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Critical and Scholarly Editions

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Critical editions: Innovative critical approaches to works of fiction and nonfiction that steer away from the historicist tradition in book editing. Universitas favors editions that look at texts from postcolonial, feminist, queer, and other contemporary perspectives. Scholarly editions: Modern approaches to editing and annotating classics, to favor an extensive reading, with contextualized information relevant to today’s reader.

























The History of Emily Montague

The Piazza Tales



Alice's Adventures in Wonderalnd & Through the Looking Glass











Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Dracula: The Postcolonial Edition



The Trail of the Serpent

American Notes for General Circulation


















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Editeb by Henry M. Wallace   240 pages, 6 x 9 Hardcover Release Date:15 Jan 2023 ISBN:9781988963396 Impressions of Theophrastus Such is the last and perhaps the most personal book written by George Eliot. An unconventional counterpart and an edifying conclusion to her novels, it illustrates and interprets the moral history of her times. Part autobiography, part satire, part social analysis, Impressions takes a hard look at all classes and professions, with a special place reserved to authors. Eliot’s gaze moves from a peaceful, rural England in the first chapters to England as a ruthless colonising power in the last. Written by one of the sharpest minds of the nineteenth century, this is the perfect introduction to the intellectual life of Victorian England. This is the first contemporary scholarly edition of the novel. It is a tribute to Eliot’s writing and a literary rescue operation.  






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Our books are made for the college classroom. They have beautiful covers and layout, to entice students to read. The margins are slightly bigger, so students can take discreet notes. The paper, the fonts, the spacing between the lines create a flowing rhythm and encourage reading.

  • Strong editorial matter: introductions and annotations that are reflective of current scholarship as well as editorial practices;
  • Useful apparatus in our In the classroom series that guide instructors and students through the most important aspects of the period, author’s life, publications;
  • Monographs and collections of essays that engage with issues upfront and that offer ways to understand the world, be it the past or the present.















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Universitas Press in an independent academic press that publishes Books that make sense of the world.  UP is an indepedent publisher, peer-reviewed, and employee-owned.  established in 2014 in Montreal, Canada.   




eBooks

The majority of our titles are available as eBooks through Google Play,  as PDFs via UBC Press, or through campus bookstore platforms. For personal use, we  recommend Google Play, which allows one to sample the content and format of any of our eBooks using the Google Play app. Our titles on Google Play include  both the original page layout (equivalent to a PDF) and flowing text layout (equivalent to an EPUB). 





















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