Series Editors: Kinley E. Roby, Northeastern University; Herbert Sussman, Northeastern University; Joseph Bartolomeo, University of Massachusetts; George Economou, University of Oklahoma; Arthur F. Kinney, University of Massachusetts. TWAYNES UNITED STATES AUTHORS, ENGLISH AUTHORS, and WORLD AUTHORS Series present concise critical introductions to great writers and their works. Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an authors work, each study takes account of major literary trends and important scholarly contributions and provides new critical insights with an original point of view. An Authors Series volume addresses readers ranging from advanced high school students to university professors. The book suggests to the informed reader new ways of considering a writers work. A reader new to the work under examination will, after reading the Authors Series, be compelled to turn to the originals, bringing to the reading a basic knowledge and fresh critical perspectives. Each volume features: a critical, interpretive study and explication of the authors works; a brief biography of the author; an accessible chronology outlining the life, work, and relevant historical background of the author; aids for further study -- complete notes and references, a selected annotated bibliography, and an index; and a readable style presented in a manageable length.
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Profligate and profound , this king of peace has discovered his natural penchant for war , then found through the rapier - play of wit a way to recapture on the field the humanity he lost in yielding to heroism .
a acutest contemporary readers , William Hazlitt , admired the drama above all Byron's other plays for its ... If in fact there is scandal in the play , it derives less from the mutual attachment of the angels and their women than from ...
But perhaps like some other romantic works the play is best in its fragmentary form . What final speech could improve upon Japhet's question , unaskable from the standpoint of faith , unanswerable from the perspective of doubt ?