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  • Errors and Reconciliations

    Marriage in the Plays and Novels of Henry Fielding, 1st Edition

    By Anaclara Castro-Santana

    Henry Fielding is most well-known for his monumental novel Tom Jones. Though not necessarily common knowledge, Henry Fielding started his literary career as a dramatist and eventually transitioned to writing novels. Though vastly different in their approach and subject, there is a common thread in…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
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    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • Critical Branding

    Postcolonial Studies and the Market, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Koegler

    Critical Branding: Postcolonial Studies and the Market provides an original answer to what Sarah Brouillette has called postcolonial studies’ ‘longstanding materialist challenge’, illuminating the relationship between what is often broadly called ‘the market’ and the practice and positionality of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
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    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Evolutions of Jewish Character in British Fiction

    Nor Yet Redeemed, 1st Edition

    By Aaron Kaiserman

    Evolutions of Jewish Character in British Fiction: Nor Yet Redeemed builds upon recent scholarship concerning representations of Jews in the British Romantic and Victorian periods. Existing studies identify common trends, or link positive Jewish portrayals to authorial interests and social…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
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    Routledge Studies in Romanticism

  • Discipline

    by Mary Brunton, 1st Edition

    Edited by Olivia Murphy

    Discipline, the second novel by the Scottish writer Mary Brunton (1778-1818), was published in 1814. While less well known than its predecessor Self-Control (1811), it is nonetheless equally deserving of a central place in the canon of Romantic-era fiction. A wide-ranging novel, it shares many…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20
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    Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

  • ‘The Right Thing to Read’

    A History of Australian Girl-Readers, 1910-1960, 1st Edition

    By Bronwyn Lowe

    ‘The Right Thing to Read’: A History of Australian Girl-Readers, 1910-1960 explores the reading habits, identity, and construction of femininity of Australian girls aged between ten and fourteen from 1910 to 1960. It investigates changing notions of Australian girlhood across the period, and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19
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    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Brexit and Literature

    Critical and Cultural Responses, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Eaglestone

    Brexit is a political, economic and administrative event: and it is a cultural one, too. In Brexit and Literature, Robert Eaglestone brings together a diverse range of literary scholars, writers and poets to respond to this aspect of Brexit. The discipline of ‘English’, as the very name suggests,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-14
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  • Shame and Modern Writing

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barry Sheils, Julie Walsh

    Shame and Modern Writing seeks to uncover the presence of shame in and across a vast array of modern writing modalities. This interdisciplinary volume includes essays from distinguished and emergent scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and shorter practice-based reflections from poets…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
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    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Beyond the Victorian/ Modernist Divide

    Remapping the Turn-of-the-Century Break in Literature, Culture and the Visual Arts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada, Anne Besnault-Levita

    Beyond the Victorian/ Modernist Divide contributes to a new phase in the Victorian-modern debate of traditional periodization through the perspective lens of literature and the visual arts. Breaking away from conventionally fixed discourses and dichotomies, this book utilizes an interdisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
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    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Robert Burns and the Philosophers

    1st Edition

    By J Walter McGinty

    This volume expounds the influence of Robert Burns’s reading of Philosophy on his life and work, supplementing this with his personal encounters with those philosophers he met. The work begins with the Homespun Philosophy of his early years under the tutelage of William Burnes and John Murdoch,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
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    Routledge Studies in Romanticism

  • Political Economy, Literature & the Formation of Knowledge, 1720-1850

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Adelman, Catherine Packham

    This edited collection, Political Economy, Literature & the Formation of Knowledge, aims to address the genealogy and formation of political economy as a knowledge project from 1720 to 1850. Through individual essays on both literary and political economic writers, this volume defines and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
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    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • Toleration and Tolerance in Medieval European Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Albrecht Classen

    Toleration and Tolerance in Medieval European Literature aims to examine and unearth the critical investigations of toleration and tolerance presented in literary texts of the Middle Ages. In contrast to previous approaches, this volume identifies new methods of interpreting conventional…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
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    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • European Literary History

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maarten De Pourcq, Sophie Levie

    This clear and engaging book offers readers an introduction to European Literary History from antiquity through to the present day. Each chapter discusses a short extract from a literary text, whilst including a close reading and a longer essay examining other key texts of the period and their…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12
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  • Singing the News

    Ballads in Mid-Tudor England, 1st Edition

    By Jenni Hyde

    Singing the News is the first study to concentrate on sixteenth-century ballads, when there was no regular and reliable alternative means of finding out news and information. It is a highly readable and accessible account of the important role played by ballads in spreading news during a period…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20
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    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Writing Place

    Mimesis, Subjectivity and Imagination in the Works of George Gissing, 1st Edition

    By Rebecca Hutcheon

    Exploring a hitherto neglected field, Writing Place: Mimesis, Subjectivity and Imagination in the Works of George Gissing is the first monograph to consider the works of George Gissing (1857-1903) in light of the ‘spatial turn’. By exploring how objectivity and subjectivity interact in his work,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20
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    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Print Letters in Seventeenth‐Century England

    Politics, Religion, and News Culture, 1st Edition

    By Gary Schneider

    Print Letters in Seventeenth-Century England investigates how and why letters were printed in the interrelated spheres of political contestation, religious controversy, and news culture—those published as pamphlets, as broadsides, and in newsbooks in the interests of ideological disputes and as…

    Hardback – 2018-02-15
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    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Wordsworth Before Coleridge

    The Growth of the Poet’s Philosophical Mind, 1785-1797, 1st Edition

    By Mark J. Bruhn

    Drawing extensively upon archival resources and manuscript evidence, Wordsworth Before Coleridge rewrites the early history of Wordsworth’s intellectual development and thereby overturns a century-old consensus that derives his most important philosophical ideas from Coleridge. Beginning with…

    Hardback – 2018-02-15
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    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • Inventing the Popular

    Printing, Politics, and Poetics, 1st Edition

    By Bettina R. Lerner

    Inventing the Popular: Working-Class Literature and Culture in Nineteenth-Century France explores texts written, published and disseminated by a politically and socially active group of working-class writers during the first half of the nineteenth century. Through a network of exchanges featuring…

    Hardback – 2018-02-14
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    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • The Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives by Sarah Chapone

    1st Edition

    Edited by Susan Paterson Glover

    Susan Paterson Glover here presents, in modern type, a critical edition of the first printed work by an English woman writer, Sarah Chapone, on the inequity of the common law regime for married women. Glover's extended, original introduction provides an account of Chapone's life; a discussion of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-12
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    The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions

  • Jewish and Christian Voices in English Reformation Biblical Drama

    Enacting Family and Monarchy, 1st Edition

    By Chanita Goodblatt

    English Biblical drama of the sixteenth century resounds with a variety of Jewish and Christian voices. Whether embodied as characters or manifested as exegetical and performative strategies, these voices participate in the central Reformation project of biblical translation. Such translations and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-12
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    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Graphic Girlhoods

    Visualizing Education and Violence, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Marshall

    Drawing on a dynamic set of "graphic texts of girlhood," Elizabeth Marshall identifies the locations, cultural practices, and representational strategies through which schoolgirls experience real and metaphorical violence. How is the schoolgirl made legible through violence in graphic texts of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-12
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    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Postcolonial Approaches to Latin American Children’s Literature

    1st Edition

    By Ann González

    In this volume González explores how the effects of a traumatic colonial experience are (re)presented to Latin American children today, almost two centuries after the dismantling of colonialism proper. Central to this study is the argument that the historical constraints of colonialism,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-09
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    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Casual Shakespeare

    Three Centuries of Verbal Echoes, 1st Edition

    By Regula Hohl Trillini

    Casual Shakespeare is the first full-length study of the thousands of quotations both in and of Shakespeare's works which represent intertextuality outside of what is conventionally appreciated as literary value. Drawing on the insights gained as a result of a major, ongoing&…

    Hardback – 2018-02-09
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    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Attachment, Place, and Otherness in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

    New Materialist Representations, 1st Edition

    By Jillmarie Murphy

    This interdisciplinary study examines the role interpersonal and place attachment bonds play in crafting a national identity in American literature. Although there have been numerous ecocritical studies of and psychoanalytic approaches to American literature, this study seeks to integrate the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
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    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Provincializing the Bible

    Faulkner and Postsecular American Literature, 1st Edition

    By Norman W. Jones

    Why, in our supposedly secular age, does the Bible feature prominently in so many influential and innovative works of contemporary U.S. literature? More pointedly, why would a book indelibly allied with a long history of institutionalized oppressions play a supporting role—and not simply as an…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
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    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • The Victorian Era in Twenty-First Century Children’s and Adolescent Literature and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sonya Sawyer Fritz, Sara K. Day

    Victorian literature for audiences of all ages provides a broad foundation upon which to explore complex and evolving ideas about young people. In turn, this collection argues, contemporary works for young people that draw on Victorian literature and culture ultimately reflect our own disruptions…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
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    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Paraphernalia! Victorian Objects

    1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Kingstone, Kate Lister

    The Victorian era is famous for the collecting, hording, and displaying of things; for the mass production and consumption of things; for the invention, distribution and sale of things; for those who had things, and those who did not. For many people, the Victorian period is intrinsically…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31
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    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Essays on Music and Language in Modernist Literature

    Musical Modernism, 1st Edition

    By Katherine O'Callaghan

    This volume explores the role of music as a source of inspiration and provocation for modernist writers. In its consideration of modernist literature within a broad political, postcolonial, and internationalist context, this book is an important intervention in the growing field of Words and Music…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
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    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference

    Race and Conduct in the Early Modern World, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Akhimie

    Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference reveals the relationship between racial discrimination and the struggle for upward social mobility in the early modern world. Reading Shakespeare’s plays alongside contemporaneous conduct literature - how-to books on self-improvement - this book…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
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    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Melville and the Question of Meaning

    1st Edition

    By David Faflik

    This rich volume of essays restores meaning itself as the focal point of one of our most thoughtful modern writers, Herman Melville. Melville and the Question of Meaning thinks about thinking in Melville. For if Melville’s concerns with interpretation (the contributors to one recent collection…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
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    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Mediating Literary Borders: Asian Australian Writing

    1st Edition

    Edited by Janet Wilson, Chandani Lokuge

    Engaging with Asian Australian writing, this book focuses on an influential area of cultural production defined by its ethnic diversity and stylistic innovativeness. In addressing the demanding new transnational and transcultural critical frameworks of such syncretic writing, the contributors…

    Hardback – 2018-01-23
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  • Mobility and the Humanities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Merriman, Lynne Pearce

    Over the past twenty years there has been something of a ‘mobilities turn’ across many disciplines in the social sciences. This book charts the increasing influence this turn is having on scholars in the arts and humanities, tracing the importance of questions and feelings of movement to scholars…

    Hardback – 2018-01-23
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  • Ulysses and Faust

    Tradition and Modernism from Homer till the Present, 1st Edition

    By Harry Redner

    Ulysses and Faust: Tradition and Modernism from Homer till the Present examines the most important authors of Western literature: Homer, Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Marlowe, Goethe, Joyce, Eliot, Mann, Bulgakov and Pasternak, who based their works on one or other of the two key myths of…

    Hardback – 2018-01-08
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    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • The Occult Imagination in Britain, 1875-1947

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Ferguson, Andrew Radford

    Between 1875 and 1947, a period bookended, respectively, by the founding of the Theosophical Society and the death of notorious occultist celebrity Aleister Crowley, Britain experienced an unparalleled efflorescence of engagement with unusual occult schema and supernatural phenomena such as astral…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
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    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Approaches to the Anglo and American Female Epic, 1621�1982

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bernard Schweizer

    Epic has long been regarded as the exclusive domain of the male literary genius and as an incarnation of patriarchal values. This provocative collection of essays challenges such a hegemonic stereotype by demonstrating the ways in which women writers have successfully adapted the masculine epic…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
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  • Literary Circles and Gender in Early Modern Europe

    A Cross-Cultural Approach, 1st Edition

    By Julie Campbell

    A comparative analysis, this study examines the interactions of early modern male and female writers within the context of literary circles. In particular, Campbell examines how the querelle des femmes as a discursive rhetorical tradition of praise and blame influenced perceptions of well-educated…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
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  • Painting the Novel

    Pictorial Discourse in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Jakub Lipski

    Painting the Novel: Pictorial Discourse in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction focuses on the interrelationship between eighteenth-century theories of the novel and the art of painting – a subject which has not yet been undertaken in a book-length study. This volume argues that throughout the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
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    British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century

  • Writing for the Masses

    Dorothy L. Sayers and the Victorian Literary Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Christine Colón

    In Writing for the Masses: Dorothy L. Sayers and the Victorian Literary Tradition Dr. Christine A. Colón explores how Sayers carefully negotiates the complexities of early twentieth century literary culture by embracing a specifically Victorian literary tradition of writing to engage a wide…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20
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    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Storytelling as Plague Prevention in Medieval and Early Modern Italy

    The Decameron Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Martin Marafioti

    Through close readings of five Italian collections of novellas written over a 500-year period, Martin Marafioti explores the literary tradition of storytelling, and particularly its efficacy as a healing tool following traumatic visitations from the plague. In this study, Giovanni Boccaccio's…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19
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    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • Mary Hays (1759�1843)

    The Growth of a Woman's Mind, 1st Edition

    By Gina Luria Walker

    Mary Hays, reformist, novelist, and innovative thinker, has been waiting two hundred years to be judged in a fair, scholarly, and comprehensive way. During her lifetime and long after, her role in the ongoing reformist debates in England at the end of the eighteenth century, intensified by the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
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  • Re-Presenting 'Jane' Shore

    Harlot and Heroine, 1st Edition

    By Maria M. Scott

    Re-Presenting 'Jane' Shore analyzes the representation of the mistress of Edward IV of England, known to us as 'Jane' Shore (c. 1445-c. 1527). The daughter of a well-to-do merchant, she left her merchant husband to become the king's concubine. After Edward's death, his brother, later Richard III,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
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  • Representations of Death in Nineteenth-Century US Writing and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lucy Frank

    From the famous deathbed scene of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Little Eva to Mark Twain's parodically morbid poetess Emmeline Grangerford, a preoccupation with human finitude informs the texture of nineteenth-century US writing. This collection traces the vicissitudes of this cultural preoccupation with…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
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  • The Fictional Lives of Shakespeare

    1st Edition

    By Kevin Gilvary

    Modern biographies of William Shakespeare abound; however, close scrutiny of the surviving records clearly show that there is insufficient material for a cradle to grave account of his life, that most of what is written about him cannot be verified from primary sources, and that Shakespearean…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
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    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Troping Oroonoko from Behn to Bandele

    1st Edition

    Edited by Susan B. Iwanisziw

    This volume of essays invites the reader to assess literary texts from within the frame of the texts' cultural history, which includes issues of authorship and literary or stage convention as well as the social and political institutions that shaped and marketed that literature. The collection…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
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  • Jonson, Shakespeare, and Aristotle on Comedy

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Goossen

    Jonson, Shakespeare, and Aristotle on Comedy relates new understandings of Aristotle’s dramatic theory to the comedy of Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare. Typically, scholars of Renaissance drama have treated Aristotle’s theory only as a possible historical influence on Jonson’s and Shakespeare’s…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13
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    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Saintly Women

    Medieval Saints, Modern Women, and Intimate Partner Violence, 1st Edition

    By Nancy Nienhuis, Beverly Mayne Kienzle

    This ground-breaking volume assesses the contemporary epidemic of intimate partner violence and explores how and why cultural and religious beliefs serve to excuse battering and to work against survivors’ attempts to find safety. Theological interpretations of sacred texts have been used for…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13
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    Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

  • Prosthesis in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chloe Porter, Katie L. Walter, Margaret Healy

    ‘Prosthesis’ denotes a rhetorical ‘addition’ to a pre-existing ‘beginning’, a ‘replacement’ for that which is ‘defective or absent’, a technological mode of ‘correction’ that reveals a history of corporeal and psychic discontent. Recent scholarship has given weight to these multiple meanings of ‘…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12
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  • Milton, Drama, and Greek Texts

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tania Demetriou, Tanya Pollard

    This collection reconsiders Milton’s engagement with Greek texts, with particular attention to the theological and theatrical meanings attached to Greek in the early modern period. Responding to new scholarship on early modern reactions to Greek authors – especially Euripides and Homer, Milton’s…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12
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  • The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    Containing forty-eight chapters, The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks is the ultimate guide to picturebooks. It contains a detailed introduction, surveying the history and development of the field and emphasizing the international and cultural diversity of picturebooks. Divided into five key…

    Hardback – 2017-12-07
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    Routledge Literature Companions

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