Literature: Literary History

  • Milton Re-viewed: Ten Essays book cover

    Milton Re-viewed

    Ten Essays, 1st Edition

    By Edward Le Comte

    First published in 1991. These ten essays by the distinguished Milton scholar Edward Le Comte examines the various themes, context and structure of Milton’s poetry and prose, including particular focus on both Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. This title will be of great interest to students of…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • Milton's Minor Poems book cover

    Milton's Minor Poems

    1st Edition

    By J. B. Leishman

    First published in 1969. These nine lectures written by the distinguished scholar J. B. Leishman examines the various themes, context and structure of Milton’s poetry, with particular focus on L’Allegro, Il Penseroso and Lycidas. This title will be of great interest to students of John Milton and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • 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

  • Constructions of Agency in American Literature on the War of Independence: War as Action, 1775-1860 book cover

    Constructions of Agency in American Literature on the War of Independence

    War as Action, 1775-1860, 1st Edition

    By Martin Holtz

    This book argues that the negotiation of agency is central not only to the experience of war but also to its representation in cultural expressions, ranging from a notion of disablement, expressed in victimization, immobilization, traumatization, and death, to enablement, expressed in the…

    Hardback – 2019-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • 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

  • Inscribed Identities: Life Writing as Self-Realization book cover

    Inscribed Identities

    Life Writing as Self-Realization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joan Ramon Resina

    Autobiography is a long-established literary modality of self-exposure with commanding works such as Augustine’s Confessions, Rousseau’s book of the same title, and Salvador Dalí’s paradoxical reformulation of that title in his Unspeakable Confessions. Like all genres with a distinguished career,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Auto/Biography Studies

  • 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

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