Category: Literary Criticism


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The English Novel, Twentieth Century Criticism, Volume 1: Defoe Through Hardy

By: Dunn, Richard J. (ed.)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Swallow Press, 1976

Edition: First Edition

"This volume presents a checklist of twentieth-century criticisms of the English novel from Defoe through Hardy. The list, which closes with 1974, has two parts: an alphabetical listing of novelists and novels and a listing of general studies of the novel." Sources of criticism of such writers as Austen, Bronte (all 3 of them), John Cleland, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Oliver Goldsmith, Charles Kingsley, Rudyard Kipling, Tho... View more info

This Dark Estate: A Reading of Pope

By: Edwards, Thomas R. Jr.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Berkeley & Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1963

Edition: First Edition

A reappraisal of Pope's poetry, finding "in his later work a significant change from the balanced 'Augustan' style in the poems before the Dunciad and the moral satires of the 1730's." Green and yellow boards, 142 pages (including Notes). Bumped/moderately worn corners, bumps to bottom edge of back cover, previous owner's name along bottom edge of front end paper, small sticker (UTP University Bookroom) to bottom edge of front pastedown, moderate general wear, in... View more info

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TO CRITICIZE THE CRITIC and other writings

By: Eliot, T.S.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965

Edition: 1st US edition

Contains a selection of Eliot's writings previously unpublished in book form. Sand cloth, 189 pages. A hint of edge soil, light wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's name/date to top edge of front end paper, in dust jacket w/light chipping to corners/spine ends, sunned (legible) spine, tiny soil mark to top edge of front panel. View more info

ROCHESTER, The Critical Heritage

By: Farley-Hills, David (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972

Edition: First Edition

"This collection of critical extracts on the poetry of John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, ranges from the earliest contemporary comments to the beginning of the twentieth century." Blue cloth, 275 pages (including Bibliography, Index). Bumped/lightly worn corners/pine ends, previous owner's name in pencil, in rubbed dust jacket w/moderate edgewear. View more info

Hugh Garner

By: Fetherling, Doug

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto, Forum House Publishing Company 619, 1972

Edition: First Edition

Paperback original. A title from the publisher's 'Canadian Writers & their Works' series. 80 pages (including Bibliography). Light general wear. View more info

TH'UPRIGHT HEART AND PURE, Essays on John Milton Commemorating the Tercentenary of the Publication of Paradise Lost

By: Fiore, Amadeus P. (editor)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Duquesne University Press, 1967

Edition: First Edition

The tenth volume in the Duquesne Studies, Philological Series. Contributors include Merritt Y. Hughes, William B. Hunter Jr., Maurice Kelly, Edward Le Comte, B. Rajan, John T. Shawcross, Wayne Shumaker, John M. Steadman, Kester Svendsen, Robert West, and B.A. Wright. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 149 pages. Previous owner's name in pencil to bottom edge of front free end paper, light general wear, in dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, 1.5" tear to top edge of rear ... View more info

Reading Lacan

By: Gallop, Jane

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ithaca & London, Cornell University Press, 1985

Edition: First Edition

Taking as starting point Lacan's theories of language, Gallop tackles six essays from his most problematic text ('Ecrits'), and "addresses herself directly to the problem and the practice of reading Lacan." Granite cloth w/black spine lettering, 198 pages (including bibliography, index). Previous owner's neat underlining throughout, in dust jacket w/light general wear. View more info

IMAGINATION INDULGED, The irrational in the nineteenth-century novel

By: Gose, Elliott B., Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Montreal & London, McGill-Queen's University Press,

"Since the Romantic revolt, the interest of Western artists in the irrational and the psychological has often centred on a self-conscious exploration of subjective emotions. Increasingly, the witer has come to see the problem of art as how best to embody the tensions, concerns, and insights which he finds in his psychic self. It is Professor Gose's contention that some of the major English novelists of the nineteenth century found their solutions to this problem in a... View more info

William Gosse Hay

By: Gosse, Fayette

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1965

Edition: First Edition

A title from the Australian Writers and Their Work series edited by Geoffrey Dutton, this one concerning a writer described by the author as "not a great writer. Sometimes he is brilliant, sometimes clumsy; but he is always odd--which makes him more interesting though more exasperating than a writer of average talent." Published by Lansdowne Press, this copy bears an OUP sticker across the Lansdowne imprint on the title page, and another across the copyright inf... View more info

Third Solitudes

By: Greenstein, Michael

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Kingston, McGill Queen's, 1989

Edition: First Edition

"Tradition and Discontinuity in Jewish-Canadian Literature." 232 pages (including Index). Lightly dusted edges. Dust jacket w/light rubbing, light edgewear, mild spine sunning. View more info

The Sincere Ideal

By: Guilhamet, Leon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Montreal & London, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1974

Edition: First Edition

"Studies on Sincerity in Eighteenth-Century Literature." 309 pages (including index). Previous owner's name neatly printed along top edge of front endpaper. View more info

ROBERT BURNS The Man and His Work

By: Hecht, Hans

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Glasgow & Edinburgh, William Hodge & Company, 1950

Edition: 2nd revised edition

Originally published in German in 1919, then translated by Jane Lymburn and published by Hodge in 1936. Hecht contends that the space between Burns and himself permits him a less biased view, if an also less acute one. Contains the author's Preface to the first English edition. Foreword by Sir Patrick J. Dollan. Laid in is a piece of ephemera of moderate interest, that being an advance order form for the 1936 Hodge edition, consisting of an 8.5" x 11" single ... View more info

An Outline History of Spanish American Literature

By: Hespelt, E. Herman, et al (editors)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts,

Edition: Reprint

Studies "the scope and subject matter of courses on Spanish American literature in the colleges and universities of the United States." Blue cloth w/gilt lettering, 192 pages (including Appendices, Index), illustrated w/maps. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's name/city to front free end paper, light general wear. No dust jacket. View more info

Morley Callaghan

By: Hoar, Victor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Copp Clark Publishing Company SCL4, 1969

A title from the publisher's 'Studies in Canadian Literature' series. 123 pages (including notes, bibliography), cover by Alan K. Daniel. Slight spine sunning, light general wear; internally tight and clean. View more info

Geoffrey Chaucer

By: Howard, Edwin J.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers, 1964

Edition: First Edition

The first title from the publisher's Twayne's English Authors Series (TEAS 1), this one "a fresh and stimulating study of England's first great poet." Red leatherette w/gilt lettering/lion decoration to front cover/spine, 219 pages (including Notes and References, Selected Bibliography, Index). Mild slant, previous owner's name to bottom edge of front end paper, light general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/sunned (entirely legible) spine, light chipping to spine e... View more info