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Titles in the Anthem Perspectives in Literature series are designed to contextualize classic works of literature for readers today within their original social and cultural environments. The books present historical, biographical, political, artistic, moral, religious and philosophical material from the period that enable readers to understand a text’s meaning as it would have struck the original audience. These approachable but informative books aims to uncover the period and the people for whom texts were written; their values and views, their anxieties and demons, what made them laugh and cry, their loves and hates. The series is targeted at high-achieving A Level, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement pupils, undergraduates following Shakespeare and Renaissance drama modules and an intellectually curious audience.


We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works that meet the criteria of this series. We make prompt editorial decisions. Our titles are published simultaneously in print and eBook editions and are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a collection of essays, a single or multi-authored monograph, or a course reader, please contact us at: proposal@anthempress.com

  1. 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' in Context
    Magic, Madness and Mayhem
    PRICE:  £14.99  /  $24.95

    Paperback | November 2016 | ISBN 9781783085552

  2. 'Antony and Cleopatra' in Context
    The Politics of Passion
    Keith Linley
    PRICE:  £14.99  /  $24.95

    Paperback | February 2015 | ISBN 9781783083770

  3. 'King Lear' in Context
    The Cultural Background
    Keith Linley
    PRICE:  £14.99  /  $24.95

    Paperback | February 2015 | ISBN 9781783083732

  4. 'The Tempest' in Context
    Sin, Repentance and Forgiveness
    Keith Linley
    PRICE:  £14.99  /  $24.95

    Paperback | February 2015 | ISBN 9781783083756

  5. 'Volpone' in Context
    Biters Bitten and Fools Fooled
    By Keith Linley
    PRICE:  £14.99  /  $24.95

    Paperback | November 2016 | ISBN 9781783085583