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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. Within a year of the novel appearing in book form, no less than three theatrical adaptations appeared on the London stage. Braddon took strong issue with two of these, but…

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice is best known for its complex and ambiguous portrait of the Jewish moneylender Shylock—and of European anti-Semitism. Fascinating in its engagement with prejudice, the play is also a comedy of cross-dressing and disguise, and a dramatic exploration of justice, mercy, and vengeance. This volume contains the full text of the play…

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

A man awakens to find himself transformed into a giant vermin; a performer starves himself to death as a circus attraction; a fiendish engine of capital punishment engraves the letter of the law into the body of the condemned. Such are the nightmare scenarios that emerge in the short stories of Franz Kafka, one of…

The Octoroon

Regarded by Bernard Shaw as a master of the theatre, Dion Boucicault was arguably the most important figure in drama in North America and in Britain during the second half of the nineteenth century. He was largely forgotten during the twentieth century—though he continued to influence popular culture (the iconic image of a woman tied…

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 for The New York Review of Books, Frank Kermode concluded that both translations were superior to their predecessors, and that it was impossible to choose between the two: “the less…

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 by the Restoration. How do we respond to the experience of defeat, and to fears of having been abandoned by the divine? How do we know when our actions accord…

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 Roman destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE, an event viewed by its author (as by many in the Middle Ages) as divine retribution against Jews…

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 stories themselves; these were not, as is the modern fashion, taken verbatim from the published novels. Instead, Dickens trimmed, reworded, and re-shaped material from the novels to create stories…

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 highly successful dramatist. Among his most popular plays was The Tragedy of Tragedies: Or, The Life and Death of Tom Thumb, one of the most extraordinary parodies in English theater.…

Twelfth Night – Ed. Swain

This volume includes the text of Twelfth Night as prepared and annotated by David Swain for The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, and is accompanied by the excellent introduction and supplementary materials from the anthology. The diverse and extensive appendices acquaint readers with Shakespeare’s sources and contextualize the play within Elizabethan society. The appendices include…

Utopia

This volume includes the full text of More’s 1516 classic, Utopia, together with a wide range of background contextual materials. For this edition the G.C. Richards translation has been substantially revised and modernized by William P. Weaver of Baylor University. As with other volumes in this series, the text and annotations in this edition are…

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Package A: The Medieval Period through the Eighteenth Century

This package contains volumes 1-3 of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, covering the Medieval Period through the Eighteenth Century. PACKAGE ISBN: 9781039303836 PACKAGE CONTENTS: The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume I: The Medieval Period Revised 3/e ISBN: 9781554816163 The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume II: The Renaissance and the Early Seventeenth Century 3/e…

A Plea for Emigration; or Notes of Canada West

Mary Ann Shadd’s pamphlet A Plea for Emigration; or Notes of Canada West is, as the title promises, a settler guide designed to inform prospective immigrants of conditions in their proposed new home. But whereas most such works were addressed to potential white emigrants to North America from Britain or continental Europe, Shadd’s aimed to…

Coryats Crudities: Selections

The early seventeenth-century traveler Thomas Coryate’s five-month tour of Western Europe culminated in Coryats Crudities, one of the strangest travelogues published in early modern England. This edition abridges the Crudities’ more than 900 pages to a manageable size, focusing on episodes most likely to be of interest to students—such as Coryate’s descriptions of Venetian mountebanks,…

The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry

Intended for courses with a major focus on poetry during the Romantic period, this volume includes all the poetry selections from Volume 4 of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, along with a number of works newly edited for this volume. The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry maintains the Broadview Anthology of British Literature’s characteristic…

Manfred

The quintessential depiction of the Byronic hero is accompanied in this edition by a substantial selection of contextual materials, including Byron’s original draft of the play’s conclusion; influences on the poem, such as Paradise Lost, Goethe’s Faust, and Vathek; further examples of the Byronic hero from the poet’s other writings; a selection of contemporary reviews;…

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 nevertheless provides substantial choice, offering both a strong selection of canonical authors and a sampling of lesser-known works. With an unparalleled selection of illustrations and of contextual materials, accessible and…

Popular Culture

Popular Culture: A Broadview Topics Reader is an accessible collection of non-fiction writing for composition students and students of popular culture. The anthology takes an expansive view of its subject, encompassing advertising, code-switching, social media, emerging technologies, the body positivity movement, cultural appropriation, and more. A wide variety of genres are represented, from personal and…

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Package: The Eighteenth Century through the Victorian Era

This package contains volumes 3-5 of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, covering the Eighteenth Century through the Victorian Era. PACKAGE ISBN: 978-1-0393-0018-7 / 1-0393-0018-9 PACKAGE CONTENTS: The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 3: The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century – Second Edition The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 4: The Age of…

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 5: The Victorian Era – Third Edition

Shaped by sound literary and historical scholarship, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors and includes a broad selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to matters such as race, gender,…

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volumes 1 & 2

This package contains volumes 1 & 2 of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, covering the Medieval Period through the early Seventeenth Century. PACKAGE ISBN: 9781039304147 PACKAGE CONTENTS: The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume I: The Medieval Period, Revised 3/e ISBN: 9781554816163 The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume II: The Renaissance and the…

ebooks on the Broadview website & other updates for the new year

Hello everyone, First, let me extend heartfelt thanks to the many, many academics who have been supportive over the past year of Broadview books and, more generally, of Broadview’s approach to publishing. It’s very much appreciated by all 26 of us at Broadview—and I’m sure by our authors as well! Second, let me give you…

Our position on the revised Canadian Copyright Act

Recently the following letter was sent to the heads of major Canadian universities. It outlines our concerns about how recent changes to the Canadian Copyright Act are being interpreted by institutions of higher education.

Copyright in Canada: The Damage Caused by Unfair Interpretations of “Fair Use”

Originally published in The Hill Times on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 http://www.hilltimes.com/2016/04/06/unfair-interpretation-of-fair-use-damaging-publishing-industry/57277 A significant part of the debate about copyright in Canada is over the question of whether authors and publishers are in fact being hurt by educational institutions refusing to compensate them for the use of copyrighted material. The background here needs to be…