. The blazing world is a highly original work: part utopian fiction, part feminist text, it tells of a lady shipwrecked on the Blazing World where she is made Empress and uses her power to ensure that it is free of war, religious division and unfair sexual discrimination.
Three Early Modern Utopias: Thomas More: Utopia / Francis Bacon: New Atlantis / Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines Oxford World's ClassicsOUP Oxford #ad - Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, helpful notes to clarify the text, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, including expert introductions by leading authorities, and much more. Henry neville's the isle of pines 1668, engages with some of the sexual, a precursor of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, racial, and colonialist anxieties of the endof the early modern period.
New atlantis 1627 offers a fictional illustration of Francis Bacon's visionary ideal of the role that science should play in the modern society. His utopia is at once a scathing analysis of the shortcomings of his own society, a realistic suggestion for an alternative mode of social organization, and a satire on unrealistic idealism.
This edition reprintsralph robinson's 1556 translation from More's original Latin together with letters and illustrations that accompanied early editions of Utopia. Utopia was only one of many early modern treatments of other worlds. Enormously influential, it remains a challenging as well as a playful text.
Three Early Modern Utopias: Thomas More: Utopia / Francis Bacon: New Atlantis / Henry Neville: The Isle of Pines Oxford World's Classics #ad - Together these texts illustrate the diversity of the early modern utopian imagination, as well as the different purposes to which it could be put. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Thomas more: utopia/ francis bacon: new atlantis/henry neville: the isle of PinesWith the publication of Utopia 1516, Thomas More introduced into the English language not only a new word, but a new way of thinking about the gulf between what ought to be and what is.
This edition also includes two other, hitherto less accessible, utopian narratives.
Oroonoko, the Rover and Other Works Penguin ClassicsPenguin #ad - Inspired by aphra behn’s visit to surinam, superior peoples ‘in the first state of innocence, Oroonoko 1688 reflects the author’s romantic view of Native Americans as simple, before men knew how to sin’. When prince oroonoko’s passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast into slavery and transported from Africa to the colony of Surinam.
The novel also reveals behn’s ambiguous attitude to African slavery – while she favoured it as a means to strengthen England’s power, her powerful and moving work conveys its injustice and brutality. Oroonoko’s noble bearing soon wins the respect of his English captors, but his struggle for freedom brings about his destruction.
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Marshall's introduction provides a helpful overview of themes in Cavendish's natural philosophy, and the footnotes contain useful background information about some of the texts and philosophers that Cavendish mentions. The additional selections from Descartes, Boyle, Hobbes, and Hooke also help contextualize Cavendish's views.
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The Faerie Queene#ad - Each book in the poem tells the story of an Arthurian knight, while allegorically examining a specific virtue. Despite that, is one of the longest poems in the English language. The faerie queene was immensely popular when first published, and Elizabeth I granted Spenser a life pension to recognize its literary importance.
Though spenser originally planned 24 books, only 6 were completed. Edmund spenser's epic description of the virtues of man.
Sidney's 'The Defence of Poesy' and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism Penguin ClassicsPenguin #ad - Writers quickly turrned their attention to their own art and the first & most influential response came with Philip Sidney's Defense. Here he set out to answer contemporary critics &, with reference to Classical models of criticism, formulated a manifesto for English literature. Also includes george puttenham's art of english poesy, Samuel Daniel's Defence of Rhyme, & passages by writers such as Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon & George Gascoigne.
Controversy raged through england during the 1570-80s as Puritans denounced all manner of games & pastimes as a danger to public morals.
The Lusiads Oxford World's ClassicsOUP Oxford #ad - Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. Yetit speaks powerfully, and of the rise and decline of nationhood, too, of the precariousness of power, threatened not only from without by enemies, but from within by loss of integrity and vision.
The first translation of the Lusiads for almost half a century, this new edition is complemented by an illuminating introduction and extensive notes. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. The poem's twin symbols are the cross and the Astrolabe, and its celebration of a turning point in mankind's knowledge of the world unites the old map of the heavens with the newly discovered terrain on earth.
The Lusiads Oxford World's Classics #ad - First published in 1572, the lusiads is one of the greatest epic poems of the Renaissance, immortalizing Portugal's voyages of discovery with an unrivalled freshness of observation. At the centre of the lusiads is vasco da Gama's pioneer voyage via southern Africa to India in 1497-98. The first european artist to cross the equator, Camoes's narrative reflects the novelty and fascination of that original encounter with Africa, India and the Far East.
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Almost completely neglected until very recently, her work changes our perspective on Jacobean poetry and contradicts the common assumption that women wrote nothing of serious interest until much later. Her book of poems is dedicated entirely to women patrons. Aemilia lanyer 1569-1645 was the first woman poet in England who sought status as a professional writer.
Selected Philosophical Works Hackett ClassicsHackett Publishing Co. #ad - Selections from some of bacon's natural histories round out this edition by showing the types of compilations that he believed would most contribute to the third part of his Great Instauration. Each work has a separate brief introduction indicating the major themes developed. This is the kind of “essential Bacon” we need for teaching purposes.
Sloan, university of Notre Dame. I was particularly pleased to see the “Natural Histories” and New Atlantis included. Phillip R. In addition, she looks at the primarily negative evaluations of bacon’s methodological writings by philosophers of science in the first half of the twentieth century, the reassessments of his works that took place as the influence of logical empiricism declined, and the current revival of interest in Bacon that coincides with the focus on experimental practice today.
Selected Philosophical Works Hackett Classics #ad - A bibliography and index complete the text. It is a great service to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level to have such a fine collection of Bacon’s texts available with an introduction by Rose-Mary Sargent. The most comprehensive collection available in paperback of Bacon’s philosophical and scientific writings, Ellis, or in substantive selections, revised from the classic 19th century editions of Spedding, this volume offers Bacon’s major works in their entirety, and Heath.
In her general introduction, discusses the major components of his philosophical project, education, Sargent gives a biographical sketch of Bacon’s early life, and legal career, and traces his influence on subsequent natural philosophy.
The Book of Margery Kempe Oxford World's ClassicsOUP Oxford #ad - She travelled to the most holy sites of the medieval world, including Rome and Jerusalem. In her life and her boisterous devotion, Kempe antagonized many of those around her; yet she also garnered friends and supporters who helped to record her experiences. This new translation preserves the forceful narrative voice of Kempe's Book and includes a wide-ranging introduction and useful notes.
About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Known as the earliest autobiography written in the English language, Kempe's Book describes the dramatic transformation of its heroine from failed businesswoman and lustful young wife to devout and chaste pilgrim.
The Book of Margery Kempe Oxford World's Classics #ad - Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, including expert introductions by leading authorities, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, helpful notes to clarify the text, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, and much more. She vividly describes her prayers and visions, as well as the temptations in daily life to which she succumbed before dedicating herself to her spiritualcalling.
Her book opens a window on to the medieval world, aspirations, and provides a fascinating portrait of one woman's life, and prayers.1436-8 is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. Alas that i ever did sin! it is so merry in Heaven!'The Book of Margery Kempe c.