English Studies

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    The Dead Alive

    In this 1874 novella, the celebrated British writer of sensation fiction tells the tale of two brothers sentenced to be executed for having a murder…

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    Pearl

    The fourteenth-century Middle English poem Pearl is one of the best dream vision poems ever written, yet its language (the North-west Midlands dialect of late-medieval…

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    Modern Love

    The Victorian writer George Meredith completed Modern Love, his most famous poem, in the months following his wife’s death in 1861. The series of 16-line…

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    Popular Culture

    Popular Culture: A Broadview Topics Reader is an accessible, current collection of non-fiction writing intended for composition students and students of popular culture. The collection…

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    Benito Cereno

    “Benito Cereno,” a story of atmospheric Gothic horror and striking political resonance, represents Herman Melville’s most profound and unsettling engagement with the horrors of New…

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    London Labour and the London Poor

    Produced between 1850 and 1862, London Labour and the London Poor is one of the most significant examples of nineteenth century oral history. The collection…

  • The Roaring Girl

    The titular “Roaring Girl” of Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker’s comedy is Moll Cutpurse, a fictionalized version of Mary Frith, who attained legendary status in…

  • Your First Page: First Pages and What They Tell Us about the Pages that Follow Them

    Your First Page is unlike any other craft book on writing. It is based on the premise that practically everything that can go right or…

  • Castle Wetterstein

    “At the beginning stands Wedekind.” So wrote German literary critic Rudolf Kayser in 1917 of the new forms of expressionist theater that were then becoming…

  • When the Sleeper Wakes

    As George Orwell wrote in 1940, “Everyone who has ever read When the Sleeper Wakes remembers it.” Graham, the “sleeper” of the title, falls into…

  • Captain Singleton

    Following the success of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe wrote a new fiction, the story of an English pirate whose success eclipsed every buccaneer the Atlantic…

  • The Broadview Introduction to Literature: Concise Edition – Second Edition

    A contemporary, Canadian, and diverse update of Broadview’s concise introduction to literature. Pedagogically current and uncommon in its breadth of representation, The Broadview Introduction to…

  • The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Volume B – Third Edition

    The two-volume Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Concise Edition provides an attractive alternative to the full six-volume anthology. Though much more compact, the Concise Edition…

  • Reading Children’s Literature: A Critical Introduction – Second Edition

    Reading Children’s Literature offers insights into the major discussions and debates currently animating the field of children’s literature. Informed by recent scholarship and interest in…

  • The Library Window

    In this Victorian tale, a young woman recuperating at her aunt’s house in a Scottish town is spending a good deal of time looking out…

  • Richard Coeur de Lion

    The Middle English romance of Richard Coeur de Lion transforms the historical Richard I of England—a Frenchman by upbringing, who spent only four months of…

  • Heart of Darkness – Ed. Peters

    Heart of Darkness is based upon Joseph Conrad’s own experience in the Congo; “it is,” as he remarks in his 1916 author’s note to Youth:…

  • Castle Rackrent

    Castle Rackrent—Maria Edgeworth’s first novel, and the work for which she was and is best known—occupies a most unusual place in the history both of…

  • Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamond

    Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamond—among the most compelling and thought-provoking of Margaret Oliphant’s works of short fiction—tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Lycett-Landon, “two…

  • The Works of Gwerful Mechain

    All of Gwerful Mechain’s known work is included here—as are several poems of uncertain authorship, and a selection of other works that help to fill…

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man stands out as possessing one of the most complicated heroes, or perhaps anti-heroes, in literature. A thoroughly unlikeable character, the Invisible Man…

  • The York Corpus Christi Play: Selected Pageants

    The York Corpus Christi Play as we know it consists of 47 surviving individual plays or “pageants,” 27 of which are included in this volume;…

  • Hamlet

    In the introduction to this new edition, David Bevington explores some key dilemmas and puzzles in this most famous of Shakespeare’s tragedies. What is the…