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1. Dangerous liaisons [2007]

Book
xxviii, 418 p. ; 20 cm.
Published in 1782, just years before the French Revolution, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" is a disturbing and ultimately damning portrayal of a decadent society. At its centre are two aristocrats, former lovers, who embark on a sophisticated game of seduction and manipulation to bring amusement to their jaded existences. While the Marquise de Merteuil challenges the Vicomte de Valmont to seduce an innocent convent girl, the Vicomte is also occupied with the conquest of a virtuous married woman. But as their intrigues become more duplicitous and they find their human pawns responding in ways they could not have predicted, the consequences prove to be more serious, and deadly, than Merteuil and Valmont could have guessed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140449570 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-162W-01
Book
848 p.
  • Part 1 Pre 1850: collections-- individual works-- periodical reprintings-- reprints in books-- lost works. Part 2 1850-2000: reprints - collections-- individual Works-- substantial excerpts-- facsimiles - collections-- individual works-- microformat collections-- e-text on CD-ROM-- online texts. Part 3 Not by Haywood: doubtful attributions-- mis-attributions-- ghosts. Part 4 Printed by Haywood and William Hatchett: printed by Haywood-- Hatchett bibliogaphy-- Hatchett appendices-- appendices-- opera of operas from O'Hara onward-- Haywood manuscripts-- Haywood portraits-- literary references.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781851967391 20160527
Eliza Haywood has been the subject of intense critical activity from researchers interested in the 18th century and women's studies, and as a result many of this prolific author's works are now coming back into print. Patrick Spedding is considered an expert on the work of Eliza Haywood and has spent many years compiling this comprehensive and descriptive bibliography of Haywood. This book lists newly discovered work and gives the history of lost works.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781851967391 20160527
Green Library
ENGLISH-162W-01
Video
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
An unscrupulous student gets more than he anticipated when he attempts to deflower the Headmaster's beautiful, virgin daughter.
Media & Microtext Center
ENGLISH-162W-01
Book
xv, 628 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
This is a new edition of this work, including the five plays of the first edition, "The Country Wife", "The Man of Mode", "The Way of the World", The Conscious Lovers" and "The School for Scandal", as well as "The Rover" by Aphra Behn. The book underlines the relationship between theatre and society in the plays. The criticism section has been revised to reflect recent approaches in scholarly interpretation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393963342 20160527
Green Library
ENGLISH-162W-01
Book
xxvi, 336 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
This is a collection of novels by women writers in the period 1660-1730. Work by the major writers of the period is included - Aphra Behn, Mary de la Riviere Manley, Jane Barker, Eliza Haywood, Mary Davys, and Elizabeth Singer Rower. In a variety of styles, these novels provide a sampling of the kinds of stories that are still read today. These include romance, hardship overcome, seduction, rape, kidnapping, murder, political intrigue, and comic revenge. Between them, they help to fill out the early history of the English novel - as these women joined Daniel Defoe in being the most popular and successful novelists before Samuel Richardson.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198711360 20160528
Popular Fiction by Women 1660-1730 gathers together for the first time a representative selection of shorter fiction by the most successful women writers of the period, from Aphra Behn, the first important English female professional writer, to Penelope Aubin and Eliza Haywood, who with Daniel Defoe dominated prose fiction in the 1720s. The texts included were amongst the best-selling titles of their time, and played a key role in the expanding market for narrative in the early eighteenth century. Crucial to the development of the longer novel of manners and morals that emerged in the mid-eighteenth century, these novellas have been neglected by literary historians, but now - with the impetus of feminist criticism - they have been re-established as an essential chapter in the history of the novel in English and are widely studied. Though strikingly varied in narrative format and purpose, ranging as they do from the errotic and sensational to the sentimental and pious, they offer a distinct fictional approach to the moral and social issues of the age from a female standpoint. Not only are these novels still a good read for those who enjoy fiction, but they are also essential to the understanding of the hostory of the English novel. The anthology raises a number of questions for readers and scholars alike: do these fictions constitute a counter-tradition or a rival and competing set of narrative choices to the male novel of the mid-eighteenth century? The diveristy of these stories, their affinities with the mainstream in some cases and their clear divergence from it in others, illuminates the very complexity of the issue. Yet, whatever the answer the reader settles on and whatever critical perspective one brings to reading this fiction, one thing is clear: fiction by women is an important part of the literary history of the eighteenth century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198711377 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-162W-01
Book
235 p.
Green Library
ENGLISH-162W-01
Book
xiv, 494 p. ; 22 cm.
This includes such diverse writers as Dryden, Swift, Voltaire, Fanny Burney, Thackeray and Edmund Gosse. It also has a generous selection of dramatic reviews. This book should be of interest to students and teachers of English literature, theatre.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415025355 20160527
Green Library
ENGLISH-162W-01
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v. ; 22 cm.
  • v. 1. An introduction.--v. 2. The use of pleasure.--v. 3. The care of the self
Green Library, Philosophy Library (Tanner)
ENGLISH-162W-01
Green Library
ENGLISH-162W-01