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Royal Poetrie
Monarchic Verse and the Political Imaginary of Early Modern England
Peter J. Herman
The first book to address the significance of a poems produced by the Tudor-Stuart monarchs, focusing on how how the monarchs' poems express and extend their power and control.

The Sympathetic Medium
Feminine Channeling, the Occult, and Communication Technologies, 1859–1919
Jill Galvan
Galvan offers a richly nuanced and culturally grounded analysis of the rise of the female medium in Great Britain and the United States during the Victorian era and through the turn of the century through the work of George Eliot, Bram Stoker, and others.

"The Golden Helmet" and "The Green Helmet"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
Yeats's Helmet plays (The Green Helmet, in verse, and its earlier prose version The Golden Helmet) are part of the author's cycle of plays dealing with the life and death of the legendary Irish hero Cuchulain, first conceived in 1907.

Crossing Cultures
Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literature in the Low Countries
Crossing Cultures brings together scholars in the field of reception and translation studies to chart the individual and institutional agencies that determined the reception of Anglophone authors in Holland and Belgium.

The Love Letters of William and Mary Wordsworth
The Love Letters of William and Mary Wordsworth collects 31 letters that William Wordsworth exchanged with his wife, Mary, during the early years of their marriage.

Milton and the Victorians
Erik Gray
"This subtle and meticulously discriminating study of the Victorians' Milton takes the critical debate on influence a stage further by exploring the paradox of Milton's powerful influence and invisible presence in Victorian culture."—Isobel Armstrong

A Room of Their Own
The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections
This catalogue accompanies an exhibition organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, and curated by Nancy E. Green.

The Lotus and the Lion
Buddhism and the British Empire
J. Jeffrey Franklin
Buddhism is indisputably gaining prominence in the West, as is evidenced by the growth of Buddhist practice within many traditions and keen interest in meditation and mindfulness. In The Lotus and the Lion, J. Jeffrey Franklin traces the historical...

Family Likeness
Sex, Marriage, and Incest from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf
Mary Jean Corbett
Corbett shows how the domestic fiction of novelists including Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Virginia Woolf reflected the shifting boundaries of "family" and even helped refine those borders.

Milton's Peculiar Grace
Self-Representation and Authority
Stephen M. Fallon
Despite writing about himself extensively and repeatedly, John Milton, the archetypal Puritan author, resolutely avoids the obligatory Augustinian narrative of sinfulness, conviction of sin, reception of the Word, regeneration of the spirit...

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