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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...



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
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 in...



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...



Feeling Like Saints
Lollard Writings after Wyclif
Fiona Somerset
Fiona Somerset examines the lollard movement by closely reading their own writings, which provide rich evidence for how lollard writers collaborated with one another and with their readers to produce a distinctive religious identity based around structures of feeling.



Fictions of Dignity
Embodying Human Rights in World Literature
Elizabeth S. Anker
Elizabeth S. Anker examines human rights in the narrative imagination and, in the process, makes a compelling case for literature as a uniquely valuable point of entry into theoretical discussions of human rights.



Fictions of State
Culture and Credit in Britain, 1694–1994
Patrick Brantlinger



Fleas, Flies, and Friars
Children's Poetry from the Middle Ages
Nicholas Orme
In Fleas, Flies, and Friars, Nicholas Orme has gathered a wide variety of children's verse that circulated in England beginning in the 1400s, providing a way for modern readers of all ages to experience the medieval world through the eyes of its children.



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