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    "Matter of Glorious Trial": Spiritual and Material Substance in "Paradise Lost"

    Examines Milton's thinking about matter and substance throughout his entire poetic career, seeks to alter the prevailing critical view that Milton was a monist-materialist - one who believes that all things are composed of material and all phenomena are the result of material interactions.

    "Wuthering Heights"

    'York Notes Advanced' offer an accessible approach to English Literature. This series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, 'York Notes Advanced' introduce students to sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

    100 Must-read Classic Novels

    Want to become a classic novel buff, or expand your reading of some of the finest novels ever published? With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly set out on a journey of discovery.

    1606: Shakespeare and the Year of L

    1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear traces Shakespeare's life and times from the autumn of 1605, when he took an old and anonymous Elizabethan play, The Chronicle History of King Leir, and transformed it into his most searing tragedy, King Lear.


    This book examines major literary texts by and about the Irish in the Middle Ages, providing an analysis of a spatial poetics developed over 600 years. It argues that the Irish theorised anew the concept of 'place' and developed a 'spatial turn' that reconfigured how communities in the Irish Sea region thought about writing, place and identity. -- .

    A Little Book About Books: Quotes for the Bibliophile in Your Life

    A book about books for people who love books, packed full of one-liners, quotes and famous lines from books.

    A Michael Hamburger Reader

    A comprehensive collection of the work of the distinguished translator of all of the most important German-language writers.



    After Yeats and Joyce

    An introduction to Irish literature from the 1920s onwards. The title suggests the immense influence Yeats and Joyce have had on the styles, stances, and preoccupations of 20th-century Irish literature. Authors from Kinsella and Beckett to William Trevor, Seamus Heaney and Mary Lavin are included.

    Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Great

    From the very first book publication in 1920 to the upcoming film release of Death on the Nile, this investigation into Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot celebrates a century of probably the world's favourite fictional detective.

    Literature: history & criticism