Literature: Literary History

  • Images of Imperial Rule book cover

    Images of Imperial Rule

    1st Edition

    By Hugh Ridley

    Originally published in 1983. In the late nineteenth century as the European powers divided the world between themselves and scrambled over Africa, so their writers went with them, recording in fiction, as well as in historical narrative, the events and issues of the colonial expansion. The…

    Paperback – 2019-11-14 
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    Routledge Library Editions: World Empires

  • Unspeakable: Literature and Terrorism from the Gunpowder Plot to 9/11 book cover

    Unspeakable

    Literature and Terrorism from the Gunpowder Plot to 9/11, 1st Edition

    By Peter C. Herman

    Unspeakable: Literature and Terrorism from the Gunpowder Plot to 9/11 explores the representation of terrorism in plays, novels and films across the centuries. Time and time again, writers and filmmakers including William Shakespeare, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Gillo Pontecorvo, Don DeLillo, John…

    Paperback – 2019-10-04 
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  • Reading Literary Animals: Medieval to Modern book cover

    Reading Literary Animals

    Medieval to Modern, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Edwards, Derek Ryan, Jane Spencer

    Reading Literary Animals explores the status and representation of animals in literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Essays by leading scholars in the field examine various figurative, agential, imaginative, ethical, and affective aspects of literary encounters with animality, showing…

    Paperback – 2019-09-18 
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    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Writing Gender, Writing Nation: Women’s Fiction in Post-Independence India book cover

    Writing Gender, Writing Nation

    Women’s Fiction in Post-Independence India, 1st Edition

    By Bharti Arora

    This book explores the gendered contexts of the Indian nation through a rigorous analysis of selected women’s fiction ranging from diverse linguistic, regional, geographical, caste, class, and regional contexts. Indian women’s writing across languages, texts, and contexts constitutes a unique…

    Paperback – 2019-08-16 
    Routledge India

  • Herman Melville book cover

    Herman Melville

    1st Edition

    By D. E. S. Maxwell

    In this fascinating and revealing book, first published in 1968, Maxwell examines the life and work of Herman Melville. By dividing extracts of Melville’s work in chronological order, the sections clearly illustrate the various facets of Melville’s technique and thought as it evolves. This title is…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Figures of Division: William Faulkner's Major Novels book cover

    Figures of Division

    William Faulkner's Major Novels, 1st Edition

    By James A. Snead

    Originally published in 1986. William Faulkner’s major novels represent one of the earliest American explorations into the paradoxes inherent in both literary discourse and racial segregation in the American South. Figures of Division demonstrates that these works reject conventional divisions and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • The American Dream and the Popular Novel book cover

    The American Dream and the Popular Novel

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Long

    This title, originally published in 1985, examines conceptions of success and the good life expressed in bestselling novels – ranging from historical sagas and spy thrillers to more serious works by Updike, Bellows, Steinbeck and Mailer – published from 1945 to 1975. Using these popular books as…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Huckleberry Finn book cover

    Huckleberry Finn

    1st Edition

    By Harold Beaver

    Originally published in 1987. Popular from its first publication, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remains at the centre of heated controversy. Is it an adult novel or juvenile fiction? Is Huck a new model hero from the West or just another amoral prankster? Harold Beaver reconciles these divergent…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • William Faulkner's Characters: An Index to the Published and Unpublished Fiction book cover

    William Faulkner's Characters

    An Index to the Published and Unpublished Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Thomas A. Dasher

    Originally published in 1981. This index to characters and names in the published and unpublished fiction of William Faulkner is in two parts. The first, divided into novels, short stories, and unpublished fiction, lists the characters within each individual work. The second is an index of all…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • James Fenimore Cooper the Novelist book cover

    James Fenimore Cooper the Novelist

    1st Edition

    By George Dekker

    Originally published in 1967. In this critical survey of the fiction of James Fenimore Cooper, George Dekker devotes a good deal of attention to Cooper’s politics. He also explores the assimilation and development of the historical novel as first perfected by Sir Walter Scott. Cooper’s major formal…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • American Fiction: The Intellectual Background book cover

    American Fiction

    The Intellectual Background, 1st Edition

    By D. E. S. Maxwell

    Originally published in 1963. The ‘Americanness’ of the American novel is as readily apparent as it is elusive of definition. It is the purpose of this study not to discover the reluctant formula, the comprehensive statement of national identity, but to examine the evidences of this identity in the…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Mark Twain's Humor: Critical Essays book cover

    Mark Twain's Humor

    Critical Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by David E. E. Sloane

    Originally published in 1993. The purpose of this volume is to lay out documents which give an estimate of Mark Twain as a humourist in both historical scope and in the analysis of modern scholars. The emphasis in this collection is on how Twain developed from a contemporary humourist among many…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

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