Literature: Literary History

  • Interactive Books: Playful Media before Pop-Ups book cover

    Interactive Books

    Playful Media before Pop-Ups, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

    Movable books are an innovative area of children’s publishing. Commonly equated with spectacular pop-ups, movable books have a little-known history as interactive, narrative media. Since they are hybrid artifacts consisting of words, images and movable components, they cross the borders between…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Prizing Children's Literature: The Cultural Politics of Children’s Book Awards book cover

    Prizing Children's Literature

    The Cultural Politics of Children’s Book Awards, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth B. Kidd, Joseph T. Thomas Jr.

    Children's book awards have mushroomed since the early twentieth-century and especially since the 1960s, when literary prizing became a favored strategy for both commercial promotion and canon-making. There are over 300 awards for English-language titles alone, but despite the profound impact of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Mountain Aesthetics in Early Modern Latin Literature book cover

    Mountain Aesthetics in Early Modern Latin Literature

    1st Edition

    By William M. Barton

    In the late Renaissance and Early Modern period, man’s relationship to nature changed dramatically. An important part of this change occurred in the way that beauty was perceived in the natural world and in the particular features which became privileged objects of aesthetic gratification. This…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Modernist Experiments in Genre, Media, and Transatlantic Print Culture book cover

    Modernist Experiments in Genre, Media, and Transatlantic Print Culture

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Julia Sorensen

    The years from 1890 through 1935 witnessed an explosion of print, both in terms of the variety of venues for publication and in the vast circulation figures and the quantity of print forums. Arguing that the formal strategies of modernist texts can only be fully understood in the context of the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Narrating Friendship and the British Novel, 1760-1830 book cover

    Narrating Friendship and the British Novel, 1760-1830

    1st Edition

    By Katrin Berndt

    Friendship has always been a universal category of human relationships and an influential motif in literature, but it is rarely discussed as a theme in its own right. In her study of how friendship gives direction and shape to new ideas and novel strategies of plot, character formation, and style…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Margaret Fell, Letters, and the Making of Quakerism book cover

    Margaret Fell, Letters, and the Making of Quakerism

    1st Edition

    By Marjon Ames

    Intensely persecuted during the English Interregnum, early Quakers left a detailed record of the suffering they endured for their faith. Margaret Fell, Letters, and the Making of Quakerism is the first book to connect the suffering experience with the communication network that drew the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Arguing With The Past (1989): Essays in Narrative from Woolf to Sidney book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Arguing With The Past (1989)

    Essays in Narrative from Woolf to Sidney, 1st Edition

    By Gillian Beer

    First published in 1989, this book analyses fiction and long narrative, drawing on a broad range of writing from earlier periods and on recent narrative theory. Gillian Beer looks at the work of writers as diverse as Thomas Carlyle and Philip Sydney, Samuel Richardson, and George Eliot. Three…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals: Turkic Oral Epic Poetry (1992): Traditions, Forms, Poetic Structure book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Turkic Oral Epic Poetry (1992)

    Traditions, Forms, Poetic Structure, 1st Edition

    By Karl Reichl

    Originally published in 1992, Turkic Oral Poetry provides an expert introduction to the oral epic traditions of the Turkic peoples of central Asia. The book seeks to remedy the problem of non-specialists’ lack of access to information on the Turkic traditions, and in the process, it provides…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Revival: A History of Spanish Literature (1930) book cover

    Revival: A History of Spanish Literature (1930)

    1st Edition

    By Ernest Merimee

    The present English version, authorized by the publishers and heirs of M. Merimee, is based on the third French Edition. New material of two sorts has been added, however. First, the translator has been allowed to utlize an annotated, interleaved copy of the Precis, 1922, in which the author, and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-31
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    Routledge Revivals

  • 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

  • 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.),…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Liberalizing Contracts: Nineteenth Century Promises Through Literature, Law and History book cover

    Liberalizing Contracts

    Nineteenth Century Promises Through Literature, Law and History, 1st Edition

    By Anat Rosenberg

    In Liberalizing Contracts Anat Rosenberg examines nineteenth-century liberal thought in England, as developed through, and as it developed, the concept of contract, understood as the formal legal category of binding agreement, and the relations and human practices at which it gestured, most…

    Paperback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

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