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  • William Empson

    The Man and His Work

    Edited by Roma Gill

    This volume of commemorative and celebratory essays, first published in 1974, concentrates on William Empson – the critic, the poet and friend. The papers range from the biographical to the academic, but what every one suggests is the impossibility of separating the man from his work and the ‘life’…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • Women's Travel Writings in Scotland

    'Letters from the Mountains' by Anne Grant and 'Letters from the North Highlands' by Elizabeth Isabella Spence

    Edited by Kirsteen McCue, Pamela Perkins

    This collection includes the first critical editions of both Anne Grant’s Letters from the Mountains (1806), one of the Romantic era’s most successful non-fictional accounts of the Scottish Highlands, and Elizabeth Isabella Spence’s Letters from the North Highlands (1816), a work that, while…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    Routledge
    Chawton House Library: Women’s Travel Writings

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • The Idea of the Gentleman in the Victorian Novel

    By Robin Gilmour

    First published in 1981, this book represents the first comprehensive examination of Victorian society’s preoccupation with the ‘notion of the gentleman’ and how this was reflected in the literature of the time. Starting with Addison and Lord Chesterfield, the author explores the influence of the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    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’ —…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-06-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Letters from England

    by Don Manuel Alvarez Espriella

    By Carol Bolton

    In 1807 Robert Southey published a pseudonymous account of a journey made through England by a fictitious Spanish tourist, ‘Don Manuel Alvarez Espriella’. Letters from England (1807) relates Espriella’s travels. On his journey Espriella comments on every aspect of British society, from fashions and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27 
    Routledge
    The Pickering Masters

  • Ernest Bevin (Routledge Revivals)

    By Peter Weiler

    First published in 1993, this book presents a biography of a central figure in the development of both the labour movement and British politics in the first half of the twentieth century. This highly accessible account of Bevin’s life and career was the first to make use of documents pertaining to…

    Hardback – 2016-04-27
    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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism

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