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Nationalism and Historical Loss in Renaissance England
Foxe, Dee, Spenser, Milton
Andrew Escobedo
Andrew Escobedo here seeks to provide a new understanding of the emergence of national consciousness in England, showing that many Renaissance writers articulated their Englishness temporally, through an engagement with a history they perceived as...

Virginia Woolf as Feminist
Naomi Black
Before the Second World War and long before the second wave of feminism, Virginia Woolf argued that women's experience, particularly in the women's movement, could be the basis for transformative social change. Grounding Virginia Woolf's feminist...

Colonial Odysseys
Empire and Epic in the Modernist Novel
David Adams
This elegantly written and powerfully argued book focuses on narratives published in English between 1890 and 1940 in which protagonists journey from the familiar world of Europe to alien colonial worlds.

Gothic Reflections
Narrative Force in Nineteenth-Century Fiction
Peter K. Garrett
The Gothic has long been seen as offering a subversive challenge to the norms of realism. Locating both Gothic and mainstream Victorian fiction in a larger literary and cultural field, Peter K. Garrett argues that the oppositions usually posed between...

Lewis Carroll and His Illustrators
Collaborations and Correspondence, 1865–1898
This new collection of the letters that Lewis Carroll wrote to the illustrators and prospective illustrators of his books affords fresh insights into Carroll's complex character, traces the history of the books that became great classics of the...

Literary Character
The Human Figure in Early English Writing
Elizabeth Fowler
Chaucer introduces the characters of the Knight and the Prioress in the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales. Beginning with these familiar figures, Elizabeth Fowler develops a new method of analyzing literary character. She argues that words...

Witchcraft and Society in England and America, 1550–1750
A unique collection of materials, including works of literature as well as historical documents, Witchcraft and Society in England and America, 1550–1750 provides a broad view of how witches and magicians were represented in print and manuscript over...

"The Dreaming of the Bones" and "Calvary"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This book reproduces the complete set of extant manuscripts that preceded publication of both plays. In addition to a perceptive introductory essay, the book includes several appendixes of Yeats's notes and commentaries on the plays.

"Parnell's Funeral and Other Poems" from "A Full Moon in March"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
The manuscripts transcribed and reproduced in this volume of the Cornell Yeats were written from spring 1933 through December 1934.

Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
The Cornell Yeats edition of the poetry collection, "Responsibilities," features the only surviving example of Ezra Pound and the author collaboratively revising a poem by Yeats.

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