Literature: Literary History

  • Reading Wordsworth book cover

    Reading Wordsworth

    1st Edition

    By J.H. Alexander

    First published in 1987, this book is written for those who are encountering Wordsworth for the first time and for those familiar with his works that are at a loss to understand his reputation or why his work has impressed them. The strength of the author’s approach is that it unravels the poet’s…

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

  • William Wordsworth: The Poetry of Grandeur and of Tenderness book cover

    William Wordsworth

    The Poetry of Grandeur and of Tenderness, 1st Edition

    By David B. Pirie

    First published in 1982. In this study of Wordsworth’s major poetry, the author explores the conflict between the poet’s celebration of an impersonal earth and his concern for the most intensely personal relationships. The opening chapter concentrates on Wordsworth’s struggle to describe the…

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

  • Wordsworth and Beginnings of Modern Poetry book cover

    Wordsworth and Beginnings of Modern Poetry

    1st Edition

    By Robert Rehder

    First published in 1981, this study sees Wordsworth’s work as part of the continuous European struggle to come to terms with consciousness. The author pays particular attention to Wordsworth’s style and investigates the unstated and unconscious assumptions of that style. He discusses the…

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

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    Coleridge

    1st Edition

    By Katharine Cooke

    First published in 1979, this book provides thorough a guide through Coleridge’s diverse body of work, looking not just his poetry but also his literary criticism and theories, plays, political journalism and theory, and writings on religion and philosophy. The author is careful to avoid…

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

  • The Simple Wordsworth: Studies in the Poems 1979-1807 book cover

    The Simple Wordsworth

    Studies in the Poems 1979-1807, 1st Edition

    By John F. Danby

    First published in 1960, this book studies Wordsworth’s ‘simple’ poems, such as the Lyrical Ballads, as products of a sophisticated and powerfully successful literary genius. The author aims to approach the poems as perhaps Wordsworth expected his first readers to; but as they have never been in…

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

  • Coleridge the Poet book cover

    Coleridge the Poet

    1st Edition

    By George Watson

    First published in 1966. Despite the intense interest in Coleridge in the twentieth century, this book represents the first study of Coleridge’s poetry to be published in Britain. It is also the first to be based upon the conclusion that Coleridge’s greatness as a poet is a matter of achievement…

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

  • Romantic Paradox: An Essay on the Poetry of Wordsworth book cover

    Romantic Paradox

    An Essay on the Poetry of Wordsworth, 1st Edition

    By C.C. Clarke

    First published in 1962, this book reveals unexpected complexity or equivocation in Wordsworth’s use of certain key words, particularly ‘image’, ‘form’ and ‘shape’. The author endeavours to show that this complexity is related to the poet’s awareness of the ambiguity of the perceptual process.…

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

  • The Igor Tale: An Annotated Bibliography of 20th Century Non-Soviet Scholarship on the Slovo O Polku Igoreve book cover

    The Igor Tale

    An Annotated Bibliography of 20th Century Non-Soviet Scholarship on the Slovo O Polku Igoreve, 1st Edition

    By Henry R. Cooper, Jr.

    The great Slavic medieval epic, The Igor Tale, recounts the story of a Russian prince who leads his men into battle against the Mongols. In 1935, Soviet scholar P.N. Berkov began to compile a bibliography of Western European translations of the poem, later followed by several Soviet Union…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Pages from the Past: Medieval Writing Skills and Manuscript Books book cover

    Pages from the Past

    Medieval Writing Skills and Manuscript Books, 1st Edition

    By M.B. Parkes, edited by P.R. Robinson

    In the present collection of articles by Malcolm Parkes two overarching concerns emerge: the palaeography of manuscript books in relation to what Parkes has previously called the 'grammar of legibility'; and the importance of considering the circumstances in which medieval books were produced,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

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    Southey

    1st Edition

    By Kenneth Curry

    First published in 1975. Southey first made his reputation, when he was a very young man, as a poet. Although he is now remembered primary for his poetry, this title reveals how he excelled in many other genres as well. Examination of Southey’s life reveals an attractive and humane personality, at…

    Paperback – 2017-10-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism

  • Tradition and Romanticism: Studies in English Poetry from Chaucer to W. B. Yeats book cover

    Tradition and Romanticism

    Studies in English Poetry from Chaucer to W. B. Yeats, 1st Edition

    By B. Ifor Evans

    First published in 1940. This title examines the tradition of Romantic literature, and the conception of poetry held by poets and critics throughout the centuries. Evans explores the writings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Coleridge, up until the modernist movement and the works of W. B.…

    Paperback – 2017-10-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism

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    Romantic Mythologies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Fletcher

    First published in 1967. These essays illustrate the movement of ideas in the literary and artistic history of the later part of the nineteenth century. The subjects dealt with are diverse though interrelated. All the contributors exemplify the changing thought of the period from Romanticism,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism

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