Literature: Literary History

  • A Short Literary History of the United States book cover

    A Short Literary History of the United States

    1st Edition

    By Mario Klarer

    A Short Literary History of the United States offers an introduction to American Literature for students who want to acquaint themselves with the most important periods, authors, and works of American literary history. Comprehensive yet concise, it provides an essential overview of the different…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Routledge

  • The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters book cover

    The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

    From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference…

    Hardback – 2014-01-08
    Routledge

  • American Literature: A History book cover

    American Literature

    A History, 1st Edition

    By Hans Bertens, Theo D'haen

    This comprehensive history of American Literature traces its development from the earliest colonial writings of the late 1500s through to the present day. This lively, engaging and highly accessible guide: offers lucid discussions of all major influences and movements such as Puritanism,…

    Paperback – 2013-11-01
    Routledge

  • The History of the Book in the Middle East book cover

    The History of the Book in the Middle East

    1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffrey Roper

    This selection of papers by scholarly specialists offers an introduction to the history of the book and book culture in West Asia and North Africa from antiquity to the 20th century. The flourishing and long-lived manuscript tradition is discussed in its various aspects - social and economic as…

    Hardback – 2013-08-21
    Routledge
    The History of the Book in the East

  • An Introduction to Literary Studies book cover

    An Introduction to Literary Studies

    3rd Edition

    By Mario Klarer

    In this classic beginner's guide to English literature, Mario Klarer offers a concise and accessible discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at: definitions of key terms such as literature and text the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and film periods and…

    Paperback – 2013-06-17
    Routledge

  • Epic book cover

    Epic

    1st Edition

    By Paul Innes

    This student guidebook offers a clear introduction to an often complex and unwieldy area of literary studies. Tracing epic from its ancient and classical roots through postmodern and contemporary examples this volume discusses: a wide range of writers including Homer, Vergil, Ovid, Dante,…

    Paperback – 2013-01-31
    Routledge
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: 5-Volume Set book cover

    Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: 5-Volume Set

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Lancashire

    This series of five volumes enshrines the collective achievement of English lexicographers from the Old English period to the eighteenth century. These author-scholars are unique in that they witness and analyze the growth of English vocabulary over nine hundred years. The volumes are organized…

    Hardback – 2012-12-21
    Routledge
    Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

  • Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 5: The Eighteenth Century book cover

    Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

    Volume 5: The Eighteenth Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anne C. McDermott

    The eighteenth century is renowned for the publication of Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language, which reference sources still call the first English dictionary. This collection demonstrates the inaccuracy of that claim, but its tenacity in the public mind testifies to how…

    Hardback – 2012-12-18
    Routledge
    Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

  • Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 2: Middle English book cover

    Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

    Volume 2: Middle English, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Franzen

    The teaching of Latin remained important after the Conquest but Anglo-Norman now became a language of instruction and, from the thirteenth century onwards, a language to be learned. During this period English lexicographers were more numerous, more identifiable and their works more varied, for…

    Hardback – 2012-12-14
    Routledge
    Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

  • Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 1: Old English book cover

    Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

    Volume 1: Old English, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Franzen

    Anglo-Saxon lexicography studies Latin texts and words. The earliest English lexicographers are largely unidentifiable students, teachers, scholars and missionaries. Materials brought from abroad by early teachers were augmented by their teachings and passed on by their students. Lexicographical…

    Hardback – 2012-12-14
    Routledge
    Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

  • The Romance of Arthur: An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation book cover

    The Romance of Arthur

    An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy, James J. Wilhelm

    The Romance of Arthur, James J. Wilhelm’s classic anthology of Arthurian literature, is an essential text for students of the medieval Romance tradition. This fully updated third edition presents a comprehensive reader, mapping the course of Arthurian literature, and is expanded to cover: key…

    Paperback – 2012-12-07
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature book cover

    The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature

    1st Edition

    By Frederick Luis Aldama

    The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature presents the first comprehensive overview of these popular, experimental and diverse literary cultures. Frederick Luis Aldama traces a historical path through Latino/a literature, examining both the historical and political contexts of the works…

    Paperback – 2012-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Concise Histories of Literature

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