Introductory Literary Studies Products

  • Naturalism

    1st Edition

    By Lilian R. Furst, Peter N. Skrine

    First published in 1971, this book examines the literary style of Naturalism. After introducing the reader to the term itself, including its history and its relationship to Realism, it goes on to trace the origins of the Naturalist movement as well as particular groups which adhered to Naturalism…

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

  • Burlesque

    1st Edition

    By John D. Jump

    First published in 1972, this book provides a helpful introduction to burlesque literature, a term used by critics from the seventh-century onwards to describe work in which an incongruity between serious subject-matter and style is used to provoke laughter. It examines the four main types of…

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

  • Classicism

    1st Edition

    By Dominique Secretan

    First published in 1972, this book provides an overview of Classicism in literature. After an informative introduction to the term, it explores some of the periods and places in which Classicism has been prominent: the Italian Renaissance, England before and during the Restoration, Renaissance…

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

  • The Ode

    1st Edition

    By John D. Jump

    First published in 1974, this book provides a helpful overview to the ode. After introducing the reader to classical odes, it goes on to trace the development of two major types: the Pindaric ode and the Horatian ode. The book concludes with a study of odes from the nineteenth and…

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

  • Biography

    1st Edition

    By Alan Shelston

    First published in 1977, this book explores biography in the post-Renaissance period and investigates some of the problems implicit in this literary form. The introduction considers various aspects of biographical theory as expressed by practitioners and critics. The rest of the book is a detailed…

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

  • Comedy of Manners

    1st Edition

    By David L. Hirst

    First published in 1979, this book traces comedy of manners from the 1660s to the then present — a scope beyond the traditional focus on the Restoration and early twentieth century. It uncovers an underestimated subversive potential and socially critical force in this particularly English dramatic…

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

  • The Romance

    1st Edition

    By Gillian Beer

    First published in 1970, this work provides an overview of the Romance from the medieval period to the 20th century and tracks how the genre has changed with time, including its interaction with other forms of literature such as gothic novels, realism and science fiction. It explores a myriad of…

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

  • Rhetoric

    1st Edition

    By Peter Dixon

    First published in 1971, this book provides a historical account of the fortunes of Rhetoric. Beginning with a study of classical rhetorical theory and practice, it goes on to explore the impact of rhetoric on English literature and the renunciation of rhetoric from the late 17th century. The book…

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

  • 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

  • Romanticism

    1st Edition

    By Lilian R. Furst

    First published in 1969, this work traces the evolution of Romanticism and in doing so, demonstrates its novelty as an imaginative and emotional perception of the world in contrast to the rationalistic approach which was dominant in the seventeenth century. It identifies the fundamental…

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

  • Realism

    1st Edition

    By Damian Grant

    First published in 1970, this book provides an introduction to literary realism. After considering what realism is and its philosophical roots, it goes on to examine the emergence of the idea of realism in nineteenth-century France and its gradual spread across the wider republic of letters. This…

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

  • The Sonnet

    1st Edition

    By John Fuller

    First published in 1972, this book examines the sonnet, one of the most complex yet accessible of verse forms. It traces its history, concentrating primarily on its technical development, and fully explains the differences between the Italian and English sonnet. The study looks at several different…

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

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