Literature: Literary History

  • Christina Rossetti book cover

    Christina Rossetti

    1st Edition

    Edited by Simon Humphries

    This long-awaited volume in the Critical Heritage series presents the reception of Christina Rossetti’s work by her Victorian readers and integrates their critical responses with the evidence of her literary life and publication history. It presents the responses in unpublished material –…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
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    Critical Heritage II

  • G. W. M. Reynolds and His Fiction: The Man Who Outsold Dickens book cover

    G. W. M. Reynolds and His Fiction

    The Man Who Outsold Dickens, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Knight

    George Reynolds is arguably the most prolific of all nineteenth-century English novelists, reaching an enormous audience through his thirty-six novels. Often selling in very large numbers in weekly one-penny installments, his works were known as by the most popular English novelist ever. Yet today,…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
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    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • California and the Melancholic American Identity in Joan Didion’s Novels: Exiled from Eden book cover

    California and the Melancholic American Identity in Joan Didion’s Novels

    Exiled from Eden, 1st Edition

    By Katarzyna Nowak McNeice

    California and the Melancholic American Identity in Joan Didion’s Novels: Exiled from Eden focuses on the concept of Californian identity in the fiction of Joan Didion. This identity is understood as melancholic, in the sense that the critics following the tradition of both Sigmund Freud and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
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    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • Sea Serpents, Sailors & Sceptics book cover

    Sea Serpents, Sailors & Sceptics

    1st Edition

    By Graham J. McEwan

    Originally published in 1978 Sea Serpents, Sailors and Sceptics looks at stories of folklore and mythology which have fascinated sailors from antiquity to the modern day. From stories of large unauthenticated sea creatures to the Loch Ness Monster, documented sightings are vast and the book…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
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    Routledge Revivals

  • The Stability of Laughter: The Problem of Joy in Modernist Literature book cover

    The Stability of Laughter

    The Problem of Joy in Modernist Literature, 1st Edition

    By James Nikopoulos

    A "sad and corrupt" age, a period of "crisis" and "upheaval"—what T.S. Eliot famously summed up as "the panorama of futility and anarchy which is contemporary history." Modernism has always been characterized by its self-conscious sense of suffering. Why, then, was it so obsessed with laughter?…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
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    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Art, Race, and Fantastic Color Change in the Victorian Novel book cover

    Art, Race, and Fantastic Color Change in the Victorian Novel

    1st Edition

    By Jessica Durgan

    As a study of color in the Victorian novel, this volume notices and analyzes a peculiar literary phenomenon in which Victorian authors who were also trained as artists dream up fantastically colored characters for their fiction. These strange and eccentric characters include the purple madwoman…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
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    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • 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

  • Women's Emancipation Writing at the Fin de Siecle book cover

    Women's Emancipation Writing at the Fin de Siecle

    1st Edition

    Edited by Elena V. Shabliy, Dmitry Kurochkin, O’Donnell Karen

    This work investigates women’s emancipation writing in the second half of the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. Many novelists in various national literatures touched upon the theme of an emancipated woman in the long nineteenth century and at the fin de siècle. Philosophers, poets,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Before Crusoe: Defoe, Voice, and the Ministry book cover

    Before Crusoe

    Defoe, Voice, and the Ministry, 1st Edition

    By Penny Pritchard

    Penny Pritchard is a Senior Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature, and has taught at the University of Hertfordshire since completing her PhD in 2006. Both her doctoral thesis (entitled ‘Defoe, Rhetoric, and Nonconformity’) and MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies were undertaken at the University…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30
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    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

  • Wordsworth and Evolution in Victorian Literature: Entangled Influence book cover

    Wordsworth and Evolution in Victorian Literature

    Entangled Influence, 1st Edition

    By Trenton B. Olsen

    The influences of William Wordsworth’s writing and evolutionary theory—the nineteenth century’s two defining visions of nature—conflicted in the Victorian period. For Victorians, Wordsworthian nature was a caring source of inspiration and moral guidance, signaling humanity's divine origins and…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30
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    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Routledge Revivals 18th Century Literature Bundle book cover

    Routledge Revivals 18th Century Literature Bundle

    1st Edition

    By Various

    This bundle of 16 volumes brings together a number of prominent works examining and exploring areas of eighteenth century literature. The collection includes volumes on Jane Austen, Jonathan Swift, William Wordsworth and William Blake, as well as a critical look at key issues during this time,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Zöopedagogies: Creatures as Teachers in Middle English Romance book cover

    Zöopedagogies

    Creatures as Teachers in Middle English Romance, 1st Edition

    By Bonnie J. Erwin

    The human protagonists of medieval romance are works in progress. They are learners, taught by an unexpected set of teachers: non-human animals including horses, hawks, lions, and the various quarry of the hunt. These "creature teachers" show humans how to be more perfectly human—how to love, fight…

    Hardback – 2018-11-26
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    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

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