…

    Paperback – 2000-08-18
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  • A Preface to Milton: Revised Edition book cover

    A Preface to Milton

    Revised Edition, 1st Edition

    By Lois Potter

    A highly readable and illustrated introduction to the work of Milton, which provides both a biographical account of the poet and his influences, and a critical survey of his poetry. …

    Paperback – 2000-08-18
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  • A Preface to Wordsworth: Revised Edition book cover

    A Preface to Wordsworth

    Revised Edition, 1st Edition

    By John Purkis

    Probably the most famous of the Romantic poets, William Wordsworth worked with and influenced many of the leading poets of the age. This excellent introduction to his life and works sets his writing firmly in the context of his times. John Purkis provides an outline of Wordsworth's life and…

    Paperback – 2000-08-18
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  • A Preface to T S Eliot book cover

    A Preface to T S Eliot

    1st Edition

    By Ron Tamplin

    T. S. Eliot is arguably the most influential poet of the 20th century, and The Waste Land one of its most significant poems. This introduction to the life and works of T.S. Eliot sets his writing clearly in the context of his times. Outlining his life and cultural background and their effect on his…

    Paperback – 2000-08-18
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  • A Preface to Lawrence book cover

    A Preface to Lawrence

    1st Edition

    By Gamini Salgado

    'Longman Preface books are intended to give "modern and authoritative guidance" on the lives and works of the major writers ... Gamini Salgado's A Preface to Lawrence does just that.' Times Educational SupplementD. H. Lawrence, criticised, censored and dismissed in his lifetime, now stands as one…

    Paperback – 2000-08-17
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  • A Preface to Marlowe book cover

    A Preface to Marlowe

    1st Edition

    By Stevie Simkin

    This study provides an authoritative overview of all Marlowe's work. It includes thorough investigations of his major plays, Tamburlaine, Edward II, The Jew of Malta and Doctor Faustus as well as a full discussion of The Massacre at Paris, Dido Queen of Carthage and all his extant poetry. Analysis…

    Paperback – 2000-01-13
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  • A Preface to Swift book cover

    A Preface to Swift

    1st Edition

    By Keith Crook

    Jonathan Swift's moral and political satires astonished his contemporaries and still have the power to disturb, with their compelling images and unsettling turns of argument, and to delight, with their charm and inventive wit. A Preface to Swift examines the complex appeal of this fierce critic of…

    Paperback – 1998-09-03
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  • A Preface to Oscar Wilde book cover

    A Preface to Oscar Wilde

    1st Edition

    By Anne Varty

    A Preface to Oscar Wilde provides a detailed study of the cultural, personal and political influences that shaped Wilde's writing. The study concentrates primarily on his fiction, critical dialogues and plays that were published between 1890 and 1895, and detailed accounts of Wilde's lesser known…

    Paperback – 1998-03-18
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  • A Preface to Ezra Pound book cover

    A Preface to Ezra Pound

    1st Edition

    By Peter Wilson

    Provides an introduction to the life and works of Ezra Pound, a major modernist poet, theorist and literary critic. Throughout his life Pound was regarded by many to be a contentious and controversial figure, and since his death in 1972, theoretical, literary, political and biographical comentators…

    Paperback – 1996-12-12
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  • A Preface to Shakespeare's Comedies book cover

    A Preface to Shakespeare's Comedies

    1st Edition

    By Michael Mangan

    This is an informative and interesting guide to the comedies of love - The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like it and Twelfth Night - which were written in the early part of Shakespeare's career. As…

    Paperback – 1996-01-26
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  • A Preface to Yeats book cover

    A Preface to Yeats

    2nd Edition

    By Edward Malins, John Purkis

    The first edition, by the late Edward Malins, of this informative guide to the life and works of one of the most important and difficult poets of the 20th century, has now been extensively revised by John Purkis. It begins by providing biographical details on Yeats, with particular emphasis on his…

    Paperback – 1994-03-14
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  • A Preface to Pope book cover

    A Preface to Pope

    2nd Edition

    By Ian Robert Fraser Gordon

    This second edition of Ian Gordon's A Preface to Pope places the poet within the social, cultural and intellectual context of his time. It throws new light on the theoretical and imaginative structures of Pope's poetry focusing on the linguistic complexity at its centre. It offers a critical survey…

    Paperback – 1994-01-24
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  • A Preface to Hopkins book cover

    A Preface to Hopkins

    2nd Edition

    By Graham Storey

    An authoritative guide to the life and works of Hopkins, for those who require a good introduction from which to explore the author's works more fully.…

    Paperback – 1992-02-03
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  • A Preface to Shakespeare's Tragedies book cover

    A Preface to Shakespeare's Tragedies

    1st Edition

    By Michael Mangan

    This book is a study of four of Shakespeare's major tragedies - "Hamlet", "Othello", "King Lear" and "Macbeth". It looks at these plays in a variety of contexts - both in isolation and in relation to each other and to the cultural, ideological, social and political contexts which produced them.…

    Paperback – 1991-09-16
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  • A Preface to Jane Austen book cover

    A Preface to Jane Austen

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Gillie

    An excellent introduction to one of the best known authors in English Literature.…

    Paperback – 1985-08-05
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  • A Preface to Shelley book cover

    A Preface to Shelley

    1st Edition

    By P. Hodgart

    This volume discusses the life and work of Percy Bysshe Shelley in the social and political context of the world and time in which he lived.…

    Paperback – 1985-04-01
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  • A Preface to Donne book cover

    A Preface to Donne

    1st Edition

    By James Winny

    Probably the most famous of the Metaphysical poets, John Donne worked with and influenced many of the leading poets of the age. This excellent introduction to his life and works sets his writing firmly in the context of his times.…

    Paperback – 1981-09-14
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