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  • Elizabeth Gaskell

    By Angus Easson

    First published in 1979, this book looks at every aspect of the life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell, including her lesser known novels and writings — especially those concerning life in the industrial north of Victorian England. It shows how her work springs from a culture and society which pervades…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Disraeli the Novelist

    By Thom Braun

    First published in 1981, this book attempts to approach a better understanding of Disraeli the man through his life as a novelist. It is not a series of literary criticisms, rather an attempt to see how ‘fiction’ and the act of ‘fictionalising’ played an important part in Disraeli’s life. The…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Dickens in America

    Twain, Howells, James, and Norris

    By Joseph Gardner

    First published in 1988, this book looks at the enormous impact Dickens’ writings had on American novelists in the second half of the nineteenth century. Dickens dominated not only popular taste but the American novel for sixty years and the author argues that even the most original writers showed…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • A Theory of the Classical Novel

    By Everett Knight

    First published in 1969, this book asserts that two concepts, structure and praxis, make it impractical for scholars to ignore the necessity of a theory of the novel — with the term ‘classical novel’ used to cover western fiction. The author argues that the novel is fundamentally an ‘enterprise’ —…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Elizabeth Gaskell

    By John McVeagh

    First published in 1970, this study demonstrates both the range and essential unity of the works of Mrs. Gaskell. The author analyses the novels of social criticism, the biography of Charlotte Brontë and the novels of country life as distinct expressions of her genius, commenting on recurrent…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • The Fictional Lives of Shakespeare

    By Kevin Gilvary

    Modern biographies of William Shakespeare abound; however, close scrutiny of the surviving records clearly show that there is insufficient material for a cradle to grave account of his life, that most of what is written about him cannot be verified from primary sources, and that Shakespearean…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Biographies Between Spheres of Empire

    Life History Approaches to Colonial Africa

    Edited by Achim von Oppen, Silke Strickrodt

    Biographical research can illuminate imperial and colonial history. This is particularly true of Africa, where empires competed with one another and colonial society was characterised by rigid divisions. In this book, five biographical studies explore how, in the course of their lives, interpreters…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Border Crossings

    Essays in Identity and Belonging

    Edited by Paul Longley Arthur, Leena Kurvet-Kaosaar

    The border between intimate memory and historical revelation is explored in this wide-ranging collection, which features original contributions from leading figures in the life writing field from Australia, Canada, Europe, UK, and the USA. The transmission and preservation of personal knowledge…

    Hardback – 2017-12-09 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Jane Austen’s Geographies

    Edited by Robert Clark

    When Jane Austen represented the ideal subject for a novel as "three or four families in a country village", rather than encouraging a narrow range of reference she may have meant that a tight focus was the best way of understanding the wider world. The essays in this collection research the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Auto/Biography in the Americas

    Relational Lives

    Edited by Ricia A. Chansky

    Auto/Biography in the Americas: Relational Lives brings together scholars from disparate geographic regions, cultural perspectives, linguistic frameworks, and disciplinary backgrounds to explore what connects narrated lives in the Americas. By interweaving scholarship on Afro-diasporic…

    Paperback – 2017-11-12 
    Routledge

  • Immortal Boy

    A Portrait of Leigh Hunt

    By Ann Blainey

    Ann Blainey’s work, first published in 1985, provides a sensitive study of Leigh Hunt and the literary climate that influenced his life, and fills a large gap in literary biography. Blainey brings a perceptive eye to a generally embittered man whose chaotic life seemed a tragic failure. This title…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism

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