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  • Keeping the Victorian House: A Collection of Essays book cover

    Keeping the Victorian House

    A Collection of Essays

    Edited by Vanessa D. Dickerson

    First published in 1995. The essays in this volume demonstrate how Victorian women took up various positions along a continuum that ranged from the desire of Shelley’s creature for the power and acceptance it associated with the house to the rejection of Brontë’s heroine of the immobility and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Hewett Cottrell Watson: Victorian Plant Ecologist and Evolutionist book cover

    Hewett Cottrell Watson

    Victorian Plant Ecologist and Evolutionist

    By Frank N. Egerton

    First published in 2003. Hewett Cottrell Watson was a pioneer in a new science not yet defined in Victorian times – ecology – and was practically the first naturalist to conduct research on plant evolution, beginning in 1834. The correspondence between Watson and Darwin, analysed for the first time…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Working-class Stories of the 1890s book cover

    Working-class Stories of the 1890s

    Edited by Peter Keating

    First published in 1971, this collection of short stories, set in the East End of London in the 1890s, offers a corrective to the view of nineties’ literature as dominated by aestheticism, and shows how many late Victorian writers tried to break with Dickensian models and write of working class…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Democracy, Dialectics, and Difference: Hegel, Marx, and 21st Century Social Movements book cover

    Democracy, Dialectics, and Difference

    Hegel, Marx, and 21st Century Social Movements

    By Brian C. Lovato

    It has been nearly two centuries since Marx famously turned Hegel on his head in order to repurpose dialectics as a revolutionary way of thinking about the internal contradictions of our social relations. Despite critiques from post-structuralists, post-colonialists, and others, there has been a…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Mind, Language and Subjectivity: Minimal Content and the Theory of Thought book cover

    Mind, Language and Subjectivity

    Minimal Content and the Theory of Thought

    By Nicholas Georgalis

    In this monograph Nicholas Georgalis further develops his important work on minimal content, recasting and providing novel solutions to several of the fundamental problems faced by philosophers of language. His theory defends and explicates the importance of ‘thought-tokens’ and minimal content and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Wordsworth and the Adequacy of Landscape book cover

    Wordsworth and the Adequacy of Landscape

    By Donald Wesling

    First published in 1970, this stylistic and interpretative account of some of Wordsworth’s major poetry examines description and meditation in his landscape writing. It describes the integration of two kinds of thinking, and a variety of beauties and lapses that come from their separation.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Wordsworth's Literary Criticism book cover

    Wordsworth's Literary Criticism

    Edited by W.J.B. Owen

    First published in 1974. Wordsworth, with Coleridge, is the major literary critic of the Romantic period. This volume assembles all of Wordsworth’s formal critical writings and a selection of critical comments from his correspondence. These documents are invaluable for Romantic poetry at large, and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • The Design of Biographia Literaria book cover

    The Design of Biographia Literaria

    By Catherine M. Wallace

    First published in 1983, this book examines a work whose intricacies have baffled and infuriated generations of readers and proposes a theory of Coleridge’s writing habits that "explain(s) his explanation". The author painstakingly analyses the Biographia’s organising structure distinguishing…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • A Commentary on Wordsworth's Prelude: Books I-V book cover

    A Commentary on Wordsworth's Prelude

    Books I-V

    By Ted Holt, John Gilroy

    First published in 1983, this books aims to guide Wordsworth students through his difficult masterpiece by reading it in continuous sequence and making its sense emerge. The special value of this commentary is that it explains the structure of The Prelude by encouraging study of the poem as a…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Coleridge and the Armoury of the Human Mind: Essays on his Prose Writings book cover

    Coleridge and the Armoury of the Human Mind

    Essays on his Prose Writings

    Edited by Peter J. Kitson, Thomas N. Corns

    First published in 1991, this book collects a broad array of path-finding scholarship by specialists in Coleridge and Romantic literature on the subject of his prose. They range from broad appraisals of Coleridge’s own critical practises; demonstrations of the fecundity of his autobiography, the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Coleridge and the Abyssinian Maid book cover

    Coleridge and the Abyssinian Maid

    By Geoffrey Yarlott

    First published in 1967, this book seeks to show the causes which led to Coleridge’s breakdown in 1802 and to indicate how his views on poetry changed as a result of it. The approach is selective in that it only focuses on one part of Coleridge’s life (roughly 1793-1810); however the author…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

  • Method and Imagination in Coleridge's Criticism book cover

    Method and Imagination in Coleridge's Criticism

    By J.R. de J. Jackson

    First published in 1969, this book places Coleridge’s literary criticism against the background of his philosophical thinking, examining his theories about criticism and the nature of poetry. Particular attention is paid to the structure of Biographia Literaria, Coleridge’s distinction between…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    RLE: Wordsworth and Coleridge

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