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Reading Families
Women's Literate Practice in Late Medieval England
Rebecca Krug
Rebecca Krug argues that in the later Middle Ages, people defined themselves in terms of family relationships but increasingly saw their social circumstances as being connected to the written word. Complex family dynamics and social configurations...

The Words Upon the Windowpane
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
The Cornell Yeats edition of this play contains transcriptions and photographic reproductions of the drafts with variant readings from proofs, typescripts, and notebook entries, as well as other materials pertaining to its writing and performance.

The Land of Heart's Desire
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This edition includes transcriptions and photographs of the surviving manuscripts of the play, reproductions of Yeats's own notes and revisions, and other materials related to stage productions and the resulting changes he made to the text.

"In the Seven Woods" and "The Green Helmet and Other Poems"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This volume presents the surviving manuscripts, typescripts, and early printed texts for all of the poems W. B. Yeats included at one time or another in these two two remarkably significant and protean collections.

Lesbian Representation and the Logic of Sexual Sequence
Annamarie Jagose
The field of lesbian studies is often framed in terms of the relation between lesbianism and invisibility. Annamarie Jagose here takes a radical new approach, suggesting that the focus on invisibility and visibility is perhaps not the most productive...

Shakespeare Remains
Theater to Film, Early Modern to Postmodern
Courtney Lehmann
No literary figure has proved so elusive as Shakespeare. How, Courtney Lehmann asks, can the controversies surrounding the Bard's authorship be resolved when his works precede the historical birth of that modern concept? And how is it that Shakespeare...

Christopher Marlowe
A Renaissance Life
Constance Brown Kuriyama
Kuriyama's new biography reconstructs the eventful life of a radically innovative playwright who flourished briefly and died violently more than four hundred years ago, yet persists in the romantic imagination even today.

Unequal Partners
Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Victorian Authorship
Lillian Nayder
In the first book centering on the collaborative relationship between Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, Lillian Nayder places their coauthored works in the context of Victorian culture.

Knowing the Past
Victorian Literature and Culture
To what extent is it possible to know the past or to know other cultures? Can one describe the past without imposing one's own cultural, political, social, or personal preconceptions? Testing the current skepticism that insists that it is impossible...

The Measure of Life
Virginia Woolf's Last Years
Herbert Marder
This elegantly written and richly detailed biography tells the story of Virginia Woolf's last ten years, from the creation of her great visionary novel, The Waves, to her suicide in 1941. Herbert Marder looks closely at Woolf's views on...

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