The second of Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales, this is the one which has consistently captured the imagination of generations since it was first published in 1826. Its success lies partly in the h ... 続きを読む
This study places the last three novels of Victor Hugo's maturity - Les Travailleurs de la mer (1866), L'Homme qui rit (1869), and Quatrevingt-Treize (1874) - within the context of his artistic develo ... 続きを読む
Valeria Woodville's first act as a married woman is to sign her name in the marriage register incorrectly, and this slip is followed by the gradual disclosure of a series of secrets about her husband' ... 続きを読む
William Godwin became a leading public intellectual during the crisis in British politics which followed the French Revolution. The impact of his social theories was acknowledged by almost every signi ... 続きを読む
The first volume of William Godwin's letters reflected the origins and impact of his great philosophical work, An Enquiry concerning Political Justice, and showed him at the height of his influence an ... 続きを読む
The bitter tragedy of human life- horrors of death, attack, retreat, advance, and the great game of Destiny and Chance. '
In The Liberation of Jerusalem (Gerusalemme liberata, 1581), Torquato Tas ... 続きを読む
Read, read, read, read, my unlearned reader! read...'
Sterne's great comic novel is the fictional autobiography of Tristram Shandy, a hero who fails even to get born in the first two volumes. It ... 続きを読む
It is in every way worthy of what one great woman should have written of another.' Patrick Bronte Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857) is a pioneering biography of one great Victo ... 続きを読む
She had believed that my wild poet's passion for her would make me her slave; and that, being her slave, I should execute her will in all things.'
The Lifted Veil was first published in Blackwood' ... 続きを読む
The Tonsons were the pre-eminent literary publishers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It is difficult to estimate their contribution to the formation of English literature accur ... 続きを読む