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The Works of John Dryden, Volume XIII

By John Dryden
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
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Volume XIII contains three of Dryden's Plays, along with accompanying scholarly appartus: All for Love, Oedipus, and Troilus and Cressida.

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Thomas Reid (1710-96) is increasingly being seen as a highly significant philosopher and a central figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. This edition of Reid's classic philosophical text in the philosophy of mind at long last gives scholars a complete critically edited text of the Inquiry. The critical text is based on the fourth life-time edition (1785). A selection of related documents showing the development of Reid's thought, textual notes, bibliographical details of previous editions, and a full introduction by the editor makes this an important contribution to the study of this increasingly respected philosopher.Key Features:*Complete, critically edited text of the Inquiry accompanied by a judicious selection of manuscript evidence relating to its composition.*Comprehensive Introduction providing an historical and philosophical account of the formation of the Inquiry.*Detailed textual notes which include bibliographical details and allusions, translations, references to secondary literature and selected passages from Reid's MSS.

Divided between Carelessness and Care

By Richard Hillyer
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137368632
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Social Science
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The concept of "care" defines our humanity. Covering topics as diverse as familial care, medical care, artistic care, scientific care, and various other permutations of the term, this book examines the word and concept of "care" from a cultural perspective, tracing its use throughout literature and history.

Chiastic Designs in English Literature from Sidney to Shakespeare

By William E. Engel
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317168038
  • Total of Pages : 166
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Paying special attention to Sidney's Arcadia, Spenser's Faerie Queene, and Shakespeare's romances, this study engages in sustained examination of chiasmus in early modern English literature. The author's approach leads to the recovery of hidden designs which are shown to animate important works of literature; along the way Engel offers fresh and more comprehensive interpretations of seemingly shopworn conventions such as memento mori conceits, echo poems, and the staging of deus ex machina. The study, grounded in the philosophy of symbolic forms (following Ernst Cassirer), will be a valuable resource for readers interested in intellectual history and symbol theory, classical mythology and Renaissance iconography. Chiastic Designs affords a glimpse into the transformative power of allegory during the English Renaissance by addressing patterns that were part and parcel of early modern "mnemonic culture."

Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets (Vol. 1&2)

By William Howitt
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 927
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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"Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets" in 2 volumes is one of the best-known works by William Howitt, first published in 1847, that features the biographical accounts of the most distinguished literary figures among the British. This carefully crafted e-artnow ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents._x000D_ Volume 1:_x000D_ Geoffrey Chaucer_x000D_ Edmund Spenser_x000D_ Shakespeare_x000D_ Abraham Cowley_x000D_ John Milton_x000D_ Samuel Butler_x000D_ John Dryden_x000D_ Joseph Addison_x000D_ John Gay_x000D_ Alexander Pope_x000D_ Dean Swift_x000D_ James Thomson_x000D_ William Shenstone_x000D_ Chatterton_x000D_ Thomas Gray_x000D_ Oliver Goldsmith_x000D_ Robert Burns_x000D_ William Cowper_x000D_ Mrs. Tighe_x000D_ John Keats_x000D_ Percy Bysshe Shelley_x000D_ Lord Byron_x000D_ Volume 2:_x000D_ George Crabbe_x000D_ James Hogg_x000D_ Samuel Taylor Coleridge_x000D_ Felicia Hemans_x000D_ L. E. L._x000D_ Sir Walter Scott_x000D_ Thomas Campbell_x000D_ Robert Southey_x000D_ Joanna Baillie_x000D_ William Wordsworth_x000D_ James Montgomery_x000D_ Walter Savage Landor_x000D_ Leigh Hunt_x000D_ Samuel Rogers_x000D_ Thomas Moore_x000D_ Ebenezer Elliott_x000D_ John Wilson_x000D_ Waller Bryan Procter_x000D_ Alfred Tennyson_x000D_ Concluding Remarks

Free Culture

By Lawrence Lessig
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101200847
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 801
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Lawrence Lessig, “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era” (The New Yorker), masterfully argues that never before in human history has the power to control creative progress been so concentrated in the hands of the powerful few, the so-called Big Media. Never before have the cultural powers- that-be been able to exert such control over what we can and can’t do with the culture around us. Our society defends free markets and free speech; why then does it permit such top-down control? To lose our long tradition of free culture, Lawrence Lessig shows us, is to lose our freedom to create, our freedom to build, and, ultimately, our freedom to imagine.

The Harvard Classics Anthology

By Benjamin Franklin,John Woolman,William Penn,Plato,Epictetus,Marcus Aurelius,Francis Bacon,John Milton,Thomas Browne,Ralph Waldo Emerson,Robert Burns,Saint Augustine,Thomas à Kempis,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Marcus Tullius Cicero,Pliny the Younger,Adam Smith,Charles Darwin,Plutarch,Virgil,Miguel de Cervantes,John Bunyan,Izaak Walton,Aesop,Wilhelm Grimm,Jacob Grimm,Hans Christian Andersen,John Dryden,Richard Brinsley Sheridan,David Garrick,Oliver Goldsmith,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Robert Browning,George Gordon Byron,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,Christopher Marlowe,Dante Alighieri,Alessandro Manzoni,Homer,Richard Henry Dana,Edmund Burke,John Stuart Mill,Thomas Carlyle,Pedro Calderón de la Barca,Pierre Corneille,Jean Racine,Molière,Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,Friedrich von Schiller,Philip Sidney,Ben Jonson,Abraham Cowley,Joseph Addison,Richard Steele,Jonathan Swift,Daniel Defoe,Samuel Johnson,Sydney Smith,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,William Hazlitt,Leigh Hunt,Charles Lamb,Thomas De Quincey,Thomas Babington Macaulay,William Makepeace Thackeray,John Ruskin,Robert Louis Stevenson,Edgar Alan Poe,Henry David Thoreau,James Russell Lowell,Michael Faraday,Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz,Simon Newcomb,Archibald Geikie,Benvenuto Cellini,Michel de Montaigne,Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve,Ernest Renan,Immanuel Kant,Giuseppe Mazzini,Herodotus,Tacitus,Francis Drake,Philip Nichols,Francis Pretty,Walter Bigges,Edward Haies,Walter Raleigh,René Descartes,Voltaire,Jean Jacques Rousseau,Thomas Hobbes,Jean Froissart,Thomas Malory,William Henry Harrison,Niccolo Machiavelli,William Roper,Thomas More,Martin Luther,John Locke,George Berkeley,Hippocrates,Ambroise Paré,William Harvey,Oliver Wendell Holmes,Joseph Lister,Louis Pasteur,William Shakespeare,Thomas Dekker,Francis Beaumont,John Fletcher,John Webster,Philip Massinger,Blaise Pascal,Charles W. Eliot,William A. Neilson,Henry Fielding,Laurence Sterne,Jane Austen,Walter Scott,Charles Dickens,George Eliot,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Washington Irving,Bret Harte,Mark Twain,Edward Everett Hale,Henry James,Victor Hugo,Honoré Balzac,George Sand,Alfred de Musset,Alphonse Daudet,Gottfried Keller,Guy de Maupassant,Theodor Storm,Theodor Fontane,Leo Tolstoy,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Ivan Turgenev,Juan Valera,Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson,Alexander L. Kielland
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 30498
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 990
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The Harvard Classics Anthology contains 51 volumes of the essential works of world literature, showing the progress of man from antics to modern age. In this edition, the original collection is supplemented with the 20 volume Harvard Shelf of Fiction, a selection of the greatest works of fiction. Content: The Harvard Classics: V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn V. 2: Plato, Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius V. 3: Bacon, Milton, Browne V. 4: John Milton V. 5: R. W. Emerson V. 6: Robert Burns V. 7: St Augustine & Thomas á Kempis V. 8: Nine Greek Dramas V. 9: Cicero and Pliny V. 10: The Wealth of Nations V. 11: The Origin of Species V. 12: Plutarchs V. 13: Æneid V. 14: Don Quixote V. 15: Bunyan & Walton V. 16: 1001 Nights V. 17: Folklore & Fable V. 18: Modern English Drama V. 19: Goethe & Marlowe V. 20: The Divine Comedy V. 21: I Promessi Sposi V. 22: The Odyssey V. 23: Two Years Before the Mast V. 24: Edmund Burke V. 25: J. S. Mill & T. Carlyle V. 26: Continental Drama V. 27 & 28: English & American Essays V. 29: The Voyage of the Beagle V. 30: Scientific Papers V. 31: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini V. 32: Literary and Philosophical Essays V. 33: Voyages & Travels V. 34: French & English Philosophers V. 35: Chronicle and Romance V. 36: Machiavelli, Roper, More, Luther V. 37: Locke, Berkeley, Hume V. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur V. 39: Prologues V. 40–42: English Poetry V. 43: American Historical Documents V. 44 & 45: Sacred Writings V. 46 & 47: Elizabethan Drama V. 48: Blaise Pascal V. 49: Saga V. 50: Reader's Guide V. 51: Lectures The Shelf of Fiction: V. 1 & 2: The History of Tom Jones V. 3: A Sentimental Journey & Pride and Prejudice V. 4: Guy Mannering V. 5 & 6: Vanity Fair V. 7 & 8: David Copperfield V. 9: The Mill on the Floss V. 10: Irving, Poe, Harte, Twain, Hale V.11: The Portrait of a Lady V. 12: Notre Dame de Paris V. 13: Balzac, Sand, de Musset, Daudet, de Maupassant V. 14 & 15: Goethe, Keller, Storm, Fontane V. 16–19: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev V. 20: Valera, Bjørnson, Kielland

The Tempest

By Brinda Charry
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350284157
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 217
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The Tempest: Critical Tradition increases our knowledge of how Shakespeare's plays were received and understood by critics, editors and general readers. The volume offers, in separate sections, both critical opinions about the play across the centuries and an evaluation of their positions within and their impact on the reception of the play. The volume features criticism from key literary figures, such as Ben Jonson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Dryden, John Ruskin and Edward Malone. The chronological arrangement of the text-excerpts engages the readers in a direct and unbiased dialogue, whereas the introduction offers a critical evaluation from a current stance, including modern theories and methods. Thus the volume makes a major contribution to our understanding of the play and of the traditions of Shakespearean criticism surrounding it as they have developed from century to century.

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language

By Mary Hayes,Allison Burkette
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190611065
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The History of the English Language has been a standard university course offering for over 150 years. Yet relatively little has been written about teaching a course whose very title suggests its prodigious chronological, geographic, and disciplinary scope. In the nineteenth century, History of the English Language courses focused on canonical British literary works. Since these early curricula were formed, the English language has changed, and so have the courses. In the twenty-first century, instructors account for the growing prominence of World Englishes as well as the English language's transformative relationship with the internet and social media. Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language addresses the challenges and circumstances that the course's instructors and students commonly face. The volume reads as a series of "master classes" taught by experienced instructors who explain the pedagogical problems that inspired resourceful teaching practices. Although its chapters are authored by seasoned teachers, many of whom are preeminent scholars in their individual fields, the book is designed for instructors at any career stage-beginners and veterans alike. The topics addressed in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language include: the unique pedagogical dynamic that transpires in language study; the course's origins and relevance to current university curricula; scholarly approaches that can offer an abiding focus in a semester-long course; advice about navigating the course's formidable chronological ambit; ways to account for the language's many varieties; and the course's substantial and pedagogical relationship to contemporary multimedia platforms. Each chapter balances theory and practice, explaining in detail activities, assignments, or discussion questions ready for immediate use by instructors.