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The Nineteenth Century Series aims to develop and promote new approaches and fresh directions in scholarship and criticism on nineteenth-century literature and culture. The series encourages work which erodes the traditional boundary between Romantic and Victorian studies and welcomes interdisciplinary approaches to the literary, religious, scientific and visual cultures of the period. While British literature and culture are the core subject matter of monographs and collections in the series,  the editors encourage proposals which explore the wider, international contexts of nineteenth-century literature – transatlantic, European and global.  Print culture, including studies in the newspaper and periodical press, book history, life writing and gender studies are particular strengths of this established series as are high quality single author studies.  The series also embraces research in the field of digital humanities. The editors invite proposals from both younger and established scholars in all areas of nineteenth-century literary studies. 

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G.W.M. Reynolds Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Politics, and the Press

G.W.M. Reynolds: Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Politics, and the Press

1st Edition

By Anne Humpherys, Louis James
August 14, 2008

G.W.M. Reynolds (1814-1879) had a major impact on the mid-Victorian era that until now has been largely unacknowledged. A prolific novelist whose work had a massive circulation, and an influential journalist and editor, he was a man of contradictions in both his life and writing: a middle-class ...

Jane Carlyle Newly Selected Letters

Jane Carlyle: Newly Selected Letters

1st Edition

By Kenneth J. Fielding, David R. Sorensen
March 28, 2004

This new selection of the letters of Jane Welsh Carlyle presents a complete view of a remarkable Victorian woman, with a wide circle of friends, who enjoyed the company of distinguished thinkers, writers, politicians, feminists, eccentrics and radicals. This edition draws on many remarkable letters...

Jane Eyre on Stage, 1848–1898 An Illustrated Edition of Eight Plays with Contextual Notes

Jane Eyre on Stage, 1848–1898: An Illustrated Edition of Eight Plays with Contextual Notes

1st Edition

By Patsy Stoneman
June 19, 2007

Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre was published in October, 1847, and within three months a version was on stage in London. By 1900, at least eight different stage versions had appeared in England, America and continental Europe. For the first time, all eight plays are available in Patsy Stoneman's ...

Kindred Brutes: Animals in Romantic-Period Writing

Kindred Brutes: Animals in Romantic-Period Writing

1st Edition

By Christine Kenyon-Jones
October 31, 2016

Exploring the significance of animals in Romantic-period writing, this new study shows how in this period they were seen as both newly different from humankind (subjects in their own right, rather than simply humanity's tools or adjuncts) and also as newly similar, with the ability to feel and ...

Language, Science and Popular Fiction in the Victorian Fin-de-Siècle The Brutal Tongue

Language, Science and Popular Fiction in the Victorian Fin-de-Siècle: The Brutal Tongue

1st Edition

By Christine Ferguson
October 19, 2016

Christine Ferguson's timely study is the first comprehensive examination of the importance of language in forming a crucial nexus among popular fiction, biology, and philology at the Victorian fin-de-siècle. Focusing on a variety of literary and non-literary texts, the book maps out the dialogue ...

Lewis Carroll and the Victorian Stage Theatricals in a Quiet Life

Lewis Carroll and the Victorian Stage: Theatricals in a Quiet Life

1st Edition

By Richard Foulkes
May 28, 2005

Author of the enduringly popular Alice books, mathematician, Anglican cleric, and pioneer photographer, Lewis Carroll maintained a lifelong enthusiasm for the theatre. Lewis Carroll and the Victorian Stage is the first book to focus on Carroll's irresistible fascination with all things theatrical, ...

Macmillan’s Magazine, 1859–1907 No Flippancy or Abuse Allowed

Macmillan’s Magazine, 1859–1907: No Flippancy or Abuse Allowed

1st Edition

By George J. Worth
January 28, 2003

Macmillan's Magazine has long been recognized as one of the most significant of the many British literary/intellectual periodicals that flourished in the second half of the nineteenth century. Yet the first volume of the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (1966) pointed out that 'There is no ...

Manliness and the Male Novelist in Victorian Literature

Manliness and the Male Novelist in Victorian Literature

1st Edition

By Andrew Dowling
November 15, 2016

The purpose of this book is to address two principal questions: 'Was the concept of masculinity a topic of debate for the Victorians?' and 'Why is Victorian literature full of images of male deviance when Victorian masculinity is defined by discipline?' In his introduction, Dowling defines ...

Master Narratives Tellers and Telling in the English Novel

Master Narratives: Tellers and Telling in the English Novel

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Gravil
April 18, 2001

Authors whose works are discussed in this collaborative book, covering a 'long' nineteenth century, include Sterne, Fielding, Scott, Austen, Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, Gaskell, Dickens, George Eliot, Conrad, Woolf, and Lawrence. Most of the chapters focus on a single work, among them Tristram ...

New Approaches to the Literary Art of Anne Brontë

New Approaches to the Literary Art of Anne Brontë

1st Edition

By Barbara A. Suess, Julie Nash
September 07, 2001

This new essay collection brings together some of the top Brontë scholars working today, as well as new critical voices, to examine the many layers of Anne Brontë's fiction and other writings and to restore Brontë to her rightful place in literary history. Until very recently, Brontë's ...

Orientalist Poetics The Islamic Middle East in Nineteenth-Century English and French Poetry

Orientalist Poetics: The Islamic Middle East in Nineteenth-Century English and French Poetry

1st Edition

By Emily A. Haddad
February 09, 2002

Orientalist Poetics is the only book on literary orientalism that spans the nineteenth century in both England and France with particular attention to poetry and poetics. It convincingly demonstrates orientalism's centrality to the evolution of poetry and poetics in both nations, and provides a ...

Poetics of Self and Form in Keats and Shelley Nietzschean Subjectivity and Genre

Poetics of Self and Form in Keats and Shelley: Nietzschean Subjectivity and Genre

1st Edition

By Mark Sandy
March 07, 2005

Beginning with a reassessment of contemporary romantic studies, this book provides a modern critical comparison of Keats and Shelley. The study offers detailed close readings of a variety of literary genres (including the romance, lyric, elegy and literary fragment) adopted by Keats and Shelley to ...

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