Literature: Literary History

  • Hardy in History: A Study in Literary Sociology book cover

    Hardy in History

    A Study in Literary Sociology, 1st Edition

    By Peter Widdowson

    First published in 1989, this study investigates Hardy not so much in terms of his novels but as he has been constituted as a major figure in English literature. Using Hardy as a case-study, it looks at how a ‘great writer’ is produced in sociological terms, analysing the critical, cultural and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction, 1860-1900: Representations of Music, Science and Gender in the Leisured Home book cover

    Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction, 1860-1900

    Representations of Music, Science and Gender in the Leisured Home, 1st Edition

    By Phyllis Weliver

    Over the first half of the nineteenth century, writers like Austen and Brontë confined their critiques to satirical portrayals of women musicians. Later, however, a marked shift occurred with the introduction of musical female characters where were positively to be feared. First published in 2000,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays book cover

    Edith Wharton

    New Critical Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alfred Bendixen, Annette Zilversmit

    First published in 1992, this volume of essays celebrates the revival of Edith Wharton’s critical reputation. It offers a variety of approaches to the work of Wharton and examines largely neglected texts. It differs from many other collections of Wharton criticism in its insistence that the entire…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Literature and Politics in the Nineteenth Century: Essays book cover

    Literature and Politics in the Nineteenth Century

    Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Lucas

    The intention of this collection of essays, first published in 1971, is to explore the political aspects of some nineteenth century English writers. Under the influence of the great revolutionary upheavals of the period almost all its most important writers were involved, explicitly or otherwise,…

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    Routledge Library Editions: Social and Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century

  • Troubled Testimonies: Terrorism and the English novel in India book cover

    Troubled Testimonies

    Terrorism and the English novel in India, 1st Edition

    By Meenakshi Bharat

    Since the 9/11 attacks terror has established its permeating hold on society’s psyche. Creative writing, a popular and visible cultural witness to the strain, has taken up this destabilization with remarkable regularity. Troubled Testimonies focuses on the Indian novel in English, deriving…

    Paperback – 2017-12-08
    Routledge India

  • Wordsworth and the Adequacy of Landscape book cover

    Wordsworth and the Adequacy of Landscape

    1st Edition

    By Donald Wesling

    First published in 1970, this stylistic and interpretative account of some of Wordsworth’s major poetry examines description and meditation in his landscape writing. It describes the integration of two kinds of thinking, and a variety of beauties and lapses that come from their separation.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
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    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Wordsworth's Literary Criticism book cover

    Wordsworth's Literary Criticism

    1st Edition

    Edited by W.J.B. Owen

    First published in 1974. Wordsworth, with Coleridge, is the major literary critic of the Romantic period. This volume assembles all of Wordsworth’s formal critical writings and a selection of critical comments from his correspondence. These documents are invaluable for Romantic poetry at large, and…

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    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • The Design of Biographia Literaria book cover

    The Design of Biographia Literaria

    1st Edition

    By Catherine M. Wallace

    First published in 1983, this book examines a work whose intricacies have baffled and infuriated generations of readers and proposes a theory of Coleridge’s writing habits that "explain(s) his explanation". The author painstakingly analyses the Biographia’s organising structure distinguishing…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
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    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • A Commentary on Wordsworth's Prelude: Books I-V book cover

    A Commentary on Wordsworth's Prelude

    Books I-V, 1st Edition

    By Ted Holt, John Gilroy

    First published in 1983, this books aims to guide Wordsworth students through his difficult masterpiece by reading it in continuous sequence and making its sense emerge. The special value of this commentary is that it explains the structure of The Prelude by encouraging study of the poem as a…

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    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Coleridge and the Armoury of the Human Mind: Essays on his Prose Writings book cover

    Coleridge and the Armoury of the Human Mind

    Essays on his Prose Writings, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter J. Kitson, Thomas N. Corns

    First published in 1991, this book collects a broad array of path-finding scholarship by specialists in Coleridge and Romantic literature on the subject of his prose. They range from broad appraisals of Coleridge’s own critical practises; demonstrations of the fecundity of his autobiography, the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
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    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Coleridge and the Abyssinian Maid book cover

    Coleridge and the Abyssinian Maid

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Yarlott

    First published in 1967, this book seeks to show the causes which led to Coleridge’s breakdown in 1802 and to indicate how his views on poetry changed as a result of it. The approach is selective in that it only focuses on one part of Coleridge’s life (roughly 1793-1810); however the author…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
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    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Method and Imagination in Coleridge's Criticism book cover

    Method and Imagination in Coleridge's Criticism

    1st Edition

    By J.R. de J. Jackson

    First published in 1969, this book places Coleridge’s literary criticism against the background of his philosophical thinking, examining his theories about criticism and the nature of poetry. Particular attention is paid to the structure of Biographia Literaria, Coleridge’s distinction between…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
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    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

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