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Echoes of Desire
English Petrarchism and Its Counterdiscourses
Heather Dubrow
Echoes of Desire variously invokes and interrogates a number of historicist and feminist premises about Tudor and Stuart literature by examining the connections between the anti-Petrarchan tradition and mainstream Petrarchan poetry. It also addresses some of the broader implications of contemporary critical methodologies. Heather Dubrow offers...



The End of Satisfaction
Drama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare
Heather Hirschfeld
Heather Hirschfeld recovers the historical specificity and the conceptual vigor of the term "satisfaction" as used in dramas of the sixteenth and early seventeenth...



An Evening Walk
William Wordsworth



The Excursion
William Wordsworth
"I am convinced that there are three things to rejoice at in this Age—The Excursion Your Pictures, and Hazlitt's depth of Taste."—John Keats to Benjamin Robert Haydon "I have been reading Wordsworth's Excursion with many tears and prayers too. To me...



The Expense of Spirit
Love and Sexuality in English Renaissance Drama
Mary Beth Rose
The Expense of Spirit integrates feminist and historicist critical approaches to explore the dynamics of cultural conflict and change in English Renaissance...



Fables of Modernity
Literature and Culture in the English Eighteenth Century
Laura Brown
Fables of Modernity expands the territory for cultural and literary criticism by introducing the concept of the cultural fable. Laura Brown shows how cultural fables arise from material practices in eighteenth-century England. These fables, the author...



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.



Fat King, Lean Beggar
Representations of Poverty in the Age of Shakespeare
William C. Carroll
Investigating representations of poverty in Tudor-Stuart England, Fat King, Lean Beggar reveals the gaps and outright contradictions in what poets, pamphleteers, government functionaries, and dramatists of the period said about beggars and vagabonds...



Fatal Desire
Women, Sexuality, and the English Stage, 1660–1720
Jean I. Marsden, Jean Marsden
Informed by film theory and a broad historical approach, Fatal Desire examines the theatrical representation of women in England, from the Restoration to the early eighteenth century—a period when for the first time female actors could perform...



The Fate of Eloquence in the Age of Hume
Adam Potkay
"This highly recommended study manifests a sure grasp of political and cultural history, familiarity with current critical approaches, and a lucid and often witty style."—Choice "Potkay sees in Hume and in the period, a deep ambivalence toward...



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