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  • The Botanic Garden by Erasmus Darwin book cover

    The Botanic Garden by Erasmus Darwin

    Edited by Adam Komisaruk, Allison Dushane

    The career of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) affords an extraordinary glimpse into the intellectual ferment of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain. As a popular poet, practicing physician, inventor of speaking machines and mechanical birds, essayer of natural history from geology to…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    The Pickering Masters

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850: Volume II book cover

    British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume II

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850: Volume III book cover

    British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume III

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850: Volume I book cover

    British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume I

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • The Botanic Garden by Erasmus Darwin: Volume I book cover

    The Botanic Garden by Erasmus Darwin

    Volume I

    By Adam Komisaruk

    The career of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) affords an extraordinary glimpse into the intellectual ferment of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain. As a popular poet, practicing physician, inventor of speaking machines and mechanical birds, essayer of natural history from geology to…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    The Pickering Masters

  • The Botanic Garden by Erasmus Darwin: Volume II book cover

    The Botanic Garden by Erasmus Darwin

    Volume II

    By Adam Komisaruk

    The career of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) affords an extraordinary glimpse into the intellectual ferment of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain. As a popular poet, practicing physician, inventor of speaking machines and mechanical birds, essayer of natural history from geology to…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    The Pickering Masters

  • The Princess's Novelettes, Complete Story, 1886 - 1888 (6-vol. EP set) book cover

    The Princess's Novelettes, Complete Story, 1886 - 1888 (6-vol. EP set)

    Edited by Ariko Kawabata

    The Princess's Novelettes was a successful Victorian ‘penny’ magazine aiming at the market of mainly working class young women. The weekly was launched by Edwin J. Brett, known as publisher and editor of the popular magazine The Boys of England. Each issue featured one short novel as well as a…

    Hardback – 2017-04-28
    Edition Synapse

  • The Morte Darthur:A Collection of Early-Nineteenth-Century Editions book cover

    The Morte Darthur:A Collection of Early-Nineteenth-Century Editions

    This is a 7 volume facsimile reprint collection of three important but ‘difficult to find’ editions of The Morte Darthur by Thomas Malory, two published in 1816, one in 1817. The three editions marked the revival of Medievalism in the Romantic era, and played an important role for the Romantic…

    Hardback – 2017-04-01
    Edition Synapse

  • The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama book cover

    The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

    Edited by Kristina Straub, Misty G Anderson, Daniel O'Quinn

    The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama brings together the work of key playwrights from 1660 to 1800, divided into three main sections: Restoring the Theatre: 1660–1700 Managing Entertainment: 1700–1760 Entertainment in an Age of Revolutions: 1760–1800 Each of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge

  • The Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant book cover

    The Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant

    Edited by Joanne Shattock, Elisabeth Jay

    Margaret Oliphant (1828-97) had a prolific literary career that spanned almost fifty years. She wrote some 98 novels, fifty or more short stories, twenty-five works of non-fiction, including biographies and historic guides to European cities, and more than three hundred periodical articles. This is…

    Hardback – 2017-02-09
    Routledge
    The Pickering Masters

  • Routledge Revivals: The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (1906): From the Mahabharata book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (1906)

    From the Mahabharata

    First published in 1909, this book presents an English translation of chapters 25-42 of the Bhishma Parva from the epic Sanskrit poem Mahabharata — better known as the Bhagavad-Gita, reckoned as one of the "Five Jewels" of Devanagari literature. The plot consists of a dialogue between Prince Arjuna…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Some Phases in the Life of Buddha (1915): Taken from 'The Light of Asia' book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Some Phases in the Life of Buddha (1915)

    Taken from 'The Light of Asia'

    By Edwin Arnold

    First published in 1915, this book presents a dramatization of part of Edwin Arnold’s The Light of Asia. The original text represents one of the first successful attempts to popularise Buddhism and its founder Gautama Buddha — presenting his life, teachings and philosophy in verse poetry. This…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge

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