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  • The Romantic Period: The Intellectual & Cultural Context of English Literature 1789-1830 book cover

    The Romantic Period

    The Intellectual & Cultural Context of English Literature 1789-1830, 1st Edition

    By Robin Jarvis

    The Romantic Period was one of the most exciting periods in English literary history. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the intellectual and cultural background to Romantic literature. It is accessibly written and avoids theoretical jargon, providing a solid foundation…

    Paperback – 2004-04-15
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  • American Literature Before 1880 book cover

    American Literature Before 1880

    1st Edition

    By Robert Lawson-Peebles

    American Literature Before 1880 attempts to place its subject in the broadest possible international perspective. It begins with Homer looking westward, and ends with Henry James crossing the Atlantic eastwards. In between, the book examines the projection of images of the East onto an as-yet…

    Paperback – 2003-11-13
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  • English Drama Since 1940 book cover

    English Drama Since 1940

    1st Edition

    By David Ian Rabey

    English Drama Since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation of the ideal of renewal.  This book introduces the period and its…

    Paperback – 2003-01-23
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  • English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789 book cover

    English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789

    1st Edition

    By David Fairer

    In recent years the canon of eighteenth-century poetry has greatly expanded to include women poets, labouring-class and provincial poets, and many previously unheard voices. Fairer’s book takes up the challenge this ought to pose to our traditional understanding of the subject. This book seeks to…

    Paperback – 2002-12-10
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  • Irish Literature Since 1800 book cover

    Irish Literature Since 1800

    1st Edition

    By Norman Vance

    This book surveys Irish writing in English over the last two centuries, from Maria Edgeworth to Seamus Heaney, to give the literary student and the general reader an up-to-date sense of its variety and vitality and to indicate some of the ways in which it has been described and discussed. It begins…

    Paperback – 2002-12-05
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  • English Literature in the Age of Chaucer book cover

    English Literature in the Age of Chaucer

    1st Edition

    By Dieter Mehl

     Written in an engaging and accessible manner, English Literature in the Age of Chaucer serves as both a lucid introduction to Middle English literature for those coming fresh to the study of earlier English writing, and as a stimulating examination of the themes, traditions and the literary…

    Paperback – 2001-08-13
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  • African Literatures in English: East and West book cover

    African Literatures in English

    East and West, 1st Edition

    By Gareth Griffiths

    Here is an introduction to the history of English writing from East and West Africa drawing on a range of texts from the slave diaspora to the post-war upsurge in African English language and literature from these regions.…

    Paperback – 2000-05-19
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  • English Drama Before Shakespeare book cover

    English Drama Before Shakespeare

    1st Edition

    By Peter Happe

    English Drama before Shakespeare surveys the range of dramatic activity in English up to 1590. The book challenges the traditional divisions between Medieval and Renaissance literature by showing that there was much continuity throughout this period, in spite of many innovations. The range of…

    Paperback – 1999-02-25
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  • Caribbean Literature in English book cover

    Caribbean Literature in English

    1st Edition

    By Louis James

    Caribbean Literature in English places its subject in its precise regional context. The `Caribbean', generally considered as one area, is highly discrete in its topography, race and languages, including mainland Guyana, the Atlantic island of Barbados, the Lesser Antilles, Trinidad, and Jamaica,…

    Paperback – 1999-02-11
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  • English Prose of the Nineteenth Century book cover

    English Prose of the Nineteenth Century

    1st Edition

    By Hilary Fraser, Daniel Brown

    Hilary Fraser provides a comprehensive and thorough survey of English prose in the nineteenth century which draws from a wide variety of fields including art, literary theory and criticisim, biography, letters, journals, sermons, and travel reportage. Through these works the cultural, social,…

    Paperback – 1997-04-24
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  • Scottish Literature Since 1707 book cover

    Scottish Literature Since 1707

    1st Edition

    By Marshall Walker

    Marshall Walker's lively and readable account of the highs and lows of Scottish literature from this important date to the present addresses the important themes of democracy, power and nationhood. Disposing of stereotypical ideas about Scotland and the Scots, this fresh approach to Scottish…

    Paperback – 1997-02-19
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  • Criticism and Literary Theory 1890 to the Present book cover

    Criticism and Literary Theory 1890 to the Present

    1st Edition

    By Chris Baldick

    Presents a coherent and accessible historical account of the major phases of British and American Twentieth-century criticism, from 'decadent' aestheticism to feminist, decontsructonist and post-colonial theories. Special attention is given to new perspectives on Shakesperean criticism, theories of…

    Paperback – 1996-03-13
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  • English Drama of the Early Modern Period 1890-1940 book cover

    English Drama of the Early Modern Period 1890-1940

    1st Edition

    By Jean Chothia

    The period 1890-1940 was a particularly rich and influential phase in the development of modern English theatre: the age of Wilde and Shaw and a generation of influential actors and managers from Irving and Terry to Guilgud and Olivier.Jean Chothia's study is in two parts beginning with a portrait…

    Paperback – 1996-03-06
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  • English Fiction of the Victorian Period book cover

    English Fiction of the Victorian Period

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Wheeler

    Professor Wheeler's widely-acclaimed survey of the nineteenth-century fiction covers both the major writers and their works and encompasses the genres and "minor" fiction of the period. This excellent introduction and reference source has been revised for this second edition to include new material…

    Paperback – 1994-06-20
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  • The Victorian Period: The Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature, 1830 - 1890 book cover

    The Victorian Period

    The Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature, 1830 - 1890, 1st Edition

    By Robin Gilmour

    This is a thought-provoking synthesis of the Victorian period, focusing on the themes of science, religion, politics and art. It examines the developments which radically changed the intellectual climate and illustrates how their manifestations permeated Victorian literature.The author begins by…

    Paperback – 1994-01-04
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  • The Eighteenth Century: The Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature 1700-1789 book cover

    The Eighteenth Century

    The Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature 1700-1789, 2nd Edition

    By James Sambrook

    This is an impressive and lucid survey of eighteenth-century intellectual life, providing a real sense of the complexity of the age and of the cultural and intellectual climate in which imaginative literature flourished. It reflects on some of the dominant themes of the period, arguing against such…

    Paperback – 1993-11-22
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  • English Poetry of the Sixteenth Century book cover

    English Poetry of the Sixteenth Century

    2nd Edition

    By Gary F. Waller

    Explores the poetry of the Renaissance, from Dunbar in the late 15th century to the Songs and Sonnets of John Donne in the early 17th. The book offers more than the wealth of literature discussed: it is a pioneering work in its own right, bringing the insights of contemporary literary and cultural…

    Paperback – 1993-11-08
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  • English Poetry Since 1940 book cover

    English Poetry Since 1940

    1st Edition

    By Neil Corcoran

    Neil Corcoran's book is a major survey and interpretation of modern British poetry since 1940, offering a wealth of insights into poets and their work and placing them in a broader context of poetic dialogue and cultural exchange. The book is organised into five main parts, beginning with a…

    Paperback – 1993-07-05
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  • English Prose of the Seventeenth Century 1590-1700 book cover

    English Prose of the Seventeenth Century 1590-1700

    1st Edition

    By Roger Pooley

    This is the first book-length history of the range of seventeenth-century English prose writing. Roger Pooley's study begins with narrative, ranging from the fiction of Bunyan and Aphra Behn to the biographical and autobiographical work of Aubrey and Pepys. Further sections consider religious prose…

    Paperback – 1992-12-14
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  • American Drama of the Twentieth Century book cover

    American Drama of the Twentieth Century

    1st Edition

    By Gerald M. Berkowitz

    In this book Professor Berkowitz studies the diversity of American drama from the stylistic, experimental plays of O'Neill, through verse, tragedy and community theatre, to the theatre of the 1990s. The discussions range through dramatists, plays, genres and themes, with full supporting appendix…

    Paperback – 1992-10-05
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  • American Fiction Since 1940 book cover

    American Fiction Since 1940

    1st Edition

    By Tony Hilfer

    In this remarkable book, Tony Hilfer provides a major survey of the wealth of post-war American fiction. He analyses the major modes and genres of writing, from realist to postmodernist metafiction and black humour, the fiction of social protest, women's writing, and the traditions of…

    Paperback – 1992-10-05
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  • English Poetry of the Seventeenth Century book cover

    English Poetry of the Seventeenth Century

    2nd Edition

    By George Parfitt

    Provides a comprehensive and entertaining account of the vitality and variety of achievement in seventeenth-century English poetry. Revised and up-dated throughout, Dr Parfitt has added new material on poets as varied as Marvell and Traherne. There is also a completely new chapter on women poets of…

    Paperback – 1992-07-06
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  • English Poetry of the Romantic Period 1789-1830 book cover

    English Poetry of the Romantic Period 1789-1830

    2nd Edition

    By J.R. Watson

    On its first appearance English Poetry of the Romantic Period was widely praised as on of the best introductions to the subject. This edition includes updated material in the light of recent work in Romanticism and Romantic poetry. The book discusses the concerns that linked the Romantic poets,…

    Paperback – 1992-06-01
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  • Twentieth-Century America: The Intellectual and Cultural Context book cover

    Twentieth-Century America

    The Intellectual and Cultural Context, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Tallack

    The multi-volume Longman literature in English series aims to provide students of literature with a critical introduction to the major genres in their historical and cultural context. This book looks at cinema, painting and architecture in 20th-century America, as well as the culture of politics.…

    Paperback – 1991-01-21
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  • The Seventeenth Century: The Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature, 1603-1700 book cover

    The Seventeenth Century

    The Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature, 1603-1700, 1st Edition

    By Graham Parry

    The seventeenth century was a period of immense turmoil. This book explores the methods by which a distinctive iconography was created for each Stuart king, describes the cultural life of the Civil War period and the Cromwellian Protectorate, and analyses the impact of the antiquarian movement…

    Paperback – 1989-03-28
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  • English Fiction of the Romantic Period 1789-1830 book cover

    English Fiction of the Romantic Period 1789-1830

    1st Edition

    By Gary Kelly

    English Fiction of the Romantic Period 1789-1830 is the first comprehensive historical survey of fiction from that period for many decades. It combines a clear awareness of the period's social history with recent developments in literary criticism, theory and history, and explains the astounding…

    Paperback – 1989-03-20
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  • English Fiction of the Early Modern Period: 1890-1940 book cover

    English Fiction of the Early Modern Period

    1890-1940, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Hewitt

    This is an ambitious and fascinating analysis of early twentieth-century English literature from Kipling, Conrad, Lawrence and Forster through figures like Joyce and Woolf to writers such as Evelyn Waugh. There are chapters on the younger writers of the age as well as the more popular minor writers…

    Paperback – 1989-03-06
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  • English Drama: Restoration and Eighteenth Century 1660-1789 book cover

    English Drama

    Restoration and Eighteenth Century 1660-1789, 1st Edition

    By Richard W. Bevis

    What were the causes of Restoration drama's licentiousness? How did the elegantly-turned comedy of Congreve become the pointed satire of Fielding? And how did Sheridan and Goldsmith reshape the materials they inherited? In the first account of the entire period for more than a decade, Richard Bevis…

    Paperback – 1988-03-21
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  • English Drama: Shakespeare to the Restoration 1590-1660 book cover

    English Drama

    Shakespeare to the Restoration 1590-1660, 1st Edition

    By Alexander Leggatt

    The most important period in the history of English drama is revealed in Alexander Leggatt's challenging account. The author considers English drama from the beginning of Shakespeare's career to the restoration of Charles II. Focusing on Shakespeare and the development of his art, he examines all…

    Paperback – 1988-03-07
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  • American Fiction 1865 - 1940 book cover

    American Fiction 1865 - 1940

    1st Edition

    By Brian Lee

    Brian Lee's study of American fiction from 1865 to 1940 draws on a wealth of material by, amongst others, Twain, James, Dreiser, Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner. Though the works of these writers have been closely scrutinised by postwar critics in Europe and America, few attempts have yet been…

    Paperback – 1988-01-11
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