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The literature list publishes around 120 titles a year, with titles on topics spanning the whole range of literary activity in the UK, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. The books themselves range from monographs to teaching texts, and from Cambridge Histories offering authoritative overviews of major subjects, to the more accessible approach of our Companions and Introductions. The New Cambridge Shakespeare Edition spearheads our world-class Shakespeare list; and major editions of other writers include the works of Ben Jonson, Jonathan Swift, Joseph Conrad, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Virginia Woolf, and the letters of Samuel Beckett and Ernest Hemingway.

Literature blog

  • Let the Companion to Dracula In
  • 06 December 2017, Amy Watson
  • We continue to discover the extraordinary extent of the influence of Bram Stoker’s racy pulp fiction, Dracula. When it was first published in 1897, it was largely...
  • Editing and translating Dante
  • 22 November 2017, Amy Watson
  • My aim in editing and translating Dante’s Convivio (or “Banquet”) has been to make an edition that provides nonspecialist Dante enthusiasts and students with...
  • Shakespeare for Freedom Interview
  • 01 November 2017, Amy Watson
  • Shakespeare for Freedom presents a powerful, plausible and political argument for Shakespeare’s meaning and value. It ranges across the breadth of the Shakespeare...