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Routledge English Texts

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Routledge English Texts is a highly-acclaimed major series of editions which combine the original text with fully comprehensive critical analysis - each one tailor-made for students' needs.
In addition to the text and detailed notes, every volume provides a succinct historical introduction and an invaluable critical commentary. The volumes therefore bring together a balanced collection of primary material with a wealth of contextual information, thereby effectively providing two books in one.

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The Tales of The Clerk and The Wife of Bath

The Tales of The Clerk and The Wife of Bath

1st Edition

Edited By Marion Wynne-Davies, Geoffrey Chaucer
October 22, 1992

The first feminist edition of these two tales. Wynne-Davies addresses the social and cultural context of the poems' production in a critical commentary to the texts. Also includes a line by line gloss and a historical introduction....

John Clare Selected Poetry and Prose

John Clare: Selected Poetry and Prose

1st Edition

Edited By Merryn Williams, John Clare, Raymond Williams
August 10, 1987

This book presents Clare's poetry exactly as he wrote it, and includes selections from his `mad' poems as well as his earlier descriptions of birds, animals and village life....

Alexander Pope Selected Poetry and Prose

Alexander Pope: Selected Poetry and Prose

1st Edition

Edited By Robin Sowerby, Alexander Pope
August 18, 1988

Alexander Pope's technical polish and intellectual poise appeal to the subtlest audience. This selection includes The Rape of the Lock, Eloisa to Abelard, and extracts from The Dunciad and the translation of Homer....

Byron: Selected Poetry and Prose

Byron: Selected Poetry and Prose

1st Edition

Edited By Donald A. Low, Lord Byron
December 06, 1995

Donald Low's collection contains Byron's most subversive, spirited and playful poetry as well as his outspoken prose. With helpful and informative annotation and a full bibliography this is an essential study aid for students....

John Milton Selected Longer Poems and Prose

John Milton: Selected Longer Poems and Prose

1st Edition

Edited By Tony Davies, John Milton
January 21, 1992

An edition of Milton's later work rk includes the text of six books of Paradise Lost, The History of Britain and the whole of Samson Agonistes. Through his introduction, commmentary and full annotations, Tony Davies sets the works in their political and cultural contexts, and discusses such themes ...

Tennyson: Selected Poetry

Tennyson: Selected Poetry

1st Edition

Edited By Professor Norman Page, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Norman Page
June 17, 2013

Represents Tennyson's work in many poetic forms over more than sixty years. The collection includes a substantial introduction, explanatory notes and bibliographical information....

News from Nowhere

News from Nowhere

1st Edition

Edited By James Redmond, William Morris
January 15, 1972

"This astute and long overdue reappraisal provides a lucid overview and a wealth of contextual information. An excellent resource." -- Shannon L. Rogers, Saint Joseph’s University, Editor, Newsletter of the William Morris Society in the United States"through his insightful introduction and ...

'Tis Pity She's A Whore John Ford

'Tis Pity She's A Whore: John Ford

1st Edition

Edited By Simon Barker, John Ford
April 17, 1997

The last decade has seen a revival of interest in John Ford and especially 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, his tragedy of religious scepticism, incestuous love, and revenge. This text in particular has provided a focus for scholarship as well as being the subject of a number of major theatrical ...

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