Literature: Literary History

  • Reading and the Victorians book cover

    Reading and the Victorians

    1st Edition

    By Juliet John

    Edited by Matthew Bradley

    What did reading mean to the Victorians? This question is the key point of departure for Reading and the Victorians, an examination of the era when reading underwent a swifter and more radical transformation than at any other moment in history. With book production handed over to the machines and…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Verse and Poetics in George Herbert and John Donne book cover

    Verse and Poetics in George Herbert and John Donne

    1st Edition

    By Frances Cruickshank

    Innovative and highly readable, this study traces George Herbert's and John Donne's development of a distinct poetics through close readings of their poems, references to their letters, sermons, and prose treatises, and to other contemporary poets and theorists. In demonstrating a relationship…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge

  • The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader: Popular Texts and the Practices of Reading book cover

    The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader

    Popular Texts and the Practices of Reading, 1st Edition

    By Helen Cousins

    Edited by Jenni Ramone

    In January 2004, daytime television presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan launched their book club and sparked debate about the way people in Britain, from the general reader to publishers to the literati, thought about books and reading. The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader brings together…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge

  • Petrarch's English Laurels, 1475–1700: A Compendium of Printed References and Allusions book cover

    Petrarch's English Laurels, 1475–1700

    A Compendium of Printed References and Allusions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jackson Campbell Boswell, Gordon McMurry Braden

    The powerful influence of Petrarch on the development of Renaissance vernacular poetry has long been recognized as one of the major factors in early modern cultural history; this work provides a far more comprehensive catalogue of the direct evidence for that influence in England than any yet…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ming Dong Gu

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature presents a comprehensive overview of Chinese literature from the 1910s to the present day. Featuring detailed studies of selected masterpieces, it adopts a thematic-comparative approach. By developing an innovative conceptual framework predicated…

    Hardback – 2018-09-04
    Routledge

  • Text, Food and the Early Modern Reader: Eating Words book cover

    Text, Food and the Early Modern Reader

    Eating Words, 1st Edition

    By Jason Scott-Warren, Andrew Elder Zurcher

    In early modern culture, eating and reading were entangled acts. Our dead metaphors (swallowed stories, overcooked narratives, digested information) are all that now remains of a rich interplay between text and food, in which every element of dining, from preparation to purgation, had its…

    Hardback – 2018-08-30
    Routledge
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Grant Allen: Literature and Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle book cover

    Grant Allen

    Literature and Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle, 1st Edition

    By Terence Rodgers

    Edited by William Greenslade

    A strikingly interdisciplinary figure in Victorian literary history, Grant Allen (1848-1899) has thus far managed to elude the focused scrutiny of contemporary scholarship. This collection offers a valuable analytical and bibliographical resource for the exploration of the man and his work. Grant…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge

  • Resistance to Science in Contemporary American Poetry book cover

    Resistance to Science in Contemporary American Poetry

    1st Edition

    By Bryan Walpert

    This book examines types of resistance in contemporary poetry to the authority of scientific knowledge, tracing the source of these resistances to both their literary precedents and the scientific zeitgeists that helped to produce them. Walpert argues that contemporary poetry offers a palimpsest of…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • A Critical Reappraisal of the Writings of Francis Sylvester Mahony book cover

    A Critical Reappraisal of the Writings of Francis Sylvester Mahony

    1st Edition

    By Fergus Dunne

    This book resituates Francis Sylvester Mahony in an early nineteenth-century literary-historical context, counteracting the efforts of twentieth-century literary historians to obscure his contribution to the emergence of a distinctive Irish Catholic fiction in English. This volume re-explores his…

    Hardback – 2018-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Marmaduke Herbert; or, the Fatal Error: by Marguerite Blessington book cover

    Marmaduke Herbert; or, the Fatal Error

    by Marguerite Blessington, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susanne Schmid

    In the early and mid-nineteenth century, Marguerite Blessington, who had been born in Ireland but spent most of her life in London, became a famous salonnière; she was generally regarded as an important contemporary author, but as no literary executor took care of her oeuvre posthumously, she…

    Hardback – 2018-08-07
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

  • Robin Hood and the Outlaw/ed Literary Canon book cover

    Robin Hood and the Outlaw/ed Literary Canon

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lesley Coote, Alexander L. Kaufman

    This cutting-edge volume demonstrates both the literary quality and the socio-economic importance of works on "the matter of the greenwood" over a long chronological period. These include drama texts, prose literature and novels (among them, children's literature), and poetry. Whilst some of these…

    Hardback – 2018-08-02
    Routledge
    Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture

  • Revival: Sappho - Poems and Fragments (1926) book cover

    Revival: Sappho - Poems and Fragments (1926)

    1st Edition

    By Sappho

    The object of this book is to provide with a popular and a comprehensive edition of Sappho, containing all that is so far known of her unique personality and her incompatible poems Little remains today of the writings of the archaic Greek poet Sappho (fl. late 7th and early 6th centuries B.C.E.),…

    Hardback – 2018-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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