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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..)

528 pp, $14.95. Order Now!

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..)

304 pp, $7.95. Order Now!

The Ignatius Critical Edition of The Red Badge of Courage

The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane described his novel of the American Civil War as a "psycho­logical portrait of fear."...
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The Ignatius Critical Edition of A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

In this exciting novel set during the French Revo­lution, Dickens expresses sympathy for the poor but... (Read more..)

536 pp, $11.95. Order Now!

The Ignatius Critical Edition of Loss and Gain

Loss and Gain

John Henry Newman wrote this novel about a young man after entering the Roman Catholic Church in 1845... (Read more..)

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The Ignatius Critical Edition of Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Though a staple in high school English classes, Julius Caesar is not a simple play.... (Read more..)

240 pp, $5.95. Order Now!


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by last name, except for Wm. Shakespeare

St. Augustine of Hippo

Emily Brontë

Stephen Crane

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Herman Melville

John Henry Newman

Mary Shelley

Bram Stoker

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Jonathan Swift

Mark Twain

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Meet the Editors & Critical Minds

Below are just a few. Meet more here and at the bottom of every book page.

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

With a PhD in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Crystal Downing 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. Much of her recent scholarship focuses on the relationship between postmodernism and faith. Her first book, Writing Performances: The Stages of Dorothy L. Sayers (Palgrave), was granted the Barbara Reynolds Award for outstanding Sayers scholarship in 2009. Her second book, How Postmodernism Serves (My) Faith (IVP Academic) is used as a textbook in college and seminary classrooms throughout North America.

Downing taught Shakespeare for many years at UCLA before taking a position at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, where she is professor of English and film studies. In addition to presentations at academic conferences, her work on Shakespeare has appeared in College Literature and Literature/Film Quarterly.

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