E-books: Literary History

  • The Ethical Vision of George Eliot book cover

    The Ethical Vision of George Eliot

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Albrecht

    The Ethical Vision of George Eliot is one of the first monographs devoted entirely to the ethical thought of George Eliot, a profoundly significant, influential figure not only in nineteenth-century English and European literature, nineteenth-century women’s writing, the history of the novel, and…

    eBook – 2020-01-22
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Geography and the Literary Imagination in Victorian Fictions of Empire: The Poetics of Imperial Space book cover

    Geography and the Literary Imagination in Victorian Fictions of Empire

    The Poetics of Imperial Space, 1st Edition

    By Jean Fernandez

    In this pioneering study, Dr. Fernandez explores how the rise of institutional geography in Victorian England impacted imperial fiction’s emergence as a genre characterized by a preoccupation with space and place. This volume argues that the alliance between institutional geography and the British…

    eBook – 2020-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Contemporary Rewritings of Liminal Women: Echoes of the Past book cover

    Contemporary Rewritings of Liminal Women

    Echoes of the Past, 1st Edition

    By Miriam Borham-Puyal

    This book explores the concept of liminality in the representation of women in eighteenth and nineteenth century literature, as well as in contemporary rewritings, such as novels, films, television shows, videogames, and graphic novels. In particular, the volume focuses on vampires, prostitutes,…

    eBook – 2020-01-15
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Poetry and Uselessness: From Coleridge to Ashbery book cover

    Poetry and Uselessness

    From Coleridge to Ashbery, 1st Edition

    By Robert Archambeau

    W.H. Auden famously claimed "poetry makes nothing happen." That may or may not be the case, but the idea that poetry makes nothing happen has, itself, been extremely influential, and has made a great deal happen in the world.  This book examines several of the main currents in literary history as…

    eBook – 2020-01-13
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Liberty and Poetics in Eighteenth Century England book cover

    Liberty and Poetics in Eighteenth Century England

    1st Edition

    By Michael Meehan

    The qualities and achievements of eighteenth century English literature have suffered denigration as a result of a prevailing Whig interpretation of literary history. It is the contention of this book, originally published in 1986, that an alternative form of Whig interpretation is possible and…

    eBook – 2020-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Literature

  • Literature and the Social Order in Eighteenth-Century England book cover

    Literature and the Social Order in Eighteenth-Century England

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Copley

    Recent scholarship had emphasised the importance of a number of non-literary, economic and social debates to the understanding of Augustan Literature. Debates over the place of land, money, credit and luxury in society, as well as strands of radical thinking, are prominent throughout the period.…

    eBook – 2020-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Literature

  • The Eighteenth Century: The Context of English Literature book cover

    The Eighteenth Century

    The Context of English Literature, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pat Rogers

    The aim of this book, originally published in 1978, is to make the reading of literary classics such as Gulliver’s Travels, Robinson Crusoe, Tom Jones, The Beggar’s Opera and Tristram Shandy an even richer experience by giving them an intelligible place in history. The ‘context’ is seen not as a…

    eBook – 2020-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Literature

  • Literary Twinship from Shakespeare to the Age of Cloning book cover

    Literary Twinship from Shakespeare to the Age of Cloning

    1st Edition

    By Wieland Schwanebeck

    Unlike previous efforts that have only addressed literary twinship as a footnote to the doppelganger motif, this book makes a case for the complexity of literary twinship across the literary spectrum. It shows how twins have been instrumental to the formation of comedies of mistaken identity, the…

    eBook – 2020-01-06
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • The Fool of Quality: Volume 2 book cover

    The Fool of Quality

    Volume 2, 1st Edition

    By Henry Brooke

    First published in 1906, The Fool of Quality; a picaresque and sentimental novel by the Irish writer Henry Brooke, is the only one of his works which has enjoyed any great reputation. The somewhat shapeless plot is an account of the doings of young Harry Clinton, who, rejected by his decadent and…

    eBook – 2019-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Fool of Quality: Volume 4 book cover

    The Fool of Quality

    Volume 4, 1st Edition

    By Henry Brooke

    First published in 1906, The Fool of Quality; a picaresque and sentimental novel by the Irish writer Henry Brooke, is the only one of his works which has enjoyed any great reputation. The somewhat shapeless plot is an account of the doings of young Harry Clinton, who, rejected by his decadent and…

    eBook – 2019-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Fool of Quality: Volume 5 book cover

    The Fool of Quality

    Volume 5, 1st Edition

    By Henry Brooke

    First published in 1906, The Fool of Quality; a picaresque and sentimental novel by the Irish writer Henry Brooke, is the only one of his works which has enjoyed any great reputation. The somewhat shapeless plot is an account of the doings of young Harry Clinton, who, rejected by his decadent and…

    eBook – 2019-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • John Dryden and His Readers: 1700 book cover

    John Dryden and His Readers: 1700

    1st Edition

    By Winifred Ernst

    Dryden at the end of his life was admired, perhaps even beloved, by many in England, and his greatest skill over his long career—his controlled detachment—uniquely positioned him to write of both history and politics in 1700. His narrative poetry was popular among Whigs and Tories, women and men,…

    eBook – 2019-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

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