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A Preface to Milton Revised Edition

A Preface to Milton: Revised Edition

1st Edition

By Lois Potter
August 18, 2000

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. ...

A Preface to Conrad Second Edition

A Preface to Conrad: Second Edition

2nd Edition

By Cedric, M.A. Ph.D. (Professor) Watts
September 01, 2000

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.  ...

A Preface to Ezra Pound

A Preface to Ezra Pound

1st Edition

By Peter Wilson
December 12, 1996

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...

A Preface to Shelley

A Preface to Shelley

1st Edition

By P. Hodgart
April 01, 1985

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....

A Preface to H G Wells

A Preface to H G Wells

1st Edition

By John R. Hammond
February 02, 2001

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 ...

A Preface to James Joyce Second Edition

A Preface to James Joyce: Second Edition

2nd Edition

By Sydney Bolt
September 18, 2000

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...

A Preface to Swift

A Preface to Swift

1st Edition

By Keith Crook
September 03, 1998

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 ...

A Preface to Jane Austen Revised Edition

A Preface to Jane Austen: Revised Edition

1st Edition

By Christopher Gillie
August 18, 2000

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...

A Preface to Donne

A Preface to Donne

1st Edition

By James Winny
September 14, 1981

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....

A Preface to Jane Austen

A Preface to Jane Austen

1st Edition

By Christopher Gillie
August 05, 1985

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

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