Subject: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Subject: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

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The Empty Garden

|9780822985440|The Subject of Late Milton|The Empty Garden draws a portrait of Milton as a cultural and religious critic who, in his latest and greatest poems, wrote narratives that illustrate the proper relationships among the individual, the community, and God. Rushdy argues that the political theory implicit in these relationships arises from MiltonÆs own drive for self-knowledge, a kind of knowledge that gives the individual freedom to act in accordance with his or her own understanding of GodÆs will rather than the stateÆs. Rushdy redefines MiltonÆs creative spirit in a way that encompasses his poetic, political, and religious careers.| Ashraf H….

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Making Up Society

|9780822985549|The Novels of George Eliot|Fisher places the work of George Eliot within the great evolution that constitutes the nineteenth-century English novel. He reports not only about her work, but about an evolving complex literary form. Fisher examines EliotÆs work as responding to “the loss of society,” the breakdown between public life and individua moral history. As trust in the community as a base of moral life weakens, decisive changes occur: the English novel accommodated itself to the disappearance of society and changed from the representation of individuals as members of a social order to the description of the self surrounded…

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Samuel Pepys in the Diary

|9780822960508|In this work, the reader experiences the life of Samuel Pepys and his freinds, great and small, in seventeenth-century London. We see great men of war, business and letters, enhanced by Percival HuntÆs comprehensive bibliography.| Percival Hunt|| Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Literary Criticism / General

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