A classic account of Jane Austen in the context of eighteenth century feminist ideas and contemporary thought. Margaret Kirkham shows that Jane Austen's views on the status of women, female education, marriage, the family and the representation of women in literature were remarkably similar to thsoe of feminists in her own day.
This second volume of A. David Moody's full-scale portrait, covering Ezra Pound's middle years, weaves together into a single highly readable and challenging narrative, in a way that has not been done before, the illuminating story of his life, his achievement as a poet and a composer, and his one-man crusade for economic justice.
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s fiction has left a lasting impression on writers, scholars, and readers around the world. His output includes 'The Scarlet Letter', 'The House of the Seven Gables', 'Young Goodman Brown', and 'Rappaccini's Daughter'. Bloom's How to Write about Nathaniel Hawthorne offers valuable paper-topic suggestions, clearly outlined strategies on how to write a strong essay, and an introduction by Harold Bloom on writing about Hawthorne. This volume is designed to help students develop their analytical writing skills and critical comprehension of this important writer and his works.
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This is a comprehensive history of English literature written in Britain between the Reformation and the Restoration. While it focuses on England, literary effort in Scotland and Ireland is also covered, with occasional references to Wales and Ireland. This literary history by an international team of scholars is essential reading for students and scholars of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, culture, and history.
This book distinguishes Milton's academic importance from his real status, and addresses readers with broad literary interests, who may be ready to think again about a poet whom Dryden saw as superior to both Homer and Virgil. The work is therefore a contribution to the ongoing histories of Milton's reputation in particular, and literary taste in general.