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Literature in Context

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Understanding of literary texts can be greatly enhanced by an appreciation of the context within which their authors lived and worked. Each of these volumes focuses on an individual writer, offering lively, accessible and relatively short essays, by leading scholars, on the many contexts - literary, political, intellectual, social and cultural - that have a bearing on his or her work. Biographical and literary influences on the writer, publishing history and the creative afterlife of the work are also addressed. The first volumes in the series include major writers from Ben Jonson to James Joyce, from Milton to Joseph Conrad. Future volumes will focus on Chaucer, Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson and Marcel Proust, among many others. Each volume offers comprehensive information and comment to clarify and illuminate the life and work of the literary figure concerned.

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Ben Jonson in Context

Ben Jonson in Context

Charles Dickens in Context

Christopher Marlowe in Context

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Christopher Marlowe in Context

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Commedia dell'Arte in Context

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  • Edited by Christopher B. Balme, Piermario Vescovo, Daniele Vianello
  • Hardback | Published April 2018
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D. H. Lawrence In Context

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Dante in Context

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Dante in Context

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Dostoevsky in Context

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Dostoevsky in Context

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Edgar Allan Poe in Context

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Edith Wharton in Context

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Edmund Spenser in Context

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Edmund Spenser in Context

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Edmund Spenser in Context

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Emily Dickinson in Context

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Ernest Hemingway in Context

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Ernest Hemingway in Context

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Ezra Pound in Context

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Ezra Pound in Context

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F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context

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F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context

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Franz Kafka in Context

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Franz Kafka in Context

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Geoffrey Chaucer in Context

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George Bernard Shaw in Context

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George Bernard Shaw in Context

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George Eliot in Context

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George Eliot in Context

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Henry David Thoreau in Context

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Henry James in Context

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Henry James in Context

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Herman Melville in Context

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James Baldwin in Context

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James Joyce in Context

James Joyce in Context

Jane Austen in Context

Jane Austen in Context

John Donne in Context

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John Keats in Context

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John Keats in Context

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Joseph Conrad in Context

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Joseph Conrad in Context

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Marcel Proust in Context

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Marcel Proust in Context

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Milton in Context

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Milton in Context

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Nathaniel Hawthorne in Context

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Oscar Wilde in Context

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Oscar Wilde in Context

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Ralph Waldo Emerson in Context

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Robert Frost in Context

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Samuel Beckett in Context

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Samuel Beckett in Context

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Samuel Johnson in Context

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Samuel Johnson in Context

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Samuel Richardson in Context

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Samuel Richardson in Context

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Sylvia Plath in Context

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T. S. Eliot in Context

Ted Hughes in Context

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The Brontës in Context

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The Brontës in Context

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Thomas Hardy in Context

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Thomas Hardy in Context

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Thomas Middleton in Context

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Thomas Middleton in Context

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Thomas Pynchon in Context

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Virginia Woolf in Context

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Vladimir Nabokov in Context

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W. B. Yeats in Context

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W. B. Yeats in Context

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W. H. Auden in Context

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Wallace Stevens in Context

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Walt Whitman in Context

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William Blake in Context

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William Faulkner in Context

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William Wordsworth in Context

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William Wordsworth in Context

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