Literature: Literary History

  • Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays book cover

    Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim

    Critical Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jane Ford, Alexandra Gray

    Popular novelist, female aesthete, Victorian radical and proto-modernist, Lucas Malet (Mary St. Leger  Harrison, 1852-1931) was one of the most successful writers of her day, yet few of her remarkable novels remain in print. Malet was a daughter of the ‘broad church’ priest and well-known Victorian…

    Hardback – 2019-02-05
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    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Literature and Poverty: From the Hebrew Bible to the Second World War book cover

    Literature and Poverty

    From the Hebrew Bible to the Second World War, 1st Edition

    By David Aberbach

    Literature and Poverty offers an engaging overview of changes in literary perceptions of poverty and the poor.  Part I of the book, from the Hebrew Bible to the French Revolution, provides essential background information. It introduces the Scriptural ideal of the ‘holy poor’ and the process…

    Paperback – 2019-01-31
    Routledge

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    The Epic

    1st Edition

    By Paul Merchant

    First published in 1971, this work examines the tradition of the epic and the many forms in which it has presented itself over time. After unpicking the defining aspects of an epic, the book tracks the literary tradition from the classical period through to modern day. Exploring major texts such…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Ouida (1839-1908) in Transnational Popular Culture: A Literary Life at the Margins book cover

    Ouida (1839-1908) in Transnational Popular Culture

    A Literary Life at the Margins, 1st Edition

    By Andrew King

    Ouida was the one of the best known and best-selling authors of the nineteenth century. Informed by unknown or neglected sources in English and Italian, Andrew King’s biography interlaces the story of Ouida’s life with new readings of her works and analyses of Victorian popular culture, the…

    Hardback – 2019-01-28
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Wanton Wenches and Wayward Wives: Peasants and Illicit Sex in Early Seventeenth Century England book cover

    Wanton Wenches and Wayward Wives

    Peasants and Illicit Sex in Early Seventeenth Century England, 1st Edition

    By G. R. Quaife

    Originally published in 1979. This highly detailed study of illicit sex amongst the peasantry of Somerset between 1601 and 1660 recreates the atmosphere of the period and questions a number of previously accepted hypotheses. Based on the depositions presented to the county and regional courts…

    Hardback – 2019-01-28
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Sexuality

  • Medieval Sexuality: A Research Guide book cover

    Medieval Sexuality

    A Research Guide, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joyce E. Salisbury

    Originally published in 1990. Well-annotated bibliographical entries cover works on history, religion, medicine, philosophy, law and literature in western Europe from about the third century A.D. through the end of the medieval period. The primary sources are organised thematically, and separately…

    Hardback – 2019-01-28
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Sexuality

  • Sex in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays book cover

    Sex in the Middle Ages

    A Book of Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joyce E. Salisbury

    Originally published in 1991. Covering courtship, disclosure, diversity, and public implications, the essays here discuss topics such as erotic magic, nakedness, physicians’ attitudes about sex, boy-love, saints and sex, and the politics of sodomy, as they were manifested in medieval Europe and the…

    Hardback – 2019-01-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of Sexuality

  • Race book cover

    Race

    1st Edition

    By Martin Orkin, Alexa Alice Joubin

    Race offers a compelling introduction to the study of ideas related to race throughout history. Its breadth of coverage, both geographically and temporally, provides readers with an expansive, global understanding of the term from the classical period onwards. This concise guide offers an overview…

    Paperback – 2019-01-24
    Routledge
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Routledge Library Editions: Milton book cover

    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

    1st Edition

    By Various

    This set of 9 volumes, originally published between 1965 and 1991, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on John Milton, with a particular focus on his epic poem Paradise Lost. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of how Milton…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
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    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • A Concordance to the Poetical Works of John Milton book cover

    A Concordance to the Poetical Works of John Milton

    1st Edition

    By John Bradshaw

    First published in 1894. This Concordance to the Poetical Works of John Milton includes all of Milton’s poems, excluding the Psalms and the Translations in the prose works; and all of the words are given with the exception of some of the pronouns, conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions; but any of…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
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    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • Milton and Free Will: An Essay in Criticism and Philosophy book cover

    Milton and Free Will

    An Essay in Criticism and Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By William Myers

    First published in 1987. Milton and Free Will is an incisive, ambitious and comprehensive analysis and defence of the concept of free will, using Milton as an example and exemplar. Written with passion, and out of a lifelong engagement with the poetry of Milton and the philosophical and theological…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
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    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • Re-membering Milton: Essays on the Texts and Traditions book cover

    Re-membering Milton

    Essays on the Texts and Traditions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Nyquist, Margaret W. Ferguson

    First published in 1987. Passionately praised and equally passionately criticised by contemporary and later writers, the figure of Milton inherited by the twentieth century is by no means unified, despite the appearance of monumental unity his work sometimes acquires in the classroom and in…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

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