Literature: Literary History

  • Satire book cover

    Satire

    1st Edition

    By Arthur Pollard

    First published in 1970, this work explores the literary genre of satire. After identifying the definitive aspects of satire, it goes on to examine the subjects which can be susceptible to satire, the modes and means of satire, the tone of satire and the satirist’s relationship with the reader. In…

    Paperback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Ballad book cover

    The Ballad

    1st Edition

    By Alan Bold

    First published in 1979, this work presents the history of the ballad, including its origin, style, content and preservation. It explores how ballads have adapted and changed over time, particularly with the rise of mass literacy and printing and the decline in the oral tradition, and in doing so,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Tragedy book cover

    Tragedy

    1st Edition

    By Clifford Leech

    First published in 1969, this work examines the genre of Tragedy from its origins in ancient Greece, to the modern day. Beginning with an overview of the meaning of tragedy in Europe through the ages, it goes on to explore common aspects of tragedies such as the tragic hero, the chorus and unities,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Bess of Hardwick’s Letters: Language, Materiality, and Early Modern Epistolary Culture book cover

    Bess of Hardwick’s Letters

    Language, Materiality, and Early Modern Epistolary Culture, 1st Edition

    By Alison Wiggins

    Bess of Hardwick's Letters is the first book-length study of the c. 250 letters to and from the remarkable Elizabethan dynast, matriarch and builder of houses Bess of Hardwick (c. 1527–1608). By surveying the complete correspondence, author Alison Wiggins uncovers the wide range of uses to which…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Governing the Environment in the Early Modern World: Theory and Practice book cover

    Governing the Environment in the Early Modern World

    Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sara Miglietti, John Morgan

    Throughout the early modern period, scientific debate and governmental action became increasingly preoccupied with the environment, generating discussion across Europe and the wider world as to how to improve land and climate for human benefit. This discourse eventually promoted the reconsideration…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Excursions into Modernism: Women Writers, Travel, and the Body book cover

    Excursions into Modernism

    Women Writers, Travel, and the Body, 1st Edition

    By Joyce Kelley

    Positioned at a crossroads between feminist geographies and modernist studies, Excursions into Modernism considers transnational modernist fiction in tandem with more rarely explored travel narratives by women of the period who felt increasingly free to journey abroad and redefine themselves…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • George Du Maurier: Illustrator, Author, Critic: Beyond Svengali book cover

    George Du Maurier: Illustrator, Author, Critic

    Beyond Svengali, 1st Edition

    By Simon Cooke, Paul Goldman

    Though well-known as the author of Trilby and the creator of Svengali, the writer-artist George Du Maurier had many other accomplishments that are less familiar to modern audiences. This collection traces Du Maurier’s role as a participant in the wider cultural life of his time, restoring him to…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • The Grotesque book cover

    The Grotesque

    1st Edition

    By Philip Thomson

    First published in 1972, this book provides a helpful overview of the grotesque and its use in a number of literary genres including novels, drama and poetry. After providing a historical summary of the term, the book discusses the various defining aspects of the grotesque and its relationship to…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Historical Networks in the Book Trade book cover

    Historical Networks in the Book Trade

    1st Edition

    Edited by Catherine Feely, John Hinks

    The book trade historically tended to operate in a spirit of co-operation as well as competition. Networks between printers, publishers, booksellers and related trades existed at local, regional, national and international levels and were a vital part of the business of books for several centuries.…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge

  • Re-Covering Modernism: Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form book cover

    Re-Covering Modernism

    Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form, 1st Edition

    By David M Earle

    In the first half of the twentieth century, modernist works appeared not only in obscure little magazines and books published by tiny exclusive presses but also in literary reprint magazines of the 1920s, tawdry pulp magazines of the 1930s, and lurid paperbacks of the 1940s. In his nuanced…

    Paperback – 2018-12-28
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Lost Illusions (1974): Paul Léautaud and his World book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Lost Illusions (1974)

    Paul Léautaud and his World, 1st Edition

    By James Harding

    Paul Léautaud was both one of the oddest characters in French literature and, as a staff member of the review Mercure de France, at the centre of Parisian literary life for over half a century. First published in 1974, this book represents the first full length biography of Léautaud in any language…

    Paperback – 2018-12-05
    Routledge

  • Gender, Piety, and Production in Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts book cover

    Gender, Piety, and Production in Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts

    1st Edition

    By Renana Bartal

    Gender, Piety, and Production in Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts is the first in-depth study of three textually and iconographically diverse Apocalypses illustrated in England in the first half of the fourteenth century by a single group of artists. It offers a close look at a…

    Paperback – 2018-11-21
    Routledge

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