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The Ignatius Critical Edition of Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Unraveling dra­mat­ic­al­ly dif­fer­ent roman­tic fates for Elinor and Mari­anne, Jane Austen shows... (Read more..)

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The Ignatius Critical Edition of Othello


One of the four great tragedies, this is among the darkest of Shake­speare's plays, an indictment of the world in which... (Read more..)

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The Ignatius Critical Edition of Romantic Poets

Romantic Poets

Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge stressed the value of emotion, human experience, and the majesty of nature... (Read more..)

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The Ignatius Critical Edition of Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

One of the finest novels ever written, Charlotte Bront´┐Ż's masterpiece is also one of the most mis­under­stood in literature... (Read more..)

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The Ignatius Critical Edition of The Confessions

The Confessions

Considered one of the greatest Christian classics of all time, it is an extended poetic, passionate, intimate prayer... (Read more..)

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The Ignatius Critical Edition of The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy

From the sixth century, the Consolation was one of the most popular and influ­ential works of the Middle Ages... (Read more..)

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Mary Shelley

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Meet the Editors & Critical Minds

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R. V. Young

R. V. Young is Professor of English at North Carolina State University. He is co-founder of the John Donne Journal and was co-editor for 25 years. In 2008 he became the editor of Modern Age: A Quarterly Review. His bilingual edition of Justus Lipsius' Concerning Constancy is forthcoming from Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies. In addition to scholarly books and articles, he has also contributed to journals such as First Things, National Review, The Weekly Standard, the St. Austin Review, and Touchstone, of which he is a contributing editor.

Critical Essays in


Anthony Esolen

Anthony Esolen is a professor of English at Providence College. His work includes the Modern Library translations of Dante's Divine Comedy (Random House), Ironies of Faith: The Deep Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature (ISI Books), and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization (Regnery).

Douglas Lane Patey

Douglas Lane Patey is Sophia Smith Professor of English at Smith College, where he teaches courses both in English and the history of science. He has written books on the history of probability, concepts of addiction, and the novels of Evelyn Waugh, as well as articles on John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and the history of divisions between "art" and "science".

Mary Reichardt

Mary Reichardt

Mary Reichardt is Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota. She received a PhD in literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has published eight books, including Catholic Women Writers (Greenwood, 2001), Exploring Catholic Literature (Sheed and Ward / Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), the two-volume Encyclopedia of Catholic Literature (Greenwood, 2004), and Between Human and Divine: The Catholic Vision in Contemporary Literature (Catholic University of America Press, 2010).

Crystal Downing

Crystal Downing

Crystal Downing received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. She has published on a wide variety of literary topics, from Shakespeare to the Brontës, and has won both national and international awards for her essays on film. Her three books explore the relationship between Christianity and poststructuralism: Writing Performances (2004); How Postmodernism Serves (My) Faith (2006); and Changing Signs of Truth (2012).

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