English Studies

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  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Selected Poetry

    A century ago Tennyson had begun to be dismissed as a poet whose work embodied everything the modern world was looking to leave behind. He…

  • Old English Poetry: An Anthology

    R.M. Liuzza’s Broadview edition of Beowulf was published at almost exactly the same time as Seamus Heaney’s; in reviewing the two together in July 2000…

  • The Clockmaker

    The serial publication of The Clockmaker in 1835-36 launched Canadian judge Thomas Chandler Haliburton to literary fame. A broad satire with a garrulous, deceitful American…

  • Tamburlaine the Great

    Tamburlaine the Great, Part One and Part Two are the first plays that Christopher Marlowe wrote for London’s then new freestanding, open-air public playhouses. They…

  • The Siege of Jerusalem

    The Siege of Jerusalem (c. 1370-90 CE) is a difficult text. By twenty-first-century standards, it is gruesomely violent and offensive. It tells the story of…

  • The Age of Authors

    Eighteenth-century critics differed about almost everything, but if there was one point on which they almost universally agreed, it was that they were living through…

  • Samson Agonistes and Other Poems

    In Samson Agonistes, Milton’s last great work, he addresses questions that pressed insistently on the imagination of all who were unhappy with the changes wrought…

  • The Book in Society

    The Book in Society: An Introduction to Print Culture examines the origins and development of one of the most important inventions in human history. Books…

  • A Child of the Jago

    “Learn to read and write, learn all you can, learn cunning, spare nobody and stop at nothing. … Do your devilmost … for the Jago’s…

  • Conclusion of the Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph

    In 1761, Frances Sheridan published her novel The Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph, which became a popular and widely praised example of the sentimental novel.…

  • Henry IV – Part One

    Henry IV, Part One has been one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays since it was first produced, and was reprinted several times during the playwright’s…

  • The Canterbury Tales, A Selection – Second Edition

    Drawing from the same text as the complete Broadview edition of the Tales, which is based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript, this selected edition also…

  • Ethan Frome

    This amply annotated edition of Wharton’s 1911 classic novella includes textual notes and documents, including Wharton's preface, letters, reviews, and early short story, “Mrs. Manstey’s…

  • Doctor Faustus: The B Text

    Doctor Faustus is one of early modern English drama’s most fascinating characters, and Doctor Faustus one of its most problematic plays. Selling his soul to…

  • A Letter Concerning Toleration

    Locke argued that religious belief ought to be compatible with reason, that no king, prince or magistrate rules legitimately without the consent of the people,…

  • Meditations on First Philosophy

    Considered a foundational text in modern philosophy, the Meditations on First Philosophy presents numerous powerful arguments that to this day influence debates in epistemology, the…

  • The Story of Little Dombey and Other Performance Fictions

    It is widely known that Charles Dickens gave public readings of his works, and that those readings were enormously popular. Far less well known are…

  • The Daughter of Adoption

    John Thelwall’s The Daughter of Adoption: A Tale of Modern Times is a witty and wide-ranging work in which the picaresque and sentimental novel of…

  • The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction – Third Edition

    This selection of 45 stories, from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Shaun Tan, shows the range of short fiction in the past 150 years. This third edition…

  • The Return of the Native

    The Return of the Native was a radical departure for Thomas Hardy, ushering in his tragic literary vision of the world. Though set in a…

  • The O’Briens and the O’Flahertys

    The O’Briens and the O’Flahertys is a fast-paced tale of political intrigue and aristocratic vanity—a romp through 1793 Dublin as Ireland pitches towards the United…

  • Lady Audley’s Secret – A Drama in Two Acts

    Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s shocking and suspenseful novel Lady Audley’s Secret was one of the most popular examples of the “sensation fiction” craze of the 1860s.…

  • The Tragedy of Tragedies

    Best known today for the novels Joseph Andrews and Tom Jones, Henry Fielding was just as renowned in his own time as a prolific and…

  • The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy

    The ten plays in this new collection show both the continuity and the changes in comedy over the course of the Restoration and eighteenth century.…