The Collected Critical Heritage II comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes.
This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.
The Critical Heritage series gathers together a large body of critical figures in literature. These carefully selected sources include:
*contemporary reviews from both popular and literary media. In these students can read how Lady Chatterly's Lover shocked contemporary reviewers or what Ibsens's Doll's House meant to the early feminist movement.
* little-published documentary material such as diaries and correspondence - often between authors and their publishers and critics.
* significant pieces of criticism from later periods arealso included to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation.